Br. Gerald T. Chumik

Order: OFM
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of forcing a boy at ages 12 and 15 to perform oral sex during the 1970s in Canada. Criminal charges were filed in 1990. Lived in a Franciscan retirement home in Santa Barbara CA for many years. Retired. Reportedly in 2005, was living at Wounded Brothers (RECON), a Franklin County, MO home for troubled priests. Included on the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans’ list 5/31/2019. It notes the sexual abuse of a minor in 1973 reported in 1990, and that Chumik was living in an ‘elder care facility’ in MO since 2004. Included in 8/2021 on the Fresno diocese’s list of credibly accused.

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