Fr. Charles Cichanowicz

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1980
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Gallup NM

A man filed suit in 11/07 in Navaho Nation District Court alleging Cichanowicz had given him alcohol and sexually abused him twice 1984-85, when he was teen and Cichanowicz was assigned to Shiprock, NM. Shown in the Lafayette, IN diocese per 1989 OCD. Left Order in 1991; laicized in 1994. Worked as a  counselor at Alpine Counseling in Lafayette, IN. Two more suits filed in 2009. Judge dismissed the 2007 suit; Navajo Superior Court reinstated it in 9/11. All Plaintiffs settled in 7/12. Agreed never to work with or around minors. On Lafayette IN list 9/28/18 which notes, “Chuck Cichanowicz credible and substantiated in Gallup NM.”


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