Fr. Benjamin Cieply
Diocese: Archdiocese of Miami FL
Named publicly as accused by the Legionaries on 9/6/18. Ordained in Dallas, TX, transferred to the Archdiocese of Miami in 2015. Report to Child Protective Services in late 2016 of child sexual abuse. CPS could not substantiate the allegations. The archdiocese removed Cieply from ministry after their internal review. Returned to Legionaries. Cieply would not participate in the Order’s investigation, claiming innocence. In 6/18 the Order determined a “high probability” that abuse occurred and Cieply was not to return to ministry. Case sent to Vatican.
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