Fr. Thomas R. Clark

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

In 2002 it was revealed that the diocese paid $30K in 1998 to settle allegations against Clark. He was investigated and cleared by Louisville County Police. Based on that and a psychological assessment of Clark, the diocese decided no abuse occurred, but offered the alleged victim a financial settlement because of “difficulties he was facing in his life” and because Clark had cared for him for years after juvenile court placed the boy in his custody.

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