Fr. Patrick J. Colleary

Ordained: 1974
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Phoenix AZ

Accused in 2002 of abusing an 11-year-old boy in 1979. Arrested in 12/02 but released on technicality because incident had been reported to police more than 7 years previously. Fled to Ireland. A woman said he ‘seduced’ her in the mid-1970s when she was age 17. Accused of abuse of another boy in the 1970s and indicted in 2003. Extradition denied. Civil suit filed and settled.

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