Fr. Bennett Colucci
Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO
A woman reported to the Capuchin Franciscans in 2/15 that Colucci sexually abused her in the 1980s, when she was a student at Marycrest High School. The order deemed the allegations credible. The Archdiocese of Denver was investigating, per its 3/3/16 statement. Colucci worked in Denver 1970 until 1993, when he was removed for “reported misconduct.” His assignments included Marycrest High School, Annunciation Parish and Samaritan House. The woman and the archdiocese reported the allegations to law enforcement. Colucci was living in a Hays KS parish as of 1994. Retired in 2005, living in a Victoria KS parish at least until 2014. On Capuchin Province of Mid-America list 3/1/19.
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