Fr. Paul Joseph Conn

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Ordained: 1985
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

In 5/88 Conn was charged with five felony counts of indecent liberties with minors. In 7/88 he pled guilty to molesting six boys ages 11-13. Admitted to abuse of others police did not know about. Sentenced to four years in prison. Former supervising priest of another abuser, James McGreal. Civil suit settled with archdiocese in 1996. Laicized. Included on archdiocese’s 1/15/16 list. Another settled suit announced 11/18. On Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list. It notes that Conn was a per-novitiate candidate at St. Anthony Seminary, and left in 1980 to become a diocesan priest. Settlement 11/19/20 in the 1988 case.


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