Fr. Joseph Correnti
Diocese: Diocese of Little Rock AR
First named publicly as accused on the diocese’s 9/10/18 list, noting two known victims. Died by suicide 4/3/02. Accused in a lawsuit in 8/19 of sexually abusing a boy, ages 14-15, during 1995-2002. Per the suit, there were at least five known victims. A sixth man accused Correnti in a suit filed in 8/20 of sexually abusing him as an altar boy, age 13 or 14, in around 1983-84. Correnti allegedly forced the boy into oral and anal sex on multiple occasions. Another priest was said to have discovered the boy in Correnti’s living quarters, chastised the boy and took no action against Correnti. The suit was settled.
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