Fr. Joseph Correnti

Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

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.

Return to main database page. See abbreviations and posting policy. Send corrections.

Our Database of Publicly Accused does not state or imply that individuals facing allegations are guilty of a crime or liable for civil claims. The reports contained in the database are merely allegations. The U.S. legal system presumes that a person accused of or charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty. Similarly, individuals who may be defendants in civil actions are presumed not to be liable for such claims unless a plaintiff proves otherwise. Admissions of guilt or liability are not typically a part of civil or private settlements. For more information, see our posting policy.