Fr. James M. Coyle
Diocese: Diocese of Orlando FL
Accused in 1996 of sexual molestations over five years in the 1980s at St. Peter’s in DeLand, and of plying boys with marijuana and alcohol. Suspended and sent for treatment. News not released to public by diocese until 2/97. Bishop Dorsey promised in 1997 that Coyle would never be returned to diocesan duties. Died 6/11/07. Included on the diocese’s 10/6/21 list of credibly accused.
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