Fr. Charles V. Cross
Diocese: Diocese of Birmingham AL
Removed 5/02. Alleged to have molested at least 4 male teenagers in the early 1960s. Had not served as parish priest since 1985 because of “unrelated claims of sexual misconduct.” Main duty was to oversee maintenance at diocese headquarters. Forced to retire 6/02 without privileges. One man sued Cross in 1995, claiming abuse 1960-1964. He had reported the allegations to the diocese in 1993. Case dismissed on SOL. Died 4/24/10. Referred to as “retired priest.” On diocese’s list 12/14/18.
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