Fr. Timothy M. Crowley

Ordained: 1976
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Diocese of Lansing MI

Ordained in 1976 for the Holy Ghost Fathers. Incardinated in 1982 into the Diocese of Lansing. Accused of sexually abusing an altar boy, age 10, beginning in 1982 and continuing until 1990. Allegedly threatened to kill the boy if he told. Removed from his Lansing parish in 1993. The Diocese settled with the victim in 1993 for $200K. Sent to rehab for two years. Allowed in 1995 to work in Anchorage, AK with full approval of Archbishop Hurley. Removed in 2002 after the Dallas Bishops Conference. Criminal charges considered in 2003 in MI, but not filed. Laicized in 2015. After a MI A.G. investigation, arrested in 5/2018 in Tempe, AZ. Charged with eight counts of criminal sexual conduct. Charges were dropped in 10/2019 due to the statute of limitations. On the Lansing diocese’s list 9/27/2019. On the Anchorage archdiocese’s list 1/16/2020. Criminal charges were reinstated in 2022 after the MI A.G. filed an appeal. Pleaded guilty in 9/2023. Sentenced in 11/2023 to one year in jail, five years’ probation and to register as a sex offender for life.

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