Fr. Carl Davidson

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

In 3/04 a man reportedly said Davidson tried to molest him as a boy in 1980 during an overnight stay at the St. John Vianney Prep school rectory in New Orleans. Davidson was a music teacher at the school. The man said he told his parents and school officials. Apparently no action until 2002, after the man and a second accuser each went to the Archdiocese about past abuse. Davidson was removed and “retired.” On archdiocese’s list 11/2/18, which noted allegation received in 1989 of abuse in the early 1980s. Davidson died in 2007. Settlement in 8/19 for $150K plus $10K for counseling with a man claiming abuse by Davidson when he was a teen in the mid-1980s, during sleepovers at Notre Dame Seminary.

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