Fr. Charles F. Dearing

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Chaplain in Air Force per 1960 Catholic Directory. Left priesthood in 1971. A woman filed suit 4/03 alleging abuse by Dearing when she was about 10 in 1966-68. Suit settled in 6/03 as part of massive diocesan settlement. Criminal charges filed in 7/03. He pleaded not guilty. Charges later dismissed after prosecutor said there was “insufficient evidence at this time” to proceed.

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