Fr. John F. Degnan

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Ordained: 1951
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Jefferson City MO

Accused in 2001 of abusing a boy in the 1960s. Additional allegations in 2002 and 2005. At least 17 and up to 50 alleged victims. One accuser received a $60K confidential settlement in 2005. Pastor of St. Joseph Church, Westphalia, 1961-62 and 1971-74; Immaculate Conception, Montgomery City, 1982-87. Also assigned to Pilot Grove, Boonville, Linn, Gravois Mills, Versailles, St. Elizabeth, Dixon, and Chouteau Springs. Lived in supervised residential treatment center in Missouri. Died 12/09/10. On diocese’s list 11/8/18.


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