Fr. Francis G. DeLuca

Ordained: 1958
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Barred from ministry, sent for counseling and retired after multiple allegations in 1993 of abuse in the 1960s. Criminally charged in 10/2006 with abuse of a 12-13 year old youth in Syracuse, NY around 2000. Name on list released by the Diocese in 11/2006. Pleaded guilty 6/28/2007. Sentenced to 60 days in jail and 6 years probation in 9/2007. One suit settled in 2/2008. Multiple suits filed in 2008-2009. Laicized in 8/2008. Diocese filed bankruptcy 10/2009. Judge found for plaintiff in a civil trial in 11/2010. Damages awarded 12/2/2010. Personnel file released in 2/2012. Accused in a suit in 8/2019 of abusing a boy, age 10 or 11, in 1955 at Camp Tekakwitha in Lake Luzerne NY.

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