Fr. Thomas Dennehy

Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Miami FL

Ordained in Ireland. First public allegations against Dennehy were made in a civil suit filed 10/5/10. Plaintiff alleged that Dennehy abused him when he was an altar boy, ages 12 and 13, in 1967-68, at St. John the Baptist parish. In addition to masturbation, oral sex, and sodomy, the plaintiff was allegedly forced to dress in a girl’s school uniform during the abuse. Dennehy was the parish pastor and Cardinal Gibbons High School principal. Retired in 1993. Died in 1999. Miami said it offered counseling to the plaintiff in 2009, but he denied that happened.


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