Fr. Michael C. DeScoise

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Named as accused in the CO A.G.’s report released 10/23/19. In 2018 the diocese received an allegation that DeScoise sexually abused a 14-year-old boy in 1986 or ’87, while assigned to St. Joseph’s in Grand Junction. His accuser said the abuse occurred during what was supposed to be Confession and spiritual counseling on a walk in a rural area. DeScoise denied the allegation. Faculties suspended. Case sent to the Vatican. In 2016 his faculties had been suspended after he admitted to sexual activity with adult men; they were restored in 2017 after counseling.

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