Fr. Donald J. Dickerson

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1980
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Prior to ordination as a Jesuit, Dickerson was a brother of the Order of the Sacred Heart. Allegations of abuse of boys from prior to ordination and throughout priesthood. Removed from ministry, left the Jesuits in 1986. Accused in lawsuit settled in 2009 of sex abuse of boys at Jesuit High in New Orleans in the 1970s, while a seminarian. Federal suit 11/2010 accused Dickerson of sex abuse of a boy, including rape, in 1982 while assigned to St. John Berchman’s in Shreveport LA. Also worked at Jesuit Prep in Dallas. Died in 2018. On Central and Southern Province Jesuits List 12/7/2018. Accused in suit filed in 3/2019 by a former Jesuit Prep in Dallas student of sex assault in the late 1970s. Added to lawsuit with multiple plaintiffs against Dallas Prep and the diocese in 11/2020; settled in 3/2022.

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