Fr. Stephen Tarleton Dougherty
Diocese: Diocese of Corpus Christi TX
Removed from active ministry in 12/11 after the Corpus Christi diocese received an allegation that Dougherty had engaged in sexual misconduct. His accuser filed a civil lawsuit 7/12/16, claiming Dougherty sexually abused her 2005-2011, beginning when she was age 7. Indicted in 6/16 charges of rape of a 13-year-old girl in 12/11. Pled not guilty. Judge declared a mistrial in 3/17 after jury deadlocked. Convicted at second trial 2/28/18, sentenced to 60 years in prison. Bishop Mulvey testified that a man told him in a letter that Dougherty sexually abused him at age 8. On diocese’s list 1/31/19. On Fargo diocese’s list 1/2/20, where he worked at some point. No known allegations there.
- BA.org Assignment Record
- The Caller-Times 07.20.16
- SNAP 07.20.16
- The Caller-Times 07.21.16
- Tahira Khan Merrit Law Firm 07.22.16
- Corpus Christi Caller-Times 03.06.17
- Corpus Christi Caller-Times 03.01.18
- Diocese of Corpus Christi List 01.31.19
- Beeville Bee-Picayune 02.28.19
- Beeville Bee-Picayune 10.17.19
- Diocese of Fargo List 01.02.20
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