Fr. Thomas A. Evatt

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Ordained: 1976
Status: Charged

Died: 07/18/2003
Diocese: Diocese of Charleston SC

Placed on leave in 5/02 after accused of performing a lewd act on a boy, age 9, during a rectory overnight stay in 1977. The alleged victim told his father in 1991 and informed police and Diocese in 2002. Evatt said the 1977 incident was a “singular horrible event” that never happened again. Trial pending in 7/03 when Evatt was found dead in his home 7/18/03. Death ruled accidental, due to massive blood loss when Evatt cut his leg on a piece of furniture. Alcohol abuse contributed to his death. On diocese’s list 3/29/19.

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