Fr. James J. Flaherty

Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee FL

Monsignor. Parish priest, Judicial Vicar, Director of the Office of the Tribunal, Director of lay formation and priestly formation. Asked to “step down” for “non-specific concerns” in 2018. Report to police and the Diocese in 2023 that Flaherty sexually abused a boy, age 12 or 13 to 14, beginning in 2011. Flaherty was pastor at the time at St. John the Evangelist and the boy was a student at the parish school. No criminal prosecution due to the statute of limitations.

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