Fr. J. Michael Flood

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Ordained: 1968
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

A lawsuit filed in 9/09 in DE accused Flood of abuse of a youth at St. John Neumann High School in the late 1970s. The archdiocese let him continue as pastor since the plaintiff’s identity was not known. Flood denied the allegation; agreed to avoid unsupervised ministry to youth. One of 21 priests placed on leave 3/7/11 pending an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse of minors. The suit was withdrawn in 12/11 due to inconsistencies in the plaintiff’s deposition. In 5/12 the archdiocese deemed the allegation unsubstantiated and determined that Flood was suitable for ministry.

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