Fr. John A. Flynn

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Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

From Ireland. Admitted 10/97 to a “sexual encounter” with a female adolescent more than 20 years prior. She had written to archdiocese in 9/97; alleged he abused her as a teen in the 1960s and sexually assaulted her as a young adult in the 1970s. Removed from ministry and sent to MD treatment center for evaluation. Resigned the same year from ministry in the San Antonio archdiocese. Allowed by Bishop Carmody in 1998 to minister in Tyler TX diocese. Retired 2002; continued active ministry. In 2005 San Antonio archdiocese gave new information to Tyler diocese showing possible credible allegation of sex abuse of a girl by Flynn occurring in the 1960s-70s. Removed from ministry. Case sent to Vatican. Returned to restricted ministry 2008. After review in 2018, again removed from ministry. On San Antonio archdiocese’s list 1/31/19.


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