Fr. Robert W. Gaghan

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Order: OPraem
Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

In 2008 a man reported to the Norbertines that Gaghan, his uncle, fondled him under the covers of his own bed and then performed oral sex on him when he was a youth. The man said his younger brother, who later died of a drug overdose, was also abused by Gaghan, and that an older brother was abused by a priest-friend of Gaghan’s. This brother also died of a drug overdose. Gaghan taught at former Saint John Neumann High School in Philadelphia. Investigation by the order found the accusation credible. Gaghan died in 1989. On St. Norbert Abbey in WI list 7/19/19. It notes one allegation.

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