Fr. Joseph P. Gallagher

Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of a 12-year-old boy in early-mid 1970s. Archdiocese notified in 1974. Sent for treatment and reassigned. Placed on leave in 2002; ministry permanently restricted in 2004. Living a supervised life. Civil suit filed 12/03.

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