Fr. James H. Gandrau

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Died: 11/26/2012
Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Retired in 2002. Permanently barred from ministry in 7/2005 on previously undisclosed credible allegations of child sexual abuse. A woman settled claim with the archdiocese in 2004, alleging Gandrau abused her 30 years prior when she was about 16. Included on archdiocese’s list 1/15/2016 of clergy with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Gandrau died in 2012. New suit filed vs the archdiocese 5/17/2016, claiming cover-up of alleged sexual abuse of a boy in 1967 at St. Mark’s in Shoreline. The suit says Gandrau was caught with the boy by pastor Rev. Theodore Sullivan, who did not report it.

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