Br. Thomas J. Gardipee

Order: OFM Cap
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Accused in 12/92 of sexual misconduct with St. Lawrence Seminary High School students. Charged in 1/93 with enticing a child for immoral purposes and intimidation. Judge dismissed case, noting evidence Gardipee disrobed in front of boy. Suit in 4/93 said he abused, harassed and stalked teen; expanded in 1994, accusing Capuchins of coverup. Suit said to have settled and Gardipee was barred from teaching and ministering to minors. WI teaching license denied. Left Capuchins in 2001; taught in private Hawaii High School from 2002. Leave in 9/09; resigned in 11/09.

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