Fr. Joseph P. Gausch

Ordained: 1945
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Named in at least three 2004 suits and one 2006 suit. Accused of abuse of numerous boys. First report of abuse received in 1948; sent for treatment. Reassigned several times. Left priesthood in 1992. Questioned several times prior to death in 5/99. At least 12 known sexual-assault complaints against him by 2000. The 2006 suit was dismissed. Name on 1994 secret memo.


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