Fr. Theodore Anthony Geerts

Ordained: 1946
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Accused of sexually abusing boys with Revs. Janssen, Bass, and James W. Murphy in the early 1960s. Pornography was allegedly used. Left active priesthood in 1969. Sued in 2003. Accused of abuse. Default judgment granted against Geerts in 12/03. Died in 2004. At least three known accusers. Included on the diocese’s list of credibly accused in 7/08.


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