Fr. William Geiger

Order: CSsR
Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

Suit filed by 3 men 5/1/03 against diocese alleging they were sexually abused in the 1970s by Geiger and another Redemptorist priest, at a Lima OH parish. Boys were 6-10 at time of alleged abuse. The identity of the 2nd priest is not specified due to confusion as to his identity. When suit was filed, Geiger was working near Charlotte NC, according to a Redemptorist source, but the 2002 Directory shows him assigned to a Pennsylvania church in the Harrisburg diocese. St James the Greater in Concord NC is a Redemptorist parish near Charlotte to the NE. The suit was settled in 2004. Geiger died 6/17/07. Geiger was included on the Harrisburg diocese’s 8/1/18 list; no known allegations in that diocese.

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