Fr. Francis P. Gillespie

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1972
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Charlotte NC

Removed by the Jesuits from ministry 9/29/21 pending an investigation of an allegation that he sexually abused a boy, beginning when the boy was age 8, during 1994-99. Gillespie was pastor at the time in question of Our Lady of the Assumption in Charlotte and the boy was a student at the parish school. He filed suit 11/18/21. Gillespie left the Charlotte diocese in 2002 for the Diocese of Raleigh until 2008, then to the Diocese of Charleston, SC, returning in 1/21 to Raleigh. A criminal investigation into the allegations was closed in 11/21 because the alleged victim chose not to prosecute.

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