Fr. Harold P. Graf
Diocese: Diocese of Phoenix AZ
Suspended in 6/02 for sexual misconduct with a child. Diocese reportedly learned of abuse in 1994; another says 1974. On-line petition in support of Graf said the matter occurred 28 years prior and was handled then. Per a 5/03 article, Graf had been assigned to nine parishes and the Newman Center at Northern AZ University prior to his suspension. Permanently barred from ministry by Bishop O’Brien. No criminal or civil charges filed.
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