Deacon James Griffith
Passionist Deacon. Convicted in 1988 of abuse of a boy 1974-77 at St. Raphael, starting when the boy was age 11. Sentenced to 60 days jail and 5 years probation. Sued by same victim in 1988; suit dismissed due to SOL. A 5/02 lawsuit alleged abuse in the 1970s. As of 2002 Griffith was “long removed from public ministry” and lived at a Passionist residence in Chicago. On the Louisville archdiocese’s list in 2/19. Living in MI in 4/21 under a safety plan; added to Detroit list in 4/21.
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