Fr. Eric Gyan

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Ordained: 1986
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Baton Rouge LA

A woman told the diocese in 11/17 that Gyan sexually abused her in 1996, when she was age 10 and he was pastor of St. John the Baptist in Brusly. She said the abuse occurred during confession. Gyan “categorically denied the allegation.” The diocese said it reported the allegation to civil authorities and initiated its own investigation. Gyan was kept in ministry pending the investigation’s outcome. The woman also claimed sexual abuse by a priest in a diocese in another state, which reportedly was being investigated there. In 2/18 the diocese announced that it had determined that the allegation could not be substantiated.


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