Fr. John E. Hammer

Ordained: 1979
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Youngstown OH

Removed in 2002 after admitting to abuse of an altar boy 1980-83. Sent for treatment in 1985 then worked in MD. Returned to the Youngstown area in 1990; Bishop Malone persuaded the Saginaw MI diocese to take him; worked there for the next 12 years. Lawsuit filed in 9/02 by three plaintiffs from the Youngstown diocese and one youth from the Saginaw diocese. On the Saginaw diocese’ s list 4/25/18. On the Youngstown diocese’s list 10/29/18.

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