Fr. James Bernard Hanlon

Ordained: 1981
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

Accused of abuse of a 16-year-old boy in late 1982 or early 1983. Settled in 1997 for $12.5K. Hanlon died 2/17/90 at age 38. He was HIV positive; death certificate says years of alcoholism contributed to his death. Diocese ordered to produce personnel files. Allegations are that the diocese shielded Hanlon and other abusers. Personnel files produced 11/28/06. Named in new suit 4/07. Suit against Hanlon and Fr. Teczar settled in 2/08. Another claim settled in 3/09.

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