Fr. James E. Hargadon

Ordained: 1955
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Four civil suits filed in 2002 by men accusing Hargadon of abuse when they were altar boys. Privileges removed in 2002 after suits filed. Twice convicted of abuse in 2004. Received separate eight-year sentences in two counties. Died 5/05 after one year in prison. In 10/05 Vatican ordered him (already dead) to life of prayer and penance. One man who lived in Texas said he reported the abuse to Bishop Tschoepe of Dallas in about 1990. Apparently nothing done. On Louisville archdiocese’s list of accused in 2019.

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