Fr. Ellis N. Harsham

Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

Per news reports in 1993, Harsham had oral sex with two high school students in the 1970s. Accused of abuse of several boys. Said to have plied boys with alcohol, marijuana and pornography. Civil suit named Harsham and Cardinal Joseph Bernardin as abusers. Case withdrawn but plaintiff settled claims against Harsham in 1994. Placed on administrative leave in 1994, resigned from active ministry a few months later. Maintained administrative leave status until he was laicized in 2006.

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