Fr. Timothy J. Heines

Ordained: 1994
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Per news in 1/19, a 33-year-old man said Heines sexually abused him as a minor. He met Heines when he was age 12, after his parents separated and his mother had him get involved in church. He said the priest bought him dinners, haircuts and expensive clothes during high school and got him to pose for sexually suggestive photos. Also, he said Heines massaged him with oil, touching his penis, and showed him porn. He said that after high school Heines sexually assaulted him. Heines’ accuser reportedly went to the diocese in 2015 and was told he was a ‘consenting adult’, despite showing them photos Heines took of him when he was a minor. The diocese said in 1/19 that Heines had been removed from ministry and was in the process of being laicized. On diocese’s list 1/31/19.

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