Fr. Marion Francis Helowicz

Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Arrested in 1984 for attempting to solicit a police officer. Charges dropped, sent to treatment. Police report filed in 3/1988 that Helowicz sexually abused a learning-disabled teenage boy 7/1982 to early 1985. Admitted in 1988 to also abusing a second boy. Sent in 6/1988 to House of Affirmation in MO for treatment. Indicted in 10/1988. Pleaded guilty in 12/1988. Sentenced to six months in jail, suspended for two years, and 200 hours community service. The first victim received a settlement in 2/1990. In 4/1990 a young man reported abuse 1982-1984 at age 14 or 15. This was the boy Helowicz had admitted in 1988 to abusing; the Archdiocese didn’t report this to law enforcement until 2002. The victim received a settlement in 10/1990. In 3/1993 another man came forward to allege abuse as an 8th-grader in the early 1980s. Again, not reported by the Archdiocese to law enforcement until 2002. Named on Baltimore’s 9/26/2002 list. Laicized in 2017. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report.

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