Fr. Joseph T. Herp

Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Sued in 2002 and 2003 by four men alleging abuse 1970s-80s. Archdiocese admitted in 5/02 to other concerns about Herp in the 1970s. Police investigated in 1988 and 1990, while Herp was a police chaplain. Privileges permanently removed in 10/02. In 2003, diocesan review board substantiated the allegations. Laicization announced in 10/05. Died 10/25/13. Included on the archdiocese’s list of accused in 2019.


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