Fr. Neil C. Hewitt

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Multiple alleged victims. Archdiocese knew of allegations in 1992. In 2002 a woman told the archdiocese that Hewitt abused her cousin in the 1960s. She gave the archdiocese a letter her cousin had written to Hewitt about the abuse. Her cousin died by suicide in 1991. In 10/17 a man told a news outlet that Hewitt abused him at age 14 during a trip to Expo ’67 in Montreal. He said another priest and two other boys were on the trip. The man came forward to the archdiocese in 12/17. Hewitt acknowledged when contacted by another news outlet in 5/19 that he did things that were “wrong,” involving “around eight, maybe nine” boys. Hewitt left the priesthood in 1979 and married. Laicized 2018. Included in CO A.G. report 10/22/19. Living in AZ in 2019. As a seminarian in 1958, worked at Camp St. Malo where a deaf boy disappeared and was later found dead. Two other seminarians there at the time were later found to be serial child sex abusers.

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