Fr. James Allen Hoder

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Newly identified as abuser on Chicago Archdiocesan Report in Fall 2009. Archdiocese received report in 7/85 of sexual abuse by Hoder of a teenage boy when Hoder was a seminarian. Housekeeper in 1990 reported male minors going to Hoder’s room, porn everywhere, and a young man around age 18 staying with him in the rectory. Suspected of theft the same year and investigated for drugs. Reports to archdiocese in 11/92 of sex abuse of teen boy. Resigned from priesthood 1997. Allegation 2/04. Another in 7/07 of abuse by Hoder and Rev. James Flosi of boy age 17; alleged victim had called archdiocese about this in 1985. Laicization in 12/09 announced 1/2010.


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