Fr. David A. Holley

Ordained: 1958
Status: Convicted

Died: 11/25/2008
Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Ordained for the Benedictines. Became a Worcester diocesan priest. First known abuse was of minors in MA. Sent to the Paracletes in NM for treatment. Many victims in many states. After abusing in El Paso, transferred by Bishop Metzger to the San Angelo, TX diocese. Convicted in 1993 of abusing 8 boys during 1972-74 in Alamogordo NM; sentenced to 275 years. Died in prison 11/25/08, buried in NM. Accused in new federal suit of abusing, along with D. Barfield and W. Diamond, a boy in Alamogordo. He and Diamond also worked together earlier. A new suit was filed in Denver in 12/13. Included on the Santa Fe archdiocese’s list of accused 9/12/17. On the Las Cruces diocese’s list 11/8/18. On the Amarillo diocese’s list 1/31/19. On El Paso’s list 1/31/19. On San Angelo’s list 2/13/19. A new suit was filed 3/31/20 against the Servants of the Paraclete, the Las Cruces, El Paso and Worcester dioceses, and two Alamogordo parishes for abuse of a boy in the 1970s. Trial set for 2/23.


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