Fr. David A. Holley

Ordained: 1958
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Ordained for the Benedictines. Became Worcester diocesan priest. First known abuse was of minors in MA. Sent to Paraclete 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 1972-74 in Alamogordo NM; 275-year sentence. 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. New suit in Denver 12/13. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused 9/12/17. On Las Cruces diocese’s list 11/8/18. On Amarillo diocese’s list 1/31/19. On El Paso’s list 1/31/19. On San Angelo’s list 2/13/19. New suit filed 3/31/20 against Servants of the Paraclete, the Las Cruces, El Paso and Worcester dioceses, and two Alamogordo parishes. Trial set for 7/22.


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