Fr. Frederick J. Hopwood
Diocese: Diocese of Charleston SC
Accused of abusing multiple people. Resigned in 12/93 after accusations became public. Criminal charges filed in 1994. Pled guilty. Sentenced to three years probation, treatment and 250 hours public service. Hopwood’s roommate at seminary and later was future Cardinal Bernardin. Ordained by Bishop Russell of Charleston who made him Chancellor immediately after ordination. Died 4/30/17. On diocese’s list 3/29/19. Lawsuit filed in 1/21 claims abuse of a boy for two years in the mid-1970s, beginning when the boy was age 13 and a St. John’s Church and Cathedral School student.
- Atlanta Journal-Constitution 12.30.93
- Post and Courier 06.21.96
- Wanderer 06.18.98
- Charlotte (NC) Observer 03.17.02
- Post & Courier 04.28.02
- Post and Courier 02.28.04
- Renew America 08.18.06
- Renew America 04.19.11
- Post and Courier 04.26.14
- Post and Courier 05.12.17
- Diocese of Charleston List 03.29.19
- WCSC 01.11.21
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