Fr. Frederick J. Hopwood

Ordained: 1951
Status: Convicted

Died: 04/30/2017
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.

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