Fr. Salvatore “Sam” Isgro

Order: SDB
Ordained: 1962
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Accused in a 12/18 lawsuit of raping a 17-year-old boy after rendering him dizzy and disoriented, possibly with chloroform, in 1979. The plaintiff said he met the priest at a hospital where he was working to earn money for a class ring. He said he informed Bishop Aymond in 9/18, who said he believed him and put him in touch with a Salesian official, Fr. Stephen Ryan. Ryan and his attorney allegedly told the man “to keep the entire issue quiet” and had him sign an agreement for psychiatric treatment, which they would fund. Isgro died in 1990.

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