Fr. John O. Jacoby

Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Accused of abusing at least six girls in the 1960s St. Mary High School in Akron. Transferred after two girls reported abuse. Jacoby left the diocese and the priesthood in 1982. Five claimants settled with the diocese in 2003. In 2005 the women said that the diocese failed to satisfy the terms of the settlement that stipulated each would receive a written apology and the diocese would make a public apology. Per the diocese’s list in 6/19, Jacoby is deceased.


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