Fr. John Jangam

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Tulsa OK

Visiting priest from India beginning 1997. IN 1999 a 13-year-old girl told her parents that Jangam had hugged and kissed her while they were watching TV in the rectory. The parents told church officials. The Diocese sent Jangam back to India but did not report abuse to the police since they considered it a matter of “inappropriate behavior.” The Diocese told parishioners that Jangam returned to India to care for an ailing parent; some parishioners donated money for the trip. In 2002 the girl said the behavior included fondling her breasts and touching her genitalia and that it occurred on multiple occasions, including during confession. Jangam later wrote to Tulsa parishioners asking for money for an orphanage he was running in India and stating that he was still a priest. Included on the Tulsa diocese’s list of credibly accused 10/2/2019.

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