Fr. Richard E. Johnson

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Placed on leave 5/06 after allegations he abused an altar boy for several years in the 1980s. Diocese investigated, verified allegations and placed Johnson on permanent leave 6/06. Diocese admitted it knew of an allegation in 2001 but kept Johnson in ministry. Civil suit filed 5/07 by three men claiming Johnson abused them at various times between 1963 and 1984. One plaintiff withdrew but a fourth man joined the suit. All claims settled 9/09. Laicization requested. Death announced 9/13/16. On diocese’s list 1/31/19.

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