Fr. John James Keehan

Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Allegations against Keehan of sexual misconduct date back to 1967-1974, during his first assignment at St. Basil in Chicago. Removed from public ministry in 6/2002. Keehan said he would appeal the decision. The Archdiocese had determined years prior that there was “reasonable cause to believe” that Keehan had abused children. Keehan’s computer was  taken away from him in 9/2010 as he was accessing numerous social networking sites, most child-oriented. In 1/2013 the Archdiocese recommended he enroll in a technology course to prevent his continued reliance on his “ignorance” of technology. Last known to be living at a Catholic Charities nursing home in Palos Park, IL. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General’s Report, which notes two “reported survivors.”

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