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. Removed from public ministry in 6/02. 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.  Computer taken away from Keehan in 9/10 as he was accessing numerous social networking sites, most child-oriented. In 1/13 the archdiocese recommended he enroll in a technology course to prevent his continued reliance on his “ignorance” of technology to avoid accountability re internet use. Last known to be living at a Catholic Charities nursing home in Palos Park, IL.


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