Fr. Michael Eugene Kelly

Ordained: 1973
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Stockton CA

From Ireland. Removed in 10/07 after claim he molested 10-year-old boy in 1984. Denied allegations. Reinstated in 3/08; claimant wouldn’t cooperate. Suit filed 3/27/08. New allegations in 2011 of abuse 2000-02. Stayed active. Found liable by a civil jury of abuse 4/6/12. Privileges removed. Fled to Ireland in 4/12 after warrant issued for arrest. DA sought extradition; dropped charges in 2016 after death of 26-year-old accuser. Diocese settled suit 4/20/12 for $3.75M. New suits in 9/12 and 11/12. He denied both. New indictments 1/14/14. Name included on list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton Diocese’s 5/9/14 filing in bankruptcy court. Still wanted in 1/17 by US Attorney for Eastern District of CA for unlawful flight. May have been arrested by federal authorities in Morocco.


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