Fr. Dennis W. Kemp

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Placed on leave in 7/07 from St. Monica Roman Catholic Church on Mercer Island after allegations of inappropriate conduct with a 12-year-old boy. The incidents allegedly took place over about 6 months. No criminal charges filed. Archdiocese concluded its own investigation and and recommendation to the Vatican. In 2/10 the Vatican announced Kemp’s permanent removal from active ministry. On archdiocese’s list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of child sexual abuse.

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