Fr. Timothy F. Keppel

Order: CR
Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

On 1/12/13, the Order announced Keppel had been removed after it had received (in summer 2012) an allegation of sexual misconduct involving a teenage boy in the diocese in the late 1970s. The boy was not a member of either Our Lady of the Lake or St. Anne’s in the Mountains where Keppel was assigned for many years. Diocese investigated and both diocese and order found reasonable cause to believe that the behavior did occur. Was to be referred to Vatican. On diocese’s list 10/9/18. On Mobile archdiocese’s list 12/6/18. It notes “misconduct” occurred 1977-81, doesn’t say where. Worked at some point at Resurrection parish in Montgomery. On the Stockton diocese’s 11/12/20 list, noting he was a visiting priest at Mammoth Lakes during Lent 2012. Sentenced in 2012 by the Vatican to a life of prayer and penance.

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