Fr. Peter J. Kihm

Ordained: 1981
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Suspended from ministry 1/19/15 after credible allegations of abuse of a male minor about 30 years prior. Few months prior to removal archdiocese notified D.A. of concerns about possible past incidents. Kihm denied allegations. At least one more person came forward later to alleged abuse, also 30 years before. Assigned to Our Lady of Lourdes High School 1987-92; abuse said not to have happened there. Assisted and pastored a number of parishes. Sent to supervised setting for evaluation and risk assessment. No criminal charges due to 5-year statute of limitations. Laicization announced 3/16. Moved out of New York state. Settlements with alleged victims 5/17 and 10/17 as part of archdiocese’s compensation program. On archdiocese’s list 4/26/19.

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