Fr. John M. Kilcullen

Ordained: 1955
Status: Sued

Died: 12/13/1998
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 9/93 of abusing a girl, ages 6-7, in 1954 and 1955. The girl was a student at Most Sacred Heart Elementary School during the time of the alleged abuse. Kilcullen was a frequent guest at the girl’s aunt’s home, where the abuse allegedly occurred. Per the complaint, on one occasion, when Kilcullen was babysitting the girl, he got into the bathtub while she was in it, had “intercourse” with her, then prayed with her and asked for her forgiveness. A year later Kilcullen allegedly grabbed her arm when she was leaving the bathroom, and another time said to her, “once a slut, always a slut.” Another (unknown) priest was also accused in the complaint of sexually abusing the girl when she was ages 6-14. The lawsuit was dismissed in 1994. Kilcullen died 12/13/98.


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