Fr. James Edward Kleman

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Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

In 12/03, a woman joined a class action suit against the diocese, alleging she was abused by Kleman in Northern Kentucky in 1959 when she was 10. She also alleged that Kleman abused her (now) deceased older brother when the boy was 12. Kleman reportedly also abused a teenage boy at least 50 times 1958-61. This claimant was also included in the settlement. Kleman died 3/9/74.


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