Fr. Patrick Koch

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Died: 09/9/2006
Diocese: Diocese of Corpus Christi TX

Named publicly as accused by the Corpus Christi diocese on its list 1/31/19. Left the diocese in 1966. On the Dallas diocese’s list 1/31/19. Died 9/9/06. In 2/19 Koch’s family filed a canon law appeal to the two dioceses and the Vatican regarding his inclusion on their lists. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of sexually assaulting a Jesuit College Prep of Dallas student, where Koch was principal 1972-79, president 1979-80 and alumni director 1980-86. Another suit, filed in 9/19, claims abuse by Koch of a 15-year-old Jesuit Prep sophomore around 1980. In 10/19 another Dallas Prep alumnus sued, alleging abuse by Koch during confession in the early 1980s. The same man also claimed abuse by Prep teacher and wrestling coach, Rev. Peter Callery, SJ. Koch’s name was added in 12/21 to the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province list of credibly accused. Named in a lawsuit settled in 3/22 filed by multiple plaintiffs regarding multiple priests who allegedly abused in the late 1970s and early 1980s at Jesuit College Prep of Dallas.

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