Fr. Rudolph Kos

Ordained: 1981
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Removed in 1992. Sued in 1993-94 by eleven victims. Abuse occurred before ordination, during priesthood, and while he was on leave from treatment at the Servants of the Paracletes facility in Jemez Springs, NM. $119M civil jury verdict for plaintiffs 7/97, reduced to $30.9M in 1998 after negotiated settlement. Convicted in 1998 of criminal abuse of four of the plaintiffs. Received three life and other sentences. Laicization announced 7/98. Several later lawsuits and claims also filed and settled. On Dallas diocese’s list 1/31/19.

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