Fr. Raymond E. Lavelle

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Died: 12/31/2015
Diocese: Diocese of Columbus OH

Retired in 2000. Allegation received 9/13 that Lavelle sexually abused a minor 1971-80, while pastor of St. Agnes in Columbus. Worked at multiple parishes and schools during his career. Review board found allegation credible and warranted further investigation. Living at extended care nursing home in 2013. Died 12/31/15. In 2/21 a man reported that Lavelle raped him when he was a 14-year-old altar boy in 1997 in the sacristy of St. Joan of Arc in Powell. Diocesan officials reportedly told the man that his was the fourth credible allegation against Lavelle.


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