Fr. John L. Lippold

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Died: 01/27/2016
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Retired in 2009. The Archdiocese learned in 10/2010 of an allegation that Lippold had abused a girl, age 16, over a two-year period in the late 1960s, while assigned to Saints Phillip and James Parish. Lippold allegedly became involved with the girl and her family after her father died, and told her to call him “Daddy” after the first incident. His accuser said she saw Lippold try to lift the shirt of another girl, who slapped his hand. The Archdiocese notified police who told them not to pursue an investigation or contact Lippold during the police investigation. In 4/2011 the investigation stalled; the Archdiocese was allowed to talk with the accuser and with Lippold, who denied the allegations. He was removed at that time. Died 1/27/2016. In 2017 another woman reported abuse by Lippold, in the 1960s when she was age 11 and a student at a Frederick MD parish. Included on the archdiocese’s list of accused (which erroneously shows a death year of 2014). Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report (also with a wrong death year).

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