Fr. Martin J. Louis

Ordained: 1966
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

In 1990 a 20-year-old woman accused Louis of molesting and raping her several times when she was age 10. Diocese forced Louis to resign and sent him to counseling. Girl filed civil suit in 1991; settled in 1992. Louis indicted on rape charges in 1992; sentenced in 1993 to 5-25 years in prison. Still in prison 8/11. Other victims came forward when charges filed. He admitted in therapy to abusing as many as 90 (diocese said really 14-16). In 2001, a civil suit was filed alleging Louis also abused a young man. Laicized, per the diocese’s list in 6/19.


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