Br. Donald Lucas

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Order: OFM
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Jackson MS

Named publicly as accused by the Jackson diocese on its list 3/19/2019. Died by suicide in 1999. Abuse alleged in 1998 in at St. Francis School in Greenwood, reported in 2018. Accused, along with Br. Paul West OFM, of abuse of a boy, beginning when he was ages 9 and 10 and a student at St. Francis in the mid- to late 1990s. The Franciscans settled with Lucas’ accuser for $15K. He and his cousin, also alleging abuse by West, filed a federal suit in 11/2019 claiming the Order pressured them into a small settlement which required their silence. Included on the Franciscans’ Our Lady of Guadalupe Province’s list as of 1/2024. (Member of the Assumption Province.)

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