Br. Donald Lucas
Diocese: Diocese of Jackson MS
Named publicly as accused by the Jackson diocese on its list 3/19/19. Died by suicide in 1999. Abuse alleged in 1998 in at St. Francis School in Greenwood, reported in 2018. Accused, along with Bro. 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 11/19 claiming the order pressured them into a small settlement which required their silence.
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