Deacon Joseph C. Lundowski

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Order: SJ
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

Sued in 2004. Accused of abuse of as many as 59 youths in villages in Alaska, including Hooper Bay, Stebbins and St. Michael, in the 1960s and 1970s. Jesuits claim he was a volunteer and not a deacon, brother or priest. Claims relating to him were included in 11/07 settlement with Jesuits. Died 1996 in Chicago. Multiple claims in 2008 after Diocese filed Bankruptcy. In 1/09 plaintiffs filed 43 civil suits against Jesuits. Many named Lundowski as abuser.

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