Fr. Damion Jacques Lynch

Ordained: 1991
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Charlotte NC

A 1998 civil suit alleged Lynch abused twin brothers 1991-95, when the boys were in their early teens. Lynch apparently reported an “indiscretion” to Bishop Curlin in 1995 who attempted to resolve the matter with the family. Sent to residential treatment. Reassigned to parish in Charlotte in 1997 but asked for leave 2/98. Diocese paid $77,489 in 1996 and undisclosed amount as result of 1999 suit. Reported in 2002 to have left priesthood. Laicized in 2009. In 2017 working as a registered nurse at MedStar Washington Hospital and living in Alexandria, VA. A man filed a police report 3/5/19, alleging Lynch and Fr. Cornell Bradley, S.J. each sexually abused him as a teen in the 1990s. On the Charlotte diocese’s list 12/29/19.

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