Fr. John E. Magel

Ordained: 1960
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Retired in 1995. Placed on leave in 6/02 when one man filed suit against the Archdiocese which alleged that Magel exposed himself to a group of boys by preparing a meal in the nude while on a camping trip. Same plaintiff also alleged abuse by a parochial school teacher. Magel was returned to active (retired) status in 3/03 when Archbishop Kelly determined there was no evidence he had abused children.


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