Fr. Benedict J. Marciulionis

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Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Died: 05/5/2000
Diocese: Diocese of Gaylord MI

First named publicly as accused on the diocese’s list 11/10/2018. Removed from ministry in 1981. Died in 2000. Included in the MI Attorney General’s 1/8/2024 Gaylord report. Per the report, in 8/2007 a woman told the Diocese that Marciuilonis molested her in the early 1980s, when she was in fifth through eighth grades. She said the abuse occurred in his car, his bedroom, the confessional and in the rectory. She said he also sexually abused her siblings, and that the abuse ended after a sister told their mother. Police investigated and Marciulionis was removed from the parish several weeks later. 

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