Fr. Mark N. Matson

Order: CR
Ordained: 1976
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Accused of abuse of two in CO in 1987. Acquitted of abuse of one in 1989 in CA. Convicted 2000 in HI of 1998 sexual assault on 13-year-old boy. Sentenced to 20 years in prison. Also worked in San Antonio. Civil suit filed in 2002. Another CO man came forward in 2005 to allege abuse in 1982. He received $22.5K from the order. New civil suit filed 4/10 claiming abuse in a CO seminary in 1976. Matson in prison and on sex offender registry in HI as of 12/11. Parole denied in 2/12 but granted in 7/13. Accused in a civil suit of repeated rape of a boy, age 8, in HI in the late 1990s at Tripler Army Base, where Matson was a chaplain. Per the suit, the alleged victim became mentally incapacitated as a result and his mother became his guardian and conservator. The Theatines’ motion to dismiss the suit was denied 12/30/19.

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