Fr. Charles P. McColgan

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused in testimony in a class action lawsuit hearing of fondling a boy in a bathhouse in the 1970s. Same plaintiff alleged abuse by Rev. John Kelly. Civil suit filed in 1994 (RICO suit); plaintiff’s claims dismissed as beyond the statute of limitations. McColgan died in 1993. All RICO claims settled in 3/03.

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