Fr. John M. McDevitt

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Died: 10/3/1999
Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

“Jack.” Accused in a 4/2009 civil suit of abusing a student at Salesianum School in Wilmington during the student’s junior year 1985-1986. The plaintiff also alleged abuse by Dennis Killion. Worked in DE, PA and NJ. Died in 10/1999. In 6/2009, a nephew of Cardinal John J. O’Connor of NY filed suit in DE alleging abuse by McDevitt in Philadelphia in the early 1990s. This was after the Order had already removed McDevitt from a school. Name released as part of the Order’s 8/2011 $24.8M settlement with 40 individuals. Name included on the Harrisburg diocese’s 8/1/2018 list, accused after his death of having kissed a child. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/13/2018.

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