Fr. John M. McDevitt

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Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

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

Accused in a 4/09 civil suit of abusing a student at Salesianum School in Wilmington during student’s junior year 1985-86. Same plaintiff also alleged abuse by Dennis Killion. Worked in DE, PA and NJ. Died in 10/99. In 6/09, nephew of Cardinal John J.O’Connor of NY filed suit in DE alleging abuse by McDevitt in Philadelphia in early 1990s. This was after order had already removed him from a school. Name released as part of 8/11 Oblate $24.8M settlement with 40 individuals. Name included on Harrisburg diocese’s 8/1/18 list, accused after his death of having kissed a child. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/13/18.


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