Fr. James McGreal

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Admitted to molesting hundreds of boys. Revealed in 1988 that McGreal had a history of abuse (known by Archdiocese) going back 40 years to ordination. Moved many times and sent for treatment. Supervised for a time by another abuser, Paul Conn. A 1994 lawsuit settled and sealed. In 5/02 16 new plaintiffs filed 4 suits. Archdiocese settled 15 claims in 9/03 for $7.87M. Final one settled 4/04. In 11/06 3 more cases settled for $1.25M. Vatican decreed permanent suspension 3/04. Named in another suit 7/08. Died in MO 8/11. Name included on archdiocese’s list 1/15/16, Another settlement announced 11/18.


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