Fr. J. William McLeod
Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR
Civil suit filed in 2001, settled in 2002. Plaintiff said McLeod molested him 50 times 1938-41. Another man claimed abuse but did not sue; he did provide a deposition in the existing legal case. A second civil suit in 6/02 alleged that the plaintiff was abused as a child at St. Mary’s School in Medford more than a dozen times 1954-57. The senior pastor allegedly walked in during one episode of abuse but failed to take action. At least 14 accusers in all. McLeod died in 1969.
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