Fr. Edward McLoughlin

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Ordained: 1978
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Venice FL

The diocese knew in 1983 that McLoughlin had boys sleeping overnight at his rectory. Accused in a 1997 lawsuit of abuse of a boy after the boy sought counseling because of prior abuse by choir director. Settled in 1999 for $599K. Laicized 11/21/00. Reportedly in 2002 he was living in Ireland. (McLoughlin’s brother, Fr. Nick McLoughlin, also priest of the diocese and accused of helping to cover up his history. Nick was suspended in 11/18 after an allegation dating to the 1970s.)

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