Fr. Patrick Desmond McMahon

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Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Assigned to eight parishes from 1960 until placed on medical leave in 1990. Placed on administrative leave in 11/02 after two accusers came forward. Permanently removed from active ministry by Vatican in 2004. Seven claims settled as part of $810K settlement in 1/05. Another suit filed in 7/08 claimed abuse in the 1960s-70s. A woman said McMahon and another priest abused her father as a child and their actions deprived her of a relationship with her dad. McMahon was living in a CA assisted-living facility in 2008. Included on archdiocese’s list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of the sexual abuse of a minor. Laicized. Settlement 3/6/21 with plaintiff claiming abuse in the mid-1970s while assigned to a Port Townsend parish.

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