Fr. Thomas Joseph Mohan

Ordained: 1935
Status: Sued

Died: 11/28/2002
Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Monsignor. First accused publicly in a lawsuit filed 10/2/2018 by a man who said Mohan sexually abused him as a child over a two-year period, beginning in 1978, when the man was age 10 and Mohan assisted at his parish. He had been grooming the boy for several years. Mohan was a priest of the Chicago archdiocese who retired in 1973 to St. Anthony’s in Anaheim CA, where the boy was abused. The man said he had heard from another Mohan victim. The Chicago archdiocese received a second complaint of misconduct in CA. The suit named all bishops in CA and the Archdiocese of Chicago. Mohan died in 2002. Included on the Los Angeles archdiocese’s list 12/6/2018. It notes a report in 2018 of incidents 1974 or 1975 and 1978-1980. Included on the Chicago archdiocese’s list in 10/2022, which notes allegations were substantiated after Mohan’s death. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General’s Report.

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