Fr. Hugh F. Monahan

Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

Six men filed five suits in the early 2000s alleging abuse as boys by Monahan,1970s to the mid-1980s. One of the plaintiffs was Monahan’s nephew, who claimed the abuse began when he was age 11, went on for five years, and included rape. Another said he lived with Monahan for a time and the diocese knew it. Monahan took leave from the priesthood in 1973, then returned. Left again in 1989. May have moved to Puerto Rico. Claims settled 8/08 as part of $10M settlement involving 12 priests. Monahan and another priest were named in new suit filed by a man in 3/11. Also named in a 8/11 suit. Included on the diocese’s list 9/5/19, with multiple substantiated allegations. Laicized. Said in 11/21 to have married in 2000 and to be living in FL.

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