Br. Michael Montgomery

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Order: OFM
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

Two incidents of “improper contact” with male students were known to Franciscan authorities in the 1980s, but Montgomery was allowed to continue working as an athletic trainer at Roger Bacon High School. He said the touches were accidental. Removed from active ministry in 2002. Another man made similar allegations in 2003 or early 2004 of abuse when he was 15. Included on the Cincinnati archdiocese’s list in 2/2022 of those with substantiated allegations against them. Noted to have left the Order and to be deceased. Included in 6/2022 on the St. John the Baptist Province Franciscans list, which notes that Montgomery was ordained a deacon 6/25/1983. Laicized at some point. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General’s Report.

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