Br. William Morgan

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Order: SVD
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Named publicly as accused in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report. Worked in New Guinea 1950-1991. Report in 1986 to the Baltimore Archdiocese from the grandparents of a 4-year-old girl that Morgan sexually abused the girl during a recent visit while on vacation from New Guinea. The family said that ten years earlier Morgan sexually abused another girl in the family and a neighbor’s daughter. Order informed. Msgr. G. Michael Schleupner met with Morgan, who said “things are different” in New Guinea and “people are more accepting of adults showing affection to children,” describing nudity with children there with fondling and touching. Sent to House of Affirmation in MA for assessment. Spiritual direction recommended, not residential treatment. Allowed continue mission work in New Guinea. Died in 2008 in WI, where he had been since 1998. Included on the Order’s Chicago Province list of credibly accused.

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