Fr. James R. O’Connor
Diocese: Diocese of Austin TX
A man filed civil suit 12/03 alleging sexual abuse as a child by O’Connor 1969-71, at St. Mary’s in Waco, TX. Another man filed suit in 3/16, accusing O’Connor of sexually assaulting him as a child. He said the priest cornered him at school and shoved his hands down his [the boy’s] shorts. The diocese stated in 3/16 that O’Connor was removed from ministry in 12/03, but remained a priest of the diocese. Laicized 2018. On the diocese’s list 1/31/19.
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