Fr. John A. Oliver

Ordained: 1952
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Tucson AZ

Per news in 2002, in 1967 Oliver was alleged to have picked up a 14-year-old boy who was hitchhiking home. Instead of taking him home, the boy said Oliver drove him to a house, gave him alcohol and molested him. Diocese said Oliver pleaded guilty, but it is unclear what plea involved. Sentenced to 6 or 7 years probation. Sheriff’s report from case included a comment suggesting prior cover-ups by the diocese. Retired in 2000; placed on leave 5/02. Supervised accused priest R. Trupia. Deceased prior to 8/11.


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