Fr. John A. Oliver

Ordained: 1952
Status: Convicted

Died: 03/26/2011
Diocese: Diocese of Tucson AZ

Monsignor. Reportedly 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. The Diocese said Oliver pleaded guilty, but it is unclear what plea was 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 5/2002. Supervised accused priest R. Trupia. Died 3/26/2011.

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