Deacon James Orr

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Ordained: 1997
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Deacon.Assigned 1997-2016 to Our Lady of the Atonement. Accused in 1992 or 1993, prior to ordination as a deacon, of molesting a boy in a neighborhood pool. Orr was a volunteer at Our Lady of the Atonement at the time. The parish pastor admitted in 2016 to having received the allegation in the early 1990s, and decided at the time that it was not credible. He did not inform the archbishop. Accused in 2007 of attempting to sexually abuse a boy in about 1995. Allegations in 12/15 that Orr sexually abused two boys in the 1990s. Orr resigned shortly thereafter. Faculties removed. Lawsuit in 2017 claimed abuse in 1993. Orr died in 2019.

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