Fr. Daniel Pater

Ordained: 1979
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

In 1992 a woman told the archdiocese Pater sexually abused her beginning when she was age 14 in the early 1980s at St. Charles Borromeo in Kettering. Pater left for Rome to study in 1982 and became a Vatican diplomat in Africa, Australia, Vatican City and India. He admitted the abuse, which continued until late 1991 or early 1992 on his trips back to U.S. His victim and a second woman accusing Pater of abuse as a teen in the early 1980s sued in 2004. The suit was withdrawn after a 6/06 ruling by Ohio Supreme Court. On 2/21/14 it was announced that Vatican sentenced him to life of prayer and penance as of 1/21/14. Still a priest but no privileges. Soon hired as a bus driver for the county and by an Episcopal church in Lincoln Heights as music director. Fired from that church in 10/19 after inquiries by a news outlet.


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