Fr. James J. Pavlik
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO
Placed on leave in 2000 without privileges after archdiocese substantiated claims that he engaged in sexual misconduct. The archdiocese had also investigated in 1994 but could not substantiate an allegation of sexual abuse in the 1970s. In 2002 a man said he met Pavlik in Japan in 1970 when he was 17. When he returned to the states at age 18 and visited Pavlik in St. Louis, Pavlik tried to molest him at a rectory until he threatened to get a knife and use it on the priest. Pavlik was named in an 8/05 civil suit. On the archdiocese’s list 7/26/19. Died in 2015.
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