Fr. Rocco Francis Perone

Order: CSP
Ordained: 1949
Status: Settled

Died: 05/5/1992
Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Accused of molesting more than a dozen boys 1951-56 in OR. Accused in 1956 of molesting a boy in Casper, WY. Sued in 2001 and again in 2002. Also accused of abuse in Austin, TX where he worked 1957-88. Sent to treatment. Worked in other dioceses across the country. Portland archdiocese paid more than $2.8M in 2003-04 to settle most claims. Died 5/5/92. On the Beaumont diocese’s list updated 4/24/19. On the Cheyenne diocese’s list 6/12/19. On the Paulists’ list 3/8/19. It notes multiple cases 1950-56 in OR, reported in 2002, a report in 2018 of alleged abuse in OK 1958-62 and a report in 2019 of alleged abuse in TX 1968-70. On Oklahoma City archdiocese’s list 10/3/19. Died 5/5/92.


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