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 1951-1956 in OR. Accused in 1956 of molesting a boy in Casper, WY. Died 5/5/1992. Accused in lawsuits filed in 2001 and 2002. Also accused of abuse in Austin, TX where he worked 1957-1988. Sent to treatment. Worked in other dioceses across the country. The Portland OR archdiocese paid more than $2.8M in 2003-2004 to settle most claims. Included on the Beaumont diocese’s list updated 4/24/2019. On the Cheyenne diocese’s list 6/12/2019. On the Paulists’ list 3/8/2019. It notes multiple cases 1950-1956 in OR, reported in 2002, a report in 2018 of alleged abuse in OK 1958-1962 and a report in 2019 of alleged abuse in TX 1968-1970. On the Oklahoma City archdiocese’s list 10/3/2019. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General’s Report.

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