Fr. Francis Andrew Perry, III
Diocese: Diocese of Raleigh NC
“Drew.” Ordained at age 53 in 1998. Placed on leave 4/02 for lying on application, after diocese learned he had been accused of abuse of a 4-year-old female relative when he was a teenager in 1961. He also had been accused by a teenage boy of taking indecent liberties with him about 15 years prior. Charges dropped when boy refused to testify. Admitted abuse of girl; denied other charges. Appealed to Vatican for review of case. On diocese’s list in 10/18.
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