Fr. James J. Powderly

Ordained: 1958
Status: Police report

Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

Accused in 2005 phone calls with archdiocese and in police report of sexually abusing a boy 1974-77, beginning when the boy was age 14. Abuse allegedly included masturbating the boy. Also accused of abusing the boy’s sister. Abuse l included sexually touching the girl. Powderly died 10/8/04. On archdiocese’s list 10/15/18. It noted that abuse was first reported in 1997, and that Powderly retired without faculties in 1997.


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