Fr. Valerie Pullman
Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette LA
The diocese knew of “reported pedophiia” as early as 1966. Former Bishop Frey admitted in court insurance case documents that he knew of allegations against Pullman. Pullman was assigned to parishes in Lake Arthur, Elton, Lafayette and Lake Charles. He served as Vicar for Black Catholics and on the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus. He left active ministry in 1985 and settled in Jennings, LA. One claim, of abuse of an altar boy in 1972, was made in 2003 and settled in 07/2008. Pullman died 1/9/17. His name was included on the Lake Charles diocese’s list in 2/21, noting that allegations of abuse in the diocese were received in 10/99 and 2/21. Multiple allegations. A new suit in 8/21 claims abuse by Pullman of a boy, age 12, while assigned to St. Maria Goretti in Lake Arthur. The boy was a student at the parish school and an altar boy. The boy allegedly reported the abuse to a church superior who then transferred Pullman to another church.
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