Fr. Timothy Ramaekers

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Ordained: 1982
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

The diocese notified parishioners in 10/10 that a man had recently alleged that he was abused as a minor by Ramaekers in 1986, when Ramaekers was assigned to St. Justin Martyr in Anaheim. At the time of the notification, Ramaekers was pastor of St. Joseph’s in Placentia, a position he had held since 1997. The review board found no credible evidence to support the allegation, and Ramaekers was kept in ministry. The same accuser filed suit in 2009 alleging abuse by three former priests and a lay employee. Ramaekers denied the allegation.

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