Fr. Gerald Duane Repola
Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO
Named publicly as credibly accused in the CO AG’s supplemental report 12/1/20.(Referred to as Duane Repola; the Directories show Gerald D. Repola.) In 12/19 a man reported to the IRRP that when he was ages 14-15 in 1967, Repola sexually abused him. Repola was assigned at the time of the abuse to Immaculate Heart of Mary. The report notes that Repola’s assignment history indicates the diocese knew he was “engaged in such behavior.” He was moved between parishes after short durations, then to a chaplaincy and, soon after, he was removed from ministry. He was placed on leave in 1971 and told to undergo counseling. Repola’s personnel file did not explain reasons for the transfers, removal or counseling. He died 3/5/71. As a seminarian in 1958, worked at Camp St. Malo where a deaf boy disappeared and was later found dead. Two other seminarians there at the time were later found to be serial child sex abusers.
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