Fr. William A. Roach

Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Dubuque IA

Sued in 2004. Accused of abuse of two boys in Cedar Rapids in 1962 and one in Key West in 1967. Roach was former vicar general and former chancellor of the archdiocese. Died 4/9/86 in alcohol-related auto accident. Claims settled by archdiocese in 2/06 as part of $5Ml settlement with 20 individuals.


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