Fr. Louis G. Rodakowski
Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR
Accused in 2005 by a woman of sexually abusing her as a girl. He denied abuse, admitted to ‘improper touch’. Placed on leave. Per a news report in 11/06, two individuals had accused Rodakowski, one of abuse in 1948 and the other 1961-63. Retired in 1977. Continued to guest-preach in two parishes as late as 1997 and 2002. Was honored for 61 years as a priest and 90th birthday in 2003. Personnel documents released in 11/08. Died 1/24/10.
Our Database of Publicly Accused does not state or imply that individuals facing allegations are guilty of a crime or liable for civil claims. The reports contained in the database are merely allegations. The U.S. legal system presumes that a person accused of or charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty. Similarly, individuals who may be defendants in civil actions are presumed not to be liable for such claims unless a plaintiff proves otherwise. Admissions of guilt or liability are not typically a part of civil or private settlements. For more information, see our posting policy.