Fr. Richard J. Schaefer

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston WV

Named publicly as accused on the diocese’s list in late 2018. Diocese noted to have received multiple allegations, beginning in 1986, of abuse by Schaefer throughout his career. Faculties suspended 4/10/86. Died 4/10/98. First assignment in the diocese started in 9/62. (May be the priest by the same name from the Diocese of Rockville Centre, also accused, whose last assignment in that diocese ended 5/15/62.)

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