Fr. Martin Richard Senko

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

In 1/93 a woman came forward to archdiocesan officials, alleging abuse by Senko 1965-69, when she was a North Catholic High School student and he was a teacher, then principal. She said she spoke with a few priests about it at the time, but the abuse continued. He resigned as pastor of St. Peter’s in Portland in 3/93 and was sent for treatment. He denied touching the girl “consciously or unconsciously.” He did admit to relationships with adult women. Returned to ministry. Administrator 1994-98 of St. Andrew in Cornelius. Retired in 1998. Removed from public ministry in 5/02. Died in 12/04. Documents from file released 11/08.

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