Fr. Michael J. Spillane

Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Accused in 12/1991 of sexually abusing an altar boy, age 13, in 1975-1976. Admitted to the Archdiocese in 1/1992 to having sexually abused six teenage boys 1975-1983. Faculties removed. Had worked since 1986 for the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commission, which advised the USCCB. Was allowed to continue in this role until forced to resign in 2002. The victim who had come forward received of settlement of $22K. In 3/2002 another man reported sexual abuse by Spillane, at age 13 in 1968. Included in 2002 on the Archdiocese’s list of accused. A man in 11/2005 reported abuse as a teenager 1986-1989. By 2021 there were allegation of abuse by Spillane of four more boys. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report.

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