Fr. Lawrence H. St. Peter

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Monsignor. Superintendent of Catholic schools, Vicar of Priests, parish priest. One complainant settled with the archdiocese 7/1/08 as part of 7/08 $5.5M settlement of 18 people alleging abuse by 3 priests. Per CO A.G.’s report released 10/23/19, the archdiocese received allegations against St. Peter as early as 1970. Church files show reports he abused children, including rape, from the 1960s through the 1990s. Absent on leave 1993-2002. Died 8/18/03. Said to have been living and working at Queen of Peace parish in Denver at the time of his death. In 2/19 a man stated publicly that St. Peter sexually abused him for years, leading to rape age 8 twice in 1982. St. Peter was the boy’s father’s best friend.

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