Fr. John Francis Stein

Ordained: 1944
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Accusation to the archdiocese in 1991 that Stein sexually abused a boy hundreds of times over a three-year period at St. Catherine of Siena parish in Iliff, beginning in 1953 when the boy was age 10. Claim settled 9/96 with strict confidentiality agreement. Had been convicted in 1946 in Golden CO for “indecent liberties” with a boy, age 6. Sentenced to 18-months in jail; archdiocese intervened and he did not serve his sentence. Allegedly abused at least three boys while at St. Catherine’s in Iliff. Arrested again 1956 for child sex abuse. Released on condition he leave town. Sent to treatment in Denver, Oshkosh WI, then Paracletes in Jemez Springs. Per file, at least four victms in NM. Laicized in 1958. Died in 11/01 at age 84. Obituary referred to him as “Rev.” Stein.

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