Fr. Steven Gerard Stencil

Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Tucson AZ

Vocations director. In 2000 a youth told church officials that Stencil groped him at a pool party in 1999 at age 17. Matter turned over to police. No charges. Church investigation deemed the incident accidental. Same youth complained again in 2002. Placed on leave in 2001 after violating diocesan policy forbidding priests from being in the company of minors overnight. He had taken a trip to Mexico with one parent and several teenage boys. Diocese said he was “removed from priesthood” in 2011.


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