Fr. John Thomas Sullivan

Ordained: 1942
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Ordained for the Manchester diocese. Abused girls during assignments in NH, MI, TX, NM and AZ over a period of 35 years. Fathered a child in 1949; had arranged an illegal abortion, but pregnancy did not end. Stalked a nursing student in 1952. Another pregnancy and abortion in 1956. Suspended and sent to Via Coeli in NM for treatment. Accepted by other dioceses despite history. Manchester released his personnel file 2/03. Grand Rapids paid 3 sisters $500K in 1994 for abuse by Sullivan when they were ages 7-12. Privileges removed multiple times. Died in 1999 in San Diego CA. Named in new suit filed in Arizona 6/13 against the Gallup NM diocese.


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