Fr. Lawrence J. Sullivan

Ordained: 1992
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Suspended in 4/21 pending investigation of an allegation recently received by the archdiocese that Sullivan sexually abused a minor in 1984, at age 18, just before entering seminary. Sullivan admitted to making “unwelcome verbal comments” to a girl, but denied “physical interaction.” His accuser said that Sullivan and another man followed her to an alley outside of the restaurant where she was working, then “attacked” her and “the intent was to sexually assault me.” She said Sullivan said, “Come on baby, let’s have some fun” and that she fought them off and police were called. Reinstated in 5/21 after the archdiocese determined that it could not substantiate the allegation.

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