Fr. Hugh John Sutton

Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

Ordained for Diocese of Pueblo CO. Parish priest, teacher, chaplain for orphanage, hospital and the U.S. Navy. Moved often, working in CO, CA, Guam, MS, AR, TX, ND, OH. Accused 3/14 of abuse of a boy, ages 14-16, at Notre Dame Catholic School in Wichita Falls, TX in the early 1990s. Assigned there 1984-92. Accuser sued. Said abuse included rape and sadism, and that school principal Ronald M. Staley also sexually abused him, with Sutton and separately. Died 9/11/04. Lawsuit dismissed 1/18. Included in CO A.G. report 10/22/19, as “Father K.” Remained a priest of the Pueblo diocese without restrictions throughout priesthood.

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