Fr. Thomas D. Sykes

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Order: SA
Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Orlando FL

Sykes is believed to be the “Fr. Thomas S.” cited in a 12/31/87 San Jose Mercury News article. Thomas S. removed from Orlando diocese in 1976 after parents of a 16-year-old boy complained that he had molested their son. Father S. was transferred to a Richmond, VA parish. Thomas Sykes was laicized and married. He testified in the Rev. Authenrieth matter. Settlement in early 1990s. Diocese announced in 2/07 that a new credible allegation of abuse in 1970s had recently been received. Civil suit filed 7/20/11. Died in 2002. Added to the Richmond diocese’s list 2/27/19.

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