Fr. Martin H. Thielen
Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR
Accused in a 2002 civil suit of molesting a boy in the late 1950s and early ’60s. The plaintiff said he told another priest, Thomas Laughlin (later convicted of molesting boys), and Laughlin told him to keep quiet. Thielen retired in 1995. Had been superintendent of Catholic schools in the archdiocese, principal of Central Catholic and an ecclesiastical court judge. The archdiocese paid more than $1.8M in 2003 to settle three cases.
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