Fr. Vance Zebulon Thorne

Order: SVD
Ordained: 1954
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse of one person in early 1970s per LA archdiocesan report in 2004. Also worked in dioceses of Austin TX (1961-1971), Jackson MS (1980-1987), and Trenton NJ. At least 3 civil suits and 2 criminal indictments filed 1986-87 in MS. One plaintiff claimed abuse by Thorne 1980-86 beginning when he was age 14 in at Holy Ghost church in the Jackson diocese. Another alleged abuse at the same parish as a 9-year-old boy. Thorne died 11/04. On Jackson diocese’s list 3/19/19. It notes alleged abuse in 1986 reported same year, removed from diocese 1987.


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