Fr. James Toner

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Ordained: 2021
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Deceased. Civil suit filed by three men 8/26/10 claimed abuse at Briscoe Memorial School, including an allegation that Toner abused a boy there in 1944. The youth allegedly fled the school and reported the abuse to the Archdiocese in the same year, but no action. Toner was at St. Benedict’s Mission (later called Our Lady Queen of Heaven) in Tacoma 1939-46. Name included on the archdiocese’s 1/15/16 list of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.

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