Fr. Gary E. Underwood

Ordained: 1980
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Tucson AZ

Arraigned in 11/06 on eight counts of molesting two boys under the age of 15 in 1983 and 1984 at St. Odilia’s Catholic Church, where he was assigned 1982-88. Working as Air Force chaplain in Louisiana when placed on leave by the diocese. Indicted again in 5/07 on charges of abusing another youth in 1985-86. Pleaded guilty in 5/08 to abuse of three. Sentenced in 8/08 to ten years in prison and lifetime probation. In 7/09 probation reduced to three years.


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