Fr. Leroy A. Valentine

Ordained: 1977
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

A woman reported in 1982 that Valentine abused her three sons, ages 10,11 and 12. Police sent her to archdiocese. Lawsuit filed 1995; each boy received $20K settlement in 1998. Valentine sent for treatment and transferred. Name became public 3/02; archdiocese refused to remove him saying allegations unsubstantiated. Retired 3/02 after another person alleged abuse in 1978. Review Board found allegations substantiated 5/1/13. Privileges removed. Lawsuit filed 10/15 accusing Valentine of repeated sex abuse, including rape, of boy attending Immaculata school 1977-81, beginning when boy age 11. Plaintiff said priest told him the abuse was “special training” to become altar boy. On archdiocese’s list 7/26/19.

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