Fr. James A. Viall

Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Died: 06/18/2018
Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Placed on leave 7/2002 for allegations of misconduct with minors. A former altar boy filed suit on 7/20/2002. Another adult male came forward to allege abuse as an altar boy. One of the men said he was abused in the mid-1950s; the other alleged abuse in the 1970s. As of 9/11/2002, Child Protection Services found no evidence to support abuse allegations but the Diocese continued its investigation. Retired in 2005, still without privileges. On Leave of Absence until his death 7/18/2018. Included in 6/2019 on the diocese’s list of credibly accused.

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