Fr. Milton T. Walsh
Status: Charges Dropped
Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA
Accused in 1984 of abuse of a 13-year-old boy. Reported immediately to Archbishop Quinn. Cardinal Levada later allowed Walsh to remain active as teacher at seminary at Menlo Park until 8/02. Criminal charges filed 10/02; dropped 7/03 after U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Walsh had admitted his behavior and apologized to his victim during a phone call secretly taped by police. Victim filed suit; settled in 2003. Discovered by news outlet in 9/19 at a a celebration officiated by the archbishop of the opening of a proposed Benedictine monastery on the grounds of a parish in Taos NM. Walsh reportedly had been planning to move into the monastery, which is across the street from a public elementary school.
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