Fr. Martin Weithman

Ordained: 1980
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Columbus OH

Placed on leave in 7/2002 after an allegation that he molested a teenage boy over a 6-year period in the late 1980s. Denied the allegation and threatened to sue his accuser. Case settled for $115K in 2002. Review board found the  allegations credible. In 2003 Weithman was told to ask for laicization or the Bishop would ask the Vatican to laicize him without consent. Weithman did not consent until 2004. Laicized in 2005.

Return to main database page. See abbreviations and posting policy. Send corrections.

Our Database of Publicly Accused does not state or imply that individuals facing allegations are guilty of a crime or liable for civil claims. The reports contained in the database are merely allegations. The U.S. legal system presumes that a person accused of or charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty. Similarly, individuals who may be defendants in civil actions are presumed not to be liable for such claims unless a plaintiff proves otherwise. Admissions of guilt or liability are not typically a part of civil or private settlements. For more information, see our posting policy.