Fr. Harold Robert White

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Died: 11/14/2006
Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Sued in 2005 and 2006. Suits by at least 30 men and women claimed abuse by White when they were children. Archdiocese allegedly knew about White’s behavior as early as the 1960s yet kept him in ministry. Sent to NM for treatment in 12/1981, reassigned to a parish in 1/1982. Worked in 11 parishes over 33 years. Removed in 1993. Laicized in 2004. Died 11/14/2006 in Cancun, Mexico, reportedly while on vacation. Ten suits settled in 1/2007. Others settled in 7/2008. Three more filed in 7/2008. Included in the CO A.G.’s report 10/23/2019; it noted White to be “the most prolific known clergy child sex abuser in Colorado history” and to have likely abused at least 63 children. As a seminarian in 1958, worked at Camp St. Malo where a deaf boy disappeared and was later found dead. Two other seminarians there at the time were later found to be serial child sex abusers.

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.