Fr. Harold Robert White

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

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 1960s yet kept him in ministry. Sent to NM for treatment 12/81, reassigned to a parish in 1/82. Worked in 11 parishes over 33 years. Removed in 1993. Laicized in 2004. Died 11/14/06 in Cancun, Mexico. Ten suits settled 1/07. Others settled 7/08. Three more filed 7/08. Included in the CO A.G.’s report 10/23/19; 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.


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