Fr. Arthur L. Wood

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Died: 12/25/1983
Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Died in 1983 at age 59. After his death the Archdiocese received an allegation that Wood had sexually abused a boy. The Archdiocese paid Wood’s accuser $10,500 in 1995 and provided counseling in exchange for the man’s promise of confidentiality. Accused in at least 39 lawsuits filed in 2002 and 2003. Many claims were included in a massive 6/2003 settlement.

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