BishopAccountability.org has launched a project to gather and post the assignment records of every U.S. Catholic priest who has been accused of sexual abuse since 1940, so that vulnerable communities can be identified and bishops' transfer policies can be determined.

See below for a brief description of assignment records and their importance, easy ways that you can help with this project, and our initial list of assignment records. For a more detailed account of assignment record research and how you can volunteer, see our guide.

Assignment Records: Why They Are Important

An assignment record lists all the diocesan and parish appointments of a priest, including telltale periods of sick leave. A detailed assignment record, like this assignment record of John Geoghan created by the Boston Globe, identifies populations that have been placed at risk, and is also cross-referenced with a list of accusations, so that the transfer policies of the priest's bishops can be evaluated. By identifying a priests' seminary class and the colleagues with whom he has worked, an assigment record can also begin to identify the circle of colleagues who kept the priest's activities secret and who might even have been involved in the abuse themselves.

Assignment records are all around us:
Newspaper accounts of the crisis
Diocesan records
Investigative files
Obituaries and other old newspaper reports

But these records are dispersed and difficult to find, and complete assignment records for most accused priests are not publicly available. We urge the U.S. bishops to publish detailed assignment records with treatment episodes and accusation dates for every abuser. In the meantime, we are undertaking this work of research and collection ourselves. See our initial collection of assignment records below.

Volunteering for the Assignment Record Project

Please send us any assignment records that know about or come across:
* In your daily newspaper reading
* In your personal experience, if you are a survivor of abuse
* In the research that you've done, if you are a lawyer or a reporter working in this area

If you would like to join the Service Record Project as a volunteer -- for a few hours, or a few hours per week, or anything in between -- please read our guide to service record research, and email us to let us know you're interested. This is work that you can do at a local Catholic college library or at most central city libraries, and you can email, snail mail, or even phone us the results.

List of Assignment Records

The staff at BishopAccountability.org has begun to assemble a library of assignment records for accused priests and others who figure in the crisis.Some we have developed ourselves from the Official Catholic Directory, diocesan documents, and investigative reports. Others were created by lawyers and investigative reporters. Others were created by the dioceses themselves and relinquished under subpoena, or were prepared by the dioceses in response to investigation by law enforcement.

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Fr. Rubin Abaya

Ordained: 1977
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

One of seven priests named as defendants in 1984 civil suits filed by a 16-year-old girl sexually abused by Santiago (Henry) Tamayo and then by six other Filipino priests in Los Angeles. All fled the country (with support from Archdiocese) after suits filed. Others include Henry Caboang, Valentine Tugade, Sylvio Lacar, Victor Balbin, and Angelo Cruces. One of the priests (not Abaya) fathered the girl's child. Archdiocese contributed to support of child after dismissal of one suit.

Br. Andrew Abdon

Order: FSC
Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Aka John Christenson. In separate 1995 lawsuits, two brothers and another man claimed abuse as grade-schoolers in the 1950s by Abdon and other Christian Brothers, at St. Michael's in Santa Fe and at College of Santa Fe. Last of lawsuits settled 10/96. A woman filed suit in 1995 alleging abuse by Br. Abdon at St. Michael's. Trained at Juniorate in Las Vegas, NM and De La Salle Novitiate in Lafayette, LA. Took the habit in 1936; final profession 1945. Died 8/17/77. Stadium at St. Michael's called Brother Abdon Field, as late as 2009. On Santa Fe archdiocese's list of accused 9/12/17. New suit in 4/21.

Fr. Leonard A. Abercrombie

Ordained: 1946
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Letter 7/93 to Pope JP II, Stafford, and Mahony, alleged abuse of boy 1953-57 from age 7 and counted several victims. Said In 1991 Abercrombie admitted abuse to victim's sister. USAF chaplain 1950-53 in LA. Baker diocese 1962-64; listed on sick leave. VA chaplain in LA 1972-93. Retired. Died 10/94. Late 1950s abuse alleged to Denver in 2002. CA suit 2003. LA Archd. report 2/17/04 noted 2 CA victims in 1970s. CO suit filed 9/20/05. At least 9 men alleged abuse. Some suits mediated. Others settled 7/08. Per CO A.G. report 10/22/19, at least 18 boys abused there 1946-72, Denver knew as early as 1963. Victims still surfacing in 2019.

Fr. Lionel Augustine Abeywickrema

Ordained: 1951
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

From Sri Lanka. Accused by three sisters of sexually abusing them in the mid-1960s, when he was at St. Bernadette's parish in Albuquerque and they were ages 6-14. The women reached an out-of-court settlement with the archdiocese, announced 7/1/93. Abeywickrema was removed from public ministry. Died 11/12/08. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese's list 9/12/17.

Fr. John L. Abrams

Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

'Sick leave '1989 until 1997 when 'retired.' Some time after 2002 several men reported to the diocese that they were sexually abused by Abrams during 1979-82, when they were boys and he was pastor of Sacred Heart in Queens. No criminal charges. Diocesan Review Board deemed the allegations credible 11/07; Abrams permanently removed. Case referred to Vatican. Died 7/5/08. Accused in 6/19 by two men of raping them when they were 10- to 13-year-old altar boys and students at St Patrick's in Bay Ridge in the 1980s. They said he drove them around to places such as the beach and movies, and gave them beer, cigarettes and porn. On diocese's list in 2/19.

Fr. Joseph A. Abruzzese

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Ordained: 1990
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Placed on leave 12/1/93. Pled no contest in 1994 to second-degree sexual assault for grabbing and fondling a 16-year- old boy in a local park. Sentenced to 5 years probation and counseling. Shown as Absent on Leave in the 1995 -2002 Official Catholic Directories. Not listed after 2002. On the diocese's list 7/1/19 (name misspelled Abbruzzese).

Fr. Jeffrey N. Acebo

Ordained: 1986
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

As a newly ordained priest, Acebo confessed to Bishop Cummins in 1986 that he had molested a 16-year-old girl. He wanted to make the 'relationship' public but Bishop refused. He sent Acebo for treatment and reassigned him. Acebo served in four parishes over the next 15 years. Named in civil suit and apology service. On the diocese's list in 2019. It notes abuse 1986-88, and that he was removed in 4/02. Given a life of prayer and penance.

Fr. Francis Ackerson

Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Monsignor. Named in the 3/1/16 PA Grand Jury Report on the Diocese of Altoona Johnstown among priests "alleged to have engaged in sexually abusive acts with children." Abuse alleged 1955-56 of 15 year-old boy at St. Mary's Orphanage in Cresson PA, and included oral and attempted anal rape. Died 8/11/02.

Br. Jorge Acosta

Order: SDB
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of St. Petersburg FL

Joined seminary at age 17. Left religious life in 1983. Age 46 in 2005 when named as abuser "Br. Jorges Acosta" by two men in a civil suit against the Salesians and Mary Help of Christians School in Tampa. Admitted in a 02/07 deposition to sexual relations with three students in 1983 when he was teacher and cleric at school. He told the principal about two of the incidents but was never reported to law enforcement. A second suit was filed in 4/07. One settlement announced in 7/08. Amount confidential. No criminal charges due to the statute of limitations. Included in 3/20 on the Salesians list of credibly accused.

Fr. John H. Acres

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1983
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Sued in 2002. Accused of abuse of students at Boston College High School in the late 1980s. Claims referred to Suffolk DA. Officially left the Order sometime between 1995-2002, per 3/02 article. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest. Included on the Northeast Jesuits list of credibly accused 1/15/19, which notes he admitted to abuse in 1987 while assigned to B.C. High. On the Fall River diocese's list in 1/21.

Fr. Benedict Adams

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Named in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as a deceased friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Died 4/15/02. Worked in Wisconsin for much of his career. On the Saginaw diocese's list 8/9/19, where he worked 6/26/63-7/29/64. Added to the La Crosse diocese's list 2/5/20; worked at some point at St. Anthony Retreat Center in Marathon

Fr. Cletus Adams

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Order: TOR
Ordained: 1941
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rapid City SD

Member of T.O.R community in Hollidaysburg PA. Per PA Grand Jury Presentment 3/15/16, accused of molesting a little girl 1972-80 in Rapid City, SD. Bishop Dimmerling moved him to another parish due to the accusation and released him from diocese 1984. Adams worked in PA 1941-68, VA 1968-70, SD 1972-83. Returned to PA 1971-72, then 1984. In 1993 wanted to teach children piano lessons. T.O.R Provincial Giles Schinelli denied the request after reviewing Adams' file, writing "it is best he is now on our list of retired friars." Adams died 12/31/96. On Rapid City diocese's list in 3/19.

Fr. James R. Adams

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in the PA Grand Jury report released 8/14/18. In 1992 a man told Fr. David Zubik that Adams sexually assaulted him in the 1970s when he was and 8- to 12-year-old parishioner of Francis of Assisi in Finleyville. The man said Adams touched his genitals over his clothes while driving on outings, and that the priest would do this to other boys, too. Adams was sent to treatment ay St. Michael's Community in St. Louis, MO but left before the program. His faculties were with drawn in 2003 and he was permanently removed from ministry. Adams died in 2011.

Fr. Raymond J. Adamsky

Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Assigned to 11 parishes in 34 years. Accused of molestation in 1961, 1964, 1965, 1971 and 1983. Name appears on Archdiocese's 4/04 list of priests fully restricted from ministry because of credible allegations of abuse. Adamsky retired in 1993 and was fully restricted from priestly ministry. Case sent to the Vatican for review in 2004. Prayer and Penance requested. Died 10/3/14.

Fr. Thomas Adamson

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Reportedly 100+ victims. At least 12 suits filed late 1980s-early 1990s. Permanently removed from ministry 1984. Trial on one suit with major verdict for plaintiff 12/90. Civil suit filed 4/06. Abused in Winona prior to transfer to St Paul AD. All settlements estimated at over $6M. One 2006 case dismissed 2010 reinstated by Court of Appeals 6/11; rejected by MN Supreme Court 7/12. Living in Rochester MN. Banned from church property. New suits 5/30/13 & 8/28/13 under new MN law. Laicized 2009. Deposition in 5/06 released 6/11/14. To draw monthly pension with medical and dental coverage for rest of life. As of 7/14, judge ruled for plaintiff 09/03/14. New suit filed 4/17/16. Suit filed 5/23/16 re abuse of 4th grade boy at Cathedral, 1969-72. Named in 10/18 suit vs Vatican. Died 2/25/19. One victim joined suit vs Vatican, reported in 5/19.

Fr. Joseph V. Agostino

Order: CM
Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

A man notified the Diocese and Order in 2003 that Agostino had abused him. The Order investigated and could not find sufficient information to support the allegations. Kept in ministry. Bishop met with the accuser. In 4/09 the same man came forward again, this time with more evidence and proof that he was a minor at the time of the abuse. The Diocese told the County D.A. and the Order removed Agostino from his assignment at St. John the Baptist, pending further investigation. He reportedly was moved in 2009 to Philadelphia and assigned to various projects by the Vincentians' Superior General. The Philadelphia archdiocese's website in 6/20 shows him as there at St. Vincent's Seminary.

Fr. Nicolas Aguilar-Rivera

Ordained: 1970
Status: Charged

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Ordained in Mexico. Extern priest in L.A. 1987 after accused in Tehuacan, Mexico. Warrant issued 1988 for abuse of at least two. L.A. archdiocesan officials didn't contact police until after confronting Aguilar. Fled to Mexico. Reportedly abused at least 26 boys in 10 months. In 9/06, some survivors filed suit in L.A. accusing a Cardinal from Mexico of covering up Aguilar's past and helping him transfer to U.S. before abuse. Laicization announced 7/09. New suits 6/09, 8/10, 12/10 and 3/13. Personnel files released 1/13. Settlement of 11 claims 2/18/14. Suit filed 6/14 by two brothers claiming Aguilar sexually abused them at St. Agatha's in L.A. in 1987, when they were ages 9-11; settled 12/15.

Fr. Thomas Kieran Ahearn

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1964
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Arrested in 1/93. Charged with molesting a 16-year-old boy he picked up while on a skiing vacation. Found guilty of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Sentenced to two years probation. His victim filed a civil suit in 1995. Settlement. Personnel file produced to court in 1999. Ahearn died in 12/97. Accused in a suit in 1/26 of sexually abusing a St. Mary's in Bethel altar boy, ages 7-10, including raping the boy at age 9 in 1992, the day of the boy's sister's wedding.

Fr. Richard J. Ahern

Order: CSS
Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Richmond VA

Parish priest. Worked in Archdioceses of Boston and NYC and Dioceses of Richmond VA and Springfield MA. Director of a summer camp for boys in the 1960s in Wellesley, MA. Several lawsuits. At least four men have come forward alleging abuse by Ahern as children, three of them at the camp. Also accused of abusing a Richmond VA altar boy 1959-61. The Stigmatines knew of allegations as early as 1979. Ministry restricted by 1988. Ahern died 2/1/01. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an order priest. Settlement of $75K from Springfield diocese to one man in 2008. Added to Springfield diocese's list 6/2/21.

Fr. Santiago Alamaguer

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of El Paso TX

From Mexico. Accused in a 4/12 civil suit against the Dioceses of Las Cruces and El Paso, and Our Lady of Health parish in Las Cruces. One man alleged that "Santiago" abused him in 1978 at Holy Cross Retreat Center in Mesilla Park, NM, then at the retreat center for the El Paso diocese. Suit claims other known victims. Reportedly deceased. On the Las Cruces diocese's list with full named 11/8/18. Abuse reported to the diocese in 2012, alleged to have occurred 1975-78. Noted to have worked in the diocese at Our Lady of Health in 1978. Assigned to St. Anthony Seminary in El Paso in 1975. On El Paso diocese's list 1/31/19. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19 (spelled Alamaguer). Noted to have returned to Mexico Province in 1979 and left the Franciscans.

Fr. Henry A. Albeke

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Multiple allegations. Placed on leave 8/02 after a man reported he had been abused as a minor by Albeke in 1978 at St. Jude's in Monroe. Claims against Albeke (also spelled Albecke) settled by diocese in massive settlement 10/03. Diocese paid $21M to 40 people with claims of abuse by 16 priests. Laicized 2007. Per a report commissioned by the diocese in 2019, Holzberg abused a girl, age 14, in 1976; a boy, age 12 1976-77; a boy, age 16 in 1978.

Fr. Jose Daniel Alberran

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Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Named publicly as accused by the Bridgeport diocese on its list 3/22/19. Subject of settlement(s). Worked in the diocese as a visiting priest at St. Peter's in the summer of 1991. From the Diocese of Barcelona, Venezuela. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, his victim was a 14-year-old girl.

Fr. John C. Albino

Ordained: 1990
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

One of four priests alleged to have offered 16-year-old boy money for sex, threatening to harm him if he told. Also accused of participating in mutual masturbation with the other priests while the boy watched. Suit filed in 2000 and settled by 2002. Removed from ministry. Laicized. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19.

Fr. G.R. Keith Albrecht

Ordained: 1977
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

Expelled by the Franciscans in the early 1970s prior to taking solemn vows; ordained for the priesthood in Cincinnati in 1977. Had assignments in Beavercreek, Dayton, Xenia and Coldwater. Placed on leave in 1993 after accusation of sexual abuse of a teen boy in the late 1970s-early '80s. Another accuser then surfaced alleging abuse as an 8th grade boy by Albrecht on a trip to New York. Albrecht would target troubled adolescent males, two of whom were known to have lived with him in his rectory. Admitted to sexual behavior with four youths, saying he thought he was "acting out of love." Laicized as of 10/05. A 2004 suit alleging abuse 1977-1981 was dismissed after the Ohio Supreme Court ruled victims must file before the age of 20.

Fr. Juan Alers

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Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Lake Charles LA

Ordained for the Archdiocese of San Juan in Puerto Rico. "First affiliated" with the Lake Charles diocese in 1987. Named publicly as accused by the Lake Charles diocese on its list 4/11/19. Accused of sexual misconduct with minors 1980-85 in Puerto Rico. Removed from ministry in 2002. Died 2011.

Br. Joseph J. Alexander

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Owensboro KY

Placed on leave by the Lafayette LA diocese in 4/02 after allegation he abused a teen boy prior to ordinationin the early 1960s, while a Benedictine brother. Alexander 'acknowledged his involvement' in the incident. At the time of the abuse, Alexander was a monk at St. Maur's Priory in South Union KY and the boy was a student, apparently at St. Maur's Preparatory Seminary. Alexander had joined the Benedictine order in 1955. Ordained a Benedictine priest in 1973. Arrived in Lafayette LA diocese in 1984. Allegation reported to Lafayette in 1/19 of abuse of a minor by Alexander while at St Anthony's in Eunice, where he worked 9/88 - 4/02. Included on Owensboro diocesan list 4/12/19, which states that the St. Maur allegation was 'considered substantiated.' On Lafayette LA diocese's list in 4/19.

Fr. John C. Allard

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Msgr. Allard was removed 2/25/13 from positions at St Agatha and Precious Blood parishes and the Father Marot CYO Center after allegation that he sexually assaulted a minor boy in 1981 while assigned to Immaculate Conception in Cranston. He was at that parish 1975-1984. The diocese stated that Allard admitted the abuse and expressed profound remorse for the harm he caused. No criminal charges due to the statute of limitations. Died 4/27/18. On diocese's list 7/1/19.

Seminarian Francis Allen, II

Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Seminarian. Name included on the diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in the PA Grand Jury report 8/14/19. Report to the diocese in 1989 from a woman that Allen sexually abused her son in the 1970s. She reported the alleged abuse again in 2002. In 1994 another woman told the diocese her son was molested by Allen in 1974-75, when the boy was a 5th-grader. Allen died 10/16/11.

Fr. John G. Allen

Ordained: 1970
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Per diocesan records, concerns about Allen as early as 1970. Reportedly abused multiple young boys 1970s-90s. Sent for eval 1991. Arrested 1992 for soliciting sex from an undercover police officer. Other allegations in 1985 of sex with several young men from local college. Resigned in 2002 after confronted with credible allegations of abusing boy, ages 14-18, starting about 1979. Laicization announced in 6/06. Included on diocese's 8/1/18 list. Lawsuit 8/18 by a 29-year-old former Penbrook altar boy claiming abuse for 3 years, beginning in 1999. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Arrested 3/19, on charges related to claims he abused two young Penbrook altar boys 1997-2002. Pled guilty 11/5/20. Sentenced in 2/21 to five years' probation and to register as a sex offender for life.

Fr. Michael E. Allen

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Evansville IN

Accused in a 1993 letter to Bishop Gettelfinger of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy in 1976; Allen admitted the abuse in 1994, was sent for treatment, then returned to ministry. His accuser came forward again 5/5/02; Allen was not removed until 6/02. Army chaplain 1972-93. Working in 2004 in a civilian commissary in Kuwait, on contract with the U.S. Military. He was seen saying mass but the Archdiocese of Military Services said he had no privileges.

Fr. Peter A. Allen

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Placed on leave from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in 12/06 after prosecutors told diocese of credible allegation of abuse by one person. Allen was mentioned in a 2003 civil suit filed against Fr. Eugene Vollmer and Diocese. Suit says he knew or should have known of abuse of 4 boys by Vollmer at rectory of St. Joseph's parish in Ronkonkoma. Retired 2011. On the diocese's list in 2021.

Fr. William Edward F. Allen

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Ordained: 1931
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Named publicly as credibly accused by the diocese on its list 6/2/21. One known allegation of abuse, occurring in 1943. Left the diocese in 1954. By 1955 was at a parish in Cottonport, LA. Was in Shreveport by 1968. Per the 1979 Official Catholic Directory, Allen was "on duty outside the diocese" in Miami Beach, FL. In 1997 he was retired and living in Chicopee, MA. Remained a priest of the Diocese of Springfield. Died in 1998.

Fr. Thomas G. Allender

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Named publicly as accused by the Diocese of Sacramento on its list 4/30/19. Worked at Jesuit High School 1970-75. Report from Jesuits West to the diocese in 2019 of allegation deemed credible of abuse of a boy 1970-75. On the Jesuits West Province list in 12/20.

Fr. William G. Allison

Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Alexandria LA

Ordained for Diocese of Alexandria LA. Also worked in AZ and CA. In treatment at Paraclete center and working in Gallup. Allegations against him in Flagstaff in 1963 and a civil suit in Fresno. New CA civil suit filed 7/11 claiming abuse in 1966. May have been dismissed due to 2012 CA Supreme Court ruling. Accused of abuse in Gallup, deemed credible in 2005. New AZ suit 6/13 against Gallup Diocese. On Gallup diocese's list 4/28/17. Died 1987. On Monterey diocese's list 1/2/19. It notes report in 2003 of abuse there 1964, 1966 and '69. On Alexandria's list 2/6/19; allegation found in file in 2019 of abuse of male minor in 1961, deemed credible. Suit in 7/20 alleged abuse by Allison and a male college student named Henry of a young altar boy in a Monroe LA parish in the 1970s. The college student lived in the rectory. All 9 judges in the Second Circuit recused themselves from the lawsuit in 12/20. Case reassigned to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal. Included in 8/21 on the Fresno diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Santiago Almageur

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Order: OFM
Status: None

Diocese: Diocese of El Paso TX

From Mexico. Accused in a 4/12 civil suit against the Dioceses of Las Cruces and El Paso, and Our Lady of Health parish in Las Cruces. One man alleged that "Santiago" abused him in 1978 at Holy Cross Retreat Center in Mesilla Park, NM, then at the retreat center for the El Paso diocese. Suit claims other known victims. Reportedly deceased. On the Las Cruces diocese's list with full named 11/8/18. Abuse reported to the diocese in 2012, alleged to have occurred 1975-78. Noted to have worked in the diocese at Our Lady of Health in 1978. Assigned to St. Anthony Seminary in El Paso in 1975. On El Paso diocese's list 1/31/19. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19 (spelled Alamaguer). Noted to have returned to Mexico Province in 1979 and left the Franciscans.


Fr. Philip A. Altavilla

Ordained: 1992
Status: Charges Dropped

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Vicar General and moderator of the curia 9/11-10/12. Pastor of St. Peter's Cathedral in 4/14 when arrested and arraigned for molesting a 13-year-old altar girl in 112/15/98 after a midnight mass at St. Patrick's. Accuser told police 4/2/14 that Altavilla gave her alcohol in the rectory, then drove her home. She said he he pulled into a parking lot and touched her inappropriately. Police had her call him; he reportedly admitted to giving her alcohol, touching her feet, and moving his hands up her thigh towards her vagina. He admitted to pantyhose, feet, strangulation and chloroform fetish. Diocese removed him and suspended his faculties. After accuser testified at preliminary hearing 5/27/14, magistrate ruled that matter to go forward to trial. Charges dropped 8/1/14 due to SOL. Civil suit filed, settled in 2014.

Fr. Cletus Altermatt

Ordained: 1934
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of New Ulm MN

Included on New Ulm diocese's list released 3/29/16 of priests credibly accused of child sexual abuse. Ordained for Great Falls diocese, to MN in 1962 and incardinated in New Ulm diocese 1968. Died 1978. On the Diocese of Steubenville's list 10/31/18. Noted to have been suspended from ministry in 1952. On Billings-Great Falls list 8/21/18.

Fr. Gregory M. Altermatt

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Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Removed from ministry 2/3/12. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 4/18 of the sexual abuse of a boy, ages 7-15, starting in 1976. Per the suit, the boy's mother died suddenly in 1979 and Altermatt offered to help the family. The abuse allegedly occurred in the rectory of St. Anne's in Waterbury, a Waterbury movie theater, Altermatt's car, the boy's home in Bristol and the priest's mother's Florida condominium, where he had taken the boy on vacation. On the archdiocese's list 1/22/19.

Fr. Joseph F. Alzugaray

Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Ordained for Los Angeles, incardinated into Diocese of Santa Rosa 6/17/96. Sued 2004. Accused of abuse of girl, age 8. He sued her for defamation of character (also sued SNAP and woman's attorney); his suit dismissed 4/06. Diocese said he was absolved of wrongdoing in 1995 and again in 2005. SNAP sued him for malicious prosecution and settled. Diocese reopened the investigation 2/08. Bishop ignored Review Board's advice; he was still active as of 4/10. Retired 10/31/11. Died 01/31/14. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. Noted to have been accused in 1993 of abuse 1967-93 in L.A.

Fr. Michael J. Amy

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Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Name included on Erie diocese's list released 4/6/18. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Admitted to diocese in 1993 that while a seminarian 1974-75 he molested several boys. Said he admitted this to police at the time, but was not arrested. His superiors knew and had intervened on his behalf. Also admitted to involvement with male prostitutes, many of them minors, while a priest, in Erie, Pittsburgh and Baltimore. One contacted diocese in 1991 to report involvement with Amy at age 14. Amy sent to St. Luke's Institute for treatment. Assigned to parishes and high schools. Catholic Scouting Committee chaplain. Sick leave 12/91. A former Erie Cathedral Prep student told the diocese in 12/02 that Amy sexually abused him in the early 1980s. Laicized at some point, living in Florida. Added to Baltimore list 9/18.

Fr. Andrew Christian Andersen

Ordained: 1982
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Convicted in 1986 of 26 counts of felony molestation of four boys. Sentenced to five years probation after treatment at Servants of the Paraclete. Continued to molest boys while in therapy. Arrested in New Mexico in 1990 for abuse of another youth. Sentenced to six years prison for violating CA probation. Laicized in the mid-1990s. Prior to 2005 there were $4.62M in settlements regarding Andersen.

Fr. Alexander R. Anderson

Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Accused in 2002 of abusing a boy in 1987 at St. Joseph's Home for Boys in St Louis, where Anderson was the chaplain. Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Naumann stated in 2002 that the archdiocese investigated the complaint and found it without merit. Anderson denied the allegation and filed a slander suit against the man making claim. Complainant then sued him. Both men dropped their lawsuits in 2004, with the archdiocese paying $22,500 for the complainant's counseling but admitting no wrongdoing. Another man came forward in 2004 to allege abuse in 1988. Naumann, then the archdiocesan administrator, voiced support for Anderson after an archdiocesan committee found the second allegation without merit. Anderson was pastor of St Rose of Lima church in De Soto as of 8/20/20. New suit in 2/20 claimed abuse of a boy in the late 1980s at the Home. The archdiocese deemed the allegation "without merit."

Fr. Arthur C. Anderson

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 3/21. Abuse allegedly occurred at St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary in Uniondale, where he was on faculty for 19 years, beginning in 1963. Retired in 2003. Died 10/1/11.

Fr. John C. Anderson

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

One of 8 priests removed in 4/02. Allegations first surfaced in 1993 and he was removed from parish post. Continued to work in administrative positions "on special assignment" until 2002. Named in a 10/18 suit against all of the Catholic dioceses in IL. A plaintiff said Anderson sexually abused him at St. Edward's in Chillicothe in the late 1970s-early 1980s, when the plaintiff was ages 8-14. On diocese's list in 12/18. In 6/18 was living in a Bloomington retirement community, reportedly presenting himself as a priest. Shown in 1/20 on the diocese's list of accused.

Fr. Thomas Andert

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1975
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Andert, appointed prior of St John Abbey in 6/07 and member of the abbey's External Review Board, was investigated in 1994 for an improper sexual relationship with a minor student at St John Prep. Abbey spokesman denied credible charges were found but Richard Sipe, chair of the Interfaith Sexual Trauma Institute at St John's in 1994, gave a detailed account in 2007, stating the investigation was inadequate, and that an inappropriate sexual relationship did occur. The former student who was the subject of the "relationship" with Andert took his own life in 12/14. In 8/15 Andert was placed on leave due to an allegation of sexual abuse of another former St. John's Prep student, in 1979 or 1980, who also claimed abuse by Rev. Allen Tarlton. St. John's announced in 2/16 that the allegations were found unsubstantiated by a review board; Andert was reinstated. His accuser filed suit in 4/16.

Br. Lawrence A. Angel

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Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Angel is deceased. The Christian Brothers did not provide assignment information; until we are able to establish assignments and location of the alleged abuse, we have placed Angel in the Archdiocese of Chicago. The Christian Brothers state that the merits of most of the claims settled in the bankruptcy were not tested.

Fr. Joseph Angeli

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Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Native of Italy. Priest of the Diocese of Tacna, Peru. May have begun working in MA in 1959. Included on a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian 01/19/11. Per Garabedian, at least one claim settled with Boston Archdiocese. Died 5/4/93. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was "visiting priest." In 12/15 a woman stated publicly that she was abused as a minor in the early 1960s in Hondo, TX by Angeli; she called on the San Antonio archdiocese to verify her allegations and settle her claim. On the San Antonio archdiocese's list 1/31/19; assigned there 1960-62. Also worked in the Diocese of El Paso. On Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19.

Fr. Girard F. Angelo

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. A man told the diocese in 9/02 that he was sexually abused by Angelo at age 14 in the early 1960s, when Angelo was assigned to Mater Delorosa in Williamsport. Angelo denied the allegations. Bishop Timlin suggested the man contact Angelo and gave him Angelo's contact information. Angelo died in 2009.

Fr. Joseph Ansaldi

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/26/19. Claims against Ansaldi eligible for IRCP. Died in 2015. Accused in an 8/15 lawsuit, along with Revs. Eugene Mangan and James Keehan, staff member Bill Finley and other lay counselors, of sexually abusing a boy who resided at a Mount Loretto orphanage 1953-67. Accused in another lawsuit of abusing a boy, ages 15-16, in 1984-85 while principal of St. Joseph by the Sean High School on Staten Island. The boy was a student. The suit settled in 2020 in the mid-five figures.

Br. Aloysius Antlitz

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list 5/31/19. No indication whether he was a priest or brother. Not indexed in 1958 or 1940 Directories, so may have been a brother. List notes sexual abuse of minors 1934-50s, reported in 1934 [?]. Left the order in 1966.

Fr. Roland Joseph Antus

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

Diocese announced in 8/18 that Antus had credible allegations against him of having sexually abused a child in the 1980s at St. James parish in Duluth. Per the diocese's list 11/26/19, Antus was removed from ministry 5/16/16 and his faculties revoked. Died 6/21/20.

Fr. E. Everett Apt

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Ordained: 1947
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux City IA

Retired in 1979. Died in 1985. Accused in a lawsuit in 8/04 of abusing an altar boy in the early 1960s at an Alvord parish. The suit alleged the diocese knew Apt had sexual contact with children as early as 1950, but concealed his actions and transferred him whenever facts might become public. Settled in 3/05 for an  undisclosed amount. Included on the diocese's list in 2/19. It notes three allegations of abuse of boys, occurring during the 1950s-1970s. Updated list on 9/24/19 shows four allegations.

Fr. Romannilo Apura

Ordained: 1975
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Trenton NJ

Arrested 8/21/14, charged with molesting a 16-year-old boy in a Trenton home in late spring or early summer. A second incident occurred in June, when Apura attempted to remove the same boy's pants. Suspended by bishop without privileges during investigation. Had been assigned to St. Martha's in Point Pleasant since July 2012. Prior to that was at St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral in Trenton from June 2007 to July 2012. Diocese says this is only complaint it has received re Apura. Pleaded guilty 8/15 to aggravated criminal sexual contact. Sentenced 11/20/15 to 3 years in prison, ordered to register as sex offender, and lifetime parole. Time to be served at specialized adult treatment center for sex offenders. Mental health evaluation found Apura to have "repetitive and compulsive behavior." Released 11/30/17. On diocese's list 2/13/19. Removed from ministry.

Fr. Sofronio A. Aranda

Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Per March 1996 obituary, Aranda was born in the Philippines and arrived in the U.S. in 1975. Worked in Corona for five years. Moved to Texas in 1992 or 1993, where he worked in the Diocese of Galveston-Houston as chaplain at a county hospital. Named by the diocese in 2004 as one of six priests accused of the sexual abuse of minors. Allegations against all six were received during 2003 and deemed credible. Subject of $1.55M settlement in 2005. Died in 3/1996.

Fr. Mario Arbelaez Olarte

Ordained: 1994
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Salt Lake City UT

Arrested 5/03, charged with enticing a minor over the internet. Claimed he was doing research. Posed as a 20-year-old. Agreed to meet a 15-year-old boy ; the "boy" was a police officer. Placed on leave, his computer seized. In 9/03 he pled no contest to the criminal charges. Did not show up for sentencing 11/03. Defense attorney said Olarte had returned to his native country of Colombia as part of plea agreement. Prosecutors denied.Judge issued an arrest warrant. On sex offender registry. Laicized 3/31/06. On Salt Lake diocese's list 12/4/18.

Fr. Paul Marion Arbogast

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

Removed in 9/03 from Covington Latin School, where he was a teacher, after accusations of abuse. He had been headmaster of the school until he left the priesthood in the 1980s. Laicized and married in 1993. Returned to Covington Latin at some point as a lay teacher. Identified as "Priest 32" in pending litigation. Named in pleadings in other pending litigation against the Covington and Lexington dioceses, which say he was part of a ring of priests in the 1970s who held parties to which they brought boys as their dates. Sent for treatment in the 1970s. Died 10/16/13. Included on the diocese's 7/31/30 list of those with substantiated allegation(s). On the Lexington diocese's list in 8/20, where he worked at Lexington Catholic High School 1981-86.

Fr. Paul J. Archambault

Ordained: 2005
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Chaplain at Baystate Medical Center and a part-time parochial vicar at St. Mary Parish in Hampden. Died by suicide 7/3/11 at rectory of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, where he lived, after being confronted with abuse allegations. On 7/10/13, a 20-year-old man filed a civil suit alleging abuse by Archambault at St. Patrick's in Chicopee over a four-year period, starting when he was age 13. He alleges the diocese and pastor failed to protect him from Archambault. In 3/16 the diocese settled and added Archimbault's name to its list of credibly accused priests. Per Its updated list in 6/21, there was more than one credible allegation.

Fr. Marvin Archuleta

Order: SF
Ordained: 1970
Status: Acquitted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Around five cases involving Archuleta settled in the mid-1990s. Accused in a 1994 suit of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy daily during a 1971 car trip from NM to DC. Sent to St. Luke's, then Vianney Renewal Center for treatment. Suit settled in 12/95. Archuleta said the plaintiff exaggerated. Removed from ministry. Found by news outlet working as a priest in Mexico City in 2002. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17. Suit filed in 10/18 by a 38-year-old man claiming Archuleta raped him when he was a grade school student at Holy Cross in Santa Cruz in 1986-87. Arrested 2/8/19 on charges of the kidnapping and rape of a 6-year-old boy in 1986. Trial began 1/30/20. Report to the D.A. in 2/19 of abuse of an altar boy in the early 1990s. Acquitted in 2/20.

Fr. Brion T. Ares

Ordained: 1987
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Charged in late 1993 with raping a 20-year-old man who came to him for counseling. Acquitted in 10/94 on a rape charge and a mistrial was declared on a charge of indecent assault. Defense claimed that the alleged victim had consented to oral sex after a night of drinking at the rectory. Prosecutors said the victim was too drunk to consent. Ares died in 1998. Name included on Boston's list of accused priests in 2002.

Br. Roger Argencourt

Order: SC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Also known as Br. Odillon. Placed on leave in 1/02. Sued in 4/02 for abuse in 1973-74 at Bishop Guertin High School. He admitted abuse in court records. Also admitted abuse of another student. Second suit filed at a later date. One case settled in 11/03. Authorities in RI were preparing to file charges for abuse at Mount Saint Charles Academy when Argencourt died in 9/02.

Fr. James L. Arimond

Ordained: 1965
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Placed on leave in 1/90 when allegations surfaced of abuse of a boy in 1988; privileges suspended in 7/90 when charges filed. Pleaded no contest in 7/90. Sentenced in 10/90 to 18 months probation and 45 days in a House of Corrections under a work-release program. Laicized in 1996. Began working in 1995 as a state-licensed professional counselor until ordered by the state to surrender his license in 7/03.

Fr. Richard A. Arko

Ordained: 1990
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Arrested 1/04 on charges that he was growing marijuana in the church rectory and selling it. Police learned of the marijuana from an informant who also said he had been in a sexual relationship with Arko since he was 15 and that the priest would give him gifts, money and drugs in exchange for sex. In 7/04 Arko also lost his state license to perform massage therapy, based on the felony conviction for growing pot. Resigned from ministry in 2005. Laicization announced 7/20/15.

Fr. James L. Armstrong

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Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in the PA Grand Jury report released 8/14/18. The diocese knew as early as 1990 that Armstrong was accused of giving homeless Pittsburgh boys drugs, alcohol and money in exchange for sex. Sent to St. Luke Institute in MD for evaluation in 5/91. Placed on leave, sent to inpatient treatment at St. Michael Center in St. Louis 7/91-12/91. Returned to ministry. On leave again 7/07. In 2009 an alleged victim asked the diocese for counseling in 9/09. He had been a "street kid" and said "Fr. Tom" had him and a "hustler" perform violent sex acts on him for several years when he was a teen in the mid-1980s. Armstrong died in 2012.

Fr. Peter Gomez Armstrong

Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

At some point between 1992 and 2002 a teenage Marin County boy accused Monsignor Peter Armstrong, former chaplain of the San Francisco 49ers, of having improper contact with him. Armstrong had already retired at the time the complaint was received. Died 11/17/09.

Fr. David Arsenault

Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

On 2/6/16 Bishop Bartchak announced that Arsenault and Rev. James Coveney had been put on leave while the diocese reexamined allegations of abuse. The PA Attorney General's 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, describes sexual assaults in the early 1980s by Arsenault of a boy age 17-18, while assigned to St. Joseph's in Renovo PA. The priest became chaplain of a local high school's athletics program, hanging out with the boys in the locker room. One boy's parents encouraged their son to spend time with Arsenault, who insisted he counsel the boy at the parish twice a week. During sessions Arsenault would "wrestle" with the boy, then massage him, touching his legs and thighs. At least once he tried to grab the boy's penis. On a trip to D.C. the boy awoke to Arsenault grinding his penis into him and kissing him. The victim went on to attempt suicide twice. Arsenault remained in ministry, even after admitting to diocesan officials in 2005 to "horseplay" with the boy.

Bishop Juan Arzube

Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

From Ecuador. Ordained for Archdiocese of Los Angeles. In 2003 allegations arose of abuse of an 11-year-old boy 1975-76, while pastor at St. Alphonsus parish in East Los Angeles. L.A. archdiocese listed one accuser. Arzube denied the allegations. Retired in 1993. Named in a civil suit which was included in $660M settlement with archdiocese in summer 2007. Died 12/25/07. Limited personnel file released 1/13.

Fr. G. Barry Ashwell

Ordained: 1969
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Accused in a 2001 lawsuit of sexual abuse in the 1970s at St. Joseph's in Vancouver. Placed on leave. Similar accusations of abuse in the 1970s had been made in 1996 when Ashwell was assigned to St. Augustine's in Oak Harbor. He was a state-licensed foster father and one of his charges accused him of abuse. His (male) accuser settled with the Archdiocese in 1996. Three other men filed suit in 7/05. Laicized in 2005. New suit filed 8/30/10. Included on archdiocese's list 1/15/16.

Fr. Rene Astruc

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

From France.Two or more pending claims against Astruc shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks diocese 1/25/10. Per the Jesuits West Province 12/7/18 list, Astruc sexually abused teenage girls over three decades in remote Native schools and orphanages where he worked. He died 6/28/2002. On the Anchorage archdiocese's list 1/16/20. It notes sexual misconduct with a minor in 1976 and vulnerable adult, and that he lived at the Jesuit residence in Anchorage 1971-96.

Fr. Michael J. Aten

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Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gallup NM

Professed vows as a Marianist brother in 1964, Province of St. Louis. Worked in MO and WI. Withdrew from the Marianists in 1971. Graduated from Holy Trinity Seminary in Dallas. Ordained in 1977. Worked in AZ for many years. Named as abuser by Gallup diocese in 5/93. Incidents occurred in about 1988. Sent for treatment. Multiple allegations. Removed from ministry in 5/91. Died 6/24/01. Included on the Marianists list of accused 6/24/20.

Br. Gregory Atherton

Order: OSM
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Sued in 1993, accused of abuse of three boys. Per LA archdiocese's 2/04 report, there were five accusers alleging abuse 1967-86. Also accused of abusing in the Diocese of Orange where two suits were filed in 1/03. Orange settled in 2005 for $4,169,325 but did not include Atherton on its list of accused priests. Reporteldy in 2002, he was still a member of his order, working at the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother in Portland, OR, under close supervision.

Fr. John T. Atwater

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Documents revealed in 2002 that in 1993 Atwater was accused of abuse of a 14-year-old boy who was a Cardinal Cushing Academy student in 1971, when Atwater was the school's Director. Atwater denied the allegations. He retired in 2002 and was sent for therapy which said he "had no sexual conflicts." In 2/02 another man alleged he was abused by Atwater at same school some time after 1967. In 9/04 a man said he was abused by Atwater at age 12 in approximately 1969. Atwater died in 2006. Canonical investigation not complete at his death.

Fr. Ronald J. Atwood

Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Columbus OH

Removed 7/16/13 without faculties after 7/15/13 allegation received of sexual abuse at Bishop Ready High School and/or St. Stephen the Martyr and St. Peter parishes in Columbus between 1976 and 1979. Investigatied. In 1999, Atwood was charged with public indecency in a park known for homosexual activity. Pled no contest in 2000 to urinating on a tree; paid fine. Included on Attorney Garabedian's list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards re alleged abuse of a boy while assigned to Bishop Ready High School, Columbus OH, 1975-80. Claim settled 2/15. Case sent to the Vatican. Died 4/14/16.

Fr. Paul L. Aube

Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Police found Aube and a boy having sex in a car in 1975. Accused in a suit filed in 4/02 of abusing a youth 1979-86 in Rochester, NH. A 5/02 suit alleged he abused a 13-year-old boy 1970-72. Placed on leave in 1994. One claim settled for $25K. At least one claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement involving 62 plaintiffs and 28 priests. Laicized by Pope Benedict XVI 5/20/05.

Fr. Charles E. Aubut

Ordained: 1941
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused of abuse on unspecified date and location per diocesan records. He was also supervisor of Paul Desilets just before Desilets was transferred to Canada after parents complained to Aubut. Aubut was named in at least one lawsuit because he was Desilets' immediate supervisor. Retired 1984. Died 4/19/02. No formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. John R. Aurelio

Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

In 1993 Aurelio admitted to sodomizing 3 boys, ages 12-14, 15-20 years prior. Acted with another priest, Bernard M. Mach. Both suspended. Claimed boys seduced him. Admitted to drinking alcohol and smoking pot with young boys. Also accused of abuse of another youth. Living in 2002 in Florida, no longer functioning as a priest. Died 8/26/09. Included on 3/20/18 diocesan list. One man alleging abuse by Aurelio at age 11 in 1968 filed suit in 2019 under the NY Child Victims Act.

Fr. William Authenrieth

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Had 'relations' with a youth of "about 18" in the Brooklyn diocese in 1973. Transferred to Orlando after the youth threatened to reveal. Removed from ministry in 10/85. Sent to the House of Affirmation in MA. Named in a Brooklyn civil suit in 2003. At least four civil suits filed in 1985 against Authenrieth and the Orlando Diocese claiming abuse of boys. Suits settled out of court; at least $2M paid to three; a fourth settled for $490K. Authenrieth admitted abuse; never prosecuted. New suits in 7/12 and 10/13 in Orlando. Another filed 8/14 alleging abuse at All Souls in Sanford, FL. Known in 2014 to have been living in a MA retirement community. Died 6/24/15. On Brooklyn diocese's list in 2/19.

Fr. Charles Authier

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Ordained: 1944
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Worked in the dioceses of Amos in Quebec, Canada, and the Dioceses of Lafayette LA, Springfield MA, and Manchester NH. Named as abuser of a 12- to 13 year-old youth at Saint Charles Church and School in Dover, NH in a civil suit involving accusations by 16 people against 7 priests. Entire case settled in 10/02. Died in 1980. Included on the diocese's list 7/31/19.

Fr. Edward George Authier

Ordained: 1930
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Name surfaced publicly as accused 5/29/19. His accuser was a 67-year-old man who also alleged abuse as a boy by Bishop Weldon, and by Rev. Clarence Forand at St. Anne's in Chicopee. The allegations were deemed credible by the Diocesan Review Board in 9/18. Authier died in 1970. Included on the diocese's list 6/2/21 of credibly accused, for abuse of a minor alleged to have occurred in 1960.

Fr. Paul Avallone

Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

First named publicly as accused by the New Orleans archdiocese on its list 11/2/18. Received allegation from Salesians in 2011 of abuse in the archdiocese late 1950s, early 1960s. Died 7/31/08 in NJ. Per his obituary, he was director-principal of Salesian high schools in Sherbrooke, Quebec and Marrero, LA. Reportedly also worked at Hope Haven in Marrero. Also, director of Salesian High in New Rochelle NY, and superintendent of New Rochelle Province schools. Master of novices at Don Bosco College Seminary in Newton NJ. Spiritual advisor for 18 years of Salesian Cooperators unit in Paterson and the Don Bosco Volunteers. Assistant for two years of St. Anthony's in Paterson, and guidance director and P.R. director at Don Bosco Tech in Paterson.

Fr. Jose Maria B. Avila

Ordained: 1930
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

One of 21 names of accused priests published by the Fall River District Attorney in 9/02. Name was misspelled as George Avellar. List says one alleged victim. D.A.'s office confirmed allegations regarding Avila 9/26/02. May have molested over 100 children over his 44 year career. Apparently his history was well known around several of the older Portuguese parishes. Retired in 1974. Died in 1988. Included on the diocese's list in 1/21 of those with credible accusations of the sexual abuse of a minor(s).

Fr. Englebert M. Axer

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1939
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Worked at Sophia University in Tokyo. Per news in 2006, accused of abusing a minor in 1956. Professor at Seattle University 1956-87. Died 9/27/89. At some point, the University removed his name from an endowed chair in the philosophy department because of the abuse. At least one settlement as of 11/07. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18, noting claims in 2005 of abuse in 1957.

Fr. Jerome J. Axton

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Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Biloxi MS

Named publicly as accused by the diocese, along with two other priests on its list in 1/19. Prohibited from ministry in 1992 after accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl 1985-86, while assigned to Nativity BVM Cathedral in Biloxi and St. John's in Gulfport. The diocese had first received the report of abuse in 1989.

Fr. Saul Ayala

Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

In 6/02 an allegation of "sexual harassment and misconduct involving a minor" was filed with the church by a woman. Placed on leave. In 9/02 two sisters filed suit alleging Ayala abused them in 1988 and 1989 when they were ages 7 and 9, and he baby-sat them. Diocese settled with them for $30K in 2004. Ayala moved to Mexico shortly after he was placed on leave; possibly in active ministry there. On San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/18.

Fr. James W. Aylward

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Accused of abuse of a boy in 1997. Another priest saw them "wrestling" and notified authorities. The boy denied the abuse but his parents sued. Settled for $750K in 2000. Aylward was supported by the archbishop until Aylward admitted in a 1999 deposition that he inappropriately touched numerous boys over a 12-year period. Placed on leave in 2000. Retired in 2005.

Fr. Daniel M. Azzarone, Jr.

Ordained: 1978
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Complaints received as early as 1985, 1992 and 1998-1999. Placed on leave 11/01 after accused of abusing a 15-year-old boy on a Caribbean cruise in 11/00. Abuse continued until 2001, often in rectory. Another youth also accused him of abuse. Pled no contest to two counts of first-degree sexual assault 9/05. Sentenced to 3 years prison and 7 years probation. Named in a 2005 civil suit; settled 8/08 as part of $1.326M settlement by Providence diocese. Laicized 6/12/09, announced 2/10. On diocese's list 7/1/19.

Brother Albert

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Order: FMS
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Brother Albert (no last name known) was named in 2005 civil suit as having abused one man at Central Catholic High School, Lawrence, during the years 1969 - 1971 when the accuser was a student and Albert taught there. The suit involved multiple plaintiff