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. Michael H. D’Amico

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Accused in 2005 of abuse of a 13-year-old boy in 1964 at Most Holy Redeemer in Westville Grove. This was D'Amico's first assignment. Placed on leave in 5/05. Permanently removed 10/05. Died in 6/10 at age 71. On the diocese's list 2/13/19.

Fr. Edward R. D’Andrea

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Pastor of Our Lady of the Snow in Blue Point when placed on leave in 4/11 "in accordance with the Dallas Charter." Still shown on administrative leave as of 10/13/13. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of abuse 1975-78 of a minor, ages 15-18. Alleged victim was a student and parishioner of St. Barnabas in Bellmore. Also named was Rev. John Mahoney, accused of abuse of the child 1971-74. Included on the diocese's list of accused in 3/21. Abuse allegedly occurred at St. Barnabas, Pius X Seminary in Uniondale, Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, motels, D'Andrea's family member's home in Ronkonkoma and a private home in Craryville.

Fr. Herbert D’Argenio

Ordained: 1959
Status: None

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Subject of settlement in 10/17, as part of the archdiocese's compensation fund. Worked at St. Theresa's in the Bronx through the 1960s to the mid-1970s. Known to run group at parish called "Herbert's Boys." Died 1996. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19.

Fr. Aloysius Joseph D’Silva

Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Charlotte NC

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 12/29/19. The diocese received a report in 1998 from a teenage girl who said D'Silva touched and kissed her at St. Bernadette Catholic Mission in Linville. He denied the allegation. The diocese said at the time that it could not substantiate the allegation. It was found credible after a 2019 file review. D'Silva died in 2005.

Fr. Owen da Silva

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1936
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

A man filed a 2004 amended pleading in his civil suit against Fr. Matthew Kelly alleging that at least 31 clergymen abused youths in Santa Barbara, CA and at St. Anthony's Seminary. Pleadings name da Silva as the first Santa Barbara perpetrator of child sexual assault and says that he abused an altar boy in 1936-37 at the seminary. The source cited is a statement by the alleged victim. Fr. da Silva died in 1967. Reportedly, most of the priests mentioned in the article are Franciscans. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19, where he worked 1957-64.

Fr. Bernard Dabbene

Order: SDB
Ordained: 1966
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Suspended in 11/00 after found in a car with 17-year-old boy. Sentenced to 3 years probation and community service. Named in a 2003 civil suit which alleged he was part of a ring of child molesters at Salesian High School 1969-73. Allegation said to have been reported to Province in 1959 of abuse at the Salesian seminary in Richmond. Dabbene went on to be a high school teacher and principal at Salesian schools, and an official with the SF archdiocese. Allegations reported to the Diocese of Oakland (formerly part of SF archdiocese) also in 1971. Lived at the Salesian provincial headquarters for years. Died 9/9/10. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.

Br. John H. Dagwell

Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Bro. Aloysius. Joined the Xaverians in 1962. Per Boston personnel files released 1/03, Dagwell pled guilty in 1988 to molesting a student in Newark, NJ; others also complained. Sentenced to probation and ordered to stay away from children. Fired from his position as teacher and coach at a parochial school. Transferred to Boston; may have abused there. Left order in 2002. Worked for 15 years at Keiser U. in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. On the Xaverians' list 7/12/19. Sued in 7/20.

Fr. Cosmas Dahlheimer

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1936
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Received treatment for psychological problems in the 1960s. Accused of abuse of as many as four youths 1970-78. Abbey learned of allegations in 1987. Civil suits filed 1990, 1994, and an unknown date. At least two suits settled in 2002. Lived under restrictions at St. John's Abbey until his death 2/21/04 at age 95. Name on 12/9/13 list of monks likely to have offended against minors released by Abbey. Also on St. Paul list and St. Cloud list. St. Paul personnel file released 5/19/14. Worked in Owensboro KY diocese in 1964.

Fr. Paul Daleo

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1977
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Accused of molesting two youths. Confronted with allegations in 1993 and sent for treatment. Reassigned to an office job but left the order in 2003. One confidential settlement for $100K in 1995; another in 1996. Two new civil suits filed in 2008 and two other accusers known. Living in Jersey City 11/08 and performing baptisms, funeral rites and weddings. Another civil suit filed 3/09. 9 accusers settled 11/11 as part of $7M total settlement. Reportedly in one case, Daleo abused a 4th grade boy in the 1970s, continuing for 4 years.

Fr. James D. Daley

Ordained: 1954
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle 1977-2002. Retired in 2002. Taught previously at Catholic Central High School. Was also an instructor at Mater Christi Seminary and diocesan vocations director. Accused in a lawsuit filed 7/26/21 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a 15-year-old in 1974. Per the diocese, Daley maintained his innocence.


Fr. Wallace J. Daley

Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused in 2002 of abuse of a boy 1957-63. Excardinated from L.A. Archdiocese in 1976. Apparently remained active in the Diocese of Orange as well as in Baja and other remote places. Named in at least one civil suit which settled in 2006. Died 4/8/2000, per personnel file released by L.A. archdiocese 1/13. Many sporatic assignments and leaves.

Br. Frank Luke Dalton

Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Entered Order in 1955. Worked in British Columbia, Palma HS in Salinas CA 1964-69, 1988-99. Tutored and counseled migrant labor camp children; held camp for preteen migrant labor camp children via Franciscan Workers. Was commissioner on Monterey County Juvenile Justice Commission. Also at CFC schools in Butte, MT; Joliet, IL; Burbank, IL, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Cantwell High School, Montebello, CA. Taught and coached sports. Died 1/11/01. A man testified in a MI state hearing on SOL 5/18 that Dalton abused him at Bro Rice High School in Bloomfield Hills MI about 40 years prior, when he was a student and Dalton was principal. He said abuse included Dalton grooming him with gifts, spitting in his mouth during a private wrestling session, grabbing his testicles another time in Dalton's car, biting him on the ear. The man said Dalton was transferred to CA after admitting that he'd had a "wet dream" about the boy.

Fr. John Joseph Daly

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Ordained: 1951
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy at St. Joseph's in Holtville in 1977. He allegedly picked up the boy and a friend, who were hitchhiking, offered them a place to stay then orally copulated the boy during the night. The boys ran off and went to the police that night. Daly was arrested. Case was dropped after bishop visited the D.A. Diocese moved Daly out of the area. Had two prior arrests for sexual molestation in La Mesa and San Bernardino. Retired in 1987. Died 10/17/89. Civil suit filed in 2002. Moved several times by diocese. Case set for trial in 3/07 but dismissed by judge in 1/07. Name was NOT on list of abusive priests released by San Diego Diocese in 3/07. Personnel file released 10/25/10.

Fr. Robert F. Daly

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused of abuse with numerous other priests in 1/05 lawsuit. Placed on leave in 1984 after four years at St Anne's in Readville. On 6/13/11, archdiocese announced that Daly had been voluntarily laicized and stated that 'he was accused of sexually abusing minors occurring in the 1970s and early 1980s,' when he was assigned in Brockton, Plymouth (briefly), and Readville. Working as school psychologist at Silver Lake Regional High School in Kingston MA when laicization announced. Placed on leave by school after it learned of early civil suit. Was expected to retire at end of year. Boston archdiocese database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.

Deacon Joseph Damiani

In public announcements in 11/12, Damiani's two younger brothers alleged that he abused them between 1967-70 when he was a teenager and they were children. Over the years, they had demanded Damiani resign from his deacon duties but he refused. After the public disclosures and complaints to the Archdiocese, Joseph Damiani filed suit 1/13 against both brothers & SNAP for defamation. Both younger brothers countersued him. Suit later settled. Archdiocese reopened its investigation in 6/14 to clarify certain facts and determined that he would be temporarily removed from his duties. On 10/26/14 Archbishop Nienstedt announced that he was accepting his Clergy Review Board's determination that Damiani was fit for ministry. Archbishop Nienstedt ended Damiani's leave of absence and restored his faculties, declaring him a 'Deacon in good standing.'

Fr. Harold Danielson

Order: SDB
Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Associate pastor at Saints Peter and Paul parish in 2005 when accused in a lawsuit of child sex abuse. Denied the allegations. Claims may have been investigated in 2004 by the archdiocesan review board and deemed unsubstantiated, which corroborated the Salesians' findings that the claims were "unsubstantiated." Still active priest at same parish per website accessed 7/11/11.

Fr. Richard Daschbach

Order: SVD
Ordained: 1964
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Ordained for the SVD's Chicago Province. Pittsburgh PA native. At Catholic U. in Washington DC and hospital chaplain at Fort Belvoir VA 1964-66. Went to Timor, Indonesia in 1966 where he spent the next five-plus decades. Accused in early 2018 of sexually abusing at least two dozen girls at Topu Honis Shelter Home, which he founded in 1993. Child pornography also involved. Admitted the allegations to police. Laicized 11/06/18. Refused to leave the orphanage and still saying mass, per SVD Superior General in 2/19. Arrested 4/26/19. Released on house arrest. Trial started in 3/21, postponed to 5/21 due to covid-19, then to 6/7/21. Reportedly threatened the life of the human rights lawyer representing the victims in 7/21, at the district court. Indicted by a federal grand jury in Washington D.C. 8/26/21, charged with 7 counts of illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place.


Fr. Francis J. Daubert

Ordained: 1938
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Spent career in China, Hawaii, New York, Missouri. Accused in a lawsuit settled in 3/16 of raping a 12-year-old altar boy at Good Shepherd in Honomu HI in 1967, while filling in for pastor. Daubert was said to have tied the boy with ropes in a "game," then sodomized and assaulted him for 6 hours. Accuser said he told his mother that night; she called the parish and a priest came to speak with her and the boy's father. Daubert was moved from the parish. He continued in ministry. Same lawsuit alleged sexual abuse of the boy years later by Rev. Anthony Pascale and Rev. William Queenan at St. Stephen's Diocesan Seminary in Kaneohe. Daubert died 5/22/83.

Fr. George F. Davich

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Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Salt Lake City UT

Monsignor. Named publicly as accused on the diocese's list 12/4/18. Parish priest, Vicar General 1982-86. Allegations reported 5/2/02 to the diocese that Davich slept in bed with a minor 1979-85. He retired without faculties 8/02 and was ordered by the Vatican to a life of prayer and penance. Reported in 2012 to be living in CA.

Fr. Glenn Michael Davidowich

Ordained: 1989
Status: Accused

Diocese:

Member of the Passaic Eparchy of the Byzantine Catholic Church. Identified in 2002 as founder of website featuring videos of teenage boys wrestling in speedo suits. Eparchy did nothing. Only placed on leave 2011 when man accused him of abusing him in late 1980s-early 1990s, beginning when he was 15 at St. Mary the Assumption Church in Trenton. The Eparchy paid the man $200K 6/11 to settle claims before suit filed. Currently lives in WI. Another settlement 6/29/13. 4/2/13 laicization announced 5/13.

Fr. Carl Davidson

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

In 3/04 a man reportedly said Davidson tried to molest him as a boy in 1980 during an overnight stay at the St. John Vianney Prep school rectory in New Orleans. Davidson was a music teacher at the school. The man said he told his parents and school officials. Apparently no action until 2002, after the man and a second accuser each went to the Archdiocese about past abuse. Davidson was removed and "retired." On archdiocese's list 11/2/18, which noted allegation received in 1989 of abuse in the early 1980s. Davidson died in 2007. Settlement in 8/19 for $150K plus $10K for counseling with a man claiming abuse by Davidson when he was a teen in the mid-1980s, during sleepovers at Notre Dame Seminary.

Fr. Joseph A. Davies

Ordained: 2021
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Monsignor. Parish priest, prep school chaplain, prison chaplain, archdiocesan Director of Catholic Boy Scouts, active in Volunteers for America, where he worked at two facilities for children. Died 2/3/92. In 1993 the archdiocese received multiple allegations of child sexual abuse against Davies. One man alleged abuse in the 1960s at St. Joseph's in Hagerstown. The allegations were not announced publicly until 8/13/15 in an archdiocesan press release, which stated a man alleged abuse by Davies as a child in the 1950s. The statement acknowledged there were other allegations, without elaborating. On archdiocese's 12/14/18 list; it notes numerous allegations of child sex abuse received against Davies.

Fr. Charles J. Davis

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Accused in 2002 of sexually abusing a boy during his first assignment 1962-64. Transferred three times in three years: to another Camden parish, to a Trenton parish as an extern, and to a missionary assignment in Brazil. Army reserve chaplain 1967-70; on leave for a year; Camden parishes 1971-74; Army chaplain 1974-92; Camden parish for a year. On duty outside the diocese 1992-99 in FL and NH, then retired. Camden asked Vatican to defrock Davis; matter was sent back to Camden for church tribunal.

Fr. Stephen F. Dawber

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Dawber and two other Jesuits at Boston College High School were accused of molesting several students in the 1970s. He is also alleged to have arranged to have one of the other Jesuits, James Talbot, transferred with him to Cheverus High in Maine where Talbot abused again. Dawber is not known to have abused at Cheverus before returning to Boston College High. He was suspended in 3/02 from his position at the school. Died 4/29/10. Name omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was Order priest. Included in 1/19 on the Northeast Province Jesuits list of credibly accused. On the Fall River diocese's list in 1/21, where he worked at Bishop Connolly High School 1985-90.

Fr. John H. Dawson

Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Placed on sick leave in 1993 after allegations. Sent to Paracletes for treatment. On inactive leave in 1995. Accused of abuse of at least 10 in 1970s-80s. Supported by Archdiocese for many years; never reported to police. Named in at least one lawsuit. As part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs, archdiocese was to release personnel files. Personnel file released 1/13.

Fr. Luis Eugene De Francisco

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Ordained: 1931
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Extern priest from the diocese of Cali, Colombia. Worked in San Diego Diocese 1962-1963. Accused of abusing children of migrant workers Arrested in 8/63. Left the diocese, returned to Colombia. Included on the San Diego diocese's list of priests with credible allegations released 3/30/07. Personnel file released 10/24/10. Also worked in TX and FL. Included on the Galveston-Houston archdiocese's list 1/31/19. It notes that he was removed from ministry in 1960. Believed to have died in the early 1990s.

Fr. Roberto A. de Otero

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Ordained: 1977
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Accused in a 5/17/02 suit of abusing two altar boys in the late 1980s in Honolulu; settled in 6/04. Accused in an 8/30/04 suit of abusing boy at same parish in 1985. On leave 1987-89; Navy chaplain 1989-93. Admitted in 1993 to abusing a boy at a CA Marine base and resigned. After DiLorenzo came to Honolulu in 1993 he removed de Otero from public ministry. Had begun career in Portland OR archdiocese where in 1977-81 he had two parish assignments and sick leave before being loaned to then excardinated to Honolulu.

Fr. Richard Deakin

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Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1985
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Convicted in 1990 of molesting a 13-year-old girl 1986-88. Given 15-year suspended sentence and 5 years probation. Civil suit filed in 1/92; settled out of court in 9/93. Archdiocese knew of his history of deviant sexual behavior. In 1987 (after he yelled obscenities and exposed himself to a woman), the Capuchins transferred him to Pittsburgh. Seminary officials knew of use of church money for x-rated movies and porn before ordination. Left priesthood in 1988 and married. Dismissed from clerical state 12/29/92. Became licensed social worker, began work with the V.A. in 1996. Included on the Baltimore archdiocese's 2002 list of accused religious priests and brothers.

Fr. William E. Dean

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

In 10/20 the archdiocese announced that Dean had been found unsuitable for ministry, due to an allegation received in 10/19, found substantiated, of the sexual abuse of a minor in the 1970s. Dean was assigned to SS. Philip & James in Exton at the time of the abuse. No criminal charges due to the statute of limitations. Had been chaplain and in residence since 2012 at a retirement home for nuns in Malvern. In 10/20 he had been moved to a place for priests in a prayer and penance program.The diocese had also received a report in 2014 of possible inappropriate behavior with a minor at SS. Philip & James; unclear if same victim. Archdiocese decided after the 2014 report to limit Dean's ministry.

Fr. Anthony A. DeAngelis

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Ordained: 1935
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

A woman notified the diocese 2/14/94 that she had been sexually abused by DeAngelis repeatedly 1957-65, beginning when she was age 5 and attending the parish school. On 6/17/94 she also wrote to Bishop Gelineau about the abuse. DeAngelis was pastor and a senior diocesan official, named monsignor during the period of the alleged abuse. Died 1/24/90. Diocese paid $12.5K to the survivor 4/4/96, for therapy costs. She did not sign a confidentiality agreement. On diocese's list 7/1/19.

Fr. Charles F. Dearing

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Chaplain in Air Force per 1960 Catholic Directory. Left priesthood in 1971. A woman filed suit 4/03 alleging abuse by Dearing when she was about 10 in 1966-68. Suit settled in 6/03 as part of massive diocesan settlement. Criminal charges filed in 7/03. He pleaded not guilty. Charges later dismissed after prosecutor said there was "insufficient evidence at this time" to proceed.

Br. Fidelis DeBerardinis

Order: OFM
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Worked in Boston MA, Honduras, Guatemala, Trinidad, Israel and NY. Charged 2002 with sexual assault of as many as 7 altar boys 1968-1973. Left MA in 1973 which stopped the statute. Franciscan order said that it settled a sexual misconduct claim against him "a decade ago" [1992?] involving one of the men who filed criminal charges in 2002. Pleaded guilty 2004 to assaulting 8 youths; sentenced to 8 years in prison and 10 yrs probation. Still in custody 11/11. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.

Fr. Anselm Deehr

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Ordained: 1990
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Was a religious brother for many years prior to his 1990 ordination. Founded the Our Lady of Fatima Center in Cleveland, OH, where he worked 1970-87. Accused of abuse of a boy there 1983-87, who sued in the early 2000s. Included in the Lost Angeles archdiocese's 10/08 "Final Addendum to the Report to the People of God." Worked in Cleveland, Atlanta GA, Washington DC, Stirling NJ, Los Angeles and Adelphi, MD.

Fr. Richard Degagne

Ordained: 1982
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Placed on leave in 11/19 pending an investigation into "misconduct" allegedly occurring prior to ordination. Degagne denied the allegations. He was a junior high school music teacher before entering the priesthood. Included on the diocese's list of accused 1/17/21, under "cases in process." Allegedly sexually abused a boy 1972-73 when a counselor at Cathedral Camp in Freetown.

Fr. John F. Degnan

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Ordained: 1951
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Jefferson City MO

Accused in 2001 of abusing a boy in the 1960s. Additional allegations in 2002 and 2005. At least 17 and up to 50 alleged victims. One accuser received a $60K confidential settlement in 2005. Pastor of St. Joseph Church, Westphalia, 1961-62 and 1971-74; Immaculate Conception, Montgomery City, 1982-87. Also assigned to Pilot Grove, Boonville, Linn, Gravois Mills, Versailles, St. Elizabeth, Dixon, and Chouteau Springs. Lived in supervised residential treatment center in Missouri. Died 12/09/10. On diocese's list 11/8/18.

Fr. Jean Marie DeGraff

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Ordained: 1999
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

From Haiti. Worked in the Bridgeport diocese as an extern priest as late as 2008. Working at St. Mary's parish when the diocese received allegations of potential misconduct with a minor. Diocese reported to Dept. of Children and Families, which found allegations not substantiated. Left diocese. In Calgary Alberta Canada 2010-11. Arrested 12/11 on charges of sexual activity with at least one child. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there was one victim, an 8-year-old girl, abused in 2008.

Fr. Charles M. DeGuire

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Ordained: 1934
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Accused in lawsuit filed 6/21/16 of sexually abusing a St. Aloysius Gonzaga altar boy beginning in 1967, when the boy was a 10-year-old 5th grader, and continuing until the boy was in 8th grade. Abuse allegedly included DeGuire forcing the boy to perform oral sex on him. Accuser said a visiting priest knew and another priest also abused him. DeGuire died in 1982.

Fr. Richard Delahunty

Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Per news in 1/04, Delahunty had just been placed on leave pending investigation of allegation that he sexually molested a boy in 1981. Civil suit filed. Delahunty denied the allegation. Plaintiff says he notified an administrator at the time of the abuse. Delahunty's name appears on list released by the Orange diocese of six priests accused in 2003 of sexual abuse of minors. Settled in 2005. Returned him to ministry in 11/04 after review board found "no credible evidence" against him. Retired in 2016.

Br. Frank P. Delamere

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Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Delamere was listed as a 'former' brother as of 6/11/14. Included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible accusations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked at Briscoe Memorial School in Kent WA 1963-68.

Fr. Robert DeLand, Jr.

Ordained: 1973
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Saginaw MI

Arrested 2/25/18. Suspended. Police report 8/17 of sex assault of a 21-year-old man. Parents of a boy, age 17, told police concerns re DeLand and their son. Arrested after boy went undercover. Gave boy alcohol and ecstasy. "Nearly half a dozen" more people reported to police attempted and actual sex abuse, some 3 decades prior; some minors, at least one girl. Diocese knew of "rumors" in 1992. Investigated by diocese 2005 after woman reported her brother, who died by suicide in 1993, may have been abused in 1970s. Deemed "unfounded." Suit filed 3/18 by boy, age 17. Arrested 4/18; some charges re alleged sex assault of a 17- or 18-year-old male in 5/17. His father says he reported incident to diocese, but no response. Pled no contest 9/18 in plea deal. Withdrew plea weeks later. Acquitted in 3/19 of assault of two teens. Pled no contest to earlier withdrawn plea, avoiding trial. Sentenced in 4/19 to 2 to 15 years in prison. Case sent to Vatican. Likely to be released on parole in 4/21.

Fr. Daniel Joseph Delaney

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Austin TX

In 11/03 R. Scamardo, the former chief counsel for the Diocese of Galveston-Houston, announced that he had been abused in 1975 by Delaney, former director for youth ministry for the Austin diocese. Scamardo told Austin Bishop of his allegations and requested in-patient treatment. Matter settled in 10/03 for $250K and counseling fees. Delaney laicized in 1987 "for behavior problems." Bishop admitted he had heard from other victims. Another suit filed 5/04. Died in 2008. On Austin diocese's list 1/31/19.

Seminarian Alexander Delgado

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Status: Acquitted

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

From Colombia. In 1995 a woman said she was recently raped by Delgado at a religious retreat after she sought counseling from him. Delgado was a seminarian at the time. He was acquitted by jury. In a 8/98 civil suit, the woman claimed that just before her incident, Delgado had been accused of molesting a 13-year-old girl and pled guilty in 1997. May have returned to Columbia as part of a probation agreement. Included in 1/21 on the Fall River diocese's list, where he worked at some point at Cathedral Camp in East Freetown.

Fr. Eligio Della Rosa

Ordained: 2021
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

In 2/20 Attorney Mitchell Garabedian stated the diocese settled in 9/19 with a man claiming Della Rosa sexually abused him at age 14 in 1964. He was apparently a priest of the diocese at that time; the directories prior to 1962 show Della Rosa as a Salesian of Don Bosco. The abuse allegedly occurred at St. Anthony of Padua in Rocky Point and involved the priest forcing the boy to perform oral sex on him. Della Rosa died in 1991. Included in 3/21 on the Rockville diocese's list.

Fr. Dennis Dellamalva

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

Allegations 1983 of abuse of two teen brothers 1981-82, in their home and on trips with the family. Admitted the abuse. Also accused of abusing their friend. Sent to Spencer Abbey in MA for treatment. Suit filed in 1983 by the two families; settled for $375K in 1986 and sealed at request of diocese. Families refused to pursue criminal charges in 1983. The suit also alleged that Bishop Connare failed to discharge Dellamalva after being confronted by the plaintiffs and others. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. It notes "numerous allegations." Accused of abuse of a 9th to 12th grade Mother of Sorrows in Murrysville altar boy during annual mountain retreats. Sued; settled 2004 for $25K. A fifth man alleged abuse at ages 13-15 in the Mother of Sorrows rectory. Sued; settled for $25K. Per GJ report, Dellamava last functioned as a priest in the diocese in 1984 and resigned from priesthood in 1986. Died 1994.

Fr. John J. Delli Carpini

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of two youths over a period of several years both before seminary and after ordination. Placed on leave in 1998 then returned to duty. Placed on leave again in 2004. Laicization announced in 2005.

Fr. Stephen J. DeLuca

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Credibly accused of one incident of child abuse, apparently at St. Ann's in Bridgeport in the early 1980s. Removed from ministry in 2014. Announcement was made by Bishop Caggiano in a letter 1/31/15. Added to diocese's list of credibly accused priests, with an incomplete assignment history. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there was one victim, a 10-year-old boy, abused in 1980.

Fr. Martin H. Demek

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Pastor from 2010 of Corpus Christi in Baltimore. In 4/21 the Archdiocese announced the suspension of Demek from ministry, due to an allegation that he sexually abused a child during 1989-94, beginning when the child was age 11. Demek was pastor of St. Bartholomew's in Manchester, MD during the time of the alleged abuse. The allegation had been received in 1/21. Demek denied the charges.

Fr. Normand J. Demers

Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Providence priest. Founded an orphanage and school in Haiti. In 1989 boys at the orphanage complained about inappropriate touch and explicit sexual references. Arrested in Haiti. Haitian authorities apparently said behavior "inappropriate" but nothing else. Released from jail. Assigned by Providence Bishop Gelineau to a parish in the diocese. Removed in 2002, accused of sexually abusing a boy, ages 12-14, about 35 years prior. Absent on Leave 2002-05. Retired 2005. Died 7/21/18. In 9/19 a 50-year-old man stated publicly that Demers abused him at age 7 or 8 at St. Joseph's. He sued 2/27/20; said he saw boys at the rectory brought by Demers from Haiti and Central America. The suit also claims that Demers trafficked boys as early as the 1970s through his charities, and had parties in the rectory with some boys wearing diapers and made to pose for "sexually suggestive" photos. Dismissed in 10/20, the judge ruling that church leadership cannot be labeled "perpetrators."

Fr. Thomas F. Dempsey

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of La Crosse WI

Worked in La Crosse Diocese off and on 1955 -75 (15 parishes in 15 years). Incardinated into Boston in 1976. Pled guilty in 1997 in WI to one count of indecent behavior with a boy during the 1960s. Sentenced to community service and to pay up to $6K for counseling for victims. "Senior Priest/Retired" in 1989. Died in 1998. Also abused in Boston and NH. Named in at least three suits.

Fr. Douglas W. Dempster

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

In late 1960s, Dempster was given the responsibility of investigating allegations against his close friend, Rev. Frank DeLuca. He told the complaining family to never speak of the matter again; the family thus thought the church was taking care of the matter. Name on list of abusive priests released by Bishop Saltarelli 11/16/06. Dempster was removed from ministry in 1993. Claim settled. Suit filed against him personally. Last known to be living in MD. Personnel file released in 2/12.

Fr. Ferdinand B. Demsher

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Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. At least 4 alleged victims. A man told the diocese 3/18/02 that Demsher sexually abused him at age 13-14 in 1975 to 1976 at St. Mary of the Assumption. He was working at the parish for Demsher doing odd jobs. In 3/12 the diocese received a report that Demsher molested a boy in the late 1970s to early 1980s. In 2/15 a man told the diocese that he was abuse by Demsher as a 14-year-old Central Catholic High School freshman. A 2/1/16 memo in Demsher's personnel file revealed that another person said Demsher fondled him when he was a 10- to 11-year-old altar boy at Resurrection parish. Another person alleged abuse by the priest as noted in a 5/16 memo. He said the abuse occurred in the mid to late 1960s. Demsher died in 1983.

Fr. Thomas F. Denny

Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuits Northeast Province on its list 1/15/19. Abuse in the 1960s-70s reported in 2002 and 2012. (Place not specified, so placing him in this database in Brooklyn, where he was first assigned.) Last assignment was in Nigeria 1998-99. Per the list, Denny was "impeded" in 2002.

Fr. Robert J. Densmore

Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Three allegations against Densmore received 1985-1993. Two more later. He refused to attend inpatient treatment at St. Luke's in 1985 but did undergo outpatient counseling. Name appeared on diocese's 2/02 list of 14 accused priests. Privileges removed. Sued 4/02. Included in 11/02 $5M settlement involving 28 priests and three others. Per the diocese's list 7/31/19, assigned to a life of prayer and penance.

Fr. Edward M. DePaoli

Ordained: 1970
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Convicted in 1986 of possession of child porn. Received a one-year suspended sentence. Continued "extremely restricted ministry" until 2002 but did more than allowed because of "communications breakdown." Accused in 2002 of abuse of a 14-year-old girl in 1970. Placed on leave. Allegations found credible in 2004. Laicized 8/11/04. Nun testified in Msgr. Lynn trial 4/12 that she was fired after she sent one of his porn magazines to then-Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua.

Fr. Eugene Deragowski

Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau MO

Ordained for the Diocese of Kansas City, MO, prior to creation of the Springfield Cape-Girardeau diocese in 1956. Diocese announced in 12/06 that in 10/06 it had received a complaint that Deragowski sexually abused a minor in the 1960s. Deragowski died in 1981. A second allegation of abuse in the 1960s was made in 1/07. On the diocese's list 11/19/18. Included on the Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese's list 9/5/19.

Fr. Walter George DeRoeck

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Removed in 3/99 after two men came forward to allege abuse as minors in approximately 1986. He was assigned to St. John Berchman's in the Logan Square neighborhood at time of the alleged abuse. Resigned from priesthood in 8/01; laicized in 1/02.

Fr. Edward D. DeRussy

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Central and Southern Province on its list 12/7/18. Multiple allegations of abuse, occurring in the 1970s. Assigned in New Orleans most of the 1970s, per the Catholic Directory. Restricted from ministry with minors in 1991. Died in 2001.

Fr. Michael C. DeScoise

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Named as accused in the CO A.G.'s report released 10/23/19. In 2018 the diocese received an allegation that DeScoise sexually abused a 14-year-old boy in 1986 or '87, while assigned to St. Joseph's in Grand Junction. His accuser said the abuse occurred during what was supposed to be Confession and spiritual counseling on a walk in a rural area. DeScoise denied the allegation. Faculties suspended. Case sent to the Vatican. In 2016 his faculties had been suspended after he admitted to sexual activity with adult men; they were restored in 2017 after counseling.

Fr. Joseph Michael DeShan

Ordained: 1987
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Per 4/02 article, DeShan had a sexual 'relationship' with a 14- or 15-year-old girl in 1988. Girl became pregnant in 1989. DeShan took leave of absence after telling Bishop Egan. Egan allowed him to leave priesthood and begin a new life as elementary school teacher with no record of sexual misconduct. Laicized 1999. Teaching in NJ in 2002 when allegation revealed. Temporarily placed on leave for three weeks; allowed to return to teaching. Claim settled 10/03. Suspended again from Cinnaminson NJ public middle school teaching job in early 2019 after parents concerned about his history demanded his removal. A 12-year-old girl, who was his student, complained in 12/18 that he made her feel uncomfortable when he complimented her eyes. In 4/19 the state Dept. of Education ordered the district to return DeShan to his job. Per a report commissioned by the diocese in 2019, there was one victim, a 15-year-old girl, abused 1988-89.

Fr. Donald A. Desilets

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Ordained: 1952
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Desilets was disciplined by the Diocesan Misconduct Commission and barred from public ministry in the early 1990s after he allegedly molested two boys at Precious Blood Church in Holyoke. He was allowed to retire and join the Sulpician Fathers in Montreal to help prepare young men for the priesthood. He died 4/28/01. One claim was settled in 2004 and another in 2008 as part of larger settlements. Included on the diocese's list in 3/16.

Fr. Paul M. Desilets

Order: CSV
Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused of molesting at least 20 altar boys 1974-1984 in MA. Returned to Canada in 1984. Indicted in 2002 for molesting 18 additional boys 1978-1984. Extradited in 2005 from Canada. Pled guilty, sentenced to up to 18 months in prison and probation. Asked judge to excuse him from sex offender treatment because of his advanced age (82) and health. Allowed to return to Canada to serve probation. Died in 2010 at age 86. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.

Fr. Alfred R. Desrosiers

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Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Accused of molesting a 15-year-old girl in 1972 and another in 1975-76 in two separate civil suits filed in 1994. Criminal trial was scheduled for Fall 1997 but portions were appealed to RI Supreme Court as of 4/98. Claims were settled in 9/02 as part of $13.5M mass settlement involving 36 victims of priest abuse in the Providence diocese and allegations against 11 priests and a nun. Died 2/15/01.

Fr. Gilbert J. DeSutter

Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

In 1993 a boy's father went to the archdiocese with allegations. Official said the diocese had a file on DeSutter regarding other sexual misconduct allegations and that DeSutter would be retired. Six years later he was still active. Two lawsuits filed in 1999; settled out of court. A third suit was filed in 1996; dismissed on statute of limitations. Limited ministry 1998-2003. Moved to AZ without privileges, but was saying masses in 2002. Permanently removed from ministry in 2003.

Fr. Timothy DeVenney

Ordained: 1993
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Dubuque IA

Accused of abuse of several minor boys 1993 -96 during his first assignment. Suspended in 1996. Pled guilty in 1997 and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Released from prison on parole 12/01 and was living outside Washington DC in residence run by a religious order. At least one claim settled in $2.6M settlement with the archdiocese in 3/07. Another included in 3/08 settlement. Laicization announced 12/08.

Fr. Cornelius DeVenster

Order: OSC
Ordained: 1933
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

From the Netherlands. Started working in the U.S. in 1934. Worked in NE, MN, NY, IN and OH. Name is included on 3/8/14 updated list of current, former and deceased Crosiers with one or more credible claims of sexual abuse of minors. Died 12/25/88. Allegation made at some point after his death. No information on diocese where abuse is alleged to have occurred.

Fr. Gerard V. Dever

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Per allegations in personnel file, Dever repeatedly played with girls' clothing and touched their breasts at St. Ann's Elementary School in Wollaston. At least eight girls complained about him 1993-1996. Parishioners were so upset in 1996 that they were threatening to go en masse to see the Cardinal. Allowed to remain in ministry without suspension. Review board recommended continued therapy. Died in 1997. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. Thomas Devery

Ordained: 1977
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Pastor of Our Lady Star of the Sea in 3/21 when Devery acknowledged to parishioners in a letter that he had been accused four years earlier in an "unsuccessful claim" via the IRCP of sexually abusing a minor about forty years prior. The same accuser filed a lawsuit under the Child Victims Act in 8/19 claiming abuse as an altar server at age 15 in 1984, at a Shrub Oak parish. Devery was kept in ministry. His letter to parishioners was released several days after SNAP publicly stated that Cardinal Dolan did not inform parishioners of the allegations.

Fr. Raymond L. Deviney

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. The diocese received a report in 1994 from a woman who said Deviney was sexually inappropriate with her when she was a teen. She said that later, after losing a baby and husband, Deviney violated her. The woman said she contacted Bishop Timlin in 2001 to ask if Deviney had ever received treatment, and that the bishop responded that Deviney hadn't and that he hoped she could put it all behind her. She pressed again in 10/02; Timlin said Deviney agreed to treatment. The diocese indicated that the allegations were unsubstantiated. On diocese's list 8/19/18. Permanently removed from ministry.

Fr. James C. Devita

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Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 3/21. Allegedly abused while at St. Rocco in Glen Cove, where he was assigned 1969-78. The abuse occurred at the parish, in Devita's car, at a Catholic retreat, at Devita's family member's haous and at a private home. Last known to be living in Florida.

Fr. Thomas F. DeVita

Ordained: 1978
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Confessed publicly in 1998 to a " sexual relationship" with a 16-year-old boy in New York in 1978. The boy's mother had confronted him in 1978. She told Auxiliary Bishop G. Ryan in 1984 and he promised intervention. The mother learned that DeVita was still active in 1993 and again went to the diocese. Diocese paid a $50K settlement to the victim in 1993. DeVita was sent for therapy. Worked in Venice, Florida and later became part of the Kalamazoo Diocese. Was working there in 2002 when removed from ministry.

Fr. Arthur T. Devlin

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Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Worked in the Diocese of Wheeling, the South Solomon Islands, and the Archdioceses of San Francisco, Boston and New York. Accused at some point of sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy in 1959, on multiple occasions. The boy attended Our Lady of Presentation Parish in Brighton MA; Devlin was the nephew of the parish's pastor, Rev. Charles McInnis. A claim was settled in 4/20 in the mid-five figures.

Fr. Michael H. Devlin

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Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Placed on leave in 12/04. Named in a civil suit in 1/05 after allegations that he had abused a minor in the mid-1970s while parochial vicar at St. Thomas the Apostle in West Springfield and at All Souls in Springfield. Review Board found allegations credible. Devlin denied the allegations. One claim was included in an 11/08 $4.5M settlement with the Diocese.Canonical trial ordered - in process per Diocese's 8/11 list. Per the diocese's list updated in 6/21, Devlin died in 2021.

Fr. Raymond A. Devlin

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Salt Lake City UT

In 1/90 the family of a boy, age 14, told Salt Lake diocesan officials that Devlin molested their son in CA while there for a track meet in 12/89. Devlin was a teacher and the boy's track coach at St. Joseph High School in Ogden. The family agreed to keep silent if Devlin went to counseling and was removed from contact with children. No prosecution. Sent to the Jesuit Community in Los Gatos, CA, received three months' counseling. The family went to the press in 8/93 after learning that Devlin was in active ministry at a parish in Virginia City, NV, with access to minors. Removed. Sent back to Los Gatos where he lived until his death 2/6/11. The Catholic Directory 1995-97 shows him in Los Gatos and at the Cathedral in Stockton, CA. On Salt Lake City diocese's list 12/4/18. On Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/19. On Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18, noting a parish assignment in Paradise, CA 1991-93. On Stockton's 11/12/20 list.

Fr. James Devorak

Ordained: 1972
Status: Cleared

Diocese: Diocese of New Ulm MN

Retired 7/15. In 8/17 Bishop Levoir announced in a letter to parishioners that the diocese had been notified of an allegation of one incident of sex abuse against Devorak, alleged to have occurred in the 1990s while Devorak was assigned to St. Pius X in Glencoe. Worked during retirement as a parochial vicar in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Removed from public ministry pending investigation. On 10/20/17 the archdiocese announced that the Glencoe Police Dept. determined the allegation to be unfounded and that Devorak had been reinstated to ministry.

Fr. John J. Dewire

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Ordained: 1946
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Dewire was named for the first time in a lawsuit filed in 2003. He was one of 40 priests named by multiple victims. Accused of raping a 10-year old boy in 1967. Dewire died in 1994. Attorney for the plaintiff announced in 2011 that all claims had been settled. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. Paul A. Deyo

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Placed on leave in 2003 after accusation of abuse of a boy in Johnson County in 1998. Allegation not made public until 2004. Diocese considered allegations credible. Voluntarily laicized 5/06. Name appeared on Diocese's 7/08 list of credibly accused clergy. Three known accusers with earliest claimed abuse 1983.

Fr. Joseph B. Di Peri

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse of student at Chaminade High School in Canoga Park in 1977-78. He was a priest from Newark NJ working in LA archdiocese. He reportedly removed himself from active priesthood and was living under supervision in a retirement home for priests in NJ. Died in 3/07. Marianist personnel file released 7/13 as part of 2007 L.A. settlement.

Fr. Martin J. Diamond

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Ordained: 1930
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Accused in a 1/03 lawsuit of abusing a boy 1967-70 at St. Peter's in Keokuk, starting when the boy was age 8. Spent first two years of ministry at St. Peter's, then was a hospital chaplain for most of the 1930s. Army Reserve chaplain 1942-46 and then a hospital chaplain again. Pastor of St. Elizabeth's in Harper 1949-63, returned to pastor St. Peter's in Keokuk 1963-78. Retired 1978. Died 6/11/89. Suit dismissed because of Diamond's death and lack of evidence, per the diocese. Not on 7/08 list of credibly accused priests. Review Board deemed allegations not credible 11/03.

Fr. Donald J. Dickerson

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1980
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Removed from ministry, left the Jesuits in 1986. Accused in lawsuit settled in 2009 of sex abuse of boys at Jesuit High in New Orleans in the 1970s, while a seminarian. Federal suit 11/10 accused Dickerson of sex abuse of a boy, including rape, in 1982 while assigned to St. John Berchman's in Shreveport LA. Also worked at Jesuit Prep in Dallas. Died in 2018. On Central and Southern Province Jesuits List 12/7/18. Accused in suit filed 3/19 by a former Jesuit Prep in Dallas student of sex assault in the late 1970s. Added to lawsuit with multiple plaintiffs against Dallas Prep and the diocese in 11/20.

Fr. Leon DIcks

Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Trenton NJ

Accused at some point of sexually abusing a girl, ages 11-14, about thirty times during 1958-61, when the girl was a hospital patient. Dicks was a chaplain at St. Francis Hospital in Trenton where the girl received treatment, and the abuse occurred in her hospital room. A claim in the case was settled in 5/20 in the low six figures. Dicks died 10/4/09.

Fr. Dominic Aloysius Diederich

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Ordained: 1917
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

On 1/31/06 the archdiocese confirmed that church officials had reason to believe Diederich engaged in sexual misconduct with a child. The admission came after a woman confronted Cardinal George about Diederich at a public meeting on 1/30/06. The archdiocese refused to include Diederich in its list of priests with substantiated allegations, because Diederich was deceased. He died 4/24/77. Included on archdiocese's list 11/28/18.

Fr. Arwyn N. Diesta

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Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Extern priest from Philippines working in Archdiocese 1978-88. Returned to Philippines. Accused in 1992 of abuse of several students 1982-88. Cardinal Mahony wrote in 1993 to Diesta's Bishop in Philippines and to the Vatican. In 2001, Mahony found him working as a U.S. Navy chaplain and at a seminary in the Philippines. Mahony wrote again to Vatican and also informed US Military, LA Police and authorities in Philippines. Still active priest there as of 2013. L.A. personnel file released 1/13.

Fr. James Diete

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Had assignments in Lemont, IL and Denver, CO. Named publicly by the Vincentian on its list in 2020 as the subject of multiple allegations of abuse, occurring in the 1980s. After the abuse was reported in 1987, Diete was sent to St. Luke Institute for treatment, then returned in 1988 to ministry. His faculties were removed in 1991.

Fr. Joseph L. DiGregorio

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Per the 2011 Grand Jury Report II, a woman reported in 2005 that DiGregorio sexually abused her in 1967 or 1968 at Our Lady of Loretto in Philadelphia when she was 16. The Review Board found the allegation to be credible but reversed itself in 2006. Placed on leave from job as parochial vicar at Stella Maris Rectory after release of Grand Jury Report. He denied all allegations. Reinstated in 10/12. Board said he violated priestly conduct standards but was eligible to return to ministry.

Fr. Francis Emil Dilla

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Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Accused of abuse at St. Simon's in Chicago 1964-1965. Removed from public ministry 2/92. First identified as abuser in Archdiocesan Report of 3/20/06. Retired in 1993. Died 2/05.

Bishop Nicholas A. DiMarzio

Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Named Auxiliary Bishop of Newark in 1996, Bishop of Camden in 1999, and Bishop of Brooklyn in 2003. In 11/19 the Newark archdiocese was notified of an allegation that DiMarzio sexually abused a St. Nicholas in Jersey City altar boy, age 11, in the mid-1970s. His alleged victim also accused Rev. Albert Mark. The man filed suit in 3/21. DiMarzio "emphatically denied" the allegation. In 1/20 the Vatican ordered Cardinal Dolan to investigate. In 3/20 a second man came forward, alleging DiMarzio repeatedly sexually abused him when he was about age six, forty years prior, at Holy Rosary in Jersey City. DiMarzio denied the allegation. This man filed suit in 2/21. On 9/1/21 the Vatican announced that the allegations were without "the semblance of truth."

Fr. Augustine M. Dimier

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Ordained: 1930
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

Accused of sexual abuse of at least one minor. Included on the Helena diocese's list posted to its website 4/29/15 in compliance with the non monetary terms of the 3/5/15 bankruptcy settlement. Assigned to St. Ignatius Mission Parish, St. Ignatius MT 1930­-50. Born 1864 in Savoy France. Died 6/14/50. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18.

Fr. Louis M. Diogo

Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Retired and moved out of state 1993 after his cousin told diocese he had abused her and her sister in the 1950s and 1960s. Not charged criminally but diocese found the woman to be credible. In 2005 diocese learned from the woman that he had returned to Rhode Island and was saying mass. Diocese immediately told him that he could not say mass or function as a priest. Died 4/4/15. On diocese's list 7/1/19.

Fr. Frederick George Dion

Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

At least one claim was included in the Diocese's 11/08 $4.5M settlement with 59 plaintiffs. Died in 1991. Name included on the diocese's list 6/2/21 of credibly accused. Noted to have allegedly sexually abused a minor in 1957.

Fr. Joseph B. DiPeri

Order: SM
Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Named publicly as accused by the Newark archdiocese on its list 2/13/19. Spent most of his career in New Jersey. Accused in 2003 of sexually abusing a student at Chaminade Prep in Canoga Park, CA while assigned there 1977-78. Faculties removed by the Newark diocese. Died in 2007.

Fr. Warren Discon

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Named publicly as accused of abuse by the Vincentian Order on its list in 2020. It notes a single allegation reported in 2005 of abuse in the 1970s. Discon died in 1993. The list does not reveal the place of the alleged abuse. Discon had assignments in IL, TX, MO and LA. The Official Catholic Directory lists Discon as on staff at the Servants of the Paraclete's Foundation House in Jemez Springs, NM in 1987. The Vincentians' posted assignment history for Discon does not reflect this. (Placing Discon's entry under St. Louis for now, where the Order is headquartered.)

Fr. Myles Eric Diskin

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Head of diocesan Worship Office when put on leave 4/02. No explanation. Accused in two 2004 and one 2005 suit of abuse early- to mid-1970s. Withdrew from ministry 3/03. Claims included in Diocese's 9/07 $1.25M settlement with 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Named in PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18. A man alleged in 2004 abuse as a minor by Diskin in the mid-1970s at a Butler church. In 10/02 a woman told the D.A. Diskin molested her as a child in the mid-1970s in Butler. In 6/04 a man said he was abused when 12-13 by DIskin at St. Paul's in Butler 1976-77. Accused 11/04 of abuse of boy in '70s at St. Paul. Two men in 2/09 reported mid-1970s abuse by Diskin when they were ages 11 and 14. In 1/15 a man told the D.A. Diskin sexually abused him at age 15-16 in Butler 1976-77. A woman reported in 1/15 that Diskin sexually abused her as a minor in the mid-1970s. Diskin admitted in 2003 to a "sexual relationship" with a male minor for a few years while a priest in Butler.

Fr. Angelo J. Ditta

Ordained: 1986
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Accused in 1997 of repeatedly molesting a young boy years earlier. The boy and his therapist met with Rev. Alan Placa, who was the diocese's vice chancellor, and described abuse beginning at age 9. Ditta was sent for therapy, then assigned to parish work without notification of his past. No reports were made to police until 2002. Ditta was removed from his parish assignment in 2002. Named in a 2003 civil suit. Identified as Priest H in the 2003 Suffolk Co Grand Jury Report. Included on the diocese's list in 3/21.

Fr. Andrew C. DIttrich

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Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuits Northeast Province on its list 1/15/19. It notes reports received in 2002 and 2018 of abuse 1966-76 and that he worked in the Philippines 1954-57. The assignment record provided by the Jesuits does not show his whereabouts 1957-70; Per the Catholic Directory, he was in the Philippines through much of the1960s until 1973. The Jesuits' list shows him to have been at Rutgers U. in NJ 1970-77, then Rider College 1977-89. He died in 1990. (Placing him in this database in the NY archdiocese, where the Province is based.) Included on the Rockville Centre diocese's list in 3/21, which notes that alleged abuse occurred at a family member's apartment,.

Fr. Edward J. Dober

Ordained: 1976
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused in a 5/21/02 letter to the archdiocese of improperly hugging a boy in 1990-91. Dober denied the charge and the archdiocesan review board deemed the accusation unfounded on 10/9/02. The complainant filed suit in 2003 and was included in the global $60M settlement in 12/06 with 44 others. Beginning in 1976, Dober was a reserve chaplain in the U.S. Air Force. Pastor of St. John of God in Norwalk, CA 2007 until his retirement in 2016.

Fr. Stanley D. Doerger

Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

Accused in 2003 of abuse of a girl in the 1970s at St. Rita School for the Deaf. A group of former students alleged he physically, sexually and verbally abused up to 275 female students. One woman said that Doerger also abused her deceased brother from the late 1960s to 1980. Placed on leave in 3/05. Investigation was discontinued after Doerger died in 9/05.

Deacon Mark C. Doherty

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Seminarian in Boston 1989-93. Just before his scheduled ordination two men told the archdiocese that he molested them in 1977 when they were ages 13 and 15, during a camping trip to NH. Never ordained. In 1994 a woman told the archdiocese that she believed Doherty molested three of her sons. Two brothers from another family said Doherty had also molested them in 1979. Moved to Charlotte NC in 1997 and was hired as a religion teacher at Charlotte Catholic High. Cardinal Law sent documentation and informed Bishop Carlin that he 'will not oppose ... excardination.' Carlin reviewed the file and wrote Law that he 'would not consider a request ... for incardination or priestly ordination.' Suspended fro his teaching job in 2/03 after inquiries from the Boston Globe.

Fr. Neil Doherty

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Ordained: 1969
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Miami FL

Parish priest, counselor for Catholic Family Services. Archdiocese was warned of Doherty's behavior many times, as early as 1971. Kept in ministry until 4/02. Lawsuit in 2003 claimed abuse of four to five boys. Settlement in 1994 for $50K. New suit in 2005 claimed abuse of a boy over five years, starting when the boy was 11 in 1997. Drugged and raped victims. Had them call him "Gus." Arrested in 2006. Settlement(s) in 2006. Two claims settled in 6/07. Three more plaintiffs came forward in 4/07. Multiple suits 2007-13. By 11/11 26 men had come forward with allegations. Trial awarded $100M in 11/11; plaintiff(s) will never collect. Pled no contest in criminal matter 1/14/13. Sentenced to 15 years 1/28/13. New allegations emerged during the FL A.G.'s investigation, report released 11/6/20.

Fr. Hugh A. Dolan

Ordained: 1934
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Raleigh NC

Named publicly as accused 'with a semblance of truth' by the Raleigh diocese on its list in 10/18. It notes report in 2004 to the diocese of abuse in 1964, when Msgr Dolan was pastor of St Pius X church in Greensboro NC (now in the Charlotte diocese), where accused priest John J Hyland was accused in 2002 of abuse in 1964 also. Dolan founded St Pius X and was pastor there 1960-1975. Msgr Dolan was born in 1906 in Ireland and died on 9/26/81. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19 (middle initial incorrectly as J.)

Fr. Richard D. Dolan

Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

A woman spoke before Archbishop Rigali and clergy in 9/06 about being raped by Dolan for 18 months, beginning when she was 14. Dolan left active ministry in 1981 and was laicized 5/31/00. Name not included in the 2005 Grand Jury Report. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor with no conclusive evidence.

Fr. Louis S. Dolinic

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Retired 2010. Suspended in 10/18 pending investigation of a complaint of abuse. Assigned during career to parishes in Lackawanna, Sloan, North Tonawanda, Buffalo, Depew. Added to the diocese list 11/5/19. Multiple allegations, substantiated. Case to go to Rome. Removed from diocesan payroll 5/1/20 as part of bankruptcy agreement.

Fr. Robert J. Dollinger

Ordained: 1954
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Accused of abuse in four civil suits filed in 2002. Moved to Canada in 1983 and was active priest there until at least 1994, when two men complained to Louisville Bishop about past abuse. Dollinger "retired" but continued to live in a parish headed by his brother, also a priest. Permanently removed from active ministry in 10/02. Ordered in 10/05 by the Vatican to live a life of prayer and penance. Died 7/13/11 in Prince Edward Island, Canada. On the archdiocese's list of accused in 2019.

Fr. Ronald J. Dombrowski

Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saginaw MI

Suspended 3/15/18 after diocese was contacted by someone claiming sexual abuse as a minor by Dombrowski. In 7/21 the diocese announced Dombrowski's permanent removal from ministry, and that two additional alleged victims had come forward after the initial allegation, dating to early in his priesthood. Dombrowski was to live a life of prayer and penance. He was added to the diocese's list of credibly accused. 


Br. Francis Dominic

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Order: OFM Conv
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Birth name was Anthony Salomone. Assigned to Conventual Franciscans' Province of Our Lady of Consolation, based in Mount St. Francis, IN, 1969 -1980. Transferred to the Conventual Franciscans' Province of St. Bonaventure, based in Chicago, before leaving the order in 1989. Named as abuser of at least six boys in suits filed in 2002 in KY. All accusers alleged abuse in early 1970s. On the Louisville archdiocese's list in 2/19.

Fr. L. Joseph Dondero

Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Jose CA

First named publicly as accused on diocese's list 10/18/18. Allegation in 2002 that Dondero sexually abused a child in the 1960s, while at St. Joseph's. Dondero died 6/28/97. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes sexual abuse of a minor 1961-65, reported in 2003 and 2005. On the Stockton diocese's list, which notes he was at St. Frances of Rome in Riverbank 8/30/86-9/14/86.

Fr. Edward Francis Donelan

Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Worked at a boys' school run by state and then ran a boys' ranch operated by Santa Fe Archdiocese. State of NM knew of allegations in 1971. Accused of sexually abusing and beating residents. Church ranch was closed after one boy died. At least one civil suit filed in 1994 by two men. Archbishop Sanchez received complaints in 1976; sent another priest to investigate. Ranch closed shortly thereafter but Donelan remained priest until death in 1994. Lawsuit filed in 5/17 by a man alleging abuse by Donelan and Rev. Laurier Labreche in the late 1980s, when man was an 11- to 13-year-old altar boy at Church of the Ascension in Albuquerque. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17.

Br. George Donnelly

Order: CFX
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Teacher and Director of Student Activities at St. John's Prep school for almost 20 years when accused of molesting a male student in 1993. Initially denied the charges but later admitted to two incidents with the then 17-year-old student while denying two other allegations involving the same boy. School's headmaster said conduct "was so egregious as to force removal from his post." DA's office did not consider the incidents to be of a criminal nature. Allowed to serve as hospital chaplain by 2006. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.

Fr. Thomas D. Donnelly

Ordained: 1961
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Absent without permission since 1981. Accused in 5/00 of repeated sexual assaults of a girl, ages 6-11 in 1974-79. Abuse is alleged at two Boston parishes and during trips to NH that included other girls. He denied the allegation. A 5/31/01 memo indicated that the archdiocese deemed it credible. Named in a lawsuit by 1 woman filed in 2/02. Personnel filed released 12/02. Per 8/11 Boston AD database, review board found accusations unsubstantiated or he was acquitted by canonical process. Restricted.

Fr. Michael J. Donofrio

Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Sued in 2003. Accused of abuse of a 12-year-old boy 1982-83. Archdiocese was notified in 2002. Donofrio was working in Peru. Removed from that assignment in 2003 and placed on restricted leave. Donofrio submitted a petition for voluntary laicization to Vatican. Laicized in 7/07.

Fr. Norman E. Donohue

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1939
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

Worked in AK 1941-1983. Died 10/24/83. Two men filed suit against diocese and Jesuits 9/06 alleging abuse by Donohue 1967-73 in Nulato, AK. Also named in some of 43 civil suits filed 1/09 which alleged Jesuits knew of abuse over the years and did nothing. Two or more pending claims shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. On Jesuit West Province list 12/7/18. It notes claims of abuse 1971-72 reported to the order in 2006 and 2009.

Fr. John T. Donovan

Ordained: 1944
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

A woman sued in 1992 alleging Donovan used his position as a priest to coerce her into a sexual relationship 1959-65. She said the grooming started when she was in high school. The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that one could not accuse a religious entity with negligent hiring or training. US Supreme Court refused to revive the case (2/96). Retired in 1993 and died 6/2/10.

Fr. Lawrence Donovan

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Ordained: 1937
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Trenton NJ

Named publicly as accused by attorney Mitchell Garabedian on 1/19/21. Allegedly sexually abused an altar boy, age 13, in 1946, while assigned to St. Joseph's in Trenton. The abuse included sodomy. The suit settled in 2020 in the low six figures on behalf of the estate of the alleged victim, who died prior to the resolution of the case.

Fr. Pearse P. Donovan

Ordained: 1943
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Accused in a 2003 civil suit of molesting a boy beginning in 1978 at St. Clement, and of later passing him on to an abusive Holy Cross brother, Lawrence O'Brien. During this same time period, Donovan was being treated for alcoholism at two treatment centers. He served as Superintendent of Schools 1963-1972. Removed from ministry/retired 1983. Died 9/12/86. On the diocese's list in 2019. It notes abuse having occurred 1978-80.

Fr. William D. Donovan

Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Resigned 4/02 after sentenced to 150 days in state jail for third DWI conviction. Admitted to a sexual 'relationship' with a young man who might have been a minor. Church deemed allegations credible. Claims against Donovan settled by diocese as part of massive settlement in 10/03 where diocese paid $21M to 40 people alleging abuse by priests. Per diocese's list updated 3/22/19, there were multiple allegations against Donovan. He died in 2018. A report commissioned by the diocese in 2019 states there were 8 victims, boys and at least one girl, ages 15-17, abused 1967-93.

Fr. William E. Donovan

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau MO

Died 2/9/75. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list updated 3/15/19. Allegedly abused a minor in 1968. In 11/19 the diocese announced that it had received a second allegation, of abuse 1968-72.

Fr. John Doolan

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuits Northeast Province on its list 1/15/19. It notes allegations of abuse occurring in the 1960s-70s reported in 1999. Doolan admitted to the abuse. Worked 1957-1960 and 1965-73 in Chuuk, Micronesia, in NYC 1974-76 and in Auriesville, NY 1973-2002. He was "impeded" in 2006 and died 5/5/08. (Placing him in the NY archdiocese in this database, where the Province is located.)

Fr. Jerome Dooley

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Died 7/24/93. Included on the archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked in archdiocese until 1993, in Kenmore, Seattle, Seahurst, Longview, Tacoma, Sedro Woolley, Bellingham and Lynnwood. Named in suit filed 5/17/16.

Fr. Joseph C. Dooley

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1941
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

In 2002 a woman alleged that Dooley abused her when she was ages 3-11 during 1956-64. He was assigned at the time to St. Dominic's in Portland. Another woman made allegations of abuse in 2000; her age at time of abuse was unknown. Dooley was assigned to Cheverus High School 1954-58. He died 7/83. Included on the Jesuits Northeast Province list of credibly accused 1/15/19. It notes allegation(s) recieved in 2000 of abuse in 1965. Assigned 1958-80 to Boston College High School in Boston.

Fr. John Francis Dority

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1967
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Missionary for six years in Brazil 1960s-early 1970s. Fill-in priest at Holy Name in Roslindale, MA during visits to family. Worked in NY 1974-75 and in NJ in 1976. Left Order in 1976; laicized in 1980. Arrested in RI in 2003 for abuse of 12- and 19-year-old boys. Convicted in 2005. Served two years in prison. On CT sex offender registry. A 2010 suit alleged abuse of two boys in Roslindale during leaves from Brazil. Admitted abuse. Judge awarded $3M to plaintiffs in 10/11. On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19. Noted to be living in 2019 in the diocese, but was never affiliated with it. Suit in 7/20 claims abuse of abuse of a minor, ages 13-14 in NJ 1975-76. Died 8/31/19.

Fr. Michael E. Dorrler

Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/18. It notes a single allegation of abuse occuring in 1990, while assigned to Brebeuf Jesuit Prep in Indianapolis. Permanently removed from public ministry. Included on the Indianapolis archdiocese's list updated in 12/18.

Fr. Richard J. Dorsch

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Accused 1994 of abuse of a 13-year-old boy. On leave 8/94, sent to St. Luke's in MD for eval 10/94. Convicted 4/95. Sentenced to 11 1/2 - 23 months jail; released on parole after 1 week in 6/95. Returned to St. Luke's. A 2nd man in 12/94 reported abuse at age 10 in 1981, occurring many times until he was in 8th grade. Dorsch withdrew from ministry 1996. Accused 2/04 of abuse 1982-85 of an All Saints in Etna altar boy. Victim died by suicide 5/10 after diocese quit paying for therapy. Family sued. Dorsch named in at least 2 civil suits in 2004. Claims included in Diocese's 9/07 $1.25M settlement as to 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Superior Court dismissed appeal 9/11. A man in 1/12 reported abuse by Dorsch as a 7th-8th grader at All Saints. A 5th report 7/12 of abuse of a 12 to 14-year old St. Coleman in Turtle Creek altar boy; was reported to diocese in 1994 or '95. A man in 6/16 reported abuse at St. Coleman's at ages 10-12. Named in the 8/28/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Fr. Donald J. Dorsey

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Faculties withdrawn 2/59 after complaints of his involvement with a high school girl and females in the town. Sent to a hospice, then assigned to a parish 10/59. Sent to the hospice again in 12/60. Faculties revoked 6/64. Bishop Hannon responded to inquiries from the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Burlington that Dorsey was an "incorrigible recidivist." Withdrew from the diocese 1975. Died 2007.On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Ronald Dorsey

Order: CSS
Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in a 2004 lawsuit of sex abuse in the early 1950s of a 12-year-old boy at Camp Wyoma in Hinsdale MA, in the Springfield diocese. Dorsey was then a seminarian in the Boston archdiocese. The suit also alleges abuse by Br. John Fowler at the Stigmatines' Elm Bank Minor Seminary in the Boston archdiocese. Dorsey apparently left the priesthood and moved in 1969 to Guadalajara, Mexico, where he was affiliated with San Andres Catholic church. He died on 7/19/08.

Fr. Arthur C. dos Reis

Ordained: 1926
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

From Sao Vicente Ferreira, Sao Miguel, Azores. Ordained for the Diocese of Fall River. Longtime pastor of St. Anthony of Padua in Fall River and later of Santo Christo. Named publicly as accused by the diocese in 1/21 on its list of credibly accused. Retired to the Azores in 1972. Died in 5/81.

Fr. Stephen Tarleton Dougherty

Ordained: 2003
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Corpus Christi TX

Removed from active ministry in 12/11 after the Corpus Christi diocese received an allegation that Dougherty had engaged in sexual misconduct. His accuser filed a civil lawsuit 7/12/16, claiming Dougherty sexually abused her 2005-2011, beginning when she was age 7. Indicted in 6/16 charges of rape of a 13-year-old girl in 12/11. Pled not guilty. Judge declared a mistrial in 3/17 after jury deadlocked. Convicted at second trial 2/28/18, sentenced to 60 years in prison. Bishop Mulvey testified that a man told him in a letter that Dougherty sexually abused him at age 8. On diocese's list 1/31/19. On Fargo diocese's list 1/2/20, where he worked at some point. No known allegations there.

Fr. William J. Dougherty

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused 4/3/02 of sexually abusing a female HS student. No date or description of abuse given. Had been placed on administrative leave 9/1/99. On 4/15/04 archdiocese accepted review board assessment that allegation was credible. On 6/14/04 his ministry was restricted and archdiocese said Vatican was reviewing laicization. On 9/10/04 ministry was further restricted. Laicized 7/06. Had been assigned to HS 1970-94. Was chaplain with the USAF Reserves 1976-78.

Fr. Thomas J. Dove

Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Named publicly as accused by the Los Angeles archdiocese on its list updated 12/6/18. It notes an allegation received in 2014 of incidents 1972-77. Accusations were reportedly of the sexual abuse of a minor female at the Catholic Information Center in L.A. He worked in L.A. 1965-74. Assigned to the Paulist Center in Boston 1961-62. Removed from ministry in 2014, living at a Paulist residence in San Francisco; still there in 2019. On the Paulists' list 3/8/19. Included in the Memphis diocese's report 2/28/20.

Fr. Karl E. Dowd

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Five allegations of abuse by Dowd were received shortly after his death in 2/02. One man said he and his mother reported the abuse to a pastor in 1971. Nonetheless, Dowd was allowed to serve as director of Camp Fatima, a summer camp for children, from 1968 until he retired in 1990. Many priests have been accused of abuse at the camp. At least one claim included in an 11/02 $5M settlement involving 62 victims and 28 priests.

Fr. James H. Dowdy

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Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Accused in 1993 of sexual abuse in the late 1970s-early 1980s. Admitted to sexual abuse involving two minors. Removed from his position, faculties removed. Still on leave per 2002 Catholic Directory. Name appeared on 9/02 list of 50+ priests and brothers from the Baltimore Archdiocese accused of sexually abusing minors.

Fr. Philip J. Dowling

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Admitted to a newspaper reporter in 2005 that he had inappropriately touched one girl. The paper was investigating allegations that he abused two sisters. Placed on leave. Another set of sisters also came forward to accuse him of abuse. Given a life of prayer and penance in 2005.

Fr. Denis P. Downey

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Ordained: 1936
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Between 2005 and 2007 three individuals reported to the diocese that they had been molested and fondled by Downey at Our Lady of Mercy in Merrimack in the 1950s and 1960s. Accusers were between the ages of 9 and 16 when allegedly abused. Downey retired 6/68 and died 11/24/92.

Fr. Kevin J. Downey

Ordained: 1982
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield IL

Pastor of St Francis of Assisi Parish in Triangle VA from 2011. On 5/28/16 the Arlington VA diocese quietly announced Downey's suspension during an investigation of sexual misconduct with a male minor, alleged to have occurred in 1990 'in another state.' Per the Official Catholic Directory, Downey was working at Quincy College in the Springfield IL diocese in 1990. Downey denied the allegation. He has worked in NY, IL, NJ, NC, and VA. Province announced on 4/24/17 that the claim was found to be credible. Downey removed permanently from all public ministries. On the Raleigh diocese's list in 10/18.

Fr. Donald F. Doxie

Ordained: 1952
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Accused in 12/11/03 suit of sexually abusing boy 1969-72 starting at age 15. Diocese stated this was the only allegation. Was secretary to Bishop Charles F. Buddy 1955-57. Worked as Navy chaplain 1957-61. Was vice chancellor 1961-68. Died 11/16/76. Personnel file released 10/25/10.

Fr. Andrew P. Doyle, III

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Multiple allegations of abuse surfaced in the 1990s. Leave of absence without privileges in 1995. Name on Archdiocese's 7/04 list of priests fully restricted from ministry (or who would have been restricted if still living) because of credible allegations of abuse. Per the list, Doyle was laicized. Personnel files released in 7/13 seem to show him voluntarily laicized as of 11/30/96. He died 6/17/10.

Fr. Dominic W. Doyle

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1950
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Sued in 2002 by a woman who alleged he began an improper relationship with her when she was 15 and he was nearly 60. She attended a horse camp he ran on Kalispel Indian Reservation and said his involvement progressed from innocuous physical contact to wrestling to overt sexual activity. Relationship continued into her adulthood. He died in 2005. Diocese said in 2007 that the allegation was credible.

Fr. Patrick A. Doyle

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Suspended in 9/18 after a report to the archdiocese of sexual misconduct, dating back several decades.The report was relayed to Indiana Child Protective Services. Assignments included teacher at Bishop Chatard High School, priest-moderator at St. Maurice in Napolean and pastor of Nativity parish in Indianapolis. On archdiocese's list 10/12/18. Noted to have one victim who was age 18 in 1987 "when at least the abuse occurred, but was a minor when the "emotional aspects of the relationship began."

Bishop Carroll Thomas Dozier

Ordained: 1937
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Richmond VA

Ordained for the Richmond diocese. Appointed Bishop of Memphis, TN in 1970. Resigned 1982. Died 12/7/85. Named publicly as credibly accused by the Richmond diocese on its list 2/13/19. Allegation was reported after his death. Included in the Memphis diocese's report 2/28/20.

Fr. Roy A. Drake

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Accused in 2005 of raping and sodomizing a 13-year-old boy in 1969 on an overnight, prior to a ski trip, while assigned to Fordham Prep in the NY archdiocese. Accused in 2014 of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy 6/30/74 while Drake worked at Maine Maritime Academy, in the Portland ME diocese. Also assigned in the dioceses of Boston, Seattle, Grand Rapids or Saginaw, Syracuse, Washington, and Cleveland. Worked at colleges and retreat houses and gave hundreds of workshops and retreats in the US and internationally. Spiritual director in the NY archdiocese. At Vianney Renewal Center in St Louis archdiocese 2006-08. Died 8/21/08. On Midwest Jesuit Province list 12/17/18; single allegation of abuse in the 1980s while at John Carroll University in Cleveland. On the Jesuits Northeast Province list 1/1519; reports in 2003 and 2006 of abuse in 1973 and 1968. "Impeded" in 2003.

Fr. Eugene Adalbert Dranka

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Ordained: 1944
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Two people settled claims against Dranka as part of 2004 $7.5M settlement reached between 45 claimants and the Diocese of Springfield involving 18 priests. This was first time Dranka had been publicly identified as accused. From Three Rivers. Worked in parishes in Westfield and Bondsville as well as LaSallette settings in TX and NH. Died at age 66 in 1974. Added to the Springfield diocese's list 5/2/21, with multiple credible allegations noted, occurring 1966-68. Assigned to the diocese 1964-74.

Fr. Willard J. Dressel

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Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/18. Multiple allegations of abuse, occurring while assigned to Creighton Prep in Omaha in the 1970s and 1980s. Died 8/28/07, age 84. The Province's revised list 2/21/20 notes incident(s) also alleged to have occurred in 1998.

Fr. Geoffrey Drew

Ordained: 2004
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

St. Ignatius in Green Township pastor since mid-2018; placed on leave 7/23/19. Accused of sending inappropriate text messages to at least one boy at the parish school. Had been complaints to church officials about his behavior toward boys at his previous parish in 2013 and '15. Auxiliary Bishop Binzer knew of the complaints but did not inform Archbishop Schnurr. One parishioner said she wrote Schnurr and Binzer in 8/18 about "red flags." Drew was was kept in ministry 'under monitoring;' St. Ignatius parish and school leaders were not told of the prior complaints or monitoring. In 8/19 Binzer was a member of the USCCB committee on child protection. As of 7/19, Drew was to be sent to treatment. Indicted in 8/19 on 9 counts of rape of a boy, age 10-11, occurring 1988-91 while a music teacher at St. Jude's in Green Township. Pleaded not guilty. In jail on $5M bond. Pope Francis accepted Binzer's resignation in Spring 2020. Trial set for 10/21. Reportedly in 8/21 there is a second alleged victim.

Fr. Daniel Michael Drinan

Order: CMF
Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Austin TX

Removed in 5/02 after a complaint of inappropriate behavior with a minor. Charged with misdemeanor assault not involving sexual contact or injuries to child. Paid fine; no jail. Bishop refused to return him to ministry because of incident and past issues discovered during investigation. Worked in Reno, NV in 2005 at drug rehab facility for paroled prisoners. Removed from ministry by Order in 2006. Arrested 9/9/12 in Denver airport after viewing porn on laptop and masturbating during flight. Pled guilty 12/11/12; sentenced to two years' probation. Laicized in 2014. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. It notes report in 3/03 of abuse in the late 1970s while assigned to Christ the King in Baton Rouge. Left diocese in 1979. On Austin diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Thomas E. Duane

Ordained: 1938
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Accused by woman in 4/02 letter to Bishop Harrington of sexually abusing her as a girl in late 1940s, while assigned to St. Ignatius in Spring Valley MN. Duane there 6/3/47-6/20/54. Retired 1979. Died 1993. Included on diocese's list of names of credibly accused priests released per court order 4/13/15.

Fr. Donald V. Dube

Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Removed from parish ministry in 1994 as a result of sexual misconduct. Privileges removed in 2002. Died in 12/03. In 5/04 a man filed suit against Dube's estate, alleging that Dube abused him between the ages of 8 and 10 when he was an altar boy. One person settled claims in 8/04 against Dube as part of a $7.5M settlement between 45 claimants and the Diocese of Springfield involving 18 priests. Included in 6/21 on the diocese's list of credibly accused; multiple allegations of abuse of minors, occurring 1977-78.

Fr. Patrick Dubreuil

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

A woman complained in 1/04 that Dubreuil sexually abused her at St. Anthony's parish in the mid-1970s when she was ages 13-16. In 5/04 two sisters told the diocese that Dubreuil, then a deacon, had kissed and hugged them at St. Anthony's and St. Jean's parishes in mid-1970s. Dubreuil left the priesthood, married, and became a middle school teacher. No criminal charges filed and all investigations closed. Per the diocese's list 7/31/19, Dubreuil was laicized prior to the accusations against him.

Bishop Paul V. Dudley

Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

In 5/02, Dudley, who was the retired Bishop of the Sioux Falls, SD diocese, was accused of fondling an altar boy in a Minneapolis church in the 1950s. Dudley denied the charges. The man said he was 11 or 12 when the abuse occurred. Two women also complained that he had molested them years previously. Church investigation found no evidence to support the complaints. Retained active status. Died 11/06 at age 79.

Fr. Edward F. Dudzinski, Jr.

Ordained: 1978
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Diocese knew prior to ordination about behavior with boys. Accused in 1985 of abusing a boy; placed on leave. Boy sued in 1989; settled with diocese. Dudzinski was sent for treatment. Put on probation by VA Board of Counseling 10/10/02 for boundary violations with two boys he was counseling. Ordered 5/16/03 to surrender counseling license after Board learned of the 1989 suit. Named in a 11/08 civil suit by family of youth who died by suicide in 1987. Judge upheld right to sue in 5/09. Laicized. Another suit filed 5/09.

Fr. Jaime H. Duenas

Ordained: 1950
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Ordained in his native Colombia. In NY since late 1960s. Arrested at age 87 in 8/2/11 at Nativity of Our Blessed Lady in the Bronx. Charged with forcible touching and sexual abuse of a 16-year-old girl, who had just started working in the rectory. Abuse occurred within two weeks of the day he was arrested. Also known as Fr. James. Archdiocese said no previous allegations. Pled guilty; had case sealed. He blamed the girl for wearing short skirts. She filed a civil suit as of 6/30/14. Duenas had died earlier that month, 6/6/14. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. It notes laicization process was pending when he died.

Fr. Robert W. Duesdieker

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Jefferson City MO

Placed on leave 12/28/16 during investigation by diocese and law enforcement of report of inappropriate conduct with minors 25 years prior. Incidents said to have occurred while Duesdieker was assigned to Immaculate Conception in Owensville. He denied the allegations. Added to diocese's list 12/16/18, after the diocesan review board deemed the allegations credible.Laicization announced in 7/20.

Fr. Michael R. Duesterhaus

Ordained: 1991
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Diocese of Arlington VA

Parochial vicar at Sacred Heart of Jesus in Winchester when placed on leave 3/18 due to allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor, said to have occurred between 2001 and 2004. Fairfax County Police were investigating. Duesterhaus denied the allegation. Per diocese, assigned in past to parishes in Falls Church, Annandale, Ashburn, Stafford, Fredericksburg, Lake Ridge, Woodridge, South Riding. Also worked outside diocese as military chaplain 1996-99, 2004-06, 2008-09, 2011-12. Per the diocese, it was informed 1/17/19 that criminal charges would not be pursued by the Stafford County Commonwealth Attorney, after other jurisdictions decided the same. Also, the Diocesan Review Board determined that "a credible allegation....had not been made... ." Duesterhaus was no longer on administrative leave and he was allowed to complete graduate studies.

Br. Thomas Gregory Duffin

Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

One of 10 brothers and two laymen accused by more than 30 men in a 5/13 civil case of abuse at three Chicago schools run by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers, North American Province. Duffin was assigned to Br. Rice High School in Chicago 1972-78. Order agreed to massive $16.5M settlement with 400 plaintiffs claiming abuse by multiple order priests and brothers in 5/13. Three people filed suit in 2013 alleging abuse in the late 1960s by Duffin, while he was assigned to Damien Memorial High School in Honolulu. Duffin died 8/30/99. Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers in 2014 as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings.

Br. Dennis Duffy

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gallup NM

Named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list in 5/31/19. Added to Gallup NM list in 8/19. First assignment in 1968. Allegations in 1990 of sexual abuse of minors in 1975 in Whiteriver, AZ. Removed from ministry, put on a safety plan. Also on the Oakland diocese's list in 2019. On Stockton diocese's list 11/12/20, which notes he was assigned there 1968-71.

Fr. Francis Duffy

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1943
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Died 12/1/92. Accused in a 2002 OR suit of abuse of sisters in 1967 and 1968 at St. Luke's in Woodburn; settled 2003. Settlement same year with another female. Named in a suit against the Jesuits in 2007, by a woman claiming abuse as a child by Duffy and Fr. James Poole in the mid-1960s. Included in 11/07 settlement with order. A woman filed suit in Yakima, WA in 6/08. Settled 8/08. Another woman settled suit 7/12 with Yakima for $500K. Suit against Yakima in 3/13 settled 2/14. On Great Falls-Billings diocese's list 8/21/18. On Jesuits West List 12/7/18. It notes abuse 1949-50, 1967-69 and 1977-78 reported 2002, 2008, 2009. On Yakima's list 7/9/19.

Fr. Vincent Duffy

Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Salesian order on its list in 3/20. Worked in FL, NJ, NY, MA. Died3/21/09. No details given as to when or where the abuse occurred. (We're placing him for now in the Archdiocese of NY, where the Salesians' Eastern Province is based.)

Fr. William J. Duffy

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1931
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Moved 3-4 times in first 4 years of career. Taught in Philippines. Army chaplain during WWII. Included on list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian 1/19/11. Per Garabedian, at least one claim settled with Boston archdiocese involving allegations against this priest. At 96, Duffy was oldest Jesuit priest in the Northeast Province of US when he died 7/98. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD Database because he was an Order priest. Included on the Jesuits Northeast Province list of credibly accused 1/1519. It notes alegations received in 2005 of abuse 1957-58.

Fr. Albert Joseph Duggan

Ordained: 1932
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Report to L.A. police in 2001 that Duggan sexually abused a boy, age 12, in 1969 at St. Frances in Azusa, CA. Accused in 11/21/03 suit of abusing a boy 1963-67 at same parish. L.A. archdiocesan report on 2/17/04 counted 3 alleging abuse 1963-71, presumably the 2001 and 2003 complainants and one other. The 2001 complainant was included in $660M LA settlement on 7/14/07. Retired 1976; died 9/79. Personnel file "proffer" released 1/13.

Fr. Jeremiah C. Duggan

Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Alleged abuse occurred the in 1970s-1980s while he was assigned to Queen of Martyrs in Evergreen Park. Name not revealed until at least one claim included in Archdiocesan settlement of 10/28/05. Died 7/99, one month after he retired. Name not included on list of Chicago perpetrators released 1/14.

Fr. John H. Duggan

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

After training in Boston MA and then Albany NY, was in Scranton diocese, Archdioceses of Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, Nigeria, Diocese of Camden, then back to Scranton. Worked in high schools and parishes. Sent for psych eval 1993; admitted to sex abuse of young children in early priesthood. Returned to ministry, restricted. Report 12/96 of sex abuse by Duggan of a teen boy in the 1970s at the Jesuit house in Scranton. Restricted by Scranton Bishop Timlin to convent and prison ministry. Allegation in 2002 to Archdiocese of Baltimore of sex abuse of a child late 1960s - early 1970s. Assigned to Loyola Blakefield High those years. Included on archdiocese's 9/02 list. Per Official Catholic Directory he was at a Jesuit residence at the U. of Scranton 1995-2005, but Provincial in 5/02 assured a victim that Duggan had been removed from the Jesuit Community in Scranton. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report, as John M. Duggan. Died 1/10/04. On Scranton diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Vincent J. Duggan

Ordained: 1940
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Founding pastor of Our Lady of Providence Parish in Grantwood, where he was assigned 1954-83. Died in 1984. In 3/21 the archdiocese announced that it had added Duggan's name to its list of those with substantiated allegations against them of the sexual abuse of a minor. Duggan was first accused after his death, per the list. His accuser stated that he was sexually abused by Duggan as grade school student in the 1970s at Our Lady of Providence, and that the abuse went on for two years. The man received a settlement.

Fr. Frederick H. Duke

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Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

In 1988, the archdiocese received an allegation against Duke of sexualy abuse. At that time Duke admitted to sexually abusing numerous minors 1949 -61. He died in 1992. Name appeared on 9/02 list of priests and religious brothers in the Baltimore archdiocese who had been accused of child sexual abuse. Worked at Shrine of the Little Flower school.

Fr. Donald Dummer

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Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

One of four names of priests with substantiated accusations against them released by the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis 10/23/14. Dummer worked at Assumption in Richfield 1975-1981, then in the Crookston diocese until 1996; lived at St. Mary's in St. Paul 1996-2002, working as Regions Hospital chaplain1997-2006; resided with local Oblates of Mary Immaculate Superior 2002 - 2006. Faculties removed 2006. Living with Order in MA in 10/14. Per church documents released in a 11/14 settlement agreement, a church worker found chlid porn videos in Dummer's room in early 1997 and again in early 1998. The worker said she gave the videos in 1998 to Vicar General Kevin McDonough and that McDonough destroyed them. Per another document, Oblate official Rev. Joseph Hitpas said he would destroy the porn. Dummer denied wrongdoing.

Fr. Henry N. Dunkel

Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Dubuque IA

Publicly accused in letters to the Telegraph Herald editor in the 1990s and 2000s. Accused of abuse of several girls, including his own nieces, in 1947-48 during his first assignment. Retired in 1990. Dunkel's priestly activities were restricted in 1992. Died 1998. At least one accuser settled in 1993 under a gag order. She and two others filed suit in 2002 to void the gag orders. That case was dismissed in 2004.

Br. James Claver Dunn

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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. Dunn 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 Dunn 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. John A. Dunn

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Ordained: 1960
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Laicized in 1973 and married in 1974. Accused in 1993 of sexually abusing the neighborhood paperboy repeatedly in 1967-68 starting at age 12. Dunn was also accused of abusing the boy together with the pastor, Leo V. Dwyer, and of holding the boy down whi

Fr. Louis Ward Dunn

Ordained: 1947
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Placed on leave in 1994 after a woman made a complaint to the bishop of sexual misconduct toward her by Dunn when she was a minor. Suit filed in 1995. Tried on two separate rape allegations; one dismissed. Convicted in second. Received a 10-year suspended sentence. At least two other suits filed. Died 4/18/01. Some claims settled in 2002. One of the original complainants did not settle; she carried her case all the way to the RI Supreme Court, which dismissed it in 2/08. Appealed to US Supreme Court. On the diocese's list 7/1/19.

Br. Kevin Dunne

Order: OFM
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

One of several religious accused in 1993 of abuse of students at St. Anthony Seminary. Per 2002 article, he was living with Order at St. Mary's Basilica in Phoenix, serving as their treasurer, doing housework and without contact with children. As of 2007, he was living in a retreat house near Monterey CA, in failing health and with dementia. (See additional information in two petitions filed Fall 2009.) On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. It notes accusations in 2002 for abuse elsewhere in 1993. Died in 2010. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes a report in 1993 of alleged sexual abuse of a minor 1970-73. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19 (misspelled Dunn), where he worked 1955-61. On Phoenix diocese's list, no known allegations there.

Fr. Peter J. Dunne

Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of three teenage boys and one boy of unknown age. The archdiocese learned of abuse in 1986. Sent for treatment then reassigned. Reportedly paid one victim $40K for his silence. Retired in 1995. In 2004 he was placed on permanently restricted ministry with no faculties. Accepted a supervised life of Prayer and Penance. Died 4/17/10. A civil was suit filed in Iowa in 2008. Named as diagnosed pedophile on secret 2/94 memo from Msgr. Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin released 2/27/12.

Fr. Robert Dunphy

Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Accused of the sexual abuse of an altar boy, age 12, in 1971 while assigned to Queen of Heaven in Cherry Hill NJ. The abuse included sodomy, and occurred at the home of a teacher of the parish school in Brigantine, NJ. Dunphy died 11/27/16. A claim was settled in 12/19 in the low six figures.

Bishop Thomas Ludger Dupre

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Named auxiliary bishop in 1990. Bishop of Springfield 1995-2004. Accused in 2004 of abuse of two youths in the 1970s. Resigned same day; sent to St. Luke's for treatment, there for several years. Sued 2004. Indicted on two counts of rape in 2004; no prosecution due to SOL. Living at DC retirement home as of 5/10. Two claims included in diocese's 11/08 $4.5M settlement with 59 plaintiffs. Dupre made a financial contribution to settlement. Named in 2009 and 2010 suits as having reassigned abusive priests who went on to abuse those plaintiffs. Settlement of 2009 case in 7/12. Dupre died 12/30/16. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused, which notes allegations he abused in the 1970s and '80s.

Fr. Charles J. Durkin

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Durkin retired in 4/02, just after the San Francisco D.A.'s office requested church records related to years of allegations of abuse. He was the subject of a "recent child molestation complaint" stemming from conduct that allegedly occurred more than 30 years prior. Received treatment at Southdown in Toronto in 2002. Died 4/18/06.

Fr. Joseph H. Dussault

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Ordained: 1934
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Burlington VT

Civil suit against Dussault was revealed in 1/13, with claims of misconduct with an altar boy 1963-1967 while serving in Derby Line, along the Canadian border. Dussault retired in 1978 and died 12/11/87. Suit settled 1/13.

Fr. Edouard J. Duval

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Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Named in the 3/03 New Hampshire Attorney General's Report. Per his personnel file, there were complaints by parents of inappropriate behavior with boys at least since 1981 (the year he retired). In 2002 a woman accused him of abusing her son between 1979 and 1980 at St. Peter's in Farmington. Duval's first name is spelled Eduard in the report but appears as Edouard in the 1993 Catholic Directory and on his resignation letter.

Fr. Peter L. Duvelsdorf

Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Accused of molesting two brothers in 1978. After their parents found out, they called their pastor who promised to take care of matters and offered counseling. Duvelsdorf was gone from parish the parish two days later. Had assignments at several parishes before moving in 1991 to Palm Beach, FL, where he also was in active parish ministry. Arrested there in 1997 for public lewdness. Returned to NY in 1998, lived at St. Pius X Residence in Uniondale. Retired in 2000. Died 6/15/09. Included on the Rockville Centre diocese's list of accused in 3/21.

Fr. James M. Dux

Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of many children, mostly boys. Accused in 1985 of possession of "inappropriate material" which was destroyed. "Retired" in 1994. Ministry restricted in 1995. In 2004 allegations found credible; ministry was permanently restricted. Lived a supervised life. Diagnosed in 1965 as sexually deviated. Name is on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor. Died 11/4/06.

Fr. Leo V. Dwyer

Ordained: 1932
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel files released in 2002 show allegations that Dwyer abused a youth 1967-68. Suit filed in 1993, claiming abuse by Dwyer and by Revs. John Dunn and Robert Barrett. Retired in 1979; died in 1989. Accused in a 2005 civil suit of abuse of a child at St. Mary's in Hull 1964-70. Almost all claims in that suit involving multiple defendants have settled. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. Vincent Dwyer

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Order: OCSO
Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Monterey CA

Trappist monk from Worcester, MA. In 1969 allegedly began sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl, who was a student at Santa Catalina School in the Diocese of Monterey, and continuing off and on for 13 years. In 1995 the woman reached a $75K settlement with his superiors at St. Joseph's Abbey in MA. The woman sued the Monterey Diocese and school 12/03 for failing to prevent the abuse. Accused in 1999 Dwyer had receive numerous awards and honors for his writings. Active priest until at least 2002.

Fr. George M. Dyke

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Ordained: 1946
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Tucson AZ

Dyke, who died in 1971, was placed on leave in 1965 and was laicized in 1968 at his own request. Trained at Catholic University in Washington DC 1949-1951. Dean 1953-1960. His name was released in 2003 by the Tucson diocese as having been named in credible accusations of child molestation. No information on victims or time of abuse.

Fr. David F. Dzermejko

Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Removed 6/09 after allegation of sex abuse of a boy between 1979-84. Wife of alleged victim said he told her before dying by suicide 4/09. Dzermejko denied the allegation. A 2nd man in 6/09 reported abuse 1979-82 as a 5th to 7th grade altar boy. Review Board found allegation credible 8/10. A 3rd man in 1/12 reported abuse in the late 1980s at ages 15-16. File sent to Rome. Indicted 5/13 on federal charge of child porn possession. Pled guilty 11/7/13. Sentenced 4/25/14 to 3 years federal prison followed by 12 years probation. At sentencing, he denied sexual improprieties while a priest. Laicized 10/31/15. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury report which states, "Dzermejko was reported to have had inappropriate contact with several young boys, conduct which included anal and oral sexual assaults of young minors. "

Fr. John J. Dzurko

Ordained: 1932
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 1991. A woman told the diocese in 11/05 that Dzurko sexually abused her when she was age 11 in 1957. The diocese deemed the allegation credible and paid for the woman to receive art therapy. On diocese's list 8/19/18.