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. Patrick A. D’Alessandro

Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Died: 04/28/1996
Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Ordained at age 57, after a career in the U.S. Army. Prior to seminary spent over seven years as a brother of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, leaving that order to join the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary for several years. Died 4/28/96. Accused after his death of the sexual abuse of a child. Name included on the Harrisburg diocese's list of accused released 8/1/18.

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 5/2005. Permanently removed in 10/2005. Died in 6/2010 at age 71. On the diocese's list 2/13/2019.

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. Patrick J. D’Angelo

Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Died: 12/8/1998
Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

D'Angelo (DeAngelo) included on the archdiocese's 10/2009 Priests and Policy Status Report. It notes that his "situation" was "previously handled under the archdiocesan policy" and that he is deceased. He died 12/8/1998. Per the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/2019, D'Angelo had been removed from publicly ministry.

Fr. Rocco Charles D’Angelo

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Miami FL

The Miami Archdiocese knew in 1966-1967 that D'Angelo had molested at least 4-5 boys. The boys and their parents confronted church officials, and were promised he would go away and never work with kids again. D'Angelo went for therapy and then on to new assignments in the St. Petersburg Diocese. Numerous suits were filed in Miami and Tampa. Several settled; others were dismissed on the statute of limitations. Per the 11/6/2020 FL Attorney General's report, D'Angelo was "retired" in 1994 after an allegation. He died in 2005. One man who settled in 1998 sued again in 2002, alleging fraud on the part of Archdiocese. Settled in 4/2009.

Fr. Herbert F. D’Argenio

Ordained: 1959
Status: Indicted

Died: 03/9/1996
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

Died: 10/13/1967
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 1936-1937 at the seminary. The source cited is a statement by the alleged victim. Fr. da Silva died in 1967. Included on the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/2019. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/2019, where he worked 1957-1964. (Name misspelled de Silva). Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Bernard Dabbene

Order: SDB
Ordained: 1966
Status: Convicted

Died: 09/9/2010
Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

 In 1959 a 9th grade boy at Salesian High School in Richmond CA reported to Dabbene's superior that Dabbene had molested him twice. Dabenne was then a lay brother and a teacher at the school. Dabbene then "left [the boy] alone" and  went on to become principal at Salesian schools, and an official with the San Francisco archdiocese. In 1971 allegations were reported to the Diocese of Oakland (formerly part of the SF archdiocese). In 11/2000 Dabbene was arrested after he was found in a car with 17-year-old boy, both with their pants unzipped. Found guilty. Sentenced to three years probation and community service. Sent to St. John Vianney in Philadelphia for treatment. Named in a 2003 civil suit which alleged he was part of a ring of child molesters at Salesian High School 1969-1973. Lived at the Salesian provincial headquarters for years. Died 9/9/2010. Included on the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.


Deacon Rosendo F. Dacal

Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Ordained a permanent deacon in 2011. Arrested 4/10/2018 on charges related to sending and soliciting obscene images from an undercover police officer he thought was a 14-year-old boy. Suspended from assignments at All Saints parish in Etna and Allegheny County Jail. Taught in OH in the 1960s and 1970s at Steubenville Catholic Central High. Pleaded guilty in 10/2018. Sentenced in 1/2019 to two years' probation and 100 hours of community service. Ordered to register as a sex offender for 25 years. Included on the diocese's list of accused.

Br. John H. Dagwell

Order: CFX
Status: Convicted

Died: 03/13/2020
Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Br. Aloysius. Joined the Xaverians in 1962. Per Boston personnel files released 1/2003, Dagwell pleaded 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 the order in 2002. Worked for 15 years at Keiser U. in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Included on the Xaverians' list 7/12/2019. Died in 3/2020. Lawsuit filed in 7/2020. Accused in a new suit filed in 10/2021.

Fr. Cosmas Dahlheimer

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1936
Status: Settled

Died: 02/21/2004
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. Left the Order in 2003. One confidential settlement for $100K in 1995; another in 1996. Two new civil suits were filed in 2008 and two other accusers known. Living in Jersey City in 11/2008 and performing baptisms, funeral rites and weddings. Another civil suit was filed in 3/2009. Nine accusers settled in 11/2011 as part of a $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

Died: 04/8/2000
Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Ordained in 1955 for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Leave of Absence from the Archdiocese in 1965. Accepted the same year into the Novitiate of the Padres Benedictines Order in Morelia, Mexico. Many sporatic assignments and leaves. Accused in 2002 of abuse of a boy 1957-1963. Excardinated from the L.A. Archdiocese in 1976. Apparently remained active in the Diocese of Orange as well as in Baja and other remote places. The L.A. Archdiocese Report in 2004 notes six accusers. Named in at least one civil suit which settled in 2006. Died 4/8/2000, per personnel file released by L.A. archdiocese in 1/2013.

Br. Frank Luke Dalton

Order: CFC
Status: Accused

Died: 01/11/2001
Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Entered the Order in 1955. Worked in British Columbia, Palma HS in Salinas CA 1964-1969, 1988-1999. 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 1/11/2001. A man testified in a MI state hearing on the statute of limitations in 5/2018 that Dalton abused him at Brother 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. G. Matthew Daly

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Died: 10/9/1982
Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Parish priest, diocesan vice-chancellor, headmaster of Bradford Central Christian High School 1960-1962,  assistant headmaster of Cathedral Prep 1962-1971, director of home for retired priests. Died 10/09/1982. Name included on the diocese's list updated 7/18/2018. Abuse reported after his death.

Fr. John Joseph Daly

Ordained: 1951
Status: Sued

Died: 10/17/1989
Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

From Ireland. Arrived in the San Diego diocese in 1958. 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. Michael J. Daly

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Died: 01/30/2012
Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Privileges permanently revoked 6/2002 because of past allegations of sexual abuse. Daly was originally placed on leave in 1994 because of a credible allegation of sexual misconduct with minors. In 1996 he began working as a chaplain for the Felician Sisters in restricted ministry. Permanently barred by the Vatican from public ministry in 5/2005. Died 1/30/2012 at age 63.

Fr. Robert F. Daly

Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused of abuse with numerous other priests in a 1/05 lawsuit. Placed on leave in 1984 after four years at St. Anne's in Readville. On 6/13/11, the 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.

Fr. Nelson C. Damasco

Status: Accused

Died: 09/1/1988
Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Damasco was a priest of the Nueva Segovia diocese in the Philippines. Associate pastor 9/1/80 to 1/1/82 in the San Diego diocese, which listed him on 3/30/07 as credibly accused. San Diego list states that he then 'left diocese to return to Philippines' but Official Catholic Directories 1983-1984 list him as Army reserve chaplain on active duty, though omitted from index. Reportedly stationed at Fort Hood in the Austin TX diocese. Directories 1980-1981 show that before San Diego he worked briefly in Jersey City at St Mary's in the Newark archdiocese. Died 9/1/88.

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 7/11/2011.

Fr. Lambert Dannenfelser

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Died: 10/30/2006
Diocese: Archdiocese of Kansas City KS

Entered the Cincinnati-based Province of St. John the Baptist Franciscans in 1931. Named publicly as accused by the Kansas City KS archdiocese on its list 1/25/2019. Multiple allegations of abuse around 1989. Died 10/30/2006. Added to Las Cruces diocese's list in 2020, where he was assigned to St. Peter's in Roswell 1962-1968. Included on the Gallup diocese's list of credibly accused in 11/2021. On the Cincinnati archdiocese's list in 2/2022. Included in 6/2022 on the St. John the Baptist Province Franciscans list; noted to have been removed from ministry.


Fr. Brian J. Danner

Ordained: 1995
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux City IA

Removed from ministry in 11/2018 due to an allegation a year prior that he rubbed a fourth-grade girl's leg during confession at St. Mary's in Humboldt. The Diocese reportedly reported the incident to the county attorney in 12/2017.

Fr. Lawrence T. Dark

Order: CSC
Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Died: 03/17/1984
Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Named publicly as accused by his order on its list 6/12/19. Multiple allegations of abuse, occurring in the 1960s-70s in Louisiana. Dark died in 1984. Allegations received after his death, in 1994 and 2008. Added to the New Orleans archdiocese's list in 6/19. Added to the Baton Rouge diocese's list 1/29/20. Added to the New Orleans archdiocese's list in 2020.

Fr. Richard Daschbach

Order: SVD
Ordained: 1964
Status: Convicted

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 1964-1966. 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 11/06/2018. Refused to leave the orphanage and still saying mass, per SVD Superior General in 2/19. Arrested 4/26/2019. Released on house arrest. Trial started in 3/2021, postponed to 5/2021 due to covid-19, then to 6/7/2021. Reportedly threatened the life of the human rights lawyer representing the victims in 7/2021, at the district court. Indicted by a federal grand jury in Washington D.C. 8/26/2021, charged with 7 counts of illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place. Found guilty in 12/2021 and sentenced to 12 years in prison. 


Fr. Francis J. Daubert

Order: MM
Ordained: 1938
Status: Settled

Died: 05/22/1983
Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Spent priesthood in China, Hawaii, New York, Missouri. Accused in a lawsuit settled in 3/2016 of raping a 12-year-old altar boy at Good Shepherd in Honomu HI in 1967, while filling in for the pastor. Daubert was said to have tied the boy with ropes in a "game," then sodomized and assaulted him for 6 hours. The 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. The 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 5/22/1983.

Deacon Robert Davalle

Ordained: 1986
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Diocese of Yakima WA

Ordained a permanent deacon in 1986, assigned to Christ the King in Richland. Volunteer with middle and high school students at the parish beginning 1978. In 6/2017 a 15-year-old girl told her youth group leader that Davalle molested her when she was younger. Davalle was arrested 6/27/2017, and charged with molesting the girl and her sister 8 or 9 years prior, when they were ages 8-12. Davalle admitted to the abuse, and said he sexually assaulted another girl, about age 10. Pleaded guilty in 5/2018. Sentenced in 9/2018 to a minimum of more than five years in prison. Included on the diocese's list 7/9/2019. It notes the abuse was in "non-ministerial settings."

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: Diocese of Trenton NJ

Member of the Passaic Eparchy of the Byzantine Catholic Church. Identified in 2002 as founder of a website featuring videos of teenage boys wrestling in speedo swimsuits. Eparchy did nothing. Placed on leave in 2011 when a man accused Davidowich of abusing him as a boy at St. Mary the Assumption in Trenton in the late 1980s-early 1990s, beginning when the man was 15. The Eparchy paid the alleged victim $200K in 6/2011 to settle claims before suit filed. Living in WI in 2011. Another settlement 6/29/2013. Laicized 4/2/2013.

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. Frank L. Davied

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

In 2013 a man told the Franciscans that Davied molested him as a child decades prior, while the priest was assigned to Our Lady of Good Harbor in Buras, LA. In 10/2020 Davied was no longer a Franciscan and was living in Pueblo, CO. He denied the allegation. On the Las Cruces diocese's list in 11/2020, where he worked 1993-1995. Added to the New Orleans archdiocese's list in 12/2020. Included 5/19/2021 on the Santa Fe archdiocese's list. On the Cincinnati archdiocese's list in 2/2022. Included in 6/2022 on the St. John the Baptist Province Franciscans list of those with substantiated allegations. Included on the Franciscans' Our Lady of Guadalupe Province list as of 1/2024; noted to have been laicized.

Fr. Joseph A. Davies

Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Died: 02/4/1992
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 2/3/1992. In 1993 the archdiocese received multiple allegations of child sexual abuse against Davies. Resigned in 1990 due to about his use of funds at St. Joseph Parish. One man alleged abuse in the 1960s at St. Joseph's in Hagerstown. The allegations were not announced publicly until 8/13/2015 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 12/14/2018 list; it notes numerous allegations of child sex abuse received against Davies. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report. It notes that Davies sexually abused, including rape, at least eight boys in the 1950s and 1960s.


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 1962-1964. 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 1967-1970; on leave for a year; Camden parishes 1971-1974; Army chaplain 1974-1992; Camden parish for a year. On duty outside the diocese 1992-1999 in FL and NH, then retired. Camden asked Vatican to defrock Davis; matter was sent back to Camden for church tribunal. Included on the diocese's list of accused 2/13/19.

Fr. Richard Patrick Davis

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Died: 05/20/2020
Diocese: Diocese of Little Rock AR

Accused in a 4/2023 lawsuit of fondling an altar boy, age 10, twice in 1981. Davis was pastor at the time of St. James in Searcy and St. Albert in Heber Springs. The abuse allegedly occurred during a week-long altar boy training program at St. James, during which the accuser and another boy were staying with Davis. Davis died in 5/2020.


Fr. William Floyd Davis

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Died: 10/26/2011
Diocese: Diocese of Nashville TN

First named publicly as accused on the Nashville diocese's list 11/2/2018. Noted to have been incardinated into the Memphis diocese in 1972. Davis died 10/26/2011. On the Knoxville diocese's list as of 3/6/2020; the diocese was established in 1988 from the Diocese of Nashville.

Fr. Stephen F. Dawber

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Died: 04/29/2010
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. William F. Dawson

Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Died: 12/13/2011
Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

As part of the Davenport diocese bankruptcy, a woman alleged sexual abuse as a child by Dawson and two other priests. She said the priests were her dad's friends and that the it occurred in separate incidents when she was ages 4-7, beginning in 1969. The review board reportedly told her the allegations were credible and she received a settlement. The Diocese refused to list the names of these 3 and 15 other priests on their website, saying the allegations were not proven. The woman filed a motion in Bankruptcy Court 7/19/2012 to force addition of the 3 names to Diocese's public list;  in 8/2012 the Court ruled in her favor. Dawson died 12/13/2011.

Br. Declan Day

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Order: OFM
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Named in one or more lawsuits with claims of child sexual abuse. Included on the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans' list in 11/2023, with no determination as to whether the allegations are credible because the allegations were still under investigation and discovery in the newly filed litigation. Day is noted on the list to have left the order in 1962. May or may not have been a Franciscan brother. No evidence found that he was a priest.


Fr. Luis Javier de Alba Campos

Ordained: 1983
Status: Acquitted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

From the diocese of San Juan de los Lagos, Mexico. Arrived in the Archdiocese of Detroit MI in 2/2004. Accused in 6/2004 of fondling a 7-year-old boy. Arrested in 8/2004 and arraigned on two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Admitted to being drunk in the boys' family's home and sleeping in his underwear with the boy. Acquitted by jury trial in 1/2005 but still barred from duties while archdiocese continued internal investigation. Apparently returned to his home diocese in Mexico. On the Detroit archdiocese's list 6/10/2019, which notes that de Alba Campos was briefly an extern priest there, then transferred out.

Fr. Dominic De Domenico

Order: OP
Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau AK

Reportedly in 2005, De Domenico was accused of a "manipulative" relationship with a girl in Anchorage, with the crossing of sexual boundaries when she was age 15 in the mid-1970s, then kissing and fondling beginning when she was age 16 and continuing into adulthood. De Domenico was in the archdiocese 1976-81. The archdiocese knew in at least 1987. The Dominicans' Sexual Misconduct Committee recommended his return to ministry. In 2005 he was not in public ministry and was living at a Dominican seminary in Oakland, CA. He also worked in the Oakland diocese. Included on the Holy Name Province Dominicans list in 10/21. Noted to be living a live of prayer and penance under supervision with a safety plan.

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 the San Diego Diocese 1962-1963. Accused of abusing children of migrant workers. Arrested in 8/1963. San Diego Bishop Buddy told the Diocese of Cali that if de Francisco left the US and never returned, charges would be set aside. De Francisco was delivered the the border at Tijuana, Mexico and told to return to Cali. Included on the San Diego diocese's list of priests with credible allegations released 3/30/2007. Personnel file released 10/24/2010. Also worked in TX and FL. Included on the Galveston-Houston archdiocese's list 1/31/2019. It notes that De Francisco was removed from ministry in 1960. Believed to have died in the early 1990s.


Fr. John A. de Leeuw

Ordained: 1944
Status: Accused

Died: 07/8/2015
Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette LA

From the Netherlands. Joined the Diocese of Lafayette LA in 1953. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 4/12. Retired in 1986. In 2009 a social worker reported to the diocese that a woman alleged de Leeuw sexually abused her starting when she was age 13 and continuing until she was married. He was quietly removed in 2011. In 2019 the woman's sister, then in her early 60s, told a news outlet that de Leeuw sexually abused her beginning when she was about age seven and in third grade, and continuing until she was in sixth grade. She said he also sexually abused most of her six siblings. The siblings had come forward to the diocese in 2011. de Leeuw denied the allegations. He died in 2015, at age 97.

Fr. James De Oreo

Ordained: 2018
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette IN

Assigned to Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Carmel IN when suspended from public ministry 3/11/22 due to allegations of "inappropriate conduct with a minor." The alleged victim wrote two letters in 2021 to the diocese about De Oreo's behavior while he was a teen and parishioner of St. Alphonsus Liguori in Zionsville in 2018 and 2019. The youth claimed he was sexually harrassed and groomed by the priest. De Oreo filed suit against his accuser 4/4/22.


Fr. Roberto A. de Otero

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Ordained: 1977
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Began career in the Portland OR archdiocese where in 1977-1981 he had two parish assignments and sick leave before being loaned to then excardinated to Honolulu. Accused in a 5/17/2002 lawsuit of abusing two altar boys in the late 1980s in Honolulu; settled in 6/2004. Accused in an 8/30/2004 suit of abusing another boy at the same parish in 1985. On leave 1987-1989; Navy chaplain 1989-1993. Resigned after admitting in 1993 to abusing a boy at a CA Marine base. After Bishop DiLorenzo came to Honolulu in 1993 he removed de Otero from public ministry. 


Fr. Richard de Ranitz

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Order: OP
Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Died: 12/12/2018
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Name added to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis list of credibly accused on 6/1/2022. Per his Order, de Ranitz was removed from public ministry in 1990 after self-reporting that he had sexually abused minors beginning in the 1980s. He died in 2018.


Fr. Richard Deakin

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Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1985
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Convicted in 1990 of sexual abuse, including rape, of a 13-year-old girl 1986-1988. Given a 20-year suspended sentence and a 15-year suspended sentence, to run concurrently, and 5 years probation. Civil suit filed in 1/1992; settled out of court in 9/1993. 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 the clerical state 12/29/1992. Became a licensed social worker, began work with the V.A. in 1996. The state board required him to avoid counseling those under age 21. Included on the Baltimore archdiocese's 2002 list of accused religious priests and brothers. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/2018. Surrendered his social work license in 2018 per the state board's request, due to the public release of information about his sexual misconduct. Included in the MD Attorney General's 4/5/2023 Report.

Fr. Alfred A. Dean

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Order: SSJ
Ordained: 1989
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

From the Bahamas. Assigned to St. Veronica in South Baltimore and then in 2000 to St. Francis Xavier in East Baltimore. Suspended in 2002 after allegations that he molested a 13-year-old boy in 4/2002 at St. Francis Xavier. Archdiocese said in 9/2002 that the allegation did not "appear...credible" but investigation revealed "significant issues of concern about...fitness for ministry with minors." He resigned and was placed on leave by his Order. One young man said in 8/2002 that Dean would "ride around Mount Vernon and pick up little boys" every Monday night. Indicted on criminal charges in 5/2003; charges dismissed by judge "at the request of the victim's family" in 12/2003. Settlement in 2004. Included on the Baltimore archdiocese's list. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report. 


Fr. Joseph Dean

Order: GHM
Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Died: 02/14/2007
Diocese: Diocese of Savannah GA

Named publicly as accused by the Diocese of Savannah on its list 11/08/2018. Worked in the diocese before 1962. Pastored missions including VA, KY, NC, MS, GA, TX, OK. Died 2/14/2007 in Mt. Pleasant, TX. The diocese's list updated 11/16/2018 notes that Dean was investigated by an "independent investigator", Praesidian, and "exonerated" in 2004. Included in the 3/24/2023 GA PAC Report. 


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

Died: 02/23/2009
Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Parish priest, Air Force chaplain. Left priesthood in 1971. Married and raised a family. A woman filed suit in 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. Dearing died 2/23/09.

Br. Fidelis DeBerardinis

Order: OFM
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

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

Deacon Ron DeChant

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Status: Arrested

Died: 05/23/1984
Diocese: Diocese of Tucson AZ

DeChant worked as a deacon at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Tucson from 1981 to 1984. The Diocese announced in 2004 that it had learned from police that DeChant was arrested in 1984 after an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct with minors. Died in 5/1984, age 38.

Fr. George DeCosta

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Two men filed claims in a NY court as part of the Irish Christian Brothers bankruptcy, claiming sexual abuse by DeCosta in the 1960s. The Order was in charge of Honolulu's Damien Memorial School, where DeCosta taught during the time in question. He denied the allegations. Worked in Honolulu until assigned to St. Mary Gate of Heaven in Hilo in 1973. Was reportedly forced to retire in 2002. As of 2012, DeCosta was pastor of Hale Lokahi in Hilo and worked with teenagers via  Music Ministry Alive. A civil suit was filed by two men in 3/2012. Accused in a lawsuit of raping a 5-year-old boy in 1991; the boy was a preschool student at Hale O Kamalii School in Hilo. As of 4/2016, DeCosta was accused of sexually abusing nine children. A lawsuit filed in 2013 by two men against the Diocese settled in 3/2017. DeCosta was laicized 7/29/2020.

Fr. Orville DeCoursey

Ordained: 1931
Status: Accused

Died: 11/7/1964
Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Included on the diocese's 7/2008 list of credibly accused. Worked at one time with accused priest James M.Janssen. Allegations against DeCoursey involved the sexual abuse of four minor males. The earliest claimed abuse was in 1945. He died in 1964.

Fr. Phillip J. Dedera

Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Joliet IL

Removed from hospital chaplain ministry 2002 after a credible allegation that he abused a teenager in 1974. Sued in 2006 by a person alleging abuse over 100 times at St. Pius X parish in Lombard 1975-1976. Claim settled. Name on the Joliet diocese's list in 2006. Diocese agreed to release of personnel files in 3/2013 as part of settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files released 4/30/2014. Named in a 2015 suit as having ignored an 11-year-old boy's screams while another priest, Henry Slade, assaulted him after the boy refused a sex act. Plaintiff said Dedera then offered him marijuana to "help him forget it." Permanently removed from ministry, per the diocese's list updated 12/6/2018. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes 7 "reported survivors."

Fr. Garrett Neal Dee

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield IL

Ordained for the Springfield IL diocese. In treatment for about a year before assigned in 1988 to the Diocese of Amarillo, TX. In 4/2002 a man told the Springfield diocese that Dee abused him in the 1960s in IL. The man's attorney wrote directly to the Amarillo diocese in June, and Dee was placed on leave. Dee admitted to sexual misconduct with minors in the Diocese of Springfield. At least one more man from TX contacted local papers after story about Dee alleging he was molested by the priest in Groom, TX. On Springfield diocese's list 11/29/2019. It notes his removal from active ministry 7/31/2002. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes 4 "reported survivors."

Fr. Anselm Deehr

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Order: ST
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 1970-1987. Accused of abuse of a boy there 1983-1987, who sued in the early 2000s. Included in the Lost Angeles archdiocese's 10/2008 "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: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Placed on leave in 11/2019 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 1/17/2021, under "cases in process." Allegedly sexually abused a boy 1972-1973 when a counselor at Cathedral Camp in Freetown. In 12/13/2021 the diocese announced that the allegations against Degagne were deemed credible and that he would not be returned to ministry. Lawsuit filed in 7/2022 alleges abuse of a boy, age 12-13, in 1988 in New Bedford and during an overnight trip to Maine. Settled in 5/2023.

Fr. John F. Degnan

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Ordained: 1951
Status: Settled

Died: 12/9/2010
Diocese: Diocese of Jefferson City MO

Ordained for the Diocese of Gallup, where he was assigned until his transfer in 1961 to the Diocese of Jefferson City.  Accused in 2001 of abusing a MO 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, 1961-1962 and 1971-1974; Immaculate Conception, Montgomery City, 1982-1987. 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 12/09/2010. Included on the Gallup dioces's list of credibly accused. On Jefferson City diocese's list 11/8/2018.

Fr. Jean Marie DeGraff

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Order: PSJ
Ordained: 1999
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

From Haiti. Member of the Priestly Society of St. Jacques. 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 the Dept. of Children and Families, which found the allegations not substantiated. Left the diocese. In Calgary Alberta Canada 2010-2011. Arrested in 12/2011 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. Robert DeGrand

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield IL

Removed 9/2013 from parishes in Sigel, Neoga, Green Creek and Lillyville after new allegation of sexual misconduct against a minor dating back to 1980 when he was assigned to Our Saviour Parish in Jacksonville, IL Temporarily removed. Review Board found allegations credible 1/2014 and matter to be sent to Vatican for further action. To remain on leave. Civil and criminal authorities notified. No criminal prosecution due to SOL. On diocese's list 11/29/2018. Not in active ministry since 5/1/2015. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

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 6/11/2014. Included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/2016 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 1963-1968.

Fr. Robert DeLand, Jr.

Ordained: 1973
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Saginaw MI

Pastor of St. Agnes in Tittabawassee Township when arrested 2/25/2018 on charges of the sexual assault of a 21-year-old man and 17-year-old boy. Parents of the boy told police concerns regarding DeLand and their son. Arrested after the boy went undercover. Suspended. DeLand gave the boy alcohol and ecstasy. "Nearly half a dozen" more people reported to police attempted and actual sex abuse, some three decades prior; some minors, at least one girl. Diocese knew of "rumors" in 1992. Investigated by the Diocese in 2005 after a woman reported that her brother, who died by suicide in 1993, may have been abused in the 1970s. Deemed "unfounded." Suit filed in 3/2018 by 17-year-old boy. Arrested again in 4/2018; some charges related to the alleged sex assault of a 17- or 18-year-old male in 5/17. His father said he reported the incident to the Diocese, but no response. Pleaded no contest in 9/2018 in a plea deal. Withdrew plea weeks later. Acquitted in 3/2019 of assault of two teens. Pleaded no contest to earlier withdrawn plea, avoiding trial. Sentenced in 4/2019 to 2 to 15 years in prison. Case sent to the Vatican. Released on parole in 4/2021; parole to end in 4/22. Required to register as a sex offender. Laicized announced in 11/2022.

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. Rodolfo Delgado

Ordained: 1982
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

From Mexico, where he attended the Seminario Diocesano del Senor in Jalisco, Archdiocese of Guadalajara. Ordained for the Diocese of Sacramento CA in 1982. Allegations in 5/2006 of the assault of a 15-year-old boy 1983-1985. Placed on leave. Diocese said there was a "semblance of truth" which warranted further investigation. Abuse was alleged to have occurred at St. Joseph's in Rio Vista and at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento. Same accuser filed civil suit 3/2009. Name included on the Diocese's list 4/30/2019. Permanently removed from ministry in 2006. Sentenced by the Holy See to a life of prayer and penance.

Fr. Harold F. DeLisle

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Assigned briefly after ordination to St. Genevieve's in Van Nuys, then to St. Andrew's in Pasadena 1960-65, and to Ss. Peter and Paul in Wilmington 1965-68. DeLisle was Absent on Leave 1968-69, then reassigned. Per the Official Catholic Directory he was at St. Linus in Norwalk 1969-70, St. Athanasius in Long Beach 1970-75, St. Didacus in Sylmar 1975-78 and Our Lady of Grace in Encino 1978-79. He was Absent on Leave again beginning in 1979. Accused of abuse of two minors between 1967 and 1977. Deceased, per 2004 Archdiocese list. However, in 6/10 a reader notified BishopAccountability that DeLisle was alive and living in Twentynine Palms, CA.

Fr. Eligio Della Rosa

Ordained: 1950
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 F. Dellamalva

Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Died: 06/12/1994
Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

"Denny." 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 the priesthood in 1986. Moved to Baltimore, where he died of complications from AIDS in 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. Vincent Anthony DeLorenzo

Ordained: 1965
Status: Guilty plea

Died: 01/26/2024
Diocese: Diocese of Lansing MI

Resigned in 1/2002. Admitted in 3/2002 to inappropriate sexual contact in the late 1970s with an 8-year-old boy, continuing for 5 years. Sent to treatment. D.A. office did not prosecute. In 2/2004 another man alleged abuse at age 5 once in 1987. Reported to the diocese in 11/2003. No prosecution at the time, due to "unusual circumstances" that required corroboration to prove the case. Possibly working in a secular job in Hollywood, FL as of 1/2012. Eight known accusers as of 5/2019. Criminal charges filed 5/23/2019 related to allegations of sexual abuse over 5 years of a boy in Burton, beginning when the boy was age 5 or 6 in 1995. The boy was a student at Holy Redeemer Parish School in Burton, where DeLorenzo was pastor 1988-2002. Arrested in Marion County FL in 2019, charge with the sexual assault in 1987 of a 5-year-old boy after presiding at a funeral for the boy's family member. On the Lansing Diocese's list 9/27/2019. Laicization pending. Pleaded guilty in 4/2023, in exchange for the dropping of the 5/2019 charges of child sexual assault 1995-2000. Sentenced in 6/2023 to five years' probation, the first year in jail, and mandated to register as a sex offender for life. Died 1/26/2024.


Fr. Francis G. DeLuca

Ordained: 1958
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Barred from ministry, sent for counseling and retired after multiple allegations in 1993 of abuse in the 1960s. Criminally charged in 10/2006 with abuse of a 12-13 year old youth in Syracuse, NY around 2000. Name on list released by the Diocese in 11/2006. Pleaded guilty 6/28/2007. Sentenced to 60 days in jail and 6 years probation in 9/2007. One suit settled in 2/2008. Multiple suits filed in 2008-2009. Laicized in 8/2008. Diocese filed bankruptcy 10/2009. Judge found for plaintiff in a civil trial in 11/2010. Damages awarded 12/2/2010. Personnel file released in 2/2012. Accused in a suit in 8/2019 of abusing a boy, age 10 or 11, in 1955 at Camp Tekakwitha in Lake Luzerne NY.

Fr. Stephen J. DeLuca

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Credibly accused of an 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 1/31/2015. 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. Albert E. DelVecchio

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Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Died: 08/19/2017
Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Priest of the diocese for 25 years. Later worked for Schenectady County DSS as coordinator of the Independent Living Program, from which he retired in 2001. Died 8/19/17, age 78. Accused in a lawsuit in 9/19, along with Bishop Hubbard and Rev. Francis Melfe, of sexually abusing a teen girl by masturbating in the late 1970s during poker games at the rectory of Immaculate Conception parish in Schenectady.

Br. Stephen DeMatteis

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Order: OFM
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Accused of making a sexual advance toward a boy who sought counseling from him after being abused for several years by Fr. Thomas J. Doyle. Civil suit filed 1994 on behalf of the boy and his twin brother against the Norwich Diocese, Fr. Doyle, Brother DeMatteis and Fr. Michael Melendez, who is accused of failing to report the incidents involving the boys and Fr. Doyle.

Fr. Charles E. Demblowski

Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Died: 08/4/1989
Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Ordained for the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Retired to WV in 1985, where he worked at a Middlebourne parish 1985-1986. Died 8/4/1989. Allegation received in 2004 of abuse of a minor at some point in the Pittsburgh diocese. Named publicly as accused on the Wheeling-Charleston diocese's list in late 2018.  Included on the Pittsburgh diocese's list in 2019.


Fr. Martin H. Demek

Ordained: 1975
Status: Unsubstantiated

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Pastor since 2010 of Corpus Christi in Baltimore when suspended in 4/2021 due to an allegation that he sexually abused a child during 1989-1994, 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 1/2021. Demek denied the charges. Returned to ministry in 4/2022 after the Archdiocese deemed the allegations unsubstantiated.

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 2002-2005. Retired in 2005. Died 7/21/2018. In 9/2019 a 50-year-old man stated publicly that Demers abused him at age 7 or 8 at St. Joseph's. He sued 2/27/2020; 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 10/2020, the judge ruling that church leadership cannot be labeled "perpetrators." The RI Supreme Court affirmed the ruling in 6/2023.

Fr. Thomas F. Dempsey

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Convicted

Died: 06/3/1998
Diocese: Diocese of La Crosse WI

Worked in the La Crosse diocese off and on 1955-75 (15 parishes in 15 years). Incardinated into the Boston archdiocese in 1976. Pleaded 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 status in 1989. Died in 1998. Also abused in Boston and NH. Named in at least three suits. Name included on the Boston archdiocese's list in 8/11.

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 11/16/2006. 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 2/2012. Mentioned in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Ferdinand B. Demsher

Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Died: 06/25/1983
Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. At least four alleged victims. A man told the diocese 3/18/2002 that Demsher sexually abused him at age 13-14 during 1975-1976 at St. Mary of the Assumption. He was working at the parish for Demsher doing odd jobs. In 3/2012 the diocese received a report that Demsher molested a boy in the late-1970s to early-1980s. In 2/2015 a man told the diocese that he was abused by Demsher as a 14-year-old Central Catholic High School freshman. A 2/1/2016 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 5/2016 memo. He said the abuse occurred in the mid- to late-1960s. Demsher died in 1983. Included on the diocese's list of accused.

Fr. Francis X. Dennehy

Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Died: 08/10/1995
Diocese: Diocese of Paterson NJ

In 2002 a man told the diocese he was abused as a boy by Dennehy and another priest in the 1950s-1960s. Civil suit filed in 7/04. Settled for $50K and counseling in 2005. The man said he knew of at least one other person abused by Dennehy. On diocese's list 2/13/19. In notes multiple accusations and that Dennehy died 8/10/95.

Fr. Thomas A. Dennehy

Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Died: 04/10/1999
Diocese: Archdiocese of Miami FL

Ordained in Ireland. First public allegations against Dennehy were made in a civil suit filed 10/5/2010. The plaintiff alleged that Dennehy abused him when he was an altar boy, ages 12 and 13, in 1967-1968, at St. John the Baptist parish. In addition to masturbation, oral sex, and sodomy, the plaintiff was allegedly forced to dress in a girl's school uniform during the abuse. Dennehy was the parish pastor and Cardinal Gibbons High School principal. He retired in 1993 and died in 1999. Miami said it offered counseling to the plaintiff in 2009, but he denied that happened.

Fr. Arno Dennerlein

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Ordained: 1969
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Joliet IL

In 2/2003 two brothers told Joliet police that Dennerlein had sexually abused them when they were boys in the  1970s. Dennerlein denied the allegations. Removed. In 10/2003 he challenged the credibility of his accusers but did refer to "a single, momentary incident" involving one of the boys. In 10/2003 the Diocesan Review Board deemed one of the allegations credible. Suit filed in 10/2003 by another set of brothers alleging abuse in the 1960s. Dismissed due to the statute of limitations. Review Board deemed allegations not credible. In 2006 another man alleged abuse at age 13 by Dennerlein. Review Board again said not credible. Included in 2006 on the diocese's list of credibly accused. Allegation in 2008 of abuse 1971 and 1972. Not substantiated, per Review Board. Canonical process was pending when Dennerlein died in 2021. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report. 


Fr. Thomas F. Denny

Order: SJ
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. The diocese's list updated 9/11/20, Densmore was deceased.

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. Harold Charles Depp

Ordained: 1959
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Reportedly in 5/2003,  Depp walked away from his parish in the Detroit archdiocese in 1963 and never returned. Placed "on leave." Never officially left the priesthood. In the 1980s the Archdiocese learned that in 1982 Depp had been convicted of child sexual abuse and was serving eight years in an Alaskan prison. He was arrested in California in 2003 on charges of abusing an 11-year-old boy in 1971 while a visiting priest from Detroit. Charges dropped 7/15/2003 due to the statute of limitations. Included on the Detroit Archdiocese's 6/10/2019 list of credibly accused.

Fr. Eugene Deragowski

Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Died: 08/23/1981
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. Philip DeRea

Order: MSC
Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Died: 06/21/2017
Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

Catholic chaplain for the Indy Racing League since 1971. Placed on leave in 12/2010 after the Order learned of allegations that he had abused a boy for about 8 years, beginning in 1980 when the boy was age 11. Civil suit filed 4/14/2011 in Chicago where the Order is based. Complaint alleges that DeRea used his connections with the racing world and celebrities to make the plaintiff feel honored to be associated with him. Died 6/21/2017. Included on the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart USA list of credibly accused.

Fr. John Henry Dericks

Ordained: 1941
Status: Settled

Died: 11/17/2010
Diocese: Diocese of Paterson NJ

Placed on administrative leave in 2002. A woman said he molested her as a teenager in the late 1950s-early 1960s. He allegedly would sleep with her mother and fondle her at same time. She said she told diocese in 1993, and they said they were not responsible. Dericks paid her a $25K settlement in the early 1990s. In 2003 the diocese found the charges credible. Vatican said he was too old for a church trial. Barred from publicly working as a priest as of 1/04. Died 11/17/10. On the diocese's list 2/13/19. (Name spelled Derricks)

Fr. Walter George DeRoeck

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Removed in 3/1999 after two men alleged abuse as minors in approximately 1986. DeRoeck was assigned to St. John Berchman's in the Logan Square neighborhood at time of the alleged abuse. Resigned from the priesthood in 8/2001. Laicized in 1/2002. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes nine "reported survivors."

Fr. Edward D. DeRussy

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Died: 06/2/2001
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. Walter William Derylo

Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Died: 08/17/2007
Diocese: Diocese of Gaylord MI

In 5/2007 a woman told the Diocese that Derylo touched her daughter when she was age 5 or 6. The woman said she had been in a sexual relationship with Derylo 1985 and into the 1990s, which Derylo confirmed, and that her daughter had recently told her of the 'touching.' The daughter wasn't sure how many times, but remembered one incident that allegedly occurred while Derylo was putting her pajamas on her.


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. Eugene Descombes

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Ordained: 1932
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

A priest of the Archdiocese of Quebec. Worked several summers in Maine. Died in 1980. In 1/22 the Diocese of Portland ME announced that the Diocesan Review Board had substantiated an allegation that Descombes sexually abused a minor in the mid-1950s, during a trip to Canada. Per the diocese, it learned of the allegation in 2021.


Fr. Joseph Michael DeShan

Ordained: 1987
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Reportedly in 4/2002, DeShan had a sexual 'relationship' with a 14- or 15-year-old girl in 1988. The girl became pregnant in 1989. DeShan took a leave of absence after telling Bishop Egan. Egan allowed him to leave the priesthood and to begin a new life as elementary school teacher, with no record of sexual misconduct. Laicized in  1999. Teaching in NJ in 2002 when the allegation was revealed. Temporarily placed on leave for three weeks; allowed to return to teaching. Claim settled in 10/2003. Suspended again from a 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 12/2018 that he made her feel uncomfortable when he complimented her eyes. In 4/2019 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 1988-1989.

Fr. Donald A. Desilets

Ordained: 1952
Status: Settled

Died: 04/28/2001
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 of credibly accused 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

Died: 07/15/2016
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. Died in 7/16.

Fr. Timothy DeVenney

Ordained: 1993
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Archdiocese of Dubuque IA

Accused in 6/1996 of fondling five teenage boys 1993-1996, during his first assignment. Suspended. Criminally charged in 6/21/1996. Pleaded guilty in 1997. Sentenced to 10 years in prison. Released from prison on parole in 12/2001 and was living outside Washington DC in a residence run by a religious order. At least one claim settled in a $2.6M settlement with the archdiocese in 3/2007. Another was included in a 3/2008 settlement. Laicization announced in 12/2008.

Fr. Cornelius DeVenster

Order: OSC
Ordained: 1933
Status: Accused

Died: 12/25/1988
Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

From the Netherlands. Started working in the U.S. in 1934. Assigned in NE, MN, NY, IN and OH. Name is included on the 3/8/2014 updated list of current, former and deceased Crosiers with one or more credible claims of the sexual abuse of minors. Died 12/25/1988. Allegation made at some point after his death. No information as to where abuse is alleged to have occurred.

Fr. Gerard V. Dever

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Died: 12/4/1997
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 archdiocese list reported 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

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Died: 09/21/2022
Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 3/2021. Allegedly abused while at St. Rocco in Glen Cove, where he was assigned 1969-1978. The abuse occurred at the parish, in Devita's car, at a Catholic retreat, at Devita's family member's house and at a private home. Last known to be living in Florida. Died in 9/2022.

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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Order: SM
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. Chester J. Devlin

Ordained: 1971
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Removed in 4/2002 as head of the diocese's Respect Life Office and from parish assignment after an allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor in the 1980s. During the 1980s he was headmaster at two private schools within the diocese. Sued in 2003 by one man alleging abuse in 1979 at Holy Name High School. No criminal charges due to the statute of limitations.

Fr. Michael H. Devlin

Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Died: 03/15/2021
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, there were mutliple allegations. Devlin died in 2021.

Fr. Raymond A. Devlin

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Died: 12/6/2011
Diocese: Diocese of Salt Lake City UT

In 1/1990 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 12/1989. 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 8/1993 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 2/6/2011. The Catholic Directory 1995-1997 shows him in Los Gatos and at the Cathedral in Stockton, CA. On Salt Lake City diocese's list 12/4/2018. On Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/2019. On Jesuits West Province list 12/7/2018, noting a parish assignment in Paradise, CA 1991-1993. On Stockton's 11/12/2020 list.

Fr. James Devorak

Ordained: 1972
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Diocese of New Ulm MN

Retired in 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. Charles F. Dewey

Ordained: 1939
Status: Settled

Died: 09/15/1996
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Monsignor. Retired in 1987 and died in 1996. Accused by a male in a 2005 civil suit of abuse of minors at St. Mary's in Dedham between 1971-1975. The suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Attorney Durso said that almost all claims associated with the case were settled. The 8/11 Boston archdiocese list reported no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. John J. Dewire

Ordained: 1946
Status: Settled

Died: 10/28/1994
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. Died in 1994. Attorney for the plaintiff announced in 2011 that all claims had been settled. The 8/11 Boston archdiocese list reported 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 5/2006. Name appeared on Diocese's 7/2008 list of credibly accused clergy. Three known accusers. Earliest claimed abuse 1983.

Fr. Joseph B. Di Peri

Order: SM
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. Included on the Newark archdiocese's list 2/13/19.

Fr. Martin J. Diamond

Ordained: 1930
Status: Sued

Died: 06/11/1989
Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Diamond spent his first two years of ministry at St. Peter's in Keokuk, then was a hospital chaplain for most of the 1930s. Army Reserve chaplain 1942-1946 then again a hospital chaplain. Pastor of St. Elizabeth's in Harper 1949-1963, returned to pastor St. Peter's 1963-1978. Retired in 1978. Died 6/11/1989. Accused in a 1/2003 lawsuit of abusing a boy 1967-1970 at St. Peter's, starting when the boy was age 8. The suit was dismissed because of Diamond's death and lack of evidence, per the Diocese. The Diocese's review board deemed the allegations not credible in 11/2003.

Fr. Wilfred J. Diamond

Ordained: 1938
Status: Sued

Died: 03/15/1995
Diocese: Diocese of Las Cruces NM

In a 5/2013 civil suit a man accused Diamond of abusing him as an 8- or 9-year-old in 1987, at St. Jude's Parish in Alamogordo. The same man also accused D. Barfield of abuse in the same suit and David Holley of abuse in a separate federal suit. Diamond and Holley worked together in the 1970s at St. Jude, which was then part of the El Paso Diocese. Diamond retired in 1988 and died 3/15/1995. Buried in Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Almaogordo NM. Included on the Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/2018. Named in a 4/9/2020 lawsuit.

Fr. Donald J. Dickerson

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1980
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Prior to ordination as a Jesuit, Dickerson was a brother of the Order of the Sacred Heart. Allegations of abuse of boys from prior to ordination and throughout priesthood. 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 in 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; settled in 3/22.

Fr. Ronald W. Dickman

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Nashville TN

Per news in 2002, Dickman was accused of abusing at least two students at Father Ryan High School, where he was principal. One man complained in 1991 about his brother's abuse and was told that Dickman had been removed from a prior school in 1987 after an earlier allegation. Dickman left the priesthood in 1991 and moved to FL. He denied all allegations. On diocese's list 11/2/2018.

Fr. Leon Dicks

Order: OFM Conv
Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Died: 10/4/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Trenton NJ

Accused at some point of sexually abusing a girl, ages 11-14, about thirty times during 1958-1961, 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 5/2020 in the low six figures. Dicks died 10/4/2009.

Deacon Donald Patrick Dickson

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Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Died: 07/20/2005
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Deacon. Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/26/19. Removed from ministry. Died in 2005. Per his obituary, joined the Capuchin Franciscans, leaving in the mid-1960s. Worked with youth at Our Lady of the Rosary and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester. Had a career with the U.S. Postal Service until 1992. Ordained for the diaconate in 1979. Fostered young men. Joined the Episcopal Church in 1993 in New Rochelle. Became an Episcopal Brother of St. Gregory 7/23/99, taking the name Br. Patrick Ignatius. Worked at Fessenden house in Yonkers beginning in 1997; lived there until his death.

Fr. Dominic Aloysius Diederich

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Ordained: 1917
Status: Accused

Died: 04/24/1977
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Monsignor. Pastor of St. Maurice 1942-1966, Pastor Emeritus 1966-1977. Died 4/24/1977. On 1/31/2006 the Archdiocese confirmed that church officials had reason to believe since 1994 that Diederich had engaged in sexual misconduct with a child. The admission came after a woman confronted Cardinal George about Diederich at a public meeting on 1/30/2006. In 1994 another woman received a settlement after reporting sexual abuse by Diederich as a child at St. Maurice School. After publicity in 2006, more women came forward with allegations of abuse by him as girls at St. Maurice. There were at least seven victims, all young girls from economically disadvantaged families. The Archdiocese refused to include Diederich on its list of priests with substantiated allegations because he was deceased. He was added to the list 11/28/2018 after the Attorney General began an investigation. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

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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Order: CM
Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Worked in Lemont, IL and Denver, CO. Named publicly by the Vincentian Order 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. Included on the IL Attorney General's 5/23/2023 Report.

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

Died: 02/2/2005
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Accused of abuse at St. Simon's in Chicago 1964-1965. Removed from public ministry in 2/1992. Died 2/2/2005. First identified as an abuser in the 3/20/2002 Archdiocesan Report. Retired in 1993. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, noting three "reported survivors."

Fr. Russell L. Dillard

Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

Suspended in 3/2002 after two sisters alleged he kissed and fondled them when they were teenagers. One woman said he was "pretty much my boyfriend for four years." Dillard admitted that he might have "crossed over a line" with at least one teenage girl. Formally dismissed from active ministry in 8/2002. Laicized in 2003. On the archdiocese's list 10/15/2018.

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." DiMarzio retired several weeks later, at age 77.

Fr. Augustine M. Dimier

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1880
Status: Accused

Died: 06/14/1950
Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

Born in 1864 in Savoy France. Died 6/14/1950. Accused of sexually abusing at least one minor. Included on the Helena diocese's list posted to its website 4/29/2015 in compliance with the non-monetary terms of the 3/5/2015 bankruptcy settlement. Assigned to St. Ignatius Mission Parish, St. Ignatius MT 1920­-1950.  On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/2018.

Br. Donald Dimitroff

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Order: FSC
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Name appears on Baltimore archdiocese's 9/2002 list of religious priests and brothers accused of sexual abuse. Had been with his order about 26 years. Order told the Archdiocese in 1997 that a man alleged sexual abuse beginning in the early 1980s, when Dimitroff was a Bishop Walsh High School teacher and the man was a student. The abuse lasted until 1997. Dimitroff admitted to the 'relationship' and said he thought the boy was 18. Dimitroff lived at the Christian Brothers residence at Calvert Hall High School 1992-2002. Faculty member at Loyola College 2002- until at least 2008 and at the University of Maryland Baltimore County as of 2010. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report.

Bishop Harold Joseph Dimmerling

Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Died: 12/13/1987
Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

St. Cloud priest 1940-1969. Bishop of Rapid City SD 1969-1987. Died 12/13/87. In 11/18 the St. Cloud diocese announced that it had recently received an allegation that Dimmerling had sexually abused a minor while a priest of the diocese. Bishop Kettler deemed the allegation credible. Included on the diocese's list in 5/19.

Fr. Paul F. Dinan

Ordained: 1937
Status: Accused

Died: 12/6/1996
Diocese: Diocese of Joliet IL

Worked for many years in Kankakee, Joliet and Paxton. Retired in 1980. Died 12/6/1996. Name included on Joliet diocese's list of priests with credible allegations as revised 3/12/2013. The allegations were received after his death were thus shown as "unresolved" on the list. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report. 


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

Died: 07/26/1991
Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

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

Fr. Warren J. Discon

Order: CM
Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Died: 08/30/1993
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.) Included in the 5/23/2023  IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Myles Eric Diskin

Ordained: 1975
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Head of diocesan Worship Office when put on leave in 4/2002. No explanation. Accused in three lawsuits, in 2004 and 2005, of abuse in the early- to mid-1970s. Withdrew from ministry in 3/2003. Claims included in the diocese's 9/07 $1.25M settlement with 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Named in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/2018 and on the diocese's list of credibly accused. In 2004 a man alleged abuse as a minor by Diskin in the mid-1970s at a Butler church. In 10/2002 a woman told the D.A. Diskin molested her as a child in the mid-1970s in Butler. In 6/2004 a man said he was abused when ages 12-13 by Diskin at St. Paul's in Butler 1976-1977. Accused in 11/2004 of abuse of a boy in the 1970s at St. Paul. Two men in 2/2009 reported mid-1970s abuse by Diskin when they were ages 11 and 14. In 1/2015 a man told the D.A. Diskin sexually abused him at ages 15-16 in Butler in 1976-1977. A woman reported in 1/2015 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

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Died: 09/19/1990
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. Gregory Dobson

Ordained: 1983
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed by a man 5/24/21 under the NY Child Victims Act of encouraging him 1994-98 as an elementary school boy to engage in sexual acts with four girls "provided" by Dobson and two other priests, Revs. Adolph Kowalczyk and Mieczyslaw "Matt" Nycz. Per the suit, the man feared the priests secretly filmed them. He was a student at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Orchard park. Dobson was retired and assisting in parishes when placed on leave due to the allegations.The three priests denied "ever committing any acts of abuse." In 10/21 the diocese's review board determined that the allegations against Dobson, Kowalczyk and Nycz were unsubstantiated. All three were reinstated to ministry. 


Fr. Richard Dochstader

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Died: 09/5/2003
Diocese: Diocese of Joliet IL

From Ontario, Canada. Ordained for the Missionaries of St. Charles (Scalabrinians) and worked in British Columbia. Arrived in Joliet in 1983 where he was incardinated in 1987. Assigned to parishes in Melrose Park, Frankfort, Bradley, Lockport, Naperville, Glen Ellyn Died in 2003. Added to the diocese's list of credibly accused 5/28/2019. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Br. John Dodd

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Order: CSV
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Las Vegas NV

Named publicly as accused on the Diocese of Las Vegas list 4/11/2019. Retired in 2014. Removed from ministry in 2019. The list notes complaints were to the Viatorians in IL (diocese not specified). No record of allegations against Dodd in NV. Reportedly the subject of one substantiated allegation of abuse, occurring around 1985. Included on the Order's list of credibly accused 10/31/2020, which shows him to be retired and living in a structured environment on a safety plan.

Fr. Robert Dodd

Ordained: 1964
Status: Sued

Died: 03/28/2013
Diocese: Diocese of Springfield IL

Began a 'relationship' with 15-year-old girl which continued for several years. Her mother complained to the parish in 1968. After several months Dodd was transferred, to a parish in the city where the girl was attending college. Dodd married and left the priesthood in 1971. Became an attorney and served as mayor of Champaign 1983-1987. Civil suit filed in 1994. Court ruled in 11/1996 that case could go forward. Dodd died 3/28/2013. Name included on the diocese's 11/29/2018 list of those with substantiated allegations. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes two "reported survivors."

Fr. William C. Dodgson

Ordained: 1950
Status: Sued

Died: 01/5/1998
Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

Accused in a lawsuit[s] filed in CA sometime between 2020-2022 of the sexual abuse of a minor[s]. (Name misspelled Dodson). Dodgson was a Philadelphia priest until his transfer in 1958 to Fresno CA. News accounts show that he was arrested in 1955 for fraud, having taken money from two men with the false promise of buying them cars. He was a heavy race-track gambler. Dodgson resurfaced as an active priest in 1958 in the Diocese of Monterey-Fresno. He transferred in 1965 to the Diocese of Boise, where he spent the remainder of his priesthood. Dodgson died in 1998.


Fr. Stanley D. Doerger

Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Died: 09/10/2005
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 3/2005. Investigation was discontinued after Doerger died in 9/2005.

Fr. Bernard L. Doheny

Ordained: 1935
Status: Sued

Died: 02/22/1965
Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Monsignor. Diocesan Boy Scouts Chaplain; Director of Youth for the diocese for 15 years; ward representative of Springfield's Juvenile Delinquency Commission; appointed in 1950 to the White House Conference on Children and Youth. Accused in a 3/05 civil suit of sexually abusing a boy for four years, beginning when the boy was age 10. The same suit alleges that the boy was abused by his uncle (Msgr. Page), other priests and two separate bishops. Plaintiff was in a Texas prison for an unrelated murder when the suit was filed. Worcester diocese said the allegations not credible. Doheny died in 1965.

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 “Gus” Doherty

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 4/2002. 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 6/2007. Three more plaintiffs came forward in 4/2007. Multiple suits 2007-2013. By 11/2011 26 men had come forward with allegations. Trial awarded $100M in 11/2011; plaintiff(s) will never collect. Pleaded no contest in criminal matter 1/14/2013. Sentenced to 15 years 1/28/2013. New allegations emerged during the FL A.G.'s investigation, report released 11/6/2020. Reportedly in 8/2023, Doherty had been released from prison and was living in a residential neighborhood in Orlando.

Fr. Patrick J. Doherty

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Madison WI

Named publicly by the diocese as accused in 9/19 after it received a report of "an incident" over 40 years prior. Diocese to investigate. "Retired" in 1993 due to struggles with alcoholism and "disreputable behaviors with adult men." No longer living in WI in 9/19. The diocese announced in 1/20 that its Review Board found the allegations credible. Case to be sent to the Vatican. Sentenced to a life of prayer and penance. Added to the diocese's list of credibly accused 1/17/20. Categorized as having left or been removed from the diocese, in 1993. The diocese announced in 3/20 that it had received a second credible allegation, dating to 45 years prior when he was pastor of a Boscobel parish.

Fr. Paul J. Doherty

Ordained: 1995
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Ordained in 1995 at age 47. Placed on leave in 11/2006 after telling Bishop McManus that he had engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior with a minor in the 1970s, long before ordination. McManus reported the matter to police. Per a University of Southern Maine Osher Lifelong Learning Institute newsletter (OLLI) bio in 2017, Doherty retired as a priest to ME in 2006. He was noted to be an OLLI Advisory Board member.

Br. Francis E. Dolan

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Order: CFX
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Br. Fabian. Joined the Xaverians in 1939. Died in 1975. Named publicly as accused by the order on its list 7/12/2019. Allegation reported in 1995 of abuse in Baltimore in 1945. Included on the Baltimore archdiocese's list 7/23/2019. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report. It notes that the 1995 report was from a man who said Fabian several other Xaverian Brothers at St. Mary's Industrial School sexually abused him, including rape, when he was age 13-16, beginning in 1945.  He said a Passionist priest also sexually abused him at the school.

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. Sean Dolan

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Yakima WA

Ordained in Ireland. Worked in the Yakima diocese until the mid-1970s when he left the priesthood. Two women filed suit in 11/2010 alleging abuse by Dolan between 1967 and 1975 at St. Paul Cathedral when they were about 16 years old. Both had gone to Dolan for counseling. He died in 2007. The suit also named the parish pastor, Rev. Christopher Breen - also later accused - as having known of the abuse and doing nothing. Included on the diocese's list 7/9/2019. It notes multiple claims and lawsuits settled.

Fr. Louis S. Dolinic

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Retired in 2010. Suspended in 10/18 pending the investigation of a complaint of abuse. Assigned during career to parishes in Lackawanna, Sloan, North Tonawanda, Buffalo, Depew. Accused in a lawsuit filed 9/17/19 of sexually abusing a child, age 9 or 10, in 1977-78 at St. Joseph's in North Tonawanda. Added to the diocese's 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

Died: 07/13/2011
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 3/15/2018 after diocese was contacted by someone claiming sexual abuse as a minor by Dombrowski. In 7/2021 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. 


Fr. Jesus A. Dominguez

Ordained: 1983
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

"Jesse." From Chihuahua, Mexico. Worked in the San Bernardino diocese 1983-93. Placed on leave. Pleaded no contest in 2001 to misdemeanor child molestation. Laicized in 2000. (Initially included on the L.A. archdiocese's list of accused, later shown to have been a mistake.) Charged in 2005 with abusing two boys in 1988-1989. Fled to Mexico before he could be arrested. Six men filed civil suits. Accused in a 2015 lawsuit of abusing a boy in a San Antonio TX orphanage 1980-1983, while a seminary student. Name included on San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/2018. It shows that the diocese was aware in 1988 of abuse occurring in 1983 and 1988. 


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. Adrian Donachie

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Died: 02/6/1979
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Donachie's name is included in 10/2021 on the Franciscans' Holy Name Province's list of those with substantiated allegations against them of child sexual abuse. No details provided as to when or where the abuse occurred. He died in 1979. (Placing him for now in the New York archdiocese, where the Province is based.)


Fr. Richard T. Donahue

Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Died: 09/9/2020
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Parish priest in the archdiocese for 23 years. Missionary in Honduras from about 1991-2015. Named publicly as accused by Attorney Mitchell Garabedian 5/17/19. Donahue was retired at time of the release of his name. The archdiocese deemed the allegations unsubstantiated. Ministry restricted since 2015, when a first accuser came forward; applied for compensation from the archdiocese, awaiting decision in 2/20. In 2017 another man filed suit, claiming he was molested by Donahue at age 12 in 1976, when Donahue was assigned to Sacred Heart parish in East Boston. Claim settled in 2/19 for $73K. Donahue denied all allegations. His status on the archdiocese's list in 8/22 is the same, although Donahue died 9/9/20.

Fr. L. Joseph Dondero

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Died: 06/28/1997
Diocese: Diocese of San Jose CA

First named publicly as accused on diocese's list 10/18/2018. Allegation in 2002 that Dondero sexually abused a child in the 1960s, while at St. Joseph's. Dondero died 6/28/1997. Included on the Jesuits West Province's list 12/7/2018. It notes sexual abuse of a minor 1961-1965, reported in 2003 and 2005. On the Stockton diocese's list, which notes he was at St. Frances of Rome in Riverbank 8/30/1986-9/14/1986.

Fr. Edward Francis Donelan

Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Died: 12/25/1994
Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Worked at a boys' school run by the state and then ran a boys' ranch operated by the Santa Fe Archdiocese. The state of NM knew of allegations in 1971. Accused of sexually abusing and beating residents. The church ranch was closed after one boy died. At least one civil suit was filed in 1994 by two men. Archbishop Sanchez received complaints in 1976; sent another priest to investigate. Ranch closed shortly thereafter; Donelan remained a priest until his death in 1994. Lawsuit filed in 5/2017 by a man alleging abuse by Donelan and Rev. Laurier Labreche in the late 1980s, when the man was an 11- to 13-year-old altar boy at Church of the Ascension in Albuquerque. Included on the Santa Fe archdiocese's list of accused on 9/12/2017.

Fr. Lowe B. Dongor

Ordained: 2010
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

From the Philippines. Arrived in Worcester in 2003. Studied at Assumption College and St. Mary Seminary. Removed in 7/2011 from his first assignment, at St. Joseph's in Fitchburg, after computer techs reported to the police that Dongor's computer contained child pornography. He admitted to the porn. Also took money from the parish to send to family in the Philippines. No reason given for his removal until he was arrested in 9/2011. Fled to the Philippines in  11/2011. Extradited to US in 12/2012, arrested and held on bail. Pled guilty 2/26/2012. Sentenced to 2 1/2 years in jail, suspended for 5 years. Laicized.

Fr. Cyril J. Donnelly

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Order: SMA
Ordained: 1933
Status: Accused

Died: 01/8/1994
Diocese: Diocese of Orlando FL

Born in England, ordained in Belgium. Member of the Society for African Missions. Spent early priesthood in West Africa. British Colonial Service military chaplain during WWII, resumed work in West Africa afterward. Arrived in Port Orange, FL in 1964, assigned to Church of the Epiphany. Assigned 1969 until his death in 1994 to Our Lady of Lourdes in Melborne, FL. Named publicly as credibly accused by the Orlando diocese on its list 10/6/2021. List spells name 'Donnelley.' The Official Catholic Directory shows 'Donnelly.' Died 1/8/1994. Name spelled in the Necrology section of the 1995 Directory 'Donnoly.'


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 by a woman in a lawsuit filed in 2/02. Personnel filed released 12/02. Per 8/11 Boston archdiocese list, either the Review Board found accusations unsubstantiated or he was acquitted by canonical process. Restricted. Status remains the same in 8/22.

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

Died: 10/24/1983
Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

Worked in AK 1941-1983. Died 10/24/1983. Two men filed suit against diocese and Jesuits 9/2006 alleging abuse by Donohue 1967-1973 in Nulato, AK. Also named in some of 43 civil suits filed 1/2009 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 1/25/2010. On Jesuit West Province list 12/7/2018. It notes claims of abuse 1971-1972 reported to the order in 2006 and 2009.

Fr. Raymond A.J. Donohue

Ordained: 1985
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/21 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing an altar boy, age 14, in 1987 while assigned to Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Lakeview. He was kept in ministry until suspended in 9/21 pending the investigation of accusation(s) of abuse reportedly discovered in documents filed in the diocese's bankruptcy case. Donohue denied the allegations and his faculties were restored in 7/22. Reportedly, the alleged victim's attorneys would not allow the diocese's investigator to interview him. At the time of his reinstatement, the diocese said that Donohue was retired and did not have a parish or ministerial office assignment.


Fr. John T. Donovan

Ordained: 1944
Status: Sued

Died: 06/2/2010
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 W. Donovan

Ordained: 1937
Status: Settled

Died: 01/21/1987
Diocese: Diocese of Trenton NJ

Monsignor. Named publicly as accused by attorney Mitchell Garabedian on 1/19/2021. 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

Died: 09/12/1986
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 in 4/2002 after sentenced to 150 days in state jail for a third DWI conviction. Admitted to a sexual 'relationship' with a young man who might have been a minor. Church deemed the allegations credible. Claims against Donovan settled by the diocese as part of a massive settlement in 10/2003; the diocese paid $21M to 40 people alleging abuse by priests. Per the diocese's list updated 3/22/2019, there were multiple allegations against Donovan. He died in 2018. A report commissioned by the diocese in 2019 states there were eight victims, boys and at least one girl, ages 15-17, abused 1967-1993.

Fr. William E. Donovan

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Died: 02/9/1975
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. Jerome T. Doody

Ordained: 1942
Status: Indicted

Died: 03/7/1979
Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Named publicly as accused by the Pittsburgh diocese on its list. Allegation(s) noted to have been reported after Doody's death. Per his obituary, Doody worked in the Diocese of El Paso TX for 15 years, until 1970. He died in 1979. Included on the Santa Fe archdiocese's list 5/19/2021, where he spent time at Via Coeli in Jemez Springs and St. Rita in Carrizozo.


Fr. John M. Doolan

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Died: 05/5/2008
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

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Died: 07/24/1993
Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Died 7/24/1993. Included on the archdiocese's list 1/15/2016 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 a lawsuit filed 5/17/2016.

Fr. Joseph C. Dooley

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1939
Status: Accused

Died: 07/31/1983
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 the alleged abuse was unknown. Dooley was assigned to Cheverus High School 1954-58. He died in 7/83. Included on the Jesuits Northeast Province list of credibly accused 1/15/19. It notes allegation(s) received in 2000 of abuse in 1965. Assigned 1958-80 to Boston College High School in Boston.

Fr. R. Joseph Dooley

Ordained: 1960
Status: Sued

Died: 10/2/2002
Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

Monsignor. Long-time chaplain of the Catholic Police and Firemen's Society in Hyattsville, among others. The Archdiocese said it received a first report of abuse in 1991. Dooley was removed from parish ministry 1992, worked as Coordinator for Sick and Retired Priests 1992-1995, then retired without faculties. Died in 2002. Allegations first public when two brothers sued the WDC archdiocese 6/2009, alleging sex abuse by Dooley 1950s-early 1960s, and that the Archdiocese knew there had been other allegations against him. A third man also filed suit in 6/2009. All said they were St. John's College High School students when abused. On the archdiocese list released 10/15/2018.

Fr. John P. Doran

Ordained: 1945
Status: Sued

Died: 04/20/1997
Diocese: Diocese of Tucson AZ

Reportedly in 9/2002, Doran was accused of abuse in 1963 in what was then the Diocese of Tucson, prior to the created in 1969 of the Diocese of Phoenix. A church spokesman said the diocese was also aware of another potential allegation from the same time period. Per documents, Doran was confronted in 1958 by Bishop Green for "homosexual sex with minors" and Doran admitted to his behavior. In 1966 a Brophy College Prep student reported to Bishop Green sexual abused by Doran. In 1969 Doran was made a diocesan consulter when Phoenix was established. Doran retired in 1990 and died in 1997. Accused in two lawsuits filed 9/2/2020 of abusing two boys, who were St. Thomas the Apostle parishioners, in the 1970s. At least one other suit filed.


Fr. John Francis Dority

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1967
Status: Convicted

Died: 08/31/2019
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 1974-1975 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 10/2011. On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/2019. Noted to be living in 2019 in the diocese, but was never affiliated with it. Suit in 7/2020 claims abuse of abuse of a minor, ages 13-14 in NJ 1975-1976. Died 8/31/2019. Added in 10/2021 to the Holy Name Province Franciscans' list of credibly accused.

Fr. Michael E. Dorrler

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/2018. It notes a single allegation of abuse occurring in 1990, while assigned to Brebeuf Jesuit Prep in Indianapolis. Permanently removed from public ministry. Included on the Indianapolis archdiocese's list updated in 12/2018. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Richard J. Dorsch

Ordained: 1970
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Accused 1994 of abuse of a 13-year-old boy. On leave in 8/1994, sent to St. Luke's in MD for evaluation in 10/1994. Convicted 4/1995. Sentenced to 11 1/2 - 23 months jail; released on parole after one week in 6/1995. Returned to St. Luke's. A second man in 12/1994 reported abuse at age 10 in 1981, occurring many times until he was in 8th grade. Dorsch withdrew from ministry in 1996. Accused 2/2004 of abuse 1982-1985 of an All Saints in Etna altar boy. Victim died by suicide in 5/2010 after the Diocese quit paying for therapy. Family sued. Dorsch was named in at least two civil suits in 2004. Claims included in Diocese's 9/2007 $1.25M settlement as to 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Superior Court dismissed appeal in 9/2011. A man in 1/2012 reported abuse by Dorsch as a 7th-8th grader at All Saints. A fifth report in 7/2012 of abuse of a 12 to 14-year old St. Coleman in Turtle Creek altar boy; had been reported to Diocese in 1994 or 1995. A man in 6/2016 reported abuse at St. Coleman's at ages 10-12. Named in the 8/28/2018 PA Grand Jury Report and on the diocese's list of accused.

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.

Br. Rene Dorsey

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Order: OSB
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette LA

Accused in a 1995 lawsuit, along with Rev. Gregory Mosca, of molesting an altar boy, ages of 10-15, in the late 1970s. Diocese sent alleged victim to MN for treatment and also for other psychological services. Paid about $49,500 total for counseling.
    Documents:
    • Niel vs. Mosca et al.; Parish of Calcasiue, LA, Docket # 95-5905

Fr. Ronald Dorsey

Order: CSS
Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Died: 07/19/2008
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, while a Stigmatine seminarian in the Boston area. Left the Stigmatines in 1969, moved to Ajijic, Jalisco, México. Involved in local parish in the Diocese of San Juan de los Lagos, and started Niños de Chapala for needy children and adults. He died on 7/19/2008.


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. George Patrick Dougherty

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Died: 12/1/2002
Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

"Pat." Named publicly as accused by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston on its list 1/31/2019. Removed from ministry in 1996. Died in 2002. A Rev. "Glen" Dougherty is included on the Diocese of Tyler's list of credibly accused in 4/2019, which notes him to be listed by Galveston-Houston. Appears to actually be George Patrick Dougherty; a Rev. Glen Dougherty was not found in the Official Catholic Directory or other sources. 


Fr. Stephen Tarleton Dougherty

Order: SOLT
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

Order: CSP
Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Died: 10/2/2020
Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Named publicly as accused by the Los Angeles archdiocese on its list updated 12/6/2018. It notes an allegation received in 2014 of incidents 1972-1977. Allegations were reportedly of the sexual abuse of a minor female at the Catholic Information Center in L.A. He worked in L.A. 1965-1974. Assigned to the Paulist Center in Boston 1961-1962. Removed from ministry in 2014, living at a Paulist residence in San Francisco; still there in 2019. On the Paulists' list 3/8/2019. Included in the Memphis diocese's report 2/28/2020. Dove died in 10/2020. Included in 10/2022 on the Chicago archdiocese's list, where he was assigned 1985-1992. Included in the IL Attorney General's Report 5/23/2023.

Fr. Karl E. Dowd

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Died: 02/18/2002
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. Dowdy admitted to sexually abusing two minors.  One man said he was age 16 when the abuse began, and that it continued for eight years. Dowdy was removed from ministry and his faculties were removed. Sent to St. Luke's 1/1994-7/1994, where he admitted to sexually abusing boys. In 5/2023 a man said his abuse by Dowdy began when he was a 10-year-old altar boy and continued over four years. His name appeared on the Baltimore archdiocese's 9/2002 list of priests and brothers accused of sexually abusing minors. Included in the MD Attorney General's 4/5/2023 report.


Fr. John W. Dowling

Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Died: 04/5/2000
Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Ordained for the Diocese of Savannah-Atlanta. On leave 1947-1951. Worked in the Sacramento diocese 1947-1981. Faculties withdrawn and dismissed from Sacramento diocese after a report in 1981 of child pornography. Three allegations of abuse of boys under age 14, occurring 1954-1981, were received by the Sacramento diocese in 2002, 2004 and 2019. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused in 4/2019. On the Atlanta archdiocese's list in 11/2020. Included in the GA PAC's Report 3/24/2023. It details six reports of abuse of children. One alleged abuse ages 7-12 beginning in 1940 in Savannah. The boy told his mother about the abuse when he was in 7th grade, and Dowling was moved to Atlanta. Report in 2019 of abuse in 1975 in CA of a boy, ages 11-12. Another child was allegedly molested in 1972, reported in 1981. Dowling retired to FL after law enforcement told the Diocese they would press charges if he stayed in the county. Another report was of abuse in 1975, another in 1954-1955, and another in 1983. Dowling died in 2000.

Fr. Philip J. Dowling

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Died: 01/27/2022
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. Died in 1/22.

Fr. Alvin T. Downey

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Died: 06/13/2010
Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

In 2002 the Latrobe PA St. Vincent Archabbey Benedictines received an allegation that Downey sexually abused a minor in 1981, while assigned to St. John the Evangelist in Bellefonte. A woman filed suit in 2003 alleging that Downey and two other priests sexually abused her son in 1980-81 when he was 16. She alleged that the knowledge put her in counseling and her son in the hospital. Court ordered that the woman's suit against the two other priests be dismissed. Her son filed a separate suit in 2/04 against the same defendants. Both settled in 2/05. Included in 8/18 on the St. Vincent Archabbey's list of credibly accused. Downey died in 2010.

Fr. Denis P. Downey

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Ordained: 1936
Status: Accused

Died: 11/24/1992
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

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1982
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield IL

Pastor of St Francis of Assisi Parish in Triangle VA from 2011. On 5/28/2016 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 4/24/2017 that the claim was found to be credible. Downey removed permanently from all public ministries. On the Raleigh diocese's list in 10/2018. On the Francisans' Holy Name Province list in 10/2021. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Donald F. Doxie

Ordained: 1952
Status: Sued

Died: 11/16/1976
Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Accused in 12/11/03 suit of sexually abusing boy 1969-1972 starting at age 15. Diocese stated this was the only allegation. Was secretary to Bishop Charles F. Buddy 1955-1957. Worked as Navy chaplain 1957-1961. Was vice chancellor 1961-1968. Died 11/16/76. Personnel file released 10/25/10.

Fr. Andrew P. Doyle, III

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Died: 06/17/2010
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.

Sr. Frances Doyle

Order: S.U.
Status: Accused

Died: 11/29/2006
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Sister Mary Andrew a/k/a Sister Frances Doyle. Accused of sexual abuse of at least two girls at Notre Dame School in Manhattan in the mid-1940s. School was run by the Society of St. Ursula; Sr. Mary Andrew was the principal. One accuser said she was abused as a 14-year-old sophomore. She went on to become a nun but left the order years later. The school and the order reportedly refused to help her as a survivor. Andrew died 11/29/06.


Fr. Michael J. Doyle

Ordained: 1925
Status: Settled

Died: 03/31/1987
Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

Monsignor.  Director of Toledo Catholic Charities 1935-1974. President of the National Conference of Catholic Charities, elected in 1961. A woman filed suit in 10/2002 claiming Doyle sexually abused her as a child in his office at St. Anthony's Orphanage. She also alleged that at least two other orphans, including one he abused, knew of Doyle's alleged abuses. Doyle's accuser claimed she tried to tell the nuns at the orphanage but was punished and transferred to a residential school for girls for being defiant. She also tried to tell the diocese in 1973 but then-Bishop Donovan rejected her claims. One claim settled in 2004. Doyle died in 1987 at age 88.

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."

Fr. Thomas Joseph Doyle

Order: SM
Ordained: 1974
Status: Sued

Died: 03/20/2007
Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Accused of molesting twin brothers over a 10-year period while pastor of Sacred Heart in Vernon CT, starting when the boys were 14 in about 1980. The boys allegedly told counselors in 1983. One of the counselors, Franciscan Br. DeMatteis, is also alleged to have made sexual advances toward one of the twins. In 1992, the diocese removed Doyle and the Marianists suspended him. Civil suit filed in 1995. Two more accusers later came forward. Doyle was treated in both NM and MD. Laicized in 2002. Died 3/20/2007. Included in 2/2019 on the Diocese of Norwich's list. Included on the Marianists list of accused 6/24/2020. Added in 11/2020 to Baltimore's list, where he worked 1967-1973. Included on the Cincinnati archdiocese's list in 2/2022. Mentioned in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report.

Bishop Carroll Thomas Dozier

Ordained: 1937
Status: Accused

Died: 12/7/1985
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

Died: 08/21/2008
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 6/30/1974 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 2006-2008. Died 8/21/2008. On Midwest Jesuit Province list 12/17/2018; single allegation of abuse in the 1980s while at John Carroll University in Cleveland. On the Jesuits Northeast Province list 1/15/2019; reports in 2003 and 2006 of abuse in 1973 and 1968. "Impeded" in 2003.

Fr. Eugene Adalbert Dranka

Order: MS
Ordained: 1944
Status: Settled

Died: 05/13/1974
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. John J. Draper

Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Died: 06/28/1966
Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Named publicly by the diocese on its list updated 3/22/2019. Died under mysterious circumstances in 1966 at age 39. Had checked into a hotel under an assumed name. Reportedly was found dead in the bathtub. Had been injured. One known credible allegation, investigated after his death. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, the abuse occurred in 1958.

Br. Robert Drelich

Order: OSFS
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

The Oblates of St. Francis de Sales in DE and PA announced a settlement on 8/4/2011 with 40 victims of sexual abuse who filed suits in DE. Plaintiffs to share in $24.8M settlement as well as 150 victims who settled earlier with the Wilmington diocese. One of the terms was that the Order release names of 12 Oblates with substantiated allegations of abuse. Drelich is one of the 12. Removed from ministry in 2010. Living in 2011 in a monitored location in MD.

Fr. Willard J. Dressel

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Died: 08/28/2007
Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/2018. Multiple allegations of abuse, occurring while assigned to Creighton Prep in Omaha in the 1970s and 1980s. Died 8/28/2007, age 84. The Province's revised list 2/21/2020 notes incident(s) also alleged to have occurred in 1998.

Fr. Geoffrey Drew

Ordained: 2004
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

St. Ignatius in Green Township pastor since mid-2018 when placed on leave 7/23/2019. 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 2015. Auxiliary Bishop Binzer knew of the complaints but did not inform Archbishop Schnurr. One parishioner said she wrote Schnurr and Binzer in 8/2018 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 8/2019 Binzer was a member of the USCCB committee on child protection. As of 7/2019, Drew was to be sent to treatment. Indicted in 8/2019 on 9 counts of rape of a boy, age 9-11, occurring 1988-1991 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. There are reportedly other alleged victims, including a second former St. Jude student who claimed abuse by Drew between 1985 and 1987.  In 2005 40 boys at St. Rita's Parish School in Dayton OH complained in a letter to school officials of Drew's touching them (shoulders, faces, whispering in their ears) and asked them to make him stop. No action; the boys were made to apologize to Drew. There were also complaints throughout the 1980s and in the 1990s. Drew pleaded guilty on 12/2/2021, just before trial. Sentenced in a plea bargain to 7 years in prison and required to register for life as a sex offender. The archdiocese stated that it would seek Drew's laicization. 


Fr. Daniel Michael Drinan

Order: CMF
Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Austin TX

Removed in 5/2002 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 9/9/2012 in Denver airport after viewing porn on laptop and masturbating during flight. Pled guilty 12/11/2012; sentenced to two years' probation. Laicized in 2014. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. It notes report in 3/2003 of abuse in the late 1970s while assigned to Christ the King in Baton Rouge. Left diocese in 1979. On Austin diocese's list 1/31/2019. On Chicago archdiocese's list in 10/2022. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Joseph H. Driscoll

Order: CSsR
Ordained: 1922
Status: Accused

Died: 04/13/1976
Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Navy chaplain, assistant in SC, Washington DC, PA and MA. Pastored in SC, FL, GA and NY. Died 4/13/76 in New Smyrna Beach, FL, Name included on Harrisburg diocese's list released 8/1/18. Accused after his death of having sexually abused a child.

Fr. Dennis Druggan

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Great Falls-Billings MT

Removed as president and rector of St. Lawrence Seminary High School in Mt. Calvary, WI 7/2012 after allegation in 6/2012 that he had sexually assaulted a minor at St. Labre Indian School in Ashland, MT in mid- to late-1980s. He was at the school 1984-91. Druggan denied the allegations. He had worked with St. Lawrence since 1993. No criminal charges due to the statute of limitations. A second complaint received. Order found allegations credible and permanently removed Druggan's privileges. Prayer and penance suggested by the Order. Included on the Great Falls-Billings list in 8/21/2018. On the Capuchins St. Joseph Province list of those with substantiated allegations. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, last name spelled Drugan.

Br. Ronald Gordon Drum

Order: OFM
Status: Accused

Died: 04/23/2010
Diocese: Diocese of Monterey CA

Entered the order in 1954 and made his final vows in 1961. Named publicly as credibly accused by the St. Barbara Province Franciscans on its list in 9/2020. Drum was accused in 1972 and left the order the same year. Retired to Kihei, Hawaii, where he died in 4/2010. Per his obituary, Drum was a retired typesetter for the State of California.


Fr. Thomas E. Duane

Ordained: 1938
Status: Accused

Died: 04/28/1993
Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

In a 4/2002 letter to Bishop Harrington a woman complained that Duane sexually abused her as a girl in the late 1940s, while assigned to St. Ignatius in Spring Valley MN. Duane was there 6/3/1947-6/20/1954. He retired in 1979 and died 4/28/1993. Included on the diocese's list of names of credibly accused priests released per court order 4/13/2015.

Fr. Donald V. Dube

Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Died: 12/16/2003
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.

Fr. Jerome Ducote

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Died: 08/28/2006
Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

First named publicly as accused on the New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18. Allegation received 2002 of abuse in the early 1960s. Ducote died in 2006. Included on the St. Joseph Abbey Benedictines list in 11/18. It notes that Ducote left the monastery in 1969 and was dispensed from the priesthood in 1970.

Fr. Lawrence Dudink

Order: SVD
Ordained: 1939
Status: Guilty plea

Died: 10/20/1984
Diocese: Diocese of Superior WI

Pleaded guilty in 1960 to abduction of a 17-year-old girl. Sentenced to three years in prison. Was chaplain at a Superior WI hospital when he took the girl on a car ride and didn't return. She had been admitted to the hospital that morning for a "nervous condition." Dudink was a family friend and had permission to take her for a ride. The two were found at a Phoenix AZ hotel. Went on to marry. Died in Oklahoma in 1984. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.


Bishop Paul V. Dudley

Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Died: 11/20/2006
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 in 11/06 at age 79.

Fr. Edward F. Dudzinski, Jr.

Ordained: 1978
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

The Diocese knew prior to ordination about Dudzinski's behavior with boys. Accused in 1985 of abusing a boy; placed on leave. The boy sued in 1989; settled with the Diocese. Dudzinski was sent for treatment. Put on probation by the VA Board of Counseling 10/10/2002 for boundary violations with two boys he was counseling. Ordered 5/16/2003 to surrender his counseling license after the Board learned of the 1989 suit. Named in a 11/2008 civil suit by the family of a youth who died by suicide in 1987. Laicized. Another suit filed in 5/2009.

Fr. Jaime H. Duenas

Ordained: 1950
Status: Convicted

Died: 06/6/2014
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. Pleaded 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, on 6/6/14. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. It notes laicization process was pending when he died.

Fr. Robert W. Duerr

Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Died: 08/11/1982
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Parish priest, longtime teacher and principal of Mount De Sales Academy in Catonsville. Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/24/2019. Report to archdiocese in 2002 of abuse in the early 1950s. Allegation in 2012 of abuse early 1950s-early 1960s. Duerr died in 1982. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report. It notes that a former nun reported in 2002 that when she was working at St. Rita's 1952-1953, she witnessed Duerr fondling altar boys, who were third graders at the parish school. She said she tried to report the abuse to the Archdiocese six years prior, and was told nothing could be done because Duerr was deceased. In 2012 a woman told the Archdiocese she was sexually abused by Duerr beginning when she was age 7 at St. Rita's and continuing until she went away to college. She said she was was first raped before her first communion. Further, she told a nun about the abuse, and she believed that another priest at the parish, Fr. Charles Muth, knew about it. 


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 ... between 2001 and 2004." Fairfax County Police were investigating. Duesterhaus denied the allegation. Per the diocese, Duesterhaus was assigned in the past to parishes in Falls Church, Annandale, Ashburn, Stafford, Fredericksburg, Lake Ridge, Woodridge, and South Riding. He also worked outside the diocese as a military chaplain 1996-99, 2004-06, 2008-09, 2011-12. The diocese stated 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

Died: 08/30/1999
Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

One of 10 brothers and two laymen accused by more than 30 men in a 5/2013 civil case of abuse at three Chicago schools run by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers, North American Province. Entered the Order in 1961. Was assigned to Br. Rice High School in Chicago 1972-1978. Order agreed to massive $16.5M settlement with 400 plaintiffs claiming abuse by multiple order priests and brothers in 5/2013. 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 8/30/1999. Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers in 2014 as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Denis Patrick Duffy

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1969
Status: Sued

Died: 12/30/2008
Diocese: Diocese of Paterson NJ

"Manus." Accused in a 5/21 lawsuit, along with Rev. Bruno Ugliano and Bro. Jonathan Michael Hunt, of sexually abusing a Delbarton School student, ages 13-14, over 150 times 1977-78. Duffy would allegedly follow the boy into the bathroom then molest him, and sodomized him on an overnight class trip to the Jersey Shore. The priest allegedly told the boy "This is how God wants me to show you love." Teacher, among other roles, including assistant headmaster, at Delbarton 1967-87. Left the priesthood and married in 1989. Died 12/30/08.

Br. Dennis Duffy

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Order: OFM
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gallup NM

Named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list in 5/31/2019. Added to Gallup NM list in 8/2019. 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 11/12/2020, which notes he was assigned there 1968-1971. Included on the Diocese of Fresno's list of credibly accused in 8/2021,  where he worked 1973-1975.
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