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 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. James M. Iannarella

Ordained: 1996
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Removed from active ministry in 1999 due to "known [recent] sexual misconduct" with a 17-year-old girl, over a three-month period. Sent for evaluation. Placed on administrative leave. until 2003. Assigned to Drexel University 2001-2005 until name appeared in PA Grand Jury Report. Laicization announced 3/07.

Fr. Frank J. Iazetta

Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Died: 03/14/2007
Diocese: Diocese of Trenton NJ

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/13/19. Multiple alleged victims noted. Per news in 6/20, four lawsuits had been filed claiming sexual abuse of children in the 1970s; one suit alleged he touched and massaged a 7-year-old girl's vagina in 1975. A suit filed 7/10/20 claims Iazetta groomed and abused a boy for 16 years, including while the boy was a student St. Joseph High School in Metuchen. Iazetta left the school after 1974. Transferred in 1986 to Tennessee. Included 11/4/21 on the Diocese of Nashville's list, which notes that he was assigned to  parishes in Nashville and Tullahoma and that he resigned the priesthood in 1993. He died 3/14/07.

Fr. Stanley Dominic Idziak

Order: SAC
Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Died: 01/3/2017
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Member of Pallotines in NY, Buffalo area. Moved to GA in 1977, following a family with two young boys, initially living with them. Left Pallotines, became Atlanta archdiocesan priest. Worked in Dunwoody, Stone Mountain, then Gainseville parishes. Accused in late 1980s of abuse of a boy at a Stone Mountain church. Interviewed by law enforcement but no charges due to statute of limitations. More accusations of abuse of boys by Idziak, including of the two brothers, beginning when they lived in NY. Sent to treatment in DC, then to the Paracletes in NM. Civil suit settled in 1992 for $570K. At least four known victims. One allegation of abuse of a boy at a WI high school in 1964. Laicized 1992, living in Albuquerque. Died in 1/17. Another lawsuit Spring 2017 alleged abuse of 12- to 15-year-old boy at Corpus Christi; settled 1/18. On Atlanta archdiocese's list 11/6/18. Per suit filed 9/19, abused a boy, starting age 5, 1963-73.

Fr. Edward A. Igle

Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Accused in a 1994 lawsuit of sexual assault and rape over three-year period in 1970s of a 14- to 17 year-old boy. Remained in ministry until permanently removed 2000. His accuser received a $7,000 settlement. Igle said he left priesthood in May 2000 on voluntary leave of absence; diocese said it was due to abuse. A second man accused Igle of sexually abusing him in the 1970s; received a settlement in the early 2000s. Diocese deemed all allegations credible. Igle denied them. In July 2015 he remained a licensed marriage and family therapist in NJ. On diocese's list 2/13/19.

Fr. Kelvin E. Iguabita-Rodriguez

Ordained: 1999
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Iguabita, a native of Colombia, trained and ordained by Boston archdiocese, was placed on leave 7/18/01 from assignment at All Saints in Haverhill. Arrested 1/15/02 on 2 charges of rape of 15-year-old girl in 2000, after a mandated reporter contacted the diocese 11/16/01 and then the authorities. Cardinal Law started canonical investigation of rape allegation on 11/17/01, citing 'three other known accusations of inappropriate sexual relationships, one of which involves rape.' On 6/20/03 jury found Iguabita guilty of rape of the girl. Sentenced 6/27/03 to 12-14 years in prison. Also charged 4/2/02 with assault of a 24-year-old woman prior to ordination, when he worked at St Joachim's in Rockport. Involuntary laicization announced 2/11/05. Victim met Pope Benedict on 4/17/08. Third request for new trial denied 2/11. Included on the archdiocese's list of accused in 8/11. Apparently deported in 2015 at end of sentence. Suit filed 10/7/15 alleges abuse of girl in 1999-2001 starting at age 5 and including rape. Iguabita was reportedly in Honduras in 2015. Sued in 5/22 by a woman claiming abuse by Iguabita at ages 5-7 during 1999-2001.

Fr. David Imming

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Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Oklahoma City OK

Accused in a 2003 suit of abuse of a boy 20 years prior. It claimed the archdiocese had forced Imming to resign and removed his privileges because of a complaint of abuse of a different boy during the same time as the plaintiff's abuse. At least six other accusers came forward. Imming "retired" in 2001. Suit dismissed 1/10. On the Kansas City KS archdiocese's list 1/25/19. It notes more than one allegation of abuse, occurring in 1980 in OK. Never assigned to KC. On OK City list 10/3/19; it notes faculties removed 5/13/02. Laicized 6/10/11.

Fr. Fred D. Ingalls

Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Charged in 2/04 with receiving child porn and storing it on a computer in the parish rectory. Placed on leave. Charges said he paid for access to child porn sites on 13 times 7/02-6/03. Pled guilty in 6/04 to possession of 144 pornographic images. Sentenced 2005 to 3 years 1 month in federal prison. Released 12/07. On the 3/20/18 diocesan list. Accused in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act in 8/19 of abuse of a child, ages 10-11 in 1982-83, while assigned to St. Joseph's School in Niagara Falls. Case sent to Vatican. Removed from diocesan payroll 5/1/20 as part of bankruptcy agreement. Accused in another CVA lawsuit, filed in 9/19, of abusing a child, ages 7-10 in 1976-79 at St. Joseph's. The suit also alleges abuse at the parish by Fr. Joseph A. Schuster.

Fr. Gregory G. Ingels

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Charged

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Widely known church legal scholar and former Vicar of Priests for the SF Archdiocese. Accused in 1996 of having oral sex with a 15-year-old boy. Archbishop Levada allowed Ingels to remain in public ministry and flourish for years as a force in church legal matters. Ingels continued as a church official even after a second charge by a woman. Placed on leave in 2002. Criminally charged in 5/03; charges dropped in 7/03 due to U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Included in 6/05 settlement.

Fr. Vincent J. Inghilterra

Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Trenton NJ

Attorney Garabedian announced settlement 9/13 on behalf of one individual who alleged abuse by Inghilterra during 1970s when he was chaplain at Trenton State Teachers College in NJ. This was first public naming of Inghilterra although Trenton officials found allegations credible 5/13 and suspended him then. Military Chaplain, per 1989 Official Catholic Directory. In 2012 he was leading pilgrimages to France, Fatima, Italy and Medjugorje. In 9/16 diocese agreed to 6-figure settlement with man claiming abuse by Inghilterra at age 16 in 1979. The man said that after an incident, another teen told him he was "now one of Fr. Vince's boys." On diocese's list 2/13/19. Removed from ministry.

Fr. Leonard Inman

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Ordained: 1961
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Named as one of 9 "predator" priests known to the diocese in lawsuits filed by 5 individuals against 2 other priests in 2/03. Bishop Adamec said Inman had been out of public ministry since 1989 and that assignments while he was active were deliberate and done for monitoring. Per the PA AG's 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, "Bishop Hogan was very much aware that Inman was raping children..." while assigned to Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament 1971-86. One boy reported to police in 1986 that Inman started raping him when he was age 11, 4 years prior. Inman was known to "troll" the area for sex with boys, after which he would pay them. Hogan denied police investigators access to the Cathedral. They wanted to wire a witness, but Inman suddenly stopped "trolling the ally [sic] for sex." The investigation stopped after Hogan met with the Altoona Police Chief, and Inman was sent for treatment. He died 6/1/01.

Fr. Lawrence C. Inzeo

Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Removed in 2003. Accused of abuse of a young male relative 1978 -1983. Assigned to Sacred Heart Church in Newburgh at the time. Laicization announced in 9/05. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19.

Fr. Pascal D. Ipolito

Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Retired. The Diocese announced 6/28/18 that Ipolito's name was added to its list of accused, and that he was on leave pending investigation. A lawsuit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act claims Ipolito abused a teenage boy in Toronto in 1975. The priest allegedly had taken the boy to a Beach Boys concert, plied him with alcohol and molested him at a hotel. A second suit claimed Ipolito fondled a 13-year-old boy in 1981 or 1982 at St. Vincent de Paul in North Evans. Ipolito was removed from the diocesan payroll 5/1/20 as part of a bankruptcy agreement. A lawsuit in 6/20 against the Boy Scouts alleges abuse by Ipolito, who was a Scout leader. Ipolito denied all allegations. Reportedly in 7/21, Ipolito was refusing to participate in the diocese's monitoring program for priests against whom there were substantiated allegations. Sued the diocese in 4/22 for restoration of his full pension.

Br. Charles B. Irwin

Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Died: 10/9/1997
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

One of 10 brothers and two laymen accused by more than 30 men in a 5/13 civil case of abuse at three Chicago schools run by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North American Province. In 5//13 order agreed to $16.5M settlement with 400 plaintiffs involving abuse by multiple order priests and brothers. Also accused of abuse at Bergen Catholic in Oradell NJ. Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers in 2014 as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. In 8/16 $1.9 M settlement announced, to be shared among 21 former Bergen Catholic students. Irwin entered the CFC Order in 1945 and made final vows in 1953. Assigned to schools and communities in West Park NY, NYC, Chicago IL, Oradell NJ, and New Rochelle NY. Died 10/09/97. New suit in 3/21 alleges abuse of a Bergen Catholic student in the 1960s.

Fr. William E. Irwin

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

In 4/02 an anonymous caller accused Irwin of child abuse years prior. Irwin reported the call to diocesan officials; he was removed from active ministry. He was semi-retired at the time the allegations were made. Police said not enough info to justify an official investigation. Per a 1/03 article, Irwin had officially resigned from his position and could no longer function as a priest. Worked in MD 1976-1986 before returning to Wilmington. Died in 2005. Records released in 2/12.

Fr. Theodore Isaias

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Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Died: 03/13/2007
Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Civil suit filed against Isaias, Santa Fe archdiocese, Via Coeli, Greek Orthodox Church, and Estate of Fr. Charles Rourke in 1995. One man said he was sexually abused by Isaias in 1974. It is believed Isaias was treated at Via Coeli prior to time he abused plaintiff. Suit was settled and dismissed in 1996. Documents released by the Orange CA diocese show that in 1988 Isaias was the Director of Albuquerque Villa, a facility of the Servants of the Paraclete, and was also their Director of Aftercare. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Died in 2007. (This contradicts Santa Fe's list, which in 2017 noted him to be living.)

Fr. Matthew A. Ischay

Ordained: 1975
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Removed from position as parochial vicar at St. Paul in Akron as of 8/26/11 and placed on administrative leave after civil suit filed in Cuyahoga County. Complaint alleged that Ischay was involved in 'misconduct' with a minor in the late 1970s. Assigned to St. Richard parish in North Olmsted from ordination until some time in 1981. Civil suit dropped in 10/11 at plaintiff's request due to the statute of limitations. At least four other accusers came forward after suit was filed. Per the diocese's list 6/21/19, Ischay was on administrative leave pending the Vatican's decision regarding laicization. The list in 8/22 shows Ischay to have been laicized.

Fr. Salvatore “Sam” Isgro

Order: SDB
Ordained: 1962
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Accused in a 12/18 lawsuit of raping a 17-year-old boy after rendering him dizzy and disoriented, possibly with chloroform, in 1979. The plaintiff said he met the priest at a hospital where he was working to earn money for a class ring. He said he informed Bishop Aymond in 9/18, who said he believed him and put him in touch with a Salesian official, Fr. Stephen Ryan. Ryan and his attorney allegedly told the man "to keep the entire issue quiet" and had him sign an agreement for psychiatric treatment, which they would fund. Isgro died in 1990.

Fr. William Izquierdo

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Order: LC
Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Died: 06/1/2015
Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Novice director at the Legion of Christ novitiate in Cheshire, CT 1982-94 and in Ireland before then. Order announced 12/13 that claim of abuse of a minor student received in 2012 had been substantiated. Another claim was under investigation. On restricted duty from 2005, when Order received allegation involving an adult. He had not ministered since 2008 and was said to have advanced dementia. Died in 2015. On the Hartford archdiocese's list 1/22/19. On the Legionaries list 12/21/19. Added to the Baltimore archdiocese's list in 11/20.