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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Deacon John Justice

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Status: Accused

Died: 05/27/2015
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Ordained for the diaconate in 1974. Assigned to St. Louis in Clarksville 1975-1989 and as a substitute chaplain at Bon Secours Hospital 1989-1990. Died in 2015. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report. Admitted in 1989 to to sexually abusing a girl, age 13, in 1985. The family did not want to prosecute. Faculties removed. Request for reinstatement denied in 1995.


Fr. Anthony Thomas Jablonowski

Ordained: 1970
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Cheyenne WY

Ordained for the Diocese of Covington, KY. Worked in KY, GA, NC, WY, OH, AZ. Transferred in 1980 to the Diocese of Cheyenne. Worked in the Diocese of Tucson 1993-1997. Moved in 2000 to the Diocese of Steubenville. Pleaded no contest in 2004 to charges of abusing a 17-year-old boy in 1982. Sentenced to 15 months to 7 years in prison. Privileges removed. Another accuser filed suit in 3/2005. Released from prison in 7/2005. Required to register as a sex offender. On Tucson's list of abusive priests, referred to as a Steubenville priest. Laicization in 2006. Registered offender in FL as of 2010. Had been living in OH. On Steubenville diocese's list 10/31/2018. On Cheyenne diocese's list 6/12/2019. It notes four adolescent male victims, abuse occurring 1983-1988. Laicized in 2006. On Glenmary Home Missioners list 10/11/2019; worked 1976-1980 on loan to the order. On Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/2019. On the Covington diocese's list 7/31/2020. On Lexington diocese's list in 8/2020; one known victim at Lexington Catholic High in the early 1970s. On Atlanta's list in 11/2020 (name misspelled). Included in the 3/24/2023 GA PAC Report, which shows that four teenage boys in WY reported abuse by Jablonowski 1983-1988. Also, accused in 2003 of abuse of a minor in the early 1970s at Lexington Catholic High School.

Fr. James N. Jablonowski

Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

In 5/02 two people separately came forward to the archdiocese with allegations that they had been sexually abused as minors by Jablonowski in the 1970s. The complaints were referred to D.A.'s office. Jablonowski was placed on leave. The D.A. did not pursue charges due to the statute of limitations. The Archdiocese had an independent investigator look into matter who substantiated the claims. Another alleged victim came forward in 9/02; again, no prosecution due to SOL. Name appeared on Archdiocese's list in 7/04. Fully restricted from ministry. Laicized 6/30/06, per personnel files released in 7/13.

Fr. Joseph Jablonski

Order: MSC
Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

First named publicly as accused on the San Bernardino Diocese's list 10/9/2018. Abuse allegedly occurred in 2014. Reported to the Diocese and police in 5/2014. Per the Diocese, Jablonski was visiting and did not have faculties there. Added to the Rockford IL Diocese's list in 10/2020. Added to Joliet's list in 2/2021, where he was a supply priest 8/2011-3/2019. Joliet faculties were removed in 3/2019. Included on the Sacred Heart Missionaries USA Province list of credibly accused. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes two "reported survivors," of abuse in 2014 and 2015.

Fr. Richard E. Jacklin

Ordained: 1984
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Joliet IL

Pastor of Sacred Heart parish in Goodrich. Arrested 10/31/2017, charged with sexual assault of a 39-year-old paralyzed man with an intellectual disability who resided at Shapiro Developmental Center in Kankakee. A nurse reportedly walked in on Jacklin as he was performing a sex act on the resident. Lawsuit filed by the IL Office of State Guardian in 10/2019. Convicted in 9/2022. Sentenced in 1/2023 to 18 years in prison, and life parole upon his release.  Required to register as a sex offender for life. Added to the diocese's list of those with substantiated allegations 3/30/2023.

Fr. James A. Jackson

Order: MM
Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Died: 03/16/2005
Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Accused in 6/2002 by at least three men of abusing them when they were children. Jackson worked in Hawaii 1948-1992. No criminal charges were filed due to the statute of limitations; there were no records of complaints in his personnel file with the Order. Jackson admitted abuse of boys, saying it was due to a surgical procedure he'd had on a testicle. He reportedly abused boys for over 25 years. Treated by psychiatrist Robert Browne, who was later found to be pedophile. Died in 3/2005. There were protests in 2013 about a scholarship offered in his name at Maryknoll High School on Honolulu. A lawsuit was filed in 2018 by a man alleging repeated abuse as a boy at Sacred Heart in Makiki by Jackson 1980-1981. This was the sixth known accuser.

Fr. James W. Jackson

Order: FSSP
Ordained: 1985
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Arrested 10/30/2021 after R.I. State Police discovered that an internet connection from St. Mary's rectory was connected to child pornography sharing. Police discovered a large amount of child sexual abuse material they determined belonged to Jackson, including images and videos of prepubescent girls, infants and toddlers engaging in sex acts. Jackson had been the parish pastor since 8/2021. He was previously pastor of parish in Littleton CO. He pleaded not guilty 12/21/2021 to federal charges related to distributing, possessing and accessing child pornography. Jackson was allowed to go live with a relative in Kansas, with electronic monitoring, while awaiting adjudication of the charges. Arrested in 6/2022 in Leawood KS for child porn possession due to activity on his computer detected 5/2022-6/2022. In 10/2022 he was in custody of the U.S. Marshals at a detention facility in R.I. In a 10/3/2022 hearing Jackson admitted the government could prove he accessed child pornography while on pretrial release. Pleaded guilty in 6/2023 to receiving child pornography, in exchange for the dismissal of the possession charge. Sentenced in 12/2023 to six years in prison, five years of federal supervised release, and funds to victims of child pornography and trafficking. Included on the Scranton diocese's list of credibly accused.


Fr. Gary Allen Jacobs

Ordained: 1971
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 9/26/2016. Removed from ministry in 12/1988. Laicized in 2010. Arrested in 1/17/2020 in NM on charges in three separate cases of abuse in MI of a child ages 13-16 between 1/1/1981 and 12/31/1984, and abuse of a child under age 13 between 3/1/1984 and 4/30/1984. Two more accusers soon came forward leading to new charges of abuse of children between ages 13 and 15, occurring between 1/1/1982 and 12/31/1984. Returned to MI in 3/2020 to face charges. The MI Attorney General announced on 5/21/2020 that Jacobs would face trial. Pleaded guilty 4/22/2021 to charges in 4 separate cases in Ontonagon County. Sentenced to 8-15 years in prison. Pleaded guilty in 5/2021 to a charge in Dickinson County. Sentenced in 7/2021 to 8-15 years in prison, to be served concurrently with his Ontonagon County sentence. Ordered to register as a sex offender.

Fr. Philip J. Jacobs

Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Columbus OH

Removed from ministry in the Columbus OH diocese in 1993 after reports that he had sexually abused as many as 10 children. Sent to treatment, then went to work as a priest in the Victoria diocese in Vancouver, B.C. Removed from ministry there in 2002 after news of allegations in OH. Subsequently is said to have worked in a "non-church" job in Europe. Arrested 8/2010 as he disembarked from a plane in Victoria, BC upon his arrival from San Francisco. Charged with sexual assault, sexual interference, and sexual exploitation involving children under the age of 14. Found guilty at trial in 2/2013 of sexually touching as boy. Sentenced in 9/2013 to two years' probation with a five-month conditional sentence. Ordered to register as a sex offender. On the Columbus diocese's list 3/1/2019. Laicized.

Fr. Gary Jacobson

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Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Several complaints of abuse by Jacobson were made to the Archbishop or the Archdiocese in the 1980s and 1990s. See documents released 11/08. Three alleged victims: in 1965, the late 1970s, and 1987. A woman filed suit in 2002 in Arizona alleging abuse in Oregon. He was still working in 2002 and had recently been cautioned about behavior with children.

Fr. James E. Jacobson

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Died: 07/18/2017
Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

Accused of raping two girls and fathering sons in in 1966 and 1975. One of the women and both adult children filed suit in 2005 against the Jesuits and Jacobson in an attempt to collect past child support. A 2006 suit claimed he also raped a 16-year-old girl in another village. Order knew in 1967 of "very serious moral charges" against him. Suits settled in 3/2007 for $1.96M. Other claims settled in 11/2007 with the Jesuits. Two or more pending claims shown in bankruptcy reorganization docs for Fairbanks diocese 1/25/2010. Died 7/18/2017. Included on the Jesuit West Province list 12/7/2018, which notes abuse 1968-1970 and 1969-1971, reported 2004, 2007 and 2009.

Fr. John O. Jacoby

Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Died: 04/19/2017
Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Accused of abusing at least six girls in the 1960s St. Mary High School in Akron. Transferred after two girls reported abuse. Jacoby left the diocese and the priesthood in 1982 and later married. Five claimants settled with the diocese in 2003. In 2005 the women said that the diocese failed to satisfy the terms of the settlement that stipulated each would receive a written apology and the diocese would make a public apology. Jacoby died in 2017. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused in 6/2019.

Fr. Kenneth Jacques

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Order: OSB
Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Also known as Robert Lawrence Jacques. A civil suit filed in 4/02 alleged Jacques abused a 16-year-old boy in 1968. Immediately placed on leave. Accused in a suit filed in 5/02 of abusing a second boy in 1968. Jacques was principal at a Mount Angel Abbey Prep School at the time of the alleged abuse. Three other men filed suit 11/02, claiming abuse in the late 1970s.

Fr. Raymond Jacques

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Died: 12/4/1964
Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Jacques, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information on the parish where the abuse occurred or when it occurred. Served in Sauk Centre, Morris and at St. Anne in Kimball. Died 12/4/64 while at St. Anne.

Fr. David Peter Jaeger

Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Died: 07/22/2014
Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Former director of seminarians for archdiocese. Jaeger approved known abuser Paul Joseph Conn for duties as archdiocesan priest. As part of 1996 or 1997 lawsuit against Conn, Jaeger himself admitted to improperly touching 8-10 boys at a CYO camp in the 1970s. In 1988 the archdiocese settled with one victim. Restricted from working 1:1 with minors in 1989 and sent for treatment. Another claim settled 12/2004. Voluntarily laicized in 11/2005. Died 07/22/2014. Buried with full rites. On the archdiocese's list 1/15/2016. Named in suit filed 5/17/2016. Settlement 3/23/2021 of claims of abuse in 1979 while in residence at Sacred Heart in Seattle.

Fr. John Jairo Velez

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Order: SM
Ordained: 1988
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Monterey CA

Visiting priest from Mexico. Left the El Paso TX diocese in 1990 "under a cloud of suspicion." In 1991 the Monterey Diocese learned of the abuse by Velez and another priest of a Salinas CA altar boy, and met with the victim and his family. The Diocese expelled Velez and notified his Order. Order recalled Velez to Mexico, sending an escort to ensure his return. Diocese says civil authorities were notified in 1991. Sued in 2003 by this plaintiff. The case settled in 5/2009 for $1.2M just before trial. Reportedly worked a as a priest in Mexico before being deported to his native Colombia. Thought in 2009 to be in active ministry in Colombia. Per the Monterey diocese's list 1/2/2019, Velez is deceased. 


Br. Ignatius J. Jakes

Order: SJ
Status: Settled

Died: 08/23/1999
Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

Inupiat Eskimo. In 9/2006 three women filed civil suit against the diocese and Jesuits claiming abuse by Jakes in the 1980s. He died 8/23/1999. Claims included in a settlement with the Jesuits in 11/2007; referred to as a volunteer. Two or more pending claims shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for the Fairbanks diocese 1/25/2010. They refer to him as a Brother. Included on the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/2018. It notes reports in 2006, 2008 and 2009 of abuse 1975-1976, 1978-1982 and 1987.

Fr. Norman R. Jalbert

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Died: 05/4/1994
Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Died in 1994. Guidance counselor at Holy Name Central Catholic Junior/ Senior High 1971-1984. Accused in 2003 of sexually assaulting at least two students, possibly as many as six. Some of the assaults were alleged to have occurred at a camp that Jalbert owned. One accuser said he attempted to tell the headmaster when abuse occurred but Jalbert was called into the room before he could tell.

Fr. William H. Jameson

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Ordained: 1933
Status: Accused

Died: 08/19/1973
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Name also spelled Jamison. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report. Report to the Archdiocese in 2007 from a woman that she was sexually abused by Jameson at age 13 in 1942, at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Baltimore. Jameson moved in the mid-1940s to the Archdiocese of Washington DC and then to the Diocese of Joliet IL. The Official Catholic Directory shows Jameson as Absent on Leave from the Joliet diocese 1962-1972, then as retired for one year. Newspaper notices 1966-1969 show him as assigned to St. Anthony in Questa, NM in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, although he is not listed as there in the Directory. He died in 1973.


Fr. Paul D. Janette

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Died: 02/11/2017
Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Per the archdiocese, it received multiple allegations of the sexual abuse of minors by Janette: a report in 2010 alleged groping in 1974 of a 14-year-old; reports in 2011 of groping of a 14-year-old and 15-year-old in 1974 and 1976, and a non-specific report of abuse in 1967. The allegations were sent to the District Attorney but were beyond the statute of limitations. Ministry restricted in 2011, then permanently restricted after the Diocesan Review Board deemed that two of the allegations had "the semblance of truth." Ordered by the Vatican in 2015 to a life of prayer and penance. Died in 2017.


Fr. John Jangam

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Tulsa OK

Visiting priest from India beginning 1997. IN 1999 a 13-year-old girl told her parents that Jangam had hugged and kissed her while they were watching TV in the rectory. The parents told church officials. The Diocese sent Jangam back to India but did not report abuse to the police since they considered it a matter of "inappropriate behavior." The Diocese told parishioners that Jangam returned to India to care for an ailing parent; some parishioners donated money for the trip. In 2002 the girl said the behavior included fondling her breasts and touching her genitalia and that it occurred on multiple occasions, including during confession. Jangam later wrote to Tulsa parishioners asking for money for an orphanage he was running in India and stating that he was still a priest. Included on the Tulsa diocese's list of credibly accused 10/2/2019.

Fr. Albert A. Janka

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Died: 01/15/1986
Diocese: Diocese of Rapid City SD

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/18. Accused in a lawsuit of abuse at St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Indian Reservation, where he worked 1969-86. Died 1/15/86. On the Rapid City diocese's list in 3/19.

Fr. Alfred L. Jannetta

Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Died: 12/22/2005
Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

At least one claim was included in a 11/2002 $5M settlement involving 62 victims and 28 priests. Jannetta was shown as an active priest at that time. By 3/2003 he was "recently suspended" following allegations he molested boys in the 1970s. In 1989 he was known to frequent gay bars and to keep homosexual pornography in the rectory. He was preparing to go on a "gay cruise" when church officials intervened and sent him to counseling. Per the diocese's list 7/31/2019, Jannetta was assigned to a life of prayer and penance. He died in 12/2005. Settlement in the low six figures announced in 3/2024 of a claim that Jannetta sexually abused a boy, age 15 or 16 around 1973 and 1974, after plying the boy with alcohol and marijuana.

Fr. Stanley Janowski

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Taught for years at Archbishop Ryan High School in Philadelphia. Also served as vice principal. Removed from public ministry in 1993. Name appeared on Msgr. Lynn's 1994 list of extern priests who were 'guilty of sexual misconduct with minors.' Twice accused of the sexual abuse of minors but the order's investigation was inconclusive. Order did settle with one individual. Believed in 2012 to be living in WI. Included on the Franciscans Our Lady of Guadalupe Province list of credibly accused as of 1/2024. (Member of the Assumption Province.)

Fr. Alphonse B. Jansonis

Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Died: 05/13/2000
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

"Fr. Mike." Accused in a 2005 civil suit of abuse of a girl at Most Holy Redeemer, East Boston 1951-1957. Suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Attorney Durso said that almost all claims were settled. Health leave in 1977, permanent disability status in 1980. Moved in 1977 to Cape Cod, assisting on week-ends at a Pocasset parish 1977-2000. Died 5/13/2000. The 8/2011 Boston archdiocese list reported no formal determination of guilt either because Jansonis died prior to a canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. James M. Janssen

Ordained: 1948
Status: Settled

Died: 06/10/2015
Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Ordained for the Diocese of Davenport, despite warnings about his behavior. Accused of assaulting at least 36 boys over three decades ages 5-18, beginning in 1953. Often interacted with other abusers. Used pornography. Accused in 1955 of abusing two boys at a Newton, IA YMCA. Placed on leave. Sent to a Hinsdale IL parish in the Joliet diocese 11/1956-6/1958 while in treatment in Chicago. Allowed to work at the parish with the Boy Scouts and teenagers. Abused. Sent back to Davenport, admitted to abusing. Kept in ministry. Placed on leave in 1990, retired from active ministry in 1991, laicized in 2004. Sued in 2003. Settlement of $9M involving 37 allegations. Ordered to spend 6 months in jail for contempt of court 1/2008. Charged in 7/2008 with three counts of perjury. On the diocese's 7/2008 list of credibly accused. Received two years probation for perjury 6/2009. Personnel files released 4/30/2014 show allegation of abuse of a boy while working in Hinsdale, IL, in the Joliet diocese. Living at motel in Bettendorf, IA as of 5/2014. Said he was dying of lung cancer at age 90. Died 6/10/2015. In 3/2018 a man stated publicly that Janssen abused him at age 12 and that he coordinated abuse by Frs. Francis Bass, Anthony Geers and James W. Murphy. Added to the Joliet diocese's list in 12/2019. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Luis Jaramillo

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Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1976
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Ordained in Colombia, South America, assigned to Los Angeles CA. Accused of abuse of two 1986-1988, per Archdiocesan Report. Civil suit filed in 12/2003. Left the Archdiocese in 1988. Also accused of abuse in Baker OR diocese after leaving L.A. As part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs, Archdiocese was to release personnel files. Accused in a civil suit filed in 9/2014 against the Baker diocese of abusing an altar boy, age 9-10, in 1988-1989, while assigned to Our Lady of Angels in Hermiston, OR. Said to have threatened to kill the boy if he told. The boy told his mother in 1989; she reported the abuse to the Capuchins, who allegedly dissuaded her from contacting police. Jaramillo admitted the abuse. Sent to Jemez Springs NM for treatment. Returned to Mexico because he was not responding to treatment. Subsequently worked in Argentina, the Philippines, and Mexico.

Fr. Roberto L. Jaramillo

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Ordained: 1993
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Ordained for the Diocese of San Jose del Guaviare, Colombia. Assigned to parishes in the Sacramento CA diocese 1995-2005. Transferred to the Archdiocese of Atlanta, then returned to Colombia in 2008. Jaramillo's name was added in 9/2022 to the Diocese of Sacramento's list of credibly accused. The diocese received a report in 2021 that Jaramillo sexually abused and raped a girl under the age of 14 from 1996 to 1999. A warrant was issued for his arrest. Per the Diocese, Jaramillo was accused in 1999 of kissing a boy; the Diocese and law enforcement determined that there was insufficient evidence. Jaramillo denied the abuse. Also, in 2020 there was a report to the Diocese that Jaramillo sexually abused an adult male in 2001. Included in the 3/24/2023 GA PAC Report. Included on the Archdiocese of Atlanta's list of credibly accused 3/18/2024.


Fr. Florian A Jasinski

Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Died: 12/19/1983
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

First revealed on diocesan list 3/20/18 as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Died in 1983; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of sexually abusing a child, age 8-9, in 1982-83. The child was involved in activities at St. Stanislaus.

Fr. Gerald C. Jasinski

Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Arrested 6/7/86, charged with sexually assaulting two boys, ages 15 and 18, at a cabin. Charges included sodomy, sexual abuse, and unlawful dealing with a child. Pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of first-degree attempted sexual abuse in 8/86; sentenced in 12/86 to five years probation. Laicized 1988. Included on 3/20/18 diocesan list. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of "unpermitted sexual contact" with a St. John Gualbert in Cheektowaga altar boy, ages 11-14, in 1972-75. A 12/19 lawsuit claimed sexual assault, rape and battery of a boy at St. John's rectory in Sinclairville on 5/17/69. Living in VA in 2019.

Fr. Pantaleone Jayawardene

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

From the Chilaw diocese in Sri Lanka. Lived in the Pacific Northwest in the 1990s. Name included on the Archdiocese of Seattle's 1/15/2016 list of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of the sexual abuse of a minor. The list in 3/2021 shows Jayawardene to be deceased.

Fr. Tilak A. Jayawardene

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Ordained: 1972
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Extern priest from Sri Lanka working in Archdiocese of Los Angeles beginning in 1987. Indicted in 1991 for alleged abuse in 1990. Fled to Sri Lanka in 1990 or 1991 before police could arrest him. Still a fugitive as of 2012. The archdiocese's list in 12/21 shows Jayawardene to be deceased.

Fr. Raymond J. Jean

Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Died: 06/7/2001
Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Arrested in 1988 during a crackdown on homosexual activity at a local state park. Accused in a 1993 civil suit of molestation 1971-1972. A second suit was filed in 1999, with claims that Jean sexually abused a boy beginning when he was age 9 in 1973 and continuing until he was 20. Jean died in 6/2001, just before scheduled trial in that case. A third suit was filed in early 2003. One settlement for $275K. Included on the diocese's list in 2/2019.


Fr. Robert A. Jeffers

Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Named publicly by archdiocese in 2018 as credibly accused. Ordained for Trappist order in MA, became NY priest 1964. Pastor of St. Augustine in the Bronx for 25 years. Bronx Lebanon Hospital chaplain. Retired in 2007. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19; canonical process pending. Per the updated list in 6/22, the claims were found "not proven" by the canonical process.

Fr. Mark Jendrysik

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Ordained: 1985
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Joliet IL

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list updated 12/8/2018. Permanently removed from ministry in 2018. Admitted to "having sexual contact" with a 13-year-old girl in 1981, while a seminarian. Laicized in 2021. His victim received a settlement from the diocese in 2022. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Joseph Roy Jenness

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Died: 08/23/1988
Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Four brothers filed a civil suit in 12/2003 alleging abuse by Jenness and four other priests 1967-1983. One of the brothers says he was abused by Jenness and three of the other four priests; Jenness allegedly would share him with the other priests at a camp. Separate suit filed in 8/2003. One person settled claims against Jenness as part of a 2004 $7.5M settlement reached between 45 claimants and the Diocese. Also named in a 12/2004 civil suit. Died 8/23/1988. Three claims settled in 11/2008 as part of a $4.5M settlement. Added to the diocese's list in 6/2021.

Fr. Larry Jensen

Ordained: 1988
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Maronite Rite priest. Accused in a 9/2018 lawsuit of the sex abuse of a youth in the early 2000s at St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church in Danbury. Spiritual director of the diocese's Emmaus retreat program for youth in Danbury. Assigned to St. Anthony's for eight years, then assigned to St. Joseph's Maronite Catholic Church in Waterville, ME. He was reportedly removed from the priesthood in 2017 after the allegation surfaced and the Eparchy of St. Maron of Brooklyn, NY deemed it substantiated. Diocese settled for $3.55M with five men claiming abuse as children by three priests, including one who accused Jensen.

Fr. Joseph W. Jerge

Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Died: 04/17/2006
Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Name included on the Erie Diocese's list 4/6/2018. Report to the Diocese in early 1989 of allegations of the sexual abuse of young boys. Sent to St. Luke's Institute in MD in 4/1989 for treatment. Returned to restricted ministry in 11/1989. Concerns to the Diocese in 4/2001 by a Fr. Fischer about Jerge's contact with young boys. Moved to another parish in 6/1991. Removed in 9/1992 after a complaint about his grooming behavior with a boy. Sent to a priests' retirement facility. Died 4/17/2006.

Fr. Stephen E. Jeselnick

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Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Name included on the Erie diocese's list 4/6/2018. Included in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Jeselnick was accused in 2017, along with a former seminarian, Jack Tome, of sexually abusing of three boys, who were brothers, in the late 1970s in Meadeville PA. Jeselnick strongly denied the allegations and said he had never heard of Tome. Transferred to the Denver archdiocese beginning in 12/1982. Became an Air Force chaplain in 1985. In 1991 a man told the diocese that Jeselnick sexually abused him when he was a vulnerable 20-year-old whose father was dying. The man sued and received a settlement in 2005. Jeselnick was reported in 2018 to be living in Colorado Springs and forbidden to function as a priest. Added in 9/2018 to the Baltimore archdiocese's list. "Father D" in CO A.G. report 10/22/2019. Mentioned in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Kenneth A. Jesselli

Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Removed from assignment in 4/02 after allegation of past inappropriate behavior. Assigned to Holy Name of Mary Church in Croton-on-Hudson at the time of his removal. Laicized in 2005. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19.

Fr. Donat M. Jette

Ordained: 1918
Status: Accused

Died: 08/13/1992
Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Monsignor. A man informed the Diocese in 4/2002 that he had been abused by Jette in the early 1960s, when he went to confession after having been abused by Fr. Donald Petraitis. Bishop Hart did not report the abuse to Child Protective Services until at least one month later. Jette was deceased by the time the complaint was made. Not included on the diocese's list 2/22/2019.

Fr. Richard H. Jeub

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Accused in the early 1990s by a woman of abusing her when she was 15. Jeub was already under investigation by the Archdiocese for problems with adult women. Evaluated and treated. Not actively ministering as of 7/1992. Civil suit filed in 1992. The woman turned down a $125K settlement. Jury found that he had not abused her. Returned to active status until 2002 when he was permanently removed. Another woman settled with Jeub and the Archdiocese over abuse when she was minor in 1969. Name included in the Addendum to Duluth's 12/31/2013 list. Laicization announced 11/29/2017.

Fr. Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul

Ordained: 1982
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Crookston MN

From India. In Crookston diocese 2004. Diocese knew rumors by 8/04. Abruptly returned to India 9/05; given job by bishop overseeing schools. In 2006, girl told diocese he abused her many times 2004-05, age 14, including rape and forced oral sex. Per diocese, allegations credible. She sued 7/09; settled 9/11 for $750K. Another girl said he sexually assaulted her on her 16th birthday, 2005. Sued; settled. Vatican recommended laicization; Bishop in India refused. Suspended from ministry in India 2010. Arrested 3/12 on Interpol warrant. Extradited to US 11/14 to face charges in both cases. Pled guilty 5/15 to the 2005 sex assault of 16-year-old girl; sentenced to 1 year; freed due to time served. No conviction in other case due to plea deal. Deported to India. Bishop Arulappan Amalraj in Ootacamund, India lifted suspension 1/16, citing consultation with Vatican's CDF. MN victim filed fed suit 4/19/16 vs India diocese. She won 10/16. As part of terms, diocese removed him.

Fr. Xiu Hui Jiang

Ordained: 2010
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

From China. Charged 6/12 with fondling a teen girl and victim tampering. Removed. Girl's family filed suit 7/13 v archdiocese and archbishop. Per the suit, Jiang left the family a $20K check after admitting abuse and Archbishop Carlson attempted evidence tampering. Charges were dropped 11/21/13. Jiang was arrested 4/17/14, charged with sodomy of a boy at Cathedral school in 2011 and 2012. Pleaded not guilty 6/2/14. Charges were dropped 6/15. Jiang sued the police, city, boy's parents and SNAP for defamation and conspiracy to deprive him of civil rights due to race and religion. Judge sanctioned SNAP in 8/16 for resisting discovery order, and ordered them to pay the priest's legal fees. Re the 7/13 suit, jury ruled in favor of the archdiocese and Jiang in 4/17. Jiang was to undergo a "process for return to active ministry." The alleged victim requested a new trial in 5/17; denied. Judge ordered her to pay the archdiocese and Jiang's legal expenses. Lawsuit v SNAP settled in 11/17. Jiang was assigned in 5/18 to St. Gabriel's. Rescinded after parents of the parish school objected. He was to remain at Cathedral. In 8/22 a judge ruled that Jiang could have his 2014 arrest record expunged. He was working to also have his 2013 arrest record expunged. Jiang was reportedly studying in Rome in 2022.

Fr. Edgardo Arrunataegui Jimenez

Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Ordained in Peru. Worked in Honduras for a time, arrived in the Diocese of Orange CA in 1987. Left to perform "missionary work" in Peru in the early 1990s. Worked in the Diocese of Fresno 1997-2004. First public identification as accused in 1/04. Diocese of Orange dealt with the allegations "years ago" but didn't tell police until 2004. As of 2009 Jimenez was found to be working as a priest in Madrid but was still listed as part of the Diocese of Chimbote in Peru. Found in 2017 by a news team, working as a hospital chaplain for the diocese in Chimbote. Since leaving Orange in the early 1990s, Jimenez had "bounced around the world" using different versions of his name (e.g. Horacio Jimenez, Edgardo Arrunategui, etc.) The Chimbote bishop said the 2017 news story was false, and that the Orange diocese's list was irrelevant.

Fr. Thomas Job

Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Multiple allegations of the sexual abuse of teenage boys, occurring while a seminarian and at every parish assignment thereafter. In the early 1970s two boys told the parish school principal at St. John Vianney in Northlake of abuse by Job, one of them abused from 4th-7th grades. The principal told the pastor, who didn't believe her. She said she begged Archdiocesan officials to protect the children at her school, to no avail. She resigned. Job was arrested in 1975 after a boy reported abuse to police. No charges. Moved to St. Cletus in LaGrange. Accused in 1983 of abuse in the early 1970s at St. John Vianney. Confessed. Kept in ministry at St. Joseph in Libertyville, told to avoid young people. Continued to abuse. Stole from parish collection. Resigned from priesthood in 11/1991. Report in 2004 he was representing himself as a priest in good standing. Archdiocese did not make abuse allegations public until 10/2005. At least one claim settled in 10/2005. Laicized in 6/2010. Sentenced in 7/2011 to one year in jail and to pay restitution and fine after pleading guilty to theft of thousands of dollars from then-current employer, Lake County Health Dept. Personnel File released 1/21/2014. Per the archdiocese's updated list 6/8/2021, Job died in 3/2021. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes 22 "reported survivors," of abuse in IL, SD, Cancun Mexico, Canada, Copenhagen Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Luxumbourg.

Fr. Harold Jochem

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1930
Status: Sued

Died: 12/3/1993
Diocese: Diocese of Joliet IL

A man filed a civil suit in 6/2004 alleging abuse 1974-1978 by Jochem and another Franciscan friar, Jeffrey Salwach, at St. Jude's in New Lenox. Per the suit, the two priests forced the boy to engage in group sex, smoke marijuana and drink alcohol. Jochem died in 1993.

Fr. Robert J. Joda

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Taught 1952-1955, while a seminarian, at Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie du Chien WI. Faculty member at Marquette University for 50 years. Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/2018. It notes a single allegation of abuse, occurring while assigned to Marquette University in 1970. Permanently removed from public ministry. Known in 2016 to be living in a Milwaukee retirement community. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report. 


Fr. William I. Joffe

Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Died: 04/21/2008
Diocese: Diocese of Rockford IL

Placed on leave in 12/1987 for mismanaging parish funds. Pleaded guilty in 1981 to embezzling $264K from his parish; sentenced to 1 year in prison and 5 years probation. Reassigned in 1992 to a parish. Placed on leave again in 1993 after an allegation that he sexually abused a boy in the late 1960s. Sent for a psychiatric evaluation. Lived in KY and FL for the next ten years, doing odd jobs. Another complaint received in 2002, of abuse of a freshman boy at Newman Central Catholic High School in Sterling in the early 1970s, where Joffe was director of religious education. Two more allegations received in 2004, of abuse in 1979 and 1983. Five more in 7/2005, of abuse 1969-1983. Suit filed in 2/2006. "Removed from priesthood" in 8/1993. On diocese's list 11/14/2018. Noted to have died in 4/2008 in Ft. Meyers, FL. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes 10 "reported survivors."

Fr. David E. Johnson

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1984
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse of two minors 1978-1979 at St. Anthony Seminary and another location, per archdiocesan report. Civil suit filed in 2003. Settled in 8/2006. Three new suits filed in Fall 2009 alleged that Johnson and Philip Wolfe abused three others when they were students at St. Anthony's beginning in 1979. By 8/2021 five civil suits had been filed, all claiming abuse in the years 1978-1982. Personnel file released in 5/2012. Laicized in 2/2001. Name included on the Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/2016. Worked at St. George in Seattle 1986-1988. On the Franciscans' Santa Barbara Province list 5/31/2019. It notes reports 1993, 2006, 2007 and 2009 of abuse of minors 1978-1982, and that he left the order 2001. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019. Included in 8/2021 on the Fresno diocese's list of credibly accused. Possibly living in Hurricane, UT.

Br. Earl Johnson

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Order: OFM Cap
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

Accused in a 6/2008 civil suit of abusing a boy at St. Elizabeth's in Kansas City for three years during the 1970s. Per the suit, on one occasion a priest closed a door to the room where the abuse was going on. Johnson left the order at some point and in 2008 was possibly working in Kansas City as a public elementary school teacher. Claim settled in 8/2008 as part of $10M settlement involving 12 priests. Included on the diocese's 9/5/2019 list.

Fr. Harold Joseph Johnson

Ordained: 1949
Status: Settled

Died: 12/22/2009
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

A man wrote to Cardinal Law on 3/12/1992 alleging that Johnson sexually abused him as a teenager. After that first assignment at Sacred Heart in Weymouth 1949-1957, Johnson was sent as a 'lend-lease' priest 1957-1959 to St. Patrick's in Charlotte, then in the Raleigh NC diocese (now in the Charlotte diocese). Boston put Johnson on sick leave in 1992 and sent him to St. Luke Institute. Johnson admitted reoffending as recently as about 1988. Boston settled with the survivor, who surmised there were other victims, for $40K in 1992. Johnson was retired in 1993 but allowed to say Mass in parishes. File released 12/19/2002. Included in the 3/5/2003 Boston Globe list of 48 Boston priests dropped from the 2003 Directory after abuse allegations. On the Boston archdiocese list 8/25/2011, noting Johnson was directed in 2004 to live a life of prayer and penance. Died 12/22/2009. Added to Raleigh and Charlotte diocese's lists in 2/2020.

Fr. Richard E. Johnson

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Placed on leave 5/06 after allegations he abused an altar boy for several years in the 1980s. Diocese investigated, verified allegations and placed Johnson on permanent leave 6/06. Diocese admitted it knew of an allegation in 2001 but kept Johnson in ministry. Civil suit filed 5/07 by three men claiming Johnson abused them at various times between 1963 and 1984. One plaintiff withdrew but a fourth man joined the suit. All claims settled 9/09. Laicization requested. Death announced 9/13/16. On diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Richard G. Johnson

Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Died: 03/2/2017
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

'Retired' from Boston in 1997. At 80, he was working part-time for the Diocewse of Palm Beach in 2003 when he was placed on leave after the Diocese learned that he had been accused of 'relationships' with teenage girls as early as the 1950s. Cardinal Law certified in 1998 that Johnson was in good standing despite a 1994 written allegation that in 1963 Johnson had entered into a 1 1/2 year 'relationship' with 15-year-old girl. Personnel files released in 2/2003. In 8/2011 the Boston Archdiocese's list said allegations were found unsubstantiated but privileges were restricted. Died 3/2/2017.

Fr. Stephan Leslie Johnson

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Order: CSP
Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Named publicly as accused by the Paulists and the Diocese of Norwich on their lists 3/8/2019. Worked in the L.A. archdiocese, and the dioceses of Norwich and Columbus. Leave of Absence 1995-1996, left the order in 7/1996. Allegations reported in 2018, stemming from his time in CT 1985-1987. Added to the Columbus diocese's list 5/23/2019.

Br. Thomas Johnson

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Order: OSC
Status: Accused

Died: 02/10/2018
Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Named publicly as accused by the Crosier Order on its list 12/6/2023. Made temporary vows in 1981. Assigned in the Crosier Community of Hastings NE 1981-1983, then in the Crosier Community in Chicago 1983-1984. Went on Leave of Absence in 1984 and religious vows expired. Noted on the list to have died 2/10/2018. Accused in a claim or claims after his death; no information as to when or where the alleged abuse occurred.


Fr. Walter E. Johnson

Order: MM
Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Died: 04/14/2018
Diocese: Diocese of Rockford IL

Named publicly as accused on the Rockford diocese's list 11/14/2018. Noted to have been removed by his Order in  4/1988, reinstated in 9/1988, then removed again in 4/1993. Worked in the Chicago IL archdiocese, Bolivia, and the  Dioceses of Rockford IL and San Jose CA. Moved to Maryknoll NY in 2004. Died 4/14/2018. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes six "reported survivors."

Fr. James M. Johnston

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Order: SM
Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

A man came forward in 2004 to allege abuse by Johnston in the 1960s when he was a minor. Johnston worked at St. Louis King of France 1954-61. Settlement of $42K reached in 2004. Name is not included on either the original or the amended lists of credibly accused priests released by the Archdiocese on 12/2/13 and 02/17/14.

Fr. Robert F. Johnston

Ordained: 1962
Status: Charged

Died: 04/4/2021
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

In 2002 a man said Johnston abused him as a teenager in about 1978, at Sacred Heart parish in Valley Park. Johnston admitted the abuse and resigned from current parish. Two men filed suit in 12/04 alleging abuse 1977-80. Arrested in 1/05; criminal charges filed 6/06 related to alleged abuse of a youth in 1978. Four suits moved to federal court. One of six priests named in settlement announced 7/08. Laicized in 2002. In 6/11 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit ruled the archdiocese not responsible for his behavior. On the archdiocese's list 7/26/19. Allegations substantiated. Removed from ministry. Included on the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese's list updated 4/13/21; assigned 1962-64 to a Poplar Bluff parish. Died 4/4/21.

Fr. Thomas J. Johnston

Order: OP
Ordained: 1986
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

A church secretary in the Detroit archdiocese sued Johnston in 2000 saying her work contract was not renewed because her teenage son had rebuffed the priest's sexual advances in 1999. Johnston admitted inappropriate sexual behavior and language but denied any sexual contact. Removed from the parish and sent to IL. Released in 2006 from the Order. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/2019. On the St. Albert the Great Province Dominicans' list 4/21/2022 and on the Chicago archdiocese's list in 10/2022. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Augustine K. Jones

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1953
Status: Convicted

Died: 09/28/2007
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Convicted in 1968 of abuse of a boy. Received three years probation and treatment. More charges in 1993 of abuse in 1990. Indicted in 1993. Pleaded guilty. Sentenced to four years probation. Died 9/28/2007 at Blue Cloud Abbey in SD. On Rockford diocese's list 11/14/2018. Included on the Benedictines of Marmion Abbey list 2/24/2023, which notes abuse in 1959, 1960s and early 1990s. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Carleton Parker Jones

Order: OP
Ordained: 1987
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act in 8/2019 of molesting an 8-year-old boy about 30 years prior, while assigned to St. Catherine of Siena in NYC. The alleged victim first came forward in 9/2018. The Dominicans' Province of St. Joseph deemed the allegation not credible. Jones was Episcopal priest prior to converting in 1982 to Catholicism. Worked as a Dominican in New York, NY; Columbus, OH; New Haven, CT; Baltimore, MD; Washington, DC.

Fr. Edward T. Jones

Ordained: 2003
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee FL

Pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Crawfordville and Sacred Heart in Lanark when removed in 8/2018 due to allegation of 'inappropriate contact' with an underage girl in 2004, while assigned to Blessed Sacrament in Tallahassee. State's Attorney was to investigate. Included in 2020 on the diocese's list of credibly accused (first name 'Eddie'). Permanently removed from ministry in 2018.

Fr. Richard G. Jones

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of two teenage boys. Archdiocese learned of first instance in 1988. On health leave 1988-1990, leave of absence 1990-1993. Left active ministry in 1993. Civil suit filed 2004 alleging abuse 1980-1983. Included in Grand Jury report of 2005. Laicization announced 2005. Name included on secret 1994 memo from Rev. William Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Fr. William E. Jones

Ordained: 1960
Status: Sued

Died: 05/10/2004
Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Monsignor. Placed on leave in 2002 after an allegation that he had sexually abused a minor more than 20 years previously. A civil suit was filed in 1/2004 alleging that Jones molested at least one youth on numerous occasions 1978-1980. It also said that Jones and another priest performed oral sex on the plaintiff and several other boys during a trip. The suit was dismissed in 1/2005 due to the statute of limitations. Jones died in 5/2004 at age 70. He was also accused in a suit of using crude/sexual language toward a teenage girl. Included in the 8/14/2018 PA Attorney General's Report and on the diocese's 8/19/2018 list of credibly accused.

Fr. John E. Jordan

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Ordained: 1935
Status: Sued

Died: 09/14/1987
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Died in 1987. Accused of abuse in a civil suit filed 5/14/12 against the Archdiocese of Chicago. A former altar boy alleged abuse at St. Adrian Parish's rectory between 1983-1984. Jordan allegedly would spank the boy with a paddle while forcing him to pray before performing sex acts.

Fr. Jean Ronald Joseph

Ordained: 1993
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Venice FL

From Haiti. Ordained for the Diocese of Venice. Allegations first made in 8/2008. Agreed to a leave of absence in 12/2008 pending an investigation of allegations that he had sexually abused a 16-year-old boy in 1993 at St. Frances Xavier parish in Ft. Meyers. Joseph denied all allegations. Canon law trial held in 2013 found denials not credible. Settlement of claims announced 08/20/2014. It is believed that Joseph was was laicized in 2013. Apparently the case was settled only after secret 2013 documents were given to the plaintiff which showed that the  Church knew the priest was guilty of abusing him as a child and that other victims were also known.The decision to laicize was appealed to Rome.

Fr. Roy Joseph

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Status: Arrested

Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Criminally charged 1/17/2020 for "an incident" occurring around 2/21/2006 while assigned in Marquette County. Living in India at the time of the charges. In 10/2020 his extradition from India was reportedly in progress. Name included in the MI Attorney General's 10/2022 report.

Seminarian Dennis Raymond Jost

Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

Raised in the San Angelo TX diocese. Spent years in CA training to be a deacon before being removed from the program. (Was never in seminary for priesthood.) Served as volunteer coordinator of altar boys. Accused in a 1992 suit of abuse of one boy. Arrested in 1992 on charges that in 1990 he took minor from CA to AZ to abuse him. Convicted and sentenced in 1993 to six months in jail and two years probation. Worked in the Dallas diocese 1995-1997 until his past was uncovered. Personnel file released by the San Diego diocese 10/25/10 references a prior conviction from the 1970s.

Fr. Pedro Jove

Ordained: 1974
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Miami FL

Accused, along with Rev. Gustavo Miyares, in a suit filed in 10/2006 of abusing a boy, age 14, in 1981 and 1982. The abuse allegedly occurred at at a Palm Beach County seminary, a Miami rectory and a condominium in the Keys. In 2006 Jove was referred to as "a former priest who runs a nonprofit Miami-Dade agency for senior citizens." He left the Archdiocese 20 years prior and "formally left the priesthood" 12 years prior.

Fr. Gerald F. Joyal

Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Died: 08/9/1998
Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

One claim was included in a 10/2002 $950K settlement involving 16 men who alleged that 8 different priests, including Joyal, abused them as minors. At least one claim was included in both the 11/2002 $5M settlement claiming abuse by 28 priests and the 12/2002 $542.5K settlement claiming abuse by 5 priests. Joyal died in 1998, prior to all settlements.

Fr. Donald J. Joyce

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Died: 01/7/2013
Diocese: Diocese of Charlotte NC

Worked in archdioceses of Washington DC, Boston, dioceses of Buffalo, Grand Rapids, Charlotte, San Antonio. Included on list of accused posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian 1/19/11. Garabedian said he settled at least one claim with the Boston archdiocese involving Joyce. Claimant said Joyce fondled and attempted to rape him when he was a Lowell, MA altar boy, ages 11-13, in 1977-79. Joyce was working as Director of Libraries at Oblate College in San Antonio in 2011 and at least since 2002. Order said 1/27/11 he was barred from working as a priest. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Died in 2013. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19. Accused in 2002 of abuse of a boy 1973-76 at Sacred Heart Catholic Mission in Wadesboro, NC. Accused in two lawsuits filed in 9/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing two boys, both students at Bishop Fallon High School in Buffalo. One claimed abuse at ages 11-13 in 1964-66, and the other at ages 15-18 in 1962-65.

Fr. Edward G. Joyce

Ordained: 1940
Status: Sued

Died: 01/11/1969
Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Monsignor. First named publicly as accused in 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Died in 1969. Allegation in 12/2002 to the D.A. that Joyce inappropriately touched a boy 1966-1968, with naked massages and heavy touching. Another priest was said to have walked in on them and Joyce was reassigned to an all-girls school. The alleged victim filed suit against Bishop Zubik and Cardinal Wuerl in 10/2018. Joyce's name is included on the diocese's list of accused.

Fr. Martin Juarez

Ordained: 1981
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Kansas City KS

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/2017 of sexually abusing an altar boy at St. Matthew's in Topeka over a three-year period, beginning when the boy was age 9 in the early 1980s. Juarez's accuser said the abuse occurred multiple times in various places, including the parish rectory, and it included fondling, oral and forced anal sex. Per the archdiocese, Juarez left priestly ministry there in 1994 and was laicized in 2005. On the archdiocese's list 1/25/2019. It notes multiple allegations of abuse, occurring in the early- to mid-1980s.


Fr. Stephen A. Juda

Order: CR
Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Died: 10/10/2006
Diocese: Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau MO

Named publicly as accused by the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese on its list updated 4/1/2019. It notes an incident in 1972, reported in 2004. Included on the Resurrectionists' list in 10/2021. Included in 10/2022 on the Chicago archdiocese's list of credibly accused. Named in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report. Juda died in 2006, age 91. 


Fr. Richard P. Judd

Ordained: 1964
Status: Sued

Died: 11/17/1988
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Ordained for the Servants of the Paraclete, later a priest of the Buffalo diocese. Died in 1988. In 2002 a man told a news outlet that Judd abused him when he was a student at St. Teresa's Elementary School in South Buffalo in the summer of 1975. Named as accused in 3/2003 by the Tucson diocese. Lived in Tucson in the early 1970s, assigned to Salpointe Catholic High School and two parishes. On Buffalo diocese's 3/20/2018 list. Accused in lawsuits under the NY Child Victims Act in 8/2019 of: abuse 1977-1978 of a 14-year-old who attended Nativity of the BVM; arranging for three teenage boys to have sex with an older girl in the rectory of St. Teresa's in Niagara Falls and participating; abuse, along with Fr. Basil Ormsby, of a 13-year-old at St. Teresa's in South Buffalo in the mid-1970s. By 8/2021 Judd had been accused in 13 lawsuits filed under the NY Child Victims Act. Included on the Santa Fe archdiocese's list 5/19/2021 (with an erroneous death date.)

Fr. Albert J. Julian

Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Died: 06/22/2006
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Named publicly as accused in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report. Report to the Archdiocese in 1968 that Julian had sexually abused a girl, by then in college. Admitted to the abuse. Sent to treatment. Requested and granted laicization in 1970 so he could marry. In 2002 a woman reported to the Archdiocese that she was abused by Julian in the early 1960s, beginning when she was in 8th or 9th grade and throughout her high school years. She said a girl a year behind her in school was also abused; it was that girl's father who had contacted the diocese in 1968. Julian died in 2006.


Fr. Edward W. Jungquist

Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Worked in Erie, Grove City, Oil City and Titusville parishes, then in Pensacola FL in 1989. On Leave of Absence 1991-1992, then no longer indexed in the Official Catholic Directory. Appears to have moved to Tucson, AZ. Name included on the Erie diocese's list released 4/6/2018, under "deceased." Updated list 4/5/2019 notes "whereabouts unknown," and "forbidden to function as priest." Included on the Pensacola-Tallahassee diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Alan D. Jupin

Ordained: 1962
Status: Sued

Died: 01/27/2019
Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Parish priest, police chaplain. Accused in 2003 of raping a 16-year-old boy in the mid-1970s and sharing him with 3 priests (Douglas, Ophals, Cawlings). A 5/03 suit accused Jupin of intimidation of accuser; DA investigated. A suit in 8/03 accused diocese of slandering him. Accused in 6/03 of a boy abuse in the 1970s. Suits dismissed 1/30/04. Jupin was reinstated when review board found no 'reasonable grounds' for believing two charges. In Fall 2010 a man alleged Jupin abused him beginning when he was age 9 in the 1980s. He said he was also abused by Revs. Donald Ophals, John Bertolucci, Louis Douglas and Carl Urban. Jupin was placed on leave in 3/11, then reinstated in 11/11. He died 1/27/19. A lawsuit was filed in 8/19. Added in 7/20 to the diocese's "List of Offenders" after allegations in 2019 were determined by the diocese to have "reasonable cause." Accused in a lawsuit filed in 7/21 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a boy, age 9, in 1965. This was at least the 11th such suit filed since 2019.

Fr. Michael P. Juran

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Placed on leave in 10/18 after allegations of two cases of sexual misconduct with children. Living in FL when removed; had been assigned 2006-2011 to St. Stephen's parish in St. Petersburg. The diocese announced in 5/19 that the allegations were determined to be substantiated. Case to be reviewed by the Vatican. Removed from diocesan payroll 5/1/20 as part of bankruptcy agreement. Added to diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Marvin Justi

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Died: 02/11/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Died 2/11/2009. First named publicly as accused in 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Worked in Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese in the 1970s. In 2016 the Pittsburgh diocese received a report from a woman that when she was age 17 in 1969 and a Sewickley Valley Hospital nursing students, Justi was a patient who became aroused as she bathed him and insisted she keep washing his genitals. She said he then would send her suggestive letters and notes. Her mother reported Justi to his superior. The woman also said that in 1982 when she worked in physical therapy in Ambridge, Justi was a patient who undressed and refused to dress when she tried to start the session. In 1985 he reportedly showed up at her house, used the restroom, then entered the living room naked, his genitals freshly shaven. On the Kansas City KS archdiocese's list in 1/25/2019.

Sister Joachim

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Order: OSF
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Sisters of St. Francis of the Mission of the Immaculate Virgin. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of sexually abusing a girl at the The Mission of the Immaculate Virgin at Mount Loretto orphanage. The girl was a resident of the orphanage. She also alleged sexual abuse by Sisters Helen, Georgine and Rev. Edmund Fogarty.

Sister John

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Order: OSU
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

Accused of abuse of two in 9/11 civil suit against Ursuline Order and Helena Diocese filed by 45 people against 4 nuns, 6 priests and 1 brother. On the Helena diocese's list 4/29/15. Worked at some point at St. Ignatius Mission between 1940 and 1975.

Sister John

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Order: SDS
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Sr. John was one of several religious accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior which alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. In the suit she and several others were accused of abusing a girl in the 1960s when she was between the ages of 5 and 13.

Sister Joseph Anthony

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Order: SCN
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Named in a 7/2004 lawsuit by a woman alleging abuse as a child by Msgr. Herman J. Lammers and 5 nuns at St. Thomas-St. Vincent Orphanage or at local schools. The woman alleged that one of her abusers was Sister Joseph Anthony, at the orphanage. The order confirmed that a nun by this name worked at the orphanage in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Sister Joseph Anthony left the order in 1972.

Sister Juanita

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Order: OSF
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Sisters of St. Francis of the Mission of the Immaculate Virgin. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of sexually abusing a girl at the The Mission of the Immaculate Virgin at Mount Loretto orphanage. The girl was a resident of the orphanage 1953-67. She also alleged sexual abuse at the facility by Sisters Helen, Virginia Marie and Father Horry.