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. Paul Kabat

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Died: 05/31/1999
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Worked in Dioceses of Duluth, Crookston, Belleville IL and St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese. Name released by order in 7/15 as part of 2/15 settlement. Name added 11/3/17 by St. Paul-MInneapolis archdiocese to list of 19 "priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them." Left the Oblates in 1989. Died 5/31/99.

Fr. Stephen Kain

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1974
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Named in 2004 civil suit as having assaulting at least one student at St. Anthony Seminary. See additional information in two suits filed in Fall 2009. On the Franciscans' Santa Barbara Province list 5/31/19. It notes allegations reported in 1993, 2004, 2006 and 2008 of sex abuse of minors 1981-87. Removed from ministry in 1993, living under restrictions. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.

Fr. Ferdinand L. Kaiser

Ordained: 1937
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Following a recent court order, on 12/16/13 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had "credible" accusations of abuse involving minors. Kaiser's inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. Voluntarily resigned in 3/68. Died 1/3/73. Diocese updated its list 6/23/14 with additional information. Criminally charged in 5/68 with sexual abuse of a minor boy (sodomy). Pled guilty same month and was sentenced 7/11/68. In 1/93, diocese received allegations that he abuses a boy and a girl after his 1968 resignation.

Fr. Neil Kalina

Order: PIME
Ordained: 1981
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Complaint to archdiocese in 2017 that, when he was pastor of St. Kieran in Utica in the mid-1980s, Kalina plied a 12-year-old boy with alcohol, cocaine and marijuana and fondled him during sleepovers in the rectory. Convicted in 1985 on drug offenses, sentenced in 1986 to 6 months jail and 2 years probation. Moved to CA in 1986. Left active ministry in 1993. Ran "a faith-based service program for at-risk young men" and referring to himself as "Fr. Neil." Investigated 2018 by the MI A.G. Arrested in 5/18 in Littlerock CA, charged with criminal sexual conduct. To be arraigned 2/10/20 on two charges related to alleged incidents involving a teenager in 1984. On Detroit archdiocese's list 6/10/19.

Fr. Scott James Kallal

Order: AVI
Ordained: 2011
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Kansas City KS

Member of the Apostles of the Interior Life. Assistant at Holy Spirit in Overland Park when suspended 7/17 after two people complained of inappropriate conduct by Kallal, one toward an 11-year-old girl. Per the girl's father, the priest tickled her and touched her breast at a St. Patrick's gathering in the summer of 2015. Kallal denied "moral misconduct or malicious intent." Arrested in MD 7/24/17, where he had been sent for treatment. Charged with two felony counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. Pled not guilty. Judge ordered trial. On archdiocese's list 1/25/19. Trial in 9/19 ended in a hung jury. To remain on leave of absence. In 9/21 the District Attorney's Office dismissed the case after determining that a retrial was not in the best interest of the alleged victim. Kallal was to remain on leave pending an investigation by the archdiocese.


Fr. Raymond C. Kalter

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Order: CSsR
Ordained: 1930
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Accused in 2005 of abuse in 1959 at St. Alphonsus Parish in Davenport. Died 1977. One claim settled by diocese 2/06 as part of settlement involving four priests. Name appeared on diocese's 7/10/08 list of credibly accused, noting allegations of abuse of three boys. Earliest claimed abuse was in the 1950s.

Fr. Herman Bernard Kamlage

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegations. Ministry restricted 10/9/94. Retired 4/28/95. "Charter Suspension" 9/13/02. Died 12/01/18. Reportedly, court records show accusations against Kamlage of the abuse of at least six boys, ages 5-18, during visits to the priest's cabin at Lake Carnico. Journals kept by Kamlage 1981-85 surfaced in 7/20, in which he asked God for forgiveness for "carnal" behavior, and said of a boy's pending visit, "What fantasies and anticipation."

Fr. Dennis C. Kampa

Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Sued in 1995. Accused of abusing a girl, age 13-16, in 1981-84. He claimed in 2013 that he merely kissed the girl on the lips and gave her a hug on one occasion. Kept in ministry. Retired in 2002. Permanently removed from ministry in 2003. Living in Victoria MN in 2013 at age 81. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by the Archdiocese 12/5/13.

Fr. Peter S. Kanchong

Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Extern priest from Thailand. Began working in Boston in 1977. Arrested in 1983, charged with molesting a girl, age 9. Also molested her two brothers. Received probation; refused treatment. Cardinal Law asked that he be recalled to Thailand. Cardinal Medeiros had already withdrawn Kanchong's right to say Mass and act as a priest in 1983 after negative letter from bishop in Thailand. Refused to return to Thailand. Living in the Meeting House Hill section of Dorchester in Boston as of 7/5/16. Omitted from Boston archdiocesan list on 8/25/11 and still not included as of 7/5/16.

Fr. Charles R. Kane

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Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Died in 5/19/86. Accused by his sister, after his death, of sexually abusing her son; she further alleged that "something was [also] going on with a young man" who lived with Kane in his family home. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death. There was a settlement in 2020, in the high five figures. In this case, Kane was accused of sexually abusing an altar boy, age 11-12, in 1973 or '74, while assigned to St. Mary's in Billerica.

Fr. Robert Kapoun

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

The "Polka Padre." Accused in a 1989 lawsuit of sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy for two years, 1973-74, after the boy sought counseling. Accused of sexual battery and clergy malpractice. Suit settled in 1990. In 1995 four men filed lawsuits claiming abuse as minors by Kapoun 1966-81. In 2/96 a jury awarded $550K in damages and $600K punitives to one victim. Decision overturned on SOL. A second case settled and in a third the jury found outside SOL. Permanently removed 2002. Admitted to at least three allegations. On the archdiocese's list in 2013 of credibly accused. Still receiving funds from the Archdiocese for medical pension as of 2014. Died 12/10/20 in Palmetto, FL.

Fr. Joseph D. Karabin

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Allegation in 3/80 of recent abuse. Sent to House of Affirmation for treatment. Placed on leave in 1985 due to report of recent abuse of an 8th grade boy. Sent to St. Luke Institute for evaluation and treatment. Reassigned to non-parish ministries. A third report in 10/91 of past abuse of a 13 to 14-year-old altar boy. Karabin admitted to abusing two other boys. Accused in 1997 of abuse of a college youth. Formally withdrew from ministry in 2002. Accused in a 4/04 suit of molesting a youth in 1983 and 1984. Accused by two others in a 9/04 suit. Claims included in diocese's 9/07 $1.25M settlement with 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Fr. Gregory Kareta

Order: OFM Conv
Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Monterey CA

Publicly accused in the Monterey diocese in 2003 of abuse of an 11-year-old boy in 1973-74. Three other alleged victims corroborated the charges. Criminal charges dismissed in 2003 due to Supreme Court ruling. Kareta also admitted abusing a youth in the 1960s in WI. Accuser told L.A. archdiocese in 1985; Kareta was kept active. Died 10/4/06. Personnel file released 1/13. On Monterey diocese's list 1/2/19. It notes report received in 2002 of abuse in the 1970s.

Br. Dominic Karow

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Order: OP
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Religious Brother. Personnel file released 12/02. Karow was a Dominican brother when he allegedly molested a boy 1965-68. Became 3rd grade teacher in Boston Public schools, for 31 years. Diocesan officials found out in 1994 where he worked but did not tell school officials. This was just after the victim had come forward to Archdiocese and Order. Claim settled in 1996 for $115K. Karow retired from school in 1997. In 2001 he was living in Brenham ,TX. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Died in 2011. On Dominicans St. Joseph Province list in late 2018. It notes he professed in 1962 and was preparing for ordination when not approved for vows in 1965.

Fr. William R. Karvelis

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Ordained: 1961
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of abuse 1968-70 of a boy ages 13-15. The abuse allegedly occurred at St. Patricks in Bay Shore and on trips to Karvelis' home.. Included in 3/21 on the diocese's list of accused, which notes alleged abuse at St. John Nepomucene in Bohemia, where he was assigned 1/80 until his death 7/28/93.

Fr. Robert S. Kaszynski

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Resigned 3/02 after allegations that he had abused at least two teenage girls in the 1960s-1970s. The 9/02 list of Fall River priests accused of sexual misconduct reported that there were four allegations against Kaszynski, all beyond the statute of limitations. Another woman made separate allegations in 5/02. Included in 1/21 on the diocese's list of credibly accused. Died 2/7/14.

Fr. Kenneth Kaucheck

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

A woman contacted the Archdiocese of Detroit in 1/09 alleging that Kaucheck had engaged in sexual misconduct with her in 1976 when she was 16 and in counseling with him at Guardian Angels in Clawson. At that time, a friend learned the two had traveled to FL together and told deacon who told pastor. Girl's father met with pastor; Kaucheck was transferred. After the 2009 events, Kaucheck was placed on leave effective 4/23/09; Review Board determined complaint was substantive. He resigned his positions as pastor of St Mary's in Royal Oak and St James' in Ferndale. Not prosecuted because girl was older than the MI age of consent at the time. In 2015, with a nun, Kaucheck founded Gianna House Pregnancy and Parenting Residence, a facility for pregnant teens in Eastpointe. According to the archdiocese, Kaucheck resigned from the center on 4/17/16. Kaucheck filed suit v SNAP and two newspapers 1/30/17 alleging defamation; he 'vehemently maintained his innocence'.

Fr. Charles M. Kavanagh

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Removed in 2002. Accused of improper relationship with a minor male, including inappropriate touching. Denied allegation. Vatican ordered a church trial in 2006. In 9/06 plaintiff produced letter written to him by Kavanagh in 12/84 which appeared to substantiate the abuse. Two Church trials held. Laicization announced in 12/10 after appeal denied. Kavanagh filed suit in 3/11 against accuser. In 9/12, he sued the NY Archdiocese for libel, stating that his accuser had recanted and apologized. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19.

Fr. John P. Kavanaugh

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Named in a lawsuit filed 11/27/19 by a 53-year-old who claimed Kavanaugh sexually abused him over three years, beginning when he was age 7 and Kavanaugh was assigned to St. Finn Barr. The boy allegedly told two nuns and his teacher of the abuse at the time, but there was no action. HIs accuser said he reported the abuse to the archdiocese in 2004, but it was not reported to police and Kavanaugh was kept in ministry. He died 6/28/13.

Fr. Kevin L. Kayda

Ordained: 2013
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

In 9/13 a parent reported to the diocese concerns that Kayda was having inappropriate interactions with their minor daughter on Facebook. The diocese confronted Kayda and had his computer forensically examined. Pornographic images of adolescents were found, as well as internet visits to child porn websites. Kayda died by suicide 10/3/13 at age 27. He wrote several suicide notes which alluded to his having been an abuse victim. He did not name his abuser. Named as accused by the diocese on its list 8/1/18. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18.

Fr. Edward L. Kazmierczak

Ordained: 1951
Status: Sued

Died: 06/3/2001
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Monsignor. Died 6/3/01. Accused in a 2019 lawsuit of sexually abusing a 12-year-old for about a year, beginning in 1975. His alleged victim attended St. Casimir parish in Kaisertown. In 8/21 the Diocese announced that its Review Board had determined that the allegations against Kazmierczak were substantiated.

Br. Gerard Aloysius Kealy

Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Died: 10/22/1996
Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Retired by 1984. A man told the Archdiocese and Order in 1989 that Kealy, a teacher at O'Dea School in Seattle, had physically accosted him "in a sexual manner" in the early 1960s. Order said Kealy was living in supervised, church-run retirement facility in Ireland with no access to children. Same man filed suit in 2003. Kealy died 10/22/96. Named in a new 11/22/11 suit by 6 of 7 plaintiffs. On 6/25/14 the Archdiocese announced a $12.1M settlement of 30 claims against the Order and the Archdiocese, Briscoe School in Kent Valley and Seattle's Bishop O'Dea High School. Five of the claims involved abuse by "Feely Kealy." Name included on archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked at Briscoe Memorial School summers 1958 & '59, O'Dea High 1954-63; 1977-80.

Fr. Robert Louis Kealy

Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Lawyer who handled sex abuse cases against priests. Resigned from parish position 3/02 and went to live in restricted monitored setting after allegation that he engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with a 15- or 16-year-old boy in the 1970s. First reported in 2001 but no action by review board until complainant came forward again in 2002 with more information. Admitted to smoking marijuana and drinkng with boys in the 1970s. Kealy had served as chancellor of the archdiocese and then as judicial vicar of the Chicago province's Court of Appeals. Permanently removed from ministry 9/05. Resigned 4/06. As of 2014 was still a priest, working as a lawyer.

Fr. Joseph H. Kean

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Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese 8/19/18 list. Report to diocese in 12/92 that Kean abused a boy over several years, starting when he was age 12 and Kean was pastor of SS Peter and Paul in Tower City. Kean was at the parish 1/77-1/83. Kean acknowledged the abuse and to abusing the boy's friend. May have been sent to Paracletes in NM for treatment. More victims identified by Grand Jury, found in secret archives. Second victim contacted the diocese in 1999 re abuse as a teen altar boy in the 1970s in Tower City. A third man came forward in 4/02, saying that Msgr. William Jones sexually abused him then introduced him to and "shared" him with Kean. He said Kean performed oral sex on him and other boys in his Tower City bedroom. Reports in 2005 of abuse of two more: a Tower City altar boy ages 10-15 and an Ashland boy 1987-88, who went on to be heroin-addicted and suicidal. Kean retired 2002. Laicized 6/26/07.

Fr. John F. Keane

Ordained: 1969
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Pleaded guilty in 2/08 to indecent assault and battery on a person under age 14 and three counts of assault and battery. Charged with assaulting a girl between 1981 and 1983 when he was at St. Elizabeth Parish in Milton and/or Our Lady of the Rosary in Stoughton. Sentenced to 30 days in jail and probation. Transferred to another church in 1987. Absent from the archdiocese without leave from 1989. Moved to FL. Registered sex offender. Involuntary laicization in 2009 announced 6/13/11.

Fr. Patrick Keane

Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

A man told church authorities in 1994 of repeated abuse when he was a teenager in the early 1980s by Keane in a Metairie rectory. Keane was sent for treatment, left priesthood. Archdiocese did not apologize or notify parishes. Keane admitted the abuse in a sworn deposition in 1999. Settlement in 2003. On archdiocese's list 11/2/18. Noted to have been removed from ministry in 1995, after report in 1994 of abuse in the 1980s.

Fr. Christopher Kearney

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Removed as head of San Lorenzo Seminary in Santa Ynez in 2002 due to accusations of abusing boys 1971-84. At least two civil suits filed. Archdiocesan report shows 11 accusers. Inactive status. Lawsuit filed in 12/19 under the CA Child Victims Act, claiming abuse of a boy, ages 15-17, in 1984-86. The boy was a student at St. Francis High School in La Canada Flintridge, and an altar server. Kearney taught at St. Francis High 1970-95. Removed from the school in 1995 after allegations. Would allegedly sexually abuse boys under the guise of wrestling. Five more suits to be filed naming Kearney, per attorneys in 12/19.

Fr. Michael Jerome Keating

Ordained: 2002
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Ordained at age 46. A woman filed suit 10/14/13 alleging he sexually abused her in the late 1990s for 2-3 years, beginning when she was 13 and he was in seminary and would visit her family for meals. She told her family in 2006 and went to the archdiocese. After investigating, the archdiocese found insufficient evidence but placed him under certain restrictions. Took leave 10/13/13 from the University of St. Thomas. Police reports indicate possible abuse of a 14-year-old girl in Italy. Denied all allegations. Not on list released by archdiocese 12/5/13. Keating resigned 9/17/14 from his position at St. Thomas.

Fr. Dennis A. Keefe

Ordained: 1989
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 12/02. Accused in 1995 of a sexual attack on a 15-year-old altar boy. He maintained his innocence and refused for three years to undergo psychological assessment. Removed from his parish assignment in 1995 for "health reasons." Several efforts were made by archdiocesan staff to have Keefe returned to active ministry. Left the priesthood in 1999. Voluntary laicization in 2009 announced 8/20/10. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.

Fr. Austin Peter Keegan

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Ordained for San Francisco. Worked in the Santa Rosa diocese 1976-81. Complaints of abuse of children to archdiocese as early as 1965. May have abused at least 80 children in CA. Stripped of duties by SF archdiocese 1982. Moved to Mexico, worked as a priest in an orphanage. Civil suit in 1994 alleged abuse of a boy at St. Eugene's in the Santa Rosa diocese. Settled 1995 for $450K. Living in Oceanside, CA when indicted 9/02, charged with the molestation and sodomy of two boys, ages 10 and 14, in the late 1960s. Fled to Mexico. Arrested there 3/03, charged with 75 counts of abuse of 3 Sonoma County children. Charges dropped 2003 due to Supreme Court ruling. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. On Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19, where he worked in 1991.

Br. John J. Keegan

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Order: SM
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Professed vows in 1945. Worked in Dayton OH, Hamilton OH, Pittsburgh PA and Brooklyn NY. Left the Order in 1962. Died in 2007. In 4/14 a man alleged abuse as a minor by Keegan at North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh 1957-61. After the Pittsburgh diocese sought information on other possible victims, two brothers came forward. Diocese said it knew nothing of the allegations until 2014. Head of the Marianists apologized in writing to Diocese and students. By 5/14 six men had reported sexual abuse by Keegan as minors at North Catholic during 1956-61. Included on the Marianists' 6/24/20 list of accused.

Fr. John James Keehan

Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Charges of sexual misconduct against Keehan date back to between1967-1974 during his first assignment at St. Basil (later St. Basil/Visitation). Removed from public ministry 6/02. Archdiocese had determined years ago there was "reasonable cause to believe" that Keehan (and others removed at same time) had abused children. Keehan said he would appeal the decision. Computer taken away from Keehan in 9/10 as he was accessing numerous social networking sites, most child-oriented. In 1/13 archdiocese recommended he enroll in a technology course to prevent his continued reliance on his "ignorance" of technology to avoid accountability re internet use. Last known to be living at a Catholic Charities nursing home in Palos Park, IL.

Fr. Bernard J. Keenan

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Died in 1966. Accused in 2002 of digitally raping an 8-year-old altar boy in 1961 at St. John's Parish in Wellesley. Allegation quotes "another child" as saying that "all the altar boys were molested" by Keenan. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. Donald J. Keenan

Order: CP
Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in 1998 of masturbating two boys, one age 13 and the other mentally challenged, in Keenan's family home in Malden in 1977. Also insisted that they masturbate him. Died in 1995. Omitted from the 2011 Boston AD database.

Fr. Joseph Donald Keffer

Order: OSA
Ordained: 1947
Status: Sued

Died: 02/6/2005
Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 6/20 of sexually abusing a group of four or five boys at St. Mary's in Waterford in the early 1980s. The boys, who were as young as 7 or 8, were Sunday school students. Keffer allegedly took them to a back room under the guise of selecting altar boys, had them put their heads down, then fondled their genitals. He is said to have warned the boys that, if they told, God would punish them. Keffer died 2/6/05.

Seminarian Francis J. Kegel

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 2021
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Central and Southern Province on its list 12/7/18. Left the Jesuits in 1953. Allegation of abuse in the 1940s received after 1953. Unclear as to where alleged abuse occurred. Worked at Jesuit high schools in St. Louis and Kansas City, MO. Died 2009.

Fr. Anthony A. Keil

Order: SSJ
Ordained: 1927
Status: Accused

Died: 05/11/1969
Diocese: Archdiocese of Mobile AL

First named publicly by the Mobile archdiocese as accused on its list 12/6/18. Mobile spelled his name Kiel. Worked in the 1950s at St Joseph's in Maysville AL. On the Galveston-Houston archdiocese's list 1/31/19, which gives Kyles as an alternate spelling. Keil worked in Houston before his assignment in the Mobile archdiocese and again in the 1960s. As a Josephite, his ministry was in African-American churches. He worked in Tampa FL in the 1930s and was transferred to Baton Rouge LA in 1938. Worked at a New Orleans parish 1930-31 and 1953-55. In Tampa he was an organizer of the African-American Boy Scout movement and a director of the Urban League. Keil was born on 8/12/1893, ordained in 1/1927, and died on 5/11/1969.

Fr. John Charles Keith

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Ordained for the Jesuits. Incardinated into the San Diego diocese in 1961. Accused in a lawsuit of molesting a 12-year-old boy in 1985. Settled in 1999 for $95K. The alleged victim's mother said she complained repeatedly to the diocese, but no action. Keith denied all charges. He admitted to being a recovering alcoholic. Retired in 1990. Died in 5/03. Included on list released by San Diego diocese 3/30/07. New suit filed in 2008. Settled in 4/10. Personnel file released in 10/10.

Fr. Michael Joseph Kelleher

Ordained: 1953
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Charlotte NC

From Ireland. Trappist monk in Ireland and New Zealand for many years prior to leaving Order. Incardinated into Raleigh diocese in 1966, then Charlotte diocese when it was created in 1971. Retired 7/99. Removed 7/10 from assignment as chaplain at Bishop McGuinness High School after accusation of sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old boy in 1977 in Albemarle, NC. Assigned there 4/73 - 8/77. Police notified 9/09 and told diocese shortly thereafter. Charges filed 7/10. Arrested, released on bail 7/8/10. Second accuser a week later. No criminal charges filed. Both men sued 9/11. Kelleher admitted to 1977 abuse. Multiple other accusers. Two more men filed suit 2012; dismissed on SOL 6/20/14. Criminal charges to which Kelleher had confessed were dismissed 7/1/14 due to his dementia. Died 8/20/14. Charlotte bishop was to preside at memorial mass. On Raleigh diocese's list in 10/18. On Charlotte list 12/29/19. Suit filed 4/13/20.

Fr. John T. Keller

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Accused in 2002 of giving a 16-year-old boy wine, then fondling him in bed during a trip in the early 1980s. He also wrote "love letters" to the boy. Keller denied abuse but admitted holding the youth in a "manner inappropriate for a priest." Archdiocese said conduct did not fit definition of sex abuse. Kept in ministry, including during the archdiocese's investigation. Pastor in 2019 of Prince of Peace parish in Houston, there since 1999. In 12/18 another man alleged abuse as a minor by Keller. Suspended 1/31/19 pending investigation. Bishop allowed him to celebrate one last mass prior to suspension. On archdiocese's list 1/31/19. In 5/19 Keller requested retirement "for age and medical reasons." In 6/19 a third man alleged abuse by Keller at age 15.

Fr. Arnold E. Kelley

Ordained: 1956
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Initial allegation of past abuse at St. Rita's in Lowell made in 11/97. Diocesan Review Board found no credible evidence and Kelley agreed to move. In 4/02, Personnel Committee learned of a second allegation against Kelley. A woman said she reported it to Sr. Rita McCarthy at the time and that McCarthy said there were no other allegations against Kelley. Per 8/11 Boston AD database, allegations unsubstantiated. Retired without restrictions. In 10/15 was "senior priest" and in residence at All Saints in Haverhill. Accused in suit filed 4/16 of abuse of boy, age 10-13, 1973-76 at St.Thomas Aquinas in Jamaica Plain. Accusations include oral sex and sodomy. Kelley denied abuse. Settled 1/18. Reportedly died 3/17/20 in Lawrence, MA.

Fr. David J. Kelley

Ordained: 1974
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

At least 38 men have filed suit alleging forced oral sex, rape, and other abuse by Kelley when they were minors. At least 4 complaints in 1983 prompted transfer to new parish. After complaints in 1986, Pilarczyk sent Kelley to Paracletes, then assigned him to hospital chaplaincy with parish residence and ministry. Allegations 1993-94. Removed 2002. Allowed to be counselor until 2003 suits were reported. Suit withdrawn after 5/31/06 ruling by Ohio Supreme Court. Kelley died 6/09.

Fr. Edward J. Kelley

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Ordained: 1968
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Arrested in 5/21 in SC for the alleged sexual assault of a boy in 1983 in North Smithfield RI. In 7/21 Kelley was reportedly being held at Eleanor Slater Hospital in RI, where he was to be evaluated. Kelley's accuser said he lived in rectories with Kelley as a boy in the 1980s, that it had been reported to diocesan officials, but that he continued living with Kelley. Further, he said another boy who was "close" to Kelley as a boy died by suicide in adulthood. Kelley resigned from St. Aidan's parish in Cumberland in 1992 due to "divisiveness" in the parish due to his "leadership style." He left RI in 1993 and became a US Army chaplain. He was removed from ministry in Charleston SC in 2015 due to a relationship with an adult woman.


Fr. Edward T. Kelley

Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

In 1977 police spotted Kelley in a car with a 17-year-old boy during an apparent sex act and told the archdiocese. Also accused of taking boys from Boston to Camp Fatima in NH and abusing them. One man told the archdiocese in 1992 that Kelley fondled his genitals at age 11 in 1968 and 1969. . Matter settled for $10K in 1995. Placed on sick leave 1993-96. Named in several suits, beginning in 2002. One 2005 suit against Kelley and two others settled for $475K in 12/08. Assigned to a life of prayer and penance in 2005. Died 8/10/2011.

Fr. Micheal H. Kelley

Ordained: 1985
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Accused in 1989 of abuse of a youth who had just turned 18. Had known the boy since he was a child. Youth reported it to Archdiocese immediately but nothing done. Complained again in 2002; Kelley sent to St. Luke's in MD for treatment. Placed on leave 8/02. Diocesan investigation did not clear Kelley who did admit to misconduct with adults. On archdiocese's 10/12/18 list. Noted to have two victims, allegedly abused in 1990 and 1992.

Fr. Thomas C. Kelley

Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Name included on Erie diocese's list 4/6/18 and 814/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Parish priest, "Special Ministry" at St. Mark's Seminary, and 9/85-6/89 Dean of North American College in Rome, Italy. On Diocesan Review Board 3/92-6/94. Accusations of "inappropriate sexual contact" with at least five males; victims were high school or seminary students, ages 18-25. Sent to Southdown in Canada for treatment 9/95, and 4/96-9/96. Returned to ministry as parish pastor in Stockton, TX, Diocese of San Angelo. Died 2/21/05. Settlement in the high five figures in 2020 of a claim of abuse of an altar boy, age 12, at least three times in 1968, at St. Peter's Cathedral.

Fr. Timothy J. Kelley

Ordained: 1978
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Ordained for the Buffalo diocese. On leave from the priesthood 1986-2002 before receiving permission to return to active ministry. Per the NY AG in its 11/23/20 complaint against the Buffalo diocese, Kelley [referred to as "Fr. L."] left ministry in FL for 16 years, working for a state child services agency. Named in a civil suit filed in 9/03 in FL. Accused of abuse of a 13-year-old youth in 1983 during trip from Buffalo to FL. Some dispute as to whether Kelley was part of the Buffalo diocese at time of abuse or St. Petersburg FL diocese. In 11/03 a second man alleged abuse before Kelley left Buffalo. Kelley resigned. Included on 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.

Fr. James Kelly

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Name released by St. John's Abbey 9/19/17 as having been added to its list of monks "likely to have offended against minors." Taught music at colleges, including St. John's Univ. Worked in Collegeville, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Stillwater, Ball Club, Wayzata MN, and in AL during 1961-62. Left priesthood 1973. Died 2011.

Fr. James G. Kelly

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Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Monsignor. Accused in two lawsuits filed in 6/21 under the NY Child Victims Act. Placed on leave 6/30/21. One of the complaints alleged that Kelly sexually abused a child 2005-07, while assigned to St. Margaret's in North Buffalo. The other alleged abuse of a boy, ages 8-10, during 1980-82. Kelly denied the allegations. In 10/21 he was reinstated after the diocese's review board determined that the allegations against him were unsubstantiated.


Fr. Joseph P. Kelly

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Monsignor. Retired in 2006. Among assignments were Boys Town in NE, Project Hope, Camp St. Andrew (Director), and St. Michael's School in Falls Township (Director in the 1970s). Taught for 25 years in diocesan schools. Named publicly by the diocese in 10/20 as accused, with seven allegations against him, four of them deemed credible. All were from men who had been committed as boy's to St. Michael's. Added to the diocese's list. Kelly denied the allegations. Placed on leave when the allegations were received via the diocese's Independent Survivors Compensation Program. Settlement in the mid-five figures in 2020 of a claim of abuse of a boy, age 13, in 1978 at St. Michael's.

Fr. Matthew H. Kelly

Ordained: 1942
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Parishioners complained of Kelly's behavior as early as 1970. He was transferred to two other parishes before he retired 1989. Named in 2003 and 2004 lawsuits. At least 7 plaintiffs alleged abuse as boys in the 1960s-1970s at a cabin in the Santa Ynez Mountains. Died 4/05/02. Claims included in massive $660M L.A. archdiocese settlement of 7/07.

Fr. Michael Eugene Kelly

Ordained: 1973
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Stockton CA

From Ireland. Removed in 10/07 after claim he molested 10-year-old boy in 1984. Denied allegations. Reinstated in 3/08; claimant wouldn't cooperate. Suit filed 3/27/08. New allegations in 2011 of abuse 2000-02. Stayed active. Found liable by a civil jury of abuse 4/6/12. Privileges removed. Fled to Ireland in 4/12 after warrant issued for arrest. DA sought extradition; dropped charges in 2016 after death of 26-year-old accuser. Diocese settled suit 4/20/12 for $3.75M. New suits in 9/12 and 11/12. He denied both. New indictments 1/14/14. Name included on list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton Diocese's 5/9/14 filing in bankruptcy court. Still wanted in 1/17 by US Attorney for Eastern District of CA for unlawful flight. May have been arrested by federal authorities in Morocco.

Fr. Patrick M. Kelly

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1950
Status: Convicted

Died: 05/4/2012
Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Visiting priest from Ireland. Worked in Zambia in the 1950s. Was studying in Chicago by 1986, then worked in NY and CA. In 1991 returned to Ireland after allegation he abused a girl in Los Angeles. Promised to return to face charges but did not. Pleaded no contest in 1992 to charges. Received three years probation without returning to US. Civil suit filed in 1992. Per Los Angeles archdiocese report, there were four accusers from 1991. Died 5/4/12 in Dublin. Included in 3/21 on the Rockville Centre diocese's list of accused, noting alleged abuse at St. Joseph's in Ronkonkoma, among other places. Assigned 6/-86-6/88 to prison ministry while in residence at Queen of Most Holy Rosary in Roosevelt, NY.

Fr. Robert Joseph Kelly

Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Per the PA AG's 3/1/16 Grand Jury report, Kelly sexually abused a boy, age 12-13, in 1975-77 while assigned to a State College parish. He reportedly groomed the boy with drive-in movies, drives to the mountains and offers of beer. Victim notified diocese in 1993; Bishop Adamec sent Kelly to treatment then reassigned him, despite being assessed as "pedophilic" and the recommendation he avoid young people. Victim sued in 2003. Report said Kelly also made advances on a 14-year-old boy in 1978. Kelly was identified as one of 9 "predator" priests known to the diocese per lawsuits filed by 5 people against 2 other priests in 2/03. In 5/04 the diocese settled claims for 21 plaintiffs for $3.7M, including claim against Kelly. Remained in ministry until 2/27/15, when removed during internal investigation after review of previous allegations. On Charleston diocese's list 3/29/19. Was visiting priest there.

Fr. Thomas Francis Kelly

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Accused of abuse in 1973 while at St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus in Chicago. Died in 6/90. Included in Archdiocesan settlement of 10/28/05. At least 1 claim included in 8/08 $12.7M settlement involving 11 priests and 16 plaintiffs. Died 6/15/90. Personnel file released 01/14. Name included in list released by Chicago 01/21/14.

Fr. Timothy Kelly

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1961
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Abbot of St. John's Abbey in the St. Cloud diocese 1992 -2000. Died in 2010. A man filed suit 6/11 alleging that Kelly sexually abused him in 1966 at St. Anselm's Church in the Bronx. Abbot of St. John's issued a statement saying he had just learned of the accusations in 6/11 and was investigating. Plaintiff said he told the order in 12/10. Multiple alleged victims around the U.S.

Fr. Vernon Kelly

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Order: CP
Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Aka John. At least one claim included in the Springfield MA diocese's 11/08 $4.5M settlement with 59 plaintiffs. Added 6/2/21 to the diocese's list. Was Vocations Director for the Passionists at their monastery in West Springfield 1961-64. Noted to have sexually abused a minor in 1965.

Fr. Dennis W. Kemp

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Placed on leave in 7/07 from St. Monica Roman Catholic Church on Mercer Island after allegations of inappropriate conduct with a 12-year-old boy. The incidents allegedly took place over about 6 months. No criminal charges filed. Archdiocese concluded its own investigation and and recommendation to the Vatican. In 2/10 the Vatican announced Kemp's permanent removal from active ministry. On archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of child sexual abuse.

Fr. Thomas L. Kemp

Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Listed in 1988 Official Catholic Directory as working at St Mary's in Silver Springs NY.

Fr. James A. Kemper

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Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

First identified publicly as accused by the Santa Fe archdiocese on its list 9/12/17. Died 11/23/93. Included in the Diocese of Memphis report 2/28/20, where he worked at some point two parishes in West TN. On the Knoxville diocese's list as of 3/6/20.

Fr. Leonard A. Kenkel

Ordained: 1960
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Des Moines IA

Taught at Dowling Catholic 27 years. Allegation in 2003 of "decades-old" abuse, but insufficient evidence to conclude sex abuse, per diocese in 2018. Accused in 2005 suit of kneading and fondling the buttocks of 15-year-old boy at a diocesan high school, and of exposing himself to the boy while talking about "receiving the Body of Christ." Suit filed after diocesan board determined insufficient evidence. Board recommended Kenkel take "appropriate boundaries" training, which he did. Kept in parish ministry. Retired 2008. Diocesan Website on 8/3/13 showed him living in West Des Moines; possibly still working as supply priest. Report to diocese 9/6/18 of child sex abuse by Kenkel decades prior. Reportedly living in 2018 in a nursing facility. On diocese's list 4/4/19. It notes one substantiated allegation of abuse of a boy, occurring in the early 1980s, and unsubstantiated allegations in 2003 and 2005.

Fr. Finbar Kenneally

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1925
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

Named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list 5/31/19. It notes alleged sexual abuse of a minor 1962-64, reported in 1991. Assigned to the Academy of American Franciscan History in Washington DC at the time of the alleged abuse. Died in 1991.

Fr. Edward Michael Kennedy

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Placed on leave in 1991 and sent for treatment after accusations of abuse of young boys. Paid $20K in 1994 to settle sexual abuse charge. All rights removed in 2002. Named in at least three suits filed in 2003 and 2004. One plaintiff was included in a 2004 settlement with the Diocese. Laicization announced 12/01/06. One claim settled as part of a $4.5M settlement in 11/08. Reportedly died 11/2/18. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Gary L. Kennedy

Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Named as accused in the CO Attorney General's report released 10/23/19. Allegation received in 9/19 that Kennedy sexually abused a boy, ages 13-15, during 1967-69. The priest was assigned to St. Mary's in Montrose at the time of the alleged abuse. He is said to have wrestled with altar boys, one at a time, on a mattress behind a curtain in the church basement. His accuser said that Kennedy would grab him and grind his genitals against him. Kennedy retired in 2011. He was assisting at a Pueblo parish when accused. Removed.

Fr. Daniel J. Kenney

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Named publicly as accused by the Omaha archdiocese on its list 11/30/18. Report noted to have been received in 2012 of abuse 1985-87. Removed in 2002. Included on the Jesuits Midwest Province list 12/17/18. Multiple allegations of abuse, occurring while assigned to Creighton Prep 1980-87. Permanently removed from public ministry. Living in a Jesuit community from 2003. The province's list revised 2/21/20 shows years of alleged abuse while at Creighton Prep as 1978-87. Laicized 11/3/2020.

Fr. Joseph W. Kenney

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Ordained: 1931
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

One of 12 priests named as abusers in a lawsuit filed in 9/02 against the Boston Archdiocese, Cardinal Law and others. Suit alleges that church officials failed to respond to complaints of sexual abuse, protected the perpetrators and sought to cover up the evidence. Kenney died in 1992. No information on victims or when abuse occurred. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. John Kennington

Order: CSsR
Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Worked in Brazil 18 years, then Baltimore, Washington DC and New York. May have been at an Opa Locka FL parish 1993-94 as Fr. John 'Kenning', C.Ss.R. In 1989 a teenage girl told her mother Kennington sexually abused her and her younger brother 1984-87, beginning when the girl was 11 and the boy was 8. Kennington was a close family friend who stepped in to help the mother after a divorce, including with childcare. They attended the Manhattan parish where he was assigned. The brother filed suit in 1993, settled in 2001. The sister could not sue, due to NY statute of limitations. Kennington was sent around 1995 to Order's monastery in Esopus, NY, assigned to archive Shroud of Turin research. He was honored in 2009 on the 50th anniversary of his ordination. Living in Brooklyn by 2010. Still active in 2016. Named in new lawsuit 2/19.

Benen Kent

Order: OSF
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Accused in a 2005 suit by a woman of abuse when she was a child 1962-67. Two more women filed suit 2006. They claim the order knew Kent was mentally ill and had behaved questionably with children. Allegedly abused in Chicago IL and MN. Died in 2003. In 4/07 Court dismissed one suit on SOL, parts of a second and left the third intact. Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal 4/30/08. Claims settled in 9/08. Two women received $400K total. Other accusers have come forward. Suit filed in Winona MN in 4/16 alleging sexual abuse by Kenan of two minors 1958-61.

Fr. Edward M. Keohan

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Spent five years as a missionary, mostly in Peru. One of 16 priests named for the first time in lawsuits filed in 1/03 by 70 plaintiffs. Accused of fondling a teenage boy at St. Rose of Lima in Chelsea MA. Archdiocese did not place him on leave until 8/03 because it said the lawsuit did not contain enough information to justify removal. Accuser received a six-figure settlement; Keohan was exonerated by the review board and returned to active status in 3/05. Per the 8/11 Boston AD database, he was retired with no restrictions. Died 9/12/15.

Fr. Daniel T. Keohane

Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Koehane was placed on administrative leave in 3/11 after an old allegation surfaced during a review of his personnel file. He was accused of abusing a 17- year-old girl in the late 1970s, while assigned to Church of the Epiphany. Archdiocese said the allegation was credible and needed further investigation. DA was informed. Keohane denied the allegation.

Fr. John J. Keough

Ordained: 1952
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Resigned in 3/82 to marry. Accused of abuse of both men and women. Accused in 2002 of kissing and fondling an 11-year-old girl in the 1960s, then "sex" after she graduated high school. Included in 10/03 $8M archdiocesan settlement with 15 individuals who alleged abuse by 12 different priests. Laicized 11/2008.

Fr. Timothy F. Keppel

Order: CR
Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

On 1/12/13, the Order announced Keppel had been removed after it had received (in summer 2012) an allegation of sexual misconduct involving a teenage boy in the diocese in the late 1970s. The boy was not a member of either Our Lady of the Lake or St. Anne's in the Mountains where Keppel was assigned for many years. Diocese investigated and both diocese and order found reasonable cause to believe that the behavior did occur. Was to be referred to Vatican. On diocese's list 10/9/18. On Mobile archdiocese's list 12/6/18. It notes "misconduct" occurred 1977-81, doesn't say where. Worked at some point at Resurrection parish in Montgomery. On the Stockton diocese's 11/12/20 list, noting he was a visiting priest at Mammoth Lakes during Lent 2012. Sentenced in 2012 by the Vatican to a life of prayer and penance.

Fr. Richard J. Keppeler

Ordained: 1954
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Listed as having died in 2011; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Listed in 1988 Official Catholic Directory as working at St Bridget's in Bergen NY. In 4/18 a 68-year-old man alleged publicly that Keppeler abused him and other boys throughout his high school years at Notre Dame High School, where the priest was Dean of Boys. Accused in a 7/21 lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy, ages 10-15, during 1985-90 while assigned to St. Brigid. The plaintiff also alleged that Auxiliary Bishop Grosz groped him repeatedly in 1990 after his confirmation ceremony at the parish, and that Grosz commented to Keppeler that he was right about the boy's good looks.

Fr. Thomas J. Kerestus

Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Regional director for three CYO groups, chaplain for Appalachian Trail Scouting Council. In 1985-86 parishioners wrote to Bishop Welsh with concerns about Kerestus' close and inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old boy. In 10/92 an 18-year-old male told the diocese that Kerestus sexually abused him for five years. Assessed by St. John Vianney Center in 2005 to be in the "moderate-high range" for "sexual re-offense." A third man reported in 4/16 that Kerestus abused him 1975-80 when the man was a 15-year-old Holy Name High School student in West Reading. Removed 2002, given retirement status. Died in 2014. A 7/20 lawsuit claims abuse of a boy, ages 11-18, in the 1970s-early '80s. At least one settlement.

Fr. Jerome C. Kern

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Kern abused one youth in 1977 in a seminary swimming pool. In 1993 the victim went to the the vicar general and learned that archdiocese had a file on Kern dating back to 1969 when he was accused of grabbing the genitals of two boys. Kern was transferred after the boys' mothers complained. The man filed a lawsuit which later settled. Other accusers known. Kern was supposed to never to work in another parish, but he was an active parish priest until 2002 when he took medical disability leave. Sued in 11/13. In a 4/14 deposition, Kern denied that his actions constituted abuse but that it consisted of nonsexual horseplay, hugging and wrestling. Also said that the archdiocese never warned him he could go to jail for his actions and never disciplined him.

Br. Joseph C. Kernan

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Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

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

Br. Albert F. Kerressey

Order: CFX
Status: Sued

Died: 09/19/1997
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Bro. Ricardo/Richard. Joined the Xaverians in 1932. Accused in a 9/22/94 demand letter of sexually abusing a student who had been injured during hazing at St. John's Prep, where Bro. Ricardo was Headmaster. Alleged to have orally sodomized the boy in the school infirmary. Previously worked at a HS in the Worcester diocese, and was later an education official at the US Catholic Conference in the Washington archdiocese. Also worked in Boston as a family counselor. Died 9/19/97. Omitted from the 2011 Boston AD database. Included on the order's list 7/12/19. It notes allegations reported in 1994 and later of abuse in Danvers, MA in the mid-late 1960s. Died in 1997.

Fr. William J. Kerrigan

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Ordained: 1941
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Accused of abusing a female minor beginning in 1954, while chaplain of Ottumwa Heights College, where he also taught. Was also pastor of St. Mary's in Eddyville. Laicized in 1975. Died in 1988. Included on the diocese's list in 5/09 of credibly accused.

Fr. Louis F. Kertz

Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

A lawsuit filed in 8/05 alleged abuse of a 13-year-old boy in 1981 at All Saints in St. Peter's, MO. Kertz was reportedly transferred several weeks after the 1981 incident. Another suit filed in 5/06 claimed abuse 1976-79 at the same parish. Kertz died in 1985. In 11/08 the MO Appeals Court dismissed the 2005 suit due to the statute of limitations. Included on the archdiocese's list 7/26/19. Allegations substantiated.

Fr. Gary L. Ketcham

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Order: OFM
Ordained: 1977
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

First named publicly as accused on on Erie diocese's list 4/6/18. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Accused sometime before 3/89 of sex abuse of two boys in Mobile AL, where he was visiting friends. Sent to treatment at Guest House in MN, St. Luke's in MD, then on "Health Leave" at St. Patrick's/St. Hedwig Cluster in Erie 6/90-7/90. Charged in 2/90. Pled guilty. Fined $15,000. Suspended 11/98-2004. Laicized 2004. Added to Buffalo diocese's list 11/18. Faculty member at St. Bonaventure University 1977-84.

Fr. Joseph Kettner

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Order: MS
Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Died: 03/6/2002
Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Kettner's name was included on the diocese's list 3/22/19 of clergy on whose behalf settlements were paid related to allegations of sexual abuse of minors. The allegations against Kettner were deemed not credible. He was accused of sexually abusing two girls, ages 7-8, in 1979 and 1970. He died 3/6/2002.

Fr. Phillip C. Keyes

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Ordained: 1958
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Ordained for the Diocese of Madison. Left in 1976. Became a priest the breakaway, traditionalist Society of St. Pius X. Convicted of first degree sexual assault of 10-year-old boy in 1993. Sentenced to one year in jail, with privileges to get out to feed cats and take care of home. Sued in 1994 by the youth and an adult alleging abuse when he was a minor in 1982-84. Suit settled in 1994. Keyes paid some to both parties. Diocese and order had settled earlier. Died in 1998.

Fr. Gordon L. Keys

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Keys' name is included on this list. Died 1/6/05. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes claims in 2009 of abuse 1956-64.

Fr. Edward Kickel

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Ordained: 1922
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Monsignor. Several complaints in 1950s -1960s. Nothing done. Nicknamed "The Feeler" for molesting girls during religion class. In 1969 faculty and parents at St. Francis de Sales in Parma held a meeting about allegations against Kickel.The pastor barred Kickel from hearing confessions and teaching religion classes, and told parents to keep quiet or they would be guilty of a mortal sin and go to hell. One woman was denied counseling in 2000 because the diocese said it could not find facts to support her claim. After a 2002 news report, almost a dozen women called the news outlet to say they too had been abused by Kickel. He died in 12/72. Included on the diocese's list 6/21/19.

Fr. Placidus Kieffer

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Order: OSB
Ordained: 1932
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Accused in 2002 of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy in 1963 at St. John's in Burlington. Also worked in the Kansas City, KS archdiocese. Died 1990. Allegations deemed credible. Included on diocese's 7/08 list of credibly accused. Allegedly abuse two boys.

Fr. Stephen M. Kiesle

Ordained: 1972
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Long history of sexually abusing boys and girls. Convicted in 1978 of abuse of two boys; got three years probation. Left priesthood 1981. Laicized 1987. Volunteer youth minister mid-80s at St. Joseph's in Pinole. Arrested 2002 on 13 counts of child molestation; all but two dropped on SOL in 2003. Sentenced 2004 to six years prison for abuse of girl in 1995. May have abused at least ten girls. Kiesle said that if girls said abuse happened then he was sure it did. Released 2009. Civil suits filed. Registered sex offender, living in Walnut Creek, CA. Two more suits with seven accusers 8/10. Accused in a 10/18 suit vs the Vatican of abuse 1972-74 of a girl, ages 11-13. On diocese's list in 2019. Lawsuit 12/19, claiming abuse of boy, age10-11, in the 1970s. Suit filed 3/2/20 claimed abuse a of 5-year-old boy for over a year in Pinole in 1985. Accused in two 2/21 suits, of abuse of a girl in one and a boy in the other, 1972-75, in Pinole.

Fr. James G. Kiffmeyer

Ordained: 1985
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

In 2002 a man accused Kiffmeyer of abusing him when he was senior in high school and later. County prosecutors said the statute of limitations had expired. The church said the man was over 18 at the time in question. After this allegation was made, it was revealed that Kiffmeyer had been accused in 1997 of a similar offense, again by a male who was at least 18. Archdiocese paid to settle the claim. Vatican ordered Kiffmeyer returned to ministry as of 12/06. Appointed as pastoral administrator of Holy Family Parish 4/30/08. Remained in active ministry until 7/12 when he requested personal leave. He told Bishop Schnurr that he did not intend to return to ministry.

Fr. Peter J. Kihm

Ordained: 1981
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Suspended from ministry 1/19/15 after credible allegations of abuse of a male minor about 30 years prior. Few months prior to removal archdiocese notified D.A. of concerns about possible past incidents. Kihm denied allegations. At least one more person came forward later to alleged abuse, also 30 years before. Assigned to Our Lady of Lourdes High School 1987-92; abuse said not to have happened there. Assisted and pastored a number of parishes. Sent to supervised setting for evaluation and risk assessment. No criminal charges due to 5-year statute of limitations. Laicization announced 3/16. Moved out of New York state. Settlements with alleged victims 5/17 and 10/17 as part of archdiocese's compensation program. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19.

Fr. James Kilgour

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Ordained: 1982
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Accused in a 1987 lawsuit of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy 1980-1981. Suit claimed Kilgour continued to make sexual advances on youth through 1987. Kilgour was reportedly the boy's teacher and counselor at Our Lady of the Lake in Mandeville. Also accused were Revs. Vince Feehan. Kilgour was placed on leave in 1987. Suit settled and dismissed 4/91. On archdiocese's list 11/2/18.

Fr. James Louis-Bertrand Kilkenny

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Order: OP
Ordained: 1936
Status: Accused

Died: 02/15/1985
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Named publicly as accused by the Dominicans St. Joseph Province on its list in late 2018. Included on the Archdiocese of Louisville's list in 2/19, where abuse took place. Added in 12/19 to the Diocese of Columbus' list. Died in Louisville 2/15/85. (Sometimes list as James Kilkenny.)

Fr. Gerard P. Kinane

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux LA

Placed on leave without faculties in 3/04 after a man alleged that Kinane molested him in 1973 and again in 1975 when he was a teen and Kinane was assigned to St. Mark's in Chalmette. Had been performing limited ministry prior to his suspension. No criminal charges because of statute of limitations. Also worked in PA and FL. Vatican ordered church trial in 2004. Kinane sued the archbishop in 2005 for defamation; suit dismissed in 2010. On New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18. It noted accusation first received in 1993 of abuse in the 1970s and 1980s. On Houma-Thibodaux diocese's list 1/11/19. (Houma-Thibodaux was created 1977; it had been part of New Orleans archdiocese.) On 3/9/20 we received an anonymous report that Kinane died in FL. Died 3/2/20. Per obit, Kinane was from Conway, AK and died in Safety Harbor FL, age 74.

Fr. Colman H. King

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Ordained: 1923
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Boise ID

First named publicly as credibly accused by the diocese in its 10//24/19 revised list. It notes a report in 1993 of an incident in the 1960s while King was assigned to St Rita's in Kellogg. King was born and educated in Ireland and was first assigned in 1923 to Immaculate Conception in Buhl ID. Among other assignments, he was pastor of St Anthony's in Pocatello 1928-1939 and pastor of St Rita's in Kellogg 1950-1970, after which he retired. Died 9/22/73 in Ireland.

Fr. David G. King

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1949
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Yakima WA

Worked in Seattle, Yakima and Tacoma, WA and in Portland, OR. Accused in a 2004 lawsuit of abusing of a 13-year-old boy in the early 1950s at Marquette High School for Boys in Yakima. Left Jesuit High School in Portland in 1993. Died 7/31/02. Civil suit dismissed in 7/06 due to "lack of activity." Per the Jesuits West list 12/7/18, there were reports in 1999 and 2009 of abuse in 1966-70 and 1968-71. On the Yakima diocese's list 7/9/19.

Fr. Paul Kirchen

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Ordained: 1929
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

Accused of sexual abuse of at least one minor. Included on the Helena diocese's list posted to its website 4/29/15 in compliance with the non- monetary terms of the 3/5/15 bankruptcy settlement. Assigned to Carroll College 1929­-1980; retired to residence at Carroll College 7/1/80. Died 4/19/89. On Diocese of Great Falls-Billings list 8/21/18. (Name misspelled Kurchen.)

Fr. James Kircher

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Jackson MS

Removed in 1987 for misconduct. Retired in 1991. Four men alleged in a 2/02 suit that they were abused as boys by Kircher beginning in the mid-1970s and continuing through 1984. Two plaintiffs had previously settled with the diocese in 1994. Judge dismissed portion of suit invovling two who had previously settled but allowed two new plaintiffs' case to go forward. On New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18. Noted to have received allegation in 2010 of abuse in the 1970s. In residence in the 1970s at St. Julian Eymard in Algiers LA. Died in 2007. On Jackson diocese's list 3/19/19. Diocese received reports in 1986 and 2002 of abuse 1978-82.

Fr. Robert W. Kirchmeyer

Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 1/04. Church spokesman said Kirchmeyer and two other priests were allowed to remain in service because the allegations were either anonymous or withdrawn. A subsequent news release from the Archdiocese said that Kirchmeyer had retired and been granted senior priest/retired status as of 2/27/04. Died 2/26/08 in FL. See 8/11 Boston AD database.

Fr. Allan F. Kirk

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Died: 08/11/2006
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/19. It notes a single allegation of abuse reported after his death, occurring while assigned to St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago in 1979. Kirk died 8/11/06. The provinces's list revised 2/21/20 shows the dates of alleged abuse while at St. Ignatius as 1978-79.

Fr. Richard L. Kirouac

Ordained: 1985
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Priest of the Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy. Worked in Bismarck ND, Chicago IL Houston TX and possibly elsewhere prior to arrival in MA. Native of MA. Assigned 2001-03 to the Springfield diocese at Sts. Patrick and Raphael in Williamstown. Included on the diocese's list, with multiple credible allegations of abuse noted. The alleged abuse occurred 1998-2000; the list does not indicate where the abuse occurred. Removed from public ministry in 2003.

Fr. Robert J. Kirsch

Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

From NY. Trained as Jesuit. Ordained for Gallup. Transferred to Santa Fe. Archdiocese became aware of behavior and sent him to counseling several times; each time would transfer him to new parish. Kirsch allegedly sexually abused a girl at St. Thomas Apostle in Abiquiu NM beginning when she was age 15 in 1973-77, leading to pregnancy and an abortion. She filed a civil suit in 1991. He admitted sex but said she was 19 by then. Suit dismissed in 1993 on SOL; dismissal upheld by NM Court of Appeals. Died 11/3/05. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused 9/12/17. On Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19, where he worked 1965-67.

Fr. Joseph Patrick Kissane

Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Accused of abuse. Resigned in 5/91 per Archdiocesan list updated in 2009. Original date of resignation was 1/93. Included in 10/03 settlement of claims of 15 men and women who alleged abuse by 12 priests. Total settlement was more than $8M. Archdiocese settled at least one claim in 5/07 $6.65M settlement with 14 people alleging abuse by 12 priests. Laicized 8/10. Died 4/11.

Fr. August Kita

Order: SDB
Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

At least one claim included in almost $5.2M settlement with the New Orleans archdiocese in Fall, 2009. Kita died in 2008. On New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18. Allegation received 2006 of abuse in the 1960s and 1970s. Worked at Hope Haven in Marrero. Also worked in NY, MA, Tampa, NJ. Included on the Salesians' list in 3/20 of credibly accused.

Fr. Marvin J. Klaers

Ordained: 1950
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

After ordination worked in New Ulm and Shakopee. Assigned in 1965 to Hampton, then St. Paul. In 1975 transferred to Miesville and New Trier. Retired in 2002, continued to help out in parishes until 6/14. Klaers' name was included on the archdiocese's 2/15 list of accused, due to alleged abuse of an adolescent boy in the late 1970s. Lawsuit served 5/12/16. Klaers denied the allegations.

Fr. Robert Paul Klein

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Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

Accused in a 12/03 civil suit of abusing a youth at Sacred Heart Parish in Bellevue in 1964, three years after Klein was told to investigate allegations against Rev. Earl Bierman. Klein told Bishop Ackerman; nothing else done. Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s) of abuse. Klein retired in 1992. "Charter Suspension" 9/9/02. Died 6/20/05. Included on the Lexington diocese's list in 8/20. It notes the 1964 allegation, deemed credible, and that there is evidence that Klein admitted to the abuse. Also, a lawsuit by a different victim in Boone County settled.

Fr. Robert James Klem

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Order: CSB
Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Accused in a claim settled in 2020 in the low six figures of sexually abusing a boy, ages 14-16, in 1968-70, while assigned to the Aquinas Institute in Rochester. The abuse allegedly occurred at least three times, at Klem's residence, at a house around Greece, NY and on a trip to Quebec, Canada. Klem was at the Institute 1958-84.Transferred to the Basilian Mission Center in Sugar Land,TX in the late 1980s. Retired in 2013, living at the Dillon House in Houston through at least 2019.

Fr. James Edward Kleman

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Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

In 12/03, a woman joined a class action suit against the diocese, alleging she was abused by Kleman in Northern Kentucky in 1959 when she was 10. She also alleged that Kleman abused her (now) deceased older brother when the boy was 12. Kleman reportedly also abused a teenage boy at least 50 times 1958-61. This claimant was also included in the settlement. Kleman died 3/9/74.

Br. Walter A. Klick

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Order: SM
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

Marianist brother of the Cincinnati Province. Professed vows in 1931. Assigned to high schools in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Dayton OH, Puerto Rico, Covington KY, Washington DC, Pittsburgh PA, San Francisco CA, Brooklyn NY, Baltimore MD. Died in 1979. Included on the Marianists 6/24/20 list of accused. Added to the Baltimore archdiocese's list 11/3/20.

Fr. Valentine Klimek

Ordained: 1944
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Klimek, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information on the parish where the abuse occurred or when it occurred. Held many positions within the Diocese including Spiritual Director of Cathedral High School and Director of Catholic Charities. Died 8/7/94.

Br. James Kline

Order: SM
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

In 2014 fellow Marianist Bro. Bernard Hartman was facing trial in Australia on child abuse allegations when one individual came forward to allege abuse at North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh. After the Pittsburgh Diocese sought information on other possible victims, allegations were made against 7 other brothers, including at least one against Kline. Kline was at North Catholic 1940-47. Also worked in OH, DC and Puerto Rico. He died in 12/97. Head of Marianist Order apologized in writing to Diocese and students.

Fr. Irving Frederick Klister

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Ordained: 1944
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Superior WI

Accused of abuse of a 14-year-old boy in Superior in the early 1950s. Chancellor. Founder of the diocesan newspaper. After allegation, transferred to the Diocese of El Paso. Named in civil suit filed in El Paso in 1995. At some point, he was convicted on child pornography charges. Died 4/19/97. A man from OR filed claim in 2013 in NM alleging abuse by Klister at St Vincent de Paul parish in Maxwell in the early to mid-1980s. Case settled in 4/14. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. On Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18. On El Paso's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Leonard Paul Kmak

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Left priesthood to marry in 8/68. Laicized in 1/69. Died in 7/02. Accused of 1962 abuse. Name first became public when a claim was included in 10/05 settlement by Archdiocese involving 24 accusers and 14 priests. Archdiocese also settled at least one claim in 5/07. $6.65M settlement with 14 people alleging abuse by 12 priests.

Fr. Paul Knapp

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Order: CSsR
Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Name appeared on Baltimore's 9/02 list of priests, religious priests and brothers accused of sexual misconduct. The Archdiocese learned from the Redemptorists in 1993 that an individual alleged sexual abuse by Knapp about 20 years previously. Knapp was associate pastor at St. Mary (Annapolis) from 1973 to 1981. Assigned 1981-83 to a parish in the Toledo diocese. He left the priesthood in 1995 and was laicized in 2006. Added to the Toledo diocese's list in 2019.

Fr. Robert J. Knapp

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Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 1/04. It revealed "a father-son" relationship with a child, sexual misconduct with three women and "hundreds of incidents" with a victim between 1979 and 1984. He was first accused of child sexual abuse in 1985. Left the archdiocese without permission in 1988. Voluntary laicization in 2010 announced 6/13/11. Living in Maine at the time. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.

Fr. James Knelleken

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Ordained: 1951
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

A man filed a civil suit in 3/07 alleging that Knelleken molested him at age 13 multiple times in 1956 or 1957. Placed on leave in 1988 after suspicions he was abusing children. Laicized in 1996. Died in 2003. Archdiocese said he was 1 of 49 priests included in a 2004 investigation. One claim settled in Seattle in 10/07 for $110K. A second claim settled in 8/09 for $350K. Included on the archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of child sexual abuse. Settlement of a claim of abuse in the early 1960s on 12/28/20

Fr. Marvin T. Knighton

Ordained: 1975
Status: Acquitted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Charged in 6/02 with sexual assault of a teenage boy more than 10 years prior. In 1993 the alleged victim's father complained to Knighton who went to the diocese and asked for investigation. Jury found him not guilty in 8/03 but Review Board later deemed allegations credible. In 4/04 Bishop asked Vatican to laicize him. Two other allegations were made against Knighton. Laicized in 2011. Claimed Milwaukee owed him about $450K in past wages and benefits. Personnel files released 7/1/13. Worked in AZ schools for almost 20 years.

Fr. John Knoernschild

Order: OCarm
Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Accused by former Crespi Carmelite High School student of sexually abusing him in 1977-78. Knoernschild was in LA archdiocese before Orange was established in 1976. Left archdiocese in 1996, returned in 1998, and left again in 2001. At least one claim against Knoernschild included in $10M settlement with Order and LA Archdiocese 10/06. Died 11/14/10.

Fr. John T. Knotek

Ordained: 1938
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Assigned to St. James Parish in Menomonee Falls 1968-72, where he was later accused of 'involvement' with young girls. Other allegations dated to the 1950s. He denied the allegations. Retired in 1988. Name included on Archdiocese's 7/04 list of priests fully restricted from ministry because of credible allegations of abuse. Living life of prayer and penance as of 11/6/04. Died 1/6/06. Personnel file released in 7/13.

Fr. Bernard P. Knoth

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Resigned in 2003 as president of Loyola University in New Orleans after allegations he sexually abused a student at Brebeuf Jesuit Prep in Indianapolis, where he was principal 1986-88. Prior to New Orleans Knoth worked at universities in Washington DC and Chicago. The abuse is alleged to have occurred in 1986. He denied it. Order deemed complaint credible. Privileges removed. As of 1/07 he was working in private business in Sarasota, FL. Laicized 8/29/09. On Indianapolis archdiocese's list 10/12/18. On New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18. On Jesuits Central and Southern Province list 12/7/18. On Jesuits Midwest list 12/17/18. Multiple allegations noted.

Fr. Thomas B. Knox

Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Dubuque IA

Accused via letter to the editor 1/06 of abuse of a boy at Sacred Heart in Oelwein during the early 1950s. Writer said he notified Archdiocese in 2003 and that the Archdiocese knew of other accusations. Knox died 3/9/68.

Br. Albert Koch

Order: SM
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Accused in a lawsuit filed 1/6/21 of sexually abusing a girl, age 14, in summer 1974 at the Marianist Famiy Retreat Center in Cape May Point. The girl was a volunteer camp counselor. Koch reportedly remained active at the center into 2020. Removed. Koch's accuser also alleged abuse at the camp by Mariainist Fr. John Sheehan.

Fr. Patrick Koch

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Died: 09/9/2006
Diocese: Diocese of Corpus Christi TX

Named publicly as accused by the Corpus Christi diocese on its list 1/31/19. Left the diocese in 1966. On the Dallas diocese's list 1/31/19. Died 9/9/06. In 2/19 Koch's family filed a canon law appeal to the two dioceses and the Vatican regarding his inclusion on their lists. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of sexually assaulting a Jesuit College Prep of Dallas student, where Koch was principal 1972-79, president 1979-80 and alumni director 1980-86. Another suit, filed in 9/19, claims abuse by Koch of a 15-year-old Jesuit Prep sophomore around 1980. In 10/19 another Dallas Prep alumnus sued, alleging abuse by Koch during confession in the early 1980s. The same man also claimed abuse by Prep teacher and wrestling coach, Rev. Peter Callery, SJ.

Fr. Jerome Koerner

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Ordained: 1960
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Green Bay WI

Went on leave of absence in 1972, resigned from priesthood in 1973. In 2012 the diocese received an allegation that Koerner had sexually abused a child in the 1960s in Kaukauna. He denied the allegations. Police notified. Civil suit filed 7/5/13. Laicized in 2013. On diocese's list 1/17/19. Abuse noted to have occurred in about 1960-67.

Fr. Robert S. Koerner

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1937
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Worked in TX (1937-41), MT (1956-63) and at St. Patrick's parish in Calipatriam, CA (1963-90). In 10/02 San Diego bishop learned Koerner had molested several minors during his 27-year tenure there. His history was known in the parish for years. Brom apologized to parishioners. Died in 1999 in San Antonio, TX. Name on 3/30/07 San Diego diocese list of priests with credible allegations. Diocesan personnel file released 10/25/10. Order's personnel files released 7/13 show he admitted fondling and kissing boys and girls. Named in three lawsuits in 2003, and four other settlements. Suit filed in 1/20 under the CA Child Victims Act by five men, each alleging abuse by Koerner 1965-late 1980s.

Fr. George D. Koharchik

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Removed from St Catherine of Siena in Mount Union 8/12 and placed on leave after allegations of sexual misconduct with minors in Cambria County in late 1970s. By 8/25/12, several other accusers had approached the diocese. DA's office turned the investigation over to the AG's office 11/12. Per the AG's 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, Koharchik "is certainly a child predator." He admitted to the GJ in 3/15 to molesting "close to" 12 children. He would grope young boys while driving and playing Bill Cosby tapes which featured the word "penis." He had young boys sleep, shower and wrestle with him, and sit on his lap. He would pat their buttocks. Koharchik served on the Presbytery Council during the trial of admitted child molester, Rev. Francis Luddy. Defrocked 1/22/16.

Fr. Thomas M. Kohler

Ordained: 1968
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Removed from assignment in 1994 and remained on leave until 2005. Accused of abuse of a male in the mid-1970s and of taking nude photos of a 15-year-old boy in 1994 in New Jersey. Criminal charges filed in that case. Outcome unclear. Accused in a in a 1995 civil suit of abuse of an altar boy 1973-78; settled. Laicization announced in 2005.

Fr. Leonard A. Kohlman

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Great Falls-Billings MT

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Kohlman's name is included on this list. Died 9/24/72. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes reports in 2009 of abuse 1958-67, 1962-76 and 1965-69.

Fr. John Kohnke

Order: OPraem
Ordained: 1937
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Arrested in CA in 1974 for oral copulation of a minor 1973-74. Also two arrests for lewd behavior in restrooms in CA. Worked in multiple parishes in WI, MT, PA, TX and CA even after his arrests. Died 9/2/87. Named in 2003 civil suit. Personnel file released by Order 09/09/13. Included on the Helena diocese's list 4/29/15, in compliance with the non-monetary terms of the 3/5/15 bankruptcy settlement. On St. Norbert Abbey list 7/19/19. It notes multiple allegations.

Fr. Bernard Kokocinski

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

Sued twice in 2002. Accused of raping a boy in 1975 and of abusing the boy's brother. Arrested at least three times for improper sexual activity. Suits settled at mediation in 6/04. Barred from active ministry as of 2004. Teaching certificate revoked in 11/06. Dismissed from the clerical state in 2007.

Fr. Michael G. Kolar

Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Accused of sexually assaulting at least three girls while counseling them at a Catholic Youth Center. One alleged victim said she was molested in 1984 while on a retreat. The archdiocese learned of incident in 1986. Remedial measures were taken and he was left on staff. In 1988 the archdiocese learned of an alleged 1973 incident involving another girl; he was removed from staff. A civil suit settled for $6K. He admitted he was a sex addict. Voluntarily laicized in 1993. On St. Paul revised list 2/17/14. Personnel filed released by Anderson and Associates 7/23/14

Fr. Michael Kolodziej

Order: OFM Conv
Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Ordained for the Buffalo diocese before joining Order in 1978. Former Minister Provincial of the Order. Worked in MD, NY, MA and GA as teacher, including in Springfield MA diocese. Principal of Cardinal O'Hara High in Buffalo diocese 1982-88, and assistant principal at St. Francis High 1979-82. In 11/13 a former student of Archbishop Curley High in Baltimore alleged that Kolodziej abused him on several occasions 1975-79 while "wrestling." Suspended by order from public ministry; archdiocese removed his faculties. Police were investigating. On Atlanta archdiocese's list 11/6/18. On Buffalo diocese's list updated 11/5/18. On Baltimore's list 9/5/19.

Fr. Edward J. Konat

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Accused several times while assigned to the Salt Lake diocese of sexual advances toward 'young men.' On Harrisburg diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18. No known accusations during his brief time in Harrisburg. On Salt Lake City diocese's list 12/4/18. It notes abuse of two minors in 1984, reported 11/4/02 and 12/15/10. His faculties were removed and he left UT in 3/85. Expelled by the Jesuits in 1981. On the Jesuits Midwest Province list 12/17/18. Per the province's revised list 2/21/20, there was a single allegation of abuse occurring in 1974 while assigned to Marquette University HS in Milwaukee, WI.

Fr. Thaddeus T. Kondzielski

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Name included on Erie diocese's list 4/6/18. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Taught at Cathedral Prep for 19 years. Report in 1/13 from man saying when he was a Prep sophomore 30 years prior, Kondzielski had him lift weights with him, both of them naked. Kondzielski didn't admit nor deny the behavior. He admitted he had students sleep overnight with him in his bed. Retired 4/29/13. Not allowed to function as a priest.

Fr. John Anthony Koonz

Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

In 9/02 three men alleged that Koonz abused them at separate times when they were teens. Diocesan Misconduct Commission found claims credible. A man filed a civil suit in 12/03 alleging that Koonz and Fr. Edward Kennedy sexually abused him as a minor. Three people settled claims against Koonz as part of a $7.5M settlement in 7/04 between 45 claimants and the Diocese, involving 18 priests. Another suit was filed in 1/05. One settlement in 2008. Removed from all ministry. Died 11/27/13. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Leo Charles Koppala

Ordained: 1994
Status: Sentenced

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Priest of Nellore Diocese, India. Came to US 10/08. Assigned to Ss Peter and Paul in Blue Earth MN 8/09. Accused in 6/13 of kissing and fondling an 11- year-old girl. Arrested 6/8/13. Charged with second degree criminal sexual conduct. Released on bail 7/11/13. Put on administrative leave without privileges. Admitted everything but fondling girl's breasts. Pled guilty in 3/14 to criminal sexual misconduct. On Diocese's 12/16/13 list. Sentenced to 25 years probation 3/31/14 but was to be deported to India instead. Deported and handed over to Indian authorities 5/14/14. Diocese's information on Koppala was updated 6/23/14.

Fr. Matthew J. Kornacki

Ordained: 1973
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of possession of child pornography 2001-2003. Placed on leave in 2003 and sent for treatment. Indicted and pleaded guilty in 2004. Sentenced to 30 months in federal prison. His ministry was permanently restricted. Registered sex offender in PA.

Fr. Rudolph Kos

Ordained: 1981
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Removed in 1992. Sued in 1993-94 by eleven victims. Abuse occurred before ordination, during priesthood, and while he was on leave from treatment at the Servants of the Paracletes facility in Jemez Springs, NM. $119M civil jury verdict for plaintiffs 7/97, reduced to $30.9M in 1998 after negotiated settlement. Convicted in 1998 of criminal abuse of four of the plaintiffs. Received three life and other sentences. Laicization announced 7/98. Several later lawsuits and claims also filed and settled. On Dallas diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Michael J. Kossak

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1987
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Allegedly involved in inappropriate sexual behavior with students at Boston College High School, where he was assigned 1988-89. Left in 1989 after investigation by state Dept. of Social Services into allegation of sexual misconduct. Given a warning by DSS. Went on to work at a Weymouth hospital while in residence at a parish. Transferred to parishes in FL, returning to Boston in 1999. Allegations became public 3/02. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes credible claims in 2009 of abuse in 1980. Assigned prior to ordination in 1980 to Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River, MA. Was at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, CA 1984-88, then returned to the New England Province. Dismissed from the order 8/30/2003. Included in 1/21 on the Fall River diocese's list of accused.

Fr. Albert T. Kostelnick

Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of fondling at least 18 girls over a 32-year period. Reported in 1987, 1988 and 1992. Kept in ministry until 2002. His ministry was permanently restricted and he accepted a supervised life. Died 3/30/09. Testimony in 3/12 trial of Msgr. Lynn. One woman, molested as a teen when she served meals in the rectory, testified she wrote directly to Lynn, a childhood acquaintance, in 12/01. Kostelnick denied abuse. Sent for evaluation.

Fr. William Kovach

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Accused in 1982 of molesting a boy, showing him porno movies, fondling and performing oral sex on him. Admitted the abuse to Bishop Hogan; kept in ministry, not to have contact with children. Kovach nonetheless was assigned to a parish with no enforced restrictions, even teaching children. He was evaluated in1988 but ministry was not limited until 2001. He was identified in 2/03 as one of 9 "predator" priests known to the diocese per lawsuits filed by 5 individuals against 2 other priests. The PA Attorney General's 3/1//16 Grand Jury report concluded that "Kovach was a child predator who had been enabled by the Diocese," citing Bishops Hogan and Adamec as keeping Kovach's secrets. Police were never notified.

Fr. Adalbert J. Kowalczyk

Order: CR
Ordained: 1938
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Sued in 2002. Accused of abuse of at least one girl in suit first filed in 1993 and dismissed on statute of limitations. Worked in Chicago early in priesthood. Died in 7/72. Included on list of priests with credible allegations released by the San Diego diocese 3/30/07. Personnel file released 10/25/10.

Fr. Adolph M. Kowalczyk

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Ordained: 1988
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York 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 Kowalczyk and two other priests, Revs. Gregory Dobson 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. Kowalczyk was pastor of the parish when placed on leave due to the allegations. The three priests denied "ever committing any acts of abuse." Kowalczyk, Dobson and Nycz were reinstated in 10/21 after the Diocese's review board determined that the allegations against them were unsubstantiated.

Fr. George J. Koychick

Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Assistant at parishes in Harrisburg, Mt. Carmel, York, Mechanicsburg. Pastor in Williamstown, York, Palmyra. Chaplain of PA Industrial School in Camp Hill 1957-62. Allegations in 2003 of child sexual abuse in 1970s, deemed 'credible' by diocese. Diocese did not make this public until 8/16; said Koychick was already retired in 2003, law enforcement notified, and Koychick forbidden to function as a priest. Name on diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18.

Fr. Stanley N. Koziol

Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Removed from his assignment 4/02. He had previously admitted "sexual relations" with a minor boy in the early 1960s. Deposition shows that a senior diocesan official was aware of questions about Koziol's behavior for years. Diocese ordered him to have psych evaluation. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there were two victims, both 13-year-old boys, abused 1962-65.

Fr. William Armstrong Kraft

Ordained: 1951
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Accused of abuse of several youths and at least one girl 1953-70s. One civil suit settled in 2001 for $250K. Numerous civil suits filed 2003. Retired 1991. Died 2001. First suit involved allegations of abuse of a boy for five years beginning in 1969. Included on list of priests released by San Diego diocese 3/07. Claims settled 9/07 as part of massive $198.1M settlement. Personnel file released 10/25/10.

Fr. Reginald M. Krakovsky

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Order: TOR
Ordained: 1952
Status: Sued

Died: 07/14/1997
Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Sometimes spelled Krakowsky. Correct spelling of last name is Krakovsky per his gravestone and obituary. Worked in OR, MN, PA and in multiple overseas assignments. A man filed suit in 11/94 (1/95?) alleging he was sexually molested by Krakovsky 1961-64 at a Little Falls parish. A news article refers to four other victims. Suit names St. Cloud Diocese and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Archdiocese denied it was responsible because Diocese was an independent entity. Living at Monastery in Altoona in 1995. Died 7/14/97 in PA. Name included on St. Cloud's 1/3/14 list. It gave no information as to where or when the abuse occurred. It did show he was the local superior of St. Louis Monastery in St. Cloud and was at Cathedral High School. Included on Harrisburg PA diocese list 8/1/18. On Wheeling-Charleston diocese's list late 2018; there 9/91-4/92.

Fr. Roman Kramek

Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Visiting priest from Warsaw, Poland. Arrested 12/02 for allegedly sexually abusing a 17- year-old girl who had gone to him for counseling after she had been assaulted by other individuals. Plea agreement in 2004 led to sentence of 9 months in jail and 10 years probation. Returned to Poland upon his release in 2005.

Fr. Edward Krason

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Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

Former principal of Bishop Dwenger High School in Fr. Wayne. First named publicly as accused on diocese's 9/18/18 list. Two known credible allegations. Resigned as pastor 7/8/98. Ordered to cease all ministry 4/16/99. Retired 5/1/99. Faculties remoed 3/21/03. Ordered to live LIfe of Prayer and Penance 11/8/05. Died 3/25/13.

Fr. Philip D. Kraus

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Central and Southern Province on its list 12/7/19. Restricted from ministry with minors in 1996. Removed from ministry in 2003. Allegation of abuse in the 1970s, unclear as to where. Noted to be living under supervision. Included by 1/20 on the Peoria diocese's list.

Fr. Lee D. Krautkremer

Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

In 2002 a man filed suit alleging abuse by Krautkremer at age 10 in 1977, and that the Archdiocese had gone back on its 1983 verbal agreement that the priest would be placed where he could not abuse children. Krautkremer was assigned to at least two more parishes. In 1989 he was assigned as a hospital chaplain, where he remained until he was permanently removed in 2002. The Archdiocese paid $20K of Krautkremer's personal loans in 2003. Civil suit dismissed on SOL in 2004; plaintiff appealed. Laicized in 2006. Died 6/15/17.

Fr. Henry R. Krawczyk

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Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Reprimanded in 1986 for providing alcohol and marijuana to minors and for making sexual advances on minors and an an 18-year-old male. Reprimanded in 1992 for giving beer to a minor. Diocese found the complaints unsubstantiated but credible. In 2003 an inebriated 19 year-old Univ. of Pittsburgh football player fell to his death from attic of Krawczyk's church. Krawczyk charged with providing alcohol. Pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter 9/06; received 7 years probation. Civil suit settled 1/06. In 11/06 the diocese received a report from two brothers that Krawczyk had sexually abused their younger brother after plying him with marijuana and alcohol. The alleged victim died by suicide in 8/06. Krawczyk named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Fr. Gerard H. Krebs

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Name included on Erie diocese's list released 4/6/18. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. At least three known alleged victims. Went on "Health Leave 3/90-5/90 to Guest House in MN. In 3/02 a former student of Venango Christian High, where Krebs worked 1964-1970, told diocese Krebs molested him when he was a senior in 1968. Another report 4/01 of abuse of a boy in the late 1960s. In 10/06 a man alleged Krebs sexually abused him in the 1960s where he was a student 1964-68. He said he knew of a 1969 graduate who also alleged abuse by Krebs, and that he also abused other classmates. Krebs was sent in 2002 to St. Luke's in MD. Retired 1/04. Died 5/05.

Fr. Thomas L. Kreiser

Ordained: 1994
Status: Charges Dropped

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Arrested in 12/18 on charges of child sexual abuse after allegations he inappropriately touched a 10-year-old girl at a school in 9/18. Assigned to St. Joseph's in Bronxville at the time. Removed. Indicted in 3/19. Pled not guilty. Charges dropped 9/19; per prosecutors, unable to prove wrongdoing beyond a reasonable doubt. Pastor of St. Gregory's in Garnerville 2008-10, assigned to St. Ann's in Dongan Hills 2010-11. In 2011 pled guitly to stealing $25,000 from St. Gregory's. Sentence to five years' probation and ordered to undergo treatment for gambling and substance abuse. Per news, assigned to St. Patrick's in Yorktown Heights 2011-17, Sacred Heart in Monroe 2017, then St. Joseph's in 7/18.

Fr. Michael J. Krejci

Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Admitted to inappropriately touching two teenagers in 1979. He told the teens' parents shortly after the incidents and apologized. The parents did not want to report the incidents to authorities. In 1986 and again in1994 Krejci told the archdiocese's Vicar of Clergy of the 1979 incidents. He sought treatment in 1991. After his 1994 disclosure he was removed from his parish. The archdiocese sent him to two years of inpatient and outpatient treatment for sexual issues and alcohol. He was reassigned to ministry (with monitoring) in 1996, and again placed on leave in 2002. Laicized, per the archdiocese's list accessed 7/1/13.

Fr. Joseph C. Kremer

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Kremer, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information on the parish where the abuse occurred or when it occurred. In addition to other assignments, he was on the staff at St. John's Seminary, Diocese of St. Cloud. Died 11/18/92.

Fr. Eugene T. Kreuzer

Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Allegation of abuse in 1969 became public in 2004. Kreuzer confirmed that the abuse took place during a fishing trip and involved alcohol consumption. Says that he went to the bishop at the time and asked for a leave of absence. He underwent testing and it was decided he could continue in ministry. He was on sick leave 10/58 through 3/71 before being given a new parish assignment. Retired in 1992. Archbishop decreed life of prayer and penance 3/14/05. Died 5/16/07.

Fr. Michael Francis Krol

Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Austin TX

Ordained for the Diocese of Austin. Named publicly as accused on Austin's list 1/31/19. Included on the Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19. It notes he left the diocese in 1963. Also worked or lived in Brooklyn NY, Chicago IL, Jacarezinho Brazil, London, UK, Runge TX, Enid OK, Sayre OK, Lamar CO, New London CT. Died in 1996. Included in the CO A.G. report 10/22/19 (as Michael J.), noting abuse in the Pueblo diocese of three teenage boys in 1962, each reported the same year to the diocese. Pueblo had accepted Krol in 1961, despite information from Brooklyn diocese about his abuse of boys.

Fr. Jack L. Krough

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Following a recent court order, on 12/16/13 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had "credible" accusations of abuse involving minors. Krough's inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. Diocese updated list 6/23/14 with additional information. Ministerial privileges indefinitely suspended in 6/02 and he left active ministry. Diocese reports he was confronted in 1993 with naked picture of a 16-year-old boy taken in about 1978. Sent to St. Luke's for treatment and reinstated. Removed by diocese again in 1997 after allegation of abuse 1969-71. Sent again to St. Luke's. Assigned as chaplain for the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi in 1999. Ministerial privileges indefinitely suspended in 6/02. Left active ministry after another allegation involving an adult male. Last known to be living in Barron WI. Died 10/12/14. Laicization had been pending.

Fr. Gustave R. Krumm

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1982
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused as seminarian in 1981 of sexual abuse of boy in 1980 at a minor seminary in LA. Order said not credible. Ordained. Worked in Reno, L.A. and Orange. Same accusation deemed credible in 1993 (not by Order). Settlement 1995. To Portland OR 1998. Accused 2002 of more 1980 abuse. Admitted 'indiscretions' in 1970s-80s. To Sacramento; removed 2003. Settlement 3/06. New suit 6/09. Diocese settled with 2 brothers 8/11. Jury found for Order 10/11. Personnel file released 5/12. Laicized 2/06. On Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/19. On Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19.

Fr. Joseph Kruse

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Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Admitted in 1987 to sexual abuse mid- to late- 1980s. Removed from his parish. Received treatment, assigned to hospital ministry. Left ministry in 1989. Shown as absent on sick leave in 1988 Catholic Directory and "absent on leave" per the 1990 and 1995 editions. Name is on Baltimore's 9/26 list of abusive priests.

Fr. Oswald G. Krusing

Ordained: 1926
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Name included on the 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. Krusing retired in 1970 and died in 1995 at age 96. Per his obituary, he spent a year in Rhode Island in the early 1940s as a Trappist monk, then returned to his role as a Milwaukee archdiocesan priest. Served as a Tribunal judge.

Fr. Edward L. Kryston

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. The diocese was aware as early as 5/84 of concerns that Kryston was inappropriately focused on and involved with girls, grade-school and high school aged, at St. Pius X parish, where he was assigned. Transferred in 7/4 to another parish where similar complaints continued, including that he was "drinking and fooling around with girls, arranging a dinner fro two in the rector with an eighth grade girl, and asking a CCD class how they would feel if they were naked answering the telephone." He was also reportedly touching girls' buttocks at school dances. In 1/96 he was sent to St. Luke's Institute for evaluation, then residential treatment. He was returned to parish ministry in 9/96. Placed on leave 2/28/02 and sent to St. John Vianney Manor to live, near a high school. Still there in 11/11.

Fr. Jerome Kucan

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Died: 12/31/2010
Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Croatian Franciscan. Also called John Kucon.  Died 12/31/10. Name included on Erie diocese's list 4/6/18. Included on Harrisburg diocese's 8/1/18 list. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Report to diocese from a 39-year-old man in 3/05 that Kucan sexually abused him from the age of 8 at St. Anthony's Croatian Church in Sharon. Allegedly Kucan performed oral sex on the boy, and another religious brother was sometimes present and would do the same thing. Diocese informed Order. Removed from ministry. Another report to diocese from a woman in 2007 of abuse of her husband when he was an altar boy in the mid-1950s at St. Anthony's. The woman said Kucan also abused her husband's cousins, who died by suicide in 1993. She said she heard other men abused by Kucan also died by suicide.

Fr. Dennis Kucharczyk

Ordained: 1985
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saginaw MI

Suspended in 5/19 for "misconduct" with a minor "years ago." Police had informed the diocese in 3/18 of allegations against Kucharczyk. His accuser said she had contacted a nun with the Office of Child and Youth Protection around 2010, but no response. The woman alleged that, beginning when she was a first or second grader at a Midland parish in the 1980s, Kucharczyk would hug and kiss her on the cheek, hold her hand, give her small gifts, and once had her sit on his lap in a darkened classroom then put his arms around her waist and hands on her inner thighs. She said his behavior continued for years, including sending her "gushy and lovey" letters, emails and texts. He also officiated at her wedding where she said he kissed her on the lips. Kucharczyk denied the allegations. The diocese determined there were boundary violations but, after canonical process, not enough evidence to proceed further. Name was added in 2019 to the diocesan list of accused, then removed in 3/21.

Fr. William J. Kuder

Ordained: 1933
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Charlotte NC

Accused in 1995 of sexually abusing a boy, ages 9-13, beginning in 1952, at St. Joan of Arc in Asheville. The abuse included oral and anal rape. Kuder was said to have driven the boy to rectories 20 and 50 miles away, where he made the boy go to the door alone to seek confession for "sex with a priest." He said Kuder threatened him with eternal damnation if he broke the seal of confession. The boy's two brothers said Kuder similarly abused them at ages 9-13. In 1995 he persuaded Bishop Curlin to apologize to the parish. Curlin acknowledged the abuse of many children by Kuder, who has been referred to as a serial pedophile. Kuder died 8/31/60, before the Charlotte diocese was created from the Raleigh diocese, which until 1971 comprised all of NC. On the Raleigh diocese's list in 10/18. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19.

Fr. Morgan J. Kuhl

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Ordained: 1993
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Arrested 1999 via internet sting. Thought he was meeting 15-year-old boy for sex; traveled to Perth Amboy NJ to meet the 'boy,' who was FBI agent. Reported to have attempted same previously. Sentenced to 4 months in half-way house and 4 months in-house arrest; judge reduced sentence to 5 years' probation and adherence to program at Trinity Retreat in Larchmont. Arrested 2002 for fondling 16-year-old boy in 1999. Pled guilty. Sentenced to 45 days jail and 1 yr probation; given 1-year conditional discharge. In 4/17 last known to be living in Holmes, NY. Alias, Morgan J. Kihl. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Laicized.

Fr. Michael Kuhn

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Ordained: 1997
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Arlington VA

Ordained for the Diocese of Fall River MA. Left Fall River in 2004 to work in the Diocese of Arlington VA and Archdiocese of Baltimore MD as a member of the Youth Apostles Institute. Suspended in 10/18 pending investigation of allegation he had engaged in sexual misconduct with a minor in about 1975, decades prior to ordination, when Kuhn was age 18. He denied the allegation.

Fr. Thomas A. Kuhn

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

Assigned to Elder High School for over twenty years, as teacher, vice-principal, then principal. Left in 1988. Next assigned to a Dayton, OH parish and Alter High School for twelve years. Reports in 1994 and 1997 to archdiocese of inappropriate touch of boys. Kept in ministry. Placed on leave in 2002 after deputies confiscated several parish computers to look for inappropriate material. Indicted on eleven courts of public indecency and providing alcohol to minors 11/01-1/02. Claims involved four boys and one girl. Convicted 2004. Sentenced to five years probation. Violated probation 1/05; spent thirty days in jail. Laicization announced 10/14. Living in 2019 in an Oak Hills home with a former archdiocesan priest personnel director.

Fr. Michael J. Kuisle

Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Following a recent court order, on 12/16/13 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had "credible" accusations of abuse involving minors. Kuisle's inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. Diocese updated information on its list 6/23/14. Voluntarily resigned in 9/71. Died 12/21/71. Separate complaints made to Diocese in 1994 and in 1999 by two female students who said he sexually molested them in the 1960s.

Fr. Thomas J. Kujovsky

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Monsignor. Pastored many parishes. Principal of Holy Spirit School in Mt. Carmel. Head of archives at the Diocesan Center, on diocesan Marriage Tribunal. Allegation of pornography in Kujovsky's room with an image of a nude altar boy. Another time, a book of animated pornography was found in his room that appeared to show child sex abuse. D.A. determined that it was not criminal. Died 3/28/15. Name included on the diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in the 8/14/18 Grand Jury Report.

Fr. Francis G. Kulig

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Complaint to diocese 11/86 from a man alleging Kulig sexually abused his son beginning when the boy was age 12 and continuing until 1985. Kulig admitted to a "relationship" with the boy. In treatment 2/87-8/87, while pastor of St. Mary of the Lake in Lake Winola. Resigned from St. Mary's 8/87, assigned to a convent chaplaincy. Family of victim received $10K settlement. Kulig's faculties removed 7/02. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Anujit Kumar

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Ordained: 2002
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Missionary priest from India. In 9/08 a female altar server reported that Kumar kissed her on the lips several times, using his tongue, then asked for her phone number and gave her is business card and a gift. Other altar servers witnessed the incident. He admitted to the behavior and said he was trying to recruit her for the convent. Victim and her family did not want to prosecute.

Fr. James F. Kuntz

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1977
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Pled guilty in 9/08 to possession of child pornography on computer. Sentenced 2/18/09 to 40 months prison and 5 years supervised release. Former administrator at St. Peter's College in Jersey City. Principal 1984-88 of St. Peter's Prep. Was vice president for mission and ministry at St. Peter's College since 8/04. Included on the Northeast Province Jesuits list of credibly accused 1/15/19.

Fr. Lawrence Kuntz

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Order: CR
Ordained: 1928
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Per news in 6/04, a man said that he was molested at age 7 in 1928 by a "Father Lawrence" at St. Cecilia's. Archdiocese confirmed that a Fr. Lawrence Kuntz worked at the parish 1928-35. He died in 1952. This plaintiff did not file suit against the Archdiocese but is one of three plaintiffs in a class action suit filed against the Vatican. Suit does not include allegations against specific priests. Case against Vatican dropped in 8/10.

Fr. John Baptist Kurcz

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Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

John Baptist/Donald Kurcz. Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as former friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Kurcz's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him except that he left the order in 1958 and married.

Fr. Robert Kurilec

Order: SCJ
Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

First named publicly as accused on the Diocese of San Bernardino's list 10/9/18. Abuse reportedly occurred in 1970 and 1972 in IN, IL and MD. Taught early in career at a minor seminary in Lenox, MA. Worked at Notre Dame High School in Riverside, CA 1980-83. Became Navy chaplain in 1984. San Bernardino diocese aware of allegations in 1987. Reported to U.S. Navy in 1988 and to police in 2002. Sentenced by Vatican to Prayer and Penance.

Fr. Richard James Kurtz

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1977
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Arrested 11/21/11 in Chicago on charges that he sexually assaulted a boy, age 10, in 2001 outside Denver. Pled guilty. Sentenced 12/12. Living at Vianney Renewal Center, Dittmer MO 'under restrictions', but worked at the Columbiere Retreat Center in Clarkston MI 10/08 to 11/11. On MO sex offender registry. Teacher at University of Detroit Jesuit High School at the time of the 2001 assault, visiting Denver. Initial report made 2001 to Jesuits. Arrested 9/29/14 in Dittmer on charges of production, transportation, and possession of child porn, after two priests contacted the FBI. Accused of filming boys on the University of Detroit Jesuit HS hockey team while they changed in the locker room during the 1998-99 season, as well as transporting child porn from Clarkson to Chicago. On Jesuits Midwest list 12/17/18; noted to be incarcerated in federal prison since 2014. On Detroit's list 6/10/19.

Fr. Michael Kurz

Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Working in the Rockford diocese as Judicial Vicar of Diocesan Tribunal when accused in a 5/08 lawsuit filed in Pueblo, CO. Suit claims abuse occurred at Christ the King Church in Pueblo, beginning in 1976 when plaintiff was in his early teens. Rockford said the allegations were unfounded and false since Kurz was not assigned to the parish when abuse is alleged and wasn't yet ordained during another time when abuse was alleged. Settled.

Fr. Mark Kurzendoerfer

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Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Evansville IN

Accused of "improper physical relationship" with a 14-year-old boy in 1981. In 1998 he admitted to soliciting sex from his own 17-year-old nephew. Diocese did not tell authorities. Sent for treatment in 1998, reassigned in 1999. Info became public 2002 when nephew came forward after Kurzendoerfer was removed from parish. Sent for therapy again 2002 after violating restrictions. Moved to Nashville in 2002; worked there until 2004 when boss learned of his past. On diocese's list 2/22/19. It notes four credible allegations and that he admitted to two. Laicized 11/1/09.

Fr. Eugene Kwapisz

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Died: 01/27/1988
Diocese: Diocese of Trenton NJ

Named publicly as accused by Attorney Mitchell Garabedian in 5/21. Subject of a claim settled in 2021 in the low six figures. Allegedly sexually abused an altar boy, ages 13-16, 1983-85, while assigned to St. Casimir in Riverside NJ. The abuse is said to have occurred in the parish rectory and in hotel rooms during trips. Kwapisz died 1/27/88. Per his obituary, Kwapisz worked at Archbishop Curley High School in Baltimore MD for 10 years, then at parishes in PA, NJ and GA.