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. J. Bart Nadal

Order: CR
Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

From Spain. Arrived in the U.S. in 1949. Long career in CO. Pastor of Holy Family in Ft. Collins in 1989 when two young sisters said he molested them. Nadal, 67, said there was a conspiracy against him within the parish. Jury deliberated ten minutes and acquitted him. Held prominent positions, including rector of St. Andrew's Seminary in Denver and collaborator for the Liturgical Congress of the Denver and Pueblo dioceses. Died 2/1/15.

Janice Nadeau

Order: SSND
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Allegation to the diocese in 2018 that Nadeau violently sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl in 1977 at St. Margaret Mary School in Irondequoit, where Nadeau was principal in 1977-85. Nadeau's accuser said the nun dragged her by the ear to the principal's office, slapped her face, knocked her into a wall, straddled her when she fell and yelled "You're a slut" and "Your're inviting rape and you're going to get raped," then reached under her skirt and penetrated her. The diocese's victims' reconciliation program deemed the allegations "completely credible," and Nadeau's accuser was offered a settlement. Nadeau retired at some point to her Order's motherhouse in Wilton, CT. Reported in 3/19 to have advanced dementia and to be living a nursing facility. Accused in a 7/20 lawsuit of sexually assaulting a boy, also a St. Margaret Mary student.

Fr. John B. Nadzam

Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Steubenville OH

Diocese announced 4/09 that it had received a substantiated allegation that Nadzam abused a minor in the 1970s. Civil authorities notified. Nadzam was assigned to several parishes over the years and taught at Catholic Central High School. He died in 2/05. On diocese's list 10/31/18. Noted to have been supsended from ministry in 2004.

Fr. William R. Nagle

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Ordained: 1927
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/22/19. It notes one allegation of abuse, reported after Nagle's death. Died in 1979. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, Nagle's victim was a 13-year-old boy, abused 1973-76. (Not to be confused with Msgr. William A. Nagle.)

Br. Philip Napolitano

Order: HRO
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Las Vegas NV

Member of the Brothers of the Holy Rosary (H.R.O.). Named publicly as accused by the Las Vegas diocese on its list 4/12/19. It noted a canonical trial was to be held by the diocese to determine Napolitano's guilt. Napolitano's LinkedIn page shows he joined his Order in 2/61, and that he taught at Bishop Manogue Catholic High School in Reno 8/73-6/10.

Br. Dermod Nash

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Order: CFC
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Included on the order's list of former and deceased brothers with at least two claims of sexual abuse against them, as required by its bankruptcy settlement in 2014. No details provided as to when and where the alleged abuse occurred. Placing Nash in the Archdiocese of Newark, where the Irish Christian Brothers' North American Province is based. Nash is deceased.


Fr. Michael Patrick Nash

Ordained: 1980
Status: None

Diocese: Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau AK

In 11/02 a man alleged abuse by Nash at ages 11-15 during 1979-82. Other allegations arose during review board's investigation. Nash denied all allegations. Personnel files revealed late Bishop Kenny expressed "concern" from a family in 1990. Diocese settled for $175,740 in 2004 with the man who came forward in 2002. Laicized 2005. Iowa Supreme Court ruled 9/07 that Nash be allowed to join the Iowa Bar. Admitted to the AK bar in 2008 and returned to AK to practice law in 2011. Married a woman in 2014. Nash died in a plane crash at age 68 on 7/11/19.

Br. William J. Nash

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Boise ID

Jesuit brother. As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the Order 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. Nash's name is included on this list. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes claims in 2009 of abuse 1953-59. Nash was assigned 1934-58 to Sacred Heart Mission in Desmet, and 1958-61 to Mount St. Michael's in Spokane, WA. He died 4/7/84.

Fr. William T. Nash

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1915
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the Order 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. Nash's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. (UNPUBLISHED 12/15/19...Bro. WIlliam J. Nash, SJ is the accused, not Rev. William T.)

Fr. Thomas J. Naughton

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Placed on leave in 2002 after allegations he molested a teen in 1978 while president of Jesuit Prep in Dallas. There since 1973; left "in a hurry" in 1979. The school's president in 2002 said he had recently learned of two allegations against Naughton made to school officials in 1979. Working as a visiting priest in the Orange diocese in 2002 when placed on leave. Had also worked at Jesuit High schools in New Orleans, LA; Tampa, FL; El Paso, TX; Houston, TX. Left the Jesuits in 2009. Died in 2012. On Jesuit Central and Southern Provinces list 12/7/18. (Noted to not be Bro. Thomas Naughton, SJ of Missouri Province.) On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. On Atlanta's list in 2019.

Fr. Francis X. Nawn

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1951
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

Accused in a 12/04 lawsuit of abusing a boy 1963-64. Eight more plaintiffs, including one woman, added in 2005. Claims included in 11/07 settlement with the Jesuits. No settlement with diocese. Accused of abuse of three in a 2009 civil suit against the order. Two or more pending claims shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks diocese 1/25/10. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes claims in 2005, 2006 and 2009 of abuse 1962-63. 1964-68, 1969-71, 1973-73, 1979-81 and 1986-88. Nawn died 10/01/92.

Fr. Henry Nawn

Ordained: 1955
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of five boys in their mid-teens in the 1960s. First allegation not received by the archdiocese until 1997. Retired in 1991. Nawn died in 1996. Named in 2004 and 2006 civil suits. Suit rejected by 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in 11/07.

Fr. Giles L. Nealen

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Order: OSB
Ordained: 1951
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Monk of St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe. On Erie diocese's list 4/6/18. Retired 1992. Died 12/29/96. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report, which noted Nealen's "long history of sexually abusing numerous young boys." Order and Diocese of Greensburg in 1972 knew Nealen was "involved in an inappropriate incident" when pastor of St. Bruno in South Greensburg PA. Moved in 1972 to St. James in Waynesburg OH, Youngstown diocese. In Brazil 1964-67. Letter to diocese 1/93 from man alleging abuse at age 13 by Nealen 23 years prior at Queen of the World parish in St. Mary's PA. The man said Nealen also abused his two friends. In 2/02 a woman told the diocese she knew of at least three men molested as boys by Giles, one of whom had just been arrested for molesting young boys. Another woman alleged in 2004 that her 11-year-old son was molested 30 years prior by Nealen at Queen of the World. On Youngstown diocese's list 10/29/18. Suit in 8/20 claimed abuse in 1968 of his nephew, age 11.

Fr. Daniel J. Nealon

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Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Name released in 4/02 as a priest no longer in active ministry because of allegations in the past of abuse of minors. He had been accused of abusing a deaf boy of about age 13 in the late 1980s. Nealon denied the allegation at the time and said that he had been exonerated after an investigation. He was absent on leave 1992-95. Left the priesthood, married, became a lawyer.

Br. Walter D. Neary

Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Included on the order's list of former and deceased brothers with at least two claims of sexual abuse against them, as required by its bankruptcy settlement in 2014.  Neary was accused of sexually abusing at least two students at Brother Rice High School in the 1960s. Deceased.


Fr. Kenneth T. Nee

Ordained: 1953
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Faculties removed in 2002 due to allegations of sexual misconduct with a teenager in the 1960s. Died 2/19/06. Accused in a lawsuit in 8/19 of of abuse of a child, ages 8-10, in 1991-93. The child attended Our Lady Fatima in Port Washington. Included in 3/21 on the diocese's list of accused, noting abuse allegedly occurring at Our Holy Redeemer in Freeport, where he 1962-79.

Fr. Joseph T. Neeson

Ordained: 1890
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Accused in a 2002 lawsuit of abusing an altar boy in either 1951-52 or 1954-55. Plaintiff filed the suit pro se. Neeson retired in 1965 and died in 1966. He had been a priest for 76 of his 99 years. He was believed to have been the longest-serving priest in the US. Plaintiff was in prison serving time for forgery, sexual abuse, theft, and being a persistent felon when he filed suit.

Br. Christian Neetz

Order: TOR
Status: Accused

Died: 10/12/2002
Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Per 3/15/16 PA Grand Jury Presentment, Neetz raped a child in the 1950s while assigned to Highland Hall in Hollidaysburg, as reported by the victim in 2009. The report said further that the victim was abused by other members of the T.O.R. Franciscans years later. Neetz worked also in VA, MD, DC, OH, and FL. He died 10/12/02.

Fr. William P. Neiman

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Accused in 12/07 of repeatedly molesting a boy in 1977-78, beginning when the boy was age 15. The alleged abuse included fondling over and under clothes and occurred in a choir loft. Neiman succeeded Rev. Gerald Joyal as pastor; the same boy was allegedly abused repeatedly by Joyal in 1969-75, beginning when the boy was age 8. Neiman is deceased, per the diocese's list 7/31/19.

Fr. Ephren Neri

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Ordained: 1945
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

From the Yucatan archdiocese in Mexico. Lawsuit filed in 11/19 by a woman claiming rape at age 7 in 1958 by Neri while he was assigned to Christ the King parish in San Bernardino. He was also accused in 1958 of fathering a child, which he denied. Per the 1959 Official Catholic Directory, which reflects 1958-59, Neri was on sick leave. The 1960 Directory shows him as at a Servants of the Paraclete retreat house in Canton, OH, followed by assignments in Fresno, CA. Incardinated into then Fresno diocese in 1965. Again on sick leave 1976-82. Died 5/30/82.

Fr. Edmund W. Netter

Ordained: 1951
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Accused in 2/26/04 lawsuit of sexually abusing a girl 1973-79, starting when she was age 9. Alleged abuse occurred weekly or biweekly in the St. Anthony's rectory in Nanuet NY, where he was pastor, and at a house during vacations with the girl's family when the rest of the family was at the beach. Netter was made monsignor in 1986. He died 4/11/98. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Claims against Netter eligible for the IRCP.

Fr. Michael T. Neuberger

Ordained: 1962
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Accused in a 1993 civil suit of sexually abusing a boy 1964-66. The plaintiff also sued two insurance companies. Accused in a 1994 suit of abusing a boy in 1968. In 6/97 the WI Supreme Court dismissed the suits and five more against other priests after ruling that victims with repressed memories of sexual abuse have just two years after reaching the age of majority to file complaints. Dismissed from the clerical state in 1998. Neuberger appealed. In 2008 the archbishop, with the Vatican's authorization, gave Neuberger the status of "fully restricted from public ministry."

Fr. Louis I. Newman

Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Retired in 2002. Reportedly, his priestly faculties were removed because of allegations of sexual misconduct. He had been working in the San Diego diocese for at least 10 years, having left Rockville Centre in the late 1980s. Died 12/2/11. Included in 3/21 on the Rockville Centre diocese's list of accused, which notes abuse allegedly occurring at a private house and in Newman's car. No time-frame shown.

Fr. Bruce Neylon

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Pastor of Holy Trinity in 5/19 when suspended due to an allegation he sexually abused a 14- or 15-year-old boy in the early 1980s. Neylon denied the allegation. The diocese deemed it credible. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused in 1/21, which notes that Neylon's faculties had been removed.

Fr. Anthony Ngwumohaike

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel files on Ngwumohaike and two other priests released in 1/04 and contained allegations of abuse. All three priests remained in active ministry because the allegations were either anonymous or withdrawn, per church spokesman. Ngwumohaike was priest and chairman of the General Council of the Nigerian Catholic Community in Boston, per website accessed 5/18/04. Name not found on website 8/2/07. Working in Okporo, Orlu diocese, in Nigeria in 2010.

Fr. Tran Dinh Nhi

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Arlington VA

From Vietnam. Arrived in the U.S. in 1975, assigned to the Arlington diocese. Incardinated into the diocese in 1980. Placed on leave in 5/06 after allegations he abused two girls 1975-1980. Diocese deemed allegations credible. Nhi contested the finding. On the diocese's list in 2/19. Final determination of his canonical status pending.

Fr. Richard W. Nichols

Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Parish priest, child psychologist. In 2009 a man stated publicly that Nichols raped him at age 13 in 1966 when he was an altar boy at SS. Peter and Paul, where Nichols was assigned. He said he told his parents who felt they couldn't challenge the Church. In 1980 two boys told their parents they were abused by Nichols as altar boys at St. Aloysius in West Allys in the 1970s. The parents went to the pastor, who suggested the boys write a letter to Archbishop Weakland. At least one did. The Archdiocese offered counseling but allowed Nichols to continue in ministry. One of the two in 2002 said the abuse started in 1974 and included rape. Nichols admitted in 1984 to sexual abuse of a boy, who was his patient, in 1978. Complaints filed in 1983 and in 1985. After publicity, Nichols surrendered his psychology license and was removed from ministry. He died in 1996 at age 63.

Fr. Stephen J. Nichols

Ordained: 1986
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Burlington VT

Diocese received complaint in 2005; investigated internally over four months before reporting to police. Attorney General's office investigated. Placed on leave 4/3/06. Charged 9/06 with sexually molesting a male teen. Nichols claimed that the victim was the aggressor in the incident. Pled guilty 5/1/07; sentenced to 30 days jail and two years probation. Resigned as pastor 6/7/07. Laicized 1/23/15.

Fr. John P. Nickas

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Died 10/09/08. A $75K settlement involving claims against Nickas announced 5/15/13. Accused of sex abuse of a boy on several occasions 1970-72, at St. Rocco's in Newark. Also accused of giving the boy alcohol. A second man alleged that he was molested as a child while staying at a Newark homeless shelter founded by Nickas. The diocesan review board deemed both allegations not credible. After the first settlement, attorney asked that this man's claims be re-investigated. On archdiocese's list 2/13/19. Multiple alleged victims noted.

Fr. James R. Nickel

Order: SSCC
Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Worked in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA, the Winona MN and Fall River MA dioceses and the Diocese of Nassau, Bahamas. Went on to Damien Ministries in Washington DC. Died 1/20/08. In 4/12 attorney Mitchell Garabedian announced the settlement of at least one claim regarding Nickel. Two more lawsuits filed 12/31/14 alleging sexual abuse of boys in Fall River diocese, one in the 1970s, the other in the 1980s. Diocese settled for $880K in 4/17 with eight men claiming abuse as boys by Nickel. The abuse was said to have occurred on Cape Cod, and on trips to the Bahamas, IL, NY, Washington DC, RI and NH. Included in 1/21 on the Fall River diocese's list of credibly accused.

Br. David J. Nickerson

Order: BGS
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Known as "Brother Dave" while ministering in Milwaukee in the 1980s, Nickerson confessed in 2007 to abuse of a 9- or 10-year-old boy in the mid-1980s at St. Vincent De Paul school. This was only after another "Brother Dave" (David Sanders) had been arrested, convicted at trial, and given a 15- year sentence as of 1/07. The real Brother Dave was arrested in 6/08 in MO and was being returned to WI. In treatment at RECON in MO as of 7/08. Sentenced to 5 years in prison.

Fr. Leonard Bernard Nienaber

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Ordained: 1934
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Lexington KY

Ordained for the Diocese of Covington, which then encompassed Lexington. (The Lexington diocese was established in 1988.) Assigned 1960-79 to Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary in Lexington. Indicted in 1993 at age 86. Convicted in 1994 on 10 counts of sexual abuse of as many as 18 minors. Sentenced to 10 years (probated) and admittance to St. Jean Vianney Renewal Center in Dittmer, MO. In 2002 and 2003 17 women and a man filed suit. In a 12/03 settlement, 20 of 24 claims against the diocese were Nienaber victims. Age 97 and still living at the Vianney Center in 12/03; ordered by diocese to remain there after his 10 year sentence ended. Died 11/19/06, age 99. Included on the Diocese of Covington's list 7/31/20. On the Lexington diocese's list in 8/20.

Fr. Jack Niland

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Died: 08/5/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Capuchin Franciscan Friar of the Province of St. Mary, ordained in NY. Worked on Guam 1976-99 then Pearl City, HI 1999-2008. Teacher, counselor, pastor, vice-provincial. (First Guam assignment was assistant parish priest under Rev. Anthony Apuron who later became bishop, and in 2017 has many accusations against him of child sex abuse.) Nilan died 8/5/09 in New York. He was accused in a 6/17 lawsuit of molesting a 14-year-old boy in the rectory of Our Lady of Mt Carmel parish in Agat in 1982. The boy aspired to be a priest and was living at the rectory. Suit filed 10/17 by man alleging rape as a 10-year-old altar boy by Niland, in about 1979, during confessions.

Fr. Michael Stephen Nocita

Ordained: 1977
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse of three minors 1975-85, per 2004 archdiocesan report. Named in at least one suit. One allegation of abuse 1980-82 reported to police in 1988. Removed in 1991. Faculties revoked in 2000. Claims included in $660M L.A. settlement in 7/07. Accused in a 9/12 suit of abuse of a girl in 1980 at St. Paul High in Santa Fe Springs. She claimed counseling paid for by the church prevented her from filing suit in 2003 during CA window. Laicized in 2006. Personnel file released 1/13. Claims included in 2/18/14 $13M settlement.

Fr. Paul M. Nogaro

Ordained: 1971
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Pastor of St. Stephen's on Grand Island when accused by a man in his early 60s in a lawsuit 8/19 of raping and molesting him at age 11. Nogaro denied the allegations. Suspended. Retired. The man also accused Revs. Frank Tuchols, Peter Popadick and a "Fr. Mike," as well as two teachers at St. Mary of Sorrows church and school. He said the abuse occurred at St. Mary's and at Bishop Fallon High School. The accuser reportedly would not cooperate in the investigation; the Review Board deemed the allegations against Nogaro and Popadick unsubstantiated. Nogaro returned to ministry 1/17/20. On 1/23/20 a second lawsuit was filed, claiming Nogaro abused a boy, ages 10-12 in the 1990s. Again, the Diocesan Review Board found that it could not substantiate the allegations, and the diocese announced in 8/21 that Nogaro would be allowed to resume  ministry.

Fr. James F. Nolan

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Ordained: 1929
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 1957. In 11/03 a 75-year-old man reported to the diocese that when he was a 15-year-old altar boy, Nolan groped him. The man stated that he felt he could now put the matter behind him. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. John W. Nolin

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Sent for treatment in 1982 after admitting to a long history of involvement with adult women. [See Attorney General 's report for relevant documents.] In 3/94 a woman in her 30s and her sister and brother told the diocese that Nolin was sexually involved in the 1960s and '70s with their mother when they were children. The priest had the family move into a house he owned Keene. The woman said that when she was age 12 or 13, Nolin would come into her bedroom and touch her genital area under her nightgown. Nolin denied abusing the girl. Faculties removed in 6/94. The diocese reportedly told his alleged victim they believed her but that there was not enough evidence to take action. Name not on list sent to Attorney General's office; it was sent separately a month later. Laicized in 11/06, announced in 1/07. Last known to be living in New Mexico.

Fr. Edward Noonan

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Ordained: 1914
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Stockton CA

From Ireland. Ordained in Salt Lake City, UT, where he worked for ten years. Transferred to the San Francisco Bay Area. Elevated to monsignor in 1962. Pastor of St. Gertrude' s in Stockton 1943-66. Retired to Ireland in 1969. Died 1/20/70. Named publicly as accused by the Stockton diocese on its list 2/23/17. Abuse alleged to have occurred 1952-55, 1959-62, 1965, and 1967, reported in 2003 and 2014.

Fr. Clifford A. Norman

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Named publicly as accused in the CO A.G. report 10/22/19. Allegation in 1998 to the diocese that Norman repeatedly sexually abused an altar boy, age 12, in 1968, while pastor of Sacred Heart in Avondale. Norman denied the abuse. He left the Pueblo diocese in 1975 and moved to central Mexico, where he founded a home for abused and neglected children. He died 5/3/13 in Colon, Queretaro, Mexico.

Br. Edmund Normantowicz

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Order: MS
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Lake Charles LA

La Salette Missionary. Per the 1989 Catholic Directory was also a permanent deacon in St. Louis. By 1999 he was a permanent deacon in the Lake Charles diocese. Named publicly as accused by the Lake Charles diocese on its list updated in 11/19. (Name misspelled Normanmtowicz, first name Edward, but is Edmund in Directories and father's 2014 obituary.) Lake Charles' list notes accusations of sexual abuse of minors, occurring 1976-78 and 1980 in Sulphur, LA and reported to the diocese in 2003 and 2019. Prohibited from ministry. Appears to have been long living with his order in Hartford, CT.

Fr. Francis L. Norris

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Died: 03/24/1985
Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Lawsuit filed 11/30/07 claimed Norris attempted rape in 1962 of a boy attending Salesianum School. Suit alleged school, order and diocese had prior knowledge of abuse by Norris. He died in 1985. In 4/09 three more plaintiffs filed suit claiming abuse at the same school. Case against diocese settled 10/30/09. Jury found order liable 11/09 but awarded no damages. New trial ordered 2/22/11. Name released as part of 8/11 Oblate $24.8M settlement with 40 individuals.

Fr. Michael E. Nowak

Ordained: 1997
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Pastor at St. Theresa of Liseiux Parish in Kenosha when removed in 5/11 after a 14-year-old girl's parents complained to police that he had recently made inappropriate telephone call(s) (containing sexually-explicit language) to the girl. No physical contact took place per the archdiocese. A second girl, age 17, also filed a complaint saying she received the same type of calls from him. Charged. Pled guilty in 7/11. Sentenced to 30 days in jail and one year probation. A former nurse, Nowak was granted a partial registered nurse license in 2012 and a full license in 2013.

Fr. Randolph Nowak

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Worked in New York, Guam and Hawaii. Accused in a 2008 letter to Order's NY provincial of abusing a boy 1961-66, when the boy attended St. Mary's Seminary High School in Glenclyffe, NY. The accuser produced correspondence that substantiated his claim, including an apology from Nowak. Order has paid for counseling for him. Faculties had been removed in 2004 for past allegations that "arose elsewhere." Nowak worked in almost every parish in Guam staffed by his Order. Retired and living in Guam at Capuchin Friary in 4/17; there since at least 2007.

Fr. C. Richard Nowery

Order: CSC
Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Austin TX

Accused in 1986 of sexually abusing two boys in Austin, TX. Sent for treatment then approved for return to ministry. Worked for the order for eight years recruiting and guiding new members, with no unsupervised access to children. Assigned in 1994 to a New Orleans parish where he was made pastor in 1995. Placed on leave in 2002 after review of personnel file. Officials there said they had no knowledge of his past. On New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18. Died in 2018. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. On Austin diocese's list 1/31/19. On order's list 6/12/19.

Fr. Aaron Nowicki

Ordained: 2016
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Arrested in a sting operation in 8/21, attempting to meet who he thought was a 14- or 15-year-old for sex in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Nowicki had reportedly been removed from ministry in the Diocese of Marquette WI in 2019 for alleged inappropriate sexual conduct with a vulnerable adult.


Fr. George A. Nuedling

Ordained: 1948
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

As of 2002 Nuedling, who died 1/29/94, had been accused of abuse by five people. The first complaints surfaced in 1986 when a man said that Nuedling had abused him and possibly his brother as boys in the 1960s. Bishop Sklba confronted Nuedling who acknowledged misconduct. Another complaint was received in 1993 and Nuedling was forced to resign. At least ten suits were filed in 2002 and 2003. All were dismissed due to the statute of limitations. Most later settled.

Fr. Francis E. Nugent

Order: SDB
Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Died: 01/20/2011
Diocese: Diocese of Paterson NJ

A woman told the Salesians in 1994 that Nugent abused her and two of her brothers. Nugent was sent for therapy, then reassigned. The woman complained again to the order in 1998 after she discovered that Nugent was working at a youth camp. The order settled with her in 1998 for $250K. Per the woman, she was part of a group of up to 8 children Nugent regularly abused in the 1970s. Another suit was settled in 2008, claiming abuse of a male Don Bosco Prep student 1977-76. Named in a suit filed by four former junior seminary students. Died at 89 on 1/20/11 in Italy, where he had lived for many years. Included in 3/20 on the Salesians list of credibly accused.

Fr. Emeh Nwaogu

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Ordained: 1977
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

From Nigeria. Admitted in 1999 to abuse of girl, age 12. Convicted. Sentenced to five years prison. Named in civil suit by his victim. Diocese previously ignored complaints that he had sexually harassed adult women. May have been paroled in 2003 and sent back to Nigeria. On Dallas diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Mieczyslaw F. Nycz

Ordained: 1994
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

"Matt." 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 Nycz and two other priests, Revs. Gregory Dobson and Adolph Kowalczyk. 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. Nycz was pastor of SS. Peter and Paul in Williamsville when placed on leave due to the allegations. The three priests denied "ever committing any acts of abuse." In 10/21 the diocese's review board determined that the allegations against Nycz, Dobson and Kowalczyk were unsubstantiated. All three were reinstated.

Fr. W. James Nyhan

Ordained: 1973
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Allegations in 1993 and 1997, per archdiocesan records. Removed 2in 002. Arrested in 2003 in Charleston SC for abuse in 1979-80. Was a visiting priest there. Criminal trial in 4/06. Allegations in both Boston and Charleston. Pled guilty just prior to start of criminal trial 4/25/06. A 30-year sentence was changed to 5 years probation. Civil suit in Charleston settled at mediation in 8/06. Involuntary laicization announced by the Boston Archdiocese in 3/07. On Charleston diocese's list 3/29/19.