Former Spokane Priest, Admitted Child Sex Abuser Lives near Schools in Mount Vernon
By Ian Smay
KREM-TV, Ch. 2
January 13, 2020
Patrick O'Donnell admitted to sexually abusing kids while a priest in Spokane. He now lives .6 miles from two schools in Mount Vernon.
Patrick O’Donnell is a name that draws a strong reaction in Spokane.
He’s a large part of the reason the Catholic Diocese of Spokane went bankrupt after it agreed to pay millions of dollars to 28 victims who O’Donnell admitted to sexually abusing in the 1970s.
O’Donnell now lives in a retirement community for people 55 and older, just over half-a-mile from two schools in Mount Vernon, Washington, a suburb an hour north of Seattle.