List of Credibly Accused Clergy
Diocese of St. Augustine
November 06, 2020
The following clergy have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor. A “credible allegation” is one that, after review of reasonably available, relevant information in consultation with the Diocesan Review Board and other professionals, there is reason to believe it occurred. A credible allegation on this list is not equivalent to a finding by a judge or jury that a cleric is liable or guilty for sexual abuse of a minor under civil or criminal law. All clergy identified have been removed from ministry or are deceased.
The Diocese of St. Augustine initially encompassed the state of Florida east of the Apalachicola River and was subsequently split into other dioceses, including the Diocese of Miami in 1958, the Diocese of Orlando in 1968, the Diocese of St. Petersburg in 1968 and the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee in 1975. In 1984, two additional dioceses were formed in Florida – Palm Beach and Venice. All seven dioceses make up the Province of Miami. The clergy listed below have been credibly accused within the Diocese of St. Augustine’s current boundaries.