Priests with Public Allegations:
Foundation of a National Database

Many thousands of Catholic priests have committed sexual crimes against children in the last 50 years. A study commissioned by the bishops and working only with diocesan records has counted 4,392 priests against whom there are allegations, but did not identify those priests. Now a database created by attorney Sylvia Demarest will provide names and documentation for over half the priests with known accusations. Demarest and her lead researcher Trish McLelland (pictured above) worked for eleven years to create an unsurpassed archive of the Catholic abuse crisis, and Ms. Demarest donated the archive to, so that the information could be made public. Our first task will be to post a list of the publicly accused priests whose names are not yet listed on the database or on other national databases. We will complete this task by the end of 2004.

This is a first step in a multi-year project to post information and court documents on all priests against whom there are public accusations, as well as reports and other resources unavailable elsewhere. (See our Frequently Asked Questions.) As an example of the riches that will be available in this remarkable archive, we offer the bishops' own Restoring Trust, their 1994-95 attempt to assess and solve the crisis. Often cited, this important document has been extremely difficult to find, until now.

Last Name First Name Middle Name   Citation Diocese / Order Vic- tims M/F Dispos- ition Ord Year Ord ST Occur Year Occur ST Occur Diocese Notes
Abdon Andrew     Santa Fe New Mexican 5/18/95, 10/3/96; court filings in 3 cases Christian Brothers 4 MF Settled 1936 LA 1955-57 NM Santa Fe Abdon (1917-77) had legal name John Christenson. Two brothers and another man claim abuse while in elementary school by Br. Abdon and other Christian Brothers at St. Michael's in Santa Fe and at College of Santa Fe. Each filed lawsuit, the last of which was settled in October 1996. A woman filed suit in 1995 alleging that she was abused by Abdon at St. Michaels. The woman may have later committed suicide.
Abeywickrema Lionel Augustine   Linkup Article Santa Fe 3 F Retired 1951 NM 1960s NM Santa Fe Archdiocese of Santa Fe settled in 6/93 with three sisters who accused Abeywickrema of molesting them in mid-1960s at St. Bernadette's in Albuquerque, when the girls were 6 to 14 years old. "Fr. Augie" denied the allegations. Settlement amount was not disclosed.
Alvesteffer Eugene F.   Grand Rapids Press 5/17/02 Grand Rapids 1 ? Dead 1965 MI 1970s MI Grand Rapids Alvesteffer's name appeared on list of accused priests from the Grand Rapids diocese in May 2002. There apparently was a single allegation while Alvesteffer was serving Ludington in 1970s. According to the Official Catholic Directory, Alvesteffer was an assistant at St. Simon's in Ludington 1968-71. Per the 1988 Directory, he was "on special assignment".
Amsden Thomas J.   Indianapolis Star 7/27/04; AP 7/27/04 Indianapolis 1 M Left priesthood 1968 IN 1972-77 IN Indianapolis Per July 2004 articles, one man has filed suit alleging abuse by Amsden and another priest, Carlton J. Beever, at St. Mary Parish in Greensburg IN 1972-77. Amsden was associate pastor at the church from 1973-77 and left the priesthood in 1995 to get married. Amsden has denied the claim. The claimant was born in 1967 and first made the allegations in approximately 2002 in letter to the archdiocese. Articles say archdiocese did not investigate at the time because the claimant refused to talk to them.
Anderson Roger     Los Angeles Archdiocesan Report 2/17/04 Capuchins 2 ? Dead     1981-83 CA Los Angeles Anderson is named in list released by Archdiocese of Los Angeles on 2/17/04. List shows two accusers and incidents 1981-83. No further information located. He is listed as in San Francisco in the 1960 Official Catholic Directory, in Oregon in the 1970 Directory, and in Los Angeles in the 1980 Directory. His name does not appear in 1988 directory, so we have no ordination date for him.
Aranda Sofronio "Pon"   Diocese of Orange Web Site, "Diocese Names Clergy Allegedly Accused"; OC Weekly, 7/9-15/04; Riverside CA Press Enterprise, Obituary, 3/26/96 Orange                 Per 2004 news release, the Diocese of Orange named Aranda as one of six priests accused of the sexual abuse of minors. Allegations against all six were received during 2003. The diocese termed the accusations credible. Per March 1996 obituary, Aranda was born in the Philippines and came to the states in 1975. He worked in the Corona for 5 years and moved to Texas in 1992 or 1993. In Texas he served the Cathoic Diocese of Galveston-Houston and was chaplain at Ben Taub Hospital. Aranda's name appears on the Necrology listing for the Archdiocese of Capiz in the Philippines. His Name does not appear in 1993 Catholic Directory. Per July 2004 article, Aranda's last assignment in Orange Dioces was in 1979. He disappeared for 2 years and then surfaced in 1981 in Diocese of San Bernardino where he worked for 8 years. He ended up at Soboba Indian Reservation in San Jacinto in 1991.
Arceneaux Jules M.   Lafayette LA Advertiser 7/17/04; TV 10 KLFY, 7/21/04 Lafayette     FBI Inves- igating 1990 LA 2004 LA Lafayette Per July 2004 articles, Arceneaux has been placed on leave from his parish assignment pending an investigation into suspected pornography on a rectory computer in St. Francis Regis parish in Arnaudville. Reports do not indicate if the pornography was child or "hard core" pornography. FBI has seized the computer and is investigating. Per a subsequent article, Arceneaux's atty claims that a "young man" has confessed to downloading images and that his client will be cleared and returned to duty. Diocese has said that it will not return Arceneaux to duty until the investigation is complete, despite the attorney's statement that someone else has confessed and despite petitions from parishioners. Arceneaux has not been indicted or cleared. Delays are blamed on overworked federal prosecutor and fact that investigating FBI agent has been testifying in lengthy trial.
Arias Andreas     Kiesel, Boucher & Larson Web site, "Child Molestation Cases, visited 12/18/03 Los Angeles?                 Arias' name appears on list of priests who have been accused of child molestation. This list published on website of Kiesel Boucher & Larson, LLP, California firm handling many of the priest sexual abuse suits filed in 2003. Unable to locate additional information on this individual as of 1/12/03.
Augustyn Thaddeus     WI Circuit Court, Washburn County, Complaint, John HH Doe v. St. Joseph's, Diocese of Superior, et al., 4/92 Superior 1+ M Dead   WI 1950s to 1960s WI Superior Augustyn died in 1981. Civil suit filed in 1992 alleges abuse of one boy from 1955-1961 and that Augustyn would also abuse other boys at the rectory of St. Joseph's church in Shell Lake WI. His name appears in the 1960 Official Catholic Directory, and he is shown as "retired" in the 1980 Directory.
Authier Charles     Grossmith, "Allegations Revealed," Manchester Union Leader, 10/12/02 Manchester 1+ M Dead <1960 NH       Man accused Authier of abuse in Dover NH. Complainant was 12 at time and says Authier would visit him in his room on pretense of helping with homework and then perform oral sex on youth. Suit that settled in 10/02 for $950,000 listed Authier and 6 other priests as abusers of 16 men. Also listed Diocese and Bishop of Manchester as defendants. Authier died in 1980. His name appears in 1960, 1970 and 1980 Official Catholic Directories.
Aviles Jose "Joe"   Parker, "S.A. Priest," San Antonio Express News, 2/24/04; Parker, "Bishops Detail Clergy Abuse," San Antonio Express News, 2/27/04; Parker, "Punishing the Wayward," San Antonio Express News, 4/28/02 San Antonio 1     1990 TX       Per 2/04 articles, Aviles was placed on leave by the archdiocese over accusations involving an incident with a minor teenager in 1985 shortly before Aviles entered seminary. A complaint was received by the archdiocese in 8/03, but Aviles was not immediately removed because the incident occurred prior to his ordination and the archdiocese was not sure canon law applied to his situation. The archdiocese now has found the allegation to be "substantive" and Aviles has been sent for long-term residential psychological treatment. A 4/28/02 article identifies Aviles as director of the vocations office at Assumption Seminary.
Babcock Timothy     Trent, "4 Priests, Archdiocese Face Sexual Abuse Suit," Detroit News, 5/24/94; "Man Alleges," Cleveland Plain Dealer, 6/5/94 Detroit 1 M Leave 1968 MI Late 1960s MI Detroit Suit filed Wayne County District Court alleges that complainant was repeatedly raped and fondled in the 1960s, at 14-18 years of age, by Babcock, Gary Berthiaume, Leonard R. Foisy, and Ronald Edward Modras. Foisy was an administrator at St. John's Seminary in Plymouth; Modras, Berthiaume, and Babcock were in training there; the complainant attended a nearby church. The complainant's memory of the abuse was triggered by a traumatic family event in 10/93, and the complainant made an allegation to the archdiocese in that month. In 5/94, the archdiocese stated that its investigation had found no information "that would qualify these allegations as credible." Babcock denied the charges. We have no information on the disposition of the case. In an unrelated 1977 case, Berthiaume pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy, and served 6 months in prison.
Baccellieri Joseph A.   Becker and Estimada, "Archdiocese of Portland Faces," KGW Channel 8, 2/23/04; Archdiocese, "Statement," KGW Channel 8, 2/23/04; Green, "Archdiocese Faces," Oregonian, 2/24/04.                   According to 2/04 articles, two men filed suits alleging abuse by Baccelliere in 1970s at Central Catholic High School in Portland. Attorney for plaintiff played a secretly recorded tape wherein Baccelliere seemed to admit molesting one of the plaintiffs and indicating that there were other victims. Article goes on to say that Baccelliere was placed on leave in 1992 after allegation of abuse in 1970s involving teenage males. He went to rehabilitation and was then reassigned to several parishes beginning in 1994. Archdiocese says he was reassigned on limited basis under close supervision. The 2002 Official Catholic Directory shows Baccelliere "absent on leave," but article says he retired in 2002 because of the national "zero tolerance" policy. He had studied canon law in 2001.
Banach Edwin     Webster, "2 Allege Abuse," Rockford IL Register Star, 9/5/02. Franciscan 2 M Dead 1941 IL 1960s MI Rockford According to 9/5/02 article, the Franciscan Friars are investigating allegations that Banach abused 2 boys 1963-70 at St. Anthony of Padua church. One person alleged abuse and the other alleged that Banach made sexual overtures. Banach, who died in 1984, spent 9 years at St. Anthony as an assistant shortly after his ordination in 1941. He was then pastor of a church in California until 1963, when he came back to St. Anthony's as pastor. In 1970 Banach was transferred back to California, again as pastor.
Barcelo Louis P.   Boy Scouts of America Web Site, "Sexual Abuse by National & Diocesan Catholic Scouters," visited 11/18/02. Holy Cross Fathers     Dead? 1938 NM       Per article from Web page, Barcelo had been actively involved in scouting and Catholic scouting in 1920s, and had even written the guidebook Scouting for Catholics. By 1946 he had completely withdrawn from the program. BSA and Catholic Committee documents refer to "the unfortunate unpleasantness in which Fr. Louis has become involved" and suggest that questions about the absence of Barcelo be answered by saying that his supervisors needed him for other work. Others mention "scandal." Despite this paper trail, Barcelo was subsequently given Scouting's highest award.
Barrett John F.   "Four Priests Accused," AP, 5/5/02; Falsani, "Tearful Priest: I'm Innocent," Chicago Sun Times, 5/8/02; Sanchez, "'I Am Innocent,'" Chicago Daily Herald, 5/8/02; Heinzmann, "Diocese, Alleged Victim at Odds," Chicago Tribune, 5/23/02; Freedman and Heinzmann, "Diocese Reinstates," Chicago Tribune, 6/9/02. Joliet 1 M Cleared by diocese and retirned to duty. 1959 IL 1968 IL Joliet Barrett was cleared by a diocesan investigation on 6/10/02 and allowed to return to duty. Diocese said claims could not be substantiated and victim was not cooperating. In 5/02 Barrett was placed on leave regarding old accusation that he molested an 8th-grade boy in Catholic school at Notre Dame church in Clarendon Hills in 1968. The original claim of abuse was made in 1991 but the man says that the Joliet diocese cancelled meeting with him at the last minute when he wanted to bring either his wife or attorney with him. The victim let the matter drop until 2002 when an investigator for the diocese contacted him. In 2002 the alleged victim said that Barrett's attorney threatened a slander lawsuit if matter proceeded. Barrett was formerly director of communications for the diocese and acted as spokesman for previous offenders.
Beever Carlton J.   Indianapolis Star 7/27/04; AP 7/27/04 Indianapolis 1 M On leave 2004 1974 IN 1972-77 IN Indianapolis According to 7/04 articles, one man has filed suit alleging abuse by Beever and a former priest, Thomas Amsden (see above), at St. Mary parish in Greensburg 1972-77. Beever was associate pastor at the church 1977-81 and was the claimant's physical education teacher. The claimant was born in 1967 and first made the allegations in approximately 2002 in letter to the archdiocese. Articles say archdiocese did not investigate at the time because claimant refused to talk to them. Beever was not placed on leave by the archdiocese until after the suit was filed. For 10 years beginning in 1990s, Beever worked in the archdiocese's AIDS ministry. He was pastor of St. Philip Neri church in Indianapolis when he was placed on leave.
Bender Claude J. P Rubino RICO Complaint, see William C. O'Connell file. Camden 1 M   1955 NJ 1970s-1990s NJ Camden Accused of being part of John P. Kelly's sex ring, including William Titmas, John Bernard, and Joe Shannon. See also pleading in file of William C. O'Connell and James McIntyre. Bender is on sick leave per 1990 Official Catholic Directory but does not appear in 1995 Directory.
Benjamin Carl Byron P Chavez, "Quadriplegic Man's Suit Charges Priest with Sexual Abuse," News Tribune, 11/4/94; First Amended Complaint for Damages, Dixon and Doe v. Benjamin et al., No. C94-5432 FDB, US District Court at Tacoma, 11/2/94. National Polish 1 M     WA 1993-94 WA Polish Catholic Church--Pe Ell WA Defendant is member of National Polish Catholic Church of America and was living in Pe Ell WA. Civil suit filed in 1994 alleges Benjamin was caretaker of 21-year-old quadraplegic man and sexually abused him 1993-94. Benjamin denied the charges, but a search of his home turned up pornographic videos. The complainant alleged that Benjamin showed him homosexual pornography and then raped and molested him.
Berbena Christopher   P Los Angeles Archdiocesan Report 2/17/04 Franciscan 1     1980 CA 1980 CA Los Angeles Berbena's name appears on list of priests accused of abuse which was released by the Los Angeles archdiocese on 2/17/04. List shows one abuser and that abuse occurred in 1980. Berbena was active priest and part of the Oakland diocese per 2002 Official Catholic Directory. Unable to locate additional information about him or when/if he was removed from duty.
Bernard John P. P Guenther, "Questions, Criticisms Mounting for the Church," Cherry Hill NJ Courier Post, 4/14/02; Levine, "Diocese Sex Scandal Hits TV," Cherry Hill NJ Courier Post, 7/20/02. Buffalo 1 M Retired 1962 NY 1972-77 NJ Camden A 1994 suit claims that 1972-77, Bernard and two other priests, Titmas and Kelly, were members of a sex ring and abused at least one boy. See pleading in James P. McIntyre file. This was the 17-part class action suit filed by Rubino on behalf of 20 plaintiffs.
Bernauer James     Summons, Jane N. Doe v. Diocese of Crookston, St. John's Church, Immaculate Conception Church, St. Theodore's Church, and Fr. James Bernauer, Polk County MN District Court, 4/22/91. Crookston 1 F Retired 1952 MN 1990 MN Crookston Woman accused Bernauer of sexually harrassing and molesting her for a year, both while she sought counseling from him and while she worked in church office part-time. In 1/91 (?) she complained to diocese and Bernauer was removed from position as pastor. Civil suit (which has no cause number and perhaps was not filed) claims Bernauer had previously been reprimanded and received treatment for prior sexual misconduct at previous parish. Plaintiff was subsequently released from part-time job.
Berube John   P "Suit Involving Deceased Priest," AP, 4/13/04; Ward, "Suit Says Priest Abused Men in '65," Baton Rouge LA Advocate, 1/13/04; "Trial Date Set," Ascension LA Citizen, 4/22/04; Ward, "BR Diocese, Church Settle Abuse Suit," Baton Rouge LA Morning Advocate, 4/24/04; Walker, "Priest, Banker Charged in Sex Raid," Boston Globe, 7/21/89; Roots, "[Obituary for] Rev. John J. Berube," Quincy MA Patriot Ledger, 6/5/01; survivors' message board. M.S. 4 M Dead   LA 1965 LA Baton Rouge Per 4/04 articles, four men filed suit in Louisiana in spring 2003 alleging that they were abused by Berube in 1965. Articles say that parents of the boys complained in 1965 and that Berube was transferred shortly thereafter. Articles also say that Berube was a member of Missionaries of Our Lady of La Sallette, an order based in St. Louis. He was only at St. Theresa of Avila church for 6 months. Suit was settled for undisclosed sum and counseling for victims and families in 4/04 just before trial. NOTE: Postings from various bulletin boards indicate that Berube was sent from Louisiana to Boston and that he died in 2001. Also that he abused at least one person at St. Francis of Assissi in Braintree MA. Per 7/89 news articles, a Fr. John Berube, former pastor of St. Francis of Assisi, was arrested at rest stop in Massachusetts and charged with indecent assault and battery. A 6/01 obituary says he was ordained in 1948 and retired in 1985. Article seems to imply that he was ordained as part of Boston archdioces
Biller Harold N.     Altoona Johnstown 1+   Active? 1970 PA   PA Altoona Johnstown According to 3/04 article, Biller and 14 other priests are named in a series of 13 lawsuits as priests having a "sexual interest in children" and being known to the diocese for that tendency. Unable to identify specific allegations against Biller. Article says that many of the named priests have died or retired since accusations of sex abused surfaced. Biller was active in 2/04, when he conducted a funeral.
Bland Felix       Christian Brothers 6 M Prison 1 year and probation   MO 1988 MO St. Louis According to 4/95 article, Bland had recently pleaded guilty to sodomizing an 11-year-old boy in 1988. Assault occurred at Christian Brothers' LaSalle Institute in Wildwood. Police were told of the abuse earlier than 1995, but Bland was working as missionary in Africa. He was not prosecuted until he returned to the states and the victim wore a wire during a meeting with him. Bland was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Judge suspended all but one year of the sentence but then put Bland on work release program that allowed him to work at the Order's headquarters during the day and spend his nights in jail. This was based partially on Bland's age and partially on fact that the Order had counseled Bland and promised to keep him away from children. A man also filed suit alleging that Bland abused five of his sons. This suit was settled on the eve of trial in 1997. As of 3/02 Bland was a registered sex offender and still lived at the Wildwood facility with the brothers. Name appears on list of publicly accused St.
Blanpied Robert D.     Wichita 1 M Retired 1948 KS 1965-69 KS Wichita According to 7/97 article, Blanpied and the Wichita diocese were sued in 1995 by a man who said Blanpied abused him from age 10 to 15. Suit dismissed on statute of limitations issue and dismissal upheld by the state Court of Appeals in 1997. Court papers show that Blanpied admitted in a 1994 meeting with man and his family that he improperly touched the man 30 years ago. Dispute was over how often the fondling occurred and the extent of the act or acts. Blanpied worked in the Wichita diocese from 1948 until 1969. He joined the Pueblo diocese in 1969 and remained there until Pueblo placed him on leave in 1994 after accusations were made. In 1998 he was still a priest in Colorado.
Blaszcznski Henry S.     Camden 1 M ? <1960 NJ 1945-60s NJ Camden Roommate of Francis McCloskey; both men are accused in the massive "Rabino" RICO pleading filed 1994 in New Jersey.
Blea Rudy       Benedictine 1 M Leave   NM 1969-70 NM Santa Fe Blea was monk at Pecos Benedictine Monastery. Civil suit filed 6/10/94 alleges abuse of at least one youth.
Boardway Alphonse       Franciscan 2 M Dead 1967 MI 1968 MI Lansing According to 2002 article, a man says he was raped by Boardway when the victim was 16. He first told the Franciscans about abuse in 1985. They sent him $650. He contacted them again in 1988 with little progress. In 1992 he contacted the diocese of Lansing but there is no record of meeting. A settlement for $107,860 was reached in 1994 with the Franciscans. Boardway was murdered in 1997 while living in Arizona. He served in several states during his career and at least one other person has made allegations. He appears in 1970 Official Catholic Directory as part of Lansing MI diocese. Could not find him in 1980 Directory, but in 1988 Directory he was working in Lubbock TX diocese.
Bober Marjan L.     Camden 1 M Functioning 1963 NJ 1967-68 NJ Camden Bober and Patrick Weaver were roommates at a parish in New Jersey where they are alleged to have abused at least one child. They are defendants in the Rubino RICO suit filed in New Jersey.
Bolger Anthony       Honolulu 1 M Functioning 1964 HI 1976 or 1977 HI Honolulu Bolger is named as abuser in suit against Bishop Joseph Ferrario of Hawaii, but not as Defendant.
Bolton Donald       Redemptorist 1+ F probation 1952 PA 1984-86 PA Erie Parents from St. Gregory parish complained to district attorney that Bolton had molested their daughter for two years. The Redemptorists had promised that Bolton would not work with children but the parents learned he was teaching at school in New York. Bolton was charged in 11/86 with two counts. He pleaded guilty and received three years probation in 2/87. Bolton agreed to enter treatment program (?). Other victims found but statute of limitations had run.
Borycz Edmund C.     Detroit 3-5 M On Leave 2002 1968 MI 1970, 1970s, 1987 MI Detroit Borycz was removed from position as pastor in 6/02 pending resolution of credible allegations of sexual abuse of minor males dating to early years of his ministry per article in Michigan Catholic. Police in 1987 knew of one complaint which was "thoroughly investigated" and subsequently sealed per orders of assistant prosecutor. Note from police chief says that 19-year-old plaintiff had lied about the abuse but the man now says he was pressured into retracting his claims. Police apparently did not tell diocese. A 2002 accusation involved abuse of 13-year-old in 1970, and third claim invoves alleged abuse in mid-1970s. Prosecutor's office released info on a total of 5 complaints alleging abuse 1963-87. Borycz was police chaplain and often had troubled youths stay at the rectory. Borycz's name appears on the Detroit archdiocese Status Report (of named priest abusers) as of 5/04. In this report, his name is spelled Borcyz. In the 2002 Official Catholic Directory it is Borycz.
Bostwick, III John R.     Richmond 1 M Leave 1969 VA 1980-82 PA Harrisburg Bostwick was ordained in the Baltimore diocese, transferred to the Richmond diocese, and was on loan to Mt. St. Mary's College in Maryland at the time of the alleged abuse of youth in 1980-82. He was assigned to the Lafayette LA diocese 1992-96 at the request of his friend, the Lafayette bishop. When charges surfaced he was suspended from duties in Louisiana and was asked to return to Richmond and be scheduled for evaluation. Could find no follow-up articles, but 2002 Official Catholic Directory shows Bostwick still listed in the Richmond VA diocese with status "unassigned."
Botty Paul       Marianist 4 M Prison 7.5 years       OH Cleveland Case reported at State v. Botty, 1988 WL 86954 (Ohio App.). In 3/86 Botty was sentenced to 7 1/2 years for molesting four teenage boys.
Boulden Garry       Spokane 1 F On Leave 1977 WA 1976-81 WA Spokane Per 5/04 article, woman had just filed a civil suit alleging that Boulden had molested her beginning when she was 12 years old and a student at a Spokane parish. Article says that parish priest was informed at the time and all he did was blame the girl and ask why she was threatening the career of a "fine young priest." Articles say that Boulden left the active ministry in 1983 and moved to Seattle. Boulden has worked for the Seattle police for many years, first as director of crime victim services and then as advocate for the homicide unit. He is still a priest and the 2002 Official Catholic Directory shows him "absent on leave."
Boumeister Alphonsus       Honolulu 1 M Dead     1961 HI Honolulu Man is suing the church and estate of Boumeister in suit filed 7/02. Says that he was fondled or sexually assaulted on six occasions in 1961 when he was 11. Boumeister died in 1972 at age 84. He took his vows in Belgium and came to Hawaii in 1915.
Bourgault Ronald L.     Boston 1 M Returned to Duty 1963 MA early 1970s MA Boston Bourgault was reinstated as pastor of St. Zepherin's in Wayland MA after parish group researched the claim and the victim acknowledged publicly that he had identified the wrong priest.
Boyle Edmund       Portland OR 1 M Unknown   OR 1968-71 OR Portland Boyle is accused of abusing a boy 1968-71 at St. Mary's Home for Boys in Beaverton OR. Suit filed in 2002. Victim alleges he has suffered from severe depression, suicidal thoughts, sexual identity crisis, and other mental problems for over 15 years.
Boyle Edward       Redemptorist 1 F Dead <1960 CA 1967 CA Sacramento In suit filed in 2002, woman alleges that she was molested by Boyle in 1967 at age 17. News article says her mother reported the incident to another priest in diocese. Boyle, who died in 1998, was later transferred to Reno and then to Hawaii. The victim says she reported abuse to Diocese in 4/02. Boyle appears in the 1960 Official Catholic Directory in Los Angeles, and in 1970 in Sacramento. Unable to locate him in the 1980 Directory. The Directory identifies him as a Redemptorist order priest.
Brady John       New York 2+ F Dead   NY 1944-48 NY New York Per 2/04 article, woman says she was abused every Sunday 1944-48 by Brady, a former pastor in Manhattan. She says that her sister and other girls were also abused by Brady. Claims are included in suit filed by the woman and 14 other victims of alleged abuse by total of 11 priests.
Breen Vincent I.     Oakland 3 M Retired 1930 CA 1981 CA Oakland Msgr. Breen, age 70, agreed to retire (resign), seek treatment, and leave area to avoid prosecution for fondling eight girls over 1 1/2 yr period. Vicar General of the Oakland diocese, William Macchi, stated that he had first heard "rumors" of Msgr. Breen's activities 3 years before. Breen's name also appears on list of known or suspected abusive clergy in Northern California and San Francisco Bay area released by SNAP on 12/18/03.
Brennan Timothy J.     Benedictines 1 M Suspended sentence 1978 NJ 1984 NJ Paterson Brennan, who served as guidance counselor and teacher at Delbarton School in Morristown NJ, was accused of molesting a 15-year-old in 2/84. Pleaded guilty 3/87 and was placed on probation for 1 year. Fined $7500. Per 10/02 article, officials at St. Mary's Abbey admitted that they allowed Brennan to continue working at churches in New York state for more than a decade after he pleaded guilty to sexual abuse in 1986. He was not allowed to work with children. Abbey officials removed him in 3/02 in light of the growing scandal. Brennan was working in Rochester NY at the time and officials there said they never knew of his past.
Brinker Brian       Rockville Centre 1 M Active 1988 NY 1996 NY Rockville Centre Per 2002 article, woman filed complaint with police and diocese accusing Brinker of inappropriately touching her son on trip to San Francisco. Also said that Brinker showed porno movies to son on stop in Las Vegas. A psychiatric report was completed at that time but Brinker was allowed to continue working. In 3/02 he was placed on leave, but then in 4/02 the Bishop reviewed the file and found "nothing that would preclude him from working as a priest."
Brouseau Louis   B Santa Fe New Mexican 5/18/95, 10/3/96; court filings in 3 cases Christian Brothers 1 M Left Order   NM 1955-57 NM Santa Fe Br. Brouseau and two other brothers are accused of independently molesting a young man over several years at St. Michael's school in Santa Fe. Man's brother also claims abuse by one of the brothers. See Br. Abdon above. Need to check spelling of Brouseau.
Bruckner Ronald       Santa Fe 6 M Functioning 1965 NM 1970s and 1980s NM Santa Fe Per 7-8/04 articles, at least six men have alleged that they were abused by Bruckner in 1970s and 1980s at Catholic middle school in Albuquerque. News articles refer to unnamed priest, but SNAP postings and correspondence say it is Bruckner. The events were apparently reported to Archbishop Sheehan in 1995 by several of the men. News articles say that [Bruckner] has been investigated twice by the diocesan review board (which found the allegations not "sufficiently credible to warrant" his removal) and also passed a psychological evaluation. Sheehan does say that [Bruckner's] actions were "questionable." Letters by the six men were produced in an unrelated lawsuit and quickly sealed by the Court. Bruckner is still active priest.
Bur Stanislaus       Grand Rapids 1 M Retired 1950 MI 1957-58 MI Grand Rapids In 1992 a man accued Bur of molesting him in 1/58 and the diocese of Grand Rapids found the accusation credible. Diocese paid up to $1,000 per month for therapy 1992-2001 and forced Bur (now with Saginaw Diocese) to retire from active ministry.
Burbach Marr   B   Benedictine 1 M Leave 1960s NM 1960s NM Santa Fe Br. Burbach is accused of sexually abusing several members of parish beginning in 1960s. Affiliated with the Benedictine's Our Lady of Guadalupe Abbey in Pecos NM. Two civil suits filed 1994.
Burgess Robert       Salesian 1 M Unknown   MA 1970 NH and MA Manchester and Boston Burgess is named as an abusive priest in the 3/03 Report of the Investigation of the Diocese of Manchester by the New Hampshire Attorney General. Burgess is referred to as a Massachusetts priest. No other information is provided. Per documents released as part of New Hampshire AG investigation, one man alleged in 2002 that he had been abused by Burgess at a rectory in South Boston and by a Br. Dennis at Don Bosco Camp in New Hampshire. Burgess was also at the camp and drove the youth from New Hampshire to Boston, where he abused the youth before taking him home.
Burke Edward       Jesuit 2 M Prison 1956 CA 1970s to 2000 CA San Jose Burke and Br. Charles Connor pleaded guilty to committing a lewd act on dependent adults (2 mentally retarded men living at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in San Jose). In 6/02 Burke was sentenced to two years in state prison. There was also a civil suit that was settled in 9/02 for $7.5 million on behalf of the two victims. There were either one or two other defendant priests named in the suit. Other convicted sex offender priests also lived at the Center.
Burke William       Salesian 2+ M On Leave 2002 1993 FL 1986-87 FL St. Petersburg Man alleges in 4/02 civil suit that he was abused by Burke 1986-87 when the victim was a student at a school run by the Salesian order. The matter was reported to police in Maryland in 1989 when plaintiff's mother found out about abuse. Maryland police told police in Tampa FL. No action taken by FL police. Burke, who was a religious brother at the time of the abuse, was ordained as a priest in 1993 and was working at a New York religious center in 2002 before being suspended. At least one other victim has since come forward. Civil suit included claims against Burke, the order, and Diocese of St. Petersburg. The diocese was dropped earlier from the suit, but the suit against the order was dismissed in 11/02 on limitations issues. Suit also included the Vatican.
Burns Michael J.     Trenton 1 F Active 1973 NJ 1975 NJ Trenton Per 3/04 articles, woman had recently filed suit alleging abuse by Burns when she was sixth-grader in 1975 at Sacred Heart School. Article says that the complaint was originally submitted in 3/02. After investigation, the diocese found insufficient evidence that abuse had occurred, and Burns has been allowed to continue as an active priest.
Cabot Sam   B   Franciscan 2 F On Leave 2002   CA 1980-85 CA Los Angeles Per 10/03 articles, two sisters had just filed litigation saying that they had been abused by Br. Cabot, a family friend, when they were children. One woman was 4 and the other was age 12 at time of abuse. Claims were reported to Franciscan Order in 2002 and Cabot was placed on leave at the time. Investigation found allegations to be credible. Cabot is being monitored by the Franciscan's Independent Response Team.
Cairns James       Vincentians 1 M Unknown 1969 CA 1971-73 CA Los Angeles Cairns' name appears on list of accused priests and religious released by the Los Angeles archdiocese on 2/17/04. List references 1 victim and abuse occurring between 1971 and 1973. Cairns is in 1993 Catholic Directory but not in 2002 directory. No other information found.
Canny Michael       Sacramento     Active 1977 CA   CA Sacramento Canny's name appears on list of known or suspected abusive clergy in Northern California as released by SNAP in 12/03. He is shown as pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Church in Redding CA in the 2002 Official Catholic Directory and on website accessed 1/13/04.
Carney, Jr. Marvin A. D   Louisville 1 M Exonerated   KY   KY Louisville Per 10/02 article, Carney, a deacon at St. Rita parish, was arrested after police questioned a teenager who said he was waiting for Carney in a car in a parking lot outside an adult bookstore. Youth apparently gave police information that led to Carney being charged with sexual abuse. Story relates that Fr. Joseph Herp, himself accused of abuse in later years and a city police chaplain, had intervened and had gotten the charges dropped. The defense counsel responded to this article saying that Carney had been tried before a judge and had been exonerated. Youth's parents got an attorney and officials apparently could not question him again.
Carrera Francisco       Spain 1 M Gone     1981 FL Miami A 5/02 article says a former altar boy sued Carrera (a visiting priest from Spain) alleging that Carrera molested him in 1981 when the boy was 13. Also says that the archdiocese transferred Carrera out of the country when it learned of the abuse.
Carriere Henry G.     Crookston 1 M Retired, now dead. 1946 MN 1957-63 MN Crookston Accused of abusing a youth 1957-63 when the boy was 9-15 years old. May have pled guilty 12/91 to three counts of abusing children. No information on sentence. A suit was filed, perhaps in 1993. Carriere died in 11/03 at age 83. His obituary says he retired in 1990.
Carriere David       Franciscans 2 M Dead 1963 CA 1978-79 CA Los Angeles Carriere's name appears on list of accused priests and religious released by the Los Angeles archdiocese on 2/17/04. List refers to 2 victims abused between 1978-79. Per 4/04 article, at least some of the abuse occurred at St. Anthony's Seminary in Santa Barbara. One man says he was abused by Carriere and one other priest at the seminary, which was closed in 1987. Board of inquiry later found many instances of abuse at the seminary.
Carroll Michael R.     Green Bay 1 M On Leave 2002 1970 WI Early 1980s WI Green Bay A 6/02 article says Carroll was placed on leave after accusation that he abused a minor more than 20 years ago. Carroll denies the allegation. A 6/03 article says that the allegation has yet to be resolved and Carroll is still on leave.
Cartier, Jr. Frederick J.     Boston 1 M Unknown <1970 MA 1970 MA Boston Per 1/03 article, Cartier's personnel file was one of several publicly filed by plaintiffs' counsel. Cartier's file is Paper No. 244 in Ford et al. v. Law et al., Suffolk Superior Court SUCV2002-04551. File reportedly contained a 6/02 (?) letter to the archdiocese accusing Cartier of repeatedly molesting a teenage boy at St. Barbara's rectory in Woburn and on overnight camping trips to NH in about 1970. Cartier's name also appeared on the list of MA priests revealed as abusers in the 3/03 report on the Manchester diocese issued by the NH attorney general's office. No information found on Cartier's current status. Cartier was active per 1970 Official Catholic Directory, and on leave of absence per 1980 Directory. He does not appear in the 1988, 1993, or 2002 Directory.
Casey Edward J.     Fathers of the Sacred Hearts 3   Unknown 1960 CA 1974-79 CA Los Angeles Casey's name appears on a list of accused priests posted on its Web site by Kiesel, Boucher & Larson, a California firm handling many of the priest sexual abuse suits filed in 2003. Casey's name also appears on a list of accused priests and religious released by archdiocese of Los Angeles in 2/04. The letter list shows 3 accusers.
Casey John Joseph     Vincentian 1 F Dead 1932 CA 1944-45 CA Los Angeles Suit filed 12/24/03 by 29 plaintiffs alleges that 1944-90 Casey and at least 22 other priests abused children in the parishes of west and central Los Angeles. In this suit, one woman alleges that Casey molested her in the mid-1940s when she was a minor. Casey's name appears on a list of priests who have been accused of child molestation that is posted on the Web site of Kiesel, Boucher & Larson, a California firm handling many of the priest sexual abuse suits filed in 2003. Casey's name also appears on the list of accused priests and religious released by the Los Angeles archdiocese on 2/17/04. This list shows one accuser and states that Casey is deceased.
Cavalli Vincent       Dominican 1   Unknown 1948 CA 1966-68 CA Sacramento Cavalli's name appears on list of priests who have been accused of child molestation, posted on the Web site of Kiesel, Boucher & Larson, a CA firm handling many of the priest sexual abuse suits filed in 2003. He is shown as part of Sacramento diocese per the 1993 Official Catholic Directory. No articles found re possible allegations. An unrelated article in 1998 refers to Cavalli as a disciplinarian at Daniel Murphy High School (formerly St. John Vianney High), who regularly used a belt (actually a razor belt) to keep order in the school and encouraged students with disagreements to pick up pair of boxing gloves. His name also appears on list of accused priests and religious released by the Los Angeles archdiocese on 2/17/04. List notes 1 victim and that the abuse occurred 1966-68.
Ceveda Antonio                     CA   Ceveda's name appears on list of priests who have been accused of child molestation, posted on the Web site of Kiesel, Boucher & Larson, a California firm handling many of the priest sexual abuse suits filed in 2003. Ceveda is not in the 1970, 1980, 1993, 2002, or 2003 Official Catholic Directories; no relevant articles were found.
Chaisson John C.     Boston 2   Voluntary Leave 1966 MA 1974 MA Boston Per 8/03 article, Archbishop O'Malley had just placed Chaisson on voluntary leave of absence. Apparently allegations against Chaisson had been made years ago; the archdiocese investigated and exonerated him. After a recent review of case files, O'Malley decided the case warranted further review and placed Chaisson on leave pending a new investigation. One article says that the DA's office had received "two referral allegations regarding" Chaisson and was investigating. News articles in 1/04 say that records for Chaisson and 29 other priests accused of abuse had just been publicly filed. Chaisson's file was Paper No. 501 in Ford et al. v. Law et al., Suffolk Superior Court SUCV2002-04551. Apparently Chaisson admitted to child sexual assault in 1974 and remained in ministry until 1993.
Chavarria Horacio       Brownsville 1 M Active 1966 TX Late 1970s TX Brownsville Per 2/27/04 letter from attorney in Harlingen TX and a news article, Chavarria and another priest are accused of molesting one man when he was a teenager. News article says that an unnamed priest (attorney says Chavarria) assaulted the youth one time and then threatened him with a gun and said he would kill him if he told anyone. Abuse by the other priest, Michael Zilligen, went on for several years. Unable to locate any further news articles. Don't know if suit was filed or if matter was resolved.
Choi (Chooi) Frank (Francis) K.Y.           Unknown 1975 CA   CA Oakland? Choi's name appears on list of known or suspected abusive clergy in Northern California and the San Francisco Bay area released by SNAP on 12/18/02. Unable to find him listed in the 1993 or 2002 Official Catholic Directories; did not find any relevant articles. Note that there is a Francis K. Y. Chooi, o.f.m., in the 1988 Directory, and a Frank Chooi in the 1980 Directory. Not shown in 1990 Directory.
Chotin Joseph       New Orleans 1 M Functioning 1964 LA 1980-81 LA New Orleans In 1987 civil suit, Chotin is accused of allegedly showing homosexual films in the presence of a minor. Other priests named in the suit were James Kilgour, Vince Feehan, and Charles Fendin. This minor was allegedly abused for several years by James Kilgour. Chotin countersued. The underlying civil suit was settled and dismissed in 1991. The 1993 Official Catholic Directory still lists Chotin as pastor of Our Lady of the Lake parish in Mandeville LA. A 1995 news article says Msgr. Chotin was named as defendant in a 1988 civil suit, in which parents claim a principal at Our Lady of the Lake School took pornographic pictures of their 5-year-old daughter. Parents complained to Chotin and he allegedly did not follow through because of his own history. The 1988 civil suit has been up and down the court and appeals court ladder several times. Louisiana Supreme Court ruling 7/8/98 (714 So.2d 701) reversed a lower court ruling in favor of the archdiocese. No further information found on suit or on the principal after
Christian Norman H.     St. Louis     On Medical Leave 1967 MO Early 1970s MO St. Louis Christian's name appears on a list of publicly accused St. Louis-area Catholic clerics posted by SNAP in 12/03. Per email from SNAP official, Christian was arrested in Saint Louis County last year (2002) on sexual abuse charges. The case is part of an attempt by prosecutors to pursue old cases. Civil suit filed in 3/04 by one man alleges abuse in early 1970s at St. George church in Affton. The archdiocese admitted that it removed Christian from ministry in 1995 after an allegation of abuse 20 years earlier was brought to the archdiocese, and it says Christian lives in a "monitored environment." He is shown in 2002 Official Catholic Directory as being on "absent on medical leave." Unable to verify public information.
Chu-Cong Joseph       Trappist 1 F Not Guilty 1948 MA 2001 MA Worcester Per 8/02 article, Chu-Cong was charged with the sexual assault in 8/01 of a woman over 14 years of age. Chu-Cong pleaded not guilty and was placed under restriction at St. John's Abbey in MA pending trial. He had apparently been at the Abbey for 40 years. Per 3/03 news article, a jury found Chu-Cong not guilty of fondling the woman. Articles say woman had impersonated a nun and had an obsession with St. Joseph's Abbey and the monks at the abbey. First article refers to the priest as Joseph Chu Cong. Rest say "Chu-Cong."
Chumik Gerald   B   Franciscan 1 M Retired   Canada 1970s Canada St. John's Per 7/04 articles, Chumik is a Franciscan Brother from Canada who has been living and working in California since the late 1970s. He left Canada after allegations that he enticed a boy, at ages 12 and 15, to perform oral sex in the 1970s. Canadian police wanted to extradite him from US when criminal charges were filed but were unable to do so. Per news stories, he will be arrested if he returns to Canada. Chumik worked in Los Angeles in late 1970s and in the Fresno diocese from 1980 to 1985. He then returned to Los Angeles and worked until 1995, when he was laid off by the archdiocese "for financial reasons." During the time he was in Los Angeles, Br. Chumik worked as a jail chaplain and has lived in parish properties. The Franciscan Order says that Cardinal Mahony has been aware of Chumik's presence in Los Angeles but a spokesman for archdiocese says it has "no record of or information about" Chumik. News articles say that Chumik, who is 69, is living a highly restricted life, cannot leave the mission in San
Cigrand Nicholas       Dubuque 1 M Dead <1960 IA 1965-68 IA Dubuque Per 2/04 articles, a man has filed suit alleging that he was abused by Cigrand 1965-68. Cigrand, who died in 1976, is shown as assigned to the Dubuque archdiocese per the 1960 and 1970 Official Catholic Directories.
Clark David J.     Claretian (Santa Fe) 2 M Laicized 1954 NM 1960s AZ Phoenix Accusations of abuse by two brothers. Abuse allegedly took place in Prescott AZ; the suit was filed in 1994. We have 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling 12/11/96, 95-17073, affirming lower court decision that statute of limitations had expired.
Clark Donald Michael     Detroit 1 M Killed 1964 MI   MI   An 18-year-old male prostitute was accused of killing Clark in 1995 after Clark became obsessed with him. Man claims he sold drugs to Clark also. Convicted and sentenced 4/96 to 15 years in prison. Clark was accused in 1974 of soliciting a male undercover Detriot cop but charges were dropped when the police found out he was priest.
Clark Thomas R.     Louisville 1 M Case Settled, but Priest Investigated and Cleared by Police 1962 KY   KY Louisville A 10/02 article says that the archdiocese paid $30,000 in 1998 to settle allegations against Clark. He was investigated and cleared by the Louisville County Police. Based on that and a psychological assessment of Clark, the diocese decided no abuse occurred but offered the alleged victim a financial settlement because of "difficulties he was facing in his life" and because Clark had cared for him for years after juvenile court placed boy in his custody. Per the same article, Clark is on a routine sabbatical studying Spanish in Texas and will be assigned to a parish when he returns. A 12/02 article states that Clark has never been named in any criminal or civil matter.
Clements Gerald P.     Camden 1 M Functioning 1970 NJ <1992 NJ Camden Clements admitted sexually abusing minor boy; the boy was sent to priest psychologist who worked for Camden diocese. Clements continued to teach at high school. Clements is defendant in Rubino's massive RICO pleading.
Clements George H.     Chicago 1 M Functioning 1957 IL <1994     References to allegations of sexual abuse (prior to 1994) but no specific info. Clements now runs drug program in Washington DC.
Cocozza Dennis E.     Newark 1   On Leave 1975 NJ   NJ Newark Per 4/02 article, Cocozza was asked to leave his parish in 4/02 after accusations of sexual improprieties. No other information available.
Colbert Richard       Stigmatines 1 M Active after Finding of Inappropriate Conduct and Then Withdrawn Accusation 1969 NE 1988 NE Omaha Per 7/03 articles, Colbert was a priest on the staff of Boys Town in 1988 and was accused of inappropriately touching a youth who was a patient at St. Joseph Center for Mental Health. Boys Town investigated and found no sexual abuse but deemed Colbert's conduct inappropriate. Colbert was transferred immediately. A few years later the youth told his priest that Colbert had sexually abused him. The order conducted an investigation and youth withdrew charges. Colbert says he has letter from Boys Town stating there was no abuse but he does not have copy. Order would not release the letter. Colbert has been an active priest in Missouri for the past 15 years.
Collins Edwin J. P   Rockville Centre 1 M Retired 1954 NY 1998 FL Palm Beach Per 9/02 article, Collins, a retired priest from Rockville Centre NY, made advances toward a teenager in 1998 in Palm Beach. Boy fought him off, immediately told the Palm Beach diocese, and Collins resigned. The vicar general wrote a letter and placed it in Collins' file. He also notified the diocese of Rockville Center, where Collins was affiliated. Boy and his parents did not want to file charges. In 2002, however, the file was not presented to the committee reviewing allegations of priest sex abuse until the boy's father went to the diocese and complained about the fact that they did not tell the public about Collins.
Comack James (Br.) "Ricardo" B   Christian Brothers 1 M Unknown   MA 1966 MA Boston Per 12/02 article, Comack's personnel file had just been released in Boston. Comack's file was Paper No. 168 ("Br. Ricardo") in Ford et al. v. Law et al., Suffolk Superior Court SUCV2002-04551. In the file Comack was reported to have "orally sodomized a student" at St. John's Preparatory School in Danvers, where Comack was headmaster. Comack threatened to keep the student from graduating if he reported the assault. The abuse had occurred after Comack took the student to the hospital after a serious beating. The complaint was made in 1994 and is the only complaint in the file. Disposition of the case is unclear from the file (per the article).
Connelly Berard   B   Franciscan 1 F On Leave   WA 1968-73 WA Spokane Per extract of article from Seattle Spokesman Review of 1/24/93, woman filed suit against Br. Connelly, the order, and the Spokane diocese alleging that Connelly sexually abused her more than 20 years ago. Per article, Connelly left Spokane in 1973, received "treatment," and was on administrative leave in California.
Conrad John F.     Green Bay 1 F On Leave 1963 WI Late 1970s WI Green Bay Per 9/02 article, Conrad admitted to sexual relationship with a minor (female teenager) more than 25 years ago and was placed on leave.
Conway Thomas A.     Stigmatines 1 F On Leave 2002 1957 MO 1970s     Per 6/02 article, Conway, who was working in the Kansas City-St. Joseph MO diocese, was placed on leave after the diocese received a complaint from a woman who accused Conway of inappropriate behavior in another state in 1970s, when she was 14 or 15.
Coppinger John W.     Franciscan     On Leave 2002 1972 NY Early 1980s NY New York Coppinger, a member of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, was removed from active ministry in 5/02 because of an allegation of inappropriate behavior in the past.
Coughlin Paul E.     Portland ME 1 M On Leave 2004 1966 ME 1985 ME Portland Per 8/04 articles, Coughlin has been placed on leave while the Portland diocese investigates his involvment with a former church volunteer charged with sexual assault. Alleged abuse occurred in early 1990s when the volunteer was youth minister. Apparently he also lived with Coughlin at St. John's rectory in South Portland during part of the time. Diocese is investigating whether Coughlin's actions "put a minor at risk." Diocese also announced that Coughlin himself had been accused in 2002 of sexual misconduct with a minor in 1985, but the claim could not be substantiated. Diocese will "re-examine" the allegation.
Creason Hubert E.     St. Louis 2   On Leave 1958 MO 1972-77 MO St. Louis A 5/02 article says Creason resigned after allegations that he had sexually abused a minor about 25 years ago. Another complaint alleges abuse from about 30 years ago. The archdiocese has substantiated both allegations.
Crespin George E.     Oakland     Active? 1962 CA   CA Oakland Crespin's name appears ona list of known or suspected abusive clergy in Northern California and San Francisco Bay area that was released by SNAP on 12/18/03. The 2002 Official Catholic Directory shows Crespin assigned to St. Joseph the Worker church in Berkeley. He was active as of 12/03. Unrelated article shows Crespin was Chancellor of Oakland diocese in 1990.
Crete Marcel   B   Brothers of Christian Instruction 1 M Convicted and Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison   ME   ME Portland Br. Crete pleaded guilty in 12/89 to 5 counts of gross sexual miscounduct for having sex with a 12-year-old boy in 1983. Two other charges were outside the statute of limitations. Per 2/04 Maine Attorney General's Report, Crete was sentenced to 8 years with all but two and a half years suspended and a period of probation. He still resides with the Brothers of Christian Instruction in Alfred, Maine. Per another 2/04 article, the supervisor of the facility does not believe that Crete is a risk to the public. This article says that Crete served seven months of his sentence and was released in 7/90.
Crosby Donald J. P   Syracuse 4+ F Dead 1963 NY 1970s NY Syracuse Per 2/04 articles, Crosby had been accused in 1970s of abusing at least 4 teenage girls at a Utica Catholic School. Matters were reported to Msgr. H. Charles Sewall (himself now known as an abuser) but Sewall apparently did not report the allegations to his supervisors because nothing was found in Crosby's files. Articles say Crosby voluntarily left the priesthood in 1975 (according to the Syracuse diocese). He was voluntarily laicized in 1980. Crosby later took a job as a school guidance counselor. He was working as a guidance counselor in 2003 but resigned shortly after school officials learned from the DA's office about the old allegations against him. One woman said her mother reported the abuse to the Diocese in the 1990s but no record was found of this communication. Crosby died in 1/04.
Cudemo Nicholas V. P   Philadelphia 4 F Retired 1963 PA 1970s PA Philadelphia Per 7/04 article, 4 women (3 of them cousins) have come forward to allege that they were sexually molested by Cudemo in the 1970s. One of the women says her abuse began at age 10 and that when she was 12 Cudemo and several other priests raped her in a locked church. The 3 cousins learned of their mutual abuse in 1991 and told the archdiocese in 1991. The fourth woman also says that she told the archdiocese in 1991 that Cudemo had abused her at Cardinal Dougherty High School. This abuse began at age 15 and continued for approximately 14 years. Cudemo was apparently sent for treatment in 1991 and diagnosed as a "pedophile" but his "second opinion said he suffered from depression and poor impulse control." Cudemo was "cut loose" by the Archdiocese in 1994 but in the mid-1990s he requested and received a letter declaring him in good standing, and in 2000 he was living at a parish and saying Mass. Article says that in 2002 Cudemo was one of several unidentified priests released by the church who had been credibly
Curran Anthony   P   Albany 1 M Active 1972 NY 1990 or 1991 NY Albany Per 7/04 articles, a man has sued the Boston archdiocese and the Albany diocese claiming that he had been abused by several priests over a period of about 50 years. He says that Curran forced him into a homosexual encounter at age 50 in the early 1990s and that Curran had a collection of child pornography in his residence at the rectory. Curran is still an active priest at St. John the Evangelist in Schenectady and the Albany diocese currently has no plans to remove him.
Curtis George   B   Christian Brothers 2 M Unknown   LA 1975-77 LA Lafayette Per suit filed in 10/91, Curtis is accused of molesting two brothers on several occasions 1975-77, after their mother had given up custody to Curtis for the good of the boys. Curtis worked at local parish and performed educational duties at Iberia Catholic High School.
Custodio Narcisco M. D   Dallas 1 M Prison   TX 1984 TX Dallas Custodio, a deacon at St. Paul the Apostle in Richardson, was arrested 6/84 and charged with aggravated sexual assault of an 11-year-old boy. Custodio was sentenced to 8 years in prison on 4/85 and is now out. The case is mentioned in the deposition of Sr. Caroleen Hensgen. A civil suit was filed against the parish, the Dallas diocese, the San Antonio archdiocese, and Custodio.
Cyr Leon   B   Brothers of the Sacred Heart 2 M Active?   NH 1981-83 NH Manchester Man came forward in 4/03 to allege that he was abused by Br. Cyr, a teacher at Bishop Guertin High School, in the early 1980s. Cyr denies the accusation. Attorney for 4 plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit against the school and the Brothers of the Sacred Heart order, alleging abuse. One (not the one who came forward above) alleged abuse by Cyr, and 3 more alleged abuse by Br. Guy Beaulier. Several other past teachers at Bishop Guertin High School have also been accused of abuse. Judge dismissed the class action suit, saying all would have to file individually. In 10/03 this Plaintiff amended his suit with his real name and said that Cyr molested him multiple times 1981-83. Per 6/04 articles, at least one suit against Cyr is still pending.
Czyki Fred Len     San Francisco         CA   CA San Francisco Czyki's name appears on a list of known or suspected abusive clergy in Northern California and the San Francisco Bay area that was released by SNAP on 12/18/03.


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