Parents from St Gregory Thaumaturgus parish in the town of North East PA complained to DA that Bolton had molested their daughter for two years. The Redemptorists had promised that he would not work with children but the parents learned he was teaching at school in NY. Bolton was charged in 11/86 with one count each of indecent assault and corruption of minors. He pled guilty and received three years probation in 2/87. Bolton had been transferred from St Gregory's to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Brooklyn NY, which maintained a grammar school and a high school, and then in 1987 to do promotional work at Holy Family Retreat House in Hampton VA. Bolton agreed to enter treatment program. Police knew of other victims but stated that statute of limitations had run. Also worked in Brazil and in other US dioceses including New York, Buffalo, Rochester, Brooklyn and Albany NY, Orlando FL, and Richmond VA. Bolton died 10/27/06.
In suit filed in 2002 a woman alleged she was molested by Boyle in 1967 at age 17. Per news article, her mother reported the incident to another priest in the diocese. Boyle was later transferred to Reno and then to Hawaii. He died in 1998. The woman said she reported abuse to the Sacramento diocese in 4/02. On Sacramento diocese's list 4/30/19.
Brinkmann's name is on 9/26/02 list of priests affiliated with Archdiocese of Baltimore who were accused of child sexual abuse. In 1996 an individual alleged sexual abuse during the late 1970s. The Archdiocese told the Redemptorists. Brinkmann was assig
Worked early in his priesthood in Puerto Rico, in 1955-72 in the Virgin Islands, and then in Boston for the over 30 years, per his obituary. He died 10/11/08. Accused in a lawsuit that settled in 2020 for $85K of sexually abusing an altar boy at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Roxbury, beginning when the boy was age 7 in 1987. The abuse allegedly continued for four years. Buckley's accuser came forward to the archdiocese in 2019.
Shown in Catholic Directories as Gerard (Not Gerald). Bugge was named by the Baltimore archdiocese on its 09/02 list of abusers. In 1985 he admitted to inappropriate sexual activities with a minor. Accusations reported to the Redemptorists and his facilities were removed. He was in New York per 1970 Catholic Directory, in the District of Columbia per 1980 Catholic Directory, In Harrisburg PA per 1988 Directory and not in 1990 Directory. Died in 11/04. Also known as Gerard Serafin. Name on Harrisburg diocese's 8/1/18, no known allegations there.
Named publicly as accused by the Diocese of Richmond in 6/20. Subject of child sexual abuse allegations, occurring in the late 1970s while assigned to St. Mary Star of the Sea in Fort Monroe. Reportedly in 6/20 is no longer in active ministry.
Named publicly as credibly accused by the Fresno diocese on its list in 2021. Noted to have been assigned to St. Alphonsus in Fresno 1936-38. He died 3/27/55 in his native St. Louis. (Name on Fresno list misspelled "Darmaddy.")
Alleged to have abused a minor 1999. The 2002 Catholic Directory lists name as Doan Trong Son (with Son as last name) and shows him assigned to the Vietnamese Redemptorist Mission, but does not show that he is a member of the Redemptorist Order.
Navy chaplain, assistant in SC, Washington DC, PA and MA. Pastored in SC, FL, GA and NY. Died 4/13/76 in New Smyrna Beach, FL, Name included on Harrisburg diocese's list released 8/1/18. Accused after his death of having sexually abused a child.
Missionary in Brazil for 16 years. Assigned in 1961 to St. Joseph's in Rochester. In 1970 began retreat work in PA, then in Canandaigua NY in 1981. Returned in 1987 to St. Joseph's, then back to Canandaigua at some point. Lived at St. John Neumann Residence in Saratoga Springs 2004-2009. Died 6/19/09, age 92. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of child sexual abuse, occurring at St. Joseph's in Rochester.
Suit filed by 3 men 5/1/03 against diocese alleging they were sexually abused in the 1970s by Geiger and another Redemptorist priest, at a Lima OH parish. Boys were 6-10 at time of alleged abuse. The identity of the 2nd priest is not specified due to confusion as to his identity. When suit was filed, Geiger was working near Charlotte NC, according to a Redemptorist source, but the 2002 Directory shows him assigned to a Pennsylvania church in the Harrisburg diocese. St James the Greater in Concord NC is a Redemptorist parish near Charlotte to the NE. The suit was settled in 2004. Geiger died 6/17/07. Geiger was included on the Harrisburg diocese's 8/1/18 list; no known allegations in that diocese.
Named publicly as accused by the San Antonio archdiocese on its list 6/19/19. Worked in the archdiocese 1940-46, 1952, and 1954-57. Died in 1959. In 2004 two people alleged abuse by Gherman as children in the 1950s. One of them said she knew of three other victims.
Arrested in 4/99, along with five other individuals, for sending sexually explicit messages and pornography to a 14-year-old boy in an internet chatroom. Pleaded guilty in 7/99 to two counts of oral copulation and one charge of attempting to send harmful material to a minor. Sentenced to two years in prison.
Accused in 2005 of abuse in 1959 at St. Alphonsus Parish in Davenport. Died 1977. One claim settled by diocese 2/06 as part of settlement involving four priests. Name appeared on diocese's 7/10/08 list of credibly accused, noting allegations of abuse of three boys. Earliest claimed abuse was in the 1950s.
Worked in Brazil 18 years, then Baltimore, Washington DC and New York. May have been at an Opa Locka FL parish 1993-94 as Fr. John 'Kenning', C.Ss.R. In 1989 a teenage girl told her mother Kennington sexually abused her and her younger brother 1984-87, beginning when the girl was 11 and the boy was 8. Kennington was a close family friend who stepped in to help the mother after a divorce, including with childcare. They attended the Manhattan parish where he was assigned. The brother filed suit in 1993, settled in 2001. The sister could not sue, due to NY statute of limitations. Kennington was sent around 1995 to Order's monastery in Esopus, NY, assigned to archive Shroud of Turin research. He was honored in 2009 on the 50th anniversary of his ordination. Living in Brooklyn by 2010. Still active in 2016. Named in new lawsuit 2/19.
Name appeared on Baltimore's 9/02 list of priests, religious priests and brothers accused of sexual misconduct. The Archdiocese learned from the Redemptorists in 1993 that an individual alleged sexual abuse by Knapp about 20 years previously. Knapp was associate pastor at St. Mary (Annapolis) from 1973 to 1981. Assigned 1981-83 to a parish in the Toledo diocese. He left the priesthood in 1995 and was laicized in 2006. Added to the Toledo diocese's list in 2019.
Full name Cornelius Patrick or Pedraig Leehan. Accused in a 12/03 lawsuit of raping a 5-year-old boy at St. Alphonsus Liguori in San Leandro in the late 1950s-early 1960s. Also allegedly fondled the boy 7 years later, after he was reassigned to the parish. Leehan's accuser said he told his father and that his father, a friend of Leehan, told him to tell no one and to never speak about a priest that way. Leehan died in 1996. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019. Included in 8/21 on the Diocese of Fresno's list of credibly accused, where he was assigned 1951-54.
Minh arrived in Portland from Vietnam in 1972 to pursue a master's degree. He soon began helping the Archdiocese with the Asian community and became very well known. In 3/01 allegations were made that he had raped a woman in 1983 and molested two young girls in the 1980s. The Order sent him for treatment and later to Redemptorist residences in Chicago IL, then Oakland CA. His priestly functions were permanently removed.
Named publicly as accused by the Baltimore archdiocese on its list 4/24/19. Baltimore City Police informed the archdiocese in 2002 of allegations of abuse of several people. Archdiocese informed Redemptorists. Another allegation in 2005 of abuse in the 1970s. Moody died in 2006.
Named publicly as accused by the Rockville Centre diocese on its list in 3/21, noting he was assigned in the diocese 1964-66 and that the abuse allegedly occurred at a private house in Point Lookout. He was assigned to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Point Lookout 9/64-/9/65.
O'Toole is alleged to have abused one individual during early the 1970s. Archdiocese told the Redemptorists. O'Toole had served in the Baltimore Archdiocese 1962-83. Name appears on Baltimore Diocese's 9/02 list of accused religious priests and brothers. Shown in Venice Diocese per 1988 Catholic Directory, in Miami per 1990 edition, and in Orlando per 1995 and 2002 editions.
Pellettieri (also spelled Pelletieri) was suspended by the Order and by the New Orleans Archdiocese 4/02 after allegation that he sexually abused a minor in 1967. Abuse allegedly occurred when Pellettieri was teacher and principal at Notre Dame High School in Crowley, LA. At time of suspension he was in charge of Ave Maria Retreat House. Also worked in Wisconsin, Baton Rouge and Alexandria. Sued 3/03. In 12/08 Appeals Court upheld dismissal of suit on SOL. On New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18. Died in 2018. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019.
Worked in Baltimore 1975 -86. Per archdiocesan files, in 1987 an individual alleged sexual abuse by Rochacewicz in the early 1980s. The archdiocese informed the Redemptorists. Additional allegations received of abuse in the mid-1970s to mid-1980s. Name included on the Baltimore archdiocese's 9/02 list of accused religious priests and brothers.
Accused in a lawsuit filed in 2020 under the NY Child Victims Act. Spent many years as a priest in Brazil. Per the Official Catholic Directory, Sheridan was assigned 1972-81 to St. Mary's in Buffalo (Broadway and Pine St.), where he was Rector 1975-81. Died 5/28/92.
Named in a lawsuit as having abused at St. Alphonsus Ligorui in San Leandro, CA. Also worked in the Seattle archdiocese, including 1981-1988 at Our Lady of Good Help in Hoquiam and Sacred Heart in Seattle 1988-2002. He died in 4/2010, age 94, at St. Clement Health Care Center in Liguori, MO. Included on the Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019. Included in 2021 on the Diocese of Fresno's list, which notes that he is credibly accused of abuse while assigned to St. Alphonsus 1954-1957.
A man filed civil suit in 2003 alleging abuse by Smith in the mid-1980s, at Holy Redeemer Church in Portland. The abuse allegedly occurred on multiple occasions, and included sodomy, oral sex and fondling. At the time the suit was filed, Smith was working as chaplain at Newman House at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. He was immediately placed on leave. He had been in Stockton for two years. Smith's personnel file shows that in 4/86, he admitted to his superiors that he had "problems" with young boys, had solicited two minors the previous summer and was strongly attracted to a 14-year-old boy. Treatment was recommended and he was sent to his Order in San Francisco, who relayed that they knew of Smith's problems. Added to Stockton diocese's list 11/12/20.
Cristoff/Christopher. Worked in Corpus Christi, TX and Baton Rouge. Incardinated into the Baton Rouge diocese in 1973. Faculties removed in 1985. Laicized in 1990. First sued in 1994. Accused of abuse 1968-80 in several suits. Ten suits filed in 2006. Some settled. As many as 30 alleged victims. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. On Corpus Christi diocese's list 1/31/19. Left the diocese in 1971. On Galveston-Houston list 1/31/19. On New Orleans archdiocese's list in 6/19.
Living in Grand Rapids MI in 2004 when accused in a lawsuit of abuse of a middle-school boy 1978-81 at a parish in Pine Lawn, MO. Had resigned in 1994 from Grand Rapids High School in Grand Rapids MI after the Redemptorists informed the Grand Rapids dioceses of allegations that Thiel had abused in St. Louis. Faculties in the Grand Rapids diocese revoked. There were reportedly several confidential settlements related to allegations of abuse dating from the 1970s. The Redemptorists said they asked Thiel to leave the order in 1997. Another man sued in 2005, claiming abuse as a boy by Thiel 1974-79 and that the priest gave him a sexually transmitted disease. The 2004 suit settled in 3/07 for $140K. Three other priests were named in the settlement.
In 1993 an individual alleged sexual abuse late 1960s-early 70s. Toulas admitted the abuse, which occurred while he was visiting Baltimore. Archdiocese contacted the order and Toulas' faculties were removed. Died in 2000. Name appeared on list released by Baltimore Archdiocese in 9/02 of accused religious priests and brothers.
Religious order priest who worked in the St. Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese 1964-1978 and 1981-1989, at St. Alphonsus in Brooklyn Center. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by the Archdiocese 12/5/13. Permanently removed from ministry in 2003. Died 3/11/03.
Accused of abuse of a girl, ages 10-18. She notified the archdiocese in1992, shortly after Wells died. His name not made public until 2004. The woman filed suit 12/05 and her claims were Included in 8/06 settlement with the archdiocese. Included on the archdiocese list of credibly accused 1/16/20. It notes sexual misconduct with a minor 1977-86. Wells died in 1992.
Retired priest from NY. Admitted allowing children to sleep with him while he was nude. Pleaded guilty in 2008 to 'involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 13' for abuse of an 8-year-old boy 2006-2007. Sentenced to 9-18 years in prison.