Also known as Gerald Russell Appleby. In 1994 a young man accused Appleby of molestation over a 2-year period. Suit filed in 1996; later dropped. Appleby left St. Petersburg in 1979; diocese said no knowledge of complaints until 1994. Order paid the accuser $4,800 for therapy in 1995. Removed by Order in 1990 or 1991; laicized in 1995. Arrested in TX on FL abuse charges in 3/03. Pled guilty in 2004; sentenced to 12 years prison and 20 years sex offender probation. Died in prison in 2005. On Corpus Christi diocese's list 1/31/19. It notes removal from ministry in the diocese 1983.
Accused of molesting two boys over a three-year period at a Bull Dog Lake parish. Boys were 14 and 19 when Chateauvert was arrested in 12/92. Immediately removed from ministry and returned to Order. Sentenced to 6 months in jail in 2/93. Also worked in Ottawa, Ontario Canada at Our Lady of the Visitation from 1974 to 1978 and again in 1982. Died in 3/99. Name included on diocese's 12/31/13 list of 17 clergy who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the diocese.