Named in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as a deceased friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Died 4/15/02. Worked in Wisconsin for much of his career. On the Saginaw diocese's list 8/9/19, where he worked 6/26/63-7/29/64. Added to the La Crosse diocese's list 2/5/20; worked at some point at St. Anthony Retreat Center in Marathon
Arrested in 1/93. Charged with molesting a 16-year-old boy he picked up while on a skiing vacation. Found guilty of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Sentenced to two years probation. His victim filed a civil suit in 1995. Settlement. Personnel file produced to court in 1999. Ahearn died in 12/97. Accused in a suit in 1/26 of sexually abusing a St. Mary's in Bethel altar boy, ages 7-10, including raping the boy at age 9 in 1992, the day of the boy's sister's wedding.
Named publicly as accused by the Arlington diocese on its list in 2/19. Removed from public ministry in 1993. Dismissed from his order in 2007. Living in NJ when arrested in 3/20; charged with "carnal knowledge of a minor between 13 and 15 years old." The alleged abuse happened in VA in the 1985. His alleged victim reported the abuse to the church in the 1990s when he was in his early 20s, and received a settlement. Asalone to be extradited.
In 1993 a woman alleged that Avant abused her child in the early 1970s. Allegations reported to the Capuchins. Avant had left the order in 1990. Avant was assigned to Morgan State University starting in 1972, St. Martin (Baltimore) 1972-78 and Charles Lwanga Center 1979-84. Included on the Baltimore archdiocese's 2002 list of accused religious priests and brothers.
Identified in 6/18/13 Capuchin audit report as a deceased friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults. Beyer's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him except that he was the subject of confirmed reports of inappropriate sexual behavior at St. Lawrence Seminary. Died 1/2/99.
Buser, (a freshman counselor at St. Lawrence Seminary), Gale Leifeld and Jim Wolf are accused of molesting a boy in 1978 while he was a student in a Capuchin-run high school and later at a boarding house. A civil suit filed in 1993 was rejected by court in 1995 as beyond the statute of limitations. Numerous victims reported abuse but no action by Leifeld, his supervisor. Buser died 12/21/79. Name included on Capuchin list of friars with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors released 6/18/13.
Identified in 6/18/13 Capuchin audit report as a current friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Cooney's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him except that he was removed from public ministry and living under supervision. On the Saginaw diocese's list 8/9/19.
Accused of molesting two youths. Confronted with allegations in 1993 and sent for treatment. Reassigned to an office job but left the order in 2003. One confidential settlement for $100K in 1995; another in 1996. Two new civil suits filed in 2008 and two other accusers known. Living in Jersey City 11/08 and performing baptisms, funeral rites and weddings. Another civil suit filed 3/09. 9 accusers settled 11/11 as part of $7M total settlement. Reportedly in one case, Daleo abused a 4th grade boy in the 1970s, continuing for 4 years.
Convicted in 1990 of molesting a 13-year-old girl 1986-88. Given 15-year suspended sentence and 5 years probation. Civil suit filed in 1/92; settled out of court in 9/93. Archdiocese knew of his history of deviant sexual behavior. In 1987 (after he yelled obscenities and exposed himself to a woman), the Capuchins transferred him to Pittsburgh. Seminary officials knew of use of church money for x-rated movies and porn before ordination. Left priesthood in 1988 and married. Dismissed from clerical state 12/29/92. Became licensed social worker, began work with the V.A. in 1996. Included on the Baltimore archdiocese's 2002 list of accused religious priests and brothers.
Removed as president and rector of St. Lawrence Seminary High School in Mt. Calvary, WI 7/12 after allegation received 6/12 that he had sexually assaulted a minor at St. Labre Indian School in Ashland, MT in mid to late 1980s. He was at the school 1984-91. Druggan denied the allegations. He worked with St. Lawrence since 1993. No criminal charges due to SOL. A second complaint received. Order found allegations credible and permanently removed his privileges. Prayer and penance suggested by Order. On Great Falls-Billings list 8/21/18.
Accused in 12/92 of sexual misconduct with St. Lawrence Seminary High School students. Charged in 1/93 with enticing a child for immoral purposes and intimidation. Judge dismissed case, noting evidence Gardipee disrobed in front of boy. Suit in 4/93 said he abused, harassed and stalked teen; expanded in 1994, accusing Capuchins of coverup. Suit said to have settled and Gardipee was barred from teaching and ministering to minors. WI teaching license denied. Left Capuchins in 2001; taught in private Hawaii High School from 2002. Leave in 9/09; resigned in 11/09.
Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as a former friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Gibeault's name is included on this list without any additional information on cl
Arrested and charged in 2000 with 14 counts of indecent solicitation of a child and other crimes, including sodomy, of a 14-year-old boy at Thomas More Prep-Marian High School 1993-94. Pled guilty in 2001 to 3 counts; sentenced to at least 32 months in treatment at Vianney Center in MO and 5 years probation. Suit filed in 2001 in TX. Dismissed and refiled in KS. Settlement announced 12/01. School paid $30K. Family also settled with insurance co. and Diocese in confidential settlement. Living with Order in St. Louis 12/06. Registered as MO sex offender. Last known address per 11/17 internet search is RECON/Wounded Brothers Project in Robertsville, MO. On Capuchin Province of Mid-America list 3/1/19.
Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as current friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Gleissner's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him except that he was removed from public ministry and was placed under supervision.
Gottschalk co-founded House of Peace in 1968. Per claims filed as part of Milwaukee bankruptcy, three individuals accused Gottschalk of abusing them as minors in the 1970s and in 1993. He admitted to committing "inappropriate" act against a minor. Order says most of the actions were not criminal acts per DA's office. Retired as head of House of Peace and was moved to Order's headquarters in Detroit.
Native of Czechoslovakia. Grew up in WI. Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as deceased friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Grosser's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him except that he went to New York Province in 1952. Per obit, taught at Mt. Calvary minor seminary in WI in early career, then worked at parishes in Milwaukee WI, Yonkers, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, NY. Also assigned to friaries in Hudson NH and Garrison NY, then to a chapel in Springfield MA. Semi-retired 1974 to Milton MA novitiate, then Abington MA friary. Died 5/13/89.
Accused of sexually abusing a minor boy in 1976. Civil suit filed in 2/94. Hahn admitted in a deposition to having sexual contact with four teenage boys, including the plaintiff, in the 1970s and '80s. A teacher at St. Lawrence Seminary High School told the Order in 1981-82 that Hahn, a dormitory supervisor, was having inappropriate contact with students. Left priesthood in 1993 and requested laicization. Pope approved the request.
Pastor of Our Lady Gate of Heaven in Chicago 3/18/12. Removed 9/12; living under supervision. Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as current friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. First incident in 1969 involved St. Lawrence Seminary student. Reported in 1993. Order paid for student's counseling. Hermanns sent to Paracletes. Also reported in 1990 for suspect conduct involving physical activities with minor males.
Named as abuser in 12/30/11 civil suit filed against Diocese and Order. Plaintiff (a member of Cheyenne tribe) alleged Hoffman molested and raped her between 1955 and 1962 when she was a minor and he was assigned to St. Labre Mission School in Ashland. He started at the school in 1954. The girl was a boarding student. He left the Capuchin order and became a Diocesan priest. He retired from the mission in 1993 and lived in a retirement community on the reservation until his death 2/1/13. Per a 2017 news report, 5 former St. Labre Indian School students accused Hoffman of having molested them between 1955 and 1984. On the diocese's list 8/21/18 (as "Emmitt Hoffman.")
Ordained in Colombia, South America. Began working in Los Angeles. Accused of abuse of two 1986-88, per Archdiocesan Report. Civil suit filed in 12/03. Left Archdiocese in 1988. Also accused of abuse in Baker OR diocese after leaving L.A. As part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs, Archdiocese was to release personnel files. Personnel files on 25 priests, including his, to be released fall 2012 after CA Supreme Court rejected appeal by the priests. Named in one civil suit filed in 9/14 against the Baker diocese. Suit alleged abuse of a youth 1988-89 while Jaramillo worked at Our Lady of Angels Parish in Hermiston, OR. Sent for treatment then returned to Mexico because he was not responding to treatment. Worked in Argentina, Philippines, and Mexico after that.
Accused in a 6/08 civil suit of abusing a boy at St. Elizabeth's in Kansas City for three years during the 1970s. Per the suit, on one occasion a priest closed a door to the room where the abuse was going on. Johnson left the order at some point and in 2008 was possibly working in Kansas City as a public elementary school teacher. Claim settled in 8/08 as part of $10M settlement involvning 12 priests. Included on the diocese's 9/5/19 list.
Named publicly as accused by the Capuchin Province of Mid-America on its list 3/1/19. Abuse reportedly occurred around 1986. More than one credible allegation, per the Salina diocese. Dismissed from Order in 1987.
Died 2/11/09. First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Worked in Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese in the 1970s. In 2016 the Pittsburgh diocese received a report from a woman that when she was age 17 in 1969 and a Sewickley Valley Hospital nursing students, Justi was a patient who became aroused as she bathed him and insisted she keep washing his genitals. She said he then would send her suggestive letters and notes. Her mother reported Justi to his superior. The woman also said that in 1982 when she worked in physical therapy in Ambridge, Justi was a patient who undressed and refused to dress when she tried to start the session. In 1985 he reportedly showed up at her house, used the restroom, then entered the living room naked, his genitals freshly shaven. On the Kansas City KS archdiocese's list in 1/25/19.
Removed as head of San Lorenzo Seminary in Santa Ynez in 2002 due to accusations of abusing boys 1971-84. At least two civil suits filed. Archdiocesan report shows 11 accusers. Inactive status. Lawsuit filed in 12/19 under the CA Child Victims Act, claiming abuse of a boy, ages 15-17, in 1984-86. The boy was a student at St. Francis High School in La Canada Flintridge, and an altar server. Kearney taught at St. Francis High 1970-95. Removed from the school in 1995 after allegations. Would allegedly sexually abuse boys under the guise of wrestling. Five more suits to be filed naming Kearney, per attorneys in 12/19.
From Ireland. Arrived in CA in 1934, assigned to a parish in Burlingame in the SF archdiocese. Later worked in Los Angeles, CA and Hermiston, OR, returning to Our Lady of the Angels in Burlingame, CA in 1961 as pastor, where he remained until his death 6/18/91. Named Capuchin Custos Provincial in 1962. Accused in 2004 or 2005 of abusing a minor 1952-53. Named in a civil suit.
Principal of St. Lawrence Seminary until 1982, then academic dean at Sacred Heart School of Theology until 1993. A civil suit alleges Leifeld, Jim Buser and James Wolf molested a student at St. Lawrence. Plaintiff went on to be a counselor for men abused by clergy and claims his therapy in 1992 revealed flashbacks. Suit tried in 1995 but jury found it was too late under the statute of limitations. Leifeld admitted in a deposition to abuse of at least seven, but not of plaintiff. He died in 6/94.
Assigned to Aiea and Pearl City HI parishes and on Guam. Sued 2003. Accused of abuse of a 19-year-old, mentally-challenged youth 1997-98. Parents of 2 altar boys complained in 1994 but diocese said behavior not sexual in nature. Reassigned 2002 to NY prior to civil suit filed. Civil trial settled for $375K in 1/07 just before trial. Underwent treatment for sexual issues and alcohol abuse. Admitted giving alcohol to boys. Accused of abuse on Guam during seminary and 1st assignment. Lawsuit in 2017 alleging abuse 1985 altar boy age 9-10 on Guam. Suit in 10/17 claimed abuse in 1985 of 14-year-old boy in Talofofo, Guam. On Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/19 (name misspelled "Manetta").
Massaro, founder and longtime head of Youth Ministry program for Northeast province of the Capuchins, was accused in 2002 of molesting several boys, including one in Long Island and one from Queens, a number of years previously. He was removed from his assignment in New Hampshire (no claims of offense there) and placed on leave. Remained a priest without privileges.
Worked in Dioceses of Salina and Archdiocese of Kansas City KS. Accusations made in 2003 to Review Board. A woman said he abused her when she was 18 and he was part of Salina diocese. Also accused by a man who was a minor at the time of the abuse in 1970s at Church of the Good Shepherd in Shawnee. Three claims settled of alleged abuse of one female and two males. Meis was "dismissed from the church" in 1986 and later laicized. Died in 1997. One man claimed abuse at age 11 in 1972 by Meis during counseling sessions. He was barred from suing due to the statute of limitations. Named as credibly accused on the KCK diocese's list in 1/19. On Capuchin Province of Mid-America list 3/1/19. Per Salina diocese, abuse occurred 1960s-70s.
Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as a deceased friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Migan's name is included on this list without any additional information on cla
Worked in Indiana, Wisconsin, New York, and Massachusetts. Died in 1980. Accused in 1998 of having sexually abused an altar boy in 1965 or 1966 at St. Denis' in Westwood, Massachusetts. The accuser indicated there may have been other victims. Modicowitz' former Provincial acknowledged in 1998 that he had removed Modicowitz from a New York parish due to "problems." Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Capuchin Franciscan Friar of the Province of St. Mary, ordained in NY. Worked on Guam 1976-99 then Pearl City, HI 1999-2008. Teacher, counselor, pastor, vice-provincial. (First Guam assignment was assistant parish priest under Rev. Anthony Apuron who later became bishop, and in 2017 has many accusations against him of child sex abuse.) Nilan died 8/5/09 in New York. He was accused in a 6/17 lawsuit of molesting a 14-year-old boy in the rectory of Our Lady of Mt Carmel parish in Agat in 1982. The boy aspired to be a priest and was living at the rectory. Suit filed 10/17 by man alleging rape as a 10-year-old altar boy by Niland, in about 1979, during confessions.
Worked in New York, Guam and Hawaii. Accused in a 2008 letter to Order's NY provincial of abusing a boy 1961-66, when the boy attended St. Mary's Seminary High School in Glenclyffe, NY. The accuser produced correspondence that substantiated his claim, including an apology from Nowak. Order has paid for counseling for him. Faculties had been removed in 2004 for past allegations that "arose elsewhere." Nowak worked in almost every parish in Guam staffed by his Order. Retired and living in Guam at Capuchin Friary in 4/17; there since at least 2007.
Accused of abuse of four St. Francis of Assisi parish altar boys 1957-62, per 2003 civil suit. HIs accusers said he also abused other altar boys, and that he "rushed through mass" so he could molest them. One mother reportedly told authorities, after which Quinlan was transferred to WIllitis CA. (Part of the San Francisco archdiocese until the Santa Rosa diocese was established in 1/62.) Plaintiffs' attorney said that the Church told them that Quinlan had been sent to an Indian reservation in Arizona to pay penance for his sins. Quinlan died in 1970. Listed in L.A. Archdiocesan report. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. Assigned there 1962-68.
Named publicly as accused on the Wheeling-Charleston diocese's list in late 2018. Allegation received 5/7/15 of abuse 1967-72 (Diocese of Richmond at the time). Added to the Baltimore archdiocese's list 4/24/19. Accused in 2013 of abuse in the mid-1980s. Assigned 1978-88 to St. Ambrose in Cresaptown. Roscetti died in 1991.
Named publicly as accused by the Capuchin Province of Mid-America on its list 3/1/19. Per the Salina diocese, there is one known credible allegation against Scarry, occurring in the 1980s. He left the Order in 2016.
Identified in 6/18/13 Capuchin audit report as a deceased friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Schlaefer's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. He died 6/19/92 in Saginaw, MI. Worked in Milwaukee, Detroit and Chicago. On the Saginaw diocese's list by 8/9/19.
"Leslie." Worked as a missioner in Central America for 52 years. Joined the Central American Vice Province. Retired and returned to Wisconsin. Died 10/09/05. Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as a deceased friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Shafer's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him.
Capuchin brother. Named publicly as accused by the Capuchin Province of Mid-America on its list 3/1/19. Removed from ministry/under supervision, per the Salina diocese. One known credible allegation of abuse, which occurred in 1977.
Spent 31 years as a priest in Nicaragua. Identified in 6/18/13 "Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph" as current friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Smetana's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Removed from public ministry, living under supervision. Included on the La Crosse diocese's list 1/18/20, where he worked at some point at St. Henry in Eau Galle. Permanently removed from ministry.
Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as former friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Spader's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. He left the order at some point.
Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as current friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Sparacino's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Served most of career as provincial tailor for province of St. Joseph. Living in 8/13 under supervision in a nursing home. Died 1/19/15.
Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as former friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Stewart's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Audit reported that he had been removed from ministry and placed under supervision. He left the order and was laicized at some point. On the Saginaw diocese's list by 8/9/19, where he was assigned 1973-74.
Accused of molesting a 13-year-old girl at Sacred Heart Shrine in Columbia Heights in 5/15. The girl's mother reportedly informed Rev. Mosis Villalta, OFM.Cap. in 2015; police were not notified until 10/26/18, after Villalta told a visiting priest about the situation. Arrested 11/7/18, charged with second-degree child abuse. Also accused of kissing a 16-year-old girl in 2015, and of rubbing a 15-year-old girl's leg during confession the same year. Archdiocese suspended Vazquez after notified by Order of allegations 10/26/18. Removed as pastor. Parish's child protection coordinator placed on leave. Arrested on new allegations 12/11/18, of abuse of a girl starting when she was age 9. On Baltimore archdiocese's list 12/14/18. Indicted in 5/19 on 7 counts of sex abuse of 2 children and a woman. Convicted in 8/19. Motion for a new trial in 9/19; denied. Sentenced in 11/19 to 15 years in prison.
Tertiary Capuchin. Colombian. Worked in Colombia and U.S. Suspended from ministry in Diocese of Alexandria in 2/16 pending investigation of allegations of sexual misconduct with a female minor during 8-year period while assigned to Baltimore archdiocese. Left Baltimore in 2010. Admitted the allegations. The two had a child together, later married. On Alexandria diocese's list 2/6/19 (name spelled "Valez-Lopez.") Case sent to Vatican. On Baltimore's list updated 7/23/19.
In 9/13 Attorney Mitchell Garabedian announced a settlement on behalf of a woman who accused White of abusing her in the late 1960s, when she was about age 9 and he worked at St. Lawrence Friary in Milton. White is deceased.
Civil suit alleges Wolf, Jim Buser and Gale Leifeld molested a man while he was a student at a Capuchin run high school and after graduation. The plaintiff was a counselor for men abused by clergy and claimed his therapy in 1992 revealed flashbacks. Case tried in 1995. Jury decided it was not filed within the statute of limitations. Two of the priests admitted abusing other boys but not the plaintiff in this case.
"Chuck." Accused in 2005 of abusing a 14-year-old boy while assigned to Church of the Good Shepherd in Shawnee in 1976 and 1977. Order's review board found allegations "believable." Accuser also filed civil suit which was later dismissed on SOL. He later received payment of $25K. On the archdiocese's list 1/25/19. On the Capuchin Province of Mid-America's list 3/1/19. Per Salina diocese, dismissed from Order 1987.
Arrested in 4/08. Charged with sex abuse of a 14-year-old boy in 1999 at St. Matthew's in Charlotte, where he was assigned 1997-99. Transferred out of diocese in 10/99. At time of arrest, was chaplain at St. Mary's in Passaic, NJ. Extradited to Charlotte and released on bail. Victim filed civil suit vs diocese and Capuchins 10/08, saying diocese knew before transfer to NJ and case covered-up. Pled guilty to 1 count 2/09; sentenced to 7 years 8 months to 10 years prison. Suit settled 5/10 for $1.23M ($1M from Diocese and $230K from the Order). Released from prison 8/16. Moved from NC to NJ in 11/16. Per Capuchins, defrocked in 2010. Suit in 12/20 claimed abuse of a boy ages 5-7, at St. Matthew's, beginning in 1997.
Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as a deceased friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Zach's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Spent several years at St. Lawrence Seminary as teacher and novice master, then became a hospital chaplain. Died 3/22/97.