Religious Sister of Mercy (RSM). Joined the order in 1952. Professed her final vows in 1957. Accused publicly by a woman in the 2000s of sexually abusing her throughout high school, beginning when the woman was age 15 in the late 1960s. Per Barto's accuser, the abuse occurred in classrooms at Mater Christi High School in Queens, on school buses to sporting events, at retreats in upstate NY, at the girl's home in Woodside and at a Long Island Convent. Barto died 5/2/14. Lawsuit filed 2/18/20; settled in 2020.
Removed from ministry by order in 1992 after archdiocese reported complaints. No report to police. Sent for treatment and assigned to office work. Retired. Publicly accused in 2006 of abusing two male students multiple times in the 1960s at St. Patrick's Elementary School in Milwaukee. Transferred in the 1970s to an all-girls school in the Chicago area. Indicted on two felony counts in 12/06. Admitted to other victims. Sentenced in 2/08 to 1 year in jail, 9 years probation. Released in 4/09. Civil suit filed in 5/09. Died 4/18/11 in Omaha.
Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/2023 of abusing a girl, age 7, at St. Ann's Indian Island School in Old Town in about 1977. Keogh was the superior of St. Ann's Convent and school principal at the time in question.
Accused in a lawsuit filed in 12/21 of sexually abusing a second-grade boy at St. John's School in Bangor 1957-58, where Walsh was school principal and an 8th-grade teacher. Walsh's accuser said that she sexually abused him in the coatroom several times, after telling him that he had wet his pants and needed to take them off. The man also said he and his classmates were regularly spanked by teachers on their exposed buttocks in front of the class. Walsh died in 1973, age 86.