Member of T.O.R community in Hollidaysburg PA. Per PA Grand Jury Presentment 3/15/16, accused of molesting a little girl 1972-80 in Rapid City, SD. Bishop Dimmerling moved him to another parish due to the accusation and released him from diocese 1984. Adams worked in PA 1941-68, VA 1968-70, SD 1972-83. Returned to PA 1971-72, then 1984. In 1993 wanted to teach children piano lessons. T.O.R Provincial Giles Schinelli denied the request after reviewing Adams' file, writing "it is best he is now on our list of retired friars." Adams died 12/31/96. On Rapid City diocese's list in 3/19.
Teacher/trainer/coach in MN, MI, VA, PA. Molested boys and girls when giving massages for injuries. Removed in 2000 after MI allegation; under supervision. First known abuse in MN 1977; reported 2003, settled 2005. Settlement 2012 of Order and JFK HS with 11 men re 1980s abuse announced 1/16/13. Baker died by suicide 1/26/13. Diocese knew of allegations in 2009. Allegations in 2011 re Bishop McCort HS in Johnstown PA. Multiple lawsuits. $8M settlement with 88 survivors announced 10/21/14. PA AG announced charges vs 3 TOR Franciscans responsible for Baker's assignments: Giles A. Schinelli, Robert J. D'Aversa, Anthony M. Criscitelli. Rev. Bradley Baldwin, TOR suspended pending investigation of his supervisory role. Diocese and TORs settled 28 claims in 9/16 for $900k. Charges v Schinelli dismissed on SOL 10/17. D'Aversa and Criscielli pled no contest 5/18; fined and 5 years probation. Probation for D'Aversa and Criscitelli ended early, in 9/21. New suit 8/18. Baker's name on Youngstown diocese's list 10/29/18.
Named in a 2/05 lawsuit. Accused of abuse of 16-year-old boy in late the 1970s, when Brady was his teacher at Bishop Carroll High School in Ebensburg. Also worked in MN, VA and WV. Reportedly removed from ministry in 1972. Died in 3/03 in the Wheeling WV diocese. (The plaintiff in the 2/05 suit had become a priest; the diocese placed him on leave after he filed suit; he resigned from active priesthood in 4/06.) A second man came forward in 2012 to report a confidential settlement with the Order and Barry Robinson High in 2003 and 2004. Diocese refused to settle. Brady's name is included on the Richmond diocese's list 2/15/19.
On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Brennan, who were "likely involved in the sexual abuse of minors."
Brennan was assigned in the diocese to Holy Family in Belle Prairie 1958-62, and Our Lady of the Angels Boarding School 1958-68.
Taught in PA schools, pastor of PA and WV parishes, taught at St. Francis University in Loretto PA for 20 years, VP there 1976-83. Retired to Franciscan retirement facility in Frederick County VA. Arrested 7/26/17, charged with taking indecent liberties with a child by a person in a custodial or supervisory relationship. Complaint was said to have first been filed in 2003 of abuse by Cain of a 15-year-old girl, at her home in Fairfax. First reported in 2004, later withdrawn, reopened in 5/17. Cain died 5/12/18.
On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Canu, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information on the parish where the abuse occurred or when it occurred. Worked at Our Lady of he Angels Boarding School, Belle Prairie. Added to the Richmond diocese's list 6/27/19. It notes that Canu was removed in 1973, was laicized, and died in 2019.
Sometimes spelled Krakowsky. Correct spelling of last name is Krakovsky per his gravestone and obituary. Worked in OR, MN, PA and in multiple overseas assignments. A man filed suit in 11/94 (1/95?) alleging he was sexually molested by Krakovsky 1961-64 at a Little Falls parish. A news article refers to four other victims. Suit names St. Cloud Diocese and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Archdiocese denied it was responsible because Diocese was an independent entity. Living at Monastery in Altoona in 1995. Died 7/14/97 in PA. Name included on St. Cloud's 1/3/14 list. It gave no information as to where or when the abuse occurred. It did show he was the local superior of St. Louis Monastery in St. Cloud and was at Cathedral High School. Included on Harrisburg PA diocese list 8/1/18. On Wheeling-Charleston diocese's list late 2018; there 9/91-4/92.
Member of T.O.R. Franciscan community in Hollidaysburg PA, Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. Worked in PA 1953-59, including as Boy Scout chaplain. In MN 1959-84, returning to PA 1984. Per the PA Grand Jury Presentment 3/15/16, LaPan was investigated in 1984 in MN for giving a car and money to an 18-year-old male; it was discovered LaPan sexually molested altar boys. Local church official told St. Cloud Bishop Speltz in a letter that the County Attorney would not press charges "out of respect for the Parish and Priesthood." LaPan's Order also received the letter. He was allowed to stay in ministry in PA. Retired. Living in 2016 at T.O.R. monastery in PA.
Per 3/15/16 PA Grand Jury Presentment, Neetz raped a child in the 1950s while assigned to Highland Hall in Hollidaysburg, as reported by the victim in 2009. The report said further that the victim was abused by other members of the T.O.R. Franciscans years later. Neetz worked also in VA, MD, DC, OH, and FL. He died 10/12/02.
Named in a lawsuit filed in 1/20 under the NY Child Victims Act by an 87-year-old man who claims Sisters Mary and Veronica, as well as Rev. Edmund O'Connor, sexually abused him in the early 1940s at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish and school in Silver Creek when he was in third through eighth grades. The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis ran the school.
Named in Altoona-Johnstown 3/16 GJ report. Per report, abused boy 1964-67 in Altoona diocese and monastery in Hollidaysburg. Allegations 5/16 that Waldruff raped a teen boy in Altoona, bribing him with alcohol, money and cars, and making him dress as a woman. Sent to KY 1967. Suit filed 4/02 alleging abuse by Waldruff of boy, age 11, around 1968, in Owensboro. Accuser and his parents told bishop; sent for treatment, reassigned. Transferred to WV in 1972. Sent to MA for treatment 1976. May have abused in Worcester MA, where he was sent 1979. Living in NY 1980. Dismissed by Order 1983. Died 3/25/85. On Wheeling-Charleston diocese's list in late 2018. On Owensboro's list 4/12/19, noting five allegations, two substantiated.
On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Wolski, with claims of sexual abuse of minors. Cathedral High School in St. Cloud appears to be his only assignment in the diocese. Spent time in Paraguay in the 1960s. Died 1/3/12 at St. Bernardine Monastery in PA, age 80. Named in PA AG's 3/15/16 Grand Jury Report. Per report, abused 3 boys, ages 10-11,1963-67, at an Altoona PA parish. Said to have taken little boys into parish offices and fondled their genitals. Bishop Adamec and T.O.R. Provincial Giles Schinelli learned of allegations in 1991. Robert D'Avdersa, T.O.R. and Adamec assigned Wolski to hospital ministry. Schinelli, D'Aversa and Anthony M. Criscitelli, T.O.R. were criminally charged 3/15/16 with child endangerment and conspiracy related to the Wolski case and other T.O.R. Franciscan child sex abusers under their supervision. On Wheeling-Charleston list late 2018; there 1990-91.
Director and chaplain of Princeton University's Catholic campus ministry and Diocesan Vicar for Catholic Education in 9/19 when accused of sexually abusing a minor in 1975, prior to ordination. Denied the allegation. Resigned. On 6/16/20 the TOR Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus announced that investigations by the A.G. and Order could not substantiate the allegation and deemed it not credible. Zeis was to be reinstated.