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Isottón molested girls who were preparing to receive their

First Holy Communion at Nuestra Senora de Fatima church.
Argentina Virginio Isottón 2 After this case was reported, he was transferred to the
Diocese of Gregory de Laferrere. He became the parish
priest at Nuestra Senora de la Esperanza church.

Several males accused Pared of raping them while he served

as the head of a home for adolescents. Following the
Father Hector
Argentina allegations, Pared stepped down. He later was suspended by
the Bishop of Quilmes and was arrested on January 11, 2001.

Archbishop Storni resigned in September 2002 because of

accusations of sex abuse. Storni had been investigated in the
1990s after several allegations of sexual abuse. The
Edgardo Storni 3 controversy erupted again in August 2002 after a book
accused him of sexually assaulting seminarians in his
diocese. Archbishop Storni maintains he is innocent.

Ridsale was sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading

guilty to 46 charges of sexual abuse involving 21 children.
Australia Gerald Ridsdale 4 One of Ridsdale's victims claims he informed Archbishop
Pell of the abuse in 1993, and Pell offered him money to
remain silent.

Elmer, a Christian Brother, was charged in September 1997

Australia Rex Elmer 5 with assaulting 14 boys whose ages ranged from seven to 11
years old at a Catholic boys' home between 1971 and 1977.

McKeirnan was sentenced in October 1998 to a three-year

prison term for molesting nine boys between 1964-5 and
Fr. Ronald
Australia again between 1975-7. A judge, however, suspended the
McKeirnan 6
sentence after 12 months.

Cardinal Hans The cardinal was accused of sexually abusing boys at a

Austria Hermann Groer of seminary in the 1970s.
Vienna 7
Belgium Rev. Andre Vanderlyn was convicted of molesting three boys over a
Vanderlyn 8 period of several decades. In April of 1998, a Belgian court
ruled that Cardinal Godfried Danneels and a local bishop
were responsible for the abuse because they were the
supervisors of the priest. The cardinal and bishop were
ordered to pay damages totaling $14,000 to one of the

There are vague allegations that Zovko sexually molested

Bosnia Rev. Jozo Zovko women making pilgrimages to Medjugorje. 9

Martins is accused of raping a 12-year-old altar boy during

an assignment in Philadelphia, PA, in 1985. He was arrested,
admitted the abuse, and was imprisoned. However, after six
Rev. Nilo Cezar weeks he was deported to his home in Brazil. His lawyer and
Martins 10 the Philadelphia archdiocese said they lost track of Martins,
who returned to active ministry in the diocese of Nova

According to police reports, he is charged with financially

Fr. Salomao
Brazil Soares de Oliveira supporting four girls, two of whom are minors, in exchange
11 for sexual favors.

He was arrested after being caught sexually abusing a six-

year-old boy in a hotel room. He was also found to be in
Rev. Alexander
Brazil Nicolaus Werber possession of photographs of two girls, ages six and eight,
12 one with her underwear showing. He formerly directed a
school for needy children in Joao Pessoa.

Nineteen girls between the ages of 10 and 16 reported some

type of sexual contact with the priest in exchange for clothes
and money. Later the same year, Bishop Aldo Pagotto was
Fr. Sebastiao Luiz denounced by the Public Ministry of Ceara for attempting to
Tomaz 13 coerce this priest's victims to change their testimony. By July
2002 21 victims had come forward, and nine claims had
been proven with medical evidence.14

Fr. Valdeijanio de A 15-year-old girl gave birth to a child fathered by this priest
Brazil who raped her. The priest acknowledged the child as his.
Souza Melo 15
Denounced for molestation of a seminarian in the
Msgr. Jose Alves confessional during Carnaval in 1991 in Rio de Janeiro. He
Guedes 16 maintains a position as an ecclesiastical leader in Niteroi.

Brazil Fr. Jose Ari He was sentenced to 24 years in prison for the rape of two
Degrandis 17 women, one of whom was 16 years old when she was raped
twice by the priest.

He was accused of sexually molesting an 11-year-old child.

Fr. Bonifacio Previously sentenced to 13 years of prison for sexual abuse
Buzzi 18 of two minors.

Fr. Alfieri He was arrested for attempted violation by pressure of 5

Brazil Educardo Bonpani children, ages 9 to 17.
He admitted to sexual relations with a 16 year-old-girl, who
Fr. Heliberto
Brazil became pregnant as a result.
Santos 20
Fr. Edson He was accused of sexual relations with a minor who at the
Brazil Francisco dos time of this report was 18 years old and 7 months pregnant.
Santos 21
He was accused by six minors of sexual abuse; under
Fr. Juvenil Paulo
Brazil investigation by the civil authorities.
de Araújo 22
Barbosa is charged with corruption of minors after military
police discovered him with a 14-year-old after allegedly
Fr. Sergio Maya
Brazil performing oral sex on the minor. Barbosa first apologized
Barbosa 23
for his actions; later, at the police station, he recanted.

A former nun claims that she had a 27-year affair with

Archbishop Hungo, which lasted until his death. She also
claims to have adopted four children with him. Further, she
Brazil Herminio Hungo reports having sex with five bishops and 32 priests, being
24 raped in a convent library by an unnamed bishop in the early
1970s, being abused by several clergymen, and being forced
out of the church.

Berko was accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl

in 1985. Criminal charges were brought and Berko pled
guilty the following year. He received a one-year suspended
Father Matthew
Canada sentence and was reinstated to the same parish the next year.
Berko 25
The family of the victim sued and was awarded $184,000
(CAD) dollars but never received any payment.

Canada Rev. Barry In 1974, Glendinning pleaded guilty to six counts of gross
Glendinning 26 indecency for the sexual abuse of four brothers, another boy
and one girl between 1968 and 1974. He received three years
of probation and spent time in a treatment center. Later he
worked in a rural parish in Alberta and admitted to "sexual
improprieties" with young boys there. He was transferred to
a parish in Toronto in 1983. A supervising clergy member for
that church later claimed to have no knowledge of
Glendinning's criminal past.

Canada Leo Charron 27 Charron molested a boy for more than five years.

Canada Joseph Bonomi 28 Bonomi was accused of having sex with a teenager.
Prior to being ordained, Houston worked as a supervisor at a
residential dormitory between 1960 and1962. In 1962, he
plead guilty to several counts of "buggery and gross sexual
indecency" with five students. Because of the nature of the
abuse, the judge in the case declared Houston a "dangerous
sexual offender" and sentenced him to an indeterminate jail
Father Martin term. He was released on parole after serving 10 years. He
Houston 29 went on to attend seminary and was ordained in 1990,
despite the claim by many that the church was aware of
Houston's criminal background. He was transferred from his
first parish after complaints from parishioners. Since the
media exposed his past in 2002, many have complained that
they were never informed of his prior misdeeds.

O'Connor received a two and one-half year prison sentence

in November of 1996 for sexual assaults committed against
Bishop Hubert five women in the 1960s. O'Connor committed the abuse
O'Connor 30 while he was principal of a residential school in British

In the winter of 1991, a church-appointed commission

criticized Penney for his handling of reports of sex abuse by
priests. Under Penney's leadership, the diocese had received
Canada Alphonsus Penney more than 20 complaints of sexual abuse of children
31 between 1989 and 1991. The commission accused Penney of
failing to take the proper steps to respond to the reports.
Penney resigned from his position.

A former altar boy was awarded $230,000 in damages after

winning the lawsuit against Pornbacher, who abused him 20
Fr. Paul years earlier. His victim's lawyer said it was the first time a
Pornbacher 32 Catholic priest had been successfully sued in civil court for
damages caused by sexual assault.
Both men were convicted of multiple charges of sexual
Priest Harold
abuse of young males following an investigation in 1989.
McIntee and
Canada The abuse occurred at the same residential school where
Brother Glenn
Doughty 33 O'Connor (see above) committed his crimes.

Leonard Buckley He was convicted of molestation.

Triviño was accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in 2001. A
church tribunal ordered him to undergo therapy and
Priest Victor transferred him to Italy. In May 2001, the Supreme Court of
Carrera Triviño 35 Chile granted the extradition request of the family to require
Triviño to return to the country.

Larraín was suspended in September of 2001 after being

charged with raping a nine-year-old girl while serving as the
principal of a Catholic school. He insisted that he is
Priest Antonio
Chile innocent. Bishop Gonzáles, of Punto Arenas, has assisted
Larraín 36
Larraín's case by transferring a priest who supported a
lawsuit filed by the girl's parents to a new parish.

Valdenbenito has been criminally charged with raping two

boys, ages nine and ten. Although Bishop Caviedes urged the
Priest Enrique
Chile victims to pursue their cases, Valdenbenito remains in his
Valdenbenito 37

In 1991, Jimenez faced a 60-count indictment in New York

for sexual abuse against young boys. Later that year, after
pleading guilty to three counts of sexual abuse in the case,
Rev. Enrique Diaz Jimenez was transferred to Venezuela, on the
Colombia recommendation of Bishop Daily of Brooklyn. Jimenez was
Jimenez 38
arrested in November 2001 and charged with molesting two
teenage boys in Colombia. At the time of his arrest he had
been living with a teenager for three years.

In January 1999, Stock plead guilty to engaging in "gross

indecency" with an altar boy in the mid- 1970s. He received
Fr. John Gerard a one-year conditional sentence. He had previously pleaded
Stock 39 guilty to 34 counts of gross indecency against 16 young boys
between 1959 and 1981.

England Frs. Joseph Three Jesuit priests were charged with indecent assault on
Dooley, Clifford former pupils at a leading Catholic school. This brings to
Taunton, and
eight the number of former staff accused of assaults on boys
during the 1970s and '80s at Stonyhurst College and its
George Earle 40 elementary school, St. Mary's Hall. One schoolmaster, Rory
O'Brien, was arrested last year and is due to face trial on
charges of indecency involving two former pupils.

He plead guilty in November 2002 to six charges of

molesting boys over an 18-year period. Officials suspect he
may have abused more than 30 children between the 1990s
and 1980s. The Vatican currently is making plans to remove
him from the priesthood. Complaints about Hill's behavior
emerged in the 1970s, but he was transferred to a new parish.
England Michael Hill 41 After receiving treatment for the problem in the mid-1980s,
Bishop Murphy-O'Connor appointed him to be chaplain at
Gatwick airport. While serving in this position, Hill
allegedly abused a boy who had missed his flight. The latest
charges emerged from admissions made by Hill when
questioned by authorities.

Ward, former papal adviser and the highest-ranking Roman

Catholic cleric in Wales, will not be prosecuted in
Archbishop John connection with allegations he committed sexual assault on a
England seven-year-old girl nearly 30 years ago. Ward also allegedly
Ward 42
ignored reports that two priests close to him were serial
abusers. The pope demanded his resignation in 2001. 43

Former press spokesman for Archbishop Ward, Lloyd was

jailed for eight years for 11 indecent assaults, one rape, and a
serious sexual offence. The court heard that he had sexually
abused two teenage altar boys and a woman in her 20s
during a 10-year period and had raped a girl of 16 he
befriended at a church youth club. The four complainants
England Fr. John Lloyd 44 came forward as a result of his conviction last February of
abusing a girl of 13 within hours of baptizing her. He was
acquitted of seven counts of indecently assaulting children
and four counts of rape while a parish priest between 1970
and 1988. The jury was unable to reach verdicts on nine
further counts of indecent assault.

England Fr. Adrian This priest has been sentenced to six years in prison for
McLeish 45 sexually abusing boys while exchanging pornographic
material with a pedophile ring on the Internet. He had built a
library of 11,000 images on computer discs in what was the
biggest haul ever in Britain of pornography involving the
Internet. In addition to pleading guilty to eight charges of
possessing and distributing indecent pictures and two
charges of importing pornographic videos of children,
McLeish also confessed to 12 charges of indecently
assaulting four boys from ages 10 to 18.

Taylor was convicted in 1998 of committing 18 sexual

offences against young boys in a Catholic orphanage. He
was sentenced to seven years in prison and was subsequently
England Eric Taylor 46 removed from the priesthood by the Pope. Several victims
have alleged that church officials were aware that Taylor had
a previous criminal conviction before sending him to work at
the orphanage.

Rev. Rene Bissey was convicted of raping and molesting 11

minors between 1996 and 1998. He was eventually
sentenced to 18 years of prison. So egregious was the official
Rev. Rene Bissey cover-up that when Bishop Pierre Pican was convicted of
France concealing evidence that Rev. Bissey was sexually abusing
children, he was given a three-month suspended sentence
and fined one franc in symbolic damages in a court in Caen,

He was sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping and

Abbot Jean-Lucien sexually abusing three boys, aged 10 to 13, in incidents
Maurel 48 dating back to 1994.

Eisenbach, a bishop in Mainz, resigned in April 2002 after a

Bishop Bishop
Germany Franziskus woman accused him of sexually exploiting and injuring her
Eisenbach 49 during an exorcism.

Fortune allegedly raped and abused multiple boys over a

Father Sean period of several years during the 1980s. He committed
Fortune 50 suicide in 1999. 51

Collins was an employee and former principal of the

Fr. Donal Collins seminary where Fr. Fortune trained. In 1999, Collins was
52 convicted of committing "gross indecency" on boys.

Ireland Father Brendan Smyth was jailed in 1997 after admitting guilt in 74 cases of
abusing male and female children from the 1960s t through
the 1990s. Reporters allege that senior church officials were
Smyth 53 aware of Smyth's criminal behavior and transferred him from
parish to parish in order to cover up the abuse. 54

Sexton affectionately known as "The Bishop" by

Bishop Joseph parishioners, plead guilty to 17 sex offenses against four
Fegan 55 boys between 1966 and 1989.

He abused a teenage boy, starting at age 13, and sexually

assaulted him on at least four occasions, after having
recommended the child's parents send their son to the school
Fr. Joseph where he was chaplain. Summerville did not deny the
Summerville 56 allegations when confronted in 1995 and was removed from
duties upon telling his bishop. He was sentenced to four
years in prison.

Fiona Gahan, 21, a victim of sexual abuse by Grennan, is

calling for a report by the Garda (national police) on their
failure to properly investigate the matter now made public:
Fr. Jim Grennan
Ireland allegations were first made against Grennan in 1988
involving 10 schoolgirls aged 11 and 12; Grennan died two
years ago.

Payne is to be prosecuted for a "considerable number" of

allegations of sexual assault following national police
investigation. In 1981, Payne was moved from his parish
after an altar boy made an allegation of sexual abuse and
Ireland Fr. Ivan Payne 58 settled out-of-court in 1993. In 1982, he was examined and
sent to another parish. Payne was removed from ministry
when the payment was disclosed last year. He is being sued
by a young man for sexual assaults that allegedly occurred at
his last parish.

Ireland Desmond Connell, He was named as co-defendant in the Fr. Ivan Payne case.
Dublin 59
The media recently revealed that in the early 1980s, Ledwith
was accused of sexually harassing seminarians when he
Msgr. Michael served as the president of St. Patrick's College. In June 2002,
Ledwith 60 a counsel was appointed to investigate the claim that these
allegations were originally ignored.
This former Franciscan brother plead guilty to eight charges
of indecently assaulting eight boys between ages nine and 16
during the period 1969-1972. He was given a two-year
Robert Keoghan
Ireland prison term on all eight charges. Keoghan during trial was
currently serving an 18-month sentence for two similar

In April 2002, Tobin, a retired member of the Christian

Ireland Morris Tobin 62 Brothers teaching order, was charged with 173 counts of
molesting 25 schoolboys in the 1960s.

This nun was found guilty of raping a 10-year-old child in

her care in 1988 when Wall pinned the girl by the ankles
while a homeless man raped her in a children's home run by
Sister Dominic Sisters of Mercy of which Wall was in charge. Wall also
(Nora Wall) 63 personally sexually abused the girl. She was acquitted of a
second rape charge. Wall is the first nun to be convicted of
child sex abuse.

In late 1995, Payne left his parish under accusations that he

sexually abused several boys over a span of 15 years. Irish
Ireland Rev. Ian Payne 64 television reported that Payne had been previously removed
from another parish after being accused of molesting an altar
boy there.

A member of the Holy Ghost Order confessed and

apologized to 11 charges of indecent assault and one of gross
indecency, which allegedly took place between 1969 and
Fr. Joseph Steele
Ireland 1983 when he was a pastor and chaplain of a children's
home. Two boys and three girls, between the ages of nine
and fifteen, were named in the charges.

Halpin pled guilty in January 2001 to 25 counts of sexual

Br. Brendan John abuse against two sisters and their brother, which had
Ireland occurred between 1975 and 1981. He received a two-year
Halpin 66
prison sentence.

In March 2002, Marchena was publicly accused of sexually

Fr. Margarito abusing four Italian children. He was placed under house
Italy Reyes Marchena arrest. His diocese collected signatures on his behalf and sent
67 them to Italian prosecutors.

Mexico Rev, Edgar In September 2002, Hidalgo was arrested in Mexico City
and extradited to Italy where he was wanted since November
Hidalgo 68 1999. Hidalgo is charged with abusing several minors.

Maciel was accused of sexual assault by several former

priests. Maciel denied the allegations. The victims filed
Rev. Marcial
Mexico complaints with the Vatican, but their case was dismissed
Maciel 69
without comment.

He was accused of sexually abusing three boys in 1996,

Rev. Heladio Avila Avelar admitted to the charges and was sent to a
Avelar 70 rehabilitation center.

Aguilar was accused of molesting up to 60 minors between

Rev. Nicolas the ages of 11 and 13 in 1997. The diocese defended the
Aguilar 71 priest, saying he had "health problems."

Rev. Jose Arturo Tinajero raped the adolescent daughter of a church worker,
Mexico Mandujano who had his child in March of 2002.
Tinajero 72
Velasquez is accused of raping three young boys of the same
Rev. Francisco
Mexico Antonio Velazquez family in 1991. The parents of the boys were ashamed and
73 did not want the cases to come to trial.

Father Manuel
Mexico Esteban Camacho He was accused of raping a young boy in 2001.
Baruqui 74
Mendoza, who was about to be ordained, was transferred in
July 2002 after being accused of propositioning a 17-year-
old boy. The complaint was first filed in June 2001, six
months after the incident is said to have occurred. The boy's
Salvador Coria family claims they reported the abuse to a priest and a
Mendoza 75 bishop, who blocked Coria's ordination, but took no further
action. Eventually the family reported the complaint to the
Attorney General's office, and charges were filed against

Geronimo Chavez Chavez was convicted of raping a boy in 1987 and was sent
Mexico to prison.
Father Macario Apuya is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in 1997.
Apuya 76
Poland Archbishop He was accused of sexually molesting young seminarians.
Juliusz Paetz of One priest claims he was relieved of his duties after
Poznan 77 reporting the abuse to the archbishop. Paetz resigned after
the Vatican initiated an investigation of the case; he still
denies the allegations.

He denied five charges of indecent assault on two youths.

Fr. Gerry
Scotland Was due to stand trial in November.
Fitzsimmons 78
He plead guilty to charges of indecency by two teens. At first
Desmond Lynagh the Church dealt with the situation "in house" and paid one
Scotland victim 42,000 pounds. He resigned from the priesthood
when charges went public.

A former nun charged this priest with raping her over a

three-year period, beginning in 1985. The victim pursued
charges against Goodall in a church court, where he was
Rev. Frank
South Africa found guilty of sex abuse in 1995. Goodall continues an
Goodall 80
active role in the church; he currently works at a parish in
Liverpool, England.

In March 2002, Harricharan resigned in response to

speculation that he was cohabitating with an 18-year-old
Trinidad and Fr. Felix male altar server. The mother of the boy claims that she had
Tobago Harricharan 81 complained to the church about the relationship for the past
several years.

Trupia is accused of abusing several boys beginning in 1976

and continuing through the 1980s. Reports of the abuse first
surfaced in 1976. In 2001, criminal charges were filed
against Trupia, but the case was dismissed because the
United States Msgr. Robert C.
(AZ) Trupia 82 statute of limitations had expired. The victims filed civil
lawsuit against the priest and the diocese, which was settled
in 2002 for an undisclosed amount. Trupia remains a priest
but is suspended from clerical duties.

United States Rev. Patrick Colleary first underwent treatment for behavioral problems
(AZ) Colleary 83 in 1997. After being released in 1998, he was assigned to a
parish in Scottsdale. By 1999, the Diocese of Phoenix had
received at least six complaints of improper sexual conduct
by Colleary, spanning the three decades of his ministry
(three of the complaints had occurred between 1998 and
1999). In May 2002, one of his victims came forward to
accuse Colleary of fondling her when she was a teenager in
the mid 1970s and having consensual sex with her when she
was an adult. Colleary also admitted in May w002 to
fathering a child with another parishioner in 1978. On May
30, 2002, civil authorities announced they were opening a
criminal investigation of Fr. Collery and the Diocese of
Phoenix. 84

In 1995, the Diocese of Phoenix paid $45,000 to settle a

United States Msgr. Dale Fushek sexual harassment claim by a male church worker. Fushek
(AZ) 85 claims he was innocent; the diocese said it made the
settlement to avoid litigation.

Emon was removed from public ministry in June 2002, after

information surfaced that he molested older male teens
United States
Fr. Neil Emon 86 during the mid 1970s. The Arizona Republic claims that the
(AZ) Phoenix diocese knew of previous complaints against Emon
when they accepted him in 2000.

United States
Karl LeClaire 87 He was sued for allegedly molesting a 13-year-old boy.
Gutierrez was accused of kissing a 16-year-old girl against
her will while serving as a priest in Alaska during the 1980s.
After the incident, he received treatment and was transferred
Rev. Javier
United States
Gutierrez Ramirez to a parish in Tijuana, Mexico. In July 2002, following the
(AK) passage of the new US Bishops' norms on sexual abuse of
minors, Bishop Michael W. Warfel of Juneau, AK banned
Gutierrez from working as a priest.

Verzosa was accused of abusing a boy for a period of six

United States Alexander Org
(CA) Verzosa 89 years.

Van Handel plead guilty to abusing an eight-year-old boy.

United States Robert Van
(CA) Handel 90 He was sentenced to eight years in jail.

Pecharich resigned in March 2002 because he abused an

United States Rev. Michael
(CA) Pecharich 91 adolescent in 1983.

Rucker is accused of molesting seven girls over a period of

thirty years, beginning in 1947, one year after his ordination.
United States George Neville
(CA) Rucker 92 The cases were not reported until 2002. He was arrested in
October 2002 while vacationing aboard a cruise ship.

Joan K. of Sacramento accused Boyle of molesting her in

United States Father Edward 1967 when she was 17. Her mother reported the incident to
(CA) Boyle 93 another priest in the diocese. Boyle died in 1998.
In July 2002, O'Keefe was arrested for having sex with a 17-
year-old female during the 1970s. O'Keefe is charged with
15 felony counts of oral copulation. The woman reported the
incident in 1989 to former Bishop Phillip F. Straling but the
current Bishop did not hear of her complaint until April
United States Rev. Patrick J.
(CA) O'Keefe 94 2002. O'Keefe was fired in 1994 following allegations of
sexual relationships with three adult women. O'Keefe began
working at St. Anne's school in 1997, but was dismissed in
April 2002 when the diocese notified school officials about
the complaint against him.

Dolores Sharp Nelson claims that Lyons sexually abused her

United States Monsignor Lyons in 1957 when Nelson was 12. Nelson says that Lyons
(CA) 95 fondled her during her pre-confirmation confession. Lyons
died in 1958.

In 1996, 15 men accused O'Shea and two other priests of

molesting them. The San Francisco Archdiocese paid $2.5
million that year to settle the case. In 2002, nine men
United States Rev. Patrick
(CA) O'Shea 96 brought 224 charges of molestation against O'Shea. These
charges were thrown out in March 2002, due to violation of
the statute of limitations.

United States James Monaghan Monaghan pled no contest to abusing a seven-year-old girl.
(CA) 97
In 2000, the Diocese of Santa Rosa settled a lawsuit with
four of his accusers for $1.6 million. In April 2002, he was
United States Rev. Don Kimball convicted of molesting a 13-year-old girl in 1981. At the
(CA) 98 same trial, he was acquitted of the charge of raping a 14-
year-old girl in 1977. He no longer performs priestly duties
but has not been dismissed from the priesthood.

Lori Capobianco Haigh accused a priest of sexually abusing

her in 1978 and then paying for her abortion. Ms. Haigh
settled her civil suit in April 2002 with the Diocese of
Orange County and Archdiocese of Los Angeles for $1.2
million. A previous sexual abuse case (for abuse occurring in
United States Rev. John P.
(CA) Lenihan 99 the 1970s) was settled with a girl in 1991. Father Lenihan
was removed from public ministry in the fall of 2001, after
admitting to affairs with parishioners. He has asked the pope
to be laicized. He recently disappeared from the treatment
center he was attending, and is currently missing.
In April 2002, Lori Haigh accused Baird of making sexual
advances on her when she went to report Lenihan's
molestation. Following this accusation, police received a
United States Msgr. Lawrence
(CA) Baird 100 second phone call from a woman accusing Baird of
misconduct. No further details were released. Baird remains
on the job during the investigation.

In 2002, a mentally ill woman accused Mahony of molesting

her. Mahony denied the complaint. Police dismissed the
charge in April 2002 because the woman had been diagnosed
as paranoid schizophrenic. In June 2002, Loren Mitchell
United States Cardinal Roger
(CA) Mahony 101 Saffels, 34, told the police that Cardinal Mahony molested
him in 1982. After a three-month police investigation,
authorities believe that the claim was false, and Saffels has
been charged with extortion. 102

Schipper was found guilty of emailing sex material to

United States Carl Anthony
(CA) Schipper 103 minors

In 1973, Widera was convicted, sentenced and placed on

three years probation for sexual misconduct with a boy. A
second sexual misconduct charge was made against Widera
in 1975. The next year he was transferred from Milwaukee
United States Rev. Sigfried to California with a warning that he had a "moral problem"
(CA) Widera 104 involving a boy. He was removed from his Orange County
position and sent for therapy after six allegations of sex
abuse arose in 1985. In April 2002, a 32-year-old man filed a
complaint accusing Widera of fondling him in 1980.

In 1993, Ramos pled guilty to three misdemeanors in

connection with sexual abuse of young boys. He was
United States Rev. Ponciano M. transferred to a new parish in CA without officials there
(CA) Ramos 105 being told of the abuse. Ramos resigned in April 2002 from
his current parish assignment once news of his past
misconduct arose.

Savino was accused in April 2002 of molesting at least 10

teenagers at schools he taught at in California and Kentucky.
United States Fr. Dominic Savino was forced to leave his position as president of
(CA) Savino 106 Crespi High School after allegations were made in April

United States Rev. Tom Accusations of child molestation were reported against
Naughton in early April, 2002. Naughton is accused of
molesting a child in Texas in 1978. He was removed from
(CA) Naughton 107 church duties and placed on administrative leave in April

In the fall of 2001, church officials began investigating a

report that first arose in 1981 that Henson had engaged in
sexual misconduct with a boy. Henson denied the allegation.
United States Father Jerome
(CA) Henson 108 After the initial report in 1981, Henson was transferred to a
parish in Reno, Nevada. He has since been officially
removed from church duty.

A former monsignor and Santa Margarita Catholic High

School principal, Harris was accused in 1994 of molesting a
boy. The church paid a $5.2 million settlement in the case in
United States Michael Harris
(CA) 109 August 2001.Harris has been on inactive church leave since
1994. He received his doctorate from Pepperdine University
and founded a non-profit organization.

A man claims he notified the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in

1989 and again in 1991 that Sutphin molested him and his
brother when they were children. The man again came
United States Rev. Carl Sutphin forward with the allegations in 2002; Sutphin's name was
(CA) 110 given to the Los Angeles Police Department at that time. In
1994, a woman reported that her sons had been molested by
Sutphin during a 1984 field trip. Cardinal Mahony dismissed
Sutphin in April 2002.

Bismonte was arrested in April 2002 for molesting two girls

United States Father Honesto
(CA) Bismonte 111 between 1997-2001.

In May 2002, a man accused Granadino of sexually

molesting him for eight years when he was an altar boy.
Police are also questioned approximately 100 parents and
United States Rev. David F.
(CA) Granadino 112 teenagers at the parish, following reports of inappropriate
sexual contact. Granadino was granted a leave of absence in
March 2002.

United States Father Denis In April 2002, Lyons was accused of molesting a teenage
(CA) Lyons 113 boy in the 1980s. At the time of the new allegations, officials
at his diocese also revealed that Lyons had admitted in 1993
to engaging in "inappropriate behavior" with two men, and
that in 1994, parents of two brothers had complained that
Lyons had molested their teenage sons in 1979. After both
accusations, Lyons was sent for "extensive counseling," but
he was not removed from his ministry until this year. Lyons
was placed on paid administrative leave in April 2002, and
the case was forwarded to the police.

A complaint of sexual abuse against Father Covas was

United States Father Peter Covas revealed in April 2002, after the diocese reviewed its files to
(CA) 114 search for sexual abuse allegations. Covas resigned his
position in April 2002.

A single complaint of sexual abuse against Father Luque was

revealed in April 2002, after the diocese reviewed its files to
United States Father Peter
(CA) Luque 115 search for sexual abuse allegations. Luque was placed on
indefinite leave during the investigation.

In 1984, a woman (Rita Milla) claimed she was raped and

abused by seven Catholic priests in the early 1980s. The suit
was originally dismissed because of a violation of the statute
of limitations, but in 1991 Tamayo confessed to initiating the
United States Father Santiago abuse. In April of 2002, the victim's lawyer uncovered
(CA) Tamayo 116 papers indicating that church officials knew of the abuse and
took action to protect Tamayo. Tamayo left the church in
1980 and fathered a child with a woman he later married. He
died in 1999.

Cruces is another of the seven priests accused of raping Rita

United States Father Angel Milla in the early 1980s. As of May, 2002, Cruces served at a
(CA) Cruces 117 parish in New York City.

Tugade is another of the seven priests accused of raping Rita

Milla in the early 1980s. Tugade admits to having sex with
United States Father Valentin Milla, but claims it was consensual. He left the priesthood
(CA) Tugade 118 several years ago and is currently living with his girlfriend in

United States Pina was accused of abusing a 14-year-old girl.

Joseph Pina 119
United States Father Henry Perez was accused of sexual abuse when he was a priest
(CA) Perez 120 serving in Arizona. He was removed in 1991 when officials
in his new California diocese became aware of the prior
allegations. Perez now works as a priest in the Anglican
Catholic Church, where he celebrates Mass weekly.

Coughlin was removed from his diocese in 1993, after

allegations of abuse were reported. He continues to say Mass
United States Father Richard
(CA) Coughlin 121 privately, despite church officials' orders to cease all priestly

In May 2002, Kiesle was charged with seven counts of child

molestation for incidents occurring while he was a priest
thirty years ago. Two other women recently reported that
Kiesle molested them at his home in the mid-1990s. Kiesle
pled no contest in 1978 to molesting two boys. He received
United States Stephen Kiesle three years of probation and left the priesthood in 1981. In
(CA) 122 June 2002, police investigated whether Kiesle was involved
in the disappearance of three girls between 1988 and 1991.
123 In August 2002, Kiesle was arrested again. He was
charged with two counts of molesting an altar boy in 1976.

In April 2002, Bishop Patrick McGrath (of the Diocese of

San Jose) acknowledged that he knew of six priests facing
sexual abuse allegations. The only named priest, Rev.
Pritchard, is accused of abusing boys in his parish during the
Rev. Joseph T. 1970s. In only two of the incidents were the accused still
United States Pritchard and five working in the diocese, all others accused priests were either
(CA) other San Jose retired or deceased.For the two active priests, each received
priests 125 psychological treatment and was reassigned to jobs
involving no contact with minors. Both were criminally
charged; one served jail time and the other received

United States Rev. Edward Brother Connor is said to have abused a kitchen worker at a
(CA) Thomas Burke and Jesuit Center and Rev. Burke was sentenced in June 2002 to
Brother Charles two years in prison for molesting a retarded man who
Leonard Connor
worked in the same kitchen. The abuse, alleged to have
occurred over a two and a half- to three-year period, was
first reported to Jesuit officials in 1995. In 1997, a friend of
the victims reported the abuse to police, but the investigation
was not completed because the victims would not talk to the
authorities. The investigation was again pursued in 2000,
when one of the victims came forward. At this time, Burke
admitted to the abuse, and the Jesuits transferred him to
Santa Clara University. Connor plead guilty to one count of
"committing lewd acts on a dependent adult" in 2001. He
was sentenced to six months of home detention.

In November 2002, Walsh was arrested for repeatedly

fondling a child under 14 years old in 1984. Walsh fondled
the child in a swimming pool and in a shower on the victim's
13th birthday. The boy's parents reported the incidents to
United States Rev. Milton T. Archbishop John Quinn the day after the boy's birthday, but
(CA) Walsh 127 the Archbishop dissuaded them from going to the police. n
the spring of 2002, Walsh admitted to the abuse and
apologized to the victim during a police-directed phone call
from the victim to Walsh.

Through a complaint received by Child Protective Service,

Heaney is charged with molesting two brothers 40 years ago.
United States Monsignor John P. Heaney is the chaplain for the San Francisco Police
(CA) Heaney 128 Department. He has been placed on leave while the
authorities investigate the accusation.

Plesetz was arrested in September 2002 on charges of

United States Gerald John
(CA) Plesetz 129 molesting a girl who gave birth to his child in the 1970s.

Hume Salas is accused of stealing money from church

collections and of sexually abusing several young men. His
United States Fr. Jorge Hume supervisor claims she frequently warned diocesan officials
(CA) Salas 130 that Hume Salas we not a suitable priest. He has since been
suspended from all ministerial duties.

United States Andrew Anderson He was convicted of kidnapping and fondling a 14-year-old
(CA) 131 boy.

United States James Arimond He was accused of molesting 3 youths.

(CA) 132
United States
James Elward 133 He resigned after wrestling with a boy.
United States Bernard Dabbene He was connvicted of molesting a 17-year-old.
(CA) 134
United States Richard Henry He plead guilty to having sex with children.
(CA) 135
United States Joseph Michael In April 2002, newspapers reported that Mr. DeShan had
(CT) DeShan 136 engaged in a sexual relationship with a girl between 1988
and 1989. His archdiocese at the time (Bridgeport, CT) said
it only became aware of the allegations when DeShan
initiated proceedings to leave the priesthood in 1994. Mr.
DeShan went on to become an elementary school teacher in
New Jersey. DeShan was placed on temporary suspension
from his teaching job in April 2002, while the claim was
investigated. He was allowed to return to work in May 2002.
No criminal charges could be filed because the Connecticut
statute of limitations had expired.

United States Rudy was arrested in June 1998 for assault on a teenager.
John Rudy 137
Three former students from St. Augustine School in Hartford
accused McSheffery of sexual abuse. McSheffery, who
served as director of the school, allegedly sexually molested
the 9- and 10-year-old boys at the school. One of the victims
United States Rev. Daniel F. claims he previously reported the abuse to church officials,
(CT) McSheffery 138 but no details have been released. After the allegations were
reported to the authorities in May 2002, McSheffery was
placed on leave from the church where he had been serving
as pastor for the last 16 years.

Donovan admitted in April 2002 of having had a recent

United States Father William D. affair with a young man. Following his admission, he
(CT) Donovan 139 resigned from his parish in Fairfield.

In April 2002, the Bishop of Bridgeport (Bishop William

Lori) met with two men who claimed Bietighofer had abused
United States Father Alfred J.
(CT) Bietighofer 140 them when they were altar boys. Shortly following the abuse
report, Bietighofer resigned.

United States Richard Buongimo He was arrested for sexually abusing a child.
(CT) 141
Rev. Sherman In November 2002, the Bridgeport diocese received a letter
Gray, Rev. Albert from a man claiming that these three priests sexually abused
United States
McGoldrick, Rev. him from 1979-1983. The three pastors stepped down
Robert Morrissey immediately and the diocese began an investigation.
United States
Felix Maguire 143 He was sued for abusing a boy.
United States Msgr. Russell In March 2002, Dillard admitted that he had engaged in
(DC) Dillard 144 "inappropriate touching and kissing" with two teenage girls
nearly 20 years ago. Dillard was suspended in March 2002
and the incidents were reported to police. The incidents,
however, extend beyond the District of Columbia's statute of

Between 1986 and 2001, nine priests in the Archdiocese of

Thomas Chebloski Washington were removed after being accused of molesting
United States and nine other boys; all were criminally prosecuted. All priests were
(DC) unnamed priests prohibited from celebrating Mass or the sacraments;
145 Chebloski was laicized after his conviction.

United States Owen J. Melody He plead guilty in 1987 of abusing a 13-year-old girl.
(DC) 146
In March 2002, O'Connell admitted to sexually abusing a
teenage seminary student in the 1970s. The Missouri diocese
where the abuse occurred paid the victim $125,000 in 1996.
The victim broke that the agreement to speak publicly this
United States Bishop Anthony
(FL) O'Connell 147 year. The accuser has also used RICO to file a federal suit
accusing Connell and all US Catholic Bishops of covering
up the crime. O'Connell resigned after admitting to the

In the late 1990s, the Archdiocese of Miami secretly made

United States Rev. Joseph Cinesi financial settlements for a sex abuse case. Cinesi stepped
(FL) 148 down in August 1999, saying he wanted to fight the

In 1988, a male victim accused Burke of molesting him

repeatedly the previous year. The Tampa police dropped the
case when it was first reported that year. The victim has now
United States Rev. William filed suit against the Vatican, Pope John Paul II, the
(FL) Burke 149 Salesians the (religious order that runs the school where the
abuse occurred), the Diocese of St. Petersburg and Father

In 2001, the former communications director for the diocese

accused Lynch of sexual harassment. Lynch denied the
United States Bishop Robert charge. The dioceses issued the accuser a $100,000 payment
(FL) Lynch 150 in late 2001, but it claims the money was a severance
payment, not a settlement.

Father Allen was accused of fondling an adolescent male in

United States Rev. Richard Allen 1972. The man reported the abuse to the police in 2002.
(FL) 151 Allen subsequently left the priesthood.
In 2002, Orlando was accused of sexual misconduct with a
minor 17 years ago in Houston. He was fired from his
United States Rev. Vincent
(FL) Orlando 152 teaching job at Jesuit High School after the allegations were
revealed in April 2002.

United States
Keith Symons 153 He admitted abusing five boys.
In April 2002, two women accused Morris of participating in
an obscene phone call and kissing a girl under the age of 18
United States Rev. Robert in 1988. Morris denied the allegations, and he passed a lie
(FL) Morris 154 detector test. Morris was suspended from in ministerial
duties after the allegations arose.

Schaeufele was accused in April 2002 of engaging in

United States Rev. Robert misconduct with a minor more than 20 years ago. He
(FL) Schaeufele 155 resigned when the allegations surfaced.

United States
Myles White 156 The police have a videotape of him having sex with a boy.
The parents of a deceased man claim their son was abused
by the two priests between 1974 and 1977. They assert that
the church tried to cover up the allegations when the victim
Rev. Richardo first reported the abuse in 1988, and they are now suing the
United States Castellanos and priests and the archdiocese for damages. The archdiocese
(FL) Rev. Alvara denies the report. Rev. Guichard, currently serving as a priest
Guichard 157 in Miami Beach, refuses to comment on the case. Rev.
Castellanos, currently serving in Pompano Beach, denies all

Three sisters sued the Miami church and archdiocese in July

2002 alleging that Estevez knew about their abuse by a
church carpenter in 1989 at the ages of 8,9, and 10. The
youngest sister said that Estevez watched as the abuser, Juan
Marcello Sastre, led her out of the restroom and did nothing.
Estevez called the girls' parents the same summer and
United States Monsignor Felipe warned to be careful of their lovely daughters because
(FL) Estevez 158 something could happen to them. The lawsuit states that the
girls' parents reported the abuse to Estevez in 1999 and again
in 2000. Estevez responded that the statute of limitations had
expired and that they should not contact the police. Estevez
is now a professor at St. Vincent De Paul Seminary in
Boynton Beach.
United States Jeremiah Spillane He faced allegations connected with an Internet date with a
(FL) 159 13-yr. old boy.

Two lawsuits have been filed against Malicki. One, filed in

1998, accused him of attempted rape of a 13-year-old girl. A
second adult woman alleges that Malicki engaged in a
United States Rev. Jan Malicki consensual sexual relationship with her. Malicki was
(FL) 160 removed from his parish and suspended from ministerial
duties in 1998. The archdiocese assigned him to be a
chaplain at a rest home, but Malicki declined the assignment.

United States William He was accused of fondling altar boys.

(FL) Authenrieth 161
United States Timothy Brody He was convicted of sexual assault of a 15-year-old boy.
(FL) 162
He settled a lawsuit in which he was accused of assaulting
United States Rocco D'Angelo
(FL) 163 boys.

United States Lyndon Howell He was arrested for molesting a girl.

(FL) 164
In May 2002, Bukoski was accused of sexually abusing a
United States Fr. Joseph Bukoski minor in the early 1980s. After the allegations surfaced,
(HI) 165 Bukoski was placed on leave.

He was accused in March 2002 of engaging in

"inappropriate sexual misconduct with a minor." The state
United States Rev. Robert L. attorney general's office is investigating the complaint.
(IL) Kealy 166 Kealy has withdrawn from active ministry and lives in a
"restricted, monitored setting."

He was accused in April 2002 of engaging in sexual

United States Rev. Anthony J. misconduct with a teenage boy in 1983. Ross was placed on
(IL) Ross 167 administrative leave during the investigation.

Poff was accused of sexual misconduct in 1994. He was

United States Father Edward serving as a semi-retired priest who assisted with masses,
(IL) Poff 168 until he was relieved of his duties in May 2002.

Fischer was accused of abuse in 1977. He has been serving

United States Father Lowell as a chaplain at a convent of retired nuns. He was removed
(IL) Fischer 169 from this position in May 2002.

He was accused of committing abuse more than 25 years

United States Father Donald
(IL) Pock 170 ago. Pock has been removed from his duties.
He was accused of sexual misconduct more than 25 years
United States Father John
(IL) Barrett 171 ago. Barrett has been removed from his duties.

United States Jerome Raterman He was accused of misconduct with minors.

(IL) 172
A woman is suing the Archdiocese of Chicago, claiming
accusations of sexual abuse were reported against Strus in
the late 1990s orearly 2000s. According to the lawsuit, Strus
United States Rev. Walter Strus was transferred to a Chicago parish after the initial reports of
(IL) 173 abuse. While serving at the Chicago parish, he allegedly
raped a Polish immigrant. DNA tests proved that Strus is the
father of the woman's child, but he claims that the
relationship was consensual.

United States
Ralph Strand 174 He abused a teenage boy.
Two adult women accused Bush of abusing them in
elementary school. Bush was removed from active ministry
in April 2002. He is now suing the Diocese of Peoria
claiming that he was never told of the allegations or given
United States
Edward Bush 175 the opportunity to defend himself. Bishop Daniel Jenky and
Vice Chancellor Patricia Gibson said that they discussed the
charges with Bush and that he never denied them. They also
said he agreed to resign.

Skriba took a leave of absence from his post as pastor of St.

Joseph Parish in Round Lake, Illinois after two women
United States Father Raymond accused him of sexual abuse. The women said he molested
(IL) Skriba 176 her about 40 years ago when they were teens attending St.
Gertrude church in Franklin Park.

In 1994, Calicott admitted to sexual misconduct with two

15-year-old boys in 1976. Calicott was removed from his
United States Father John
(IL) Calicott 177 parish in June 2002 as part of the US bishops' zero tolerance

United States Rev. Lawrence In 1977, parents of a teenage boy complained to church
(IL) Gibbs 178 officials that Gibbs engaged in inappropriate behavior with
their son and his friends. He was allowed to remain in the
ministry, and in 1980 was accused on engaging of sexual
misconduct with several boys. At that time, Bishop Joseph
Imesch moved Gibbs to a new church, where he allegedly
abused several boys. One boy, claiming Gibbs had molested
him for seven years, sued the diocese in 1993. The church
settled the suit in 1998. Gibbs left the priesthood in the

United States Alvin Campbell He plead guilty to abusing a boy.

(IL) 179
United States Daniel Friedman He was sued over allegations of child abuse.
(IL) 180
He was accused of sexually abusing three twelve-year-old
boys during 1984. He turned himself in to authorities in
United States Fred Lenczycki
(IL) 181 November 2002 after prosecutors identified him during their
review of subpoenaed church documents.

United States
Robert Friese 182 He was convicted of abusing a 14-year- old.
Vogler was caught by federal authorities investigating a
national child pornography ring in the mid 1990s. Police
found a large trunk full of "hardcore" child pornography in
his possession. Vogler was convicted in 1996; he served one
United States Father Jean Vogler year in federal prison and was required to register as a sex
(IN) 183 offender. According to ABC News, after serving his prison
sentence, Vogler was moved to a new parish in the same
town where the arrest occurred (Evansville, IN). He
continues to serve there.

Eder's niece, Therese Byerly, claims that Eder fondled her

breasts six times between the ages of 11 and 13. Byerly says
United States Rev. Donald Eder that she reported the abuse twice to Bishop Wlliam Higi. The
(IN) 184 diocese responded by saying the claims had been
investigated both times and were found to be without merit.

Graehler was placed on leave in June 2002 after someone

from a parish where he had previously served made
allegations of sexual misconduct. In September 2002, the
United States Rev. Kenneth
(IN) Graehler 185 panel found that Graehler had engaged in inappropriate but
not illegal conduct and recommended he return to active

United States Ponciano Ramos Ramos was charged with molesting three boys.
(IN) 186
United States Rev. Francis In May and June 2002, two women accused Schoering of
(IN) Schoering 187 fondling them. One claims the incident occurred when she
was a child and the second when she was 18. Schoering
denies the allegations. He was suspended during the
investigations.188 The board appointed to review the
allegations cleared Schoering and recommended he return to
active ministry. 189

In 2002, Kurzendoerfer was accused of having a sexual

United States Rev. Mark
(IN) Kurzendoerfer 190 relationship with a 14-year-old boy 20 years ago.
June Kochert filed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of
Indianapolis claiming that church officials ignored her
reports that Schoettelkotte sexually abused her as a teenager
in the 1960s while he was a priest at St. Mary's Church of
New Albany. Kochert's lawsuit says that she complained to
United States Rev. John B. church officials three times about Schoettelkotte, the first
(IN) Schoettelkotte 191 time in 1969, but no action was taken against him until 2002.
Kochert says the sexual abuse began when she was 15 and
lasted for three years. Archdiocesan officials placed
Schoettelkotte on administrative leave in June, saying they
substantiated a claim that he had inappropriately touched a
teenage girl more than 30 years ago.

Three men and two women filed a lawsuit in October 2002

against the Archdiocese of Indianapolis claiming that Deery
abused them at St. Augustine parish of Jeffersonville in the
United States Rev. Albert Deery 1950s and 1960s while they were students at the parish
(IN) 192 school. Deery was also accused of sexual abuse in a suit
filed in September, 2002 by a southern Indiana woman who
said he abused her during the same time. Deery died in 1972
and the archdiocese has no comment.

United States He was convicted of misconduct with a teenage girl

Larry Flake 193
Burkholder pled no contest to two charges of criminal sexual
conduct in November 2002. He received a 30-day sentence.
United States Rev. Robert Burkholder was barred from active ministry in 1993 by the
(IN) Burkholder 194 Archdiocese of Detroit. At that time, he admitted to abusing
at least 12 boys between 1960 and 1990.

A Michigan woman alleged that she was molested by

Ehrman in the early 1950s, while she was a student at St.
United States Rev. William
(IN) Ehrman 195 John the Baptist School. An internal investigation by the
diocese found the allegations credible. Ehrman died in 1983.
United States He was indicted for molesting a child.
Gerald Harz 196
United States Robert He was sued for abusing dozens of boys.
(IA) Marcantonio 197
United States Dennis Schmitz Schmitz was sentenced to 32 months for abuse of a minor.
(KS) 198
He resigned after being accused of abusing an 11-year-old
United States
James Hagan 199 child.
In May 2002, a man accused Williams of molesting him in
Bishop J. 1981. Williams removed himself from pastoral activities
United States
Kendrick Williams during the investigation. He submitted his resignation to the
200 Vatican in June 2002, and the Pope accepted it.

During the 1975-76 school year, an eighth-grader accused

Miller of molesting him. A few days later, Miller was moved
from St. Aloysius Catholic Church to St. Elizabeth of
Hungary Catholic Church, where he was also accused of
abusing minors. Since mid-April 2002, 59 people have filed
lawsuits accusing Miller of sexually abusing them as minors.
In June 2002, Miller was indicted on six counts of sexual
United States Rev. Louis E.
(KY) Miller 201 abuse and 36 counts of indecent and immoral practices. In
October 2002, Miller was again indicted on one charge of
indecent and immoral practices for fondling a child under
the age of 15 in the sacristy of his church. Miller has pleaded
innocent to all of the charges. Miller retired in March, 2002,
after the allegations arose. The Archdiocese of Louisville
denied responsibility for the alleged incidents.

A man filed suit against the Archdiocese of Louisville in

May of 2002, claiming it was aware of allegations against
Creagh. The victim says Creagh assaulted him in 1982, when
United States Rev. Thomas P.
(KY) Creagh 202 he was 14 years old. After he reported the abuse to church
authorities in 1983, a settlement was reached. Creagh
underwent treatment and was reassigned.

Two women filed separate lawsuits against Bowling in 2002,

claiming that he sexually molested and abused them. The
abuse is said to have occurred between 1958 and 1962, when
United States Msgr. Robert
(KY) Bowling 203 Bowling served at Holy Cross Church in Loretto. Bowling
moved from Louisville to Reno, Nevada in 1974, and he
continues to serve as priest there.
In 2002, two women claimed they were abused by Cole
United States Rev. Kevin Cole when he was a priest at St. Luke Church between 1968 and
(KY) 204 1970. Cole died in 1990.

One man filed a lawsuit in 2002, accusing Scherzer of

United States Rev. Edwin molesting him when he was twelve years old (between 1956
(KY) Scherzer 205 and 1958). Scherzer retired in 1995.

In October 2002, Hargadon was indicted on a charge of

second-degree sodomy by a Jefferson County grand jury.
The indictment against Hargadon accuses him of engaging in
"deviate sexual intercourse" with a boy under the age of 14.
United States Rev. James Hargadon has been named in four lawsuits against the
(KY) Hargadon 206 archdiocese. The suits filed by four men, claim they were
sexually abused by the priest when they were children in the
1970s. Hargadon was asked to refrain from all public
ministry after being named in a lawsuit in May 2002.

In 1988, Clark plead guilty to first-degree sexual abuse and

second-degree sodomy of two students in 1981 and 1982. He
United States Rev. Daniel C. was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 15 years probation. As
(KY) Clark 207 of October 2002, Clark was facing 18 other counts of sexual

In 1986, Father Gary Hayes returned to his childhood church

to report that Fathers O'Connell and McGarvey had sexually
abused him when he was a teenager. The allegations were
detailed in an internal memo, but no action was taken against
the priests. McGarvey was given a promotion and
Father William C. transferred. O'Connell was later convicted of sexually
United States O'Connell and assaulting three boys; he resigned from the priesthood and
(KY) Father Joseph H. has since passed away. In 1991, Father Hayes again initiated
McGarvey 208 an investigation into the priests. He filed a lawsuit against
the diocese, in which he was jointed by two other men who
had been victimized by the same priests. The lawsuit was
settled out of court, and McGarvey-still denying the abuse-

United States Rev. Gilbert In 1984, Rev. Gilbert Gauthe admitted he abused 37 boys
(LA) Gauthe 209 (although there is speculation he may have molested as
many as 150). Gauthe accepted a plea bargain in 1985 and
was sentenced to 20 years in prison. After being released
from prison in 1995, he was again imprisoned for two years
on a new accusation that he had raped a 12-year-old girl in
the 1980s. Gauthe was again released in February 2000.

United States
Gerald Prinz 210 Prinz abused a boy.
Andries was first accused in 1998 of fondling a boy, but at
that time his parents asked authorities to not to prosecute in
United States Rev. John Andries order to protect their child. Andries was sent to a treatment
(LA) 211 center after this initial complaint, but he later resumed work
in that parish. In 2001 he was again accused of sexual
misconduct with a teenage boy, in the same parish.

He was accused in April 2002 of molesting a youth in

United States Rev. Charles G. Boston during the 1970s. Coyle was suspended in April 2002
(LA) Coyle 212 after the allegations arose.

Rogge was convicted in 1985 for sexually abusing a boy in

Florida. After serving time for that conviction, Rogge was
United States Rev. Norman J.
(LA) Rogge 213 transferred to Louisiana, where he served as a priest for at
least ten years.

Alexander was removed in April 2002 after he admitted to

having a sexual relationship with a teen-age boy 40 years
United States Rev. Joseph
(LA) Alexander 214 ago in Kentucky. The incident occurred before he was
ordained as a priest.

United States Robert Limoges He was sued for abusing boys.

(LA) 215
United States Lester Melancon He was convicted of raping an altar boy.
(LA) 216
Doucette admitted in February 2002 to being "intimately
involved" with a 15-year-old boy 20 years ago. Bishop Gerry
United States Rev. Michael ordered Doucette to make a public confession and removed
(ME) Doucette 217 him from his duties in February 2002 after a second victim
accused Doucette of unwanted sexual advances.

Audibert's victim publicly accused him of molestation in

United States Rev. John 1993. Audibert was ordered to make a public confession in
(ME) Audibert 218 February 2002 and was removed from his ministry.

United States Rev. Raymond- Church officials reported problems with Lauzon from the
(ME) Joseph Lauzon time he was in seminary. Still, he was shuffled from parish to
219 parish before becoming director of a church thrift shop in
Maine. There, he is accused of abusing six brothers. He was
indicted on charges of gross misconduct with two of the
victims in 1984. After serving four and one-half months in
jail, Lauzon returned to parish work. In 1990 he joined a
Franciscan monastery and three years later he moved to
Lithuania. Several additional lawsuits filed in the 1990s
accused Lauzon of abusing children in the 1970s and 1980s.

Smith admitted to fondling children. He later committed

United States
Thomas Smith 220 suicide.
Cox was arrested in May 2002 on charges he molested an 11
year-old-boy in 1980. Cox had been suspended from the
United States Rev Brian Cox
(MD) 221 priesthood in 1995 following another accusation of abuse.
He was never charged for that crime.

Blackwell is accused of abusing Dontee Stokes, beginning

when the latter was a boy in the mid 1960s and continuing
for a decade. Stokes claims he reported the abuse to police in
1993, but there was not enough evidence to file charges. At
that time, Blackwell underwent three months of counseling
and was returned to parish work. In 1998, Blackwell
admitted to engaging in sexual activity with the boy from
1971 to1975 (when the victim was 16-20 years old). After
the admission, Blackwell was removed from his priestly
United States Rev. Maurice J.
(MD) Blackwell 222 duties. Church officials claim they reported the abuse to the
police, but authorities have no record of the allegations.
Following the shooting, a second man came forward to
report he, too, was sexually abused by Blackwell as a teen.
This second victim reported his case to the church and police
in 1998. 223 Stokes shot Blackwell on May 13, 2002.
Blackwell was treated and released from the hospital.
Stokes, was acquitted of attempted murder and assault in
December 2002. 224

United States Rev. Robert Between the mid-1960s and 1988, church officials sent
(MD) Petrella 225 Petrella to receive psychiatric treatment three times,
following allegations of abuse. Each time he was returned to
his ministry. Petrella was dismissed in 1989 after a new
allegation arose. He was sentenced to three months in jail for
that abuse, but served only seven days. During the recent
media attention on this topic, several other men have come
forward with reports that Petrella molested them as children.
Despite the fact that Petrella has been removed, his
archdiocese has received calls from individuals who claim
they've seen Petrella wearing a priest's collar recently.

Banko is one of six former seminarians accused of sexually

abusing children while studying at St. Mary's Seminary in
Baltimore. Banko was a student at St. Mary's from 1964
United States
John Banko 226 through 1972. He is accused of sexually abusing a minor
from 1970-1980. He is also charged with sexually assaulting
an 11-year-old altar boy in New Jersey in 1993 or1994.

Haight is one of six former seminarians accused of sexually

abusing children while studying at St. Mary's Seminary in
Baltimore. Haight studied at St. Mary's from 1972 to75. In
April 2002, A 43-year-old man accused Haight of molesting
United States
Mark Haight 227 him while on a camping trip in 1974 and in Haight's room at
(MD) the seminary. In 2002, the diocese of Albany, where Haight
was later ordained, acknowledged that it had paid a $1
million dollar settlement in a 1997 sex abuse case involving
Haight. Haight was removed from ministry in 1996.

Ball is one of six former seminarians accused of sexually

abusing children while studying at St. Mary's Seminary in
Baltimore. In 1994, two brothers accused Ball of fondling
United States
Bruce E. Ball 228 them numerous times beginning in 1975 while he was
attending St. Mary's.Ball was removed from the priesthood
and served jail time for other child sex offenses.

McGrath is one of six former seminarians accused of

sexually abusing children while studying at St. Mary's
Seminary in Baltimore. In 2002, a man reported to Baltimore
United States Francis McGrath church officials that McGrath had sexually abused him
(MD) 229 during the 1970s. McGrath left the priesthood in 1974 after
sex abuse claims from "three or four victims" surfaced in
different parishes in New Jersey.

United States Raymond Melville Melville is one of six former seminarians accused of
(MD) 230 sexually abusing children while studying at St. Mary's
Seminary in Baltimore. In 1990, a boy in Baltimore accused
Melville of abusing him from 1980 to 1985 while he was at
St. Mary's. A man in Maine says Melville assaulted him from

LaMountain was accused of molesting a 14-year-old boy in

his room at the seminary in 1973. Baltimore prosecutors
United States Michael closed the case because of a lack of evidence. LaMountain
(MD) LaMountain 231 later pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting five teenage boys
in Rhode Island from 1979-1992.

In 1991, a victim accused Spillane of sexual abuse. At that

time, he admitted to molesting six youths between 1969 and
1986. The Archdiocese of Baltimore claims that it revoked
Spillane's right to celebrate Mass and perform the
sacraments. Spillane sought treatment and resigned from
United States Rev. Michael J.
(MD) Spillane 232 parish work. He has been working at the Federation of
Diocesan Liturgical Commissions for the past 16 years, most
recently as executive director. The archdiocese recently
received a new allegation that Spillane abused a child in the
late 1960s.

Reports were made in June 2002 that Loskarn sexually

abused a teenage boy in the early 1970s. Loskarn admitted to
the abuse and was immediately suspended. At the time of the
United States Rev. George B. abuse, Loskarn was the pastor at a Baltimore-area church.
(MD) Loskarn 233 However, the abuse reportedly occurred in New York. The
Baltimore archdiocese plans to notify New York authorities
about the case.

Bishop Gordon Bennett requested the resignation of Rev.

Malia in June of 2002, after learning that Malia hired a
convicted sex offender to serve as interim music director of
United States Rev. Thomas R. his church. The music director had been convicted in 1997 of
(MD) Malia 234 sexual abuse with his 17-year-old student. The Bishop
indicated that Malia will most likely be reassigned as
associate pastor to another parish.

In 2002, Danilak was accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-

old altar boy in the 1978. According to the police, the victim
reported the abuse on multiple occasions. The police and
United States Rev. John Danilak church officials were unconvinced that the abuse had
(MD) 235 occurred. In September 2002, a grand jury indicted Danilak
on two counts of sodomy, one count of child abuse and 11
counts of perverted or unnatural sex acts.
Brown plead guilty to sexually molesting a 12-year-old boy
and his 10-year- old brother in the mid to late 1970s. The
abuse occurred while Brown was seminarian training at a
United States Rev. Wayland Y. Maryland church. Brown was removed from the active
(MD) Brown 236 ministry in 1988, officially for "personality issues." Some
claim that he was removed for engaging in improper
behavior with teenage boys.

In July of 2002, Dean was placed on administrative leave

after allegations surfaced that he had sexually abused a 14-
year-old boy in April 2002. The Archdiocese of Baltimore
United States Rev. Alfred A. claimed that the allegations did not appear to be credible, but
(MD) Dean 237 that the investigation had surfaced concerns about Dean's
ability to work with children. Dean resigned in September

Rydzewski was charge in June 2002 with receiving and

possessing sexually explicit images of minors. He had been
United States Rev. Thomas A. involved with ministering to youths in his parish, but he was
(MD) Rydzewski 238 suspended in December 2001 when the first search warrant
was issued against him.

United States Peter McCutcheon He was convicted for molesting three youths.
(MD) 239
A nun reported in 1990 that Schwind raped her in 1989.
According to records in the Maryland State Attorney
General's office, the church requested that the victim drop
United States Rev. Thomas R. the case and insisted that Schwind would receive counseling.
(MD) Schwind 240 Instead, he was transferred to another parish. He eventually
left the Catholic church and now serves as a Pentecostal
minister. In 2002, at the request of the victim, the state
reopened the case.

Ryan was accused in a 2002 lawsuit of molesting a teenage

boy nearly 25 years ago. He was placed on administrative
leave during the investigation. In early May, 2002, Ryan
United States Msgr. Frederick
(MA) Ryan 241 resigned his position. In October 2002, Chris Nilan testified
that Ryan sexually abused three minors and maintained a
sexual relationship with one of them until three years ago.

United States John J. Geoghan Geoghan was convicted in January of 2002 of molesting a
(MA) 242 ten-year-old boy; he currently faces two more criminal
charges. The church had previously settled about 50 lawsuits
against Geoghan for more than $10 million. In March 2002,
the Archdiocese of Boston agreed to pay up to $30 million to
86 people who accused him of child molestation. Cardinal
Law repeatedly reassigned Geoghan to new parishes after
allegations of abuse surfaced in 1984 and again in 1989. He
removed Geoghan from parish duty in 1998.

Allegations of sexual misconduct were reported against

Rev. Paul Finegan;
United States these priests in February 2002. They were suspended and the
Rev. Daniel
(MA) cases were referred to authorities
Graham 243
Rev. David
Murphy; Rev.
Gerald Hickey; In response to allegations that they had sexually molested
Rev. Richard children in the past, the Archdiocese of Boston suspended all
United States
Buntel; Rev. six priests in February 2002. Five of the priests held
Thomas Forry; ministerial positions, while one was in a non-ministerial role.
Rev. Robert A.
Ward; and Rev.
James Power 244
Shanley has been accused of molesting or raping at least 26
children over three decades. Throughout the 1990s, the
Archdiocese of Boston transferred Shanley to parishes in
Massachusetts, Nnew York and California, after they had
knowledge of his actions. The Boston archdiocese has settled
at least three abuse suits against Shanley. As of the beginning
United States Rev. Paul R. of 2002, Shanley had retired from the priesthood and was
(MA) Shanley 245 serving as a volunteer with the San Diego Police
Department; he was dismissed from that job in early April
2002 because of the disclosure of sexual abuse allegations.
He was arrested in May 2002 and charged with ten counts of
child rape and six counts of indecent assault and battery, to
which he plead not guilty.

In 2002, Spagnolia was accused of abusing a 14-year-old

United States Rev. D. George boy. The Boston archdiocese placed him on administrative
(MA) Spagnolia 247 leave in February 2002. Spagnolia denies the charge.246

United States Rev. Joseph E. Many people came forward during March and April of 2002,
(MA) Birmingham 248 accusing Birmingham of molesting them over a thirty-year
period. Several individuals claim that they reported the
abuse to church officials, who transferred Birmingham to
other parishes after learning of the abuse. The Archdiocese
of Boston settled an abuse case against Birmingham in 1996,
paying $60,000 to the victim. Birmingham is deceased.
Several plaintiffs are currently suing the Archdiocese,
Cardinal Law and New Hampshire Bishop John

Welsh was accused in February 2002 of molesting three

United States Rev. Joseph Welsh brothers for two decades. He was suspended after the
(MA) 249 allegations were raised.

In 1964, a mother informed church officials the O'Sullivan

had molested her 12-year-old son. Documents from the time
indicate that the officials were aware of the problem, but no
action was taken. More complaints were reported in 1984,
and O'Sullivan plead guilty in court to molesting an altar
boy. After church officials urged that he not be sent to
United States Rev. Eugene
(MA) O'Sullivan 250 prison, he was released on probation and ordered to have no
contact with children. Nevertheless, he was transferred to a
parish in New Jersey in 1985. He served at four parishes
there, but three of them were never informed of his prior
conviction. O'Sullivan's actions were publicly disclosed in
1993, and he was eventually removed from the ministry.

In 1977 the police caught the priest engaging in a sexual act

with a teenage boy in a car. Bishop Thomas Daily, the same
bishop that ignored complaints about Rev. Shanley, stepped
United States Rev. Edward T. in and convinced the police to let him handle the situation.
(MA) Kelley 251 Daily told the police that the priest would be sent for
treatment, but there is no evidence he ever received

A pastor reported in 1974 that Tourigney was involved with

a teenage boy. Both parties denied the charge at the time, but
the boy reported the case to church authorities 11 years later.
United States Rev. Ernest E. Tourigney admitted his guilt and received counseling, and he
(MA) Tourigney 252 was allowed to continue his ministry. New allegations were
reported in 1992. At that time, he received additional
treatment and was removed from the priesthood.

United States Rev. Daniel M. In 1988, Graham was accused of molesting a 14-year-old-
(MA) Graham 253 boy in 1968. Graham admitted to the abuse but was allowed
to continue his ministry. In 1992, another allegation was
made against Graham for abuse perpetuated in the early
1980s. Graham denied the charges, but a 1995 review board
recommended that he be prohibited from serving in a parish
or working with minors. They reversed that decision in 1996,
allowing him to return to full service. He was made area
vicar, in charge of 19 parishes, the same year. Graham was
suspended in 2002 in the midst of the Boston scandal.

Former altar boy Paul Edwards alleged that Foster molested

him on numerous occasions between 1980 and 1985. The
archdiocese put Foster on administrative leave while it
conducted an investigation into the claims. The archdiocese
United States Msgr. Michael
(MA) Smith Foster reinstated Foster after the investigation, but placed him back
on leave week later after receiving new information from
Edwards about the abuse. 254 In November 2002, Foster
was cleared and reinstated for a second time. 255

DeBerardinis was arrested in August 2002 on charges of

sexually abusing four altar boys from 1968 to. The victims'
United States Brother Fidelis ages ranged from eight thirteen years old at the time of the
(MA) DeBerardinis 256 first abuse. DeBerardinis was indicted on eleven counts,
including rape and attempted rape of a child.

In August 2002, Hurley was indicted on two counts of child

rape. The accuser claims that Hurley abused him as often as
once a month between 1987 and 1988. Hurley befriended the
United States Rev. Paul W. boy during the time that he was the pastor at the boy's church
(MA) Hurley 257 and eventually paid him for performing sexual favors.
Hurley was placed on administrative leave and is restricted
from practicing public ministry.

In the early 1990s, Porter was charged with molesting more

than 130 children in Minnesota, Massachusetts and New
United States Rev. James Porter Mexico in the 1950s and 1960s. He pled guilty in 1993 to
(MA) 258 molesting 28 children and was sentenced to 18 to 20 years in
prison. Porter left the priesthood in the early 1970s.

In April 2002, Desilets was indicted on 27 counts of indecent

assault and battery against 18 altar boys. He is being sued in
United States Fr. Paul Desilets civil court by 20 former altar boys. Investigations are
(MA) 259 currently underway to determine whether church officials
knew of allegations of abuse before transferring Desilets.
United States Sister Gael Biondo Biondo was sued for abusing a girl. Biondowas a teacher at a
(MA) 260 high school in Detroit where the abuse allegedly occurred.

After being convicted of molesting boys in New Hampshire

and undergoing treatment for pedophilia, Burns applied for a
United States Rev. Robert Burns pastor's position in Boston in 1982. He was given a part-time
(MA) 261 associate pastor position. Burns moved on to another Boston
parish and in 1991, the archdiocese received a report that
Burns had repeatedly raped a boy.

In November 1984, Morrissette admitted to improperly

touching a boy. He received treatment and was transferred to
another parish. In 1988, another priest reported to Bishop
United States Rev. Robert
(MA) Morrissette 262 Banks that Morrissette had homosexual relationships and
kept pornography in his room. Morrissette was allowed to
remain in ministry until 1993.

In 1986, Bishop Robert Banks received a report that Meffan

had seduced girls studying to be nuns in the 1960s. Nothing
United States Rev. Robert was done about the complaint. Meffan was pulled from
(MA) Meffan 263 ministry in 1993 after the archdiocese received numerous
complaints that he was luring women into sex.

In the 1960s, Foley fathered two children with a married

woman. Notes from his personnel file indicate that he was
with the woman when she suffered a fatal overdose and did
not call the police until it was too late. In 1994, Foley told
United States Rev. James D. church officials of the woman's death. He was ordered to
(MA) Foley 264 seek treatment and was allowed to live in a rectory and
celebrate mass while receiving therapy. He was placed in a
new parish under restrictions in 1995. Foley was removed
from this parish in December 2002.

He settled a lawsuit in which he was accused of abusing

United States
John Cotter 265 children. He died in 1989.
Daylor was placed on administrative leave in November
United States Sister Ann Daylor 2002 after being accused of committing sexual misconduct
(MA) 266 against a fifth grade girl forty years ago. The abuse was first
reported in October 2002.

United States Rev. Bernard Lane Lane is accused of molesting teenagers at the home he ran
(MA) 267 for troubled youths.
The diocese paid $500,000 in 1994 to settle a sex-abuse case
involving Sullivan and three girls. In April 2002, diocese
United States Rev. John Thomas officials began another investigation of Sullivan. Sullivan
(MI) Sullivan 268 was prohibited from performing religious duties after the
allegations were made. He is now deceased.

He was accused of raping a 48-year-old parishioner in

United States Rev. Komlan Dem October, 2001. Houndjame has been arraigned on the charge.
(MI) Houndjame 269 He had been accused of three instances of sexual misconduct
during previous assignments in Florida.

United States Dennis Wagner Wagner was convicted of assaulting a 13-year- old boy.
(MI) 270
Miller was accused of sexually abusing a man over 30 years
ago. Miller resigned from the parish and decided to retire
United States Father Alfred
(MI) Miller 271 after the Archdiocese of Detroit found the allegation

In 1978, Father DeVita admitted to engaging in sexual

misconduct with a teenage boy. The Diocese paid a $50,000
settlement to the victim's family. He underwent treatment
United States Rev. Thomas
(MI) DeVita 272 and was returned to his parish. The abuse was not made
public until 1993. He will now be removed from his
ministry, in accordance with the new standards.

United States Rev. Jason Sigler He was accused of criminal sexual conduct with a boy 14 or
(MI) 273 under.

He was accused of fondling a 14-year-old boy during the

mid-1980s. He was removed from the priesthood in 1992. In
United States Rev. Harry
(MI) Benjamin 274 August 2002, he was charged with four counts of second-
degree criminal sexual conduct.

He was accused of criminal sexual conduct with a boy 14 or

United States Rev. Edward
(MI) Olszewski 275 under.

United States
Joseph Carne 276 He resigned after being credibly accused of abusing a minor.
United States Rev. Gilbert In 1993, a boy accused DeSutter of molesting him several
(MN) DeSutter 277 years earlier. When the allegation was reported, the victim's
family was assured that DeSutter would retire that year.
However, the family discovered that he was still serving as a
priest in 1999. The victim sued and the case was settled out
of court. DeSutter retired in Arizona. He is not currently
working as a priest.

Kern was transferred from his parish in 1969 after the

mothers of two boys accused him of fondling their sons. In
1977, a 15-year-old boy also accused him of fondling him.
United States Rev. Jerome C. That boy sued and, in the resulting settlement, was promised
(MN) Kern 278 Kern would no longer work in a parish. Kern continued to
serve as associate pastor at a Minnesota church as recently as
February 2002.

In 1990, Jeub was accused of being sexually active with

several women. One woman sued Jeub for sexual abuse
perpetuated against her in 1969, when she was 15 years old.
United States Rev. Richard H. He underwent therapy for sexual compulsion and returned to
(MN) Jeub 279 parish work in 1995. Jeub resigned from his position as
associate pastor of St. Rosa of Lima Catholic Church after a
newspaper article disclosed the allegations against him.

Several teenage boys brought lawsuits against Wajda in the

United States Rev. Joseph Wajda late 1980s, alleging sexual abuse. Wajda was assigned to an
(MN) 280 administrative position in the archdiocese, where he still

In May 2002 a man accused Dudley of fondling him in the

1950s, when he served as an altar boy. The vicar general for
the archdiocese says that a female victim reported in 1999
United States Bishop Paul
(MN) Dudley 281 that Dudley abused her in the 1970s, but there was
insufficient evidence to support her allegation at the time.
Dudley retired in 1997.

United States Richard Eckroth He was sued for abusing two boys.
(MN) 282
He settled a civil case in which he was accused of abusing a
United States Richard H. Huef
(MN) 283 15-year-old child.

Arthur Andreas reported to the St. Louis archdiocese that

Anderson had abused him in 1988. Andreas made his
accusations quietly and privately to the church officials but
United States Rev. Alexander did not attempt to sue the archdiocese or Anderson. In April
(MO) Anderson 284 2002, Anderson made the accusations public by denying
them at the pulpit and suing Andreas for defamation. In
November, Andreas countersued.
In 1982, the mother of three young boys accused Valentine
of molesting her sons. She claims that at the time church
officials failed to respond. In 1998, the archdiocese settled
United States Rev. Leroy with the family for $20,000. Valentine was originally
(MO) Valentine 285 removed from the parish where the abuse occurred, and was
reassigned to three parishes over 12 years. He was forced to
resign after a new allegation of abuse arose in March, 2002.

United States He plead guilty to molesting an 11-year-old boy in 1988.

Joseph Ross 286
An allegation of abuse was raised against Wolken in March
2002. The case has been forwarded to the Missouri Division
United States Rev. Gary P.
(MO) Wolken 287 of Family Services. Wolken has been placed on leave while
the accusation is investigated.

Beine was arrested in late March, 2002 on three counts of

sexual misconduct involving a child (he is accused of
exposing himself to two young brothers, ages 9 and 10).
United States James A. Beine Twenty additional complaints against him are currently
(MO) 288 being investigated. The St. Louis Archdiocese paid $110,000
in the late 1990s to settle two suits of sexual abuse involving

United States Donald Wallace He retired after being accused of abusing a boy.
(MO) 289
Behan was suspended in 1999 after allegations arose that he
United States Rev. Hugh Behan sexually abused several young girls and teenagers as far
(MO) 290 back as 1971. Bishop John Gaydos suspended him in 1999,
saying he was taking a leave of absence.

United States
Donald Heck 291 He was convicted of abusing an 11-year-old boy.
United States Bryhan Kuchar He admitted to abusing 14-year-old boy.
(MO) 292
Graham is accused of committing sodomy on a boy about 25
United States Rev. Thomas
(MO) Graham 293 years ago.

United States Rev. Daniel Herek Rev. Herek was accused of abusing an altar boy in the 1990s.
(NE) 294 In June 2002, a jury awarded the man (now age 23) and his
mother $800,000 in damages. The Omaha Archdiocese
admitted negligence in supervising the priest, and was forced
to pay the settlement. Herek was previously convicted in
1998 on charges of child pornography and sexual assault of a
child (for abuse that occurred between 1992 and 1997). He
served two and one-half years in prison and then spent
additional time in a mental health center.

In 2002, authorities charged Roberts with two counts of

"gross lewdness," two counts of "using a minor to produce
pornography," and five counts of child abuse and neglect.
United States Father Mark
(NV) Roberts 295 The accusers have also filed a civil lawsuit against him.
Roberts denies all charges. He was removed from his church
position in January, 2002.

In February 2002, the diocese of Manchester gave

prosecutors the names of 14 priests accused of abusing
United States Rev. John Poirier children from 1963 to 1987. Only Rev. Poirier was an active
(NH) and 13 others 296 full-time priest; six others were retired or sick, but assisted
with parishes on weekends. The other seven had already
been removed from duty as a result of the accusations.

United States Gerald Chalifour He was removed after he was reported to a bishop for
(NH) 297 molesting a minor.

In April 2002, a man accused Cote of molesting him during

the 1980s, when he was a teenager. Cote acknowledges the
United States Rev. Roland Cote relationship, but claims it occurred after the accuser turned
(NH) 298 18. Subsequent to the accusation, Cote was transferred to a
new parish.

Nwoga was accused of fondling a 15-year-old girl in a

United States Laserian Nwoga
(NJ) 299 rectory

United States
John Pisarcik 300 Pisarcik molested a 13-year-old child.
In 1985, the victim first disclosed to officials in the Diocese
of Paterson that Hanley had sexually abused him between
1974 and 1981. Hanley was removed in 1986, "once the
diocese had a reasonable standard of information," according
United States Rev. James T. to a spokeswoman for the diocese. The victim was paid
(NJ) Hanley 301 $241,000 in a 1987 settlement that bought his silence. He
broke that agreement in March 2002 to speak of his
experience. Law enforcement authorities were not notified
until the statute of limitations had expired.

United States Father Thomas G. The Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey placed Rainforth on
(NJ) Rainforth 302
leave after he was accused of sexually abusing a teen more
than 25 years ago. Rainforth denied the allegations, but
stepped down as associate pastor at his church.

United States Anthony He was sued for soliciting boys.

(NJ) Manuppella 303
Rev. William
He resigned from ministry in July 2002 after being arrested
United States Giblin and Rev.
(NJ) Eugene and charged with soliciting sex from minors.
Heyndricks 304
A former student accused Flavin, a monk at Delbarton
School, of sexually molesting him between 1978 and 1981,
when the victim was a teenager. The victim reported the
United States
Robert Flavin 305 abuse to school officials ten years later. Flavin went to work
in the Diocese of Paterson, and officials there were not told
of the abuse.

In 1971, Father Archuleta invited a 14-year-old boy named

Eddie Baros on a trip to Washington, DC. Baros says
Archuleta fondled him throughout the trip. In 1994, Baros
United States Father Marvin sued Archuleta; the case was settled for an undisclosed
(NM) Archuleta 306 amount. Archuleta was supposed to be removed as a priest
and reassigned to administrative church work. ABC News
found him working as a priest in Mexico City in 2002.

United States Vincent Lipinski Plead guilty to abusing a 14-year-old boy.

(NM) 307
Ferraro was arrested in April 2002 on charges of child rape,
indecent assault and battery of a child, committed between
United States Romano Ferraro 1973 and 1980. Ferraro previously was suspended from all
(NY) 308 priestly ministries after separate accusations in 1988 and

In 1996, three nuns reported the abuse of adolescent boys by

three priests in the1970s. Of those priests one had died, one
Rev. Anthony denied the charges, and the third confessed and was
United States Failla and two removed. That priest (Father Failla) resigned and moved to
(NY) unidentified Florida. Law enforcement officials were never notified. The
priests 309 nuns made the case public this year in light of the recent

United States Rev. Kenneth One of six priests the Archdiocese of New York ordered to
(NY) Jesselli 310 suspend priestly duties in April 2002, in the wake of sexual
abuse allegations. The names of all priests have not been
identified, but they were reported to the New York district
attorney the first week of April. They are said to all be
involved in "grave" incidents of sexual misconduct.

In June 2002, Bishop McCarthy admitted to having sexual

relationships with several women over the course of many
United States Bishop James F.
(NY) McCarthy 311 years, none of whom were minors. After the admission,
McCarthy quickly resigned his position.

Gallant was accused in 2002 of engaging in sexual

United States Rev. John Gallant misconduct with an 18-year-old girl. He was forced to leave
(NY) 312 his parish in April 2002.

In March 2002, Smith was accused of inappropriate sexual

contact with three minors. He denies the allegations. The
United States Rev. James Smith diocese is investigating the case but has not given any
(NY) 313 information to authorities. Smith was placed on
administrative leave during the investigation.

In 1990, Hebert was accused of sexually abusing a teenage

boy during a camping trip. Police did not charge him at the
United States Rev. Donald time. In April 2002, Hebert was removed from his parish
(NY) Hebert 314 position because of the allegations and reassigned to an
administrative position.

Two women who allege they were sexually abused by

O'Doherty in the late 1970s brought suit against the priest,
his church, and the Diocese of Ogdensburg in April 2002.
Four other women claim abuse by O'Doherty, but are not
United States Rev. Liam
(NY) O'Doherty 315 planning legal action. A previous abuse case had been
dismissed by the courts in 1979. O'Doherty is currently
living in a home in Missouri for priests who are no longer
assigned to churches.

United States Rev. Ronald H. Paquin was first removed from parish work in 1990, after
(NY) Paquin 316 accusations of sexual misconduct surfaced. From 1990
to1996, the diocese received 13 more accusations for abuse
occurring during the previous two decades. Six of those
cases resulted in settlements of more than $500,000. The
church recommended that Paquin be removed in 1994, but in
1997 he was reinstated under the condition that he have no
contact with minors. He was assigned to work as a hospital
chaplain in 1998, but was removed in 2000 after additional
complaints of abuse (which had occurred in the 1970s and
1980s) arose. In May 2002, Paquin was indicted on three
counts of rape of a child.

In 2002, a former seminarian came forward with allegations

that Kavanagh made inappropriate and abusive gestures
towards him between 1978 and 1983, while the accuser was
attending seminary. The accuser eventually left the seminary
United States Msgr. Charles
(NY) Kavanagh 317 because of the abuse. Kavanagh was ordered to step down as
chief fundraiser for his archdiocese and as pastor of his
parish. He denies the allegations. The accuser is considering
filing a lawsuit.

Iguabita was arrested in January 2002 for sexually assaulting

United States Rev. Kevin
(NY) Iguabita 318 a woman and a teenage girl in 2000.

United States Salvatore Miraglia Miraglia asked boys to disrobe.

(NY) 319
Lyons was accused in May 2002 of sexual misconduct with
United States Rev. John Lyons two minor boys. He was placed on administrative leave and
(NY) 320 will remain on suspension during the investigation.

Msgr. Placa was accused of sexually abusing a high school

student in the mid 1970s, when he served as dean in charge
of student discipline at a preparatory seminary. The victim
registered a formal complaint when prosecutors contacted
United States Msgr. Alan Placa him in the spring of 2002. Placa had been serving on a
(NY) 321 diocesan panel that investigated allegations of clerical sex
abuse. A grand jury is currently reviewing Placa's treatment
of other sex abuse cases. Placa was removed from the sex
abuse panel in April of 2002 and was suspended from all
pastoral duties in June 2002.

United States Rev. John A Catholic school principal alleged in 2002 that Rev.
(NY) Thompson 322 Thompson used "sexually explicit language" to intimidate
her. She claims that Thompson was sexually involved with
an 18-year-old-man and that he misused church funds. When
approached about his indiscretions, Thompson allegedly
made derogatory and harassing remarks to the principal. She
has filed a $5 million lawsuit against Thompson, Queens
Vicar Msgr. James Spengler, and Brooklyn Bishop Thomas
Daily. Rev. Thompson was forced to resign when the
allegations arose.

The mother of two boys who where were molested by Fr.

Casey wrote to Bishop Matthew Clark in 1998, after learning
that Casey was living at a rectory and was teaching religion
United States Fr. Daniel Casey
(NY) 323 classes to children. The woman claims that nothing was done
in response to her request to prohibit Casey's access to
children. Casey died in 2000.

On New Year's Day, 2000, Udegbulem, a visiting priest from

Nigeria, allegedly sodomized and raped a woman in
Brooklyn. The victim reported the abuse to church officials
at the time, but did not alert state authorities. The case was
reopened in 2002 when the Diocese turned over records to
the police in the wake of the current abuse crisis. Udegbulem
United States Rev. Cyriacus was charged in June 2002 with 10 counts of rape and
(NY) Udegbulem 324 sodomy. After the initial incident, the diocese of Brooklyn
dismissed Udegbulem and reported the case to his superior
in Nigeria. Although he was expected to return to Nigeria, he
went to Texas, where he worked in the church health center
in the Diocese of Laredo. In June 2002, he was arrested for
groping a woman there. 325

Rev. Kiare was arrested in June 2002 on charges he molested

a 12-year-old boy. Kiare was visiting the US from Kenya on
United States Rev. Peter Kiare
(NY) 326 a fundraising trip. Kiare's superior in Kenya, Rev. Sean
McGovern expressed shock over the charge.

Haight is accused of abusing a 12-year-old boy while serving

as a hospital chaplain. The diocese of Albany paid nearly $1
million to settle this case in 1997. It also claims to have
United States Rev. Mark Haight settled another case involving Haight in 1989, though it
(NY) 327 refuses to reveal the amount of that settlement. Haight
received treatment after the first allegation in 1989 and
returned to the ministry. He was removed from pastoral
duties after the 1997 incident.

United States Bennet Akuzie He was accused of groping 16-year-old.

(NY) 328
United States Daniel Calabrese He plead guilty to sodomy with a teenager.
(NY) 329
United States Michael Hands He was convicted of abusing a 15-year-old.
(NY) 330
He was arrested on charges of sex abuse and child
United States
William Heim 331 pornography.
United States
Bernard Mach 332 He was sued for abusing two boys.
United States
Morgan Kuhl 333 He was arrested for soliciting sex from a 14-year-old.
He allegedly molested a 15-year-old altar boy in 1980. The
victim reported the abuse in 1991 but the case was closed
after Eremito denied the accusation. The following year,
United States Rev. Anthony Eremito was removed from duty in the Archdiocese of New
(NY) Eremito 334 York. In 1998 he moved to Lubbock, Texas, where he
worked as a chaplain at a children's hospital until March

In 2002, Fr. Francis A. Perry admitted to having

inappropriate contact with a minor in 1961. He also admitted
to being charged with "taking indecent liberties with a
United States Fr. Francis A. minor" in 1987. Those charges were dropped that year when
(NC) Perry 335 the victim refused to testify. The bishop of the diocese,
Bishop F. Joseph Grossman, removed Perry in April 2002, as
soon as he learned of the past incidents.

Farwell was indicted on a felony charge of indecency with a

United States Rev. Richard boy in the 1980s. The Charlotte diocese said that it had
(NC) Farwell 336 found the charge not credible.

In early April, 2002 Rooney was accused of sexually abusing

a young girl more than two decades ago. He was scheduled
United States Rev. Don A.
(OH) Rooney 337 to be placed on leave, but he committed suicide the week of
April 6, 2002.

Rev. Joseph In April 2002, the Diocese of Cleveland suspended nine

Brodnick and priests for accusations of sexual abuse occurring within the
United States
eight other past 15 years. All priests had previously received treatment
unidentified for sexual abuse and returned to their duties.
priests 338
Weber had been accused in the past of abusing a 16-year-old
United States Rev. David C. boy, but no further details were released. He was suspended
(OH) Weber 339 in April 2002.

United States Rev. Daniel In November 2002, McBride was charged with sexually
(OH) McBride 340 abusing a teenage boy during a trip to New York. The
prosecutor offered McBride a plea bargain but McBride
turned down the offer. McBride retired from the priesthood
in 1987.

Bals, ordained deacon and former Catholic high school

guidance counselor, was charged in 1994 with sexually
United States abusing multiple girls at a Catholic high school. The charges
Jerry Bals 341
(OH) were dropped in exchange for the forfeiture of his teaching

Before Bailey left the priesthood twenty years ago, ten

United States
George Bailey 342 women reported sexual abuse by Bailey while they were
(OH) attending Catholic grade school.

Conway admitted to sexually abusing eight boys during his

United States Rev. Neil Conway 22 years as a priest. Friends of his say this number is a
(OH) 343 conservative estimate.

Lieberth was accused in 1986 of molesting a 17-year-old boy

that same year. At that time, he underwent underwent
United States Rev. Joseph J. prescribed counseling and was reassigned. Lieberth was
(OH) Lieberth 344 suspended in April 2002 for the 1986 incident, in the wake
of the current scandal.

United States
Michael Allen 345 He admitted to sex with minor.
He was removed after admitting to having sex with a
United States
Joseph Fete 346 teenager.
United States
Philip Jacobs 347 He was resigned after being accused of abusing teenagers.
United States Edward Kickel He was accused of abusing students.
(OH) 348
United States Michael Hanrahan He was convicted after admitting to abusing an 11-year-old
(OH) 349 boy.

United States
Robert Mayer 350 He was sued for abusing a 14-year-old girl.
United States Rev. James Rapp Rapp was accused of molesting a teenage boy in Michigan in
(OK) 351 the early 1980s. In 1986 he was sent to a treatment center for
sexual disorders and he was hired to work in Oklahoma in
1991 (although the archbishop there claimed to have no
knowledge of Rapp's past when he was hired). Archbishop
Eusibius Beltran became aware of Rapp's past in 1994. He
agreed to keep Rapp in the archdiocese for the next five
years. During that time, Rapp is accused of molesting and
abusing three teenage boys. He plead no contest to two
charges of lewd molestation in 1999 and was sentenced to 40
years in prison. Two of the victims have already received
large settlement amounts and a third has a lawsuit pending.

United States
Robert Foster 352 He was accused of molesting a 12-year-old child.
Two sisters filed lawsuits in May of 2002 against the
Archdiocese of Portland, in Oregon claiming they were
United States Rev. Francis
(OR) "Frank" Duffy 353 sexually abused multiple times by Father Duffy when they
were six or seven years old. Father Duffy is now deceased.

A man accused Charvet of masturbating in front of him

when he was 13 years old (in 1957) and a woman accused
him of molesting her in 1972. Both victims have filed suit
United States Rev. Louis
(OR) Charvet 354 against the Archdiocese of Portland, In Oregon .
Additionally, four women claim Charvet sexually abused
them during the 1960s. 355

In May 2002, a former altar boy filed suit against the

United States Rev. Francis Ford Archdiocese of Portland, claiming Ford sexually abused him
(OR) 356 for two years. Ford left the Franciscan Order but continued
to serve as a priest until his death in 1985.

In 1999, Gammond's first accuser went public. This event

opened the floodgates to multitudes of abuse accusations
against him. The abuse spanned from the 1950s to the 1980s.
Former altar boys claimed Gammond groped them during
United States Rev. Maurice camping trips, in his car, in the rectory, and during
(OR) Gammond 357 confession. Gammond denied all of the charges, but was
caught on tape by a former altar boy saying that children
"throw themselves" at him. Gammond died in September

Three men accused St. Arnaud of sexually abusing them

during the mid- to late-1970s. The first victim claims he
United States Rev. Pacome St. reported the abuse to other priests at the time it occurred, but
(OR) Arnaud 358 St. Arnaud was transferred to a new parish, where he abused
the other two. The priest died in 1992.

United States Rev. Kenneth Three men accuse Jacques of abusing them when they were
(OR) Jacques 359 high school students in the late 1970s.

In a November 2002 lawsuit, a man accused Clark of

United States Rev. Emanuel sexually abusing him in 1975, when the victim was in high
(OR) Clark 360 school. Clark is now deceased.

A man accused White of sexually abusing him in 1964 when

United States Rev. Cosmas he was a high school student and White was a teacher and
(OR) White 361 priest.

In a November 2002 suit, Sheilah Callahan alleged that she

United States Aloysius A. was sexually abused by O'Doherty in 1950, when she was 11
(OR) O'Doherty 362 years old.

Trott pled guilty to molesting a 13-year-old boy. He was put

United States
Roger Trott 363 on five years probation.
United States Ricahrd "Sade" Zula abused altar boys.
(PA) Zula 364
United States
Francis Pucci 365 Pucci abused altar boys.
Cipolla was arrested for allegedly molesting a nine-year-old
boy in 1978, the charges were dropped. In 1988, a man filed
a lawsuit against Cipolla, claiming the priest had sexually
abused him for four years when he was a teenager in the
1980s. At that time, Bishop Wuerl of Pittsburgh removed
United States Anthony J. Cipolla Cipolla from active ministry but allowed him to remain a
(PA) 366 priest. The diocese settled the lawsuit out of court in 1993,
but the church's highest court reversed Cipolla's suspension.
In 1995, the Vatican again reversed the earlier decision and
reinstated Cipolla's suspension. The pope defrocked him in
November 2002 for disobeying orders not to serve as a priest
in public.

United States
Nilo Martins 367 He pled guilty to sodomizing a 12-year-old boy.
Azzarone is accused of abusing two teenage boys. In March
2002, the church admitted it had disregarded the allegations
United States Rev. Daniel M. when they were first brought to its attention. Azzarone
(RI) Azzarone 368 currently faces seven counts of sexual assault against
teenage boys. 369

United States
Juan Castano 370 He was convicted of fondling a four-year-old girl in 2000.
DuMouchel is charged with sexually molesting two girls, a
12-year-old and a 17-year -ld, in the 1950s. The victims
United States Rev. Raymond reported the abuse in September 2002 after reading articles
(SC) DuMouchel 371 about sex abuse and the church. DuMouchel retired in April

Corry admitted to sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy in the

1960s. The abuse continued for four years. In August 2002,
United States Rev. John Corry
(SD) 372 he was asked to leave the monastery where he was living in
retirement because the building also houses a daycare.

Kos was convicted in 1997 of molesting three altar boys, and

was sentenced to three lifetime terms. The Archdiocese of
United States Rev. Rudolph Kos Dallas settled with the victims in a lawsuit in 1997. Kos was
(TX) 373 dismissed from the priesthood and is currently serving his
prison sentences.

Flynn was accused in 1997 of having a sexual relationship

with a woman twenty years earlier, when she was a minor.
He left ministry at that time and underwent a year of
psychiatric counseling. In March 1999, Bishop Carmody
United States Rev. John A.
(TX) Flynn 374 appointed Flynn to a new position. He continued there until
two women complained in 2002 that they were
uncomfortable in his presence. In May 2002, Flynn
announced he would retire.

In 1981, Renteria was accused of sexually molesting a 14-

year-old boy. At that time Bishop Joseph Delaney confronted
Renteria, but the priest was unable to confirm or deny the
incident. Renteria left the parish and worked in several other
parishes, where he reportedly engaged in disruptive behavior
United States Rev. Rudolf and alcohol abuse. In June 2002, in accordance with the new
(TX) Renteria 375 charter approved by the US bishops, Renteria was barred
from ministry because of the former allegation. Upon
announcing the removal, Bishop Delaney expressed regret at
not having taken action when the allegation was first
reported in 1981.

In 2002, Guerrero, a deacon at San Jose Church in Hereford

United States
Jesie Guerrero 376 and the former youth director, was placed on administrative
(TX) leave, following an accusation of abuse of a minor.

United States Father Michael A woman filed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of San
Antonio in 2000, claiming Father Kenny had a sexual
(TX) Kenny 377 relationship with her. The archbishop for the diocese, Patrick
Flores, suspended Kenny when he learned of the allegations.

United States Fernando Guzman He admitted to sex with 13 year old.

(TX) 378
United States Julian Goodman Goodman was removed from his church in August 2002
(VA) 379 after admitting to sexual abuse of teenager decades ago.

Rule was suspended in August 2002 after being accused of

sexual misconduct against a high school seminary student in
United States Rev. Steven Rule 1976. A review board investigated the claim and found that,
(VA) 380 while Rule placed the student in an "inappropriate" situation,
the behavior did not warrant removing Rule from the
ministry. He was reinstated in November 2002.

Blankenship was removed from his prison chaplaincy in

United States John P. August 2002 after admitting to sexual abuse of teenager
(VA) Blankenship 381 decades ago.

Roszel was placed on administrative leave in 1994 after a

woman accused him of abusing her as a child. The woman
United States Rev. Stephen
(VA) Roszel 382 sued the diocese and the case was settled out-of-court.
Roszel returned to parish work following the settlement.

Teslovic was removed from the Richmond Diocese in

September 2002 for involvement in several incidents of
sexual misconduct with minors during the late 1970s and
United States Rev. Eugene
(VA) Teslovic 383 mid 1980s. A complaint about a 1977 sexual impropriety that
involved a male parishioner in his early twenties prompted a
month-long investigation that resulted in Teslovic's removal.

United States He was sentenced to five years for molesting children.

David Daie 384
Wyhsolmerski settled in a case involving accusations of
United States Benjamin
(VT) Wyhsolmerski 385 raping teenage girls.
United States Michael Madden He was convicted of molesting boys.
(VT) 386
United States Alphonsus Smith Smith pled guilty to molesting three boys.
(WA) 387
United States Father Paul Lavin He was suspended from priestly duties after a 45-year-old
(WA) 388 man said the priest molested him during a trip to a seminary
in Pennsylvania nearly 30 years ago.

United States He was convicted in 1988 of molesting six boys.

Paul Conn 389
He was removed for having a long history of inappropriate
United States James McGreal
(WA) 390 contact with children.

In 1984, Trainor entered a New Mexico treatment center,

after the parents of two boys alleged complaints of sex
abuse. Within months Trainor was reassigned to a parish in
United States Father Michael
(WI) Trainor 391 Montana. In the mid-1990s, several men accused Trainor of
abusing them during his time in Montana. Trainor resigned
from the priesthood in 1991.

In September 2002, an arrest warrant was issued for Feeny.

He is charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old altar
United States John Patrick
(WI) Feeny 392 boy and attempting to sexually assault the victim's 13-year-
old brother The crimes took place in 1979.

Weakland agreed to pay $450,000 in 1998 to a man who

accused him of sexual assault. The accuser made his case
United States public in May 2002. Weakland, who was ready to retire,
(WI) requested that he be immediately relieved. The Vatican
Weakland 393
approved Weakland's request.

United States Burns was convicted of assaulting a 13-year-old boy.

Peter Burns 394