Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States
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Last First Ord T Status D/O Notes Diocese Source/Assignments
Power Edmund P. < 1962 P Accused Jesuit Power, a former chaplain and teacher at Fairfield College Preparatory School between 1962-1965 & 1968-1976, died in 1976. In Feb. 2003, allegations of past abuse were received by the school. Bridgeport, CT Source:
Connecticut Post 03.21.03
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Power James 1939 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 6/121/9. Accused of abusing of five adolescent males 1958-72. Deceased. Cheyenne, WY Source:
Diocese of Cheyenne List 06.12.19
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Power
James F. 1962 P Settled Diocesan Accused in 1992 of sexually molesting 13-year-old boy on camping trip to ME in 1980s. Accuser received $35K settlement in 1996. Unsigned, undated note in Power's personnel file says "100% positive other kids." Worked as parochial vicar at St. James the Great in Wellesley until removed 2002 after second claim. Personnel file released 12/02. In 1/09 Boston announced two charges unsubstantiated. Granted "retired" status but restricted privileges. See Boston AD 8/11 database. Died 8/14/15. Boston, MA Source:
Boston Globe 02.08.02; Boston Herald 02.08.02; Boston Globe 12.12.02; Boston Herald 12.12.02; Boston Globe 03.05.03; Archdiocese of Boston Statement 01.02.09; Boston Globe 01.02.09; Boston Globe 01.03.09; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Obituary 08.15.15
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record; Resume; Another Resume
Power
Walter D. 1952 P Accused Diocesan Credible allegation of abuse. Name first released on list of abusive priests released by Bishop Saltarelli 11/16/06. Retired 1983; Died 1998. Named in civil suit filed 9/08 in DE by one man who alleged abuse at Saint Helena Church in Wilmington in 1950s. Suit says DE officials knew of Power's history and just transferred him to MD about 1957. Also named in 2nd 9/08 suit in DE by one man who alleged abuse in MD in 1952-1954. New suit filed 6/10 re 1970s abuse. Personnel files released 2/12. Wilmington, DE Source:
News Journal 6.5.10; News Journal 8.7.10; News Journal 11.16.06; The Dialog 11.16.06; Daily Times (AP) 09.26.08; CBS 3 09.27.08; News Journal 09.27.08; CBS3 06.04.10; Diocese of Wilmington List of Accused Priests 02.16.12; Diocese of Wilmington Personnel Files 02.16.12; News Journal 02.19.12
Assignments:
News Journal 11.16.06; BA.Org Parish Assignments of Accused Delaware Priests
Powers John Aquinas 1952 P Accused Dominican Named publicly as accused by the Dominicans St. Joseph Province on its list in late 2018. It notes Powers became a part of the Province of St. Martin de Porres when it was formed in 1979. Allegation established in 2009. Died 10/19/10. (No indication as to when or where the alleged abuse occurred, so we're placing Powers in the New Orleans archdiocese, where the St. Martin de Porres Province is based.) Per his obituary, Powers was a Marine chaplain in China, Japan and Pacific Islands 1955-59. Worked in variety of parish and special assignments 1960-96, including Ohio, Michigan, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, North and South Carolina and New Orleans. On the Raleigh diocese's list in 10/18. In notes allegations around 2002 of abuse in 1966. On the Providence diocese's list 7/1/19. New Orleans, LA Source:
Diocese of Raleigh List accessed 12.17.18; Dominicans St Joseph Province List 12.21.18; Findagrave accessed 05.02.19; Diocese of Providence List 07.01.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Providence Assignment Record
Powers Mary Ann   N Sued Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Sued 2004 by 8 women and 1 man who alleged that Powers abused them at St. Thomas-St. Vincent Orphanage in 1950s-1960s. Deceased. Order said it was not aware of any previous allegations against the nun. Louisville, KY Source:
Cincinnati Enquirer (AP) 9.1.04; Lexington Herald Leader (AP) 07.16.04; Courier-Journal 07.23.04; WKYT 07.27.04; Courier-Journal 08.11.04; Associated Press 08.25.04; Courier-Journal 08.25.04
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Powers
Richard M. 1959 P Sued Diocesan Accused with two other priests in 1995 of abuse of girl in 1960s. Alleged victim settled with Diocese in 1999 for $41K. In 2003 she committed suicide. Family returned settlement and filed suit on her behalf, saying she didn't have capacity to enter into settlement, She had been hospitalized several times. Diocese said she was 18 and relationship was consenual. Powers denied all accusations. He was still active priest in 7/06; suit was still pending. Retired in 2007. Remains active in diocese in 11/15. Owensboro, KY Source:
Courier-Journal 11.07.03; Courier-Journal 11.08.03; Messenger-Inquirer 07.19.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Powers
Richard T. 1963 P Accused Diocesan Powers' name was included on 1994 list of 35 priests suspected or accused of abuse of minors. List compiled by Msgr. Lynn. Cardinal Bevilacqua ordered list destroyed at the time but copy turned over to prosecutors in 2012. He was accused of sex with a17 yr old girl in Venezuela while working with Society of St. James in late 1980s. Powers continued as active priest until 3/12 when archdiocese was expected to remove him. Permanently removed 4/13. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Main Line Media 4.7.13; Norristown Patch 4.7.13; Philadelphia Daily News 4.8.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 4.7.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 4.8.13; PhillyBurbs.com 4.9.13; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 4.7.13; Washington Post 4.7.13; 1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.13.12; The Rittenhoused 03.13.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.14.12; NBC 10 04.07.13
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