Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States
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Total Individuals: 6         

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Last First Ord T Status D/O Notes Diocese Source/Assignments
Raymond A. 1955 P Accused Jesuit 6/02 article said Devlin had been removed by his Order from the diocese at some point after allegations of sexual abuse. He was given new assignments that do not involve contact with children. No prosecution. The 2002 Catholic Directory showed him assigned to the San Diego Diocese and living at Jesuit Center in Los Gatos. He was there in 2/98 per his brother's obituary. Died 12/6/11. Salt Lake City, UT Source:
Salt Lake Tribune 06.12.02
Assignments: Assignment Record
David R. 1980 P Accused Diocesan Allegations reported to archdiocese in 8/18 of abused by Gaeta in 1981 or 1982 at St. Joseph's Catholic High School in Ogden. Placed on leave 8/24/18. Military chaplain and hospital chaplain in his native Massachusetts during 1984-2017. Returned to UT 2017. Salt Lake City, UT Source:
KUTV 08.27.18; Salt Lake City Tribune 08.31.18; Salt Lake Tribune 09.13.18
Konat Edward J. 1975 P Accused Jesuit Accused several times while assigned to the Salt Lake diocese of sexual advances toward 'young men.' On Harrisburg diocese's list released 8/1/18. No known accusations during his brief time in Harrisburg. Salt Lake City, UT Source:
York Daily Record 08.09.16; Pennlive 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18
Thomas P. 1957 P Accused Oblates of St. Francis de Sales Accused 5/02 of sexually abusing a boy once in the early 1960s, when O'Neill taught at Judge Memorial School in Salt Lake City. Promoted to principal of Judge Memorial 1962-70. Principal at St. Mary's HS in Stockton CA diocese 1970-78. Removed 5/02 from St. Francis de Sales HS in Toledo OH diocese where he moved in 1978. Taught at Father Judge HS in Philadelphia PA in late 1950s. Named in 2003 suit as having knowledge of abuse by James Rapp. Suit dismissed on SOL 8/03. Died 09/21/15. Salt Lake City, UT Source:
Associated Press 05.21.02; Salt Lake Tribune 02.19.03; Salt Lake Tribune 08.23.03; News Journal 05.18.09; Toledo Blade Obituary 09.22.15
Olarte (Olartez)
Mario Arbelaez 1994 P Convicted Diocesan Arrested 5/03 and charged with enticing a minor over the Internet. Claimed he was doing research but posed as a 20 yr old. Agreed to meet a 15 yr old boy but it was a police officer. Placed on leave and his computer seized. In 9/03 he pleaded no contest to the criminal charges. Did not show up for sentencing 11/03. Defense atty said that Olarte had returned to his native country of Colombia as part of plea agreement. Prosecutors denied. Judge issued an arrest warrant. On sex offender registry. Salt Lake City, UT Source:
Deseret News 05.16.03; Salt Lake Tribune 05.17.03; Deseret News 05.20.03; Casper Star Tribune 05.27.03; Deseret News 05.28.03; Deseret News 06.03.03; Associated Press 09.10.03; Deseret Morning News 09.10.03; Salt Lake Tribune 11.05.03; Deseret News 11.07.03; Chicago Tribune 03.11.12
Assignments: Assignment Record
Lawrence M. 1946 P Sued Diocesan Worked in Honolulu at Damien High at one point. A retired priest, Spellen told Bishop Weigand in 1993 that he was being accused of sexual misconduct during the mid 1980s. Diocese officials investigated and found some merit in accusations. Spellen was placed on leave. Matter reported to CPS. Apparently the relationship was still going on because Vicar General offered the youth counseling when he said he wanted to break off the relationship. Died 2/03. Named in 10/13 civil suit in Hawaii. Salt Lake City, UT Source:
Deserate News 12.18.93; Salt Lake Tribune 06.12.02; The Californian 02.21.03; Worthy Adversary 05.22.12; Worthy Adversary 10.22.13

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