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LastFirstOrdTStatusD/ONotesDioceseSource/Assignments
EagenI. Brent1956PSuedDiocesanNamed in 2003 suit. Woman alleged that she was raped by Msgr. Eagen in 1972 after he befriended her at Nazareth House (an orphanage run by the diocese). Eagen was assigned as parish priest at a nearby mission. Later became Chancellor of San Diego Diocese. Died in 1997. Diocese said he had exemplary record and no previous allegations of misconduct. Woman also alleged prior abuse at orphanage by a nun and a handyman as well as later abuse by Fr. Robert Buchanan. Personnel file released 10/25/10.San Diego, CASource:
Press Enterprise 10.17.97; NBCSanDiego.com 10.14.03; San Diego Union-Tribune 10.15.03; San Diego Union-Tribune 06.16.06; Documents Released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10
EaglesonDonald W.1985BSuedHoly CrossAllegations stem from 1971 abuse when Eagleson was Holy Cross brother teaching at a high school. He later became ordained as priest of Diocese. Placed on leave in 2002 on new allegation of 1971 abuse but name not revealed to parishioners or public until 2006. Partial settlement of 2004 civil suit in 2005. He died in 2004. Also served in Oakland Diocese.Santa Rosa, CASource:
Contra Costa Times 4.1.08; San Jose Mercury News 4.1.08; CBS 5 07.21.06; Press Democrat 07.21.06
Eccleston
John W.1955PAccusedDiocesanOn 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Eccleston, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information on the parish where the abuse occurred or when it occurred. Prior to joining the St. Cloud diocese, he worked in Washington DC and Baltimore Archdioceses. Began working in St. Cloud in 1961 and was incardinated in 1973. Died 2/9/12.St. Cloud, MNSource:
FineAGrave 02.09.12; Diocese of St Cloud--Bishop Kettler Press Release, 01.03.14; Legal Examiner 01.03.14; St Cloud Times 01.03.14; WJON 01.03.14
Eckroth
Richard1952PSettledBenedictineAccused of abuse of boys and girls at cabin owned by order in early 1970s. At least one suit filed in 1993 by two victims. He was ordered back to St. John's Abbey from Bahamas and then sent for treatment. Order may have known of earlier allegation sincelate 1980s. Abbey paid $12K to at least one of his female victims. Investigated re murder of 2 girls. Living under restriction at Abbey. Name on list of monks likely to have offended against minors released by Abbey 12/9/13 and on St. Cloud 1/3/14 list. Named in two additional lawsuits filed 5/19/14 against St. Cloud diocese, the Order & St. John Abbey. Both men allege abuse when Eckroth was assigned to St. Joseph's parish in St. Joseph, MN in early 1970s. Eckroth suffers from advanced dementia. New suit expected to be filed 09.19.14.St. Cloud, MNSource:
Associated Press 04.30.02; Associated Press 05.08.02; Star Tribune 05.09.02; Star Tribune 05.09.02; Associated Press 05.11.02; Star Tribune 05.12.02; Minnesota Public Radio 05.14.02; Star Tribune 05.14.02; Associated Press 06.07.02; Star Tribune 06.07.02; Houston Chronicle 06.14.02; Star Tribune 09.29.02; Star Tribune 09.29.02; National Catholic Reporter 12.13.02; St Cloud Times 12.28.02; A W Richard Sipe letter to Abbey 09.30.07; Star Tribune 03.30.11; St Cloud Times 04.01.11; Pioneer Press 12.09.13; St Cloud Times 12.09.13; Diocese of St Cloud--Bishop Kettler Press Release, 01.03.14; Legal Examiner 01.03.14; St Cloud Times 01.03.14; Star Tribune 01.03.14; WJON 01.03.14; ABC 5 05.18.14; KAAL TV ABC 6 05.18.14; KSTP 05.18.14; Media Release by Jeff Anderson & Assoc 05.18.14; Complaint in John Doe 33 & 34 v Order of St Benedict a/k/a St John Abbey and Richard Eckroth 05.19.14; Eckroth Timeline Released by Jeff Anderson 05.19.14; KSTP Channel 05.19.14; Pioneer Press 05.19.14; St Cloud Times 05.19.14; Star Tribune 05.19.14; WCCO 05.19.14; St Cloud Times 08.18.14; Anderson & Associates Media Statement 09.17.14; Pioneer Press 09.18.14; St Cloud Times 09.18.14; KARE 09.19.14
EdelinRichard A.1979PSettledDiocesanAccused in 1996 of repeatedly groping girl 1981-1982 beginning at age 17 in confessional and at retreats. He denied allegations. Accuser was given $5K and told by Bishop Fiorenza on 02/23/96 that Edelin was suspended. From his 1979 ordination, he worked in 6 parishes in 10 years. Served as USAF Chaplain from 1989-1992 and was chaplain on leave 1992-1997. There was no listing after that until 2003 when Diocese tried to reinstate him. Accuser complained He began to work in Baker, OR diocese where seminary classmate was bishop. He was still a priest in 9/10 per news article.Galveston-Houston, TXSource:
Houston Chronicle 02.01.04; KGW NEWS 03.31.06; Ft Worth Star Telegram (AP) 04.01.06; The Oregonian 04.01.06; KBCI 04.04.06; Houston Press 08.17.06
Eder
Donald1960PSuedDiocesanEder was subject of sexual harassment lawsuit filed in 1997 by female coworker which the Diocese settled in 1998. Eder sent for counseling for alcohol-related problems per 1998 article. Eder's niece also told Diocese in 1995 and 2002 that he had fondled her several times as a child. Active priest as of 6/07 but is shown as "retired" by 11/10.Lafayette, INSource:
Indianapolis Star 2.97 (Major Accounts); Journal and Courier 1.1.04; Journal and Courier 2.1.04; United Press International 12.06.97; Journal and Courier 11.14.02; Journal and Courier 11.22.02; The Catholic Moment 11.14.10
Edwards
Lawrence A.1939PSuedDiocesanMan claims in May, 2004 suit that he was molested by Lawrence at St. Mary's Church in Milford when he was between ages of 10-12. Suit also says there are numerous other victims. Archdiocese may have know of Lawrence's behavior in 1967. He retired in 1985 and died in March, 1999.Detroit, MISource:
Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report 10.09; Times Herald [MI] 8.9.04; Detroit News 05.13.04
Effinger
William J.1960PConvictedDiocesanAccused of molesting numerous boys and girls from first assignment to last. Transferred multiple times. At least one incident of abuse reported to Archdiocese in 1979 because there was a psychological report on Effinger addressed to Archbishop Weakland.7 men/2 women settled out of court with Archdiocese in 1994. Sentenced to 10 yrs jail in 1993 for molesting a 14 yr old boy in 1988. Died of cancer in prison 12/96. Some of personnel file released 7/13.Milwaukee, WISource:
Collection of articles prior to 2012; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Sheboygan Press 10.27.12; Sheboygan Press 10.27.12; Journal Sentinel 06.28.13; National Catholic Reporter 07.02.13; Port Washington Saukville Patch 07.03.13; ABC News (AP) 07.05.13; The Republic 07.05.13; Kenosha News 10.19.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
EggletonChristopher T.1988PSuedDominicanPer 2002 articles, Eggleton had just been removed from his post in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Diocese after a civil suit filed in Miami alleging sexual abuse by Eggleton between 1990-1991 in Florida. Also worked in New Orleans in 1993. Found "innocent ofall charges by Miami court" per 7/04 article. Per 2006 website, he is working in Diocese of Raleigh.Miami, FLSource:
Miami Herald 08.18.02; Miami Herald 12.15.03; Catholic News Agency 07.16.04
EhrmanWilliam J.1922PAccusedDiocesanIn 2002, woman said she was abused by Ehrman beginning in 1953 or 1954. Her son said he reported the abuse in 1998 but diocesan officials say they never received. Both mother and son met with officials again in 2002 but received no official response. Another woman says Ehrman exposed himself to her in 1968 and kissed her while another woman says he fondled her. In 11/02, Bishop D'Arcy admitted that accusations of abused against Ehrman "appear to be credible." Ehrman retired in 1970 and died in 1983.Fort Wayne-South Bend, INSource:
FT. Wayne News Sentinel 1.3.08; Ft. Wayne News Sentinel 10.14.02; Ft. Wayne News Sentinel 11.11.02; Ft. Wayne News Sentinel 12.11.03; Ft. Wayne News Sentinel 12.20.03; Ft. Wayne News Sentinel 07.16.05
Eichhoff
Paul1970PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 10 yr old boy in approx. 1980. Cleared by Review Board & returned to ministry 2002. In 10/04 jury in civil suit found that he did not abuse the Plaintiff but also found that he was not slandered by either Plaintiff or Plaintiff's father. They then sued Bishop alleging a conspiracy to invade Plaintiff's privacy and prevent him from pursuing earlier suit. Dismissed by Ct. & upheld by OK Court of Appeals 1/14. 2nd accuser in 8/10 was unsubstantiated. Still active priest 2014.Tulsa, OKSource:
Dallas Morning News 07.28.02; Dallas Morning News 08.02.02; Tulsa World 08.07.02; Tulsa World 08.17.02; Tulsa World 02.18.04; KOTV 10.14.04; Dallas Morning News 10.18.04; Oklahoman 10.19.04; News Channel 8 07.11.06; KRMG 08.12.10; Newson6 08.13.10; Tulsa Wold 08.13.10; SNAP Statement 08.26.10; Tulsa World 08.27.10; SNAP Statement 11.16.10; Tulsa World 01.31.14
Assignments:
Tulsa World 5.24.12 (add'l article)
Eidenschink
John1941PAccusedBenedictineAs of 2002, Eidenschink, a former Abbot of the abbey, was living under restrictions at St. John's Abbey. He admitted to sexually abusing 2 monks who had not yet taken their final vows. One victim was molested prior to 1971 and the other was molested during Eidenschink's tenure as Abbot. Died 6/04 at age 89.St. Cloud, MNSource:
St. Cloud Times 10.02.02 (in collection); St. Cloud Tmes 4.1.11; Star Tribune 5.9.02; Associated Press 04.30.02; Associated Press 05.11.02; Star Tribune 05.12.02; Star Tribune 09.27.02; Star Tribune 09.29.02; National Catholic Reporter 12.13.02; St. Cloud Times 12.28.02; St. Cloud Times 06.21.04; St. Cloud Times 08.06.06; Behind the Pine Curtain: St. John's Troubled Abbey 09.30.07; A.W. Richard Sipe Statement for Pope Benedict XVI 04.21.08; Star Tribune 03.30.11
EilertEdward J.1964PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 2002. Accused of abuse of teenage girl in 1979. She also made accusations about 2 other priests. As of 2003, Eilert was one of seven priests who should have had criminal charges filed against them. No charges filed, however, against any of the seven because of statute of limitation or because witnesses would not testify. Eilert is no longer in ministry. Has been living without restrictions at St. John Vianney Residence for Retired Priests in Rutherford, NJ for several years as of 11/13.Newark, NJSource:
Star-Ledger 06.25.02; The Record 06.26.02; Star-Ledger 06.27.02; Star-Ledger 07.19.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Star-Ledger 08.14.03; Star-Ledger 06.14.04; Star-Ledger 11.03.13
Elder
John1941PSuedDiocesanAccused in 3 suits filed in 2002 of abuse of at least 2 minor females in 1959 and a woman in 1973. 4th woman filed suit 4/03 alleging abuse when she was a minor in 1959. Died 1993.Louisville, KYSource:
Courier-Journal 5.9.02; Courier-Journal 9.2.02; Courier-Journal 9.29.02 (Major Account); Courier-Journal 08.23.02; Courier-Journal 09.29.02; Courier-Journal 04.10.03
Assignments:
Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
Eliscard
Jean-Level1990PConvictedDiocesanOrdained in Haiti. Working in New Jersey. Arrested 11/94 for assault of 13 yr old girl; he was at airport waiting to return to Haiti. Convicted 1995; received 3-year probated sentence. Returned to Haiti. In 2003 he was working in Canadian diocese. Prior to offense, he had worked in Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dioceses.Trenton, NJSource:
Associated Press 11.26.94; NY Times 11.27.94; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.29.94; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.30.94; The Record 06.08.95; Associated Press 06.17.02; Mercer County, NJ Prosecutors' Office 06.17.02; Dallas Morning News 03.16.05
EllifritzMichael1967PAccusedDiocesanRetired in 2002 for "health reasons." Ellifritz had acknowledged improper contact with a boy between late 1970s-early 1980s. Diocese had known of allegations for some time and Ellifritz had been under supervision for years. Laicization announced 2/18/05.Columbus, OHSource:
Columbus Dispatch 07.19.02; Columbus Dispatch 07.30.02; Columbus Dispatch 10.10.02; Columbus Dispatch 01.30.03; Columbus Dispatch 02.19.05
Ellinghausen
Jude T.1958PAccusedDiocesan"Retired" with restricted ministry 6/02 because of old allegations found in his personnel file by County Prosecutor. Allegations too old for criminal charges. After retirement, one male complainant came forward to allege 3 yrs of improper touching in 1970s when he was a child. Named in 1 civil suit. Vatican permanently removed from pastoral duties in 2005.Detroit, MISource:
Detroit Free Press 7.1.02; Detroit Free Press 8.1.02; Times Herald [MI] 8.9.04; USA Today 11.11.02; Associated Press 05.27.05; Detroit Free Press 11.14.10
Assignments:
Detroit News 7.01.02
EllisHal BSettledJesuitNamed as abuser in law suit filed on behalf of 2 mentally disabled men living at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, a retirement home for priests. Men were abused for many years by at least 2 priests. Settled 9/03 for $7.5M. At the time of settlement, Ellis was ill and unable to communicate. Have no specific information re his role in abuse of the 2 men.San Francisco, CASource:
New York Times 9.6.02; The Guardian (England) 9.7.02
EmalaWalter PAccusedDiocesanFirst allegation of sexual abuse by Emala arose in 1975 and his faculties to perform ministry were removed. Since that time, a number of individuals have alleged sexual abuse by him from 1970s-1980s. Name appears on 9/02 list of priests and brothers associated with the Baltimore Archdiocese who have been accused of child sexual abuse. Died in 2008 in Baltimore.Memphis, TNSource:
Commercial Appeal 4.8.10; Daily News 4.8.10; Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02
Embrich (Emrich)Daniel K. BAccusedFransican Brothers of Christ the KingEmbrich was a teaching Brother at Holy Catholic School, an elementary school. Charged with touching inner thigh of girl in 1985-1986. Complaints also received from other children at school. Embrich was suspended from duties by his Order in 1988. Foundnot guilty by jury trial in 1989.Davenport, IASource:
United Press International 6.1.88; Quad-City Times 07.13.08; Revised Diocesan List of Credible Allegations 05.21.09; Catholic Messenger 05.22.09
Assignments:
BA.org Concise Assignment Record
Emerine
Daniel1941PSuedConventual FranciscanNamed in 6 lawsuits filed against archdiocese in 2002. Allegations involved 5 boys and 1 girl allegedly abused as grade school students. Several plaintiffs say they told church officials and/or teachers but no one believed them. Two additional suits filed 4/03. Also worked in dioceses of Lansing MI, Cleveland OH, Grand Rapids MI, Fort Wayne-South Bend IN, and Indianapolis IN. Included in massive 6/03 settlement with archdiocese. Died in 1986.Louisville, KYSource:
Courier Journal 9.29.02 (Major Account); Courier-Journal 7.6.02; Courier-Journal 9.2.02; Courier-Journal 06.15.02; Courier-Journal 06.27.02; Courier-Journal 07.31.02; Courier-Journal 08.23.02; Courier-Journal 09.29.02; Courier-Journal 04.10.03; Courier-Journal 04.16.03
Assignments:
Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
Emerson
Richard A.1978PSuedDiocesanLitigation alleges Gary, IN diocese knew of Emerson's abusive history when he was allowed to begin work in Orlando in 1986. In 1992 he was ordered to return to Gary after allegations in Orlando. In 2004 a man from Orlando filed a civil suit . 2nd civil suit filed 2/08 in Florida alleged a long-term relationship with Emerson, beginning at age 9. Suit filed in Ind. 12/08 alleging abuse after Emerson returned to Gary. Laicized in 2006. New FL suits filed 5/10 & 7/10. He filed bankruptcy 2/11.Orlando, FLSource:
Indianapolis Star 1.2.05; Orlando Sentinel 1.7.06; Orlando Sentinel 12.19.04; Orlando Sentinel 01.13.05; Indianapolis Star 02.13.05; Orlando Sentinel 02.17.05; Northwest Indiana Times 08.21.05; Post-Tribune 07.17.07; WESH 02.13.08; Post-Tribune 02.15.08; CBS 2 12.03.08; Gary Post-Tribune 12.03.08; Chicago Tribune 12.04.08; Gary Post-Tribune 12.04.08; Post--Tribune 12.05.08
Assignments:
The Times 12.6.08 (add'l article); News Dispatch 12.9.08 (add'l article); Orlando Sentinel 5.12.10 (new article); WDBO 5.12.10 (add'l article); 13 News 5.13.10 (add'l article); PR Newswire 7.7.10 (add'l article)
Emo
Eugene G.1961PConvictedDiocesanArrested 2/96; sentenced to 6 months in prison and 5 yrs probation 5/97 for abuse of 31 yr old mentally disabled man. Already on limited duty because of prior sexual abuse allegations. Sent for residential treatment in 1993. Many other complaints afterhis arrest. In 1999 he was charged with violating probation by having contact with 16 year old boy and was sentenced to 1-3 years in prison. Released from prison in 2002. Involuntarily dismissed from clerical state per 6/7/12 statement from Diocese.Rochester, NYSource:
Associated Press 5.9.97; Catholic Courier 6.7.12; Democrat and Chronicle 9.1.99; Press and Sun-Bulletin 5.5.07; Rochester Homepage 6.7.12; SNAP Statement 6.7.12; Post-Standard 02.17.96; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 02.17.96; Democrat and Chronicle 11.09.99; Democrat and Chronicle 04.22.02; Post-Standard 05.12.02
Assignments:
Democrat & Chronicle 2.17.96
Emon
Neil J.1967PAccusedCrosier Fathers and BrothersWorked in NE, MI & MN before moving to Phoenix in 2000. He admitted in 1991 to abusing boys in early to mid 1970s in Onamia, MN. In 5/02 he was removed without privileges after additional information was received. Had been working under restrictions for some time and Phoenix knew of his history when he arrived. Name also appeared on list of Phoenix priests complied by Arizona Republic. As of 2014, he living under safety plan in Phoenix. Added to St. Cloud list 3/14/14.St. Cloud, MNSource:
Arizona Republic 06.04.02; Star Tribune 06.16.02; Crosier Fathers & Brothers Statement 06.29.02; Detroit Free Press 07.01.02; Detroit News 07.01.02; Detroit News 07.14.02; Dallas Morning News 08.08.02; Arizona Republic 10.10.02; Star Tribune 10.10.02; Statement by Archdiocese of Detroit 11.01.02; Arizona Republic 11.10.02; Star Tibune 05.04.06; Crosier Province Press Release 03.08.14; Crosier Province Updated List of Religious Involved in Sexual Abuse of Minors 03.08.14; St Cloud Times 03.09.14; KSTP 03.14.14; Legal Examiner 03.14.14; St Cloud Times 03.14.14
Assignments:
Assignment Record Released by Crosier Order 03.08.14
Endal
George S.1932PSuedJesuitIn 2005 suit, woman accused Endal of sexually abusing her over a 3-year period beginning in 1966 when she was 9. Two men joined suit 2/06. He was supervisor of two other Jesuit accused abusers, Lundowski and Smario. Did not act when he received complaints against them. Died 1996. Claims included in 11/07 settlement with the Jesuits. In 1/09 Plaintiffs filed 43 suits against Jesuits; many named Endal as abuser.Two or more pending claims in bankruptcy reorgan. docs for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Daily Sitka Sentinel 03.15.91; Obituary in Anchorage Daily News 11.18.96; Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Hooper Bay, Alaska 1928-2003 Alaskan Shepherd 06.07.03; Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 05.12.05; Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 02.23.06; Anchorage Daily News 11.20.07; Anchorage Daily News 11.21.07; Newsweek 01.14.08; Daily News Miner 02.02.08; James Doe 59 v Society of Jesus Oregon Province Alaska Superior Ct 01.02.09; Anchorage Daily News 01.14.09; KIRO 01.14.09; Seattle Times 01.14.09; Seattle Times 01.15.09; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09
Assignments:
Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1.25.10 (add'l article); Alakanuk - Saint Ignatius Catholic Church Web site 1.25.10 (add'l article); PCVA Press Release 3.25.11 (add'l article); News Tribune 4.9.11 (add'l article); The Vimeo 6.29.11 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
EngbersJohn Anthony1949PSuedDiocesanFive girls in one family and two in another accused Engbers of molesting them in mid-1950s. Civil suits filed 1985. Engbers was transferred after 1st abuse (he admitted abuse to parents but told them church would take care of the problem) and then abused again. He fled to Holland after being removed from his position after Church found out about suits. 4/02 article reported Engbers was never investigated by the Lafayette Review Board. At least 2 victims lived in Lake Charles Diocese.Lafayette, LASource:
United Press International 11.15.85; United Press International 11.25.85; Associated Press 11.26.85; Baton Rouge State Times 12.05.85; United Press International 01.02.86; Times of Acadiana 01.30.86; Associated Press 02.15.87; LA Times 03.20.88; National Law Journal 04.04.88; Advertiser 08.23.14; The Advocate 09.07.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Engbers
Thomas J.1967PAccusedDiocesanResigned from his parish in 4/02 citing health reasons. Archidocese confirmed in 6/02 that resignation was because of 22 year old sex abuse complaint in priest's file. Man accusing Engbers said that his father reported the abuse to church authorities when it happened but nothing done. The man complained again spring 2002; Engbers retired. There were notes in Engbers' file with the man's name, age and a reference to Engbers' treatment for a foot fetish.Miami, FLSource:
Miami Herald 04.10.02; Miami Herald 05.24.02; Miami Herald 06.11.02; Miami Herald 06.19.02; Miami Herald 12.15.03
Engel
Ronald1977PAccusedDiocesanEngel placed on leave in late April, 2004 after Archdiocese learned that he was subject of police investigation because of possession of child pornography on a computer. Still on leave as of Aug. 2004. Archdiocese website accessed 2/25/11 reports he is "fully restricted from ministry."Milwaukee, WISource:
Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 3.3.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 05.11.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 08.09.04
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
Engelhardt
Charles F.1977PChargedOblateNamed in report and presentment by Philadelphia Grand Jury on 2/10/11. Accused, along with another priest and a teacher, of orally sodomizing and molesting a 10 yr old boy in 1998 or 1999 at St. Jerome Parish in Philly. Remained at another parish for2 yrs after 2009 complaint and order from Archdiocese to leave assignment. Surrendered to police 2.10.11. Refused plea agreement 6/11. New civil suit filed 7/11. Criminal trial started 1/7/13. Defendants did not testify. Found guilty 1/30/13. Arrested. Request for new trial filed with Penn. Superior Court 7/14 by counsel for Engelhardt and for teacher Bernard Shero based on new evidence about a new witness who could have supported Defense and discredited the main witness.Philadelphia, PASource:
Collection of Articles through 01.21.13; CBS Philly 01.22.13; Big Trial 01.23.13; Big Trial 01.23.13; NECN 01.23.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.23.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.23.13; Big Trial 01.24.13; NECN 01.24.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.24.13; San Luis Obispo Tribune 01.24.13; Big Trial 01.25.13; News Times 01.25.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.25.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.25.13; Big Trial 01.28.13; The Republic 01.28.13; Albany Times Union 01.30.13; Big Trial 01.30.13; CBS Philly 01.30.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.30.13; CBS Philly 01.31.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.03.13; Big Trial 02.05.13; Big Trial 02.06.13; Big Trial 03.04.13; Big Trial 03.07.13; Big Trial 06.05.13; National Catholic Reporter 08.28.14; SNAP Statement 08.28.14; Media Report 09.04.14; Big Trial 09.11.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Engels
Francis (Frank)1962PConvictedDiocesanEngels & 2 other priests accused of abusing youth in 1973. The victim complained directly to Bishop Myers in 1992. Diocese did not put Engels on leave until the family went to the media in 1993. Engels also admitted abusing one youth in 1980s. Bishoptried to reinstate him in 2002 but 2nd victim complained and he was not reassigned. Named in 2004 civil suit which settled 2005. In 6/05 he was sentenced to 10 yrs in WI prison.Peoria, ILSource:
Pantagraph 08.30.93; Chicago Tribune 05.31.02; Star-Ledger 06.13.02; Copely News Service 02.03.04; Pantagraph 02.04.04; Journal Sentinel 12.11.04; Associated Press 04.04.05; Week 04.18.05; Peoria Journal Star 04.20.05; Quad-City Times 04.25.05; Journal Sentinel 06.03.05; Pantagraph 08.13.13
Englert
Wilfred "Fred" L.1986PAccusedDiocesanArrested and then placed on leave 8/05 after allegations he sexually molested a 19 yr old man who had the mental capacity of a 9 yr old. Abuse occurred numerous times in early 2005. Englert claimed the sex was consensual. He later pleaded guilty to 2 counts of abuse. In 10/06 he was sentenced to 2 terms of 1.5 yrs in Dubois County Jail. Rec'd another 3 yrs in 2/07. Released 1/08. On sex offender registery. Not in compliance 2/10. Listed as on "administrative leave" per diocesan website 2/2/09.Evansville, INSource:
Evansville Courier & Press 08.12.05; Princeton Daily Clarion 08.12.05; Courier & Press 08.13.05; Wave 3 TV 09.24.05; Courier & Press 01.04.06; Courier & Press 10.05.06
Assignments:
Diocese of Evansville Website 2.2.09
EnglishThomas Patrick1927PSuedDiocesanSued 2003. Accused of abuse in 1969. Died 1975. The archdiocese concluded the allegations were unfounded.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 1; Tribune 2.7.10; Pasadena Star-News 11.21.03
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
EnnisJames E.1950PAccusedDiocesanNamed in 1992 civil suit for damages for sexual assault against a child. LaCrosse paper of 1/6/94 says case dismissed--Plaintiff waited too long to file. Fr. Ennis still active priest 12/96.La Crosse, WISource:
La Crosse Tribune 12.07.96
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Ensey
Eric1995PSuedSociety of St. JohnIn 12/01 it was revealed that Ensey and Rev. Carlos Urrutigoity had been accused of sexual misconduct with a 16-year-old male student. They were suspended 1/02. The student sued in 3/03; suit was settled for $455K in 2005. Ensey is living in Paraguay asof 3/06. As of 12/11, Diocese reports that his privileges were removed in 2005. Ensey continues to function as a priest on some occasions, particularly in matters of fund-raising..Scranton, PASource:
Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Times Tribune 10.31.02; River Reporter 02.06.03; Times-Leader 03.24.04; Scranton Times 03.25.04; Scranton Times 06.17.04; Times Leader 07.21.04; Times Leader 10.08.04; Catholic News Service 12.01.04; Times Tribune 01.08.05; Citizens Voice 05.10.05; Times Leader 02.25.06; River Reporter 03.09.06; Times Leader 07.09.06; Times Leader 07.09.06; Times Leader 07.13.08; Vancouver Sun 12.17.11; Vancouver Sun 12.19.11; Times Leader 04.07.14
Eordogh
Andrew (Andras) M.1958PSued.JesuitSued 2006. Accused of abuse of one boy, beginning at age 4, in late 1960s in village of Holy Cross. Eordogh is retired and living in Hungary per one 2006 article. Claims included in 11/07 settlement with the Jesuits. One pending claim shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Believed to have died in 2009 in Hungary.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Anchorage Daily News 02.09.06; Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 02.09.06; Havre Daily News 02.10.06; Havre Daily News 02.11.06; Anchorage Daily News 11.20.07; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09; Excerpt from bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 01.25.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
EppersonMark BSuedSalesiansSued. Accused of abuse of 1 between 1980-1982. Named in Addemdum to LA Archdiocese report.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; InjuryBoard.com 01.28.08; City of Angels 03.19.08
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
EremitoAnthony Joseph1967PAccusedDiocesanRemoved from active assignments 1992. Faculties removed in 2002. Filed legal action against alleged victim. Worked in New Jersey 1997-1998. Worked in Lubbock, TX from 1998-2002. Working as grief counselor at hospice as of 2006 until removed.New York, NYSource:
Chicago Tribune 06.03.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; USCCB Meeting Partial Transcript 06.12.02; NY Post 06.14.02; Newsday 06.17.02; NY Times 07.07.02; Asbury Park Press 07.15.02; Newsday 07.18.02; Asbury Park Press 09.21.02; New York Times 10.04.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Asbury Park Press 03.16.03; Yahoo! News 01.04.06; KAMC28.com 01.05.06; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.05.06
Assignments:
Asbury Park Press 5.11.08 (add'l article); BA.org Summary of Directory Entries
Ericksen
Thomas1973PSuedDiocesanAccused of molesting 3 boys in 1983 while assigned at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Winter, WI. Two of the accusers sued and settled with Ericksen and Diocese in 1989 for nearly $3M. Diocese says Ericksen was officially removed from priesthood in 1988. He was never criminally charged. Two men claimed rape 6/10. Efforts underway 7/10 to extradite him from MO. He left WI in 1983 and SOL may have been suspended. He has denied allegations.Superior, WISource:
Duluth News Tribune 1.2.11; Duluth News Tribune 7.1.10; Duluth News Tribune 06.30.10; Duluth News Tribune 06.30.10; Duluth News Tribune 07.14.10; Associated Press 07.20.10; Duluth News Tribune 07.20.10; Kansas City Star 07.20.10; Duluth News Tribune 07.21.10; Fox 21 07.21.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Erickson
Ryan2000PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of at least 1 young boy in approx 1992 and possession of child porn. Identified as murder suspect in double homicide in 2002. Committed suicide during investigation in 2004. Special hearing in 2005 found there was probable cause to rule he was probably the murderer. Parents filed 2 suits (one naming ALL bishops) and a separate wrongful death suit against diocese. Suit against Diocese dismissed on Summary Judgment 9/08.Superior, WISource:
Pioneer Press 10.03.05 (2nd); Duluth News Tribune 01.30.05; Ironwood Daily Globe 03.31.05; Pioneer Press 10.03.05; Duluth News Tribune 10.09.05; CBS 5 11.02.05; Pioneer Press 01.11.06; Janesville Gazette 02.03.06; Pioneer Press 02.03.06; Pioneer Press 02.07.06; Pioneer Press 03.11.06; O'Connell v. USCCB 08.08.06; Pioneer Press 08.09.06; Pioneer Press 08.21.06; St. Paul Pioneer Press 12.13.06
Assignments:
Star Tribune 12.31.07 (add'l article); Pioneer Press 1.01.08 (add'l article); Jamestown Sun 1.01.08 (add'l article); Leader-Telegram 9.23.08 (add'l article); Hudson Star-Observer 2.5.12 (add'l article); St. Paul Pioneer Press 11.05.06
ErnsdorffHaroldus "Harold" H. PAccusedSJAs part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators ofsexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Ernsdorff's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Died 8/21/58.Portland, ORSource:
FindAGrave 08.21.58; Jesuits Oregon Province website accessed 12.07.12
Ernst
David A.1954PAccusedDiocesanAllegedly, at one point he worked at Our Lady Help of Christians parochial school in East Orange as boys' sex education teacher. Multiple accusers have come forward in the past as well as in 2010. At least one claim against Ernst (who died 3/26/88) was included in 10/04 $1M settlement between Archdiocese and individuals who claimed abuse by 9 priests. Ernst also served in parishes in Rutherford, Wyckoff and Ridgefield Park.Newark, NJSource:
Cranford Citizen & Chronicle 05.20.54; The Record 10.09.04
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Escala
Rafael1957PSettledDiocesanOrdained in Cuba. Expelled after the Castro revolution, spent some time in Dominican Republic, and ended up in the Miami area in 1977. In late 2011, man notified Archdiocese that he had been abused by Escala in late 1980s when he was 16. Escala caught him stealing $60 from collection plate. Threatened to tell boy's father but abused him instead. Escala died 1/27/09. Claim settled 1/13 but not publicized until 3/13 when Plaintiff made it public. This is first allegation against the priest.Miami, FLSource:
Miami Herald 03.16.13
EscobedoArmando1964PSuedDiocesanEscobedo is accused in 6/25/10 civil suit of abusing one minor boy between 1978-1981 while assigned to Our Lady of St. John of Fields in Mission, TX. Much of the abuse occurred on parish property. Petition says Escobedo would give the youth alcohol before abusing him. Escobedo is retired. He has denied the allegations.Brownsville, TXSource:
The Monitor 06.26.10; Brownsville Herald 06.27.10; Valley Central 06.28.10
Espitia
David1994PAccusedDiocesanEspitia spent several years as a Brigittine monk before attending St. Mary's seminary and being ordained for San Angelo diocese. In early 6/03 Espitia told Bp Pfeifer that someone was accusing him of sexually abusing a minor (not a parishioner at his church). Espitia denied the abuse but said he would step aside temporarily. On 6/13/03 he was found hanged in the rectory. Police investigation of suicide found pornography on his computer. Accuser filed civil suit 12/09. Settled at mediation 11/11.San Angelo, TXSource:
Associated Press 06.13.03; Associated Press 06.17.03; Coleman Chronicle and Democrat-Chronicle 06.17.03; Dallas Morning News 06.18.03; West Texas Angelus, page 4, 07.01.03; Associated Press 07.24.03; San Angelo Times 01.22.06; CBS 7 12.29.09; Midland Reporter-Telegram 12.30.09; NewsWest9 12.30.09; MyWestTexas 12.31.09; San Angelo Standard Times 11.21.11; Odessa American 11.23.11; Midland Reporter-Telegram 11.28.11; San Angelo Standard Times 11.28.11; San Angelo Standard Times 11.29.11; SNAP Statement 11.30.11
Esposito
Ralph J.1967PSuedDiocesanWorked in Pittsburgh 1967-1978 and in Little Rock from 1978 to 1981. Incardinated to Little Rock in 1981 and retired in 2002. Named in 2004 suit against Pittsburgh by one man who alleged abuse at Mother of Sorrows parish for three years, beginning in 1973. Claims included in Diocese's 9/07 $1.25M settlement as to 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests.Pittsburgh, PASource:
Associated Press 02.04.04; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.05.04; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 09.18.07
Esquibel
John L.1966PSuedDiocesanEsquibel (also spelled Esquivel) is alleged to have molested boys in several parishes before he was placed in job at Chancery office. Reoffended after treatment. Indicted in 10/93 and charged with abusing a 15-year-old altar boy in 1983; charges droppedby Judge 2/95 for lack of evidence. Worked as Army Reserve chaplain from 1979. Still so listed as late as 2002, likely in error. At least 2 civil suits filed in 1994.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Doe vs. Roman, Bernalilio Cty NM, Cause #CV-94-05046; Roswell Daily Record 10.31.93; Roswell Daily REcord 11.14.93; Albuquerque Journal 02.09.95; Albuquerque Journal 02.21.95
EsquivelMiguel1982PSuedDiocesanAccused of sexually assaulting a girl in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Girl reported assault in 2002 and he was removed from active ministry 4/02. He was arrested by Sheriff's office in June and charged with 8 felony counts. Civil suit filed 7/02. "Onduty outside the diocese" per the 2002 OCD. He had been serving as a chaplain in a federal prison out of state until allegations surfaced. Criminal charges dropped 1/04 due to SOL. Civil suit settled.San Angelo, TXSource:
San Angelo Standard-Times 06.05.02; Associated Press 06.06.02; MyWestTexas 06.06.02; MyWestTexas 06.06.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; MyWestTexas 08.22.02; MyWestTexas 05.04.03; MyWestTexas 05.15.03; San Angelo Standard-Times 01.22.06; SNAP Statement 12.12.13
Estrada
Domingo Gonzales1972PSuedMissionary Oblates of Mary Imaculate of TexasArrested and indicted 5/04 on charges that he had molested a boy 6/90 in Midland TX. Estrada was assigned to Midland from 1986 to 1996. He was living in San Antonio at the time of his arrest. Acquitted in criminal case by jury 12/04. Named in civil suit which settled. Still shown as priest when he died in San Antonio 9/09.San Angelo, TXSource:
Associated Press 5.2.04; Midland Reporter-Telegram 7.8.04; Midland Reporter-Telegram 05.01.04; Midland Reporter-Telegram 12.01.04; Midland Reporter-Telegram 12.02.04; Midland Reporter-Telegram 12.03.04; Odessa American 12.03.04; Midland Reporter-Telegram 12.09.05; Midland Reporter-Telegram 12.17.05; San Angelo-Standard Times 01.22.06; Midland Reporter-Telegram 05.11.06; San Antonio Express-News 09.23.09
Estrada ArangoJose Joaquin1997PConvictedDiocesanEstrada, a priest from Colombia, was arrested for sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl in Morrow County OR. He pleaded guilty in 2003 and was deported to Colombia. Estrada had served in Yakima diocese prior to his transfer to Baker Diocese in 2/03.Baker, ORSource:
Yakima Herald-Republic 7.4.10; KNDO-KNDU 04.10.08; SNAP Press Release 04.10.08; Yakima Herald-Republic 04.10.08; Yakima Herald-Republic 04.11.08; Yakima Herald Republic 04.14.08; Yakima Herald Republic 04.21.08; KNDO/KNDU 06.10.08; Yakima Herald-Republic 10.21.11
Ethier
Raymond J.1985PConvictedDiocesanArrested 5/07 under federal charges of receiving and possessing child pornography. His computers were confiscated after they were found to contain the pornography. He admits to sexually-oriented internet chats with others regarding children. Bishop immediately placed him on administrative leave. Pleaded guilty to 1 count 11/07. In 6/08 he was sentenced to 4 yrs prison & 10 yrs parole. Must register as sex offender. Released 1/12. Permanently removed from ministry.Albany, NYSource:
Albany Times Union 6.9.08; Daily Gazette 6.9.08; Daily Star 6.4.07; Mid-Hudson News 6.9.08; Albany Times Union 05.30.07; Fox 23 05.30.07; Saratogian 05.30.07; Albany Times Union 05.31.07; Capital News 9 05.31.07; Albany Times Union 11.16.07; Daily Freeman 11.16.07; Daily Star 11.16.07; Daily Gazette 06.10.08; Daily Star 06.10.08; Albany Times Union 10.03.12
EtienneClifton Raymond1979BSuedDivine Word MissionariesCivil suit alleged abuse by Etienne at Divine Word Seminary in Riverside when he was a religious brother. He was ordained in 1979 and later served at St. Patrick parish and St. Anthony's parish in Oakland Diocese. Died May, 1998. Personnel file released10/25/10.San Bernardino, CASource:
Press Enterprise 05.27.98; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; Documents Released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10
Etzel
George A.1942PAccusedDiocesanEtzel retired in 1984 and died in 2003 at age 85. His name appears on Archdiocese's July 2004 list of priests fully restricted from ministry (or who would have been restricted if still living) because of credible allegations of abuse.Milwaukee, WISource:
Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.20.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
EucharisticaMary NSuedSociety of Holy Child JesusWoman filed suit 2/07 against order alleging abuse by Mother Mary Eucharistica and Mother Mary Freddrick between 1958-1962 at Holy Child Academy and St. Rose's Catholic School. Plaintiff has already settled with the Portland Archdiocese. Mary Eucharistica died in 2002 at the age of 100.Portland, ORSource:
The Oregonian 10.18.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Associated Press 02.06.07; KGW (OR) 02.06.07
Evans (in Colo)
Timothy Joseph1993PconvictedDiocesanCharged with two counts of sexual abuse. 3 male victims. Abuse occurred 1995-1997 and 1999. Removed from active ministry in 2003. Judge will allow other accusers to testify. Has pleaded innocent to all charges. Found guilty in 1 trial in 03/07 and then found guilty in another county in 2nd trial in 04/07. Named in 1st civil suit 4/07. Sentenced to 14 yrs to life 5/07 with 4 more years added 1 day later in another case. Suit settled 4/08.Denver, COSource:
TheDenverChannel.com 12.01.05; The Coloradoan 01.27.06; Denver Post 03.14.06; Rocky Mountain News 03.14.06; The Coloradoan 03.26.06; Denver Post 08.29.06; Rocky Mountain News 08.30.06; Rocky Mountain News 09.05.06; Denver Post 09.21.06; TheDenverChannel.com 10.19.06; Rocky Mountain News 03.20.07; Denver Post 03.27.07; Rocky Mountain News 04.10.07; Voice from the Desert 04.16.07; Rocky Mountain News 04.17.07
Assignments:
TheDenverChannel.com 5.30.07 (addl article); Rocky Mountain News 5.30.07 (add'l article); Denver Post 6.01.07 (add'l article); The Coloroadoan 12.24.07 (add'l article); Denver Post 4.10.08 (add'l article)
Evans (in Mobile, AL)
Timothy Wayne1994PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave 12/05 after allegations of sexual and substance abuse involving a teenage boy up to 6 years ago. Accuser is now an adult. One priest said rumors had circulated for at least three years before Archdiocese investigated. 7/06 article says he remains in treatment in Alabama.Mobile, ALSource:
Al.com (AP) 12.08.05; Mobile Register 12.09.05; Mobile Register 12.14.05; WALA 07.27.06
Evatt
Thomas A.1976PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave 5/02 after a man accused Evatt of performing a lewd act on him (at age 9) during overnight stay at rectory in 1977. Man did not tell his father until 1991 and did not inform police or Diocese until 2002. Evatt said the 1977 incident was a "singular horrible event" that never happened again. Trial pending 7/03 when Evatt was found dead in his home. Death ruled accidental, due to massive blood loss when Evatt cut his leg on piece of furniture. Alcohol abuse contributed to death.Charleston, SCSource:
Augusta Chronicle (GA) 5.31.02 (correction); Charlotte Observer 5.3.02; Augusta Chronicle (GA) 05.27.02; Augusta Chronicle (GA) 05.29.02; Augusta Chronicle (GA) 05.30.02; Post and Courier 05.30.02; Post and Courier 05.31.02; Augusta Chronicle (GA) 06.18.02; Augusta Chronicle (GA) 07.19.03; Catholic Miscellany 07.24.03
EvelynSister NAccusedUnknownOne pending claim against Sr. Evelyn shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Fairbanks, AKSource:
Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1.25.10, p. 2
Evrard
Donald J.1956PSettledDiocesanEvrard left his job as chaplain at St. Vincent Hospital after accusations that he sexually abused a young girl for 5 years beginning in 1974. Woman reached confidential settlement with Diocese in Dec. 1997 for counseling and legal expenses.Indianapolis, INSource:
Indianapolis Star 01.24.98
Ewing
Bruce O.1974PConvictedDiocesanLeft priesthood in 1977. Civil suit filed 4/02. Also charged 2003 with abuse of Plaintiff in early 1970s. She claimed a consensual relationship beginning when she was age 14 but he denied any relationship. Civil suit settled through mediation 3/03. Criminal trial ended in mistrial 2004. New criminal trial held 3/07 and jury found him guilty of 1 count on 3/22/07. Sentenced to 5 yrs probation 5/07. Laicized 2004. Led parish council in 2010; terminated 2/11. On Sex Offender Registry.Louisville, KYSource:
Courier Journal 9.2.04; Courier Journal 9.29.02 (Major Account); Courier Journal 9.3.04; Courier Journal 9.4.04; Courier Journal 04.27.02; Courier-Journal 09.29.02; Courier Journal 01.31.03; Courier Journal 03.22.03; Courier Journal 03.19.07; Courier Journal 03.22.07; Courier Journal 03.23.07; WLKY 05.17.07; WAVE 05.18.07; Courier-Journal 02.14.11; WHAS 02.14.11
Assignments:
Courier Journal 2.16.11 (add'l article); WLKY 2.16.11 (add'l article); WAVE 2.17.11 (add'l article); WLKY 5.16.11 (add'l article); Courier Journal 5.16.11 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
 


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