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James M.1996PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 17 yr old girl for 3 months in 1999. Archdiocese sent him for evaluation and placed him on administrataive leave until 2003. At that time, the archdiocese placed him on inactive status. He worked at Drexel Univ. from 2001-2005 until name appeared on Grand Jury Report. His laicization was announced 3/07.Philadelphia, PASource:
Delaware County Times 3.9.07; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Philadelphia Daily News 10.06.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.28.05
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Stanley D.1962PSettledPallottineMember of Pallotines in NY, in Buffalo area. Moved to GA in 1977, following a family with two young boys, initially living with them. Left Pallotines, became Atlanta archdiocesan priest. Worked in Dunwoody, Stone Mountain, then Gainseville parishes. Accused in late 1980s of abuse of a boy at a Stone Mountain church. Interviewed by law enforcement but no charges due to statute of limitations. More accusations surfaced of abuse of boys by Idziak, including of the two brothers, beginning when they lived in NY. Idziak sent to treatment in DC, then to the Paracletes in NM. Civil suit settled in 1992 for more than $500K. At least four known victims. One allegation of abuse of a boy at a WI high school in 1964. Laicized in 1993, living in Albuquerque. Died in 1/17. Another lawsuit Spring 2017 re alleged abuse of 12-15 yr-old boy at Corpus Christi; settled 1/18.Buffalo, NYSource:
Atlanta Journal and Constitution 02.20.91; Georgia Bulletin 06.18.92; Atlanta Journal and Constitution 06.23.92; Atlanta Journal and Constitution 07.26.92; Atlanta Journal and Constitution 04.17.93; Georgia Bulletin 04.04.02; Atlanta Journal Constitution 04.21.02; Atlanta Journal-Constitution 07.07.17; Atlanta Journal-Constitution 01.03.18; Buffalo News 03.09.18; National Catholic Reporter 03.09.18
Edward A.1974PSettledDiocesanAccused in 1994 lawsuit of sexual assault and rape over three-year period in 1970s of 14-17 yr-old boy. Igle remained in ministry until permanently removed 2000. His accuser received a $7,000 settlement. Igle says he left priesthood in May 2000 on voluntary leave of absence; diocese said it was due to abuse. A second man accused Igle of sexually abusing him in the 1970s and received a settlement in the early 2000s. Diocese deemed all allegations credible. Igle denied them. In July 2015 he remains a licensed marriage and family therapist in NJ.Camden, NJSource:
Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.16.15
Assignments: Assignment Record
Kelvin E1999PConvictedDiocesanIguabita, a native of Colombia, trained and ordained by Boston archdiocese, was placed on leave 7/18/01 from assignment at All Saints in Haverhill. Arrested 1/15/02 on 2 charges of rape of 15-year-old girl in 2000, after mandated reporter contacted the diocese 11/16/01 and then the authorities. Cardinal Law started canonical investigation of rape allegation on 11/17/01, citing 'three other known accusations of inappropriate sexual relationships, one of which involves rape.' On 6/20/03 jury found Iguabita guilty of rape of the girl. Sentenced 6/27/03 to 12-14 years in prison. Also charged 4/2/02 with assault of a 24-year-old woman prior to ordination, when he worked at St Joachim's in Rockport. Involuntary laicization announced 2/11/05. Victim met Pope Benedict on 4/17/08. Third request for new trial denied 2/11. Apparently deported in 2015 at end of sentence. Suit filed 10/7/15 alleges abuse of girl in 1999-2001 starting at age 5 and including rape. Iguabita is reportedly in Honduras.Boston, MASource:
Bishop Allue Memo to Higgins on Misconduct Report 06.11.01; Cardinal Law Letter Placing Iguabita on Leave 07.12.01; Miceli Memo on Leave Recommendation 07.12.01; Higgins Notes on Mandated Report 11.16.01; Cardinal Law Decree Starting Investigation 11.17.01; Mandated Report of Therapist 11.19.01; Associated Press 01.15.02; Morrissey Statement 01.15.02; Boston Globe 01.16.02; Eagle-Tribune 01.16.02; Boston Herald 01.17.02; Boston Herald 01.19.02; Boston Herald 04.04.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Boston Herald 12.18.02; Boston Globe 03.05.03; Boston Globe 06.11.03; Boston Globe 06.28.03; Boston Herald 06.28.03; Boston Herald 09.15.03; Archdiocesan Statement 02.11.05; Boston Herald 02.12.05; Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 06.18.07; Boston Herald 04.18.08; Boston Globe 04.19.08; Eagle Tribune 02.03.11; Archdiocesan List Section A 08.25.11; National Catholic Register 01.05.12; Eagle-Tribune 03.18.12; Boston Globe 10.08.15; Eagle-Tribune 10.08.15; Eagle-Tribune Second Article 10.08.15; Eagle-Tribune 10.09.15; Eagle-Tribuen 05.17.16
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record; Pre-Ordination Assignment List; Archdiocesan Assignments 08.14.15
ImmingDavid "Dave"1965PSuedDiocesanMan filed suit in 2003 alleging abuse 20 years before by Imming. Petition alleged that the Archdiocese had forced Imming to resign and removed his privileges because of another complaint of sexual abuse and misconduct with a different underage male during the same time as the Plaintiff's abuse. At least 6 other victims came forward. Imming "retired" in 2001. Sum. Judgmnt appealed to OK Sup Ct. 7/1/08 and overruled. Suit finally dismissed by lower Court with prejudice 1/10.Oklahoma City, OKSource:
Associated Press 4.4.03; Daily Oklahoman 4.1.03; Associated Press 03.31.03; Daily Oklahoman 07.12.03; Alva Review-Courier 05.15.05; SCHOVANEC v. ARCHDIOCESE OF OKLAHOMA CITY Cause No. 102,028, Supreme Court of Oklahoma 07.01.08; Alva Review-Courier 01.29.10
Fred D1974PConvictedDiocesanIn 2/04 Ingalls was placed on leave after being charged by federal authorities with receiving child pornography and storing it on a computer in the parish rectory. Charges said he paid for access to child pornography sites on 13 occasions between 7/02 and 6/03. In 6/04 he pleaded guilty to possession of 144 pornographic images of children which he had downloaded in the rectory. Sentenced 2005 to 3 years 1 month in federal prison. Released 12/07. Included in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 02.27.04; Buffalo News 06.18.04; Buffalo News 06.19.04; Buffalo News 03.12.05; Buffalo News 02.28.18; Niagara Gazette 03.13.18; WIVB 03.13.18; Buffalo News 03.20.18; Buffalo Stories 03.20.18; Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18; Buffalo News 03.21.18; Buffalo News 06.20.18
Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History
Gregory G.1974PChargedDiocesanIngels, a widely known church legal scholar and former vicar of priests of SF Archdiocese was accused in 1996 of having oral sex with a 15-year-old boy, Levada allowed Ingels to remain in public ministry and flourish for years as a force in church legal matters. Ingels continued as a church official even after a 2nd charge by woman. Placed on leave in 2002. Criminally charged 5/03 but charges were dropped 7/03 due to U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Included in 6/05 settlement.San Francisco, CASource:
NY Times 5.5.10; SF Weekly 1.19.05 (2nd article); SF Weekly 6.9.03; San Francisco Chronicle 05.23.03; Daily Bulletin (AP) 05.24.03; LA Times 05.25.03; San Francisco Chronicle 05.29.03; San Francisco Chronicle 11.12.04; SF Weekly 01.19.05; San Francisco Chronicle 06.11.05; San Francisco Chronicle 06.14.05; SF Weekly 07.13.05; AveWatch 12.22.08
Assignments: Assignment Record
Vincent1972PSettledDiocesanAttorney Garabedian announced settlement 9/13 on behalf of one individual who alleged abuse by Inghilterra during 1970s when he was chaplain at Trenton State Teachers College in N.J. This was first public naming of Inghilterra even though Trenton officials found allegations credible 5/13 and suspended him then. 1989 Official Catholic Directory shows him to be a Military Chaplain. In 2012 he was leading pilgrimages to France, Fatima, Italy & Medjugorje. In 9/16 diocese agreed to 6-figure settlement with man claiming abuse by Inghilterra at age 16 in 1979. The man said that after an incident, another teen told him he was "now one of Fr. Vince's boys."Trenton, NJSource:
SNAP Statement 09.04.13; The Republic (AP) 09.04.13; SNAP Statement 09.06.13; NJcom 09.07.16
Assignments: Assignment Record
InmanLeonard1961PSuedDiocesanInman was named as one of 9 "predator" priests known to the diocese per lawsuits filed by 5 individuals against 2 other priests in 2/03. Bishop Adamec said Inman had been out of public ministry since 1989 and that assignments while he was active were deliberate and done for monitoring. Per the PA AG's 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, "Bishop Hogan was very much aware that Inman was raping children..." while assigned to the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament 1971-86. One boy reported to police in 1986 that Inman started raping him when he was 11-yrs-old, 4 yrs earlier. Inman was known to "troll" the area for sex with youths, after which he would pay them. Hogan denied police investigators access to the Cathedral. They wanted to wire a witness, but Inman suddenly stopped "trolling the ally [sic] for sex." The investigation stopped after Hogan met with the Altoona Police Chief, and Inman was sent for treatment. He died 6/1/01.Altoona-Johnstown, PASource:
Serbin Letter to DA's Office 09.25.02; Tribune-Democrat 02.07.03; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 03.05.03; Daily Herald 03.10.03; Tribune-Democrat 03.11.03; GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16; PA AG Statement 03.01.16; PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16; PennLive 03.08.16; WjAC 03.10.16
PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16
InzeoLawrence C.1978PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 2003. Accused of abuse of a male relative (a minor) between 1978 and 1983. Assigned to Sacred Heart Church in Newburgh at the time. Laicization announced 9/05.New York, NYSource:
Journal News 7.9.05; Journal News 9.2.05; NY Times 07.23.03; The Journal News (NY) 07.23.03; Journal News 08.21.03; NY Times 08.21.03; Journal News 09.14.03
Assignments: Summary of Directory Entries
Peter J.1970PSettledDiocesanPlaced on leave 1994 when civil suit filed alleging abuse of 19-yr old in 1984. Suit settled 1999 for $300K. Reassigned in 2000 to St. Leo Church and St. Leo Elementary School in Leominster. Placed on leave again 3/02 after parents said he attempted to molest 8-10 boys and gave graphic sexual talk to boys and girls. Another civil suit filed 2004 alleging abuse in 1993-1994. Cited in 11/08 RICO suit. Laicization announced in 1/18.Worcester, MASource:
The Day 05.13.01; Telegram and Gazette 05.19.96; Telegram & Gazette 12.13.96; Worcester Magazine 09.24.97; Telegram & Gazette 11.11.99; Telegram & Gazette 02.14.02; Sunday Telegram 03.03.02; Telegram & Gazette 03.17.02; Telegram & Gazette 03.18.02; Telegram & Gazette 03.20.02; Telegram & Gazette 03.27.02; Telegram & Gazette 09.01.02; Telegram & Gazette 05.20.03; Telegram & Gazette 06.04.03; Worcester Voice 10.12.04; Worcester Voice 03.12.06; Hartford Courant 12.31.08; Worcester Telegram & Gazette 01.25.18; MassLive 01.26.18; Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise 01.27.18; Telegram & Gazette 01.27.18; Church Militant 01.29.18
Pascal D. 1970PAccusedDiocesanRetired. Diocese announced 6/28/18 that Ipolito's name was added to its list of accused, and that he was on leave pending investigation. No other details. Our working assumption is that the allegations are of child sexual abuse, since the list Ipolito's name was added to was that of those accused of the sexual abuse of minors.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 06.28.18; Diocese of Buffalo 06.28.18; Spectrum News 06.28.18; WBFO 06.29.18
Charles B. BSettledCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersOne of 10 brothers and two laymen accused by more than 30 men in 5/13 civil case of abuse at three Chicago schools run by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North American Province. Order agreed to massive $16.5M settlement w 400 plaintiffs re abuse by multiple order priests & brothers 5/13. Also accused of abuse at Bergen Catholic in Oradell NJ. In 8/16 $1.9 mil settlement announced, to be shared among 21 former Bergen Catholic students. Irwin entered the CFC order in 1945 and made final vows in 1953. Assigned to schools and communities in West Park NY, NYC, Chicago IL, Oradell NJ, and New Rochelle NY. Died 10/09/97.Chicago, ILSource:
Irwin Obit 09.30.97; Chicago Tribune 05.24.13; CBS New York 08.22.16; NJcom 08.22.16
Irwin Obit 10.00.97
William E.1964PAccusedDiocesanIn 4/02 anonymous caller accused Irwin of child abuse years ago. Irwin reported the call to diocesan officials & he was removed from active ministry. He was semi-retired at the time the allegations were made. Police say not enough info to justify an official investigation. Per 1/03 article, Irwin had officially resigned from his position and could no longer function as a priest. Worked in Maryland for 10 yrs between 1976-1986 before returning to Wilmington. Died 2005. Records released 2/12.Wilmington, DESource:
News Journal 11.20.05 (Major Account); News Journal 4.6.02; TV 6 WPVI 04.07.02; News Journal 04.10.02; News Journal 04.13.02; News Journal 01.28.03; News Journal 11.20.05; The Dialog 11.16.06; News Journal 11.07.09; Diocese of Wilmington List of Accused Priests 02.16.12; Diocese of Wilmington Personnel Files 02.16.12
News Journal 11.16.06; BA.Org Parish Assignments of Accused Delaware Priests
IsaiasTheodore1961PSuedDiocesanCivil suit filed against Isaias, Santa Fe archdiocese, Via Coeli, Greek Orthodox Church, and Estate of Fr Charles Rourke in 1995. One man says he was sexually abused by Isaias in 1974. It is believed Isaias was treated at Via Coeli prior to time he abused plaintiff. Suit was settled and dismissed in 1996. Documents released by the Orange CA diocese show that in 1988 Isaias was the Director of Albuquerque Villa, a facility of the Servants of the Paraclete, and was also their Director of Aftercare. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Chavez v Roman C, Bernalillo County CV-95-0769902; LA Times 05.25.05; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
Matthew A.1975PSuedDiocesanRemoved from position as parochial vicar at St. Paul in Akron as of 8/26/11 and placed on administrative leave after civil suit filed in Cuyahoga Co. Complaint alleges that he was involved in misconduct with a minor in late 1970s. He was assigned to St.Richard parish in North Olmsted from ordination until some time in 1981. Civil suit dropped 10/11 at Plaintiff's request due to SOL. 4 other accusers have come forward since suit was filed. Still on leave pending diocese investigation.Cleveland, OHSource:
Beacon Journal 9.9.11; SNAP Statement 9.9.11; WEWS 9.9.11; WKYC 9.9.11; Statement by Diocese of Cleveland (accessed 09.09.11; Plain Dealer 09.10.11; Beacon Journal 10.31.11
IzquierdoWilliam1958PAccusedLegion of ChristServed as novice director at the Legion of Christ novitiate in Cheshire CT from 1982-1994 and in Ireland before then. Order announced 12/13 that claim of abuse of a minor student received in 2012 had been substantiated. Another claim is currently under investigation. He has been on restricted duty since 2005 when Order received allegation involving an adult. .He has not ministered since 2008 and suffers from advanced dementia.Hartford, CTSource:
Hartford Courant 12.05.13; National Catholic Register 12.05.13; Statement by Legion of Christ 12.05.13; The Raw Story 12.06.13; Nachrichten 12.07.13; Vatican Insider 12.08.13

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