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Labaky
Mansour PSentencedOn 4/23/12 the CDF decreed that Labaky, a Lebanese Catholic Maronite priest, live a life of prayer and penance with ministry restricted, for sexually abusing 3 minors and committing the crime of solicitation on 1. An appeal is pending. On 2/12/12, while the case was being considered first in Paris, Labaky said Mass at St. Garabad Armenian Church in Baton Rouge.Baton Rouge, LASource:
Zvents 02.12.12; Zvents 02.12.12; English Translation of Romero Letter 07.11.12; Romero Letter 07.11.12; Famille Chretienne 07.28.12; Website of Labaky Survivors 10.07.13; Website of Labaky Supporters 12.10.13
LabbeJoseph P.1975PAccusedDiocesanLabbe's name appears on list of priests placed on leave in April, 2002 by Cleveland diocese because of recent allegations of past abuse. One article said during 1980s several teenage boys accused him of sexually abusing them. Labbe denies charges. He was director of admissions at Borromeo Seminary College in Wickliffe (1981-91). Laicization announced 9/24/2010Cleveland, OHSource:
Akron Beacon Journal 04.09.02; Plain Dealer 04.09.02; Plain Dealer 06.16.02; Diocese of Cleveland Announcement 09.24.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Labbe
Leo BSuedBrothers of Sacred HeartMan filed civil suit 11/02 alleging that Labbe, then head of Bishop Guertin H.S. in NH, forced him to perform oral sex on Labbe at Sacred Heart Academy in Andover, MA 1960-1961 when the man was 11. Suit says that Labbe, then known as Br. Gerald, abusedhim on several occasions. Labbe denied accusations but placed himself on administrative leave. Case settled 5/04. Labbe also accused of not reporting numerous abusers at Bishop Guertin. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Providence Journal-Bulletin 1.5.03; Union Leader 6.3.04; Fitchburg Sentinel 06.18.69; Telegraph 05.18.85; Associated Press 03.28.02; Union Leader 11.22.02; Nashua Telegraph 11.23.02; Union Leader 11.23.02; Associated Press 02.12.03; Union Leader 08.30.03; Manchester Union Leader 10.02.03; Rhode Island Catholic 04.23.09; Boston Globe 11.20.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LaBelleRalph W.1978PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 2002 for misconduct of non-sexual nature with 2 15-yr-old boys. Also accused of molesting other boys prior to ordination and of giving alcohol to 11 yr old boy. Laicized 2005.New York, NYSource:
Journal News 4.25.02 (in collection of articles); The Journal News (NY) 4.21.02 (in collection of articles); Journal News 09.14.03; Journal News 07.09.05; Newsday 07.09.05
Assignments:
BA.org Summary of Directory Entries
LacarSylvio PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of a teenage girl in early 1980s. Civil suit filed 1984. Extern priest from Philippines working in Archdiocese.Los Angeles, CASource:
Associated Press 2.8.84; LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 4; Milla v. Tamayo, 187 Cal.App.3d 1453
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
LaCerraGerard T. "Gerry"1969PSuedDiocesanAccused in 2005 suit against Archdiocese of touching, fondling and sexually abusing one youth in early 1980s after the youth told him he had been abused by numerous other priests in Miami and other locations. Suit settled 2007. LaCerra was Chancellor of the Archdiocese during the time the abuse occurred. He died 7/00. He was also accused of destroying incriminating files regarding other priests and protecting Neil Doherty, a prolific abuser.Miami, FLSource:
Sun-Sentinel 8.5.00; Affidavit of Fr. Hector Gonzalez Abreu 02.10.05; Doe 20 v. Archdiocese of Miami, et al Cause No. 10-64439CA32 02.16.05; Miami Herald 02.16.05; Miami Herald 10.18.06; Doe 20 v. Archdiocese of Miami, Cause No. 05-3433-CA-01 Docket 02.20.07; New Times 04.17.08
Lackie
J.B. (John B.) PSuedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersFull name is John Bartholomew Lackie. Three men filed civil suit in 01/04 against archdiocese and the order alleging they were beaten and sexually abused at Briscoe Memorial School in Kent. School closed in 1970. Suit alleges that 7 religious brothers abused the 3 youths between 1940s and 1960s. Claims believed to be included in settlements reached with Archdiocese and Order in 11/08 and 01/09. Lackie died Feb. 5, 1992. He also worked at Damien High in Honolulu at some point.Seattle, WASource:
R.E. et al. v Archdiocese. of Seattle; King Cty, WA; # 04-2-00112-9SEA; Seattle Times 01.08.04; Seattle Times 01.29.09; Deceased Christian Brothers of Br. Rice High School 11.01.10; Worthy Adversary 05.22.12
LaCosse
Norbert Paul1952PConvictedDiocesanPled guilty to 4 counts of abusing altar boy from 1988-1990. Charges filed in three counties but dropped in 1. Sentenced to 3-15 years on each count. LaCosse was at St. Luke's for 6 months between time charges filed and sentencing. Per 2002 news article, he served 6 1/2 yrs in prison and was released. Has been registered sex offender in MI since 1995.Marquette, MISource:
Chicago Tribune 12.19.90; Daily Mining Gazette 07.13.02
Ladenburger
Louis Wayne1963PConvictedFranciscanArrested 5/07 for sexual battery of teenage boys at Idaho school for troubled boys where he was a counselor. Admitted being a sex addict. Order revealed 2 past allegations of "inappropriate relationships." Sent for treatment both times. Placed on restricted leave in 1993. Laicized in 1996. Pleaded guilty 11/07 just before trial. Sentenced to 5 years 3/08. Worked in dioceses of Stockton (twice), Tucson, Portland, El Paso, Spokane, Seattle, Sacramento, Reno, and Phoenix; aka Wayne 1963-74.Spokane, WASource:
Bonner County Daily Bee 6.1.07; Bonner News 6.1.07; Contra Costa Times 4.1.08; KXLY 6.1.07; Santa Barbara Independent 6.14-21.07; Spokesman Review 6.1.07; Spokesman Review 6.5.07; Statement by Diocese of Phoenix 6.07; KXLY 05.31.07; Statement by Diocese of Spokane 11.21.07; KXLY 11.27.07; KXLY 03.25.08; First Amended Complaint in Cunningham v. Franciscans, Cause No. 1265207, Santa Barbara Superior Court, CA 08.06.08; Santa Barbara Independent 08.15.08; City of Angels 09.22.08
Assignments:
Diocese of Spokane List of Admitted, Proven or Credibly Accused Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse 11.3.09 (add'l article); Ernesto C. v. Franciscans, Cause No. 1337577, Santa Barbara Co. Superior Court 10.5.09 (add'l article); Clover v. Franciscans, Cause No. 1338070, Santa Barbara Co. Superior Court 11.3.09 (add'l article); Arizona Republic 6.15.11 (add'l article); Phoenix New Times 6.15.11 (add'l article); Diocese of Phoenix Community Notification Statements 10.15.12
LadetSister NSuedSchool Sisters of Notre DameSued in 2005. One of several religious accused of abuse at Madonna Manor, a Catholic home for troubled children.New Orleans, LASource:
Times-Picayne 08.25.05
LaeschDennis1996PAccusedDiocesanEntered seminary at age 36 and there were complaints then of unwanted propositions against another student and also of violence. Accused of abusing a 17 yr old boy in 1997. Victim came forward in 2002. Authorities declined to prosecute. Diocese did pay$125K settlement. Named in 2004 civil suit. Vatican permanently barred from ministry per 4/20/07 announcement.Detroit, MISource:
Detroit Free Press 5.6.02; Detroit Free Press 5.7.02; Detroit Free Press 8.1.02; Detroit News 07.14.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Detroit Free Press 04.20.07; WOOD 04.20.07; Oakland Press 04.21.07
Laferrera
John J.1973PSuedDiocesanOne man told archdiocese in 2009 about abuse by Laferrera and Fr. T. Smith. Accusation dismissed as not credible. At least 11 other accusers came forward. Civil suit filed 3/11 by 4; 4 others later joined. Pastor at Saint Philomena's in Livingston when suit filed. Removed 7/11 when he took voluntary leave. Has denied charges. Allowed to retire with benefits as of 6/6/12. 6 plaintiffs settled 6/12 for $300K total and his privileges were removed. Claims of two more plaintiffs to be mediated.Newark, NJSource:
Livingston Patch 7.4.11; Star Ledger 7.4.11; Voice from the Desert 6.6.12; Voice from the Desert 03.17.11; Saint Philomena's Roman Catholic Church 03.25.11; News 12 03.29.11; Media Release 06.26.11; Livingston Patch 06.27.11; Star Ledger 07.10.11; SNAP Statement 07.12.11; Star Ledger 07.14.12; The Patch 07.16.12
Laferriere
Raymond H.1960PSettledDiocesan"Retired" in 1995. Removed from part-time parish work in 2002. Named by Diocese in 2002 as one of 14 abusers who had received treatment & then returned to work. Before ordination, Seminary warned that he had "incipient schizophrenia with homosexual overtones" but he was counseled & ordained. 1963 complaint that he showed 2 boys pornographic materials. No action taken. Other allegations received after retirement. Named in report by AG's office. 3 plaintiffs filed 2 civil suits in 2002.Manchester, NHSource:
Documents from Diocesan Personnel File 3.3.03; Manchester Union Leader 3.4.03; Monitor 3.4.03; New Hampshire Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Union Leader 02.16.02; Manchester Union Leader 05.16.02; Union Leader 10.07.06; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
LaFlammeAlbert BAccusedBrothers of Sacred HeartDiocese and the Order settled civil suit 5/04 with one man who alleged that he had been abused by LaFlamme 40 or more times between 1943 and 1949 at the now closed St. Louis school in Nashua. LaFlamme has died.Manchester, NHSource:
Union Leader 6.3.04
LaForestConrad V.1972PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 1990 of abuse of 12-13 yr old boy. Also allegations of homosexual acts with adults. Multiple treatments for "alcoholism." Name appeared on list of accused 14 priests released by Diocese 2/02. He had been on sick leave since 1996 but had been working part time since 1999. Privileges were removed 2/02. One article says he (and all the other priests on list) had been sent for treatment and had cleared to return to duty.Manchester, NHSource:
Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report by NH Attorney General 3.3.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Associated Press 02.15.02; Boston Globe 02.16.02; Union Leader 02.16.02
LaGasse
Ronald J.1969PArrestedDiocesanArrested in 1984 on suspicion of molesting a 17 yr old boy at St. Raymond in Dublin. Sent for treatment and placed on leave for 1 year then reassigned. Later became a chaplain in the army reserves. Last known to be serving as abbot of independent Benedictine monastary in Hawaii.Oakland, CASource:
Bay Area News Group 4.1.08; Contra Costa Times 4.1.08; San Jose Mercury News 03.31.08
LagendaSister NSuedSisters of the Divine SaviorSr. Lagenda was one of several religious accused in 2010 civil suit against Diocese, Oblates & Sisters of the Divine Savior which alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. One man and one woman accused her of abuse in 1960s.Sioux Falls, SDSource:
Argus Leader 8.6.10; Sioux City Journal 8.6.10; MWD et al v. Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls et al, Minnehaha County Circuit Court 07.30.10
Lake, Sr.Joseph DAccusedDiocesanOne pending claim against Lake shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Eskimo Deacon at Our Lady of the Snows Parish in Hoopers Bay. Deceased.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1.25.10, p. 2; The Alaskan Shepherd June-July 2003: Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Hooper Bay, Alaska: 1928-2003
LallyGeorge PSuedDiocesanMan filed civil suit August 2002 alleging abuse by Lally on several occasions in 1971. Then 9 yrs old, he reported the matter to the church's pastor and Lally was transferred. By mid 1970s, Lally was no longer listed in Catholic Directories. 2002 article says he left the priesthood, married, and was living in California.San Diego, CASource:
San Diego Union Tribune 08.16.02; Union Tribune 08.20.02
LamSung  ?PAccusedDiocesanLam, a priest from Cambodia, was acused in 1993 of lewd and lascivious acts, a misdemeanor, but was not prosecuted. No further information found. Not in 1993 or 2002 Catholic Directory.Phoenix, AZSource:
Arizona Republic 09.10.03
LambertWilliam1955PSettledDiocesanAccused of sexual abuse of one man for almost 20 years, beginning when victim was altar boy. Lambert raped victim and then began long period of abuse. Victim blamed himself and confessed to various priests, as did Lambert. Suit filed 1992. Jury awarded victim $242K to be paid by Lambert but let diocese off. Diocese later settled. 2nd man sued Lambert and won an out of court settlement. As of 2002, original plaintiff said he knew of 23 add'l accusers. Rapid City, SDSource:
Associated Press 4.2.02; Rapid City Journal 01.27.94; Rocky Mountain News 09.22.97; Argus Leader 04.14.02
Lammers
Herman J.1932PSuedDiocesanLammers was director of Catholic Charities 1939-76. Numerous suits filed 2002-2004 name him as abuser. Accused of abuse by at least 34, much of it at St. Thomas-St. Vincent Home, an orphanage in Anchorage KY. Retired 1982 and died 1986. Included in large settlement between Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, who ran orphanage, and numerous victims in 8/06.Louisville, KYSource:
Cincinnati Enquirer 9.1.04; Courier-Journal 9.2.02; Courier-Journal 9.29.02 (Major Account); Courier-Journal 07.24.02; Courier Journal 09.29.02; Herald Leader 07.16.04; Courier Journal 07.20.04; Courier-Journal 07.23.04; Courier-Journal 08.11.04; WAVE 3 TV 08.23.04; Associated Press 08.25.04; Courier-Journal 08.25.04; Kentucky.com 09.12.04; Herald Leader 07.24.05; Courier-Journal 10.23.05
Assignments:
Courier-Journal 8.25.06 (add'l article); Courier-Journal 3.18.09 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
LamotheFrancis1933PSettledDiocesanAt least 9 men filed suit in 2002 alleging abuse by Lamothe. Lamothe, who was retired, died in 1995. Named on list of 14 priests Diocese released 2/02 against whom credible allegations of sexual abused had been made. Plaintiff's attorney describe him as a "groomer." At least one claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement involving 62 victims and 28 priests.Manchester, NHSource:
Associated Press 4.9.02; Documents from NH Atty Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Survivor Account sent to NH Atty General 2002; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 4.9.02; Associated Press 05.15.02; Union Leader 05.16.02; Union Leader 05.29.02; Union Leader 06.20.02; Associated Press 07.29.02; Union Leader 07.30.02; Nashua Telegraph 11.27.02; Union Leader 11.27.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LamotheHarvey1947PSettledDiocesanAt least 1 claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement with 62 victims who say they were abused by 28 priests, 2 lay workers and one member of a religious order between 1950s and 1980s. Lamothe died 1/12/87 in Maine. No further information found re allegations.Manchester, NHSource:
Telegraph 01.13.87; Union Leader 11.27.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LaMountainMichael V.1976PConvictedDiocesanSuspended by Church 3/95 when 1st accusation made. Indicted 10/97 on criminal charges that he molested 5 boys. Pleaded guilty to nine counts. Judge sentenced him to nine 12-year suspended sentences. At least 2 civil suits filed 12/95. Claims settled 9/02 as part of $13.5M mass settlement involving 36 victims & Providence Diocese. Seminary student in Baltimore from 1972 to 1976. A person came forward in 2001 to allege abuse by LaMountain in Baltimore in mid 1970s. Died 8/25/10.Providence, RISource:
Providence Journal-Bulletin 6.2.02; Providence Journal-Bulletin 03.21.95; Providence Journal-Bulletin 12.19.95; Providence Journal-Bulletin 10.21.97; Providence Journal-Bulletin 10.22.97; Providence Journal-Bulletin 01.30.99; Providence Journal-Bulletin 08.18.02; Baltimore Sun 08.21.02; Washington Post 08.22.02; Providence Journal-Bulletin 09.10.02; Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02; Tribute.com 10.11.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LanctotDexter A.1976PAccusedDiocesanName is on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with minors with no conclusive evidence. Served 3 mo in federal prison for breaking into naval air station in 1987. Served as chaplain at children's hospital. Faculties restricted 8/93 after he conducted public exorcism on steps of archdiocesan headquarters. Left priesthood 1995. Serving as Chaplain at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 2012.Philadelphia, PASource:
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Website 4.1.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.20.87; National Catholic Reporter 06.19.98; 1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; The Patch 03.23.12
LandryDavid J.1987PAccusedDiocesanLandry's name appears on list released in 9/02 of 21 Fall River diocese priests investigated by DA's office after allegations of sexual misconduct. List shows one alleged victim, beyond the statute of limitations. Shown on "sick leave" from 2000-2002 and then disappeared from Catholic Directories.Fall River, MASource:
Boston Globe 09.27.02; Boston Herald 09.27.02
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Landry
Leo P.1958PConvictedStigmatinePleaded guilty 8/04 on sexual abuse charges in MA and sentenced to lifetime probation. Also had allegations in Springfield, MA and Manchester, NH. Multiple victims in 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Multiple civil suits. Also worked in Canada. Laicized in 1972. 1 claim settled in Springfield in 2004 and 2 in 2008. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Documents from Manchester Report 3.3.03; Michael Moe et al. v. The Trustees of the Stigmatine Fathers, Inc. aka Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata et al, Cause No. 05-0059, 6.4.08; Springfield Republican 1.7.05; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 9.6.02; WMUR 8.5.04; Union Leader 07.30.02; Boston Globe 08.10.02; Union Leader 11.27.02; Boston Globe 12.17.02; NH Dist Atty Report on Manchester Diocese 03.03.03; Press Release by The Office of Stobierski & Stobierski, 12.03.08; Boston Globe 11.20.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LandryWesley Michael1948PAccusedDiocesanLandry admitted to Archdiocese in 1993 that he had had a sexual relationship for decades with a man. The man claims that Landry seduced him when he was an altar boy at Incarnate Word Church in New Orleans and continued the relationship for over 45 years. Landry gave him money for sex and it amounted to $80,000-$100,000 over the years. Archdiocese gave the man $7,000 for a release and Landry "retired."New Orleans, LASource:
Associated Press 05.15.02; The Advocate 05.16.02; Times-Picayune 05.16.02
Lane
Bernard J.1960PSettledDiocesanAccused by dozens of boys of sexually abusing them at Alpha Omega facilities in Littleton MA and at Lane's NH cottage. Accusations included oral and anal rape. First accused 1978 by 2 boys and removed after admitting going to bed with residents. Treated at House of Affirmation & St. Luke's; at least 6 settlements including $200K in 1998. Worked unsupervised until 1999, including youth programs, pastor, priest home. Reprimanded in 2002 for false affidavit. Involuntary laicization in 2004 announced 2/05Boston, MASource:
Boston Archdiocesan File; Boston Globe 5.7.02; Boston Globe 6.5.02; NH AG File; Union Leader 7.9.02; Boston Globe 01.27.02; Boston Globe 03.25.02; Boston Globe 01.10.03; Pattern & Practice Brief 07.21.03; Boston Herald 02.12.05; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Metrowest Daily News 08.26.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Lane
James H.1962PAccusedDiocesanLang, who served as chaplain for the Boston Police Dept. for 30 years, starting in 1972, died July, 2007. He was accused of abuse of one boy at St. Paul's in Dorchester between 1966-1967 when accuser was an altar boy. Settlement of Claim by Archdiocese was announced 4/12. This is only known allegation against Lane, previously known as a whistleblower regarding allegations against other priests. He died before allegations could be investigated.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 8.1.07; Boston Pilot 8.3.07; Waymarking.com n.d.; Boston Herald 07.31.07; BishopAccountability.org 04.11.12; Boston Globe 04.11.12; Coshocton Tribune 04.11.12; NECN 04.11.12; Patriot Ledger 04.11.12; WWLP 04.11.12; Dorchester Reporter 04.12.12; Wicked Local 04.13.12; Dorchester Reporter 04.19.12; Dorchester Reporter 04.19.12; St. Brendan Parish 04.19.12
Assignments:
Boston Globe 4.20.12 (add'l article); MediaReport 4.11.13 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Boston Assignment Record
LaneJohn J.1925PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 2002 of sexually abusing two complainants, both at St. Theresa's parish in North Reading. One complainant also alleged abuse by Rev. William F. Maloney, who was assigned to the parish in 1967-68, when Msgr. Lane was pastor there. Died in 1971. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.Boston, MASource:
Sherman Letter 04.12.02; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Salem News 08.26.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LaneTimothy PAccusedDiocesanLane has been accused of sexually assaulting an 18 yr old girl in June, 2006 just after she graduated from high school. Archdiocese did not tell police until Sept. 2006 after it completed its own investigation. Lane was transferred to Missouri. 7/07 article says no criminal charges to be filed due to insufficient evidence.Los Angeles, CASource:
Santa Maria Times 12.22.06; Lompoc Record 07.27.07
LangCordell J.1979PSuedDiocesanAccused in 1995 suit of engaging in immoral sexual acts with boy who was student at Catholic High school where Lang was counselor. Lang claimed that because of MS he was impotent and unable to walk or dress himself since mid-1980s. Trial verdict for Defendant Lang. AL Court of Civil Appeals ruling 5/2/97, 1997 Ala. Civ.App. LEXIS 358, affirmed. Lang reinstated (in 1997?) per 2003 article. Died 10/01.Mobile, ALSource:
Birmingham News 3.8.95; Mobile Register 3.7.95; Mobile Register 3.8.95; Mobile Register 4.5.96; Associated Press 05.12.03
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Lang
Joseph J.1965PAccusedDiocesanName on 4/02 list of priests removed from assignments because of past allegations of abuse. Allegation against Lang was based on report of sexual activity with a minor in the U.S. In 1988 Lang was "loaned" to the Diocese of Prince George in Canada and continued to work there until 4/02 when his faculties were revoked by the Cleveland Bishop. Lang had received treatment and been allowed to return to work per the list. Vatican permanently removed him from active ministry as of 6/14/07. Died 4/2/13Cleveland, OHSource:
Akron Beacon Journal 4.9.02; Plain Dealer 4.7.13; Plain Dealer 4.9.02; Canadian Encyclopedia 07.22.02; Cleveland Scene 01.15.03; Plain Dealer 05.26.07; Plain Dealer 06.14.07; Statement by Diocese of Cleveland 06.14.07; SNAP Statement 04.10.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Langan
Xavier BAccusedBrothers of the Christian SchoolsAccused in 2003 of sexually abusing a high school student in 1969. In 2004, the school acknowledged that accusation and another by an older alumnus. Langan died in 1984. Aka Br. Geoffrey Xavier.Baltimore, MDSource:
Baltimore Sun 3.3.05; Northeast Reporter 07.28.04; Northeast Reporter 09.15.05
LangensteinRichard J. BSuedFSC - Brothers of the Christian SchoolsLangenstein, a retired Christian Brother and former high school teacher, counselor, principal and college vice president, was accused in 1997 of abuse of 15 yr old boy. Civil suit filed 1998. In 2000 he pleaded no contest to indecent behavior charge and was sentenced to 3 yrs suspended sentence and 5 yrs probation.New Orleans, LASource:
Times-Picayune 09.25.97; Times_Picayune 03.17.98; Times-Picayune 01.15.00
Lanser
Jerome E.1958PSuedDiocesanLanser is accused of assaulting a boy from 1964-1969, from time boy was 8 until he was 13. Civil suit filed in 1992. In June, 1997 WI Supreme Court ruled that victims of repressed memories of childhood sexual abuse only have 2 yrs after becoming adultsto file suit and thus dismissed 7 suits against 4 priests (including Lanser). Retired in 2000. Remained fully restricted from Ministry until his death 3/2012. Archdiocese allowed his burial in full vestments in Belgium.Milwaukee, WISource:
Wisconsin State Journal 01.26.97; Wisconsin State Journal 06.28.97; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.31.06; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03.15.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03.16.12; SNAP Wisconsin Statement 03.16.12; SNAP Wisconsin Statement to Archbishop 03.16.12; Journal Times with Documents 07.02.13; Menomonee Falls Patch 07.03.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
LanuevoTarcisio D.1956PAccusedDiocesanIn 12/79, parents of two girls (7 and 2) reported to police that Lanuevo had molested their daughters at St. John the Baptist in San Lorenzo. Girls filed civil suit in 1993. Suit claimed that Lanuevo's pastor had promised their parents that he would receive treatment and never be around children if they dropped the criminal charges. Suit eventually settled. Lanuevo continued to work in diocese until 1991. In 1993 he was working at VA Domiciliary in Portland, OR diocese.Oakland, CASource:
Contra Costa Times 4.1.08; San Francisco Chronicle 02.26.93; San Jose Mercury News 03.31.08
Laperle
Louis BAcquittedSC--Brothers of the Sacred HeartOne man alleged in 2003 that he was molested by Laperle in 1968 when Laperle was teacher and/or principal at Notre Dame Academy in Fitchburg. Left MA in 1969 for RI and never returned. In 4/04, Laperle was acquitted by jury of charges of assault and battery involving the student in 1968. Incident actually involved indecent assault and battery but that charge did not exist in 1968 so it could not be used. Retired after acquittal.Worcester, MASource:
Telegram & Gazette 4.2.04; Telegram & Gazette 06.21.03; Telegram & Gazette 09.13.03
LaPierreDavid1969PSuedCapuchinAccused of abuse of 1 person in 1983-1984 per LA Archdiocesan report. At least 1 civil suit filed. Status unknown.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 5
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
LaplanteLaurent1957PAccusedDiocesanRemoved from assignment in 12/05 after teenage girl said he touched her touched her pants on her knee and inner thigh six years previously when she was 9. He was returned to his parish assignment in 2/06 after diocese said it was unable to find enough evident to prove the event had occurred.Portland, MESource:
Diocese of Portland Statement 12.04.05; Portland Press Herald 12.04.05; Boston.com (AP) 12.05.05; Portland Press Herald 02.12.06; WMTW (AP) 02.13.06
LapointAlfred  ?PSettledDiocesanAt least one claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement with 62 victims who say they were abused by 28 priests, 2 lay workers and one member of a religious order between 1950s and 1980s. Lapoint had already left ministry at the time the allegations were received. No data on when abuse occurred, the number of victims or time frame.Manchester, NHSource:
Union Leader 11.27.02
LaPortaRoss A.1951PAccusedDiocesanLaPorta was on 9/25/02 Keeler list as having been accused by one person in 1999 of sexual abuse in 1960s. He denied but faculties removed. List has LaPorta recently retired when allegation made. The 1999 Directory is first that reports him as retired and also lists him as monsignor. Later Directories show him retired in Little River SC, not a monsignor, and pastor emeritus at St. Mark's in Catonsville; 5 other priests who worked there are accused. Still in SC in 2007; not in 2009 Directory.Baltimore, MDSource:
Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02; Baltimore Sun 10.13.02
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Baltimore 9.25.02
LaPradStephen Charles1995PArrestedDiocesanIndicted by Grand Jury 4/02 on charges of "unlawful sexual contact" with teenage male at a Knoxville Health club.. He pleaded innocent 6/02. Trial set for 3/03. LaPrad himself told the Diocese 11/01 and was placed on leave. He did not deny that incident took place but alleged that he believed it to be consenual. Trial delayed when Accuser was deployed with Reserves.Knoxville, TNSource:
News Sentinel 5.2.02; News-Sentinel 5.2.02; News Sentinel 05.12.04
LaraJames C.1957PSettledDiocesanPer 4/02 article, Lara was accused in 1987 of abusing daughter of Church's former music directors, beginning when she was 14 and continuing for 5 yrs. The parents also accused Lara of slandering them and of hitting and pushing the wife just before church fired them. Suit was "amicably resolved" in 1990 per court records. Lara, however, continued at his church and did not retire until 1999.St. Petersburg, FLSource:
Tampa Tribune 7.4.07; St. Petersburg Times 11.03.87; Tampa Tribune 04.22.02
LaReauJames "Armand"1961PAccusedCapuchinAccused in 1992 of performing oral sex on a 16 yr old student at St. Lawrence Seminary preparatory school in 1970s. LaReau was a Latin teacher at the school. Same student was abused on multiple occasions by Gale Leifeld at same school. LaReau was not listed in 1976-1982 Catholic Directories. He was in Fargo ND between 1985-1986 before returning to WI where he died in 1987.Milwaukee, WISource:
Milwaukee Journal 12.20.92; Milwaukee Journal 12.20.92
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Larger
Raymond E.1977PAcquittedDiocesanCivil suit filed alleging abuse of youth 1995-1997. Criminal charges also filed in 2005 but then dismissed by Judge during trial 11/05. Two other accusations but no criminal charges. Larger previously pled guilty to soliciting sex from undercover police. Vatican reinstated him 2/08 after ruling there was no merit in accusations. Will work at Chancery.Cincinnati, OHSource:
Cincinnati Post 07.19.05; Cincinnati Enquirer 11.01.05; Cincinnati Status Report (cached by Google 02.07.06; Archdiocese of Cincinnati Press Release 02.14.08; Beacon Journal 02.14.08; Cincinnati Enquirer 02.14.08; Daytona Daily News 02.14.08; Cincinnati Enquirer 02.15.08; Cincinnati Enquirer 02.16.08; Catholic Telegraph 02.22.08
Larkin
Alexander C.1967PSuedDiocesanPlaced on leave in Dec. 2004 after allegations that he had abused two youths between 1975 and 1980 at Our Lady of the Rosary in Palo Alto. Another individual said he was abused at St. William church in 1981. At least 1 civil suit filed Dec. 2003. Suit had settled by 4/06. Larkin remained on leave as of the same date. No criminal charges filed.San Jose, CASource:
Saratoga News 09.11.96; San Jose Mercury News 01.08.05; Mercury News 04.01.06
LarkinJohn1931PSuedDiocesanMan filed civil suit in 2004 alleging abuse by Larkin on one occasion at St. Luke's in Woodburn when plaintiff was 12. Diocese says that Larkin died in 1995.Portland, ORSource:
The Oregonian 08.05.95; The Oregonian 05.28.04; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
LarrabeeJoseph E.1980PAccusedDiocesanAssigned to Church of the Good Shepherd in Henrietta per 1989 Official Catholic Directory. Name appeared on 6/7/12 Rochester Diocese list of priests removed between 2002 and 2012. He was voluntarily laicized, apparently after accusation of sexual abuse of minor.Rochester, NYSource:
Catholic Courier 6.7.12; Rochester Homepage 6.7.12; SNAP Statement 6.7.12
Larriviere
Marshall R.1963PSuedDiocesanServed as priest and, in 1989, he was Navy Chaplain. Now lives in FL and is retired .Named in 9/03 civil suit filed by adult woman and her parents in Vermilion Parish in Louisiana. Later consolidated with another suit filed by a 2nd woman. Both suits alleged he abused the girls as children in 1960s. Both matters settled for unknown amount 9/08.Lafayette, LASource:
Abbeyville Meridional 09.11.03; Joint Motion and Order for Dismissal 09.08.08; SNAP Statement 02.25.14; SNAP Statement 03.07.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Larson
Robert K.1958PConvictedDiocesanFormer Director of Catholic Charities. Removed/retired from active service in 1988 for "stress related problems." Accused of abusing >17 boys. Pled guilty in 2001 to abusing 4, including 1 felony count. Sentenced to 3-10 yrs prison; 5 others whom L denies abusing later committed suicide. Abuse included sodomy. Moved to St. John Vianney Renewal Center in MO. after 3/06 release from prison. Listed on MO sex offender registry.Wichita, KSSource:
KSDK 5.6.10; Links to Articles; Lawrence Journal-World 06.23.10; Lawrence Journal-World 06.23.10; SNAP Statement 12.06.12
Assignments:
Detailed BA.org Record
Lasik
Ronald Justin BConvictedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersAccused in a suit filed on 4/26/13 of abusing two boys at St Laurence High School in Chicago. Convicted on 6/5/99 by a Canadian jury of sexually assaulting 6 boys at Mount Cashel Orphanage and assaulting a seventh. Lasik was convicted of anally raping two of the boys, one of them five times. That boy was between 9 and 12 years old during the abuse. Obtained early release from prison and was deported in 2003 to the US, to live in a Christian Brothers facility in NY.Chicago, ILSource:
Court of Appeal Decision 07.27.99; Dallas Morning News 12.07.04; Chicago Tribune 05.24.13
LauWilliam A.1979PAccusedDiocesanAccused spring of 1996 of sexual incident involving an older teenager boy that had taken place years earlier. He left his position as priest and went to rehab. program. Bishop Lynch waited several months before telling Parish why Lau left. 4/02 article says Lau "was removed from the ministry and sought employment elsewhere." 2002 Catholic Directory shows him "absent on leave."St. Petersburg, FLSource:
St. Petersburg Times 10.03.96; St. Petersburg Times 10.13.96; St. Petersburg Times 01.30.97; Tampa Tribune 04.22.02; St. Petersburg Times 04.23.02
Laudwein
James R.1962PSuedJesuitAccused in a 2005 lawsuit of molesting a 14-year-old Eskimo girl in 1980. Laudwein denied the accusations against him. He was working in Archdiocese of Portland in a ministry for the poor when the lawsuit was filed. At that time, he was placed on restriction leave. Claims included in 11/07 settlement with Jesuits. One pending claim shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Alaskan Shepherd June-July 2003: Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Hooper Bay, Alaska: 1928-2003; KTUU 10.20.05; Anchorage Daily News (AP) 10.21.05; Fairbanks Daily News Miner 10.21.05; The Oregonian 11.14.05; Catholic Sentinel 11.17.05; Anchorage Daily News 04.17.06; Anchorage Daily News 11.20.07; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09; Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 01.25.10; Pilot Station - Saint Charles Spinola Catholic Church Website 01.25.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Laughlin
Thomas B.1948PConvictedDiocesanAccused of sexually abusing between 20-40 boys from 1967-1996. Numerous civil suits filed; several settled. Convicted at least once and sentenced to 1 yr in jail in 1983 when he finally became inactive as priest. Even abused on way to therapy in New Mexico. Laicized in 1988. 10 men sued Laughlin, individually, in 2004. Add'l suit filed 8/07 by one man alleging abuse beginning in 1960. Died 3/1/13 in Omaha. Another claim filed in 2007 re abuse in 1979 but this person was later convicted of filing at least 4 false claims in Portland, Spokane, Covington and Tucson and was sentenced 6/11/14 to 33 months in prison.Portland, ORSource:
United Press International 08.30.83; United Press International 08.29.86; Gazette Times 05.08.02; Sunday Oregonial 05.19.02; Oregonian 06.30.02; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Oregonian 05.28.04; Seattle Times 09.23.04; Oregonian 03.13.05; Oregonian Table 11.12.06; The Oregonian 11.12.06; The Oregonian 06.06.07; The Oregonian 06.07.07; The Oregonian 08.02.07; The Oregonian 04.17.08; Final Report on Document Arbitration 11.24.08; The Oregonian 03.28.13; The Oregonian 04.19.13; The Oregonian 10.08.13; The Oregonian 06.11.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Laurano
Anthony J.1950PSuedDiocesanRetired in 1995. Sued. Placed on leave in 2002. Accused of abuse of boy in 1991. Criminal charges filed. Also accused of abuse of mentally disabled man and, in 1970, the abuse of a 25 yr old seminarian. Name dropped from 2003 Catholic Directory becauseof allegations per Boston Globe 3/03 article. Involuntary laicization announced 3/07. Died 5/27/07 just prior to criminal trial.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 03.05.03; Patriot Ledger (Quincy, MA) 03.08.05; Boston Globe 04.27.06; Washington Post 04.27.06; Boston Herald (AP) 03.23.07; Salem News 03.23.07; The BostonChannel.com 03.23.07; Patriot Ledger 05.30.07; Hull Times 05.31.07; Patriot Ledger 10.20.08; National Catholic Registry 08.25.11; Metrowest Daily News 08.26.11; Salem News 08.26.11; Wicked Local Somerville 08.30.11
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Boston Assignment Record
LaurdetteSister NSuedSchool Sisters of Notre DameSued in 2005. One of several religious accused of abuse at Madonna Manor, a Catholic home for troubled children. At least one claim included in almost $5.2M settlement with Archdiocese in Fall, 2009.New Orleans, LASource:
Times-Picayune 08.25.05; Times Picayune 03.14.06; Times Picayune 03.11.10
LauseRichard L.1977PSettledVincentianMan filed suit 8/04 against Lause, the order, Archdiocese and others alleging that he was molested by Lause in 1980s at St. Vincent de Paul High school. Man's mother took him to seminary in Illinois in 1985 and the priests agreed to raise him. The youthtransferred to the school in St. Louis and Lause began "grooming" him and then molested him. Order informed in 1988 and Lause sent for counseling but reassigned 1989. Placed on leave 2003 after victim again complained. Claim settled by Order 01/2005.St. Louis, MOSource:
Kansas City Star (AP) 08.13.04; St Louis Post-Dispatch (AP) 02.14.05; SNAP Statement 09.16.13
LauzonRaymond J.1955PConvictedDiocesanAccused of performing oral sex on youth and of trying to get youth to recant statement to police. Sentenced in 1985 to 6 mo. jail and 1 yr probation for abuse of 2 youths. Diocese published written apology 4/98. Several suits filed in 1990s. Maine AG report shows 18 plaintiffs. In 2002 he was living at Monastery in Lithania and was often seen with children. Died 9/05.Portland, MESource:
Maine AG Report 2.24.04 page 3; Portland Press Herald 4.3.02; Portland Press Herald 5.5.02; United Press International 9.9.84; Portland Press Herald 02.21.97; Portland Press Herald 04.15.98; Portland Press Herald 04.16.98; Portland Press Herald 03.27.02; Portland Press Herald 03.27.02; Portland Press Herald 03.27.02; Portland Press Herald 05.15.02; Associated Press 05.18.02; Portland Press Herald 02.26.04; Portland Press Herald 09.29.05
LaVan
Kenneth1958PSuedDiocesanOne woman sued him in late 1980s re abuse from 1960-1965 when she was between 12-17. Case settled in 1992. Another woman alleged abuse in 1980s when she too was teenager. Also known for relationships with adult women. Diagnosed with compulsive sexuality disorder in 1989 but never removed. Retired 1997. Name revealed on 2/17/14 on Arch. St. Paul's revised list of credibly accused priests. Finally removed from all active ministry 11/30/13. Information from his files released 3/31/14. Personnel files released 8/14. Apb Flynn was told of his boundary violations with women in 2005 but the allegations from the two girls were barely mentioned and it was said there were significant doubts about their stories. Flynn decided no further investigation was necessary. A third teenage victim was later identified in his personnel files.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis List of Priests accused of Abuse of Minors, revised 02.17.14; Star Tribune (article not complete) 02.17.14; SNAP Statement 02.18.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.19.14; Minnesota Public Radio Database 02.19.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis 03.31.14; Star Tribune 04.01.14; Pioneer Press 04.22.14; KSTP 08.11.14; LaVan Files from Anderson & Associates 08.11.14; Minnesota Public Radio 08.11.14; Pioneer Press 08.11.14; SNAP Statement 08.11.14; SNAP Statement 08.11.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul 08.11.14; Catholic League 08.12.14; Waiting for Godot to Leave 08.12.14; Fox 9 08.14.14
Assignments:
Arch St Paul & Minneapolis Assignment Record; BA.org Assignment Record
LavelleFrancis P.1970PSuedDiocesanTwo men filed suit 7/02 alleging abuse by Lavelle when they were teens. One says abuse occurred in 1972 and the second says abuse occurred in 1980 during time Lavelle was working as secretary for the Bishop of Diocese. Four brothers filed suit 12/03 claiming abuse by Lavelle and 4 other priests between 1967-1983. Permanently barred from ministry 2/04. Two plaintiffs included in 7/04 settlement for $7M. Named in 2004 civil suit. 2 more claims settled 2008. Outcome of Admin process needs Vatican approval.Springfield, MASource:
IObserve 1.7.05; Springfield Republican 1.7.05; Springfield Republican 1.8.05; Springfield Republican 3.1.04; Springfield Republican 8.3.04; Springfield Union News 07.17.02; Springfield Union News 07.18.02; The Republican 12.13.03; Springfield Republican 02.23.04; Springfield Republican 08.17.04; Springfield Republican 08.17.04; Press Release by The Office of Stobierski & Stobierski, 12.03.08; Springfield Diocese list of Priests with Credible Allegations 08.30.11
Lavelle
Raymond E.1957PAccusedDiocesanLavelle retired in 2000. Allegation received 9/13 that he had abused a minor between 1971 and 1980 when he served as pastor at St. Agnes Church on the Hilltop He worked at multiple parishes and schools during his career. Review board found allegation credible and warranted further investigation. Lavelle has been living in extended care nursing home for the last year.Columbus, OHSource:
Diocese of Columbus Statement 10.03.13; Columbus Dispatch 10.07.13; Fox 28 10.08.13; NBC4i 10.08.13; WCBE 10.08.13
Lavigne
Richard R.1966PConvictedDiocesanArrested and charged in 1991 re abuse of 5 boys. Convicted in 1992 of assaulting 2 boys but jail time of 4-6 yrs suspended and received 10 yrs probation. 11 new accusers surfaced in 1993. 17 plaintiffs settled claims in 1994 ($1.4M). Other plaintiffs included in 7/04 settlement. Laicization announced 1/04. Remains prime suspect in 1972 murder of altar boy. Investigation continuing as of 2007. As many as 48 known victims per 12/08 article.Springfield, MASource:
Associated Press 8.5.04; Croteau Murder Investigation File; Springfield Republican 7.6.03; Victim's Statement 10.09.91; Boston Globe 10.21.91; Boston Globe 10.22.91; Union-News 06.26.92; Associated Press 05.10.02; Associated Press 06.17.02; Providence Journal 09.29.03; Springfield Republican 12.13.03; Boston Globe 12.14.03; Springfield Republican 12.19.03; Springfield Republican 07.27.04; Springfield Republican 08.17.04
Assignments:
Springfield Republican 1.12.08 (add'l article); Google News (AP) 1.15.08 (addl article); Republican 2.21.08 (add'l article); Examiner 2.22.08 (add'l article); Republican 2.23.08 (add'l article); Western Massachusetts Catholics 12.26.08 (add'l article)
LavinPaul E.1969PAccusedDiocesanAccused of sexually abusing boys. First complaint received in 1997. Investigation found no evidence and Lavin continued in his position. Second & third men complained in 2002. He was then placed on leave. At least one claim included in $1.3M settlement of 12/06 with Archdiocese. No criminal charges ever filed.Washington, DCSource:
Washington Post 07.12.02; Washington Post 07.13.02; Wilks Barre Times Leader 07.13.02; Washington Post 08.27.02; Washington Times 01.08.04; Washington Post 12.16.06; Washington Post 12.02.10
LaVoie
Victor C.1971PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 7/02 after recent allegation that he abused a 15 yr old boy some 20 years previously while serving at St. Thomas Parish in Wilmington. Second accusation re same time period surfaced in 2003. Denied all allegations. Last known to be living in Winchester. Remains unassigned per Archdiocese website 5/4/09. Still on administrative leave as of 8/11 per Boston AD database. Canonical court found charges "not proven" 11/11 and he was granted retired status. Died 06/26/14.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 07.26.02; Patriot Ledger 07.26.02; Boston Globe 09.28.02; Patriot Ledger 12.19.02; Boston Globe 02.11.03; Patriot Ledger 02.11.03; Patriot Ledger 10.20.08; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; The Patch 09.01.11; Boston Herald 11.17.11; Patriot Ledger 11.17.11; Statement by Archdiocese of Boston 11.17.11; Boston Herald 11.18.11; Boston Globe 06.29.14
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
LavoyMarvin1955PSuedDiocesanSued in 2005. Accused of abuse of at least two boys at Morning Star Boy's Ranch in 1950s. He was the ranch's founding director. Forced out in 1966. Died 1994. As of 2010, 19 plaintiffs allege abuse by Lavoy, Joseph Weitensteiner and others at the Ranch. In 11/09 Ranch transferred bulk of its assets to nonprofit Morning Star Foundation which will complicate any possible settlements or judgments. Judgment for Defendants 2/10. Some plaintiffs received previous settlement from Diocese.Spokane, WASource:
Spokesman Review 1.3.10; Spokesman Review 5.4.07; Spokesman Review 5.5.07; Spokesman Review 5.5.07; Seattle Post-Intelligencer (AP) 08.25.05; Spokesman Review 08.25.05; Spokesman Review 10.27.05; Spokesman Review 01.19.10; KREM 01.20.10; Spokesman Review 03.12.10
LawbaughJames1966PSuedVincentianNamed in civil suit filed 2/08 which claims he abused a 10 yr old boy at St. Vincent's Church in Kansas City in 1968. He left the priesthood in 1969 to marry and currently lives in Florida. He has denied the allegations. Claim settled 8/08 as part of $10M settlement re 12 priests.Kansas City-St. Joseph, MOSource:
Kansas City Star 02.25.08; Kansas City Star 08.20.08; Kansas City Star 08.20.08; SNAP Statement 09.16.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LawlessFergus1933PAccusedCapuchinAccused in 2004 or 2005 of abusing one person 1952-53. Named in 1 civil suit. Listed as Franciscan by archdiocese and LA Times database, but listed in Directory as Capuchin.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
LawlorDavid T.1971PArrestedNorbertineLawlor, priest assigned to Daylesford Abbey, was arrested in 2002 and charged with accosting (inappropriate touching) a mentally disabled adult male in whirlpool at a YMCA. Lawlor was placed on leave when accusations were made He oversaw the kitchen at the abbey and filled in for other priests. Lawlor denied accusations and was found innocent by Jury 10/03.Philadelphia, PASource:
Philadelphia Daily News 12.19.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.19.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.11.03
Lawrence
James T.1961PAccusedDiocesanAccused of sexually abusing a female minor in the early 1960s, when Lawrence was working at St. Anthony's in Knoxville. Retired in 1975. Died in 2008.Davenport, IASource:
Catholic Messenger 05.22.09; Des Moines Register 05.22.09; Revised Diocesan List of Credible Allegations 05.22.09
LawrenceMichael S.1973PSuedDiocesanIn 2002 man said that Lawrence had molested him in 1982 during a tutoring session when he was 12. He told his parents and his father called the church. Next day father met with Diocese's top administrator and Lawrence was gone. Lawrence back in parish assignment within 1 yr. Father complained again 1986 & 1994. Lawrence assigned to Tribunal. Not removed until 2002. Civl suit filed 2004,Allentown, PASource:
Morning Call 2.6.04; Morning Call 11.17.02; Morning Call 01.14.04; Morning Call 01.14.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.14.04; Express Times 05.11.04
LawrenceSister NAccusedUnknownOne of several individuals with credible allegations of abuse named in one of two lawsuits filed in 2011 against the two Montana Dioceses. She is accused of abuse at St. Ignatius Mission.Helena, MTSource:
Press Release from Kosnoff Fasy 09.22.12
LeachJerome "Jerry" Paul1976PArrestedDiocesanAccused in 1993 of molesting altar boy in 1976 when he was a deacon. Placed on leave then but incident not reported to police until 5/02. Arrested in 2002 and charged with molestation of separate altar boy in 1979. Those charges dropped because of U.S.Supreme Court ruling declaring the Calif. law invalid. Other allegations have also surfaced.San Francisco, CASource:
Marin Independent Journal 7.2.03; Marin Independent Journal 7.3.03; SF Chronicle 11.21.02; Marin Independent Journal 01.23.03; Marin Independent Journal 06.27.03; San Jose Mercury News 06.27.03
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Leary
John P.1951PSuedJesuitFirst allegations in 1966. In 1969, Police ordered Leary, then President of Gonzaga Univ., to leave Spokane in 24 hours or be arrested for sexually abusing teenage boys. Jesuit Order approved and Leary left. He was reassigned to posts in MA, Utah, Nevada and CA and died 12/21/1993. Jesuit officials admit to 2 recent settlements with victims. There may have been as many as 12 victims.Spokane, WASource:
Gonzaga University 09.08.06; Spokesman-Review 09.08.06; Seattle Times 09.09.06; Spokesman-Review 09.09.06; The Oregonian 09.09.06; Inside Higher Ed 09.11.06; LifeSite 09.13.06; KGW (AP) 09.15.06; KGW (AP) 09.27.06; Spokesman-Review 09.27.06; Seattle Times 10.04.06; Seattle Times 10.16.06; SF Weekly 10.25.06; Statement by Diocese of Spokane 11.21.07; Seattle Times 01.14.09; Diocese of Spokane List of Admitted, Proven or Credibly Accused Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse 11.03.09; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09; Spokesman Review 12.06.09; PCVA Press Release 03.25.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LearyTimothy J.1936PSuedDiocesan1/05 civil suit alleged that Leary had abused one youth for 5 years, beginning when Plaintiff was in 4th grade. Leary allegedly introduced the boy to Fr. Francis Lavelle who also abused him. At various times, both priests promised to guarantee his admission and pay his tuition at Cathedral High School. Died in 1991 at age 81. Two claims settled in 2008.Springfield, MASource:
Iobserve 1.7.05; Springfield Republican 1.7.05; Press Release by The Office of Stobierski & Stobierski, 12.03.08
Lebel
Maurice T.1967PAccusedJesuitOriginally a Jesuit, Lebel left the Order in 1991 and became part of Portland Diocese. Retired 2003 but was still active in ME until he was placed on leave by Portland Diocese 6/07 pending completion of investigation in Fall River, MA diocese. Complaint had been made that Lebel had sexually abused a youth in early 1980s in MA. He was a Jesuit at the time of the abuse. Reinstated to public ministry 3/11 after canonical trial found accusations "unproven."Fall River, MASource:
Bangor Daily News 3.9.11; Portland Press Herald 12.08.07; Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram 12.09.07; Sun Journal 12.09.07; Bangor Daily News (AP) 12.10.07; Boston Globe (AP) 12.10.07; Journal Gazette 12.10.07; Standard Times (AP) 12.11.07; Sun Chronicle 12.11.07; Standard Times 02.21.08; Wicked Local 02.22.08; WABI 03.10.11; Bangor Daily News 03.26.11
LeBlanc
David E.1961PAccusedDiocesanLeBlanc resigned from his parish in Jan. 2007 after admitting to Bishop Hurley that he had abused a pre-teen boy in 1971. The accusation was brought to diocese in 1993 and LeBlanc admitted it then. Apparently then-Bishop Rose did nothing. Matter only brought to light in Jan. 2007 when Bishop went through personnel files.Grand Rapids, MISource:
Grand Rapids Press 1.10.07 (3rd); Grand Rapids Press 1.10.07 (4th); Mlive.com (AP); Grand Rapids Press 01.08.07; WOOD 01.08.07; Grand Haven Tribune 01.09.07; Muskegon Chronicle 01.09.07; Grand Rapids Press 01.10.07; LeBlanc Letter as Printed in Grand Rapids Press 01.10.07; Grand Rapids Press 01.19.07
LeBlanc
Etienne1971PSuedDiocesanPlaced on leave 8/07 from assignment at Annunziata Church in Houma after accusation of improper sexual activity with a 9 yr old boy. Worked at Holy Cross in Morgan City at the time. The accuser is now 26. LeBlanc denied allegations; sent for counseling1986-1987. Plaintiff filed civil suit 2007 & made a criminal complaint. In 7/11, court ordered Diocese to turn investigative rpt re LeBlanc over to Plaintiff. Diocese objects. Other victims known. Documents to remain sealed as of 8/11. Case settled 10/12.Houma-Thibodaux, LASource:
Houma Today 4.9.08; Houma Today 9.1.07; Houma Today 9.3.07; Times-Picayune 9.1.07; Houma Today 08.27.07; Houma Today 08.28.07; Houma Today 12.10.07; Houma Today 05.31.08; Daily Comet 03.30.10; Houma Today 07.10.11; The Republic 07.10.11; Daily Comet 07.12.11; Houma Today 08.26.11; Daily Comet 10.25.12; Houma Today 11.18.12
Assignments:
Houma Today 9.01.07
LeBlancFrancis William1959 ?PConvictedDiocesanLeBlanc left the priesthood in 1967 after about 8 years and served for 20 yrs w/ New Orleans Police until he retired. In 1996 he was sentenced to 90-days jail and 5 yrs probation for molestation of 3 pre-teen girls. He touched the girls on the outsides of their clothing between 1994 and 1995.New Orleans, LASource:
The Advocate 05.15.96; The Advocate 08.14.96
LeBlanc
Kenneth A.1976PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave 2/09 while Archdiocese investigated allegations of sexual abuse of a 10 yr old girl that occurred approximately 25-30 yrs ago. LeBlanc was assigned to Most Blessed Sacrament in Wakefield during that time period. On her personal website, the accuser has claimed that there were also other victims. Died 1/10. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.Boston, MASource:
Archdiocese of Boston Press Release 02.22.09; Boston Globe 02.22.09; Boston Globe 02.23.09; Daily News Tribune 02.23.09; MSNBC 02.23.09; NECN 02.23.09; WCVB 02.23.09; Eagle Tribune 02.24.09; The Pilot 02.27.09; Patriot Ledger 01.25.10; TheBostonChannel. 01.25.10; Boston Globe 01.26.10; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LeBrun
Paul Francis1983PConvictedHoly CrossArrested 2002. Accused of sexually abusing boys in the Ft. Wayne-South Bend IN diocese and the Phoenix AZ diocese. Denied the allegations. Transferred to Arizona in 1986. Returned to Indiana in 1993 and resigned from parish in 1999. Convicted in 2005 inAZ and sentenced in 2006 to 111 years in prison. Five lawsuits which name LeBrun as an abuser have been settled by Phoenix Diocese for a total of $75,000. Conviction upheld by AZ Court of Appeals 7/09.Fort Wayne-South Bend, INSource:
South Bend Tribune 6.3.03; South Bend Tribune 6.8.03; South Bend Tribune 6.8.03; South Bend Tribune 09.22.02; South Bend Tribune 09.22.02; Arizona Republic 09.26.02; Arizona Republic 05.31.03; South Bend Tribune 07.16.03; Arizona Republic 10.27.05; South Bend Tribune 10.28.05; Arizona Republic 11.17.05; South Bend Tribune 11.19.05; South Bend Tribune 01.14.06; Arizona Republic 10.12.06; Arizona Republic 07.14.09
Assignments:
South Bend Tribune 9.22.02
LeClaire
Karl1986PConvictedSalvatorianPlaced on leave 2001. Man filed suit 8/02 alleging that LeClaire abused him for 7 yrs beginning when he was 13. LeClaire was parish priest and princial of parish grade school. LeClaire would take boy with him on trips and cruises to Alaska and Mediterranean. Indicted 5/03 and pled guilty 10/04. Sentenced 1/05 to 1 yr jail and 3 yrs probation. One claim re abuse in 1993 settled for $40K in 2006.Phoenix, AZSource:
Associated Press 6.2.03; Arizona Republic 08.14.02; Arizona Republic 11.10.02; Associated Press 06.10.03; Arizona Republic 06.13.03; Arizona Republic 10.18.04; Arizona Republic 10.28.04; East Valley Tribune 10.28.04; Arizona Republic 10.29.04; East Valley Tribune 01.25.05; East Valley Tribune 01.29.05; Arizona Republic 01.26.06; Arizona Republic 02.27.10
LeclercMaurice PAccusedDiocesanAt least one claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement with 62 victims who say they were abused by 28 priests, 2 lay workers and one member of a religious order between 1950s and 1980s. Leclerc was deceased by the time the allegations were received. No data on when abuse occurred, the number of victims or time frame.Manchester, NHSource:
Union Leader 11.27.02
Ledoux
Michael< 1986PAccusedFranciscanAccused 1/03 of sexually abusing a boy in 1987 or 1988 at St. Thomas Aquinas in Derry. Oral sex alleged with attempts in NH and MA. Claim settled. Order found accusations credible. Diocese learned that Franciscans knew of allegation in 2002 but didn'ttell diocese. Ledoux was at parish 4/86 to 9/89. Worked as dean at Widener Univ. for 9 yrs until summer 2012 when officials learned of earlier accusation. He resigned rather than be placed on leave. He denied allegation. Also worked in Pittsburgh.Manchester, NHSource:
Case File from New Hampshire Records; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.04.13; SNAP Statement 01.04.13; Daily Times 01.07.13; Eagle-Tribune 01.08.13; SNAP Statement 01.08.13; Daily Times 01.14.13; SNAP Statement 01.16.13; KDKA 01.23.13; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 01.23.13; SNAP Statement 01.23.13; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 01.24.13; Tribune-Democrat 01.24.13; Tribune-Review 01.24.13; Tribune-Review 01.24.13; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 03.08.13; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 04.08.13; SNAP Media Statement 06.17.14
LeeThomas B. PAccusedDiocesanIn 1993 an individual alleged sexual abuse by Lee (a native of Korea) in early 1970s. Baltimore informed the Archdiocese of Seoul, South Korea of the charges. Lee had been studying at Johns Hopkins Univ. at the time of the alleged abuse. Lee's name appears on Sept. 2002 list of priests from other Diocese who were accused of abuse in the Baltimore Archdiocese.Baltimore, MDSource:
Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02
LeeThomas M.1953PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 5/02 when woman said he abused her son. Youth "would not testify" & diocese returned to duty, saying charges unsubstantiated. Removed again 9/03 when woman complained & 2 other victims came forward. 1st victim denied refusing to testify. Retired 2004. Church tribunal ruled 8/08 accusations not proven but actions were imprudent. Bishop appealed to Vatican 12/08. 14 accusers as of 1/09. Diocese said 2/19/11 that church appeals court affirmed tribunal ruling but Bishop will not reassign.Portland, MESource:
keepMEcurrent 1.7.09; NSACoalition 1.4.09; Portland Press Herald 09.16.03; Portland Press Herald 09.19.03; Boothbay Register 09.26.03; Portland Press Herald 01.11.05; Statement by Marie Tupper 11.16.05; Portland Press Herald 02.12.06; WMTW 01.28.07; Bangor Daily News 01.29.07; Bishop's statement in keepMEcurrent 01.29.07; Portland Press Herald 05.31.08; WCSH 12.19.08; Portland Press Herald 12.20.08; WMTW 01.13.09
Assignments:
Diocese of Portland Press Release 1.13.09; Morning Sentinel 1.13.09 (add'l article); Press Herald-Maine Today 1.14.09 (add'l article); Maine Today (AP) 1.30.09 (add'l article); NECN 2.19.11 (add'l article); Statement by Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland (ME) 2.21.11 (add'l article)
LeechPaul Henry1980PConvictedDiocesanConvicted of molesting 3-4 boys between 1982-1984. In 1985 he was sentenced to 86 yrs in prison but ordered to serve 3 years and then 12 yrs probation. In 1994 a civil suit was filed on behalf of one youth. Suit says that Leech, prior to 1980, was known to Bishop to be a homosexual with a habit of making advances on young boys. Another suit may have been filed in 1985.Providence, RISource:
United Press International 7.5.84; Associated Press 08.20.85; Galveston Daily News 08.21.85; United Press International 10.07.85; San Jose Mercury News 12.31.87
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LeehanCornelius Patrick1948PSuedRedemptoristsMan filed suit 12/03 alleging that he had been raped as a 5 yr old by Leehan at St. Alphonsus Liguori Parish in San Leandro. Leehan also allegedly fondled him 7 years later after Leehan had been reassigned to the parish. Man says he told his father and his father, a friend of Leehan, told him to tell no one and never speak about a priest that way. Died 1996.Oakland, CASource:
Contra Costa Times 4.1.08; San Jose Mercury News 4.1.08; Argus (CA) 08.31.04
LefevreFrancis J.1971PAccusedDiocesanIndividual came forward in 1987 to allege abuse. Faculties removed. LeFevre admitted to sexual misconduct with numerous minors in 1970s and 1980s. He continued to work as statistics expert for archdiocese until 1995 when suit alleged LeFevre abused plaintiff from age 11 until high school. This abuse was reported to archdiocese in 1992.Baltimore, MDSource:
Baltimore Sun 09.27.95; Baltimore Sun 08.21.96; Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Baltimore 9.25.02
LeFevreRobert J.1966PAccusedDiocesanIn 12/03 two brothers accused LeFevre of propositioning them for sex in 1969 when they were 15 and 17. They originally complained to Diocese in 1997 and then again in 2002. Diocese immediately announced that it had cleared LeFevre of the accusations andhe would remain in current assignment. Diocese also said it told the two brothers in 1998 or 1999 that he had been cleared of wrongdoing.Albany, NYSource:
Times Union 12.18.03
Lehman
Mark Allen1988PConvictedDiocesanPlaced on leave 1990. Sentenced in 1992 to 10 yrs prison without parole for fondling one young girl and sentenced to life time parole for abuse of 3 additional girls and one boy. Released from prison 2002. Diocese provided financial support while in prison and gave him $1000 and other benefits when released. 1/05 civil suit alleging abuse of 1 youth in 1985 was settled 12/06 for $100K. Laicized 4/12/06. Listed on AZ sex offender registry.Phoenix, AZSource:
The Catholic Sun 2006; Phoenix New Times 07.11.90; Arizona Republic 04.11.92; Phoenix Gazette 05.23.93; Arizona Republic 07.10.93; Arizona Republic 04.25.02; Associated Press 06.21.02; Arizona Republic 06.22.02; Arizona Republic 11.10.02; Arizona Republic 01.28.05; East Valley Tribune 01.28.05; Arizona Daily Star (AP) 12.27.06; Arizona Republic 12.27.06; Arizona Republic 02.27.10; Metropolitan News Enterprise 07.31.14
Lehmkuhl
Gerhardt B.1974PConvictedJesuitIn 1995 Lehmkuhl was arrested for receiving child pornography through the mail. Lehmkuhl checked himself into St. Luke's after he pleaded guilty but before his sentence. In 1996 he was sentenced to one year in prison. Also ordered to get mental-healthtreatment after he was released from prison. Per 2009 article, he worked at Jesuit Community Corporation at St. Louis University--Jesuit Hall. Died March 9, 2012.St. Louis, MOSource:
St Louis Post-Dispatch 11.18.95; St Louis Post Dispatch 05.10.96; St Louis Post Dispatch 05.11.96; St Louis American 05.13.09; Jesuits of the Missouri Province 03.01.12; St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.12.12; St Louis Review 04.04.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Leifeld
Gale1954PSuedCapuchinPrincipal of St. Lawrence Seminary until 1982; then academic dean at Sacred Heart School of Theology until 1993. 1 civil suit alleges Leifeld, Jim Buser and James Wolf molested a man while he was a student at St. Lawrence. Plaintiff is now a counselor for men abused by clergy and claims his therapy in 1992 revealed flashbacks. Suit tried 1995 but jury found it was too late under statute of limitations. Leifeld admitted abuse of at least 7 in deposition but not of plaintiff.Milwaukee, WISource:
Milwaukee Journal 12.20.92; Milwaukee Journal 12.20.92; Milwaukee Journal 12.20.92; Milwaukee Journal 12.20.92; Milwaukee Sentinel 12.21.92; Milwaukee Journal 12.24.92; Milwaukee Sentinel 12.24.92; Milwaukee Journal 12.27.92; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.29.93; Wisconsin State Journal 02.19.94; Detroit Free Press 02.11.95; Detroit Free Press 02.14.95; Isley v. Capuchine Province et al 03.16.95; Detroit Free Press 03.29.95; Boston Globe 03.17.02
Assignments:
Sexual abuse of Children in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee 2.10.04 (add'l article); SNAP--Wisconsin 11.14.10 (add'l article); WSN 2.26.11 (add'l article); Inside Milwaukee 9.19.11 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
LeimbachWilliam BSuedBrothers of the Sacred HeartCivil suit filed 7/07 in federal court alleges that Plaintiff (then 15) was abused in 1983-1984 at Saint Stanislaus College/Saint Stanislaus High School by a "Brother William." School was run by the Sacred Heart Order. Leimbach was removed from ministry with students in 1991 after complaints by two students but continued to work with adults and within the order. He has been living in Burrillville, RI since 2005.Jackson, MSSource:
WMC (AP) 07.17.07; Sun Herald 07.19.07; Sea Coast Echo 07.20.07; The Call (Woonsocket, RI) 07.20.07; Sea Coast Echo 07.25.07; SNAP Statement 12.12.13
LemanskiWilliam E.1974PAccusedPallottinesLemanski had lived under supervision at a rectory close to a school for 11 years after admitting he abused a minor (possible in 1990). In March 2002, Fr. Robert Carney, a former Provincial, wrote letter apologizing to the victim and said that Lemanski had received therapy and was not assigned to any priestly ministry except saying mass for nuns at a convent. In Sept. 2004, SNAP asked the Order to move him.Milwaukee, WISource:
Milwaukee Catholic Herald 09.23.04
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LemireEdmond PSettledExtern PriestServed as parish priest at St. Edmond's Church in Manchester in the early 1960s. Accused of groping a youth in 1963. He left the diocese in 1962 and went on to serve in Diocese of Sherbrooke, Canada. At least one claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement with 62 victims who say they were abused by 28 priests, 2 lay workers and one member of a religious order between 1950s and 1980s. Referred to then as extern priest who had left ministry.Manchester, NHSource:
Atty letter to NH Dept of Justice 10.10.02; Union Leader 10.12.02; Union Leader 11.27.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
LemmonThomas M. DAccusedDiocesanLemmon, an ordained deacon and religion teacher at Bishop McCort High School, had just been suspended by Diocese when he fled to Canada in 3/03 with a 15 yr old female student. As police neared his mother's apartment, Lemmon fell/jumped to his death from a 4th floor balcony.Altoona-Johnstown, PASource:
Associated Press 3.7.03; Tribune Democrat 3.7.03; Associated Press 03.13.03; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 03.15.03
LemoineDaniel1979PSettledDiocesanLawsuit filed in 1999 which alleged abuse by LeMoine was settled 4/02. Secrecy and confidentiality orders from Judge Settlement amount not disclosed but "well below...$600,000." After DA found out about settlement, he began in investigation. After the abuse incident, LeMoine was evaluated and offered treatment. Has not been in assignment since.Baton Rouge, LASource:
State Times/Morning-Advocate 04.20.02; The Advocate 04.25.02; The Advocate 04.29.02
Lenczycki
Frederick A.1972PConvictedDiocesanRemoved 2002. Arrested and convicted 2004 of abuse of 3 boys. Sentenced to 5 yrs prison. Also worked in MO and CA. Just before release from prison 4/06, he was remanded to mental treatment facility upon release pending trial as to whether he is sexually dangerous. Trial held 3/08. Experts testified he molested at least 24 boys in 3 states in a 25 yr career. Jury said he was too dangerous to release & sent him back to prison. Released 9/09 on parole. On IL sex offender registry. 1 new lawsuit 5/13. Diocese agreed to release of personnel files 3/13 as part of settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files finally released 4/30/14. Named in at least one new civil suit filed 4/30/14 against Joliet diocese.Joliet, ILSource:
Herald News 05.05.02; Chicago Tribune 05.16.02; Chicago Tribune 01.13.04; The Herald News 04.08.06; Chicago Tribune 04.10.06; Chicago Tribune 04.10.06; Chicago Tribune 04.11.06; Diocese of Joliet 04.13.06; Chicago Tribune 03.09.08; Daily Herald 03.11.08; Chicago Daily Herald 03.14.08; Chicago Tribune 03.14.08; Daily Herald 03.18.08; Chicago Tribune 03.19.08; Daily Herald 03.19.08; Daily Herald 03.19.08; Chicago Daily Herald 03.24.08; Chicago Tribune 03.24.08; Chicago Daily Herald 03.25.08; Chicago Sun-Times 07.09.09; Chicago Breaking News 09.24.09; Forest Park Review 10.06.09; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; Chicago Tribune 04.07.13; Chicago Sun-Times 05.15.13; Chicago Tribune 05.15.13; Anderson Advocates Timeline 04.30.14; Chicago Sun-Times 04.30.14; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Enquirer-Herald 04.30.14; Joliet Patch 04.30.14; Lenczycki Personnel Files from David Rudofski Archives 04.30.14; NBC Chicago 04.30.14; SNAP Statement 04.30.14; The Republic (AP) 04.30.14; WLS 04.30.14; Daily Journal 05.01.14; Hinsdale Patch 05.01.14; My Suburban Life 05.08.14
Assignments:
Assignment Record from Transcript of Plea Agreement Hearing, Bates 649-650, 01.12.04
LendackyJoseph1945PAccusedO.S.C. CrosierWorked mostly in MN but some in NE. Most of his career was spent at Crosier Community and Seminary in Onamia. Died 5/31/89. Name is included on 3/8/14 updated list of current, former and deceased Crosiers with one or more credible claims of sexual abuse of minors. Allegation was not received until after his death.St. Cloud, MNSource:
FindAGrave 05.31.89; Crosier Province Updated List of Religious Involved in Sexual Abuse of Minors 03.08.14; Duluth News Tribune 03.09.14; St Cloud Times 03.09.14; Gallup Independent 03.17.14
Assignments:
Assignment Record Released by Crosier Order 03.08.14
Leneweaver
Raymond O.1962PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of at least 12 youths from 1966-1980. Several transfers after Archdiocese first learned of abuse. Left active ministry in 1980. He taught in public schools after leaving active ministry. Requested reactivation in late 1990s. Msgr. Lynn denied request in 1998, for Leneweaver's own welfare and the "welfare of the church" Laicized 3/21/05. On 1994 secret list memo.Philadelphia, PASource:
9.11.80 memo from Chancellor Statkus to Archbishop; Daily Local News 4.2.12; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report--Patterns; Philadelphia Inquirer 9.9.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.03.05; 1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (Revised)
Lenihan
John Peter1969PSettledDiocesanIrish. Told church officials in 1991 that he sexually abused a teenage girl in the 1970s. Church paid $25K to settle lawsuit; allowed him to continue to work. Removed 9/01 after he revealed several past sexual relationships to a LA Times columnist (underpseudonym). In 12/01, he was accused in 2nd lawsuit of molesting a 2nd teenage girl starting in the late 1970s. Civil suit settled for $1.2M. Criminal charges dropped 2003 due to Supreme Court ruling. Laicized 5/28/02. Personnel file released 11/23/13.Orange, CASource:
Orange County Register 02.04.91; Orange County Register 02.04.91; Orange County Register 02.04.91; LA Times 06.13.93; LA Times 03.29.02; NBC4 04.01.02; LA Times 04.02.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; National Catholic Reporter (corrected) 04.11.03; Amazing Connections 07.18.03; LA Times 01.11.04; OC Weekly 04.12.04; OC Register 05.17.05; Long Beach Press Telegram 10.23.05; Orange County Register 09.14.07; BishopAccountability Posting of Lenihan Personnel File 11.23.13; OC Weekly 01.09.14; Worthy Adversary 01.09.14
Assignments:
OC Weekly 3.6.09 (add'l article); OC Weekly 6.2.08 (add'l article); Tribune 2.7.10 (add'l article); OC Weekly 3.4.05
Lennon
James W.1965PAccusedDiocesanFollowing a recent court order, on 12/16/13 Bp. Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had "credible" accusations of abuse involving minors. Lennon's inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. Voluntarily left active ministry 6/84. Diocese updated information on its list 06/23/14 to say he was laicized. Had relationships with two adult women after leaving ministry. Admitted to Diocese that he had sexually abused a 17 yr old girl for several years but denied abusing any other person. Died 8/8/00.Winona, MNSource:
Winona Daily News 08.10.00; Anderson & Assoc Press Release 12.16.13; Diocese of Winona Statement and List of Accused Priests with Assignments 12.16.13; Pioneer Press 12.16.13; Star Tribune 12.16.13; Winona Daily News 12.17.13; Winona Post 12.18.13; Diocese of Winona Updated List & Media Statement 06.23.14; Winona Daily News 06.23.14; WXOW 06.23.14; Winona Daily News 06.24.14
Assignments:
Diocese of Winona Assignment Record
Lennon
John W.1955PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 2002 from position at St. John the Baptist Church after accusations of abuse of one youth in 1970s when he was teacher and administrator at Cardinal Hayes H.S. in the Bronx. He denied allegations. Allegations first surfaced in 1997 and diocese cleared him after investigation. Never told accuser. After 2002 removal, he was told he would never return to active assignments. Laicized by Vatican per 4/08 quiet announce in Catholic New York. Died 12/16/12. Obituary referred to him as Rev. Lennon.New York, NYSource:
Journal News 04.19.02; The Journal News (NY) 04.21.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Journal News 09.14.03; Journal News 07.09.05; Blogging Religiously 04.07.08; Flower Funeral Home Obituary 12.16.12
Lent
James Walter BAccusedCongregation of the Blessed SacramentLent , a SSS brother, was on leave from position as elementary school teacher for Cleveland diocese and was studying at Gonzaga Univ when he was arrested in Spokane 5/94 after 13 yr old boy accused him of performing oral sex on the boy in a mall restroom and giving him $20. Released on bail posted by Order. Committed suicide 5/29/94 before he could be arraigned. In 1970s and early 1980s, Lent taught at St. Charles Borromeo School in Albuquerque,NM.Spokane, WASource:
Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament Newsletter May/June 2005, p. 5; Order of Dismissal returning Bail to Order after Death 6.1.94; Spokesman-Review 05.17.94; Statement of Investigating Officer--Affidavit of Facts 05.18.94; Spokesman-Review 05.19.94; Information--State of Washington 05.20.94; Release Conditions 05.20.94; Spokesman-Review 05.20.94; Warrant 05.20.94; Spokesman-Review 05.23.94; Spokesman-Review 05.30.94
LentzRobert F.1964PAccusedDiocesanBaltimore officials placed Lentz on leave in Dec. 2002 after allegations surfaced that he abused two boys in mid- to late 1960s. Lentz denied the accusations. The victims came forward after Archdiocese published names of 56 other priests and brothers accused of abuse. Current status unknown. Not on list of active priests in Baltimore Archdiocese per their website 5/25/08.Baltimore, MDSource:
Archdiocese of Baltimore Press Release 12.03.02; Baltimore Sun 12.04.02
LeonModesto BSuedClaretianAccused of abuse of 1 youth between the ages of 14-16 in 1996-1999 per civil suit filed 2008. Archdiocesan report said abuse occurred betwen 1995-1996. Leon was the incorporating executive director of Soledad Enrichment Action (SEA) and abuse took place during retreats at Camp Unity in the Angeles National Forest. Civil case settled at some point between 2006 and 2010.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 6; Mountain Enterprise 12.18.11
Assignments:
LA times Database 4.20.06
Leonard
John E. PSuedDiocesanAllegations in 1996 resulted only in evaluation. Removed 5/02 after recent allegations of old abuse when he was at St. John Vianney Seminary but reactivated by Bishop Sullivan 6/02 after he overruled the review committee. Big outcry over the decision. Civil suit 10/03 later dismissed on SOL. Criminal charges in 2003; sentenced 3/04 to 2 consecutive 12 mo. jail terms (suspended) and probation. Removed again 1/04. He then resigned from priesthood.Richmond, VASource:
Richmond Times Dispatch 5.5.02; Richmond Times Dispatch 5.8.02; Virginia Pilot 5.7.02; Virginia Pilot 9.1.02; Richmond Times Dispatch 05.11.02; Richmond Times Dispatch 06.19.02; Virginia Pilot 06.21.02; Richmond Times Dispatch 07.19.02; Washington Post 07.19.02; Virginia Pilot 08.02.02; Virginia Pilot 08.11.02; Virginia Pilot 08.12.02; Virginia Pilot 08.15.02; Virginia Pilot 10.10.03; Virginia Pilot 01.14.04
Assignments:
Richmond Richmond Times-Dispatch 1.14.04 (add'l article); Richmond Times-Dispatch 1.15.04 (add'l article); Virginia Pilot 1.16.04 (add'l article); Virginia Pilot (AP) 3.31.04 (add'l article); Richmond Times Dispatch 9.30.04 (add'l article); Virginia Pilot 10.2.04 (add'l article)
LeonardPatrick1996PAccusedAugustinianRemoved from assignment 9/03 after credible allegations that he sexually abused a minor before coming to Charlotte NC in 1998. No information about his assignment between ordination in 1996 and his assignment to Charlotte in 1998 or when the alleged abuse occurred. Parishioners were not told the reason for the removal until 3/04. Woman also came forward to allege that he spoke to her in a lewd manner.Charlotte, NCSource:
Charlotte Observer (NC) 3.2.04
LePineClement J.1946PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of at least 2 girls in 1960s and 1970s. Diocese said in 2005 that charges were valid. Diocese agreed to remove his name from the parish hall at St. Joseph Parish in Ishpeming where he served from 1957-1986. Died 2000.Marquette, MISource:
The Compass 12.01.00; WLUC 08.22.05; Detroit Free Press 08.24.05
LepireRoland M.1975PSettledDiocesanSuit filed 2/96 alleged that Lepire abused a young man on several occasions in 1978. Suit also claimed that the pastor of the church helped to cover it up. Claims against this priest were settled 9/02 as part of $13.5M mass settlement involving 36 victims of priest abuse in Providence Diocese. 2002 Catholic Directory showed him "absent on leave." Another suit filed 2003 alleged abuse in early 1980s & settled 8/08 as part of $1.326M settlement by Providence Diocese.Providence, RISource:
Providence Journal-Bulletin 02.10.96; Providence Journal-Bulletin 09.10.02; Providence Journal 07.18.05; Young v. Gelineau, Petition for Writ of Certiorari 01.09.07; Boston Globe 12.02.07; Providence Journal 12.02.07; Burlington Free Press 12.07.07; Providence Journal 01.18.08; Providence Journal 08.31.08; Fox 25 11.23.09; SNAP Statement 11.23.09
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Leroux
Edward N.1956PAccusedDiocesanOne man alleged Leroux had molested 50 times over two year period when he was in early teens. Diocese learned of abuse in 1992 but he was allowed to continue in ministry until he retired in 1996. Bishop Hubbard removed him from remaining active ministry in 6/02. LeRoux died 1/05. At least 2 other victims known. Claims settled with Diocese at mediation in 2/05.Albany, NYSource:
Albany Times Union 06.29.02; Times Union (NY) 07.23.02; Albany Times Union 01.31.05; Albany Times Union 02.28.05; Albany Times Union 10.02.05
LeroyBrother BSuedOblateBrother Leroy was one of several religious accused in 2010 civil suit against Diocese, Oblates & Sisters of the Divine Savior which alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. In the suit, one man said he was sexually abusedby Br. Leroy between 1964-1970 when he was 6-12 yrs old. Also alleges abuse by other students at Tekakwitha.Sioux Falls, SDSource:
Argus Leader 8.6.10; Sioux City Journal 8.6.10; MWD et al v. Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls et al, Minnehaha County Circuit Court 07.30.10
LesniakFrancis M.1943PSuedDiocesanSued 2005. Accused of abuse of 11 yr old boy in approx. 1962. 2nd suit filed 8/05 alleging abuse at approx. same time. Lesniak died in 1991.Greensburg, PASource:
Tribune-Review 3.8.05; Tribune-Review 03.16.05; Tribune-Review 05.11.05; Times-Leader (AP) 08.17.05; Tribune-Review 08.17.05
Lesniewski
Eldred B.1953PAccusedDiocesanAs priest and religious instructor, Lesniewski abused minor altar boys at St. Joseph's Orphanage. He abused 1 boy from 1961-1990 (age 11-40). Civil suit filed 1992. Lesniewski's name appears on Archdiocese's July 2004 list of priests fully restrictedfrom ministry (or who would have been restricted if still living) because of allegations of abuse. He retired in 1992 and died in 1996.Milwaukee, WISource:
Peter Isely Article 02.10.04; 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
LessardJoseph Marcel1980PConvictedDiocesanAdmitted in 1986 to sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy. 2 felony charges were reduced to misdemeanors in a plea bargain after Bishop O'Brien wrote to the judge requesting leniency because Lessard was remorseful. Sentence was 3 years probation and $100 fine. Continued to work as priest, including time as a hospital chaplain in the Rockford IL diocese. Removed 2002. Phoenix diocese settled the civil case in 2006 for $50K. Lives in Thailand per 11/06 article.Phoenix, AZSource:
Arizona Republic 6.3.03; Arizona Republic 8.8.03; Phoenix New Times 10.25.89; Arizona Republic 06.22.02; Arizona Republic 11.10.02; Phoenix New Times 06.19.03; Arizona Republic 01.26.06; Arizona Republic 11.10.06; Arizona Republic 02.27.10
Lessard
Joseph P.1952PSuedDiocesanAdmits to sexually abusing 12 boys in 3 parishes in 1970s. Allegedly threatened victims with a gun; older victims coerced younger ones. Used camper in abuse. After a 1976 complaint Lessard was transferred to a new parish, then treated in MN. Went to NM Paraclete halfway house in 1979 and was a hospital chaplain afterward. Was parish priest again before retiring 1993. Archdiocesan lawyers settled 2 complaints 1996-1997. New suit filed 6/05 alleged abuse from 1895-1992. May have settled 7/08.St. Louis, MOSource:
Post-Dispatch 03.17.02; Scripps Howard News Service 03.18.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 05.06.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 06.04.05; St Louis Post-Dispatch 07.08.08
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Lettic
Edward P.1973PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 1/26/14 without privileges from Immaculate Conception in Lancaster after man made recent allegation of abuse approx. 40 yrs previous and it was deemed credible. Abuse is believed to have occurred at St. Joan of Arc Church in Worcester. Diocese says this is the first allegation against him. Matter will be referred to the Vatican. Worcester DA is also conducting an investigation.Worcester, MASource:
CBS Boston 01.26.14; My Fox Boston 01.26.14; Sentinel & Enterprise 01.26.14; Statement by Diocese of Worcester 01.26.14; Telegram & Gazette 01.26.14; The Item 01.26.14; WCVB 01.26.14; Boston Globe 01.27.14; MassLive 01.27.14; Sentinel & Enterprise 01.27.14; SNAP Statement 01.27.14; Telegram & Gazette 01.30.14; Sentinel & Enterprise 02.01.14
Leu
James E.1971PConvictedDiocesanAccused in 1989 of systematically abusing 2 altar boys 1985-89. Pled guilty, convicted 1989, sentenced to 2 years. Worked with Bass. Bishop O'Keefe was deposed. Name appeard on Diocese's 7/10/08 list of "credibly accused" abusers.Davenport, IASource:
Documents from Kaspers v. Father James Elmer Leu, et al 1992; Leu's Clergy Record from Diocese of Davenport; Ruling 10.26.92; Iowa City Press-Citizen 08.21.04; Quad-City Times 07.10.08
Assignments:
BA.org Concise Assignment Record; BA.org Assignment Record; Catholic Messenger 7.17.08
Lewandowski
Michael1975PAccusedOFM. Conv.Per the 1982 and 1989 Official Catholic Directories, he was assigned to Buffalo NY Diocese from at least 1981 - 1989. Part of his time was spent at Cardinal O'Hara High School. Has worked in Altoona Diocese since 1997. In 5/14, Order told Altoona that he was the subject of an allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor in 1980s [believed to have occurred while he was assigned to Buffalo Diocese]. After notification by the Order, Altoona removed him from St. Anne's Parish in Davidsville pending an investigation. Civil authorizes have been notified. At some point, he also worked in Springfield, MA. diocese.Buffalo, NYSource:
Daily American 05.18.14; Tribune-Democrat 05.18.14; We Are Central PA 05.18.14; WJAC 05.18.14; Centre Daily Times 05.19.14; SNAP Statement 05.19.14; Tribune-Democrat 05.19.14; Washington Post (AP) 05.19.14; Road to Recovery Media Release 05.20.14; iObserve 05.21.14; The Republican 05.21.14; WGGB 05.21.14; WWLP 05.21.14
Lewis
Kenneth1991PAccusedDiocesanIn 2002 Lewis was publicly accused of abusing several youths in mid- 1990s. He had been sent for treatment in 1994 and then reassigned by Bishop. Bishop did not remove him until 2002 even after repeated complaints. No charges filed because statute had run. In 2007, parents of one 14 yr old youth filed suit alleging Lewis had molested the boy in 2001 during trip to Chicago. In 1/11 OK Sup Court allowed case to go forward. Laicization announced 7/07. Named 2nd suit 11/09.Tulsa, OKSource:
Tulsa World 7.31.02 (2nd); Tulsa World 8.1.02; Dallas Morning News 07.28.02; Tulsa World 07.29.02; Associated Press 07.30.02; Dallas Morning News 07.31.02; Tulsa World 07.31.02; Tulsa World 08.14.02; Tulsa World 08.17.02; Tulsa World 09.19.02; KOTV 10.14.04; Chicago Sun Times 03.16.07; KTEN 03.16.07; Joplin Globe (AP) 07.21.07; KSWO (AP) 07.21.07
Assignments:
Tulsa World 11.4.09 (add'l article); SNAP Statement 11.16.10 (add'l article); SNAP Statement 1.14.11 (add'l article)
LewkiewiczRichard1968PSuedDiocesanIn massive civil suit filed 10/03, 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests, including Lewkiewicz. One man alleges that he was raped by Lewkiewicz. Same man also alleges that Fr. Howard Richmond saw the abuse but did nothing. One article says Lewkiewicz no longer working as a priest but his name was in the 2002 Catholic Directory. 2/04 article says that diocese investigation has found allegations to be "unsubstantiated" and he continued to work.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Diocese of Brooklyn Press Release 11.04; Newsday 10.02.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03; Newsday 11.05.04
Lezuchowski
Walter J.1959PAccusedDiocesanBarred from working in churches after Archdiocese decided he had abused a girl over 16 in early 1990s. Sent for treatment. Archdiocese said in 2002 that he had not been active for several years but said next day that he had been working in parish for 5 years. Immediately placed him on leave. Criminal complaint made about same time. Permanently banned from ministry 2005. Died 12/29/06.Detroit, MISource:
Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report 10.09; Detroit Free Press 06.10.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Detroit News 07.14.02; Detroit Free Press 10.19.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Michigan Catholic 05.27.05; News-Herald 06.11.06; Detroit Free Press 01.04.07
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Detroit Press Release 5.10.02
Liberatore, Jr.
Albert M.1989PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of altar boy. Liberatore arrested 2004, convicted, and sentenced in 2005 to 10 years probation. Laicized 7/06. Arrested 11/06 for parole violation. Per 2004 federal civil suit, bishop was informed of abuse allegations in 1997 but did nothing. Civil trial started 11/07. Plaintiff reached $3M settlement before jury deliberation. On sex offender registry in PA 6/11.Scranton, PASource:
Clarion-Ledger 05.19.04; Times Leader 05.20.04; Citizens Voice 11.09.04; Citizens Voice 05.19.05; Philly com (AP) 06.08.05; NY Newsday 08.11.05; Times Leader 01.18.06; Times Leader 02.14.06; Times Leader 03.21.06; Times Leader 07.09.06; Times Leader 07.13.06; Times Leader 07.28.06; Times Leader 11.04.06; Times Tribune 01.30.07; Times Leader 03.20.07; Times-Tribune 10.25.07; Times Leader 11.06.07; Citizens Voice 11.07.07; Times Leader 11.07.07; Citizens Voice 11.08.07; Times Leader 11.08.07; Times Leader 11.08.07; Times Tribune 11.09.07; Times Leader 11.18.07; Times Leader 02.24.10; Times Leader 04.07.14
Assignments:
Times Leader--Assignment Record 07.09.06
LibertyJames L.1957PAccusedOblateAccused of abuse of an 18 yr old girl in 1980s. He was working as a marriage and family counselor with Catholic Family Services in Norwich at the time of the abuse. She had gone to him for counseling after death of her brother. Died in 7/95.Norwich, CTSource:
Hartford Courant 7.6.95; Norwich (CT) Bulletin 05.10.02
Lieberth
Joseph J.1968PSuedDiocesanOn 4/02 list of priests in Cleveland diocese who had been accused in the past of sexual abuse. He had received evaluation and treatment and was returned to ministry. Admitted molesting one victim, the 17 yr old son of a church deacon, during a trip to CA in 1986. Lieberth referred to it as an "isolated incident" and Aux. Bishop Quinn persuaded victim and family not to call police. Add'l victim came forth in 2002 alleging abuse on trip in 1985. 1 civil suit filed 7/02 by 1st victim. Still on leave 2009.Cleveland, OHSource:
Akron Beacon Journal 4.9.02; Plain Dealer 4.9.02; Akron Beacon Journal 04.18.02; Plain Dealer 06.16.02; Cleveland Scene 01.15.03
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LiggioJohn R.1975PSuedAugustinianLiggio, a teacher of religion and campus ministry director at Malvern Prep School, was investigated by the DA's office 1/03 after allegations he abused a student at the school in 1997-1998. He was placed on leave in late 2002 after allegation surfaced.He denied allegations. In 9/03, DA's office declined to file charges because of insufficient evidence. Named in 7/25/12 civil suit by original accuser.Philadelphia, PASource:
Philadelphia Daily News 01.14.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.15.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 08.30.03; Chicago Tribune 07.26.12; Daily Times 07.27.12
Liguori (Ligouri)
James A. BSuedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersMan filed civil suit 7/19/12 alleging that he had been abused by Liguori in 1969 at Cardinal Farley Military Academy in NY. Plaintiff first reported allegations to Orange diocese in CA in 2008. Orange reportedly found allegations to be credible but order found them 'without merit' and took no action against Liguori. He was president of Iona College in New Rochelle until he retired in 2011. Then he worked for Fordham University until resigning 7/12 after suit was filed.New York, NYSource:
Catholic New York 05.18.11; My Fox New York 07.19.12; Poughkeepsie Journal 07.19.12; SNAP Statement 07.19.12; Talk of the Sound 07.19.12; The Patch 07.19.12; Journal News 07.21.12; NY Daily News 07.21.12; The Ram 07.21.12; Orange County Weekly 08.15.12; The Observer 08.22.12
LilesRonan C.1969PSuedO.P. DominicanA/K/A Charles R. or Charles B. Liles. Sued 1999. Accused of abuse of 2 brothers in early 1970s. Plaintiffs say they met Liles at boy scout camp. He would shower with them and hug and kiss them. They often stayed overnight at rectory, sleeping in same bed as Liles. Case dismissed on statute of limitations. Appealed to MN Court of Appeals which upheld the dismissal 8/00. Placed on leave 1982. Dispensed from Vows 1985. Died prior to 2006.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Court of Appeals Decision in John Doe 26B v Arch of St Paul Minneapolis 06.20.00; Star Tribune 03.21.06; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Lilly
Stephen BSuedBenedictineLilly was dormitory resident perfect at St. John Univ. where Plaintiff was student. Plainitiff said Lilly sexually and mentally abused him 1989-1990 when he sought counseling. Allegations surfaced in 1992 and Civil suit filed in 1994. Victim and Lilly received counseling. Lilly left St. John's community in 1993 and was dispensed from his religious vows.St. Cloud, MNSource:
St. Cloud Times 4.1.11; Doe v. Br. Lilly; Stearns Cty, MN; certified copy of complaint 11.10.94; Behindthepinecurtain.com 07.10.10; Star Tribune 03.30.11; WCCO-TV 04.29.11
LimaJose Afonso PAccusedDiocesenLima, originally from Brazil but now a naturalized U.S. citizen, had been working at Francis Xavier Church in Hyannis and other churches in the Fall River Diocese for at least 10 yrs. He was placed on leave 8/08 after allegations that he sexually assaulted a minor in Bridgeport CT. He left immediately for Brazil after being notified of investigation by CPS.Bridgeport, CTSource:
South Coast Today 08.18.08; Telegram & Gazette (AP) 08.19.08; Boston Globe 08.20.08; O Jornal 08.22.08
LimogesRobert Marcel1979PSuedDiocesanIn 1984 Limoges was accused by youth of making sexual advances while on camping trip. Boy told parents who called another priest and Limoges was confronted by Msgr. Larroque. He admitted and was immediately removed from assignment. Larroque told family any and all costs of counseling would be covered by Diocese. Parents told District Attorney but refused to press charges. Civil suit filed 1991. Trial court dismissed and Plaintiffs appealed. Appeal denied 2006.Lafayette, LASource:
Decision in Mitchell v. Limoges, Louisiana Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 05-832; The Times of Acadiana 01.30.86; Baton Rogue Morning Advocate 11.07.91
LinamJesse S.1961PSuedDiocesan Linam "retired" in 1993 after Diocese learned of allegations of sexual miscounduct with a boy that occurred in 1973-1974. His priestly faculties were removed in June, 2002. Civil suit filed in 2002 alleges Linam abused one plaintiff and possibly many more between 1961 and 1993. Judge dismissed in August 2002 on grounds of statute of limitations.Galveston-Houston, TXSource:
Houston Chronicle 07.12.02; Houston Chronicle 08.30.02; Houston Chronicle 06.19.03
Lind
Thomas1960 ?PSuedPriests of the Sacred Heart. S.C.J.Placed on leave after allegations in SD civil suit that he had abused children at a Native American School in the 1970s. No previous allegations. Order said charges "not credible" 2/11 and returned him to duty. Later statement by Order said that the allegation was actually "unsubstantiated." SD Supreme Ct ruled lawsuit can go forward 1/12. Lives and works in Jackson, MS diocese.Sioux Falls, SDSource:
Indian Country Today Media Network 1.9.12; SNAP Wisconsin Statement 1.9.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 08.11.11; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 08.11.11; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 08.18.11; SNAP Statement 08.18.11; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 01.11.12
Lind, Jr.
John A. (Alfred J.)1960PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of two boys in their early teens between 1963-1965. 1st youth was at St. Catherine of Siena Church. Transferred in 1965 and then allegedly abused the 2nd youth. Removed from active ministry 1966. Died 1997. One man received $68K settlement in 2004 and diocese was negotiating with the 2nd man in 2005. Named on 11/06 list of abusive priests released by the Bishop. Named in new civil suit by 1 man 1/09. Personnel files released 2/12.Wilmington, DESource:
Daily Times (AP) 1.6.09; Daily Times 1.8.09; News Journal 1.7.09; News Journal 11.20.05 (Major Account); News Journal 10.07.05; News Journal 11.21.05; The Dialog 11.16.06; News Journal 11.17.06; 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 02.19.12
Assignments:
News Journal 11.16.06; BA.Org Parish Assignments of Accused Delaware Priests
Lindenmeyer
James1948PSuedDiocesanNamed in 6/13 civil suit by one former student who alleged abuse at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Winslow AZ. Lindenmeyer worked as Vicar General of diocese in 1960s. Retired in 1996; died in 2007. Diocese denies any other allegations against him.He did have knowledge of other abusers in the diocese including Clement Hageman and Wm. G. Allison.Gallup, NMSource:
Arizona Daily Sun 05.10.07; Archdiocese of Indianapolis Criterion 05.18.07; John R E Doe v Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Gallup Cause No CV2013-00317 Coconino Co Arizona 05.09.13; Gallup Independent 06.20.13; Sacramento Bee 06.24.13; New Mexican 06.25.13; Daily Times 09.05.13; Gallup Independent 11.11.13; ABQ Journal 12.14.13
Lindner
Jerold W.1976PSettledJesuitCivil suit alleging abuse of 2 brothers in 1975 settled for $625K in 1998. Named in at least 1 more civil suit in 2003 with 2 accusers alleging abuse 1973-83. Article references 10 victims; the 3 youngest were 5 years old. Also abused nieces and nephews. Lived at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center at Los Gatos since 2001. Beaten 5/10 at Los Gatos by one of his original accusers but survived. Accuser was acquitted of felony assault and elder abuse at trial 7/5/12. Lindner's testimony stricken.Los Angeles, CASource:
ABC News 7.5.12; CBS San Francisco 7.2.12; KGO 7.2.12; KTVU 7.2.12; Mercury News 7.2.12; Modesto Bee 7.2.12; NBC Bay Area 7.5.12; San Francisco Chronicle 7.5.12; Collection of Articles prior to 06.29.12; KGO 06.29.12; KTVU 06.29.12; Marin Independent Journal 06.29.12; San Francisco Chronicle 06.29.12; San Francisco Chronicle 06.29.12; Seattle PI 07.03.12
Assignments:
CBS San Francisco 7.5.12 (add'l article); Mercury News 7.5.12 (add'l article); Mercury News 7.6.12 (add'l article); Santa Cruz Sentinel 7.11.12 (add'l article); BA.Org Assignment Record; LA Times Database 4.20.06
LinehanDavid Anthony1956PAccusedDiocesanRetired 1995. Vatican permanently barred him from ministry in 2004. He served in seven parishes and had been the object of sexual abuse allegations from two men, neither of whom pursued legal claims against the archdiocese. He was named in civil suit filed Jan. 2005.Seattle, WASource:
Seattle Times 08.22.04; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 08.24.04; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 01.06.05; Associated Press 07.12.05; Spokesman-Review 07.12.05
LinnemannEugene G.1980PAccusedDiocesanLinnemann had just taken a health leave for "stress and depression" when he was removed 5/93 from duties as pastor of St. Patrick Church in Ruma. He was permanently removed from active ministry 1/95. Accused of abuse per diocesan records. Charges involved a minor and took place more than ten years previously. On 1/24/09 the diocesan website gave his status as "Administrative Leave."Belleville, ILSource:
Belleville News Democrat 3.7.03; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 05.11.93; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 07.24.93; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 01.14.95; Belleville News-Democrat 07.14.02; Belleville News-Democrat 04.24.07
Linssen
Paul H.1950PAccusedJesuitNative of Holland. Was pastor in Hamilton before becoming asst. pator in Tununak in 1956. Believed to have worked in Alaska at least from 1953-1960. Died in Sept. 1960 wheh his boat was caught in off-shore storm after leaving Bethel to make a supply trip to Nelson Island. One pending claim against Linssen shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Fairbanks Daily News Miner 09.28.60; Sitka Daily Sentinel 10.07.60; Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 01.25.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Lipinski
Vincent A.1987PConvictedDiocesanArchbp Sanchez confronted him re 2 allegations in early 1990 that Lipinski had abused a youth after getting him drunk. Lipinski denied; nothing done. Working at St. Anthony Parish in Questa, NM when criminal charges filed 10/92. He pled guilty in 1993 to two charges of molesting a 14 yr old boy after giving him alcohol. Sentenced to jail, suspended for 5 yrs. Civil suit filed by boy in 1993 and settled in 1996. 6/02 article reports he was laicized at some point.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Associated Press 1.2.93; USA Today 10.06.92; Washington Times 08.14.93; Albuquerque Journal 09.21.96; Associated Press 04.17.02; Associated Press 06.15.02; Santa Fe New Mexican 01.20.12
LippertAlexander P.1956PAccusedDiocesanIn 8/14 the Archdiocese deemed credible accusations that Lippert had sexually abused a minor in early 1970s. No details were released by the Review Board except to say that Lippert had died in 4/02 prior to the allegations and that officially the allegations were deemed "credible though unsubstantiated" because he could not defend himself. Notes on his assignments indicated he was on leave of absence in 1970 but resided at St. Paul the Apostle in Pine Lawn. In 7/88, Lippert took sick leave. He was then relieved of priestly duties and granted retirement in 1/91.St. Louis, MOSource:
St Louis Review 08.06.14; SNAP Statement 08.07.14; Riverfront Times 08.10.14
Assignments:
Statement by Archbishop Carlson in Pastor's Pen 08.10.14
LippoldJohn L.1957PAccusedDiocesanLippold retired 2009. In 10/10, archdiocese learned of allegation that he had abused a minor female over a two-year period in late 1960s. He was assigned to Saints Phillip & James Catholic Church at the time. Archdiocese notified police who told themnot to pursue investigation or contact Lippold during police investigation. In 4/11, investigation stalled and archdiocese was allowed to talk with accuser and with Lippold who denied allegations. He was removed at that time.Baltimore, MDSource:
Baltimore Sun 05.19.11; Catholic Review 05.19.11; Statement by Archdiocese of Baltimore 05.19.11; WJZ 05.19.11; Greenwich Times 05.20.11; Baltimore Sun 06.23.11
LiretteAlbert1945 ?PAccusedOblatesAccused in 12/03 of fondling and molesting a boy aged 13 or 14 in 1950. Alleged abuse occurred at home of priest's mother in Manchester. Same man also made allegations against Fr. J. Delphin Gagne.Manchester, NHSource:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
ListonRichard< 1978PAccusedDiocesanAccused of raping a teenager in Norwalk in 1978. Diocese transferred him at least twice without telling anyone. Toledo police investigation in 1985 into priest's financial interest in two gay bars uncovered the allegation from his past. Diocese sent himto treatment center in VA but he walked away from the Center. Liston died 1/94.Toledo, OHSource:
Toledo Blade 12.1.02 (Major Account); Toledo Blade 12.01.02; Toledo Blade 07.21.05
Little
Anthony B.1982PAccusedDiocesanRemoved as pastor of St. Patrick in Newry in 3/13 pending investigation of an allegation that he sexually abused a boy in the 1990s. Had been pastor in Newry since 2002. DA's office received notice from bishop on 3/21/13.Altoona-Johnstown, PASource:
ABC 23 03.23.13; Tribune-Democrat 03.23.13; Altoona Mirror 03.24.13; We are Central PA 03.24.13; Altoona Mirror 03.25.13; Patriot News (AP) 03.25.13; The AIR Network 03.25.13; WJAC 03.25.13
LittletonGregory J.1990PAccusedDiocesanPer Metuchen Bishop, Littleton gave info to diocese in 1993 that implicated him in sexual abuse of 2 minors. Removed from duty and sent for evaluation and 3 yrs of therapy. Allowed to return to duty on limited basis and in 1997 he was returned to full time duty. Transferred to Charlotte NC diocese in 1997. Charlotte diocese told of his past. Accusations made to Metuchen 10/02 and passed to Charlotte. Not removed from duties by Charlotte until 2/04 when accusations found to be credible.Metuchen, NJSource:
Charlotte Observer 02.21.04; Star-Ledger 02.22.04; Charlotte Observer 02.24.04
Llanos
Theodore1974PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse years ago by numerous individuals (30+) in 1995. Sued by 6 in 1996. Committed suicide 1997. Cases dismissed due to SOL in 1996. Another civil suit filed 1997. 2 more in 2003. Llanos had as many as 21 victims. # 4 on Archdiocese's listof top 10 abusers. All included in massive LA archdiocese $660 mil settlement 7/07.Los Angeles, CASource:
Times Picayune 12.18.94; City News Service 11.29.95; Reuters 11.29.95; City News Service 02.05.96; New Times (LA) 05.02.02; Cleveland Plain Dealer 05.25.02; LA Times 08.18.02; Pasadena Star News 11.24.03; LA Archdiocesan Report, page 2 02.17.04; Orange County Register 07.16.07; City of Angels 12.07.07; LA Times 12.01.13
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Llorente
Segundo1934PSuedJesuitNative of Spain. Spent 40 years working in remote Alaskan villages. Also worked in Boise City ID diocese between 1982 & 1988. Died 1/89. Sued 12/04. Accused of abuse between 1956-1957 by one plaintiff. Another plaintiff added to suit 8/05. Died 01/26/89. Claims included in 11/07 settlement with the Jesuits. Two or more pending claims shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10Fairbanks, AKSource:
Alaskan Shepherd June-July 2003: Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Hooper Bay, Alaska: 1928-2003; Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 12.29.04; Anchorage Daily News 12.30.04; Anchorage Daily News 08.17.05; Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 08.17.05; Anchorage Daily News 11.20.07; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09; Alakanuk - Saint Ignatius Catholic Church Web site 01.25.10; Emmonak - Sacred Heart Catholic Church Web Site 01.25.10; Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 01.25.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LoefflerCharles M.1941PSuedJesuitSent to Iraq as missionary within 2-3 years of ordination. Spent 20 yrs there, returning to states in 1969. He was one of 12 new priests named in 1/03 lawsuits. A 71 yr old woman says he abused her and her sister in 1941. Loeffer died in 1992 at age 80. Woman who filed suit wanted people to know that abuse within the Archdiocese did not begin just in 1950s. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 7.5.92; Boston Globe 01.30.03; Boston Herald 01.30.03; NY Times 01.30.03; Boston Globe 11.20.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LoftusRobert1963PAccusedDiocesanName appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by Archdiocese 12/5/13. Archdiocese qualifies inclusion by saying that he was credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a "young woman" in early 1970s but independent investigation has failed to determine if the woman was a minor. Investigation continues as of 12/13. Laicized in 1977. Lives in Coon Rapids, MNSt. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Bishop Accountability Statement 12.05.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; National Catholic Reporter 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests Released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13
Logan
William R.1969PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 2 girls in 1970s-1980s. Placed on leave March 2006. One woman tape-recorded conversation with him just before his suspension. He denies all allegations. A parent came forward to say she had complained about his behavior to Diocese inearly 1980s. Diocese reinstated him in Sept. 2006 after review board could not substantiate complaints. Suit filed 9/06. Both women plaintiffs filed criminal complaints in Feb. 2007.Rockville Centre, NYSource:
Newsday 04.09.06; NY Post 04.09.06; Newsday 04.11.06; Newsday 09.15.06; WCBS 09.16.06; Newsday 09.30.06; Newsday 10.01.06; Newsday 02.27.07
Logrip
Joseph L.1972PReinstatedDiocesanOne of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment: in residence at St. Stanislaus in Lansdale.Mentioned in 2/11 civil suit as having knowledge of attack on one youth but not doing anything. On 6.8/14, Archbishop announced that, after extensive investigation, Logrip was "suitable for ministry based on unsubstantiated allegations that he sexually abused minors over 20 years ago." No information yet on his new assignment as of 6/8/14.Philadelphia, PASource:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 03.08.11; NY Times 03.08.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 03.08.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11; Times Herald 03.09.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11; Philly Burbs 03.10.11; Philly Burbs 03.11.11; Philly com 03.12.11; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Statement 06.08.14; CatholicPhilly 06.08.14; Catholics4Change 06.08.14; CBS Philly 06.08.14; Daily Journal 06.08.14; Morning Call 06.08.14; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.08.14; Philadelphia Daily News 06.09.14; SNAP Statement 06.09.14; WPVI 06.09.14
Assignments:
Catholic Philly 06.08.14
LombardSamuel J.1946PAccusedDiocesanRetired in 1998 and died in 1998. Accused in 2001 pro se lawsuit of sodomizing a 9 yr old altar boy in sacristy in 1968. Suit dismissed on SOL. In 6/02 a woman came forward to say that Lombard had sexually assaulted her as an adult. Youth Minister Christopher Reardon (accused of multiple counts of abuse) was an altar boy under Lombard and Fr. Jon Martin, under fire for his sexual habits and his supervision of Reardon, says he was recruited into priesthood by Lombard. See 8/11 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 3.3.02; Boston Globe 3.4.02; Boston Herald 2.1.02; Boston Herald 01.29.02; Boston Herald 06.17.02; Boston Globe 12.19.02; Boston Herald 12.19.02; Boston Globe 07.23.03; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Daily News 08.26.11; Salem News 08.26.11
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
Lombardi
Thomas C.1975PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave 12/11 from assignment at St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Parish in Fort Wayne after recent allegation that he had had "contact with a minor" (no touching)(approximately 16 yrs old) in approximately 1997. Lombardi was assigned to St. Louis Besancon from 1986 to July 1997. Police are unable to investigate because no victim has come forward. Accuser wants to remain anonymous.Fort Wayne-South Bend, INSource:
Indiana News Center 12.06.11; Statement by Bishop Rhoades to Parishioners 12.06.11; WANE 12.06.11; Indiana's News Center 12.07.11; Indiana's News Center 12.07.11; Indiana's News Center 12.07.11; Journal Gazette 12.07.11; News Sentinel 12.07.11; WANA 12.07.11; WANE 12.07.11; ABC 57 12.08.11; Journal Gazette 12.08.11; Journal Gazette 12.08.11; KPC News 12.08.11; Journal Gazette 03.15.12; News-Sentinel 01.15.14
LongleyAlfred1939PAccusedDiocesanName appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by Archdiocese 12/5/13. Served in several parishes and as military chaplain from 1942 -1952. Permanently removed from ministry in 1968. Died in 1974.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Bishop Accountability Statement 12.05.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.05.13; My Fox 9 12.05.13; National Catholic Reporter 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13
LoofboroughCharles BSuedRedemptoristAccused of abuse between 1978-1981. Named in 2003 suit by one accuser. Status unknown.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 6
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
Loomis
Richard A.1976PSuedDiocesanPrior to ordination, Loomis was known as Brother Beckett. Sued 2003. Accused of abuse of 1 from 1968-1971. Another incident in 1974 became known in 2004. Placed on leave 2/04 but still shown as pastor of Saints Felicitas and Perpetua Church in San Marino, CA thru 6/30/09. Loomis served as canonical investigator for allegations of abuse beginning 2001. In 2009 deposition, Loomis revealed how Cardinal Mahoney failed to properly deal with abuser Michael Baker. Personnel file released 1/13.Los Angeles, CASource:
Los Angeles Times 02.07.04; LA Archdiocese Report, page 2, 02.17.04; City of Angels 03.20.07; City of Angels 09.25.08; Bulletin of Saints Felicitas & Perpetua Church, page 4, 06.07.09; WilliamLobdell 09.18.09; Associated Press 09.19.09; LA Times 09.19.09; LA Times 02.01.13; LA Times 12.01.13
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
LopezJorge Ortiz BSuedFranciscanMan filed suit in 1994 alleging that he was altar boy at Sacred Heart in Prescott in 1975 and that Lopez molested him in the rectory. Police report at the time indicated that the victim was intoxicated when he entered Lopez's room but Lopez admitted full responsibility and punishment for the abuse. He promised to pay for victim's counseling but did not. Suit settled 1996. Also served in Oakland diocese.Phoenix, AZSource:
Arizona Republic 2.5.94; Arizona Republic 02.28.04; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08
LopezJoseph< 1963PAccusedClaretianAccused of abuse of 1 girl from 1962-1966. Archdiocese informed of this in 1992 by the Order. Lopez left priesthood in 1970.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 5
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
LopezRosario PSuedDiocesanLopez, a native of the Philippines, worked in the Las Cruces diocese (then part of the El Paso Diocese) in the mid-1970s. Civll suit filed in NM 4/10 alleges that he fondled and groped an altar boy before returning to the Philippines. When he left the diocese, another priest from the Philippines, Manuel Perez Maramba, replaced him and allegedly abused the same youth. Case settled 5/11.Las Cruces, NMSource:
El Paso Times 04.18.10; El Paso Times 05.10.10; Alamogordo Daily News 05.21.11
Lopez Durango
Jose2011PArrestedDiocesanAllegations arose 6/13 that Lopez, a native of Colombia working in the U.S. on a religious worker's visa, had molested a 14 yr old girl in Jan, 2013 in rectory at St, Mary Church in Passaic. He was removed without privileges. Arrested 7/13 and charged with Luring a Child, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Criminal Sexual Contact. He was later released on bail.Paterson, NJSource:
SNAP Statement 07.25.13; Star-Ledger 07.25.13; The Record 07.25.13; WABC 07.25.13; WPIX 07.25.13; NBC 10 07.26.13; Seattle PI 07.26.13; The Record 07.26.13; The Record 07.27.13
Lopez Lopez
Fernando2000PConvictedDiocesanArrested 2004 re abuse of 1. Other victims found. Sent from Rome Italy to St. Thomas the Apostle church in LA in 2001. Citizen of Colombia. 2005 conviction/prison sentence overturned 4/06 by appeals court. In 1/08 the CA. Supreme Ct. overturned the appeals court decision and returned case to the court which upheld conviction 4/08. CA Supreme Ct. refused to hear appeal. 20 yr old man filed suit 5/09. Deported per CA Sex Offender Registry. News reports 6/11 say he was convicted in Rome in 2000.Los Angeles, CASource:
FishBowlLA 7.1.11; LA Times 5.7.09; SNAP Fact Sheet 6.9.10; Desert Sun (CA) / AP 09.29.04; ABC News 04.14.06; NY Times (AP) 01.28.08; KNBC 04.04.08; Press Telegram 07.10.08; PR Newswire 06.28.11; KTLA 06.29.11; LA Times 06.29.11; Sacramento Bee 06.29.11; KPCC 07.01.11
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
LordJohn "Jack" W.1983PSuedDiocesanDiocese of Orange named Lord as one of six priests accused in 2003 of sexual abuse of minors. Lord died from complications of AIDS in Feb. 1989 at age 46. Also known as Father "Jack". He had been at St. Columban Church for 6 yrs before his death. Shown as absent on sick leave per 1988 Catholic Directory. Civil suit was filed in Dec. 2003 by one Plaintiff. No date given for alleged abuse or info on parish where it occurred. $3,739,842 settlement in 2005.Orange, CASource:
LA Times 02.18.89; OC Register 12.24.03; OC Register 05.17.05; Orange County Weekly 12.08.08
Assignments:
OC Weekly 3.04.05
LorentoAnthony1972PAccusedPallotineIn 1994 an individual alleged to archdiocese that Lorento had abused him. Archdiocese told Pallotine Order. No info on Lorento's status but he was not in 2002 Catholic Directory. In 1993 Catholic Directory, he was shown working in New York. ame appeared on Sept. 2002 list from Arch. of Baltimore of priests and religious priests and brothers who had been accused of child abuse and molestation.Baltimore, MDSource:
Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02
LorenzWilliam A.1963PAccusedDiocesanResigned from parish 6/02 after admitting he seduced girl when she was a high school student and that they continued a relationship for 10 years. Woman complained to diocese in 1993 and Diocese paid her over $17K for counseling. Lorenz sent to St. Luke's and then was returned to parish work in1995. Woman filed suit 9/02. He was permanently removed from ministry per 6/03 article.Syracuse, NYSource:
Post-Standard 1.8.04; Post-Standard 9.5.02; Post-Standard (NY) 06.26.02; Post-Standard 06.18.03; Post-Standard 08.22.03
LorenzoniLarry1951PSuedSalesianAccused of abuse of 1 person in 1957-1958 per Archdiocesan report. Named in 1 civil suit. Worked at Vatican from 1986-1990 and later at the Salesian Provincial Office.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 5; SF Weekly 01.05.06; InjuryBoard.com 01.28.08; City of Angels 03.19.08; San Jose Mercury News 04.01.08
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
LoskarnGeorge B.1965PAccusedDiocesanIn 2002 a person alleged sexual abuse by Loskarn in late 1960s when the man was a teenager. Loskarn admitted and he was placed on leave. Abuse occurred during Loskarn's first assignment after ordination and apparently took place during an out-of-state trip. Name appears on Sept. 2002 list from Baltimore Archdiocese of abusive priests.Baltimore, MDSource:
Archdiocese of Baltimore Press Release 06.09.02; Baltimore Sun 06.10.02; Washington Post 06.10.02; Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02; Baltimore Sun 12.04.02
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Baltimore 9.25.02
LottRichard E. BSuedBenedictineIn a civil suit filed 2005, one man alleged abuse by Lott at Delbarton School in 1977. He also said that Lott gave him alcohol and marijuana. The Order said it learned of accusations against Lott in 2004 and reported the abuse to police.Paterson, NJSource:
Daily Record 9.3.05
LottRoger1954BAccusedBenedictineAccused in 1996 of sexual molestation of 1 man who was altar boy in Nashville in late 1950s. Order removed him from duty in 1996 and placed him in a restricted setting. Order also facilitated a meeting between the accuser and the priest who said he wasan alcoholic and could not remember any abuse. Still a member of the order when he died 5.22.11.Nashville, TNSource:
Birmingham News 7.6.03; Nashville Scene 06.27.02; Nashville Tennessean 08.20.02; Nashville Tennessean 02.17.04; Nashville Weekly 01.12.06; Bulletin of Holy Spirit Catholic Bulletin 05.29.11; National Surviver Advocates Coalition 05.29.11
Louis
Martin J.1966PConvictedDiocesanIn 1990 20 yr old woman accused Louis of molesting and raping her several times when she was 10. Diocese made Louis resign & sent him to counseling. Girl filed civil suit in 1991; settled in 1992. Louis indicted on rape charges in 1992; in 1993 he was sentenced to 5-25 yrs prison. Still in prison 8/11. Other victims came forward when charges filed. He admitted in therapy to abusing as many as 90 (diocese said really 14-16). In 2001, a civil suit was filed alleging Louis also abused a young man.Cleveland, OHSource:
Akron Beacon Journal 4.9.02; Plain Dealer 3.6.93; Plain Dealer 4.9.02; Plain Dealer 11.28.92; Plain Dealer 12.06.92; Plain Dealer 05.23.96; Plain Dealer 05.17.01; Plain Dealer 03.10.02; Plain Dealer 03.12.02; Plain Dealer 03.29.02; Cincinnati Enquirer 03.30.02; CBS 60 Minutes 06.12.02; Plain Dealer 06.16.02
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Lovell
Lawrence Joseph (LJ)1951PConvictedCMF-- ClaretiansConvicted in 1986 (Los Angeles--3 yrs probation) for abuse of 14 yr old boy and in 2004 for abuse of several boys in 1970s-1980s (Phoenix--14 yrs prison). Placed on leave 1985 and laicized 1992. Married woman with 3 boys in 1995.She knew he had been a priest but never knew of past allegations until his arrest in 2003. He was a counselor and worked for U of NM health center. Civil suits filed 1996 and 12/03. Limited personnel files released 1/13..Still in prison 1/13.Los Angeles, CASource:
Arizona Republic 2.5.13; LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 5; Associated Press 03.26.03; LA Times 03.26.03; Pasadena Star-News 11.24.03; Associated Press 08.31.04; Albuquerque Tribune 12.29.06; LA Daily News 10.12.12; The Republic 01.25.13
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Lower
Richard T.1971PAccusedDiocesanAccused of inappropriate sexual conduct with a young man in 1989. He denied that accusation, underwent a psychological evaluation, and was cleared to return to work. Another man came forward 12/02 to allege abuse in 1973 at St. Rose of Lima Parish when he was a minor. When advised of new allegations and decision to place him on leave, Lower disappeared and was found dead along a hiking trail two days later. Believed to have committed suicide.Manchester, NHSource:
Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Union Leader (AP) 1.4.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Associated Press 12.31.02; Boston Globe 12.31.02; Concord Monitor 12.31.02; Union Leader 01.10.03; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Loyd
Frederick A.1970PAccusedDiocesanSomeone reported 1985 incident of sexual abuse of a 15 yr old boy for 2 yrs at St. Francis de Sales Church in Newark to Diocese 11/08. Bishop ordered Loyd to refrain from all public ministry pending investigaion. In 12/08 Review Board found allegationsto be credible & Bishop has begun process to remove Loyd permanently. His last assignment was in 2004 and he retired from active ministry in 2006. Diocese stated this was first allegation against Loyd.Columbus, OHSource:
Statement by Diocese of Columbus 01.18.09; Columbus Dispatch 01.20.09; NBC4i 01.20.09; Newark Advocate 01.20.09; WBNS 01.20.09; Columbus Dispatch 01.21.09; Newark Advocate 01.21.09
Loyola
Mother NSuedUrsulineMother Loyola, who worked at St. Ignatius Mission Boarding School, was accused of abusing at least 24 of the over 500 claimants included in massive $166M settlement with Jesuits in 2011. Abuse occurred in 1950s and early 1960s. She was supervisor of theboys' dorm and would take individual boys back to her room at night for sex. It is believed her last name was Menager. She is deceased. Named in large lawsuit filed 10/11 by multiple plaintiffs.Helena, MTSource:
PCVA Law Firm Press Release 03.25.11; The Missoulian 06.05.11; The Missoulian 06.06.11; The Missoulian 09.27.11; John Does 1-16 et al v Ursuline Sisters, Diocese of Helena, et al, Cause No ADV-2011-936, Montana First Judicial District Court, Lewis & Clark County, 10.03.11; The Missoulian 01.31.14; Missoula Independent 03.27.14
Lozano
Carlos1993PConvictedOblateServed as Oblate brother for several years prior to ordination. Convicted 1994 for abuse of 4 boys. 30 days in jail & 10 yrs probation (deferred adjudication). Civil suit filed 1994. Left priesthood in 1994. One victim committed suicide in 1997. Shortly before probation over in 2004, he was arrested for computer pornography and judge soon sentenced him to 20 yrs in prison for each of 4 prior convictions (to be served concurrently).San Antonio, TXSource:
Orlando Sentinel 2.4.94; San Antonio Express News 2.3.94; San Antonio Express News 2.4.94; San Antonio Express News 4.7.04; San Antonio Express-News 2.6.94; San Antonio Express-News 01.24.95; San Antonio Express News 06.30.95; San Antonio Express News 07.12.95; San Antonio Express News 07.26.97; San Antonio Express News 03.25.04; KSAT.com 07.14.04; San Antonio Express News 07.14.04; San Antonio Express News 04.20.05; SNAP Statement 12.30.08; The Ranger 09.24.09
LucasC. Neil1967PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave 12/02 after allegations he sexually abused more than one boy in mid-1970s. Review board recommended his removal. Lucas did not deny the accusations. 3/04 report from Diocese says that Lucas was one of 10 priests permanently removed frompublic ministry because of credible or substantiated allegations. Died 11/07.Toledo, OHSource:
Diocese of Toledo Status Report 4.8.08; Toledo City Paper 8.9.04; Toledo Blade 12.10.02; Toledo Blade 03.30.04; Diocese of Toledo Status Report 02.17.05; Toledo Blade 11.07.07; Diocese of Toledo Status Report 12.31.10
LucioJustin Joseph1972PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 2 immigrant youths in late 1980s. Also accused of financial misdealings. Stayed on active duty despite knowledge by diocese. "On special assignment" per 1993 Directory. Worked at Casita Maria helping immigrants. Bishop said "retire"in 2003 but Lucio kept working. Died 11/06.Dallas, TXSource:
Dallas Morning News 01.12.03; Dallas Morning News 01.13.03; Dallas Morning News 01.24.03; Houston Chronicle 07.02.03; Dallas Morning News 10.23.03; Dallas Morning News 11.22.03; Dallas Morning News 07.14.06; WFFA 11.02.06
LuckDavid M. (H.?)1987PAccusedDiocesanRemoved from ministry in approx. 1988 after allegations that he abused a minor. He was a deacon at St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Annville when the abuse occurred. Laicization announced 6/06.Harrisburg, PASource:
Patriot News 06.30.06
Luckay
Thomas J.1965PAccusedDiocesanName appears on 4/02 list of Cleveland Diocese priests no longer in active ministry because of allegations in the past of abuse of minors. He is in the 1988 and 1990 Catholic Directories but not in 1993, 1995 or 2002 editions. He is shown in one source as having been active at St. Ignatius Catholic church in 1972. No other information is found.Cleveland, OHSource:
Akron Beacon Journal 4.9.02; Plain Dealer 4.9.02
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Lucy MarieSister NSuedSisters of the Divine SaviorSister Lucy Marie, Mother Superior of the orphanage, was one of several religious accused in 2010 civil suit against Diocese, Oblates & Sisters of the Divine Savior which alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. She is accused of abuse in 1950s-1960s by two women who allege she forced them to simulate sex acts with a life-size doll.Sioux Falls, SDSource:
Argus Leader 8.6.10; Sioux City Journal 8.6.10; MWD et al v. Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls et al, Minnehaha County Circuit Court 07.30.10
LuczakRalph1958PAccusedHoly CrossWoman said in 2003 that Luczak molested her on several occasions during summer of 1969 when family was at grandmother's lake house near a Holy Cross retreat house. She was 10. Told mom who told doctor and police. Nothing done. Mom then told a priest and Luczak was immediately sent to Calif. Plaintiff thought he was going to monastery. Instead he was placed at High School. Died at age 38 in 1970. Order says nothing in his personnel file re abuse.Fort Wayne-South Bend, INSource:
South Bend Tribune 2.2.03
LuddyFrancis E.n.d.PSettledDiocesanTwo brothers filed separate civil suits in 1980s alleging Luddy, their godfather, abused them as early as 1978. 1 suit dropped. Other brother awarded $1.5M ($519K in compensatory & $1M in punitive) in 1994 trial. Multiple appeals but final ruling for Plaintiff 3/06. Final funding made in 2008. This plaintiff died 4/12. Luddy admitted abusing 5 youths. Plaintiff's atty said there were 10. At least 2 other suits filed. In 5/04 Diocese paid $3.71M to settle claims against several priests, including Luddy.Altoona-Johnstown, PASource:
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2.1.94; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2.3.94; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2.4.94; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2.5.94; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2.7.03; United Press International 2.4.93; United Press International 10.27.88; United Press International 10.25.90; Legal Intelligencer 02.27.92; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.15.94; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.17.94; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 04.22.94; Pittsburgh Post Gazette 10.17.01; Beaver County Times 03.24.06; Tribune-Democrat 03.24.06
Assignments:
Altoona Mirror 4.16.06 (add'l article); Altoona Mirror 10.06.06 (add'l article); Altoona Mirror 4.03.08 (add'l article); Tribune-Democrat 4.16.08 (add'l article); Altoona Mirror 4.18.08 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
LudwigAugustine BAccusedMarianistMarianist Monk. Worked in schools from Hawaii to Virginia. Accused of abuse of at least 5 teenage boys when he was principal at DeSales Catholic School in Spokane in 1970s. 4 cases settled and files sealed. Ordained as Benedictine priest in 1984 or 1985. Worked in Richmond Virginia diocese until 1998 when one of the accusers learned where he was and notified the diocese. 1 claim settled for $30K 4/04. 5/07 article reports he is deceased.Spokane, WASource:
Spokesman Review 3.4.01; Spokesman Review 5.4.07; Spokesman Review 5.5.07; Dallas Morning News' Bishop Database 06.12.02; Spokesman Review 04.20.04; Walla Walla Union-Bulletin 08.27.05; Statement from Diocese of Spokane 11.21.07; Diocese of Spokane List of Admitted, Proven or Credibly Accused Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse 11.03.09
LugowskiJohn1976PConvictedFranciscanPleaded guilty in 1987 to felony counts of sexual abuse of 10 yr old boy and was sentenced to one year in county jail. He served 8 months. He admitted to sexual contact with total of five boys between 1981-1987 and left priesthood in 1989. He claimed he met all of his victims through the YMCA and not his parish. Also worked in NJ.Syracuse, NYSource:
Press & Sun-Bulletin 5.5.07; Post-Standard 04.11.02; Post-Standard 04.14.02
Luiz
Gary M.1977PSuedSociety of Precious BloodFormerly of the Newark diocese, Luiz was named in (2003?) civil suit which alleged he abused one youth at St. Edward Catholic Church from 1980-1986. Parents said they complained to St. Edward's pastor in 1984 but Diocese said it did not learn of the abuse until about 1990. The Diocese said it immediately placed Luiz on leave. He later earned degree in Canon law and worked in missionary office.Oakland, CASource:
Contra Costa Times 4.1.08; The Argus 04.24.05
LukaRonald John1963PAccusedClaretianIn two 2002 civil suits Luka is accused of abusing 3 male students at Catholic school in Ft. Lauderdale. Luka left the school in 1978 after one mother went to the head priest of the parish. Additional allegations of abuse reaching back more than 20 years to service in New York surfaced in 1999. Resides at Wounded Brothers Project in Missouri. Judge ruled 2/03 that the latest suit against Luka could go forward. At least 1 claim settled 9/04 for $150K.St. Petersburg, FLSource:
Miami Herald 05.14.02; Sun Sentinel 05.15.02; Chicago Sun Times 05.16.02; Miami Herald 05.17.02; Sun Sentinel 05.17.02; Miami Herald 05.24.02; St. Petersburg Times 05.24.02; Tampa Tribune 05.24.02; Miami Herald 05.29.02; Sun Sentinel 05.29.02; Sun-Sentinel 02.04.03; Miami Herald 12.15.03; Sun Sentinel 09.23.04
LukasikJohn PSuedDiocesanOne man filed a civil suit in Jan. 2005 which alleged Lukasik gave him alcohol and fondled him at St. Mary Czestochowa Church in McKeesport when he was 11. Abuse occurred in early-mid 1960s.Pittsburgh, PASource:
Tribune-Review 01.26.05; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 01.27.05
LukeMary NSuedFranciscan Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of SorrowsLuke and an unnamed priest are accused of molesting a 10 yr old boy in 1958 at St. Mary's Home for Boys, an orphanage and care facility which was owned by the Archdiocese at the time. Luke denies the allegations, saying that at the time of the alleged abuse she did not work in the building where abuse was said to have occurred. Plaintiff has filed or will file suit in federal court. Luke is retired but not on restrictions because her Order does not beleive the accusations.Portland, ORSource:
Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Lukes (Lucas)Duane W.1957PSuedDiocesanLukes (incorrectly referred to as Lucas) was named in 4/07 civil suit as having abused one man for several years beginning in 1978 when the man was 12 yrs old. Plaintiff told a priest about abuse in 1990 but nothing done. He told another priest in Oregon in 2003 and the Portland Archdiocese reported the abuse to Omaha. Diocese arranged for counseling but failed to tell him of his rights until after the SOL had run. Lukes died in 1998. Second suit filed 1/08.Omaha, NESource:
Beatrice Daily Sun 1.4.08; Beatrice Daily Sun 6.9.08; KPTM (AP) 6.9.08; NTV-ABC 1.4.08; Omaha World-Herald 8.9.98; Beatrice Daily Sun (AP) 04.25.07; KGW 04.26.07; Omaha World-Herald 04.26.07; Register-Guard 04.27.07
LumWilliam D.1969PConvictedDiocesanPlaced on leave 1996. Pleaded guilty 8/97 to misdemeanor sexual abuse of 16 yr old boy in 1992 and given conditional discharge instead of prison or probation. Lum allowed to perform administrative duties for Diocese until 4/02 when he was again placed onleave without privileges. Civil suit filed. Dismissed by Appeals court 2/02 as to Diocese & church but not Lum. On behalf of Lum, Diocese settled 5/02 for counseling fees. Life of Prayer & Penance per 6/7/12 announcement from diocese.Rochester, NYSource:
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 01.15.02; Democrat and Chronicle 02.02.02; Democrat and Chronicle 04.22.02; Associated Press 05.02.02; Democrat and Chronicle 05.03.02; Democrat and Chronicle 05.09.02; Post Standard (NY) 05.12.02; Post Standard 05.22.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Catholic Courier 06.07.12; Rochester Homepage 06.07.12; SNAP Statement 06.07.12; Democrat & Chronicle 08.10.12; WHAM 08.07.13
LundowskiJoseph C. DSuedTrappistSued 2004. Accused of abuse of as many as 59 youths in villages in Alaska, including Hooper Bay, Stebbins and St. Michael, in 1960s and 1970s. Jesuits claim he was a volunteer and not a deacon, brother or priest. Claims relating to him were included in 11/07 settlement with Jesuits. Died 1996 in Chicago. Multiple claims in 2008 after Diocese filed Bankruptcy. In 1/09 plaintiffs filed 43 civil suits against Jesuits. Many named Lundowski as abuser.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Daily News Miner 2.2.08; KTUU 2.1.05; Oregonlive.com (AP) 11.11.04; Anchorage Daily News 11.12.04; Associated Press 11.25.04; KTUU 01.31.05; Fairbanks News-Miner 05.12.05; LA Times 11.19.05; Fairbanks News-Miner 02.23.06; LA Times 11.19.07; TUU 11.19.07; Anchorage Daily News 11.21.07; Catholic Online 12.10.07; Newsweek 01.14.08; Anchorage Press 03.20.08
Assignments:
Catholic Review 12.22.08 (add'l article); James Doe 59 et al v. Society of Jesus, Oregon Province et al, Alaska Superior Court, 4th Judicial District at Bethel, 1.09; Anchorage Daily News 1.14.09 (add'l article); Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1.25.10, p. 1 (add'l article); Anchorage Daily News 1.25.10 (add'l article); The Vimeo 6.29.11 (add'l article)
Lupo
William L.1965PAccusedDiocesanIn early 1990s, allegations were made that he had inappropriate relationship with three teenage girls between 1979-1986. He denied charges. He underwent treatment and evaluation by Fitness Review Board and was allowed to stay in ministry. He agreed to live in monitored setting and never to be in presence of minors without another adult present. Resigned from priesthood 12/02. Did not appeal the suspension because of health reasons. .Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Archdiocesan Report 3.20.06 page 2; Chicago Daily Herald 7.5.02; Chicago Daily Herald 8.8.02; Chicago Daily Herald 06.24.02; Chicago Sun-Times 06.24.02; Chicago Tribune 06.24.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Chicago Sun-Times 01.17.03; Chicago Sun-Times 06.15.03; Chicago Sun-Times 03.21.06; City of Angels 06.28.08
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Luque
Peter H.1962PSuedDiocesanPlaced on leave 04/02 on old allegations of sexual abuse. Criminally charged in 04/03 with sexually assaulting two teenage boys in 1960s. Luque's name included on list of 20 priests turned over to police in April, 2002. Other accuser later came forward. Criminal charges dismissed 7/03 after US Supreme Ct. ruling. Civil suit filed 12/03. Name included in list released by San Diego diocese 3/07.San Bernardino, CASource:
Press Enterprise 04.29.02; San Bernardino Sun 04.29.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Press Enterprise 06.13.02; San Bernardino Sun 03.01.03; Press Enterprise 03.02.03; San Bernardino Sun 04.22.03; San Bernardino Sun 05.22.03; LA Times 05.23.03; San Bernardino Sun 07.02.03; San Bernardino Sun 07.10.03; Press Enterprise 12.13.03; Press Enterprise 04.23.04; Lompoc Record 03.30.07; Union Tribune 03.31.07
Assignments:
Diocese of San Diego List 3.30.07
LutgenHenry M. PAccusedDiocesanOn 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Lutgen, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information on the parish where the abuse occurred or when it occurred. He was at St. Mary's in Alexandria; and served as Superintendent of St. Cloud Children's House and Director of Catholic Charities. He is deceased.St. Cloud, MNSource:
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; St Cloud Times 01.31.14
Lynch
Bernard< 1980PAccusedSociety of African MissionsLynch & Br. Timothy Brady were accused in 1987 of abuse of 3 14 yr old boys at Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx. Lynch, a native of Ireland and former campus chaplain, returned to Ireland when the investigation began. Indicted in 1988. At criminaltrial in 1989 he claimed he was subject of witch hunt because of his AIDS ministry. Found not guilty at trial because plaintiff's story kept changing. Returned to London. Still there as of 2012. Admitted 7/12 to being in "gay marriage" for 14 yrs.New York, NYSource:
The Independent 4.8.12; United Press International 05.13.88; NY Times 05.14.88; Newsday 05.20.88; Newsday 04.19.89; Newsday 04.20.89; Newsday 02.16.93; Newsday 03.06.93; Huffington Post 07.10.12; Christian Post 07.11.12
LynchDamion Jacques1991PSettledDiocesan1999 civil suit alleged Lynch abused two brothers from 1991-1995. Lynch apparently reported an "indiscretion" to Bishop Curlin in 1995 and attempted to resolve the matter with the family. Reassigned to parish in Charlotte in 1997 but asked for leave 2/98. Diocese paid $77,489 in 1996 and undisclosed amount as result of 1999 suit. Reported in 2002 to have left priesthood but still on leave per 2002 OCD.Charlotte, NCSource:
Charlotte Observer 03.26.98; Winston-Salem Journal 04.14.02; News & Observer 04.15.02; Asheville Citizen-Times 04.23.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Charlotte Observer 06.14.02
Lynch
Patrick J.1959PSettledDiocesanDiocese knew in 1966 that Lynch sexually abused a student at St. Pius X Church in Dallas. Diocese settled with one victim in 1995; third victim came forward in 1995. Lynch retired in 1995 (because of allegations) & moved to England. Other allegations in 1997 and privileges removed by Dallas. Several settlements.Dallas, TXSource:
Dallas Morning News 5.18.03 (2nd article); Dallas Morning News 07.06.97; Dallas Morning News 07.10.97; Dallas Morning News 07.12.97; Dallas Morning News 05.18.03; Catholic World Report 07.02.03; Dallas Morning News 05.19.05
LynnClive1969PSettledDiocesanMultiple complaints by individuals and social services re abuse by Lynn. ArchBp Sanchez just rransferred him. 4 separate civil suits filed in 1994 alleging abuse of altar boys in early 1980s. Suits said Lynn was no longer a priest and no longer in theUnited States. Privileges revoked 1986. In 1989 Archdiocese of Santa Fe paid $554,000 settlement to one youth abused in late 1970s. Left for Great Britain after 1989.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Albuquerque Journal 03.20.98; Albuquerque Tribune 03.20.98; Newsday 06.18.02; Santa Fe New Mexican 01.20.12
Lyons
Denis1958PSuedDiocesanRemoved 2002 after allegations of abuse in 1979. Arrested 2003; charged with abuse of teens. Charges dropped 2003 after Supreme Court ruling. Sued several times. On both LA & Orange lists of abusive priests. 3/08 suit re abuse in 1994/1995 settled2/09. Prior to this settlement, Orange had already paid $4M plus in settlements. Arrested on new charges 7/09. Plea bargain of guilty 3/23/12 before trial. Sentenced 8/24 to 1 yr jail, 5 yrs probation & register as sex offender. New suit filed 3/27/12.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 3; LA Times 04.30.02; Orange County Register 04.30.02; Long Beach Press Telegram 04.26.03; OC Register 04.26.03; OC Register 07.19.03; OC Register 01.13.04; OC Weekly 03.04.05; OC Register 05.17.05; Orange County Register 02.10.09; Daily Pilot 02.11.09; LA Times 02.11.09; Orange County Register 02.27.09; Orange County Register 07.21.09; Orange County Register 07.22.09
Assignments:
Orange County Register 6.10.10 (add'l article); Orange County Register 3.23.12 (add'l article); The Patch 3.23.12 (add'l article); The Patch 8.24.12 (add'l article); Orange County Register 8.24.12 (add'l article); LA Times Database 4.20.06
Lyons
Frederick J.1952PAccusedDiocesanRetired 1989. Placed on leave without privileges 1/06 after 2 allegations of sexual misconduct with minors were determined to be credible by the diocesan review board. Abuse took place "several decades ago." No information as to age or sex of victims attime of abuse. Lyons retired in 1989. Matter was sent to the Vatican for review. Still listed in Diocesan directory 3/09. Rome has ordered him to live life of prayer and penance per 11/13 announcement and removed title of Msgr..Alexandria, LASource:
Daily Town Talk 01.20.06; KLFY 01.20.06; Shreveport Times 01.20.06; Daily Town Talk 01.21.06; SNAP Statement 11.08.13; Statement by Diocese of Alexandria 11.08.13; Alexandria Town Talk 11.09.13; The Advertiser 11.10.13
Lyons
John P.1955PAcquittedDiocesanPlaced on leave 6/02 after two men filed suits alleging he abused them as altar boys during 1970s and early 1980s. One man's mother said she complained at the time to a priest who told Bishop D'Arcy. Arrested 9/02 and charged with abuse of boy, age 8-10, between 1987-1989. Acquitted by jury in 2005. No information on resolution of civil suits. Still on administrative leave as of 8/11 and canonical proceedings are still in process per Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 05.29.02; Boston Globe 05.30.02; Boston Globe 06.01.02; Boston Globe 09.13.02; Patriot Ledger 09.13.02; Patriot Ledger 10.09.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Boston Globe 12.17.02; Boston Herald 12.17.02; Telegram & Gazette (AP) 03.23.05; Boston Globe (AP) 03.24.05; Boston Herald 03.24.05; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
 


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