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LastFirstOrdTStatusD/ONotesDioceseSource/Assignments
NadalBart1947PAccusedTheatineIn 1989, Nadal was pastor of Holy Family Church in Ft. Collins. 2 young sisters said that he molested them. Nadal, 67, said there was a conspiracy against him within the parish. Jury deliberated 10 minutes and ACQUITTED him. In 1990 he was shown as rector of St. Andrews Seminary in Denver and in 2005 he was local superior of the order.Denver, COSource:
Denver Post 03.24.02; Denver Post 04.29.02
Nadzam
John B.1950PAccusedDiocesanDiocese announced 4/09 that it had received a substantiated allegation that Nadzam had abused a minor in the 1970s. Civil authorities have been notified. Nadzam was assigned to several parishes over the years and also taught at Catholic Central High School. He died 2/05.Steubenville, OHSource:
Steubenville Register 4.3.09; WTOV 4.3.09; Herald Star 04.04.09
Assignments:
Assignment Record from SteubenvilleTruth.org
NankoAlexander (Al)1961PAccusedByzantine Rite Eparchy of Van Nuys (VNN)Nanko, a priest at St. Stephen, the Byzantine Catholic Church in Phoenix, was removed from active ministry in 1993 after seven credible allegations of abuse were received against him. He had been at St. Stephen since 1977. Accusers received counselingand other assistance but no civil charges or criminal charges were filed. He died in 1994 in Johnstown, PA.noneSource:
Arizona Republic 3.4.04
NashMichael Patrick1980PSettledDiocesanMan came forward 11/02 to allege that he had been abused from 1979-1982 by Nash. Other allegations arose during review board's investigation. Nash denied all allegations. Personnel files contained notes from late Bishop Kenny re expression of "concern" from a family in 1990. Diocese settled for $175,740 (in 2004) with the man who came forward in 2002. Laicized 2005. Iowa Sup. Court ruled 9/07 that he be allowed to join the Iowa Bar if he passed the bar exam he took 7/06.Juneau, AKSource:
Associated Press 04.07.03; Juneau Empire 04.21.03; Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (AP) 02.05.04; Grand Forks Herald (AP) 07.02.04; Duluth News Tribune 01.02.06; Omaha World-Herald 01.13.06; Des Moines Register 08.30.07; Des Moines Register 09.21.07; Iowa Judicial Branch Decision 09.21.07; Des Moines Register 09.22.07; Rebuttal by Michael Nash in Juneau Empire 09.26.07
NashWilliam T. PAccusedSJAs part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the Order agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the Province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the Bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Nash's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Died in mid 1950s.Portland, ORSource:
Jesuits Oregon Province website accessed 12.07.12
Naughton
Thomas J.1965PAccusedJesuitPlaced on leave in 2002 after allegations he molested a teen in 1978 while he was president of Jesuit Prep school in Dallas. Started working at Jesuit Prep in 1973 and left "in a hurry" in 1979. Current President says he recently learned of 2 allegations against Naughton made to school officials in 1979. Naughton was working as a visiting priest in Orange Diocese in 2002 when he was placed on leave.He had also worked in Florida at Jesuit school there. Died 8/6/12.Dallas, TXSource:
LA Times 04.14.02; OC Register 04.15.02; Dallas Morning News 04.16.02; Dallas Morning News 04.17.02; Dallas Morning News 04.24.02; St Petersbury Times 04.24.02; Times Picayune 04.24.02; St Petersburg Times 05.10.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Find A Grave 08.06.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Navit
Zachary1994PAccusedDiocesanOne 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 was as director of the Offices of Closures and Special Projects. In 12/13, he was cleared by Archdiocese to return to previous position after Review Board could not substantiate allegations.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; The Patch 03.09.11; Times Herald 03.09.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11; Warminster Patch 03.10.11; NBC 10 12.15.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.15.13; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 12.15.13; WPVI 6ABC 12.15.13
NawnFrancis X. PSuedJesuitSued 12/04 by one man. Accused of abuse in 1963-1964. 8 more plaintiffs added in 2005 for a total of 9 plaintiffs (including 1 woman). Deceased. Claims included in 11/07 settlement with the Jesuits. No settlement with Diocese. Accused of abuse of 3 in 2009 civil suit against Jesuit order. Two or more pending claims shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Associated Press 2.5.09; Emmonak - Sacred Heart Catholic Church Web Site1.25.10; Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1.25.10, p. 1; Fairbanks News Miner 4.1.05; Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 12.29.04; Anchorage Daily News 12.30.04; Anchorage Daily News 01.14.05; Anchorage Daily News 08.17.05; Fairbanks 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
Nawn
Henry "Harry" J.1955PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 5 boys in their mid-teens in 1960s. First allegation not received by archdiocese until 1997. Retired in 1991. Nawn died 1996. Named in 2004 and 2006 civil suits. Suit rejected by 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals 11/07.Philadelphia, PASource:
Magnum v. Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al, filed 6.06; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.24.96; Philadelphia Daily News 03.16.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.17.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; Law.com 11.07.07
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Nawrocki
Lawrence PConvictedDiocesanWoman complained to regional Bishop in 1981 that Nawrocki had abused her 7th grade son. Bishop talked her out of pressing charges. Convicted 1989 of abuse of 3 Macomb Township boys in 1987 at St. Isidore Church after the parents banded together and complained. Sentenced to 4-15 yrs in prison. Released in 1994. Archdiocese said he would never be returned to active duty. Deceased per Archdiocese website accessed 10/09.Detroit, MISource:
Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report 10.09; Detroit Free Press 3.2.02; United Press International 1.3.88; United Press International 11.11.87; United Press International 11.14.88; Detroit News 07.14.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03
NealonDaniel J.1981PAccusedDiocesanName released 4/02 as a priest no longer in active ministry because of allegations in the past of abuse of minors. He had been accused of abusing a deaf boy of about 13 in the late 1980s while still a priest. Nealon said he denied the accusations at the time and also said that the allegations had been investigated & that he was exonerated. 1988, 1990 &1993 Catholic Directories show him absent on leave and he is not in either 1995 or 2002 edition.Cleveland, OHSource:
Plain Dealer 5.5.02; Plain Dealer 04.11.02
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Neary
Thomas E.1954PAccusedDiocesanMan claimed Neary raped him at least 100 times over two years. Original accusation against Neary was made at a State Senate Hearing in Albany in 5/03. Diocese would not discuss case but said they offered to pay the man's counseling bills. As of 1/04 diocese had paid $3000 in counseling bills. Neary died 9/01 at age 83. He had retired in 1995. 2008 articles reference numerous victims who have not made public allegations.Syracuse, NYSource:
Post-Standard 1.7.04; Post-Standard 09.19.01; Post-Standard (NY) 06.18.03; Post-Standard 01.17.04; Post-Standard 06.26.07; City of Angels 10.26.08; News and Observer 04.29.10; Renew America 12.04.11
NedFather PAccusedDiocesanPer testimony in trial of Albert Liberatori, "Father Ned" was accused of sexually assaulting at least two boys in mid 1990. The priest was sent for counseling, cleared for reassignment, and then sexually assaulted a 3rd youth. He was never reported topolice and never criminally prosecuted.Scranton, PASource:
Times Leader 11.08.07
Nee
Kenneth T.1953PAccusedDiocesanNee "retired" in 2002 but had his priestly faculties removed because of allegations of sexual misconduct with a teenager in 1960s. Died February 19, 2006.Rockville Centre, NYSource:
Newsday 05.04.02; Newsday 06.28.02
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info
Neeson
Joseph1890PSuedDiocesanNeeson was accused in 2002 suit of abusing an altar boy in either 1951-52 or 1954-55. Plaintiff filed the suit pro se. Neeson retired in 1957, died in 1966, and had been a priest for 76 of his 99 years. He was believed to have been the longest-serving priest in the US. Plaintiff was in prison serving time for forgery, sexual abuse, theft, and being a persistent felon when he filed suit.Louisville, KYSource:
Courier-Journal 6.6.02; Courier-Journal 9.2.02; Courier-Journal 9.29.02 (Major Account); Courier-Journal 09.29.02
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
NeighborRussell PAccused Accused in 1/04 of molesting boy beginning at age 16 in early 1960s, wrestling in underwear at hotels in Boston and NY. Dressed only in underwear, priest allegedly lay on top of boy, now more than 18, at the boy's parents' house. Neighbor died in 1972.Manchester, NHSource:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
NeimanWilliam P. PSuedDiocesanAccused in 12/07 of repeatedly molesting a boy in 1977-78 starting at age 15; alleged abuse included fondling over and under clothes and was done in choir loft. Neiman succeeded Rev. Gerald Joyal as pastor. Previously the boy was allegedly abused repeatedly by Joyal in 1969-75 starting at age 8.Manchester, NHSource:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
NelsonFrancis X.1989PConvictedDiocesanCharged in 2002 after DA obtained Brooklyn church files. Nelson pled not guilty. He was accused of visiting a 12-year-old girl in 1999, taking her on his lap, touching her breasts under her bra, and pushing his penis into her buttocks through her clothing, while her terminally ill grandmother sat nearby. Parents reported the abuse, Nelson was removed, then accepted in the NY archdiocese after Bishop Tharmaraj of Kottar, India, wrote ltr of recommendation. Convicted and sentenced 2003 to 4 months jail.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Daily News 2.4.03; Daily News 2.6.03; NY Times 2.6.03; Newsday 05.24.02; NY Times 05.24.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Daily News 01.24.03; Daily News 01.29.03; AP 03.25.03; NY Times 03.26.03; Mercury News 04.14.10; SNAP Statement 09.16.10
Netter
Edmund W.1951PSued Accused in 2/26/04 complaint of sexually abusing a girl in 1973-79 starting at age 9. Alleged abuse occurred weekly or biweekly in the St. Anthony's rectory in Nanuet NY and during vacations at the family's house when the rest of the family was at the beach. Netter was made monsignor in 1996 and died on 4/11/98.New York, NYSource:
Complaint 02.26.04
Neuberger
Michael T.1962PAccusedDiocesan1993 civil suit alleges Neuberger sexually abused a boy from 1964-1966. Plaintiff also sued two insurance companies. A 1994 suit alleges Neugerger of abusing a boy in 1968. In June, 1997 Wisconsin Supreme Court dismissed these suits and 5 others againstother priests after ruling that victims of repressed memories re sexual abuse only have 2 years after reaching majority to file complaints. Dismissed from clerical state (case in appeal) as of 11/26/07.Milwaukee, WISource:
San Antonio Express 06.22.65; Stars and Stripes 06.14.73; Milwaukee Journal 07.31.96; Wisconsin State Journal 01.26.97; Wisconsin State Journal 06.28.97; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 04.14.02; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee updated after 11.26.07; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Fox 6 with Documents 07.02.13; Duluth News Tribune 07.03.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
NeurothWilliam J.1963PSuedDiocesanRemoved from active duty 1994. 1995 civil suit accused Neuroth of of abusing youth for 4 yrs at O'Gorman High School. He also was accused of stalked victim. He claimed victim could not break off relationship because it would be destructive to the Church. Family went to Bishop to request Church order him to stop. Neuroth admitted similar relationship w/ 2 other boys and a 3rd who committed suicide. Suit settled 1999. Neuroth laicized prior to 6/99..Sioux Falls, SDSource:
Argus Leader 5.9.02; Associated Press 4.2.02; Argus Leader (SD) 06.26.99; Argus Leader 04.14.02; Argus Leader (SD) 04.14.02
NewellJeffrey1990PSuedDiocesanMan came forward to say that he was abused by Newell when he was a minor. When he told the Archdiocese, it promised that Newell would never work in youth ministry again. Newell was removed "for other reasons" from ministry in 1993 but in 2007(?) he was found working with young men as a priest in Tijuana, Mexico. Accuser filed suit 6/10 accusing LA Arch. of fraudLos Angeles, CASource:
Associated Press 06.23.10; Associated Press 06.23.10; Sacramento Bee 06.30.10
Newman
Charles1985PSuedFranciscanAccused in 2004 suit of sexually abusing 16 yr old boy from 1994-96, Allegedly gave the boy drugs and alcohol & performed oral sex on him. Also gave him $42K, some of it funds from Bishop Ryan HS where Newman was principal. Order allegedly offered the complainant $50K to sign release. Suit dismissed on SOL. Accuser died of drug overdose 11/06. Newman resigned from Ryan for financial mismanagement in 2003. Arrested 12/07 for theft. Pled guilty 3/09. Sentenced to 3-6 yrs. Paroled 12/13.Philadelphia, PASource:
Associated Press 06.16.04; Philadelphia Daily News 06.17.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.17.04; Northeast Times 06.24.04; Northeast Times Editorial 06.24.04; Philadelphia Daily News 06.28.04; Grand Jury Presentment (indictment) re Newman 11.30.07; Appleton Post-Crescent (AP) 12.20.07; NBC10 12.20.07; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.20.07; Statement issued by Archdiocese 12.20.07; MSNBC 12.21.07; Philadelphia Daily News 01.02.08; Patriot News 02.13.13; Philadelphia Daily News 12.22.13
Assignments:
NBC10 12.24.07 (add'l article); Philadelphia Inquirer 12.24.07 (add'l article); My Fox Philadelphia 12.24.07 (add'l article); Philadelphia Daily News 03.09.09 (add'l article); Philadelphia Magazine 11.16.09 (add'l article); Patriot-News 9.25.12 (add'l article)
Newman
Louis I.1958PAccusedDiocesanNewman was listed in Long Island Catholic as retiring in 2002. Article says his priestly faculties removed because of allegations of sexual misconduct. Per same 2002 article, Newman had been working in San Diego Diocese for at least the last 10 years. He left the Rockville Center Diocese in late 1980s. He is listed as affiliated with San Diego, California Diocese in both 1993 and 2002 Catholic Directories.Rockville Centre, NYSource:
Newsday 06.28.02
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info
NewmanRobert Victor1981PAccusedSons of CharityArchdiocese learned in 1987 that Newman had admitted sexually abusing several minors in 1970s-1980s and then told Order. Order removed him from his assignment where he had been working since 1982. Police investigated in 1987 but no charges filed. Newman was working in Hartford CT diocese in 2002 when he was placed on leave because the past allegation was found during review of Baltimore priest files. Newman had been at the parish since 1990.Baltimore, MDSource:
Associated Press 07.06.02; Baltimore Sun 07.07.02; Hartford Courant 07.08.02; Baltimore Sun 07.09.02; Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02
NguyenDominc1995PAccusedDiocesanSent from Orange diocese to Idaho in 2002 after he had an affair with an adult female. In 2003 he was returned to Orange diocese after repairman found child porn on his computer at the church in Idaho. Orange immediately placed him on leave. Idaho authorities later determined there was not sufficient evidence of a criminal act.Orange, CASource:
LA Times 7.30.03 (pt 2); OC Register 07.29.03; LA Times 07.30.03; LA Times 09.16.03; OC Register 05.29.05; OC Weekly 12.14.05
NguyenJoseph aka "Edward" PSuedDiocesanCivil suit filed 9/06 alleged Nguyen abused one girl from 1994-1999. 2nd suit alleged abuse from 1997-1999. Nguyen was removed from his assignment as a chaplain at St. Peter Villa, a nursing and rehabilitation center in Memphis, in 9/06 after 1st suit filed. 3rd suit filed 11/06 alleged Nguyen abused a girl from 1997-1999 after death of her brother. All 3 suits settled 6/07. Diocese continued investigation while Nguyen remained on leave.Memphis, TNSource:
Commercial Appeal 4.8.10; Daily News 4.8.10; Cincinnati Post 09.14.06; Jackson Sun 09.14.06; Commercial Appeal 09.15.06; Jackson Sun 09.15.06; NewsChannel5 09.29.06; Tennessean 09.29.06; WREG 11.14.06; Commercial Appeal 11.15.06; Eyewitness News 06.15.07; Jackson Sun 06.15.07; Commercial Appeal 06.18.07; Daily News 06.20.07; Commercial Appeal 08.18.07
NguyenPaul1980 ?PAccusedDiocesanNguyen resigned as pastor of church in 09/93 following accusations of sexual misconduct with minor in 01/93. He was placed on administrative leave but then left the Diocese and went to Oslo Norway. He was never charged by police or disciplined by Diocese. Police began an investigation but it was soon dropped. One article says Nguyen was not a formal member of the diocese but belonged to a Catholic Diocese in Norway.San Bernardino, CASource:
Press-Enterprise (CA) 04.23.93; Press-Enterprise 04.24.93; Press Enterprise 01.06.94; Press Enterprise 04.27.02
NgwumohaikeAnthony1969PAccusedDiocesanPersonnel files on Ngwumohaike and 2 other priests released 1/04 and contained allegations of abuse. All three priests remained in active service because the allegations were either anonymous or withdrawn per church spokesman. He was Priest and Chairman of the General Council of the Nigerian Catholic Community in Boston per website accessed 5/18/04. Name not found on website 8/2/07. Working in Okporo, Orlu diocese, in Nigeria in 2010.Boston, MASource:
Pastoral Ministry of Priests 2010, Diocese of Orlu - Nigeria; Boston Herald 01.15.04
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
NhiTran Dinh1971PAccusedDiocesanA native of Vietnam, Nhi came to the U.S. in 1975 and had worked in the Arlington Diocese since that time. He was placed on leave 5/06 after allegations he abused 2 girls between 1975-1980. Diocese says allegations "credible."Arlington, VASource:
WVEC (Virginia) AP 05.10.06; Richmond Times Dispatch 05.11.06; Washington Post 05.11.06; Washington Post 12.02.10
Assignments:
Catholic Herald (Virginia) 5.11.06
NicewiczEdward1962PConvictedDiocesanNicewicz was assigned as chaplain at state prison in Gardner, MA when he was accused in 1985 of child rape and molestation involving 2 girls, ages 11 and 12, from Sutton. Received a jail sentence in 1986.Worcester, MASource:
United Press International 05.12.86; Telegram & Gazette 11.01.86; Telegram & Gazette 01.26.02; Telegram & Gazette 08.28.03
Nichols
Richard W.1958PAccusedDiocesanIn 2002 2 boys claimed abuse by Nichols at West Allys in 1970s. Parents went to pastor in 1981 who suggested the youths write letter to archbishop. At least one did. Diocese offered counseling but allowed Nichols to continue as a priest. He worked as apriest psychologist and victim counselor. He engaged in oral sex with a minor in 1978. Complaint filed in 1983 and in 1985 he surrendered his license to practice psychology. Also barred from priestly duties then. Died in 1996 at age 63.Milwaukee, WISource:
Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 3.3.12; Correction in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 6.8.09; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 6.7.09; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 04.13.02; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 05.19.02; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.03; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 01.21.04; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; SNAP Wisconsin 12.13.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
Nichols
Stephen J.1986PAccusedDiocesanNichols charged 9/06 with sexually molesting a teenager. Complaint made to Diocese in 2005 and it conducted its own investigation for 4 months before telling police. Atty General's office investigated. Nichols placed on leave. He claimed that the victim was the aggressor in the incident. Criminal trial set for 5/07 but he pleaded guilty 5/1/07 and was sentenced to 30 days jail & 2 yrs probation. Remains on leave 2/08.Burlington, VTSource:
Burlington Free Press 2.9.08; Burlington Free Press 5.1.07; Burlington Free Press 9.9.06; Rutland Herald 2.4.07; St. Albans Messenger 3.9.07; WCAX 9.9.06; Burlington Free Press 09.11.06; WCAX 09.11.06; Burlington Free Press 09.12.06; Rutland Herald 09.12.06; Sun Journal 09.12.06; Burlington Free Press 04.27.07; Rutland Herald 04.27.07; WCAX 04.30.07
NicholsonJohn1948PSettledDiocesanOne suit settled 1995 after man claimed he was abuse by Nicholson when he was a boy. At least 11 known victims. Died 12/6/88. 1 man filed suit against Diocese 4/03 alleging abuse which began in 1965 when he was 12. Suit settled 9/06 for $250K. In 6/13, one man named Nicholson as abuser in 1st civil suit filed in St. Louis Co. under new MN law suspending civil SOL for people who allege they were sexually abused as children. Named on 12/31/13 Duluth list of priests with credible allegations.Duluth, MNSource:
Star Tribune 04.13.02; Duluth News Tribune 04.05.03; Duluth News Tribune 11.18.03; Duluth News Tribune 02.11.06; Duluth News Tribune 09.15.06; Duluth News Tribune 06.26.13; Northlands News Center 06.26.13; Petition in Doe 5 v Diocese of Duluth St Louis Co MN 06.26.13; Star Tribune 06.27.13; Star Tribune 06.28.13; Anderson & Associates Press Release 06.30.13; Diocese of Duluth List of Clergy With Credible Claims 12.31.13; Diocese of Duluth Statement by Bishop Sirba 12.31.13; Duluth News Tribune 12.31.13; Legal Examiner 12.31.13; Northlands News Center 12.31.13; SNAP Statement 12.31.13; Star Tribune 12.31.13; Anderson & Assoc Media Advisory 01.01.14; Duluth News Tribune 01.01.14; Northland News Center 01.22.14
NicholsonPatrick L.1969PSuedDiocesanNicholson, a chaplain assigned to Air Force Academy, was accused of pressing a female freshman at Air Force Academy in 1984 into an improper sexual relationship after she had gone to him for counseling. The relationship resumed briefly in 1999. Woman told military investigators of the relationship in 1999 and he was discharged from Air Force in 2000. Another woman came forward in 2003 to allege abuse by Nicholson when she was 15 in 1970s. Previously part of Mobile AL diocese.Mobile, ALSource:
Denver Post 5.2.00; Tucson Citizen 5.8.00; Denver Post 04.20.00; Denver Post 04.21.00; Rocky Mountain News 04.21.00; Denver Post 06.14.00; Denver Post 08.12.00; Denver Post 10.28.00; Mobile Register 02.15.03; Associated Press 07.15.03; Mobile Register 08.11.03; Montgomery Advertiser 08.12.03; Associated Press 10.08.03; Mobile Register 02.17.04
Nickas
John P.1966PAccusedDiocesanDied 10/09/08. $75K Settlement announced 5/15/13 re one man's claims that Nickas abused him on several occasions between 1970 and 1972 at St. Rocco's Church in Newark. Also gave the boy alcohol. Second man made separate allegation that he was molested as a child while staying at Newark homeless shelter founded by Nickas. Review board found both allegations not credible. Atty has asked that 2nd man's claims be re-investigated after the 1st settlement.Newark, NJSource:
FindAGrave 10.09.08; Star-Ledger 10.18.08; Star-Ledger 05.15.13; The Record 05.16.13; SNAP Statement 09.06.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Nickel
James R.1970PAccusedSS.CC.Congregation of Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary. Worked as Vocations director at St. Damien's Seminary in Winona MN before going to Holy Trinity Parish in West Harwich. Left Holy Trinity in 6/78 to go to a Mission in Bahamas. Served at St. Mary Church inFairhaven from 8/83 - 3/93. In 4/12 attorney Mitch Garabedian announced settlement of at least one claim regarding Nickel.Fall River, MASource:
The Anchor--Diocese of Fall River 06.22.78; SouthCoastToday.com 11.20.99; Boston Globe 04.11.12; Coshocton Tribune 04.11.12; SNAP Statement 09.28.12
Nickerson
David J. BConvictedLittle Brothers of the Good ShepherdKnown as "Brother Dave" while ministering in Milwaukee in 1980s, Nickerson confessed in 2007 to abuse of a 9 or 10 yr old boy in mid-1980s at St. Vincent De Paul school. This was only after another "Brother Dave" (David Sanders) had been arrested, convicted at trial, and sentenced to 15 yr sentence as of Jan. 2007. Real Brother Dave was arrested 6/08 in MO and was being returned to WI. In treatment at RECON in MO as of 7/08. Sentenced to 5 yrs prisonMilwaukee, WISource:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 7.1.08; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.17.07; Wisconsin State Journal 01.28.08; SNAP letter to Archbishop Dolan 06.30.08; SNAP Press Release 06.30.08; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.08; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 01.20.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
NickseJose Pablo1973PSuedDiocesanNickse, originally from Cuba, had worked in Florida for at least 20 years. He was placed on leave in June, 2002 after lawsuit claimed he and Fr. Castellanos abused a 15 yr old youth in 1982. Addl complaints and/or suits filed. Some settled in 2004. Nickse died of heart attack in Dec. 2002 before allegations completely investigated.Miami, FLSource:
Miami Herald 06.05.02; Miami Herald 06.06.02; Sun-Sentinel 06.29.02; Miami Herald 07.03.02; Sun-Sentinel 07.12.02; Sun-Sentinel 12.26.02; Sun-Sentinel 12.28.02; Sun-Sentinel 02.04.03; Miami Herald 12.15.03; Miami Herald 09.22.04; Miami Herald 10.18.06
Niebrugge
Richard PSuedDiocesanWoman filed suit in 2004 alleging that Niebrugge had abused her for many years, beginning when she was 10, and that he had fathered her child which was born in 1978. Woman had been taken from an abusive family and lived with Niebrugge for many years in various rectories. Niebrugge died in 1983. Suit dismissed on limitations and dismissal upheld by 5th Dist. Appellate Court 8/06.Springfield, ILSource:
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 9.6.04; State Journal-Register 2.3.04; Belleville News-Democrat 01.28.04; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 01.28.04; State Journal-Register 01.31.04; State Journal-Register 07.22.04; Madison County Record 08.22.06; Chicago Daily Law Bulletin 08.30.06
NienaberLeonard B.1934PConvictedDiocesanIndicted in 1993 at age 86. Convicted in 1994 on 10 counts of sexual abuse on as many as 18 minors. Sentenced to 10 yrs (probated) and admittance to St. Jean Vianney Renewal Center, run by Servants of the Paraclete in Dittmer, Mo. 17 women and 1 man filed suit 2002 & 2003. 20 of 24 claims in 12/03 settlement with Covington Diocese were Nienaber victims. 97 and still living at center 12/03. Ordered by Diocese to remain there even after his 10 yr sentence was over. Died 11/06 at age 99.Lexington, KYSource:
Courier Journal 4.8.93; Lexington Herald Leader 3.4.06; St. Louis Post Dispatch 3.3.02; Lexington Herald Leader 08.10.02; Courier Journal 08.17.02; Courier-Journal 08.24.02; Courier-Journal 04.23.03; Courier-Journal 10.12.03; Courier-Journal 12.10.03; Cincinnati Enquirer 11.27.06
Nikliborc
Robert Daniel.1955PSuedDiocesanSued 12/03 re abuse in 1963-1965. Sued 2005 abuse of an 11 yr old boy at Boys Town of the Desert. Spent time at Paraclete center in Jemez Springs in 1956. Convicted of tax evasion in 1968 and spent 97 days in jail. Reassigned to St. Anne's Church in San Diego (poorest parish in Diocese) from 1971 - 2001 when he retired. Died 3/19/06. No other charges reported. See Personnel File released 10/24/10.San Diego, CASource:
Las Vegas Sun 5.2.02; Redlands Daily Facts 1.9.69; Charleston Daily News 10.10.68; Cedar Rapids Gazette 10.12.68; News and Tribune 10.13.68; Lethbridge Herald 11.28.68; San Diego Union-Tribune 12.29.85; Press-Enterprise 07.24.05; San Diego Union Tribune 04.25.06; San Diego Union Tribune 10.24.10; Canadian Press 10.25.10; Documents Released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10; LA Times 10.25.10
Nocinski
Rudolph Stefan BConvictedFranciscanArrested 7/04 and charged with felony possession of child pornography. Computer technician found screen saver with pornographic images and some child pornography and alerted police who found more than 2500 images at residence. Had been with order for 35yrs. Was not currently involved in public ministry. Received 18 mo prison term (suspended) and 5 yrs probation. Lives in WI.Green Bay, WISource:
Green Bay Press-Gazette 07.29.04; Green Bay Press-Gazette 08.17.04; Green Bay Press-Gazette 11.10.04; Green Bay Press-Gazette 01.25.05
Nocita
Michael Stephen1977PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 3 1975-1985 per Archdiocese. Named in at least 1 suit. One allegation (occurred 1980-1982) reported to police 1988. Removed 1991. Faculties revoked 2000. Claims included in $660M LA settlement 07/07. Named in new 9/12 suit re abuse of1 girl in 1980 at St. Paul High in Santa Fe Springs. She claimed counseling paid for by the Church prevented her from filing suit in 2003 during CA. window. Laicized 2006. Personnel file released 1/13. Claims included in 2/18/14 $13M settlement.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report, page 2 02.17.04; LA Times 11.17.05; Random Lengths News (LA) 01.12.06; LA Times 04.20.06; LA Daily News 07.17.07; LA Times 07.17.07; KPCC 09.06.12; LA Daily News 10.12.12; Personnel File Released 01.31.13; KABC 02.01.13; NY Times 02.01.13; LA Times 02.18.14; Los Angeles Daily News 02.19.14; Worthy Adversary 02.20.14
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
NoiaLeonel C.1973PConvictedDiocesanPer 5/02 article, 2 boys testified in 1976 that Noia showed them pornography, and rubbed their genitals during camping trip. Boys told family camping nearby & police were called. Noia pleaded no contest to one felony charge; sentenced to jail for 6 mo,5 yrs probation & psych treatment. Ret'd to duty in 1978. Placed on leave in 6/02. Two new allegations in 7/02 were followed by civil suit filed 3/03. Both claims included in 6/05 $21.2M settlement with SF Archdiocese involving 5 priests. Died 6/05.San Jose, CASource:
San Jose Mercury News 2.15.04 (in collection); San Jose Mercury News 3.1.03; San Jose Mercury News 05.26.02; San Jose Mercury News 06.01.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; San Jose Mercury News 06.22.02; SF Chronicle 06.23.02; San Jose Mercury News 07.14.02; San Jose Mercury News 11.12.02; San Jose Mercury News 08.31.04; San Francisco Chronicle 06.11.05; San Jose Mercury News 06.11.05; The Valley Catholic 08.16.05
Nolin
John W.1960PAccusedDiocesanPer 2002 articles, woman told diocese that he had abused her in 1960s and 1970s. Diocese reportedly told her they believed her but not enough evidence to take action. They did place him on leave. Name not on list sent to Atty Gen. office but sent separately 1 mo. later. Sent for psych. treatment in 1982 after admitting long history of involvement with adult women. See Atty General report for relevant documents. Laicized Nov., 2006 but announced 01/07.Manchester, NHSource:
New Hampshire Atty General Report on Manchester Diocese 3.3.03; Manchester Union Leader 03.16.02; Associated Press 03.20.02; Manchester Union Leader 03.04.03; Concord Monitor 03.06.03; Diocese of Manchester Press Release 01.26.07; Concord Monitor 01.27.07; Manchester Union Leader 01.27.07; Nashua Telegraph 01.28.07
Norris
Francis L.1956PSuedOblates11/30/07 suit by one man accused Norris of attempted rape in 1962 when plaintiff attended Salesianum School. Suit alleged school, order and diocese had prior knowledge of abuse by Norris. He died in 1985. In 4/09 3 more plaintiffs filed suit re abuse atsame school. Case against diocese settled 10/30/09. Jury found order liable 11/09 but awarded no damages. New trial ordered 2/22/11. Name released as part of 8/11 Oblate $24.8M settlement with 40 individuals.Wilmington, DESource:
Delaware Supreme Court Decision in Sheehan V. Oblates of St. Francis De Sales, 2.22.11, Cause No. 730,2009; News Journal 12.01.07; News Journal 07.20.08; News Journal 04.28.09; News Journal 10.23.09; News Journal 10.25.09; WJZ 10.29.09; News Journal 11.03.09; News Journal 11.05.09; News Journal 11.09.09; Daily Times 11.16.09; News Journal 11.24.09; WJZ 11.24.09; News Journal 11.25.09; News Journal 11.28.09
Assignments:
Wall Street Journal 2.22.11 (add'l article); News Journal 8.4.11 (add'l article); Middletown Transcript 8.5.11 (add'l article); News Journal 8.5.11 (add'l article)
Nouwen
Robert L. DConvictedDiocesanNouwen pled guilty 12/12 to possession of child pornography (boys). He was deacon at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Has been removed from ministry. Per 5/13 press release, he also admitted to federal authorities that he had raped two children. He has beensentenced to 70 mo in federal prison and lifetime supervision after release. Archdiocese will now ask that he be laicized.Mobile, ALSource:
Local 15 12.19.12; Local 15 12.20.12; Press-Register 12.20.12; ALcom 05.14.13; ALcom 05.20.13; Fox 10 05.20.13; Local 15 05.20.13; Local 15 05.20.13
NovakJames M.1957PAccusedDiocesanPer news article 8/24/10, Novak was accued of abuse and permanently removed from ministry. No date given for either. He was known to have served at St. Therese of Lisieux in North Lansing and at St. Mary in WestphaliaLansing, MISource:
Lansing State Journal 08.24.10
Nowak
James A.1967PSuedDiocesanRetired in 2007 from Saints Peter and Paul in Naperville. Member of Montini Catholic H.S. board of directors. Removed without privileges 8/12 after allegation of sexual abuse of a minor approx. 25 years previously (possibly mid to late 1980s.) No parishinformation given but 1989 Official Catholic Directory shows him assigned to St. Anthony in Joliet. Review Board found allegation to be credible. Matter semt to Rome for further action. Named in new suit 5/15/13.Joliet, ILSource:
My Suburban Life 9.1.12; My Suburban Life 9.4.12; CBS Chicago 08.30.12; Chicago Tribune 08.30.12; Daily Herald 08.30.12; WGN 08.30.12; 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; WGN 03.12.13; Chicago Sun-Times 05.15.13; Chicago Tribune 05.15.13; Huffington Post 05.15.13; Suburban Life 05.15.13
Nowak
Michael E.1997PArrestedDiocesanNowak was pastor at St. Theresa of Liseiux Parish in Kenosha when archdiocese removed him from duties 5/11 after minor girl's parents complained to police that he had recently made inappropriate telephone call(s) (containing sexually-explicit language) to the girl. No physical contact took place per archdiocese statement. 2nd girl also filed complaint saying she received the same type of calls from him. Charged. Pleaded guilty 7/11. Sentenced to 30 days jail; 1 yr probation.Milwaukee, WISource:
Greenfield Reporter (AP) 5.8.11; Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel 5.7.11; Statement by SNAP 5.7.11; WISN 5.7.11; WTMJ 5.8.11; Statement by Archbishop Listecki of Milwaukee 05.07.11; Fox6 05.09.11; Today's TMJ 05.09.11; Catholic Herald 05.10.11; WTMJ 05.11.11; SNAP Statement 05.12.11; TMJ4 05.24.11; WISN 05.24.11; CHNonline.org 05.25.11; WLS 05.25.11
Assignments:
WTMJ 7.21.11 (add'l article); WISN 7.22.11 (add'l article); Channel 3000 7.22.11 (add'l article); SNAP Wisconsin Statement 3.17.12 (add'l article); SNAP Wisconsin 1.27.13 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
NowakRandolph "Randy"1952PAccusedCapuchinsIn 3/10, one individual alleged that Nowak, who has lived on Guam for many years, abused him from 1961-1966 while the accuser attended St. Mary's Seminary, in Glenclyffe, New York. The accuser produced correspondence that substantiated his claim, including apology from Nowak. Order has paid for counseling for him. Nowak worked in almost every parish in Guam staffed by his Order. 1989 OCD also showed him assigned to Honolulu. Nowak is retired and still lives on Guam.New York, NYSource:
KUAM 03.23.10; Pacific News Center 03.23.10; Marianas Variety 03.24.10
NoweryC. Richard1968PAccusedHoly CrossPer 5/02 article, Nowery was accused in 1986 of sexually abusing two boys in Austin, TX. He was sent for treatment & approved for return to ministry. He worked for the Order for 8 years recruiting and guiding new members with no unsupervised access to children. In 1994 he was placed in parish in New Orleans and became pastor in 1995. Officials there say they had no knowledge of his past. Placed on leave in 2002 after review of personnel file.Austin, TXSource:
Austin American-Statesman 1.6.04; Austin American-Statesman 5.7.02; Times-Picayune 5.6.02; Times-Picayune 5.7.02; The Advocate 05.10.02; Daily Town Talk 05.13.02; Austin American-Statesman 05.18.02; The Advocate 05.25.02
Nuedling
George A.1948PAccusedDiocesanAs of 2002 Nuedling, who died in 1994, had been accused of abuse by 5 people. First complaints surfaced in 1986 when man said that Nuedling had abused him and possibly his brother in 1960s. Sklba confronted Nuedling who acknowledged misconduct. Anothercomplaint received in 1993 and Nuedling was forced to resign. At least 10 suits filed 2002 & 2003. All dismissed on SOL. Most later settled.Milwaukee, WISource:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 06.06.02; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 06.22.02; Associated Press 11.29.02; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 12.06.02; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03.06.03; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03.10.03; Milwaukee Journal Sentine 04.29.04; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.31.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 04.13.05; Capital Times 07.13.05; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.13.05; Pioneer Press (AP) 07.14.05; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.20.13; Kenosha News 10.19.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
NugentFrancis "Frank" E.1956PSettledSalesianWoman complained that Nugent abused her and 2 of her brothers. Told order in 1994. Nugent sent for therapy and reassigned. Woman complained again to order in 1998. Filed suit which settled in 1998 for $250K. Also named in suit filed by 4 former students at a junior seminary. Died at 89 on 1/20/11 in Italy where he had lived for many years.Paterson, NJSource:
Gallagher 9.04; Poughkeepsie Journal 5.2.02; Salon 1.9.03; NY Times 04.11.02; Journal News 10.01.02; Long Island Press 02.24.05; Salesian di Don Bosco website accessed 01.24.11
Nunan
Jeremiah1963PSuedDiocesan.Ordained in Ireland. Publicly accused in 2006 of abuse of boy who was aged 9-12 during the abuse and removed. Denied allegation. Victim said he told diocese in 2004 but nothing done. Diocese cleared Nunan 1/07 and returned him to previous assignment in Cairo. Plaintiff died 3/08 but suit continued. New suit 4/12 by 2 brothers re abuse as minors led to 2nd removal without privileges. Nunan paid one of the men $$ in 2010-2012 to keep quiet.Albany, NYSource:
Daily Mail 7.9.08; DailyFreeman.com 3.2.06; Albany Times Union 03.04.06; Daily Freeman 06.10.06; Irish Voice (New York) 06.14.06; Daily Freeman 11.05.06; NY Post (AP) 11.06.06; Daily Freeman 11.26.06; Daily Freeman 01.21.07; Newsday 01.21.07; Albany Times Union 01.22.07; Daily Freeman 07.13.08; Albany Times Union 04.14.12; Statement by the Diocese of Albany 04.14.12; WRGB 04.14.12
Assignments:
YNN 4.14.12 (add'l article); Albany Times Union 4.24.12 (add'l article); Fox 23 4.24.12 (add'l article); Daily Mail 4.26.12 (add'l article); Watershed Post 4.26.12 (add'l article); Daily Mail 4.28.12 (add'l article)
Nunez
Joseph R.1922PSuedDiocesanOrdained in Mexico. Moved to San Diego in 1926, returned to Mexico 1929-1932, but then returned to San Diego and incardinated there in 1937. Named in 12/03 suit where one man accused Nunez of molesting him at a San Bernardino Catholic School in 1956-1957. Man was 12 at the time. He told another priest but nothing done. to stop the abuse. Nunez died in 1968 after nearly 40 years as a priest. Personnel file released by Diocese of San Diego 10/25/10.San Bernardino, CASource:
Press-Enterprise (CA) 01.17.04; San Diego Union Tribune 10.24.10; Documents Released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10
NwankwoCyril PAccusedJosephite FatherAccused of abuse of 1 in 1997 per archdiocesan report. He also left archdiocese in 1997.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 5
NwaoguEmeh ""Anthony""1977PConvictedDiocesanFrom Nigeria. Admitted in 1999 to abuse of girl, age 12. He was sentenced to 5 yrs in prison. Named in civil suit by this Plaintiff. Diocese previously ignored complaints that he had sexually harassed adult women. May have been paroled in 2003 and sent back to Nigeria.Dallas, TXSource:
Amarillo Globe News 8.8.99; Dallas Morning News 2.8.05; Dallas Morning News 5.5.99; Dallas Morning News 8.6.99; Dallas Morning News 8.7.99; Dallas Morning News 9.4.99; Ft. Worth Star Telegram 5.6.99; Dallas Morning News 05.18.03; Dallas Morning News 05.19.05; Dallas Morning News 07.14.06
Nwoga
Laserian PSuedDiocesanAccused of fondling girl, age 17, in rectory in 2001. Civil suit filed. Diocese investigated and said it was inappropriate but not abuse. Still active priest with Camden diocese in 1/05 when he served in Kuwait for several months as military chaplain. As of 4/07, he was stationed at Kadena Air Force Base, Japan. Per 2011 New Jersey Provincial Directory, he is Chaplain at US Air Force Academy.Camden, NJSource:
Archdiocese for Military Services Newsletter 5.07; Archdiocese for Military Services Newsletter, 2005; New Jersey Provincial Directory, 2011, p.196; The Press 08.19.02; Courier Post 10.08.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.09.02
Nyhan
W. James1973PConvictedDiocesanAllegations 1993 & 1997 per diocesan records. Removed 2002. Arrested 2003 in Charleston SC re abuse in 1979-1980. Criminal trial 4/06. Allegations in both Boston and Charleston. Pleaded guilty just prior to start of criminal trial 4/25/06. 30 yr sentence changed to 5 yrs probation. Civil suit in Charleston setted at mediation in 8/06. Involuntary laicization announced by Boston Archdiocese 3/07.Boston, MASource:
WIS TV 8.9.06; Boston Herald 06.26.02; Boston Globe 12.04.02; Post and Courier 04.24.06; Post and Courier 04.25.06; The Guardian 04.25.06; Billerica Minuteman 05.04.06; WIS TV 08.22.06; Post and Courier 01.27.07; ABC 4 03.09.07; Post and Courier 03.11.07; Boston Herald (AP) 03.23.07; Salem News 03.23.07; The BostonChannel.com 03.23.07; WCBD (AP) 03.23.07
Assignments:
ABC News 4 3.23.07 (add'l article); Salem News 8.26.11 (add'l article); National Catholic Register 8.25.11 (add'l article); Letter to Law 1996 Describing Rome Program; Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
Nys
Loren1967PAccused After Provincial's review of personnel files which revealed two complaint letters from parents re inappropriate conduct with minors dating back to late 1960s-early 1970s, Order removed Nys from SS. Peter and Paul Parish in Kiel 1/14. Files reveal that issues were addressed at the time but he continued to serve. He had retired and was serving the parish. He will reside in Milwaukee with the Order's retired priests under supervision. No complaints found for last 43 yrs.Green Bay, WISource:
Fox 6 Milwaukee 01.04.14; Post-Crescent 01.04.14; Fox 11 01.05.14; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 01.05.14; Sheboygan Press 01.05.14; SNAP Statement 01.06.14
 


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