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LastFirstOrdTStatusD/ONotesDioceseSource/Assignments
O'BrienArthur J.1983PConvictedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 1 boy in MD between 1984-1985. Also allegation of abuse of 14 yr old boy in Boston when O'Brien was in seminary. Moved to Hawaii in 1985. Accused of abuse of boy, age 10, in 1989 in Hawaii. Convicted in 1992 on three counts of sexual assault and one count of attempted sexual assault. Recd 6 month sentence (suspended) and 5 yrs probation in 1992. Placed on permanent leave in 1993.Washington, DCSource:
Honolulu Advertiser 4.8.92; Honolulu Star-Bulletin 07.28.02; Honolulu Advertiser 01.06.04; Honolulu Star-Bulletin 02.27.04; Washington Post 12.02.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
O'Brien
Eugene J.1956PSettledJesuitsOn 1/30/97, the Jesuits, the NY Archdiocese, and Fordham Prep settled for $25K a suit alleging that O'Brien sexually abused a boy in the early 1970s. O'Brien was principal of Fordham Prep in 1960-80 and of Fairfield Prep in the Bridgeport diocese in 1983-85. He also worked at St. Peter's Prep in the Newark archdiocese in 1959-60, and in 1995-2002 was president of the fundraising foundation for the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.New York, NYSource:
The Journal 9.7.10; Settlement 01.30.97; NY Times 10.21.08; Fordham Ram 11.07.08; SNAP Statement 02.11.09; Fairfield Mirror 10.15.09; Connecticut Post 10.16.09
Assignments:
Detailed BA.org Assignment Record
O'BrienJohn BAccusedJesuitPer statement released by Diocese of Spokane 11/07, O'Brien was named in accusation that was found to be credible or proven. He died in 1989. No further information on alleged abuse found. This may possibly be the Br. John O'Brien who taught latin at Gonzaga Prep in SpokaneSpokane, WASource:
Statement by Diocese of Spokane 11.21.07; Diocese of Spokane List of Admitted, Proven or Credibly Accused Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse 11.03.09; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09
O'Brien
John A.1964PConvictedDiocesanO'Brien pleaded no contest 11/00 to 4th degree sexual assault and was sentenced to 18 months of probation, a $1,000 fine, & ordered to undergo 6 months of psychiatric counseling for indecently touching a 17 year old boy. He was permanently restricted from duty in 2000 and laicized 4/3/09. Multiple allegations received against him.Milwaukee, WISource:
Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders; Chicago Tribune 11.09.00; St Paul Pioneer Press 11.10.00; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03.09.02; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 11.26.07; Laicization File 04.03.09; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.02.13; NBC News 07.02.13; NY Daily News w links to documents 07.02.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
O'BrienJohn Francis BSuedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersSued 2005. Accused of abuse of plaintiff beginning in 1979 and lasting until 1982. At the time, plaintiff was a member of the Congregation of Christian Brothers. He also alleged abuse by at least two others in the order and sexual harassment and retaliation others in future assignments. NY Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit 10/09 on SOL as to claims against O'BrienNew York, NYSource:
Southern District of NY; Hoatson vs. NY Archdioces et al. 05-CV-10467; Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, No. 07-102959; Renew America 05.17.06; Hoatson v. New York Archdiocese, NY Supreme Court Decision 102958/07 10.26.09
O'Brien
John Francis1962PSuedDiocesanAccused in 6/09 civil suit of abusing one anonymous plaintiff in early 1960s. Director of CYO between 1962-2003. Died 1/03. Diocese said there had been no previous complaints. Personnal file to be released 11/09. New lawsuit filed 6/10 re abuse in 1960s.Wilmington, DESource:
BA.Org Parish Assignments of Accused Delaware Priests; CBS3 6.4.10; News Journal 6.5.10; Statement by Diocese of Wilmington 06.25.09; News Journal 06.29.09; News Journal 11.07.09
O'BrienKevin PSuedSalesianSuit filed in March 2005 alleging sexual misconduct by O'Brien involving a student at Mary Help of Christians School in 1978 and 1979. O'Brien was principal at the school at the time. He died 1981.Miami, FLSource:
St. Petersburg Times; Tampa Bay Tribune 03.15.05
O'Brien
Lawrence BSuedHoly CrossIn 2003 civil suit, O'Brien was named as an abusive priest Abuse was said to have occurred in 1970s and 1980s. He abused at least one youth at Hayward's Moreau High School. O'Brien is dead.Santa Rosa, CASource:
Albany Times Union 08.06.00; San Jose Mercury News 03.30.08; Bay Area News Group 04.01.08; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; San Jose Mercury News 04.01.08
O'BrienMichael1970PSuedDiocesanMan told Archdiocese in 2012 that he had been sexually abused by O'Brien at age 10-11 in mid 1980s when O'Brien was assigned to St. Anthony Parish in Questa. The Archdiocese provided counseling for several months but it ceased when Plaintiff retained attorney. He filed civil suit 4/2/13. O'Brien died in early-mid-1990s at age 48 (possibly of AIDS per Plaintiff's attorney). 3 more men filed suits last week of April 2013 re abuse in 1970s-1980s in NM and Nevada. 6 more suits 5/8/13.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Albuquerque Journal 04.02.13; KOB 04.02.13; KRQE 04.02.13; New Mexican 04.02.13; Albuquerque Journal 04.03.13; KOAT 04.03.13; KOAT 04.11.13; Albuquerque Journal 05.01.13; SNAP Statement 05.01.13; Albuquerque Journal 05.08.13; KOB 05.08.13; Albuquerque Journal 01.06.14; KOB 04.30.14
O'Brien
Thomas1974PAccusedCrosier FathersLimited interaction with minors as of 1989. Removed from public ministry 10/4/02 for abuse of one minor. Served in Riverview MI between 1989 and 1994. May also have abused in St. Paul, MN area where he worked from 1994 - 2001. Lived under restrictionand performing internal administrative duties for Crosier Generalate in Rome from 1999-2007. Dismissed from Order 08/05/08. Lives in Ohio as of 3/14.Detroit, MISource:
Star Tribune 10.10.02; Archdiocese Status Report 11.19.02; Detroit Diocese website 10.01.09; Crosier Province Updated List of Religious Involved in Sexual Abuse of Minors 03.08.14; St Cloud Times 03.09.14
Assignments:
Assignment Record Released by Crosier Order 03.08.14
O'Brien
Thomas J.1950PSuedDiocesanAccused 5 times of abusing minors; worked as chaplain at KC Hospital until he retired 4/02. Often worked in schools. Several plaintiffs filed suit 1/04 against O'Brien and 2 other priests. Other suits filed 2004-05. Settlement of 1 suit announced 4/07. Some claims settled 8/08 as part of $10M settlement re 12 priests. Named in new suits 2/11, 9/11 (wrongful death) & 11/11. Named in 2 doz lawsuits total. Wrongful death suit settled for $2.25M 7/13 during jury selection. Died 10/13.Kansas City-St. Joseph, MOSource:
Link to articles prior to 02.28.11; News Leader 02.28.11; Fox 4 09.01.11; Kansas City Star 09.01.11; Examiner 09.02.11; The Examiner 09.02.11; Fox 4 09.06.11; Kansas City Star 09.06.11; Fox 4 11.01.11; Statements by Diocese & SNAP 11.01.11; Kansas City Star 11.02.11; WXEL 11.03.11; The Examiner 11.05.11; SNAP 11.30.11; Kansas City Star 12.04.11; Kansas City Star 12.05.11; Kansas City Star 12.06.11; Catholic News Agency 12.20.11; Kansas City Star 12.26.11; Kansas City Star 07.07.13; Fox 4 07.08.13; Kansas City Star 07.08.13; KCTV 07.08.13; KMBZ 07.08.13; San Francisco Chronicle 07.08.13; SNAP Statement 07.08.13; Kansas City Star 07.09.13; KCUR 07.09.13; Kansas City Business Journal 07.12.13; KTTS 07.12.13; KCUR 07.13.13; Kansas City Star 10.22.13; MO-SNAP Press Release 10.22.13; Fox 4 10.23.13; KSHB 10.23.13; National Catholic Reporter 10.24.13; SNAP Statement re Funeral 10.24.13; Kansas City Star 11.03.13; SNAP Press Release 12.04.13; Courthouse News Service 12.11.13
Assignments:
Kansas City Star 6.29.12 (add'l article); SNAP Statement 5.9.13 (add'l article); Kansas City Star 5.16.13 (add'l article); SNAP Statement 5.17.13 (add'l article); SNAP Statement 5.17.13 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
O'BrienWilliam< 1951PSuedDiocesanSued 2003 by 2 brothers who say he abused them between 1951-1957. Died in 1967.Indianapolis, INSource:
Palladium-Item (IN) 10.09.03; Indianapolis Star 06.07.06
O'Brien
William John1973PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse. Removed from public ministry 6/05. Laicized 7/06 per 5/07 article. Sued 4/06 by two victims. Archdiocese settled at least one claim in 5/07 $6.65M settlement with 14 people alleging abuse by 12 priests. Laicization information not on Diocesan list until after 8/09.Chicago, ILSource:
Associated Press 6.6.05; Chicago Archdiocesan Report 3.20.06 page 3; Daily Southtown 6.6.05; Archdiocese of Chicago Press Release 06.05.05; Chicago Sun-Times 03.21.06; Chicago Sun-Times 04.20.06; NBC5 Chicago 04.20.06; Daily Southtown 05.29.07; Chicago Sun Times 05.30.07; Chicago Archdiocesan Report 01.14.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
O'ByrneJohn1961PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 1 in 1965-1966 per archdiocesan report addendum. Named in one lawsuit. He is pastor at St. Catherine Laboure Church in Torrance, CA as of 2011.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
O'CarrollCharles W.1922PSuedDiocesanOrdained in Ireland; working in LA in 1923. Incardinated in LA 1929. Accused of abuse of 1 from 1956-1958 per archdiocesan report. Died 1987. Named in 1 civil suit.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 2
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
O'ConnellLawrence PSuedDiocesanWoman filed suit 4/04 alleging that she was molested for 3 years by O'Connell (from ages 12-15). Three more women filed suits later in 2004. O'Connell died in 1986. Claims included in Diocese?s 9/07 $1.25 mil settlement as to 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests.Pittsburgh, PASource:
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 04.29.04; Pittsburgh Tribune Review 07.01.04; Post-Gazette 07.01.04; Post-Gazette 09.30.04; Tribune-Review 09.30.04; Post-Gazette 09.18.07
O'Connell
Michael W.1983PAccusedDiocesanTemporarily removed 12/13 from current position at St. Alphonsus Parish after Archdiocese received recent allegation of sexual misconduct involving a minor at Our Lady of the Woods in Orland Park nearly. 20 yrs previously. Allegations reported to Child & Family Services and Cook Co. DA. On 4/15/14, Cook Co. Sheriff's Dept found the allegation to be unfounded. Archdiocese also said it found no reason to suspect that the abuse occurred and that he would be reinstated at St. Alphonsus.. Other agencies conducting investigations have not announced their findings. New allegation received approx. 4/18/14 re abuse of different boy in in 1990s at same parish. Police have reopened investigation but O'Connell has yet to be removed for a 2nd time. He will avoid the parish school and will not be alone with a child.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Sun-Times 12.08.13; Statement by Archdiocese of Chicago 12.08.13; WGN 12.08.13; ABC 7 12.09.13; CBS Chicago 12.09.13; Chicago Sun-Times 12.09.13; Chicago Tribune 12.09.13; Lake Forest Patch 12.09.13; SNAP Statement 12.09.13; Orland Park Patch 12.10.13; Orland Park Patch 12.11.13; Regional News 12.19.13; CBS Chicago 04.15.14; Chicago Sun-Times 04.15.14; Chicago Tribune 04.15.14; DNAinfo Chicago 04.15.14; NBC Chicago 04.15.14; SNAP Statement 04.15.14; Southtown Star 04.15.14; Statement by Archdiocese of Chicago 04.15.14; Vivelo Hoy 04.15.14; WGN 04.15.14; WLS 04.15.14; Catholic League 04.16.14; CBS Chicago 04.21.14; NBC Chicago 04.21.14; SNAP Media Statement 04.21.14; WGN 04.21.14; Chicago Sun-Times 04.22.14; Daily Reporter 04.22.14; Lakeview Patch 04.22.14; SNAP Statement 04.22.14; Telemundo Chicago 04.22.14; WLS 04.22.14; Chicago Sun-Times 04.23.14; Lakeview Patch 04.23.14; SNAP Statement 04.23.14; Daily Journal (incomplete) 04.25.14; WLS ABC 7 04.27.14
O'ConnellVincent A.  ?PSuedC.S.Sp. (Spiritan)Native of Ireland. Worked in Nigeria. Came to Fresno as visiting priest between assignments in 1970. Assigned to St. Anthony of Padua in Fresno. Accused in 2013 civil suit of manually raping a 16 yr old girl. Her father died suddenly and O'Connell spent a lot of time with family before raping her. He currently lives in home for the Holy Ghost Fathers in Dublin, Ireland. In 2012, same woman filed separate suit against Arch of San Francisco for not doing anything when told of the abuse in 2003..Fresno, CASource:
Fresno Bee 5.8.13; The Journal (Ireland) 05.14.13
O'ConnellWilliam C.1950PConvictedDiocesan Became Navy chaplain 1953-58 after 2 parishes in 3 years. Resigned to avoid court martial for criminal homosexual contact. Reassigned in Providence. Abuse of 3 boys in 1965-72 is alleged in suit settled 6/11/93 and 10/31/94 RICO suit. Pled guilty to abuse of 3 boys 1972-85; sentenced 6/23/86 to 5 years, 4 suspended. Sent to St. Luke's. Retired 1986 to Camden. Pled guilty 12/19/94 to sexual assault & making child porn; got 10 years 2/95. Other suits. part of 9/9/02 and 3/03 settlements. Dead as of 200Providence, RISource:
Providence Journal Bulletin 2.5.95; Providence Journal-Bulletin 7.3.94; San Jose Mercury News 12.31.87 (Major Accounts); Associated Press 02.25.85; Associated Press 06.24.86; Washington Post 06.11.93; NY Times 10.13.93; Providence Journal-Bulletin 07.13.94; Providence Journal Bulletin 12.21.94; Providence Journal Bulletin 09.21.96; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.21.02; Providence Journal-Bulletin 08.18.02; Providence Journal-Bulletin 09.10.02; Star-Ledger 03.14.03
Assignments:
Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
O'Connell (Bp)
Anthony J.1963PSettledDiocesanBishop of Knoxville from 1988-1998 and Bishop of Palm Beach from 1998 to 2002. Resigned 3/02 after accusations he abused student at Jefferson City Mo seminary prior to becoming bishop. 2 claims settled 2004 for $5K each pd by O'Connell and more from Jefferson City Diocese. Numerous other claims from MO. None known from the Palm Beach Diocese. New accusers in MO came forward 5/12, shortly after O'Connell's death on 5/4/12.Jefferson City, MOSource:
Collection of Articles prior to 05.07.12; Catholic News Service 05.08.12; SNAP Statement 05.09.12; St Louis Post-Dispatch 05.09.12; National Catholic Reporter 05.11.12; SNAP Statement 05.17.12; Post and Courier 04.25.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
O'connerPaul< 1931PAccusedJesuitOne pending claim against O'Conner shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Worked at Pilot Station from 1931-1933 and at Hooper Bay from 1946-1953.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Alaskan Shepherd June-July 2003: Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Hooper Bay, Alaska: 1928-2003; Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1.25.10, p. 2; Pilot Station - Saint Charles Spinola Catholic Church Website 01.25.10
O'ConnorCornelius F.1946PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 2008 of sexually abusing a boy at Our Lady of the Assumption in Carmichael CA, beginning in 1987 when the victim was 8 years old. Parents say diocese admitted there were other victims. O'Connor was a dean 1968-72, held diocesan offices 1972-86, and was made monsignor in 1979. He died in approx. 1990.Sacramento, CASource:
KFBK 01.31.08
Assignments:
Detailed BA.org Assignment Record
O'ConnorDonal P.1955PSuedDiocesanNative of Ireland. Accused of abuse of 3 from 1959-1961 per archdiocesan report. Placed on leave and then retired 2002 without faculties. Named in at least 1 civil suit. Personnel file released 1/13.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 2; The Patch 2.3.13
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 10.12.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
O'Connor
Donald1964PAccusedDiocesanHis mental stability had been questioned as far back as seminary. Removed from ministry in 5/02 after Diocese learned of allegations that he abused an adolescent boy between 1967-1970. Diocese said allegations were substantiated and O'Connor "acknowledged that the incident had occurred." Other accusers also known. Former police chaplain. Died in 2011. Revealed 5/16/13 that even after privileges were removed, he was paid to say mass intentions (stipends). Diocese agreed to release of personnel files 3/13 as part of settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files finally released 4/30/14.Joliet, ILSource:
Associated Press 05.18.02; Chicago Tribune 05.19.02; Diocese of Joliet Press Release 04.09.06; Chicago Sun-Times 04.11.06; Herald News 05.17.06; 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; ABC 7 News 03.20.13; O'Connor personnel documents from Joliet 03.20.13; WLS 03.21.13; WLS 05.17.13; Huffington Post 05.21.13; Anderson Advocates Timeline 04.30.14; Chicago Sun-Times 04.30.14; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Joliet Patch 04.30.14; O'Connor Personnel Files from David Rudofski Archives 04.30.14; SNAP Statement 04.30.14; WLS 04.30.14; Daily Journal 05.01.14
O'ConnorGavin1977PAccusedDiocesanPer 5/02 article, two brothers had previously filed separate suits alleging abuse by O'Connor. One settled in 1989, the other in 1998 for $200,000. Bishop Egan suspended O'Connor in Jan. 1989 and pursuaded him to leave priesthood. Egan personally took laicization petition to Rome. March 1998 article says he was laicized in 1989. 6/02 article says that Egan paid O'Connor approx. $17,000 - $20,000 to cover personal debts and living expenses when he left the priesthood.Bridgeport, CTSource:
Hartford Courant 03.17.02; Hartford Courant 05.18.02; New York Times 05.18.02; Hartford Courant (AP) 05.19.02; NY Post 05.19.02; NY Daily News 05.20.02; Chicago Sun Times 06.19.02; Connecticut Post 12.01.09
Assignments:
Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
O'ConnorJames1969PSuedDiocesanOne man filed civil suit 12/03 alleging that he was sexually abused by O'Connor from 1969 to 1971. Abuse happened at St. Mary's Church in Waco TX. 2002 Catholic Directory showed O'Connor to be "on leave".Austin, TXSource:
Austin American-Statesman 1.6.04; Austin American-Stateman 12.24.03
O'Connor
John J.1960PAccusedDiocesanIn 8/02 O'Connor was "quietly" placed on leave by San Francisco Archdiocese after recent allegation that he had had improper contact with a boy more than 30 years ago. O'Connor told parish at St. Mary's Cathedral that he was going on leave of absence for health and personal reasons. He has been shown as absent on leave since 2005 Catholic Directory. Died 03/15/13.San Francisco, CASource:
San Francisco Chronicle 08.29.02; SF Weekly 05.21.03; San Francisco 09.22.05; San Francisco Chronicle 03.20.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
O'Connor
John Justin BAccusedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersTwo former students at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx came forward 4/12 to allege they were abused in mid-1980s by O'Connor, then Dean of Discipline. He left the school in 1987 and left the order "within the past few years." The Order filed bankruptcy 4/11 and that opened the doors for the allegations to be made. He was also Student, Teacher & Principal at Power Memorial Academy.New York, NYSource:
WPIX 04.26.12; Voice from the Desert 05.13.12
O'Connor
Patrick J.1985PConvictedDiocesanRemoved 9/03 after review board found credible a recent claim that he had sexually abused a child in late 1980s at St. Joseph's in Cuyahoga Falls (1st assignment after ordination). He denied allegation. Was teaching at Borromeo Seminary in 2003. Cleared by the Vatican and returned to active status 9/07 with restrictions. "Resigned from priesthood" 6/08 after allegations of abuse of 15 yr old boy in 1997. Indicted 8/09. Pleaded guilty 9/09. Sentenced to 90 days jail 12/09. Sued by accuser 7/11.Cleveland, OHSource:
Beacon Journal 7.9.08; Chronicle-Telegram 9.3.09; Morning Journal 7.8.08; Morning Journal 7.9.08; Plain Dealer 7.8.08; WKYC 7.8.08; Plain Dealer 10.28.03; Akron Beacon Journal 10.29.03; Plain Dealer 12.04.07; Beacon Journal 12.05.07; Chronicle-Telegram 08.28.09; Chronicle-Telegram 09.16.09; Chronicle-Telegram 12.12.09; Chronicle-Telegram 12.14.09; Chronicle-Telegram 12.15.09
Assignments:
EDGE Boston 12.21.09 (add'l article); Cleveland Plain Dealer 1.5.10 (add'l article); Chronicle-Telegram 7.2.11 (add'l article); Morning Journal 7.2.11 (add'l article); Chronicle-Telegram 8.3.11(add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
O'ConnorRichard PSuedDiocesanMan filed lawsuit 1/07 alleging he was abused by O'Connor and another priest, Anthony King, in mid-1960s when he was a high school student. O'Connor was a priest and teacher at St. Peter the Apostle Seminary in Cowiche. Abuse by O'Connor occurred before the seminary was closed and students and priests were transferred to Seattle. O'Connor is deceased. Case settled 1/10 for $150K total.Yakima, WASource:
Yakima Herald-Republic 1.9.07; Yakima Herald-Republic 7.4.10; Yakima Herald-Republic 10.21.11; Yakima Herald Republic 01.15.13
O'ConnorThomas J. PSuedDiocesanFour brothers filed suit 12/03 alleging abuse by O'Connor and 4 other priests from 1967-1983. One brother said he was abused by O'Connor and 3 of the other 4 priests. None of the brothers knew that the others were being abused. They complained to Diocese 8/02 but nothing done. Also named by one in mid-2004 civil suit and another in 12/04 suit. Died. One claim settled 2008.Springfield, MASource:
Iobsserve 1.7.05; Springfield Republican 8.3.04; Springfield Republican 12.13.03; Springfield Republican 12.30.04; Press Release by The Office of Stobierski & Stobierski, 12.03.08
O'Dea
Loren1993PAccusedDiocesanCurrently 83 yrs old. Ordained in 1993 and given senior (retired) priest status in 1997. Served as Associate Pastor, Our Lady of Sorrows, Farmington. Two complaints received 2012 and O'Dea was removed without privileges 10/12. Allegations involved weredeemed "substantive" by Review Board and date back to just prior to his ordination. Sheriff's office has been notified.Detroit, MISource:
Statement by Archdiocese of Detriot 10.06.12; Click on Detroit 10.07.12; Oakland Press 10.07.12; WXYZ.com 10.07.12; CBS Detroit 10.08.12; Detroit News 10.08.12; Hometown Life 10.11.12
O'Dea
Thomas E.1960PAccusedDiocesanMan came forward in 1993 to allege that he had been molested by O'Dea in 1960s in a school basement when he was 12 years old. Same man also said he was abused by James Porter when the two priests worked at the same church. Review board unanimously found "insufficient evidence of improper activity" and Bishop O'Malley allowed O'Dea to continue as active priest until his death in 1/99. Fall River, MASource:
Boston Globe 07.02.92; Boston Herald 12.08.93; Providence Journal Bulletin 01.16.94; Standard Times 01.21.99; Standard Times 01.31.99
O'Dell
Jack BSuedClerics of St. ViatorCivil suit filed in 1996 accuses Br. O'Dell of abuse of 1 youth at St. Viator High School between 1980 and 1984 and for 4 yrs after graduation. Suit dismissed by Court on SOL and dismissal upheld by Court of Appeals 1998. 2nd individual came forward in 2002 to allege abuse in approx 1974. Order said in 2003 that it could not substantiate allegations. Order settled w/ this man in 2005. O'Dell died 9/1998.Chicago, ILSource:
In re John Doe v. Catholic Archbishop of Chicago, 703 N.E.2d 413; Chicago Tribune 09.22.88; In the Matter of John Doe v. Catholic Archbishop of Chicago et al, Cause No. 96-008465, 07.12.96
O'DohertyAloysius A1940PSuedDiocesanPer 2002 civil suit, he is accused of abuse of an 11 yr old girl in 1950. May have served at one time with convicted abuser Thomas Laughlin.Portland, ORSource:
Statesman-Journal 11.19.02; The Oregonian 11.19.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
O'DohertyLiam1965PSettledDiocesanFirst indicted by Grand Jury in 1979 for sexual contact with three 14 yr old girls. Case dismissed after 6 months (when no further complaints received) and Diocese put him back to work. "Absent on sick leave" w/o privileges as of 1999. Beginning in 2000, 4 women filed separate suits alleging that he abused them in 1980s and 1990s. All settled 1/03 for total of $180K. Living at Vianney Renewal Center in MO in 1/03. He is apparently subject to severe restrictions as to his movements.Ogdensburg, NYSource:
Press Republican 7.2.02; Watertown Daily Times 1.6.04; North Country Daily 12.15.99; Post-Standard 03.23.02; Post-Standard 05.12.02; Newsday 01.29.03; Post-Standard 01.29.03; Press Republican 01.31.03; RichardSipe.com 04.17.07
O'Donahueunknown PAccusedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersOne of 7 brothers accused of abuse of 3 youths at Kent's Briscoe Memorial School and/or O'Dea high school in civil suit filed 1/04. Abuse is said to have occurred between 1940s and 1960s.Seattle, WASource:
R.E. v.Cath Arch Seattle; King County, WA; #04-2-00112-9; Seattle Times 01.08.04
O'Donnell
Henry B.1949PAccusedDiocesanAccused 12/8/05 of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl in 1950 in Washington DC. The girl's mother allegedly discovered O'Donnell in the act of forcibly kissing her daughter as well as touching the girl's breasts and genitals beneath her clothes. O'Donnell was diocesan secretary or chancellor at the time. The kissing was allegedly repeated by then-Msgr. O'Donnell when the girl was age 18, and he is accused of verbally abusing her at age 27 in a sexual manner. O'Donnell was then vicar general.Steubenville, OHSource:
Hanes-Martinez Testimony 12.08.05
Assignments:
Detailed BA.org Assignment Record
O'Donnell
Patrick G.1971PSettledDiocesanRemoved 1985. Abused at least 65 boys in 1970s-1980s in Spokane & Seattle. Worked as a psychologist for teens in Bellevue after leaving active priesthood. Sanctioned in 1984 for abuse while a priest. Sanctions lifted 1986. License permanently removed 1/04. At least 2 victims committed suicide. Named in new suit filed 2/08 by 4. Admitted guilt and settled 11/08 for $5M but can't pay. Two plaintiffs settled before 5/09 trial; Last 2 plaintiffs settled during trial. Settlements 5/12.Spokane, WASource:
Links to Articles; Spokesman Review 1.3.10; Diocese of Spokane List of Admitted, Proven or Credibly Accused Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse 11.03.09; Spokesman Review 01.20.10; Spokesman Review 01.21.10; Behavioral Health Central 01.28.10; Spokesman Review 03.12.10; Spokesman Review 10.28.10; Spokesman Review 05.26.12; Spokesman Review 10.10.12
Assignments:
Detailed BA.org Assignment Record
O'DonnellRobert J.1966PSuedDiocesanNamed in 3/13 civil suit by one man who alleged offensive sexual conduct by O'Donnell when he was a teenager in Helena in 1974. O'Donnell was with Helena Diocese from 1966 - 1990 but he was on leave of absence from 1985-1990. Part of that time was spent in Hawaii. He was incardinated in Hololulu Diocese in 1990 and died in 1995.Helena, MTSource:
Independent Record 03.24.13
O'DonnellTerence (Terry)1970PSuedSalesianSued 2003 & 2004. Accused by 3 of abusing them at Mary Help of Christians Catholic School, a boarding school in Tampa in early 1990s. When parents complained, he was reassigned to Salesian Boys and Girls Club in Boston, and the Salesian Provincial Housein New Rochelle. Placed on leave in 2003 after suit filed. Had been investigated in 1993 by Florida's Dept of Health and Rehab. Services for the same type of allegations. No charges filed.St. Petersburg, FLSource:
Legal Examiner 2.2.13; St. Petersburg Times 11.19.03; Tampa Tribune 11.19.03; St. Petersburg Times 10.13.04; Tampa Tribune 10.13.04; St. Petersburg Times 03.12.05
O'Donoghue
Brendan W.1950PSettledDiocesanRetired in 1984. Placed on leave after man filed suit in 1994 alleging that O'Donoghue sexually assaulted him at age 13 in 1978. Suit referenced 2 previous allegations. Suit settled 1999 for $300K. Transferred 12 times in 1st 15 years as priest. 1999 civil suit by a 2nd plaintiff who alleged abuse in 1962 settled in 2001. Additional suits filed in 2002 & 2004.Worcester, MASource:
Memorandum in Gagne v. O'Donoghue et al, Cause No. 94-1158; Sunday Telegram 3.3.02; Telegram & Gazette 4.1.02; Telegram & Gazette 4.6.99; Telegram & Gazette 05.19.96; Telegram & Gazette 12.13.96; Worcester Magazine 09.24.97; Telegram & Gazette 11.11.99; Telegram & Gazette 06.28.01; Boston Herald 02.22.02; Telegram & Gazette 03.21.02; Telegram & Gazette 02.15.03; Telegram & Gazette 02.15.03; Telegram & Gazette 06.29.04; Telegram & Gazette 02.15.06
O'DonoghueCharles PSuedFather of the Holy Ghost (Irish Spritans)7/09 civil suit alleged abuse of 7 yr old girl & her 8 yr old brother by a John O'Donoghue at St. Catharine Parish in Spring Lake, from 1972 to 1974. Diocese said that Charles O'Donoghue was assigned there from 1969-1974 but there were no records of "John." Diocese informed of abuse by Charles O'Donoghue by letter in 2002. Another letter received 7/10/09 re John. A member of an Irish religious order, Charles O'Donoghue returned to Ireland in 1975 and is believed to have died in 1986.Trenton, NJSource:
Press Release by the Diocese of Trenton 07.15.09; Asbury Park Press 07.22.09; Asbury Park Press 07.22.09; Star-Ledger 07.22.09
O'DonovanRickard J.1949PAccusedDiocesanDied 8/00 at age 77. Born in Ireland. Accused of abuse of one boy from age 9 to 11 on about 20 occasions in the rectory of St. Colman's Church in Brockton. Recent settlement of one claim announced 4/12 by Attorney Mitch Garabedian. Archdiocese reported it would not substantiate the accusations because O'Donovan died before accusations surfaced.Boston, MASource:
Boston Herald 8.7.00; BishopAccountability.org 04.11.12; Boston Channel 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; Wicked Local 04.13.12; MediaReport 04.11.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Boston Assignment Record
O'DowdEamon1959PSettledDiocesanO'Dowd involved in two incidents. Investigated in 1977 for fondling 2 girls; no charges filed after he apologized and said he meant no harm. In 1983 he was arrested for fondling a girl. Those charges dropped after he agreed to psychiatric treatment. One article says that he also had an affair with the girl's mother. 1983 (?) civil suit settled in 1986 for $250K and files sealed. Still active priest until he "retired" without privileges in 1995 after news of the 1983 incident became public.Orlando, FLSource:
Lakeland Ledger 4.8.02; Orlando Sentinel 3.7.95; Palm Beach Post 3.6.95; San Jose Mercury News 12.31.87 (2nd article); San Jose Mercury News 12.31.87; Orlando Sentinel 02.25.95; Orlando Sentinel 03.22.95; Orlando Sentinel 09.17.95; Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel 04.24.02
O'DwyerPatrick1924PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 1 in 1959. Died 1971. 1 civil suit filed.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 2
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
O'Farrill
Juan Ramon1945PSuedDiocesanO'Farrill, a native of Cuba, sought political asylum in US in 1959. He retired in 1983. 4/11 civil suit alleged that in 1988 O'Farrill sexually molested a 16 yr old boy from Nicaragua who sought counseling from him at St. Michael the Archangel Church in west Little Havana. O'Farrill gave him alcohol in OJ and performed oral sex. O'Farrill died in 1994. Just before death he was arrested and charged with giving an alibi to a robber in exchange for sex.Miami, FLSource:
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel 4.3.93; Miami Herald 4.3.93; Miami Herald 12.02.94; Miami New-Times 04.27.11; NBC Miami 04.27.11; Statement by SNAP 04.27.11
O'FlahertyJohn G.1942PSuedJesuitHe worked in parishes in St. Louis and Kansas City, and as a hospital chaplain in Monett, MO. He also worked in Pueblo and Denver Dioceses. Named as abuser of 1 in amended civil complaint filed in Pueblo in March, 2011. Died i06/19/87.Pueblo, COSource:
Amended Complaint in John Doe 24 et al v Bishop of Pueblo, Cause No 2010CV561, Pueblo Co District Court
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
O'FlynnPatrick PAccusedDiocesanO'Flynn has been accused of molesting a girl over 100 times, beginning when she was 10 in 1962 and continuing until 1970. His current status is unknown as of 11/06.Portland, ORSource:
Oregonian Table 11.12.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
O'Gorman
Thomas1977PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of minor and placed on leave 8/92. Police investigated but no charges filed. "Officially resigned" from priesthood 1994. In 2004 it was learned that O'Gorman was working as speechwriter for husband of Anne Burke, head of the U.S. Catholic Bishops' oversight board on sex abuse.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Tribune 9.1.92; Chicago Tribune 9.3.92; Chicago Tribune 09.28.93; Jersey Journal 04.10.04
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
O'Grady
James F.1954PAccusedDiocesanRetired to Ireland. Investigated by police re 1997 allegation of girl years before.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Times 08.18.02
O'Grady
Oliver Francis1971PnoneDiocesanNative of Ireland. Worked in California for many years. Convicted 1993 in CA. Received 14-yr sentence--served 7; deported to Ireland. $7M settlement. Also others. Molested as many as 25 boys and girls. Laicized. Fled Ireland 10/06; Suit filed 12/06 including Irish Archdiocese settled 12/06 for $3M. New suit 12/07 by woman. Worked in Netherlands but returned to Ireland per 4/10 article. Diocese pd $2M 6/10 to 2. New suit 10/10. Arrested for child porn in Ireland 12/10. Sentenced to 3 yrs jail 1/12. New suit 5/12. 4 suits dismissed on SOL 6/12. Released from Irish jail 4/14 and is apparently living unsupervised, claiming he is no longer a threat to children. Name included on list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton Diocese's 5/9/14 filing in bankruptcy court.Stockton, CASource:
San Francisco Chronicle 07.17.98; Collection of Articles prior to 12.31.02; LA Times 10.18.03; Sacramento Bee 01.23.04; Mercury News (Ireland) (AP) 05.12.05; Mercury News (AP) 05.19.05; San Francisco Weekly 07.13.05; CNN 06.27.06; Stockton Record 07.01.06; CNN 09.21.06; Mercury News 10.05.06; Irish Examiner 10.11.06; Lodi News-Sentinel 10.18.06; Sacramento Bee 10.18.06; Huffington Post 04.26.10; Irish Sentinel 04.27.10; Radio Netherlands 04.28.10; Manteca Bulletin 06.07.13; Lodi News Sentinel 06.11.13; Turlock Journal 09.06.13; Turlock Journal 01.15.14; Modesto Bee 02.06.14; Irish Mirror 06.22.14; SNAP Statement with link to Stockton Diocese Notice of Deadline for Filing Claims in Bankruptcy Court 07.16.14; Mercury News 07.18.14
Assignments:
BA.Org Assignment Record
O'GradyPeter P. 1933PSuedJesuitO'Grady served in parishes and schools in the dioceses of Seattle and Spokane WA, Great Falls and Helena MT, Boise City ID and Portland OR. Woman filed suit 1/04 alleging that she was sexually abused by O'Grady at Jesuit House in Spokane when she was 12. O'Grady was providing "supply work" to parishes in Spokane at that time. O'Grady died 06/16/93. Suit names Portland Province of the Jesuit Order as well as Bishop Syklstad. Settled 12/04. Diocese said allegations were proven or credible.Spokane, WASource:
Spokesman Review 01.24.04; Associated Press 12.03.04; Spokesman Review 12.04.04; Statement by Diocese of Spokane 11.21.07; Diocese of Spokane List of Admitted, Proven or Credibly Accused Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse 11.03.09; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
O'HaraFrank J.1941PSuedDiocesanTwo women filed suit 9/08 accusing O'Hara of abusing them between 1971-1978 while he was assigned to St. Kevin's Catholic Church in Rosewood Heights. Died 4/06 at age 90.Springfield, ILSource:
Chicago Tribune 04.22.06; The Telegraph 09.25.08
O'HearnRichard PAccusedDiocesanOne man settled with Diocese for $75,000 in 11/08 as part of $4.5M settlement with 59 claimants. He claimed abuse by O'Hearn at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in PittsfieldSpringfield, MASource:
CBS 3 12.09.08; WWLP 12.09.08
O'Herlihy
Michael D.1961PSuedDiocesanLaicized in 1993. Accused in 2/26/04 suit of sexually abusing a boy in 1980 at Cardinal Hayes H.S. in the Bronx. O'Herlihy had learned that the boy was being abused by a Catholic counselor, and allegedly used the knowledge to gain access. Suit claims that other boys were abused by O'Herlihy at the school. Dismissed on SOL 2006. In 3/09 he was found working as ass't principal at Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day HS.New York, NYSource:
Complaint 02.26.04; NY Post 02.27.04; NY Post 03.30.09
O'Keeffe
Patrick J.1959PSuedDiocesanNative of Ireland. Allegation in 1989. Left active priesthood 1994. "Retired" 1999. Accused of abusing several girls in 2003 suits, some of which named both San Diego & San Bernardino. Criminally charged in 2002 w/ abuse of 17 yr old girl. Fled to Ireland. Charges dropped due to Supreme Court ruling. S.D. Diocese filed bankruptcy day before trial. Name on list released by San Diego 3/07. Laicized but unable to document. Claims settled 9/07 in $198.1M Diocese settlement. Personnel file released 10/10.San Diego, CASource:
San Bernardino Sun 08.15.02; San Bernardino Sun 08.16.02; Press Enterprise 08.17.02; San Bernardino Sun 08.26.02; Press Enterprise 08.28.02; Press Enterprise 09.28.02; Press Enterprise 07.12.03; Press Enterprise 01.17.04; Press Enterprise 06.22.06; Union Tribune 10.18.06; Press Enterprise 01.12.07; Press Enterprise 02.12.07; Press Enterprise 02.27.07; Union Tribune 03.11.07; Lompoc Record 03.30.07
Assignments:
Diocese of San Diego 3.30.07 (add'l article); Press Enterprise 9.7.07 (add'l article); Union Tribune 10.24.10 (add'l article); Documents Released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10 (add'l article); Orange County Weekly 10.27.10 (add'l article); Chicago Tribune 3.11.12 (add'l article)
O'LearyArthur P.1975PAccusedDiocesanPer personnel file released 2/03, he was placed on administrative leave in 1994 after fathers of two boys complained that O'Leary had touched the boys inappropriately. File also showed that in 1980s he was spotted at Cape Cod rest areas having sex with strangers. Under observation by police in 1985 and 1986. He promised Church to stay away from rest stops but did not. Church officials were afraid that he would be arrested. He was transferred to Hanover in 1991. Still on leave 2008 & living in Yarmouth.Boston, MASource:
BA.org Analysis of Boston Documents and Involvement of Bishop Lennon; Boston Globe 2.5.03; Boston Herald 2.5.03; Documents from O'Leary's Archdiocesan File; Patriot Ledger 2.5.03; Experpt from Pattern and Practice Brief 07.21.03; Patriot Ledger 10.20.08
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
O'LearyMark1985PAccusedDominicanAccused of abuse in Southern CA from 1974-1977 by 2 persons. The accusations were acknowledged by the Dominican order. Also worked in Oakland Diocese. Last known location was St. Albert's Priory in Oakland.Los Angeles, CASource:
ABC7News.com 4.6.05; LA Archdiocesan Report Errata Notice # 2; ABC7 10.14.05; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
O'LearyPatrick PAccusedDiocesanRemoved in 8/92 after archdiocese decided he was exhibiting "a pattern of inappropriate behavior" that made him possibly of risk to children. Native of Ireland, ordained in Spain. Extern priest. It is believed he was recalled to Spain.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Tribune 9.1.92; Chicago Tribune 9.5.93; Chicago Tribune 10.01.93; Chicago Tribune 10.29.93; Chicago Tribune 11.15.93
O'Liddy
Patrick Henry1990PConvictedJesuitJoined Order in 1977 and ordained in 1990. O'Liddy pleaded guilty in 1999 to sending a lewd photo of himself to 14 yr old girl over the Internet. Mother reported photo to police and he was arrested at meeting site. In 8/2000 he was sentenced to 10 yrs probation and 200 hrs of community service. O'Liddy was on leave from the Jesuits at the time of the offense and after the court sentence he resigned from the Order. On Colorado Sex Offender Registry.Denver, COSource:
Associated Press 05.21.02; Denver Post 05.21.02; Rocky Mountain News 05.21.02; Denver Post 03.10.04
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
O'Loghlen
Martin1961PSuedSacred HeartAccused of abuse of 1 from 1965-1968 per Archdiocese 2004 report. Active in Myanmar & Philippines in 2004. In 2011 Archdiocese removed him from current assignment at Holy Name of Mary Church in San Dimas that he had held for 2 yrs and admitted it "did not fully consult records" that showed he had admitted to sexual relationship with a high school girl in 1960s. The vicar of clergy in charge of checking records resigned. Woman settled civil suit w/ order & priest in 1999 for $100K.Los Angeles, CASource:
BA.org Assignment Record and Supporting Documents; LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 5; LA Times 02.11.11; Contra Costa Times 02.12.11; Dialogue 02.12.11; NY Times 02.12.11; UPI 02.12.11; Wall Street Journal 02.13.11; Altadena Patch 02.14.11; California Catholic Daily 02.14.11; KPCC 02.14.11; San Gabriel Valley Tribune 02.14.11; The Laist 02.15.11; The Tidings 02.17.11; LA Times 02.20.11
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
O'Malley
James J.1946PSettledDiocesanAllegations in late 1950s-early 1960s. Removed from active priesthood 1989. Retired in Ireland. One civil claim made 7/03 alleged that O'Malley abused a youth in 1981-1982 in Spokane valley. This claim was settled 9/03 for $50K. As many as 11 men filed 2004 civil suit. No privileges. Died 2007.Spokane, WASource:
Spokesman Review 10.24.02 (2nd); Spokesman Review 10.24.02; Spokesman Review 10.26.02; Spokesman Review 07.10.03; Spokesman Review 09.19.03; Seattle Times 09.21.03; Spokesman Review 01.21.04; KXLY 09.21.04; Spokesman Review 01.30.05; Spokesman Review 04.22.06; Spokesman Review 03.27.07; International Traffic in Priests Who Abuse 04.17.07; KXLY 04.22.07; Statement by Diocese of Spokane 11.21.07; Diocese of Spokane List of Admitted, Proven or Credibly Accused Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse 11.03.09
Assignments:
Spokesman Review 10.24.02; Inland Register 11.14.02
O'MalleyThomas F.1930PSettledDiocesanOne person settled claims against O'Malley as part of 8/04 $7.5M settlement between 45 claimants and the Diocese of Springfield involving 18 priests. This was first time O'Malley had been publicly identified. Died 1985 at age 84Springfield, MASource:
Springfield Republican 08.17.04; Springfield Republican 08.17.04; Berkshire Eagle 08.18.04; Press Release by The Office of Stobierski & Stobierski, 12.03.08
O'Neil
Leo J.1956PSuedDiocesanSued 2004. Accused of abuse of a 14-year-old boy who was living at the Stetson Home for Boys in Barre in 1975. O'Neil was assigned to St. Joseph Church at the time. O'Neil was retired when the suit was filed. He died 2/05. Civil suit set for trial 11/06.Worcester, MASource:
Telegram & Gazette 3.1.05; Telegram & Gazette 12.30.04; Telegram & Gazette 02.15.06
O'Neill
James W.1967PSuedOblates of St. Francis de SalesAccused in 2004 DE suit of abuse of 1 youth from 1976-1985. Moved to Philadelphia in 1985 after complaint. Working in Charlotte, NC when suit was filed. Removed 2003. In 12/06, Court ruled that suit could go forward but not on original claim from 1985. Did not appear for depo because he was ministering in South Africa. O'Neill admitted the abuse. Order settled 3/08. Diocese settled 5/08. Name released as part of 8/11 Oblate $24.8M settlement with 40 individuals. Living in monitored setting.Wilmington, DESource:
News Journal 11.20.05 (Major Account); Winston-Salem Journal 04.16.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; News Journal 11.20.05; News Journal 06.27.06; News Journal 11.18.06; News Journal 12.07.06; News Journal 04.03.07; News Journal 05.15.07; News Journal 05.25.07; WBOC 10.12.07; CBS 3 12.18.07; News Journal 12.18.07; News Journal 12.19.07; Daily Times (AP) 01.17.08
Assignments:
News Journal 3.25.08 (add'l article); WXII 5.27.11 (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); News Journal 11.20.05
O'Neill
Patrick G.1953PSuedDiocesanNative of Ireland. Sued 10/02 by woman who alleged he abused her for approximately 3 yrs when she attended St. Charles Borromeo school and church in Tacoma in early 1960s. She dropped the suit in 2003 after Seattle Archdiocese countersued her. O'Neill retired in 1999. May have moved to AZ. He denied the allegations. Review board was still reviewing case in 2002. O'Neill died in Ireland in 8/11.Seattle, WASource:
Seattle Times 11.27.02; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 04.24.03; Seattle Times 09.21.03; Kitsap Sun 08.26.11; SNAP Statement 08.31.11
O'NeillRobert F.1962PSuedDiocesanComplaints received in 1970s. Sent for treatment. Parents complained about behavior and drinking for several years. In 1973 O'Neill was removed from parish and appointed to Marriage Tribunal. In 1980 he was reassigned to parish duties. "Retired" due tohealth in 2001 but continued working at tribunal. Privileges removed 5/02. Sued in 2002 by 10 men. Suit dismissed due to SOL in 2003 and 2004. Died 12/05. Canonical proceedings were not complete at time of death per 6/7/12 statement from Diocese.Rochester, NYSource:
Associated Press 5.2.02; Democrat and Chronicle 5.4.02; Democrat and Chronicle 5.8.02; Democrat and Chronicle 8.9.02; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 5.3.02; Post-Standard 05.12.02; Democrat and Chronicle 06.17.02; Democrat and Chronicle 06.17.02; Democrat and Chronicle 06.17.02; Democrat and Chronicle 07.15.02; Democrat and Chronicle 11.13.02; Democrat and Chronicle 12.13.02; Democrat and Chronicle 02.18.03; Democrat and Chronicle 05.10.03; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 08.19.04
Assignments:
Seattle Post-Intelligencer 8.19.04 (add'l article); Newsday (AP) 9.21.04 (add'l article); WHEC-TV 12.8.05 (add'l article); Catholic Courier 6.7.12 (add'l article); Rochester Homepage 6.7.12 (add'l article); SNAP Statement 6.7.12 (add'l article)
O'NeillThomas P.1957PAccusedOblates of St. Francis de SalesAccused 5/02 of sexually abusing a boy once in the early 1960s, when O'Neill taught at Judge Memorial School in Salt Lake City. Promoted to principal of Judge Memorial 1962-70. Was principal at St. Mary's HS in Stockton CA diocese 1970-78. Removed 5/02 from St. Francis de Sales HS in Toledo OH diocese where he moved in 1978. Taught at Father Judge HS in Philadelphia PA in late 1950s. Named in 2003 suit as having knowledge of abuse by James Rapp. Suit dismissed on SOL 8/03.Salt Lake City, UTSource:
Associated Press 05.21.02; Salt Lake Tribune 02.19.03; Salt Lake Tribune 08.23.03; News Journal 05.18.09
O'NeillVincent1972PSettledDiocesanIn 9/96 five former altar boys accused O'Neill of abusing them when they were 13 in 1970s. O'Neill resigned two months later. Charges were leveled and church officials supended him during investigation. Diocese settled with the five 1/97 for undisclosed sum. In 3/97 it was announced that O'Neill had brain tumor and had only weeks to live. He died 11/98.Santa Rosa, CASource:
Press Democrat 4.2.02; Press Democrat 6.9.02; Press Democrat 11.20.96; Press Democrat 11.21.96; Press Democrat 11.22.96; Press Democrat 01.16.97; Press Democrat 03.18.97; San Francisco Chronicle 03.19.97; Associated Press 11.17.98; Press Democrat 11.17.98; Press Democrat 01.14.04; San Francisco Chronicle 01.18.04; Press Democrat 01.19.04
O'NeillWilliam V.1931PAccusedDiocesanAccused on 5/17/02 of sexually abusing and exploiting a 12-year-old boy in 1957 during confession at the rectory of Immaculate Conception church in Everett. Archdiocese mistakenly identified the priest as James W. O'Neil SJ and then as William V. O'Neill. Died 12/4/60. Named on 8/11 Boston AD database of accused priests. Criminal or cannonical proceedings not complete at time of his death.Boston, MASource:
The Patch 9.2.11; Shaughnessy Claim Letter 05.17.02; Boston Globe 01.18.03; Boston Globe 01.22.03; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Daily News 08.26.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
O'ReillyBen BSuedOSF Franciscan Brothers of BrooklynIn civil suit filed 6/13, a woman who graduated in 2009 alleged she was sexually harassed by O'Reilly, a Spanish teacher at St. Francis Prep in Queens. She complained to school and Principal admitted that he had a history of harassing girls. School hadO'Reilly evaluated by psychologist who deemed him unfit to work with children. He was removed from classroom but allowed to continue living on campus.Brooklyn, NYSource:
New York Daily News 06.13.13; New York Daily News 08.07.13; SNAP Statement 08.08.13; NY Post 09.23.13; SNAP Statement 09.23.13; PIX 11 09.25.13; Times Ledger 09.26.13
O'ReillyPatrick 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. O'Reilly's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him.Portland, ORSource:
Jesuits Oregon Province website accessed 12.07.12
O'ReillyUnknown PSuedDioceseOne male plaintiff in a civil suit filed by 10 accusers 2/12 has alleged abuse by O'Reilly when he was attending St. Xavier's Mission and Bellarmine Prep School and plaintiff was a minor. No further information known.Great Falls-Billings, MTSource:
Great Falls Tribune 2.8.12; Great Falls Tribune 2.9.12; KRTV 2.8.12; Market Watch 2.8.12
O'Rourke
Thomas E.1943PAccusedJesuitAccused of abuse of 1 in 1968 at Loyola High School per archdiocesan report addendum. He ministered in San Francisco and Los Angeles CA, as well as in Phoenix, AZ where he was a staff member at Brophy Prep. from 1975 until his death 1/1/93.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06; BA.org Assignment Record
O'RourkeThomas J.1963PAccusedDiocesanNamed in 10/02 lawsuit with 11 other priests and a religious brother where 43 men and women say they were abused. Suit says he repeatedly sexually abused an altar boy at Corpus Christi Church in Woodside, NY where he was assigned in 1960s. Also named in 10/03 suit where 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests. 1 said he was sexually abused in 1974 on a trip to the Naval Academy. Later another claimed abuse in 1960s. O'Rourke died 1998.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Catholic Standard 5 30 02; NY Times 06.16.98; Newsday 10.16.02; Newsday 10.02.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03
O'Shea
Patrick J.1958PArrestedDiocesanCriminally charged in 1994 re abuse of at least 9 youths from 1960s and 1970s. 2 civil suits filed 1994 by 4. Archdiocese settled with two plaintiffs in 8/95 for $500,000 and in 6/96. Archdiocese paid out $2.5M to 15 men abused by O'Shea and two other priests. Arrested and spent 2 yrs in jail waiting for trial; charges withdrawn after the 2003 Supreme Court ruling. Also served time for theft of over $200,000 from Archdiocese. Laicized in 1994.San Francisco, CASource:
SF Chronicle 2.3.04; SF Chronicle 6.6.96; SF Chronicle 03.26.94; SF Chronicle 05.24.94; SF Chronicle 01.24.95; SF Chronicle 01.25.95; SF Chronicle 03.22.96; SF Chronicle 04.15.00; SF Chronicle 04.22.00; SF Chronicle 06.16.00; SF Chronicle 06.17.00; SF Chronicle 03.15.02; SF Chronicle 03.29.03; SF Chronicle 06.29.03; New Oxford Review 06.17.05
Assignments:
SF Chronicle 9.22.05 (add'l article); Chico Enterpriese Record 10.24.05 (add'l article); SF Chronicle 4.4.06 (add'l article); Huffington Post 8.20.11 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
O'SullivanArthur PAccusedDiocesanO'Sullivan was head priest at St. Matthew's Parish on the west side of El Paso in 1950s-1960s under Bishop Metzer. At least two boys accused him of abuse and Bishop Metzer transferred him to the Diocese of Ft. Worth.El Paso, TXSource:
El Paso Times 05.10.10
O'SullivanBrother BSuedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersIn civil suit filed 8/26/10, one of three plaintiffs allege that he was abused by Br. O'Sullivan in 1963-1964 at Brisoe Memorial School. Same man also alleges that he was also assauted by Br. Croke at same school.Seattle, WASource:
JH et al v. Corp of Catholic Archbishop of Seattle et al, 10-2-30752-4SEA 08.26.10
O'Sullivan
Eugene M.1959PConvictedDiocesanFirst accused of abusing an altar boy in a letter to Cardinal Cushing in 1964. Multiple allegations at first parish and then transferred to three other parishes, each time because of multiple complaints. Convicted in 1984 of raping an altar boy. Given5 yrs probation on condition that he be kept away from children. Cardinal Law sent him to Metuchen instead, where he worked in 4 more parishes. Recalled to Boston in 1992, he was retired and made a senior priest. Involuntary laicization announced 2005.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 6.5.02; Boston Herald 6.5.02; Boston Globe 07.16.93; Boston Globe 07.29.93; Patriot Ledger 01.25.05; Patriot Ledger 10.20.08; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Metrowest Daily News 08.26.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
O'SullivanJohn J.1950PSuedDiocesanOrdained in the diocese of Brooklyn, O'Sullivan was named in the 1994 RICO pleading as a known abuser. No specific allegations. He was shown as absent on sick leave per 1988, 1990 and 1995 Catholic Directories.Camden, NJSource:
Atlantic Cty, NJ; # ATL-L-004059-94
O'SullivanMichael1955PAccusedDiocesanOn 1/29/12 the Archdiocese posted a Public Notice on its website stating that it had "recently received accusation" of sexual abuse of minor against O'Sullivan (in 1960s). Removed from Ministry in 1964 and sent for treatment. "Not allowed to return to AD" [but he worked for Savannah GA diocese for many years beginning in 1966 while still member of San Antonio AD].Allegation forwarded to Bexar Co. Dist. Att. O'Sullivan served in parishes in Fredricksburg, San Antonio and Victoria.San Antonio, TXSource:
Public Notice by Archdiocese of San Antonio 01.30.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
O'TooleHenry1944PAccusedRedemptoristO'Toole is alleged to have abused one individual during early 1970s. Archdiocese told the Redemptorists. O'Toole had served in Baltimore Archdiocese from 1962 to 1983. Name appears on Baltimore Diocese's list of accused religious priests and brothers from Sept. 2002. Shown in Venice Diocese per 1988 Catholic Directory, in Miami per 1990 edition, and in Orlando per 1995 and 2002 editions.Baltimore, MDSource:
Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02
O'ToolePaul L.1967PSettledDiocesanWoman announced in 2006 that she had received a $125K settlement from the Chicago archdiocese in 2004. She alleged that O'Toole sexually abused her in 1966 when she was age 16, and that the abuse was continued until age 19 by Revs. John F. Rohrich and Howard Strum. Abuse was first reported to the Archdiocese in early 1990s but nothing done. SNAP reports that O'Toole left the priesthood to marry.Chicago, ILSource:
WBBM 02.11.06; Chicago Sun-Times 02.12.06; SNAP Statement 02.13.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
OBrienMichael C.1965PAccusedDiocesanIn 1993 a teenage boy complained that OBrien had sexually abused him during a 1991 canoe trip. OBrien was placed on leave and police notified. Police could not substantiate allegations and Archdiocese allowed him to return to work at the same parish. Hestayed there until 1999 when he was reassigned to a new parish. Placed on leave in 2004 when diocese reopened investigation. Returned to assignment within a month. Placed on leave for 3rd time 7/08 on allegations from 1960s. Laicized at own request 2/10.Seattle, WASource:
HeraldNet 7.8.08; KOMO 7.7.08; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 7.8.08; Seattle Times 7.7.08; Seattle-Post Intelligencer 7.7.08; The Columbian 04.26.04; Associated Press 05.30.04; Seattle Times 02.19.10
Ochoa
Francisco Xavier1969PIndictedDiocesanIn 4/06 Ochoa admitted a recent incident of sexual misconduct involving minor boy; placed on leave 5/06. Ordained in Mexico; began working in diocese in 1988. Admitted a past history to Bishop in May; 2-3 other accusers have come forward. Fled to Mexico before Bishop reported to police. Federal arrest warrant issued 7/27/08. 2 civil suits filed 10/06. by 7 accusers. 10 plaintiffs settled with Diocese & Bishop 9/07 for little over $5M. Died in Mexico 11/09.Santa Rosa, CASource:
Press Democrat 7.01.06 (2nd article); Contra Costa Times (AP) 06.21.06; Contra Costa Times (AP) 06.22.06; Press Democrat 06.22.06; San Francisco Chronicle 06.22.06; San Francisco Sentinel 06.22.06; Monterey County Herald (AP) 06.23.06; Press Democrat 06.23.06; CBS 5 (Santa Rosa) 06.24.06; Press Democrat 07.01.06; Press Democrat 07.09.06; Press Democrat 07.14.06; Monteray County Herald 07.27.06; Press Democrat 07.28.06; Press Democrat 07.28.06
Assignments:
Press Democrat 8.23.06 (add'l article); Press Democrat 10.10.06 (add'l article); Press Democrat 9.12.07 (add'l article); Press Democrate 6.3.11 (add'l article); Chicago Tribune 3.11.12 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
OchoaUnknown PSuedDiocesanLitigation says Fr. Ochoa sexually abused an altar boy at Little Flower Church in 1968. Ochoa is deceased per 10/2/07 article.El Paso, TXSource:
KDBC 10.02.07; KTSM 10.02.07
OclooAnthony PArrestedDiocesanOcloo, a visitng priest from Ghana, was arrested and charged 10/05 after allegation that he molested a 16 yr old girl in the rectory of St. Ephrem's in Dyker Heights. Ocloo was living and working at the church while working on an MBA. He was immediately placed on leave by the Diocese and removed from rectory. No further info found.Brooklyn, NYSource:
NY Daily News 10.19.05; NY Post 10.19.05; NY1.com 10.22.05; Diocese of Brooklyn Press Release 10.25.05
Ohlemacher
Richard N.1955PAccusedCrosier Fathers and BrothersTaught at Our Lady of the Lake Seminary, Wawasee, IN for 16 years, and at Crosier Seminary in Onamia, MN for three years. Moved to Phoenix 1987. Helped out at area churches after retirement in 1992. One of 8 Crosiers priests removed from public ministryin 2002 for abuse. Incident was at least 15 yrs old. Member of Crosier Community of Phoenix until death 7/29.05.St. Cloud, MNSource:
Arizona Republic 10.10.02; Star-Tribune 10.10.02; Arizona Republic 11.10.02; Arizona Republic 07.31.05; Crosier Province Updated List of Religious Involved in Sexual Abuse of Minors 03.08.14; St Cloud Times 03.09.14
Assignments:
Star Tribune 10.10.02; Assignment Record Released by Crosier Order 03.08.14
Ojeda
Uriel2007PConvictedDiocesanBorn in US; raised in Mexico. Went to Seminary in Oregon from 1998-2007. Arrested 11/30/11 on 2 counts of felony lewd & lascivious acts with teenage girl in 2007 & 2009. Family complained to Diocese11/29/11. Police and CPS notified. He was assigned to Our Lady of Mercy parish in Redding at the time of his arrest. Prior to that, he had been at Holy Rosary Parish in Woodland. Finally released on bail 01/19/12. Pled not guilty 4/13/12. On 7/5/13 he pled no contest to one count of molesting the 13 year old girl in her bedroom. On 8/2/13 he was sentenced to 8 years in prison. .Sacramento, CASource:
CBS Sacramento 12.01.11; Fox News 12.01.11; News 10 12.01.11; Sacramento Bee 12.01.11; National Catholic Reporter 12.02.11; Record Searchlight 12.02.11; Sacramento Bee 12.02.11; Statement by Diocese of Sacramento 12.03.11; Sacramento Bee 12.04.11; Record Searchlight 12.06.11; Sacramento Bee 12.20.11; Sacramento Bee 01.06.12; Sacramento Bee 01.10.12; Record Searchlight 02.03.12; The Oregonian 08.25.12; Sacramento Bee 09.07.12; Modesto Bee 10.10.12; Record Searchlight 11.30.12; Record Searchlight 04.05.13; SNAP Statement 04.05.13; Modesto Bee 06.22.13; Merced Sun-Star 06.25.13; Merced Sun-Star 06.26.13; Sacramento Bee 07.02.13; Sacramento Bee 07.02.13; Modesto Bee 07.03.13; Record Searchlight 07.03.13; Sacramento Bee 07.03.13; SNAP Statement 07.03.13; Daily Democrat 07.04.13; CBS Sacramento 07.05.13; Fox 40 07.05.13; KCRA 07.05.13; KRCR 07.05.13; Merced Sun-Star 07.05.13; Merced Sun-Star 07.05.13; News 10 07.05.13; Record Searchlight 07.05.13; Sacramento Bee 07.05.13; Daily Democrat 07.06.13; Merced Sun-Star 07.07.13; Daily Democrat 08.02.13; KRCR 08.02.13; New York Daily News 08.02.13; Record Searchlight 08.02.13; Sacramento Bee 08.02.13; SNAP Statement 08.02.13; Modesto Bee 08.03.13; Merced Sun-Star 08.11.13; Merced Sun-Star 08.17.13
Okon
Jack1970PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 2002 of molesting 2 teenage brothers in 1970s. Complaints had been made previously about abuse of one of the brothers but nothing done until 2nd one came forward. Resigned from ministry in 2003 as part of settlement.Indianapolis, INSource:
Indianapolis Star 06.28.02; Indianapolis Star 07.14.02; Indianapolis Star 12.17.02; Indianapolis Star 05.09.03
Olarte (Olartez)
Mario Arbelaez1994PConvictedDiocesanArrested 5/03 and charged with enticing a minor over the Internet. Claimed he was doing research but posed as a 20 yr old. Agreed to meet a 15 yr old boy but it was a police officer. Placed on leave and his computer seized. In 9/03 he pleaded no contest to the criminal charges. Did not show up for sentencing 11/03. Defense atty said that Olarte had returned to his native country of Colombia as part of plea agreement. Prosecutors denied. Judge issued an arrest warrant. On sex offender registry.Salt Lake City, UTSource:
Deseret News 05.16.03; Salt Lake Tribune 05.17.03; Deseret News 05.20.03; Casper Star Tribune 05.27.03; Deseret News 05.28.03; Deseret News 06.03.03; Associated Press 09.10.03; Deseret Morning News 09.10.03; Salt Lake Tribune 11.05.03; Deseret News 11.07.03; Chicago Tribune 03.11.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Olinger
Julius1931PSettledDiocesanAccused of abuse at St. Mary, New Hampton, 1957-1958. Included in settlement of Feb. 2006 but no suit actually filed. He died in 1993. Dubuque, IASource:
GlobeGazette.com; KIMT 02.21.06; Herald Telegraph 02.22.06; Telegraph Herald 03.07.06
Assignments:
Archdiocesan Report on Assignments and Other Info 9.22.06
OlivasJose Alfredo1981PArrestedDiocesanOlivas was arrested and charged in June, 1999 with indecency with a child during the summer of 1998. Indicted by Grand Jury in August 1999. Charges dismissed Oct. 2001"in light of the impact on the victim" if the case went to trial and because boy asked that case not be pursued. As of March 2002 Olivas was still on leave pending church investigation.El Paso, TXSource:
El Paso Times 6.5.01; El Paso Times 6.6.99; El Paso Times 6.7.99; El Paso Times 9.8.99; El Paso Times 09.21.99; El Paso Times 10.02.01; El Paso Times 03.27.02
OliverJohn A.1952PConvictedDiocesanPer 2002 article, in 1967 Oliver was alleged to have picked up a 14-year-old boy who was hitchhiking home. Instead of taking him home, boy says Oliver drove him to a house, gave him alcohol and molested him. Diocese said Oliver pleaded guilty but it is unclear what plea involved. He was sentenced to 6 or 7 yrs probation. Sheriff's report from case included a comment suggesting prior cover-ups by the diocese. Retired in 2000; placed on leave 5/02. Supervised R. Trupia. Deceased prior to 8/11.Tucson, AZSource:
Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests from Website n.d.; Arizona Daily Star 02.17.02; Tucson Diocese Press Release 06.21.02; Arizona Daily Star 06.22.02; Arizona Daily Star 06.22.02; Statement by Bishop Kincanas 03.27.03; Arizona Daily Star 07.30.07
Assignments:
Tucson Citizen 2.27.04; Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests 8.5.11
OlivierRobert1957PAccusedDiocesanRemoved from active ministry in 12/06 after Diocese completed investigation of complaint that he had "sexual contact, but not intercourse, with a female teen over four years" in the 1950s. Woman wrote to the Diocese in 12/06. Olivier admitted the relationship. Abuse took place during his first assignment.Jackson, MSSource:
WLBT 01.05.07; Clarion-Ledger 01.06.07; Clarion-Ledger 01.07.07
OlkowskiBrian Keith SConvictedDiocesanOlkowski, a 23 yr old seminarian, was dismissed from Seminary 1/95 when he pleaded guilty to charges he gave beer to 14 yr old boy in 1994 and then molested him. Sentenced in 1995 to 5 yrs jail (all but one suspended), counseling and 500 hrs community service. 5 yr probation after release from prison.Baltimore, MDSource:
Baltimore Sun 8.5.95; Baltimore Sun 01.12.95; Baltimore Sun 01.14.95
Olszewski
Edward Theodore1960PConvictedDiocesanAccused of sodomizing foster son starting at age 11. Found guilty by jury 12/18/02 of indecent liberties with a minor and innocent of sodomy charges; sentenced 1/30/03 to 3 years probation. New trial denied 3/13/03. Civil suit filed 12/22/03 in FL alleging abuse there. Conviction reversed 12/8/05 by MI Supreme Court: Olszewski "was deprived of an impartial jury." Prosecutor did not retry because sentence mostly served. Removed from MI and FL sex-offender registries. Ministry remains restricted.Detroit, MISource:
Archdiocese of Detriot Status Report 10.09; Michigan Catholic 4.7.06; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 8.19.04 (2nd); Associated Press 08.27.02; Detroit Free Press 08.28.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 12.19.02; Miami Herald 12.15.03; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 08.19.04; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 08.20.04; MI Supreme Court Order 12.08.05; Detroit Free Press 04.04.06; Detroit Free Press 04.05.06; WXYZ 04.06.06
Omemaga
Emmanuel O.1983PChargedDiocesanOriginally from the Philippines. Came to San Diego in 1990. Charged in 1993 with 40 counts of abusing a 14 yr old girl immediately after they returned from Pope John Paul II's Mass in Denver 8/93. Mom told diocese and he confessed. Surrendered faculties 10/93 and fled to Philippines Considered a fugitive from criminal charges. Civil suit also filed. Name appears on 3/07 San Diego list of priests with credible allegations. Still a fugitive. Personnel file released 10/10.San Diego, CASource:
Metropolitan News Enterprise 3.1.96; San Diego Union Tribune 11.15.93; San Diego Union Tribule 11.16.93; San Diego Union Tribune 11.18.93; San Diego Union Tribune 11.21.93; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Lompoc Record 03.30.07; San Diego Union Tribune 03.31.07; San Diego Union Tribune 10.24.10; Documents Released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10; Chicago Tribune 03.11.12
Assignments:
Diocese of San Diego List 3.30.07
Onyia
Basil Chukwuma  ?PChargedDiocesanOnyia was Nigerian priest working in diocese since 1999. Parish priest wrote to Diocese in 2000 about Onyia's behavior with women and asked that he be removed. Onyia received warning. Police learned 2/01 that Onyia had sexually assaulted a mentally challenged teenage girl. He disappeared during investigation and returned to Nigeria. Girl sued in 2001 and it settled 2003. Two other girls also filed suit in 2002.Brownsville, TXSource:
Dallas Morning News 12.06.04 (part 2); Brownsville Herald 04.07.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; The Monitor 06.15.02; Brownsville Herald 06.30.02; The Monitor 07.11.02; Brownsville Herald 08.09.02; Brownsville Herald 09.06.02; The Monitor 12.07.02; The Monitor 01.28.03; The Monitor/Valley Morning Star 11.13.03; Dallas Morning News 12.06.04; Brownsville Herald (AP) 12.09.04; The Monitor 12.29.04; Chicago Tribune 03.11.12
Assignments:
The Monitor 10.4.12 (add'l article)
Oosterman
Bernard "Benno"1956PSuedDiocesan3 brothers sued Diocese of Spokane in 2003 alleging they were abused by Oosterman between 1968 and 1975. Oosterman also subject of previous lawsuit by two victims which was settled by the diocese in 1993. Most of his career spent in Seattle but in 1978 he was released to Archdiocese of Anchorage. Resigned from ministry in 1980, married and moved to Texas. Allegations surfaced in Anchorage in 2004.Spokane, WASource:
Spokesman Review 5.5.07; Spokesman Review 10.24.02; Spokesman Review 10.24.02; Spokesman Review 05.16.03; News Tribune (AP) 05.20.03; Anchorage Daily News 02.14.04; Statement by Diocese of Spokane 11.21.07; Diocese of Spokane List of Admitted, Proven or Credibly Accused Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse 11.03.09
Assignments:
Spokesman Review 10.24.02; Inland Register 11.14.02
Ophals
Donald J.1961PSuedDiocesanAccused in 2003 of 'improper sexual advances' in late 1970s with male teen allegedly supplied by Rev. Jupin. Suit 5/7/03 accused Jupin of intimidating complainant and 8/25/03 suit accused diocese of slandering him. DA investigated intimidation at bishop's request. Suits dismissed 1/30/04 without deciding validity of charges. Review board found in 2004 no 'reasonable grounds' for 2003 allegation, without interviewing complainant. Ophals reinstated. Placed on admin leave 3/11 Reinstated again 11/11.Albany, NYSource:
Daily Gazette 5.8.03; Times Union 1.6.04; Times Union 3.8.04; Times Union 5.8.03; Times Union 5.9.03; Troy Record 05.10.03; Times Union 05.11.03; Times Union 06.25.03; Times Union 08.26.03; Times Union 11.26.03; Times Union 01.31.04; Evangelist 03.11.04; Albany Record 03.18.04; Times Union 06.15.04; Evangelist 06.17.04
Assignments:
Albany Times Union 3.19.11 (add'l article); WTEN 3.21.11 (add'l article); Albany Times Union 3.21.11 (add'l article); Albany Times Union 3.25.11 (add'l article); Albany Times Union 8.13.11 (add'l article); WNYT 11.22.11 (add'l article)
Orellana MendozaSamuel1968PSuedDiocesanOrdained in El Salvador. Working in LA 1981; incardinated 1987. Sued 2003. Accused of abuse of one girl in 1987. Named in archdiocesan report. Archdiocese investigated and found no grounds to remove. At least one claim included in 12/06 $60 mil settlement re 22 priests which covers all of the cases involving molestations that occurred since Mahony was named head of the diocese in 1985.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 2; LA Times 2.7.04; LA Times 12.02.06
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Orlando
Vincent A.1974PAccusedJesuitAllegation in 4/02 that he had abused a young man (not a student) while he was assigned to Strake Jesuit Prep. in Houston. Taught there from 1979-2000 and had taught at Dallas Jesuit H.S. prior to that. Working at Jesuit High School in Tampa FL when accusation made. Immediately suspended. One instance at Strake reported in 1984 but police not informed.Galveston-Houston, TXSource:
Dallas Morning News 04.24.02; St Petersburg Times 04.24.02; Tampa Tribune 04.24.02; Houston Chronicle 05.07.02; Houston Chronicle 05.09.02
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Ormechea
John Baptist "J.B."1965PSuedPassionistTook leave of absence in 1993 after family in Chicago alleged he abused their son in 1983. Evaluated and returned to duty. Removed from Louisville KY parish 12/02 after 4 men accused him of abusing them when they were youths in Chicago. Named by at least 6 in civil suits, one of which alleged he was removed from Chicago in 1988 after yet another allegation. In 2004 he was found working for the Order in Rome. Still there 2012.Chicago, ILSource:
SNAP Fact Sheet 6.9.10; Chicago Tribune 12.16.02; Louisville Courier-Journal 12.16.02; Louisville Courier-Journal 12.19.02; Cincinnati Enquirer (AP) 12.30.02; Chicago Tribune 02.27.03; Louisville Courier-Journal 02.27.03; Chicago Sun-Times 11.25.03; Chicago Tribune 11.25.03; ST. Louis Post-Dispatch 12.05.03; Dallas Morning News 09.12.04; SNAP Statement 03.11.13
Assignments:
BA.Org Assignment Record
Ornowski
Gerald J.1962PSuedMarian FathersSuit filed against Ornowski and his Order in 5/09 alleged that he abused a young girl in the village of Stebbins at least 3 times between 1990-1994. Bishop removed him 6/09 after learning of the suit. Order recalled him for testing and evaluation. Hadworked at St. Mark's Univ. Parish & Catholic Center at the Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks since 1997. Ornowski denied the allegations. Suit dismissed by court 5/10 after plaintiff withdrew her claims.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Fairbanks News-Miner 8.3.10; Fairbanks News-Miner 8.4.10; Statement by Diocese of Fairbanks 8.3.10; News-Miner 06.10.09; News-Miner 06.11.09
Orr
Garrett "Gary" D.1983PIndictedJesuitAccused in 2003 of abuse of 1 youth at Georgetown Prep in 2002. Suspended in 2004. Investigation by Jesuits in 2006 found allegations "substantially true." Between 2006 and 2009 he was assigned to Baltimore Jesuit Maryland Provincial Curia per Catholic Directory. In 2009 2nd allegation made re abuse in 1989. Arrested 1/11 and charged with abuse of 2. Indicted 2/23/11. Pled guilty 9-12-11. Sentenced 11/10/11 to 5 yrs probation & registration as sex offender. Laicized 2008.Washington, DCSource:
Kensington Patch 2.3.11; NBC Washington 2.3.11; Pittsburgh Tribune Review 2.3.11; TDB 2.2.11; Washington Examiner 2.2.11; Washington Post 2.2.11; Washington Post 2.3.11; Washington Times 04.19.06; Loyola Greyhound 04.25.06; Washington Post 04.28.06; The Examiner 04.13.07; WJZ (AP) 04.13.07; Washington Post 12.02.10; Statement by Georgetown Prep dated 01.26.11; Daily Caller 01.31.11
Assignments:
Herald Tribune 2.4.11 (add'l article); The Gazette 2.23.11 (add'l article); The Gazette 9.13.11 (add'l article); The Gazette 11.10.11 (add'l article); Washington Post 11.11.11 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
Orsini
Joseph1964PSuedDiocesanIn the 1994 RICO pleading filed by Steve Rubino, Orsini is accused of having engaged in repeated criminal sexual contact with a minor boy on several occasions beginning in 1967. All RICO claims were settled 3/03.Camden, NJSource:
Courier-Post 04.14.02; Star-Ledger 03.14.03
Orso-ManzonettaAldo Carlo1950PSettledDiocesanIn 2000 civil suit(s), Orso-Manzonetta was accused of abusing 4 altar boys between 1958 and 1974. Suit(s) settled in 2001 for undisclosed sums. Orso-Manzonetta died in 1996. At least six other victims have come forward but did not join the suit. Archdiocese has paid more than $1.6M since 1997 to settle 7 claims. 1994 psychological evaluation released 11/25/08.Portland, ORSource:
NY Times 5.5.10; The Oregonian 6.06.07 (Documents); Oregonian 08.08.00; Associated Press 07.27.01; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 06.06.07; The Oregonian 06.07.07; Register-Guard 06.08.07; Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.24.08; Documents Released by Archdiocese 11.25.08
OrteneauEugene F.1982PSuedJesuitAccused of abuse of one 16 yr old youth in 1992 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Storrs in civil suit filed 2005. Suit settled in 5/07 for $1.2M. Diocese to pay 1/4 and order to pay remainder. Plaintiff's sister had notified Diocese in 2003 of abuse of two other youths but did not mention her brother. Orteneau left the church in 1994. Dismissed from the Order in 2003. Died April 8, 2009 in Huntersville, NC.Norwich, CTSource:
Hartford Courant 06.13.94; The Day 05.03.07; Journal Inquirer 05.11.07; The Day 05.13.07; Tributes 04.08.09
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Ortiz-Dietz
Xavier1977PConvictedDiocesanIndicted in 1993 for abusing three altar boys over a 2 yr period. Convicted in 1994 and sentenced to three 20 yr jail sentences (to run concurrently). Total of ten civil suits were filed, four in 1993 and six in 1994. One victim committed suicide. Settlement for $4M with seven victims 6/98. 1974 report from Mexican college to Archdiocese warned that he suffered from "marked sexual conflict" paranoia and delusions. Should never have been ordained.San Antonio, TXSource:
San Antonio Express News 6.5.98; Times Picayune 08.18.94; San Antonio Express News 01.24.95; San Antonio Express News 07.26.97; Dallas Morning News 06.12.98; San Antonio Express News 06.13.98; San Antonio Express News 06.16.98; San Antonio Express News 04.06.02; San Antonio Express News 04.28.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; San Antonio Express News 02.28.04
OryClaude BAccusedJesuitAccused of abuse in 1994 and removed from position at Jesuit High School in Dallas. In 1995 he was moved to Mobile, Alabama and then, in 2000, to Baltimore's Loyola College campus, where he was in charge of managing the Jesuits' residence hall until 2007. He was allowed to stay in this position even after his name was publicly revealed in 2002.Dallas, TXSource:
AP 04.24.02; Dallas Morning News 04.24.02; Dallas Morning News 05.04.02; Dallas Morning News 08.08.02; The Examiner 04.13.07; WJZ (AP) 04.13.07
Osborne
Robert R.1966PSuedMarianistAccused of abuse and sued 2006 by 1 man. 2nd complainant also came forward. President of St. John Vianney high school when suit filed. School asked him to leave 8/06 because the lawsuit would distract from his job. In 10/06 Prosecutor found no evidence to support criminal charges. Civil suit settled with Order 6/07 but he did not admit guilt. As of 2/08, he claimed to be chaplain for Kirkwood Police Dept. Still saying Mass 11.08. Faculties removed 5/09 by St. Louis after news of previous investigation. Died 04/27/14 in California care facility.St. Louis, MOSource:
St Louis Post Dispatch 02.21.06; St Louis Post Dispatch 02.24.06; The Times (St Louis) 02.24.06; St Louis Post Dispatch 02.26.06; St Louis Post Dispatch 03.01.06; St Louis Post Dispatch 08.28.06; Kansas City Star 10.11.06; St Louis Post Dispatch 10.11.06; News Leader (AP) 06.27.07; Webster-Kirkwood Times 06.29.07; St Louis Post Dispatch 08.01.07; St Louis Post Dispatch 08.02.07; Webster-Kirkwood Times 08.03.07; St Louis Post-Dispatch 02.20.08; Voice from the Desert 08.17.08; St Louis Post-Dispatch 11.12.08; South County Times 11.15.08; Suburban Journals 11.18.08; Central News Magazine 12.15.08; St Louis Post Dispatch 05.10.09; KSDK 05.11.09; SNAP Statement 02.07.12; SNAP Statement 04.09.14; Belleville News-Democrat (AP) 04.28.14; SNAP Statement re his Death 04.28.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 04.28.14
OsgoodDonald Matthew1955PSettledDiocesanOsgood accused of abuse of teenage boys in at least 4 lawsuits in 2002. Two plaintiffs among 16 plaintiffs in civil suits against Diocese which settled in 2002. Allegations against Osgood began to surface within months of his ordination. Transferred several times because of behavior. Sent for treatment to NM. Left active ministry in 1968.Last listed in 1975 OCD. Current whereabouts unknown. Part of NH AG's investigation w/ numerous docs from personnel file in 2003 and 2009.Manchester, NHSource:
2005 List of Abusive Priests within Manchester Diocese; Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; NH AG Audit Report 3.7.09; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Associated Press 05.15.02; Union Leader 05.16.02; Union Leader 05.29.02; Union Leader 07.20.02; Associated Press 07.29.02; Union Leader 07.30.02; Union Leader 10.12.02; Union Leader 12.20.02; Renew America 08.27.06
Assignments:
NH AG Audit Records 3.26.09; BA.org Assignment Record
Osinski
Peter J.1969PConvictedDiocesanArrested in 1997 and pleaded guilty in 1998 to sexual assult of boy for 7 years, beginning when boy was 6. Sentenced to 10 years. Laicized in 2003. Paterson diocese paid one individual to settle a suit against Bishop Rodimer for "failing to notice orput a stop to the assaults" by Osinski who shared a vacation home with the Bishop for more than 20 years. May be living in Shenandoah, PA area 2009. On Sex Offender Register.Camden, NJSource:
Asbury Park Press 4.4.02; Star-Ledger 3.6.98; Star-Ledger 10.06.97; Star-Ledger 10.07.97; Star-Ledger 07.30.98; The Record 04.14.02; NY Times 04.16.02; The Record 04.18.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; New York Times 06.13.02; National Catholic Reporter 11.08.02; National Catholic Reporter 02.20.04; Philadelphila Inquirer 10.16.05
Oswald
Ted1984PSuedDiocesanServed in Tucson 1976-1977 as Br. John before ordination. In 6/1/08, he said he was taking leave due to1/2/08 civil which alleged he had sexually abused a teenage boy 1988-1995. He denied allegations. 2 plaintiffs settled 3/09 for $1.3M. A Vietnam vet,he served as military policeman and civilian policeman before becoming a priest. Testified in 1999 & 2000 that he had reported abuse by R. Trupia to his superiors in 1976 and provided written statements from his students. Died in 2010. New suit 8/13. Suit settled 7/15/14 for $3.5M.Santa Rosa, CASource:
Arizona Daily Star 02.17.02; Lake County News 06.03.08; Press Democrat 06.04.08; Press Democrat 06.04.08; Lake County News 06.06.08; Record-Bee 06.06.08; Lake County News 06.19.08; Seattle Times 03.17.09; Lake County News 03.19.09; Press Democrat 03.19.09; Lake County News 07.07.10; Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests 08.05.11; Digital Journal 08.21.13; San Francisco Chronicle 08.21.13; Lake Country News 08.22.13; Press Democrat 08.22.13; Insurance News Net 07.16.14; Insurance News Net 07.16.14; Catholic World Report 07.17.14
Ouellette
Lionel P.1957PAccusedDiocesanOuellette (sometimes spelled Ouelette) had a reputation for "seducing young ladies" per 1972 letter to his superiors. Also 1994 complaint that he had improperly touched young girls while an assistant priest in early 1960s. He denied allegations and received a psychological assessment. Cardinal Law said that he would be allowed to continue in ministry "with your pastor being aware of the concerns that have been raised." He retired 12/96 and died 9/00. Listed on 8/11 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Associated Press 2.6.03; Boston Globe 2.7.03; Lowell Sun 02.18.03; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Salem News 08.26.11
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record; Obituary
OuelletteRosario E.< 1930sPAccusedDiocesanDiocese reported in 2004 that Ouellette had recently been accused of abuse of one youth in early 1930s at Sacred Heart in Portland and at Camp Gregory. Died in 1969.Portland, MESource:
Maine AG Document Production 7.8.05 PDF page 4-5
Ours
Robert A.1980PArrestedDiocesanArrested 5/21/14 and charged with possession of six images of a sexual performance by a child (child porn). Diocese had reported allegations to DA's office "a few months ago." He retired in 2012 and was living at a home for retired priests. He was not in active ministry after leaving for unrelated personal reasons. Diocese denies any previous allegations against him. Plea deal may be possible in 7/14.Syracuse, NYSource:
Binghamton Homepage 05.21.14; NYC Central 05.21.14; Post-Standard 05.21.14; SNAP Statement 05.21.14; WBNG Channel 12 05.21.14; SNAP Statement 06.11.14; Syracuse com 06.11.14; Post-Standard 07.08.14; SNAP Statement 07.08.14
OwensJoseph1965PSettledDiocesanNewly identified in Archdiocesan Report 3.20.06 as a priest with a substantiated allegation. Resigned 4/70; laicized 4/71. Accused of abuse at St. Philomena in 1969. At least 1 claim included in 8/08 $12.7M settlement involving 11 priests and 16 plaintiffs.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Archdiocesan Report 03.20.06; Chicago Sun Times 03.21.06; Chicago Tribune 03.21.06; Chicago Tribune 08.12.08; WBBM 08.12.08; Chicago Tribune 08.13.08; Jeff Anderson & Associates News Release 08.14.08; Chicago Archdiocesan Report 01.14.10; Chicago Archdiocesan Report 10.08.13
Owens-Howard
J. (James) Robert1974PChargedDiocesanOwens-Howard, a former Bishop England High School teacher and retired priest, was arrested and convicted of fondling 8 yr old boy in a pool. Convicted 2/93. Apparently sentenced to 5 yrs prison. Released 4/98. Owens-Howard was absent on sick leave per1993 & 1998 Catholic Directories and not in 2002 directory. Registered sex offender in SC as of 6/10. Conviction information found on that website.Charleston, SCSource:
Post & Courier (SC) 04.28.02
Owino
Felix C.1992PArrestedA.J. (Apostles of Jesus)Native of Nairobi, Kenya. Arrested 7/8/10 in Fairfax, VA; charged with inappropriate touching of an 11 yr old girl. Diocese removed his faculties 7/9/10 and told Order. He had been serving as assoc. pastor at a church in Weirton. Had also taught at Wheeling Jesuit Univ. for the last two years. Previously worked in NH and Reading, PA. Pled guilty 9/29/10. Sentenced 2/19/11 to 5 yrs prison with all but 9 mo suspended. Has already served 7 1/2 mo awaiting trialWheeling-Charleston, WVSource:
Pittsburgh Post Gazette 9.3.10; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 9.3.10; Statement by Wheeling Jesuit University 07.12.10; Statement by Wheeling-Charleston Diocese 07.12.10; WTOV 07.12.10; CatholicCulture.org 07.13.10; State Journal 07.13.10; Wheeling News-Register 07.13.10; WTOV 07.13.10; Herald-Star 07.16.10; Fairfax Times 07.20.10; New Hampshire Union Leader 08.31.10; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 09.29.10; WTOV 09.29.10; Wheeling News-Register 09.30.10
Assignments:
WTOV 2.18.11 (add'l article); WTOV 2.18.11 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
 


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