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LastFirstOrdTStatusD/ONotesDioceseSource/Assignments
UboldiVictor1945PSuedDiocesanWoman filed 1992 suit alleging abuse by Uboldi (spelled Ubaldi in some articles) from age 12-17. At least one other victim came forward. Uboldi retired in 1982 because of ill health. Apparently moved to Italy. Died 2001. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations released by San Diego Diocese 3/30/07. Personnel file released by San Diego 10/24/10.San Diego, CASource:
LA Times (AP) 03.20.92; LA Times 09.09.05; LA Times 12.23.05; 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
Assignments:
Diocese of San Diego List 3.30.07
UgarteJose I. 1971PAccusedDiocesanNative of Spain. Incardinated in LA Archdiocese 5/71 when he was ordained. Name revealed for first time in Personnel Files released by Archdiocese 1/31/13. Reported to Archdiocese by Doctor in 1993 (?) for drugging and raping a boy in Ensenada. Inactive leave with no ministry as of 11/1/93. Also accused of 1983 abuse of 17 yr old. Sexually involved with three other young men. He was ordered to return to Spain and not to return w/o permission for 7 years, not to celebrate Mass in public and to find a secular job.Los Angeles, CASource:
Ugarte Personnel Files released 01.31.13; KTVN 02.01.13; LA Times 02.01.13; NY Times 02.01.13; St Augustine Record 02.01.13; WSAU 02.01.13; LA Times 02.02.13
Uhran
Vernon1969PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of at least two boys in early 1970s in two lawsuits settled 7/05. Both plaintiffs claim that diocese knew of abuse by 1969 and did nothing except transfer Uhran. Removed from duties in 1992 after an allegation of abuse.Two suits filed 9/05 and 3 more in 12/05. 2 suits settled as of 7/06 for $250K. He pled 5th Amendment 90 times in 8/08 deposition. Uhran also worked in Alaska and Dominican Republic. New case filed in FL 5/10. Multiple victims.Orlando, FLSource:
John Doe IV v. Diocese of Orlando, 05-CA-7829; John Doe V v. Diocese of Orlando, 05-CA-7831; Orlando Sentinel 5.2.05; Orlando Sentinel 5.2.05; WFTV.com 5.2.05; Orlando Sentinel 07.12.05; Lakeland Ledger (AP) 09.13.05; Orlando Sentinel 09.13.05; Times Union 09.27.05; WFTV 12.01.05; Orlando Sentinel 12.02.05; Orlando Sentinel 07.20.06; Chicago Tribune 04.24.09; South Florida Sun Sentinel 04.24.09; WESH 05.30.09
Assignments:
Orlando Sentinel 5.12.10 (add'l article)
Uhrig
A. Gregory1973PAccusedDiocesanWorked in Allentown Diocese for 20 yrs before transferring to Metuchen NJ diocese. Allentown notified Metuchen in 2010 of allegations dating back approx. 30 yrs and Uhrig was placed on leave after investigation. Invest. found allegations "were not frivolous,'' Parish notified 10/10/10. No criminal prosecution in PA due to SOL. Uhrig has denied all charges.Allentown, PASource:
Home News Tribune 10.11.10; MyCentralJersey.com 10.11.10; Express-Times 10.12.10; Star-Ledger 10.12.10; Express-Times 10.13.10; Express-Times 10.13.10; Morning Call 10.13.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Ulatowski
Donald Francis1956PAccusedDiocesanNewly identified as abuser in Chicago Archdiocesan Report 3/20/06. Died 6/99. No further information found as of 1/10. Personnel file released 1/14. Documents show he would take 2-3 boys at a time (with no other adults) to his cottage in Wisconsin andabuse them. Later in his career, he was placed on restricted ministry and ordered not to be alone with children.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Tribune 07.06.99; Chicago Archdiocesan Report, page 3 03.20.06; Chicago Sun-Times 03.21.06; Chicago Tribune 03.21.06; Chicago Tribune 01.21.14; Fox 6 01.21.14; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 01.21.14; Personnel File Released 01.21.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Ulincy
Andrew A.1966PAccusedDiocesanDiocese announced 9/26/10 that Ulincy had been removed from assignment as pastor at St. Paul Church in Reading, a position he had held since 1997, and sent for treatment. Review board found allegations credible that he had molested a minor back in 1981 while assigned to Ss. Simon and Jude Church, BethlehemAllentown, PASource:
Allentown Morning Call 09.26.10; RepublicanHerald.com 09.26.10; WNEP 09.26.10; Reading Eagle 09.27.10; WNEP 09.27.10; Reading Eagle 10.08.10
Umberger
Patrick A.1980PArrestedDiocesanArrested 7/13/10 for possession of child porn. Worked at St. Patrick's Parish in Onalaska, WI; also taught at parish school. Served as diocese's webmaster. In 2009 he was caught following young boys into restroom at a water park. Park revoked his annual pass and local police reported him to Onalaska police. They told State Justice Dept.. Has admitted attraction to boys in early teens. Worked in Milwaukee, Pled not guilty 7/28/10. Resigned from parish 7/29/10. Died of cancer 11/30/10.La Crosse, WISource:
Chicago Tribune (AP) 07.14.10; WCCO 07.14.10; Wisconsin Dept. of Justice 07.14.10; WQOW 07.14.10; LaCrosse Tribune 07.15.10; Wisconsin Public Radio 07.15.10; City Pages 07.16.10; Courier Life 07.16.10; LaCrosse Tribune 07.16.10; Leader-Telegram 07.16.10; Milwaukee Journal Sentinal 07.16.10; Victoria Advocate 07.16.10; WAOW 07.16.10; Winona Daily News 07.17.10; LaCrosse Tribune 07.28.10
Assignments:
LaCrosse Tribune 8.2.10 (add'l article); LaCrosse Tribune 8.5.10 (add'l article); WXOW 8.6.10 (add'l article); Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel 8.6.10 (add'l article); Statement by Diocese of LaCrosse 8.6.10 (add'l article); WKBT 11.30.10 (add'l article)
Underwood
Gary E.1980PConvictedDiocesanArraigned 11/06 on 8 counts of molesting two boys under the age of 15 in 1983 and 1984 at St. Odilia's Catholic Church. He was at the church from 1982-1988. He was working as Air Force chaplain in Louisiana when the diocese placed him on leave. Indicted again 5/07 on charges of abusing another youth in 1985-1986. Pleaded guilty 5/08 to abuse of 3. Sentenced to 10 yrs prison & lifetime probation 8/08. In 7/09 Court had to reduce probation to 3 yrs.Tucson, AZSource:
Arizona Daily Star 1.8.08; Arizona Daily Star 8.8.07; Shreveport Times (AP) 12.06.06; Tucson Daily Star 12.06.06; Shreveport Times 12.07.06; Tucson Citizen 12.07.06; KOLD 12.08.06; Arizona Daily Star 05.24.07; Tucson Citizen 05.24.07; Shreveport Times 05.25.07; Arizona Daily Star 07.11.07; Arizona Daily Star 10.08.07; Arizona Daily Star 05.14.08; Tuccson Citizen 05.15.08; KOLD 12.06.08
Assignments:
Shreveport Times 5.17.08 (add'l article); Tucson Citizen 8.4.08 (add'l article); Arizona Daily Star 8.5.08 (add'l article); Air Force Times 8.5.08 (add'l article); Tucson Daily Star 8.6.08 (add'l article); Arizona Daily Star 7.17.09 (add'l article)
UniowskiPeter1975PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave from his parish assignment in 2003. This was same day the Diocese received an allegation of inappropriate sexual behavior involving a 12 yr old girl. Police notified. No criminal charges filed. In July 2003 he was permanently removed from parish assignment. Bishop said that while there was not enough evidence regarding child's accusation, there was clear evidence of inappropriate conduct with regard to sexual affairs with adult women.Orlando, FLSource:
Ledger 7.1.03; Ledger 03.18.03; Orlando Sentinel 03.19.03; Orlando Sentinel 03.27.03; Ledger 06.24.03; Tampa Tribune 06.24.03; Ledger 06.25.03; Orlando Sentinel 06.25.03; Ledger 02.28.04
UnnamedJohn Doe (in Oregon) PSuedDiocesanPer 2002 list, this is an unidentified priest who was accused of molesting a 10 yr old boy at a week-long spiritual retreat at Camp Howard between 1968-1970. A civil suit was pending against this unidentified priest as of 7/02.Portland, ORSource:
Sunday Oregonian 7.7.02
UnnamedRevs. M,T,R PSuedDiocesanThese three priests from All Saints and at least one other Portland Parish are accused of abusing 1 girl from 1950s to 1960s when she was aged 3-18. Civil suit was pending as of 7/7/02. No further information known.Portland, ORSource:
Sunday Oregonian 7.7.02
UnnamedUnnamed (in Des Moines) PSettledDiocesanSettled per diocese. Left ministry. Name withheld.Des Moines, IASource:
Des Moines Register 3.8.02
Unnamed # 1 (Erie)Unnamed PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 3 who claimed inappropriate behavior. Newspaper would not name priest.Erie, PASource:
Erie Times 06.29.03
Unnamed # 2 (Erie)Unnamed PAccusedDiocesanWoman claimed in 2002 that she had been fondled on numerous occasions when she was 13 in late 1950s by a priest of the Diocese and that she had seen him do the same to other girls. Bishop told her there was another credible victim. Erie Times-News refused to name the priest because he was deceased.Erie, PASource:
Erie Times-News 04.28.02; Erie Times-News 06.14.02
Unnamed (in MI)Priest PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 2002. Accused of abuse.Gaylord, MISource:
Detroit Free Press 04.14.03
Unnamed Priest #1 in Fairbanks PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse, per Bishop. Would not release name. Died.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Anchorage Daily News 12.05.03
Unnamed Priest #2 in Fairbanks PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse, per Bishop. Would not release name. Left ministry.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Anchorage Daily News 12.05.03
Unnamed Priest in Duluth Unknown PAccusedDiocesanOn 12/31/13, the Diocese released its list of 17 named clergy who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the Diocese List also included one additional, unnamed clergy vaguely identified in one allegation. The personhad previously left the priesthood for a reason not related to the allegation. Diocese is currently re-investigating the matter.Duluth, MNSource:
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; Duluth News Tribune 01.01.14
UntersteinNicholas PSettledDiocesanTwo sisters say Unterstein abused them for several years when they were teenagers. One of them filed a suit which settled in 2000. Unterstein is priest "J" in the 2003 Grand Jury Report. Per articles, he was "defrocked for unknown reasons in 1980."Rockville Centre, NYSource:
Suffolk Co. Grand Jury Report; NY Post 06.20.02; Newsday 07.02.02; Newsday 02.10.03; Newsday 02.12.03
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info
Unwin
Richard M.1979PAccusedDiocesanUnwin placed on leave in 2004 after recent allegations that he was involved in sexual misconduct more than 15 yrs ago. Unwin was former principal at Catholic Central High and department chair at Lehman High School. Exact details of abuse allegation not released by Diocese to protect victim. Unwin has admitted the abuse. Teaching certificate revoked by state 11/06. Laicization announced 5/11/07.Cincinnati, OHSource:
Cincinnati Enquirer 08.11.03; Dayton Daily News 08.11.03; Diocesan Press Release 08.11.03; Dayton Daily News 09.23.03; Archdiocesan Status Report cached 02.07.06; Toledo Blade 10.06.06; Toledo Blade 10.07.06; Toledo Blade 11.10.06; Toledo Blade 11.15.06; WCPO 05.11.07; WLWT 05.11.07; Cincinnati Post 05.12.07; Dayton Daily News 05.12.07
Urban
Carl A.1966PAccusedDiocesanPlaintiff's attorney accused him in 2004 of sexual incident with a boy in a public restroom in approx. 1989. Priest denied accusation and complained to state bar assoc. In 7/11 a man who had previously alleged abuse by 4 other priests approx 20 yrs before notified Diocese that he was also abused by Urban during the same time period. Urban, who retired 1/11 as pastor of St. Adalbert in Schenectady, was placed on admin. leave while Diocese investigates. He denied allegation Reinstated 11/11.Albany, NYSource:
Albany Times Union 08.26.04; Albany Times Union 08.13.11; WRGB 08.13.11; WTEN 08.13.11; Fox 23 08.14.11; WNYT 08.14.11; WNYT 08.16.11; WNYT 11.22.11
Urban
Robert M.1960PAccusedDiocesanUrban retired in approx. 1997 but continued to help out at parish. Placed on leave 4/10 after report of "inappropriate conduct" with an unnamed individual who may or may not have been a minor. Urban was accused of paying young men for sex. Diocese waited two weeks to reveal his name. D.A.'s office very slow to investigate. Not complete as of 1/1/11.Superior, WISource:
Duluth News Tribune 1.2.11; Duluth News Tribune 5.5.10; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 5.6.10; Duluth News Tribune 04.14.10; Minnesota Public Radio 04.14.10; NY Times 04.14.10; Duluth News Tribune 04.15.10; Northland's News Center 04.17.10
Urbaniak
Andrzej "Andrew" J.1998 ?PArrestedOFM. Conv.From Poland. Has been in US for 12 yrs. Became naturalized citizen 2010. Pastor of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Boston. Placed on leave and arrested 7/31/12. He was in process of downloading port when warrant served. Charged with possession of child pornon church computer and with distribution of child porn. Pleaded not guilty at arraignment. Released on bail. Privileges have been removed.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 8.1.12; Boston Globe 8.5.12; Boston Herald 8.1.12; Boston Herald 8.2.12; Boston Herald 8.5.12; NECN 8.1.12; The News 8.3.12; U.S. Catholic 8.2.12; WCVB 8.1.12; WTAQ 8.1.12
Urbanic
James1971PSuedSociety of the Precious BloodRemoved 7/11 after recent allegations of sexual improprieties with two minors in the 1970s. He was assigned as associate pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church in St. Joseph. Review board found allegations credible. He admitted to Order that early in his priesthood he acted inappropriately. Previously served as provincial for the Society. Named by 1 plaintiff in civil suit filed 2/8/12. Plaintiff said abuse occurred in mid-1970s at Bishop LeBlond High School. Suit settled 12/13 for $130K.Kansas City-St. Joseph, MOSource:
Kansas City Star 07.05.11; St Joseph News-Press 07.06.11; The Missourinet 07.06.11; The DigitalBurg 07.13.11; Kansas City Star 02.08.12; News Press 02.09.12; SNAP Press Press 12.04.13; Kansas City Star 12.22.13; Kansas City Pusiness Journal 12.23.13; St Louis Post Dispatch (AP) 12.23.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Urbina
Jose Luis1979PSuedDiocesanLast name is "Urbina" in 1990 Directory but "Urbana" in 1988 edition. Man filed suit in 2003 against Diocese and Urbina alleging he was abused from age 9 until 17 in 1980s. In 1989 Urbina pleaded guilty to committing lewd acts with a child under 14. Before he could be sentenced he skipped bail and fled to Mexico. Worked in Sacramento diocese from 1980 to 1989. Believed to be working at parish in Mexico as of 3/08. Laicization announced 8/21/08. 2008 civil suit dismissed 11/10 on SOL.Sacramento, CASource:
Sacremento Bee 07.01.03; Dallas Morning News 03.16.05; Sacramento Bee 03.18.05; Appeal-Democrat 03.19.05; Dallas Morning News 04.13.05; CBS 13 05.07.07; Sacramento Bee 03.15.08; California Catholic Daily 03.21.08; Sacramento Bee 08.21.08; California Catholic Daily 08.22.08; Sacramento Bee 11.11.10; Decision in Doe v. Bishop, The Leagle 11.12.10; Chicago Tribune 03.12.11
Urrutigoity
Carlos1991PAccusedSociety of St. JohnUrrutigoity and Eric Ensey, another priest from a traditionalist religious society, were accused of abuse of at least two seminary students in late 1990s. At least two civil suits filed. One settled in 2005 and Bishop Martino withdrew permission for society to operate in diocese. Living in Paraguay as of 3/06. Incardinated in the Diocese of Ciudad del Este, Paraguay and in 2014 was named its Vicar General. Vatican has now been asked to suspend him from ministry. As of 7/14, a delegation from the Pope has been sent to investigate the matter.Scranton, PASource:
Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Scranton Times Tribune 10.31.02; Times Leader 03.24.04; Times Leader 07.21.04; Catholic News Service 12.01.04; Times Tribune 01.08.05; Citizens Voice 05.10.05; Times Leader 03.04.06; River Reporter 03.09.06; Times Leader 07.09.06; Times Leader 07.13.08; Vancouver Sun 12.17.11; Vancouver Sun 12.19.11; Catholic Culture 03.14.14; Pocono Record 03.14.14; Citizens Voice 03.15.14; Pocono Record 03.15.14; Statement by Diocese of Scranton 03.15.14; Pocono Record 03.16.14; SNAP Statement 03.17.14; Times Leader 03.17.14; Catholic Culture 03.18.14; SNAP Statement 03.20.14; SNAP Statement 03.25.14; Times-Tribune 03.26.14; SNAP Media Statement 03.28.14; Times Leader 03.29.14; Times-Tribune 03.29.14; Times Leader 04.07.14; Global Post 06.03.14; SNAP Statement 06.03.14; ABC Color 06.04.14; ABC Color 06.04.14; Entorno Inteligente 06.04.14; Paraguay 06.04.14; Das Wochenblatt 06.05.14; Entorno Inteligente 06.06.14; GlobalPost 06.06.14; Jeff Anderson & Associates Statement 06.06.14; ABC Color 06.07.14; ABC Color 06.07.14; El Universal 06.07.14; ABC Color 06.17.14; SNAP Statement 06.23.14; Washington Post 07.03.14; Catholic Register 07.04.14; GlobalPost 07.04.14; SNAP Statement 07.06.14; Times-Tribune 07.06.14; The Tablet 07.11.14
Assignments:
Times Leader Assignment Record 7.9.06
 


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