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L'Arche
Jeffrey1975PAccusedLaSalletteLaSalette Missionaries priest. Pastor of two parishes in the Diocese of Albany NY 6/2/21 when when placed on leave after the Diocese of Springfield MA released a list of accused which included L'Arche. He allegedly sexually abused a minor in MA 1976-81. L'Arche denied the allegation and his order deemed it not credible. Also worked in CT and FL.Springfield, MASource:
WTEN 06.02.21
Labaky
Mansour  ?PAccusedLebanese Catholic Maronite priest. On 4/23/12 the Vatican decreed that Labaky live a life of prayer and penance with restricted ministry for sexually abusing three minors and committing the crime of solicitation on one. An appeal was pending. On 2/12/12, while the case was being considered first in Paris, Labaky presided at a mass at St. Garabad Armenian Church in Baton Rouge.Baton Rouge, LASource:
Zvents 02.12.12; Zvents 02.12.12; English Translation of Romero Letter 07.11.12; Romero Letter 07.11.12; Famille Chretienne 07.28.12; Website of Labaky Survivors 10.07.13; Website of Labaky Supporters 12.10.13
LaBate
Raymond M1951PAccusedOSM ServiteNamed publicly as accused by the El Paso diocese on its list 1/31/19.El Paso, TXSource:
Denver Catholic Register 05.24.51; Diocese of El Paso List 01.31.19
LabbeJoseph P.1975PAccusedDiocesanLabbe's name was included on a list of priests placed on leave in 4/2002 by the Cleveland diocese because of recent allegations of past abuse. Reportedly, during the 1980s several teenage boys accused him of sexually abusing them. Labbe denied the charges. He was director of admissions at Borromeo Seminary College in Wickliffe (1981-91). Laicization announced 9/24/2010.Cleveland, OHSource:
Akron Beacon Journal 04.09.02; Plain Dealer 04.09.02; Plain Dealer 06.16.02; Diocese of Cleveland Announcement 09.24.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Labbe
Leo/Gerald BSettledBrothers of Sacred HeartTook first vows as a Brother of the Sacred Heart in 1959, final vows in 1965. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 11/02 of forcing an 11-year-old boy to perform oral sex on him in 1960-61, at Sacred Heart Academy in Andover, MA. Labbe was head of Bishop Guertin High School in NH at the time of the alleged abuse. Per the suit, Labbe, then known as Bro. Gerald, abused the boy on several occasions. Labbe denied the allegations but placed himself on administrative leave. Case settled in 5/04. Labbe was also accused of not reporting numerous abusers at Bishop Guertin. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Celebrated his 60th anniversary of entering the order in 9/19.Boston, MASource:
Fitchburg Sentinel 06.18.69; Telegraph 05.18.85; Associated Press 03.28.02; Union Leader 11.22.02; Nashua Telegraph 11.23.02; Union Leader 11.23.02; Providence Journal-Bulletin 01.05.03; Associated Press 02.12.03; Union Leader 08.30.03; Manchester Union Leader 10.02.03; Union Leader 06.03.04; Rhode Island Catholic 04.23.09; Boston Globe 11.20.11; Nashua Telegraph 06.01.18; Brothers of the Sacred Heart 09.29.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LaBelle
Ralph W.1978PSettledDiocesanRemoved in 2002 for non-sexual misconduct with two 15-year-old boys. Accused of molesting other boys before ordination and of giving alcohol to aboy, age 11. Laicized in 2005. Settlements in 5/17 and 10/17 via archdiocese's compensation program. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a boy, about age 6, in 1979 at St. Clare's on Staten Island, "including during his first reconciliation and church services." A 2019 suit claimed abuse of a boy, ages 14-16, who attended St. Clare's. New civil complaint in 12/20, alleged abuse of a boy, ages 13-16, beginning in 1983. Suit in 2/21 claims abuse of a boy, age 11, in 1987, and continuing for two years. Per suit in 3/21, abuse of boy, 11-12, in 1980-81.New York, NYSource:
The Journal News (NY) 04.21.02; Journal News 04.25.02; Journal News 09.14.03; Journal News 07.09.05; Newsday 07.09.05; New York Daily News 05.18.17; New York Times 05.18.17; Journal News 05.23.17; Church Militant 10.26.17; LoHud 12.12.17; Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19; SILive 08.14.19; Staten Island Advance 01.02.21; Staten Island Advance 02.06.21; Staten Island Advance 03.13.21; Staten Island Advance 12.17.21
Assignments:
BA.org Summary of Directory Entries
LabrecheLaurier A. 1959PAccusedDiocesanAccused in a lawsuit filed 5/17 of sexual abuse, along with Rev Edward Donelan, of an altar boy, ages 11-13, in the late 1980s at Church of the Ascension in Albuquerque. Living in Albuquerque in 5/17. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused 9/12/17. On Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18. Worked in diocese 1962-68 at St. Eleanor's in Ruidoso.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Albuquerque Journal 05.16.17; Taos News 05.20.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Diocese of Las Cruces List 11.08.18; KVIA 11.08.18; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
Labuda Kevin SAccusedDiocesanLabuda's name was included on the Harrisburg diocese's list released 8/1/18. Accused of the sexual abuse of a child. Reportedly a seminarian for two weeks. Convicted in 2010 of beating a priest with an ax handle for whom he was working as a business manager in a Greensburg diocese parish. Sentenced to 2-4 years in state prison. Per news accounts, Labuda claimed he was removed from the seminary due to injuries he had suffered in a motorcycle accident.Harrisburg, PASource:
Tribune-Review 08.13.10; Diocese of Harrisburg List 08.01.18; Pennlive 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18
Lacar
Sylvio PSuedDiocesanExtern priest from the Philippines. Accused of abuse of a teenage girl in the early 1980s. Civil suit filed in 1984.Los Angeles, CASource:
Milla v Tamayo, 187 Cal App 3d 1453; Associated Press 02.08.84; LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04
Assignments:
LA Times Database 04.20.06
LaCerraGerard/Gerald T. 1969PSettledDiocesanAccused in a 2005 suit of touching, fondling and sexually abusing a youth in the early 1980s, after the youth told him he had been abused by numerous other priests in Miami and other locations. The suit settled in 2007. LaCerra was Chancellor of the Archdiocese during the time of the alleged abuse. He died in 7/00. He was also accused of destroying incriminating files regarding other priests and protecting Rev. Neil Doherty, a prolific abuser.Miami, FLSource:
Sun-Sentinel 08.05.00; Affidavit of Fr Hector Gonzalez Abreu 02.10.05; Doe 20 v Archdiocese of Miami, et al Cause No 10-64439CA32 02.16.05; Miami Herald 02.16.05; Miami Herald 10.18.06; Doe 20 v Archdiocese of Miami, Cause No 05-3433-CA-01 Docket 02.20.07; New Times 04.17.08; FL Attorney General's Report 11.06.20
Lackie
J.B. (John B.) PSettledCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersFull name John Bartholomew Lackie. Three men filed a civil suit in 1/04 against the Archdiocese and Order alleging they were beaten and sexually abused at Briscoe Memorial School in Kent. The school closed in 1970. The suit alleges that seven religious brothers abused the three boys in the 1940s-60s. Claims believed to be included in settlements reached with the Archdiocese and Order in 11/08 and 1/09. Lackie died 2/5/92. He also worked at Damien High in Honolulu at some point. Name included on the Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked at Briscoe Memorial 1939-50.Seattle, WASource:
R E et al v Archdiocese of Seattle King Cty, WA; # 04-2-00112-9SEA; Seattle Times 01.08.04; Seattle Times 01.29.09; Deceased Christian Brothers of Br Rice High School 11.01.10; Worthy Adversary 05.22.12; Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16; Kent Reporter 01.15.16; The Stranger 01.15.16; The Daily World 01.18.16
LaCosse
Norbert Paul1952PConvictedDiocesanPled guilty in the early 1990s to four counts of abusing an altar boy 1988-90. Charges filed in three counties but dropped in one. Sentenced to 3-15 years on each count. Treated at St. Luke's Institute for six months between time charges filed and sentencing. Reportedly served 6 1/2 yrs in prison and was released. Registered sex offender in MI beginning in 1995. Died 7/21/14 at a Marquette Nursing Center.Marquette, MISource:
Chicago Tribune 12.19.90; Daily Mining Gazette 07.13.02; Canale Funeral Home 06.30.14
Lacroix
Daniel W.1988PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave in 11/19 pending an investigation into allegations of "misconduct" occurring decades prior. Lacroix denied the allegations. The diocese's review board deemed the allegations credible in 11/20 and recommended Lacroix's permanent removal from ministry. Included on the diocese's list of accused in 1/21. Lacroix filed a defamation suit against Bishop da Chunha on 2/29/21.Fall River, MASource:
NBC 10 11.03.19; South Coast Today 11.04.19; South Coast Today 11.21.20; Standard Times 12.29.20; Wareham Week 01.09.21; Diocese of Fall River List 01.26.21; Associated Press 03.02.21; Standard Times 03.02.21
Assignments:
Diocese of Fall River List 01.26.21
LacyJoseph1938PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 1/22/19. Died 5/18/90. Allegations received after Lacy's death.Hartford, CTSource:
Hartford Courant 01.22.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Hartford Assignment Record
Ladamus
Robert G.1970PSettledDiocesanNamed in lawsuits in 12/11 by two men claiming Ladamus sexually abused them as boys while he was assigned to St. Mary's in Milford, CT. Settled. Ladamus was at St. Mary's 1983-96, after which he was transferred to Christ the Redeemer in Milford. Retired 7/1/98. Died 11/8/12. On the archdiocese's list 1/22/19.Hartford, CTSource:
Tremont Sheldon 12.11.11; Hartford Courant 11.26.12; Sheldon Tremont Robinson Mahoney 12.03.14; Boston Globe 05.14.16; Connecticut Law Tribune 08.05.16; Catholic Transcript Online 11.15.16; Courthouse News Service 09.19.18; Hartford Courant 01.22.19
Assignments:
Partial Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm; Archdiocese of Hartford Assignment Record
Ladenburger
Louis Wayne1963PConvictedOFM FranciscanArrested 5/07 for sexual battery of teenage boys at ID school for troubled boys where he was a counselor. Admitted being a sex addict. Order revealed 2 past allegations of "inappropriate relationships." Sent to treatment both times. Placed on restricted leave in 1993. Laicized 1996. Pled guilty 11/07 just before trial. Sentenced to 5 years 3/08. Worked in dioceses of Stockton (twice), Tucson, Portland, El Paso, Spokane, Seattle, Sacramento, Reno, and Phoenix; aka Wayne 1963-74, aka Louie. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16. Worked at St. George in Seattle 1980-84. New accusation 5/18 of 1973 abuse in Stockton. On Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18. On Las Vegas list 4/12/19. On Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. On Phoenix list 10/29/19.Spokane, WASource:
KXLY 05.31.07; Statement by Diocese of Phoenix 05.31.07; Bonner County Daily Bee 06.01.07; Bonner News 06.01.07; KXLY 06.01.07; Spokesman Review 06.01.07; Spokesman Review 06.05.07; Santa Barbara Independent 06.14.07; Statement by Diocese of Spokane 11.21.07; KXLY 11.27.07; KXLY 03.25.08; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; First Amended Complaint in Cunningham v Franciscans, Cause No 1265207, Santa Barbara Superior Court, CA 08.06.08; Santa Barbara Independent 08.15.08; City of Angels 09.22.08; Ernesto C v Franciscans, Cause No 1337577, Santa Barbara Co Superior Court 10.05.09; Clover v Franciscans, Cause No 1338070, Santa Barbara Co Superior Court 11.03.09; Diocese of Spokane List of Admitted, Proven or Credibly Accused Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse 11.03.09; Arizona Republic 06.15.11; Phoenix New Times 06.15.11; Diocese of Phoenix Community Notification Statements 10.15.12; Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16; Seattle Times 01.23.16; Bellingham Herald 01.24.16; Stockton Record 05.25.18; Diocese of Las Cruces List 11.08.18; KVIA 11.08.18; Diocese of Las Vegas List 04.12.19; Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19; Diocese of Phoenix List 10.29.19; Associated Press 11.27.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19; Diocese of Stockton Revised List 11.12.20
LadetSister NSuedSchool Sisters of Notre DameSued in 2005. One of several religious accused of abuse at Madonna Manor, a Catholic home for troubled children.New Orleans, LASource:
Times-Picayne 08.25.05
LadikaStephen Joseph1952PSuedDiocesanAccused in a lawsuit(s) filed in 2020 under the NY Child Victims Act. Left the priesthood in 1965, married, moved to FL and raised a family. Died 8/24/11.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 08.27.11; Buffalo News 09.22.20
Laesch
Dennis1996PSettledDiocesanEntered seminary at age 36; there were complaints then of unwanted propositions toward another student and of violence. Accused of abusing a 17-year-old boy in 1997, who came forward in 2002. Authorities declined to prosecute. Archdiocese paid $125K settlement. Named in 2004 civil suit. Permanently barred from public ministry by the Vatican in 2007.Detroit, MISource:
Detroit Free Press 05.06.02; Detroit Free Press 05.07.02; Detroit News 07.14.02; Detroit Free Press 08.01.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Detroit Free Press 04.20.07; WOOD 04.20.07; Oakland Press 04.21.07; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Laferrera
John J.1973PSettledDiocesanIn 2009 a man told the archdiocese that he had been abused by Laferrera and Fr. T. Smith. Accusation dismissed as not credible. At least 11 other accusers came forward. Civil suit filed 3/11 by four; four others later joined. Pastor of Saint Philomena's in Livingston when suit filed. Removed 7/11 when he took voluntary leave. Denied charges. Allowed to retire with benefits as of 6/6/12. Six plaintiffs settled 6/12 for $300K; privileges removed. Claims of two more plaintiffs were to be mediated. On archdiocese's list 2/13/19, noting multiple alleged victims. Permanently removed from ministry. Accused in a 7/20 lawsuit of participating with Cardinal McCarrick and other priests in a sex ring involving children.Newark, NJSource:
Voice from the Desert 03.17.11; Saint Philomena's Roman Catholic Church 03.25.11; News 12 03.29.11; Media Release 06.26.11; Livingston Patch 06.27.11; Livingston Patch 07.04.11; Star Ledger 07.04.11; Star Ledger 07.10.11; SNAP Statement 07.12.11; Voice from the Desert 06.06.12; Star Ledger 07.14.12; The Patch 07.16.12; Archdiocese of Newark List 02.13.19; Archdiocese of Newark Tobin List 02.13.19; JA/GG Doe 14 v Diocese of Metucheon et al 07.21.20; NJ com 07.22.20; Statesman Journal 07.23.20
Laferriere
Raymond H.1960PSettledDiocesan"Retired" in 1995. Removed from part-time parish work in 2002. Named by diocese in 2002 as one of 14 abusers who had received treatment and were returned to work. Before ordination, seminary warned that he had "incipient schizophrenia with homosexual overtones." Per a 1963 complaint, he showed two boys pornography. No action taken. Other allegations received after retirement. Named in 3/3 report by AG's office. Three plaintiffs filed two civil suits in 2002. Given a life of prayer and penance, per the diocese's list 7/31/19.Manchester, NHSource:
Manchester Union Leader 02.16.02; Manchester Union Leader 05.16.02; Documents from Diocesan Personnel File 03.03.03; New Hampshire Attorney General Report 03.03.03; Manchester Union Leader 03.04.03; Monitor 03.04.03; Union Leader 10.07.06; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09; Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
LaFlammeAlbert BSettledBrothers of Sacred HeartDiocese and the Order settled a civil suit in 5/04 with a man who alleged that he had been abused by LaFlamme 40 or more times 1943-49 at St. Louis school in Nashua. Deceased.Manchester, NHSource:
Union Leader 06.03.04
LaForestConrad V.1972PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 1990 of abuse of a boy, age 12-13. Reportedly involved sexually with adult men. Multiple treatments for "alcoholism." Name appeared on a list of 14 accused priests released by the diocese in 2/02. Had been on sick leave since 1996. Had been working part time since 1999. Privileges were removed in 2/02. One article says he (and all the other priests on the list) had been sent for treatment and had been cleared to return to duty. Deceased, per the diocese's list 7/31/19.Manchester, NHSource:
Associated Press 02.15.02; Boston Globe 02.16.02; Union Leader 02.16.02; Documents from NH Attorney General Report 03.03.03; Manchester Report by NH Attorney General 03.03.03; Union Leader 03.04.03; Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
LaGasse
Ronald J.1969PArrestedDiocesanArrested in 1984 on suspicion of molesting a 17-year-old boy at St. Raymond in Dublin. Sent to treatment. Placed on leave for a year then reassigned. Later became a chaplain in the Army Reserve. Last known to be serving as abbot of an independent Benedictine monastery in Hawaii. On Oakland diocese's list 2/17/19. Excommunicated 6/14/08.Oakland, CASource:
San Jose Mercury News 03.31.08; Bay Area News Group 04.01.08; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; Diocese of Oakland List 02.17.19; Lamorinda Weekly 03.04.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Oakland Assignment Record
LagendaSister NSuedSisters of the Divine SaviorSr. Lagenda was one of several religious accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior, which alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. One man and one woman accused her of abuse in the 1960s.Sioux Falls, SDSource:
MWD et al v Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls et al, Minnehaha County Circuit Court 07.30.10; Argus Leader 08.06.10; Sioux City Journal 08.06.10
LaheyJoseph1948PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 3/10/97.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Lahr
Melvin J.1972PAccusedDiocesanAdded to the diocese's 12/16/18 updated list of clerics "credibly accused of actions which were in violation of the Charter for The Protection of Children and Young People(?Charter?) or which would have constituted a violation of the Charter if the Charter had been in effect. Also accused of the sexual abuse of a married woman who had gone to him for counseling. She sued and received a settlement. Laicization announced in 7/20.Jefferson City, MOSource:
McAuliffe v Northern Insurance Co of NY via Findlaw 11.08.95; Thy Child's Face 05.01.12; KOMU 8 TV 12.15.18; Diocese of Jefferson City Updated List 12.16.18; KRCG TV 07.24.19; Fulton Sun 07.05.20
LainescaJoseph1981PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 3/21. Allegedly abused at St. Boniface Martyr in Sea Cliff, where he was in residence 9/97-8/99 and working with the Haitian Community in Elmont and Uniondale.Rockville Centre, NYSource:
Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.21
Assignments:
Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.21
Lake, Sr.Joseph DAccusedDiocesanOne pending claim against Lake shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Eskimo Deacon at Our Lady of the Snows Parish in Hoopers Bay. Deceased.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1.25.10, p. 2; The Alaskan Shepherd June-July 2003: Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Hooper Bay, Alaska: 1928-2003
Lally
Daniel Michael1948PAccusedDiocesanIncluded on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Retired in 1986. Died 12/13/91.Covington, KYSource:
Cincinnati Enquirer Obituary 12.14.91; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
LallyGeorge1968PSuedDiocesanOrdained for the Diocese of Providence RI. Transferred to San Diego diocese around 1970. Man filed civil suit August 2002 alleging abuse by Lally on several occasions in 1971, when Lally was assigned to St. Mary's in El Centro. Then 9 years old, the boy reported the matter to the church's pastor and Lally was transferred. The diocese agreed to pay college costs for the boy. By the mid-1970s, Lally was no longer listed in Catholic Directories. He left the priesthood in 1979, married a former nun, and was living in California.San Diego, CASource:
San Diego Union Tribune 08.16.02; Union Tribune 08.20.02; San Diego Union-Tribune 09.13.18; Diocese of San Diego list 09.14.18
Assignments:
Diocese of San Diego list 09.14.18
LaLonde
Emile G.1941PSuedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused by the diocese on its 11/13/18 list of priests credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a minor or vulnerable adult. Died 7/3/11. Named in 8/19 lawsuit(s) under the NY Child Victims Act. By 6/30/20 there were five lawsuits claiming abuse by LaLonde in the 1960s and 1970s while he was assigned to parishes in Madrid and North Bangor.Ogdensburg, NYSource:
Bishop LaValley Letter 11.10.18; Diocese of Ogdensburg List 11.13.18; Adirondack Daily Enterprise 11.14.18; Adirondack Daily Enterprise 08.16.19; WWNY 06.30.20; Press-Republican 07.02.20
LalorMichael1930PAccusedDiocesanFrom Ireland. Founding pastor of St. Cyril's parish in Encino 1949. There until his death 4/9/67. Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list updated 12/6/18. Report in 2012 of incidents 1959-1962.Los Angeles, CASource:
Archdiocese of Los Angeles Update 12.06.18; St Cyril Website accessed 12.18.18
LamSung1966PAccusedDiocesanFrom Cambodia. Accused in 1993 of lewd and lascivious acts, a misdemeanor. Not prosecuted. Left Phoenix in 1994.Phoenix, AZSource:
Arizona Republic 09.10.03; Diocese of Phoenix List 12.23.19
LaMalErnest J.1941PAccusedNorbertineNamed publicly as credibly accused by the Norbertines of St. Norbert Abbey in WI, on its list 7/19/19. Multiple allegations noted. Died 5/20/89.Green Bay, WISource:
St Norbert's Abbey WI List 07.19.19; Norbertines Obituary accessed 08.02.19
LambertWilliam1955PSettledDiocesanAccused in 1991 by a man of sexual abuse for almost 20 years, beginning with rape when the alleged victim was an altar boy. Victim blamed himself and confessed to various priests, as did Lambert. Suit filed 1992. Jury awarded man $242K, to be paid by Lambert. Diocese later settled. A secomd man sued Lambert and won an out of court settlement. As of 2002, original plaintiff said he knew of 23 other accusers. Lambert died 11/21/05. On diocese's list in 3/19. It notes first allegation received 1991. Earliest known abuse 1958, last in 1984.Rapid City, SDSource:
Rapid City Journal 01.27.94; Rocky Mountain News 09.22.97; Associated Press 04.02.02; Argus Leader 04.14.02; Diocese of Rapid City List 03.21.19
LammTimothy J.1954PAccusedBenedictineName included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked at St. Martin's Abbey/ University in Lacey 1955-81 and 1988-91. Given "Permanent Prayer and Penance" status.Seattle, WASource:
Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16; Seattle Times 01.15.16; The Columbian 01.15.16; The Stranger 01.15.16
Lammers
Herman J.1932PSuedDiocesanLammers was director of Catholic Charities 1939-76. Numerous suits filed 2002-2004 name him as an abuser. Accused of abuse by at least 34, much of it at St. Thomas-St. Vincent Home, an orphanage in Anchorage, KY. Retired 1982 and died in 1986. Included in a large settlement in 8/06 between the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, who ran the orphanage, and numerous victims. Included on the archdiocese's list of accused in 2019.Louisville, KYSource:
Courier-Journal 07.24.02; Courier-Journal 09.02.02; Courier Journal 09.29.02; Courier-Journal 09.29.02; Herald Leader 07.16.04; Courier Journal 07.20.04; Courier-Journal 07.23.04; Courier-Journal 08.11.04; WAVE 3 TV 08.23.04; Associated Press 08.25.04; Courier-Journal 08.25.04; Cincinnati Enquirer 09.01.04; Kentuckycom 09.12.04; Herald Leader 07.24.05; Courier-Journal 10.23.05; Courier-Journal 08.25.06; Courier-Journal 03.18.09; Archdiocese of Louisville List 02.11.19
Assignments:
; BA.org Assignment Record
LamontLeroy F/Br. Jerome BAccusedXaverian BrothersBro. Jerome. Joined the Xaverians in 1941. Died in 1987. Named publicly as accused by the order on its list 7/12/19. Allegation reported in 2002 of abuse in the late 1960s at a summer camp in NH.Manchester, NHSource:
Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19
Assignments:
Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19
LamotheFrancis1933PSettledDiocesanDied in 1995. At least 9 men filed suit in 2002 alleging abuse by Lamothe. Name on diocese's list in 2/02 of 14 priests against whom there were credible allegations of sexual abuse. Plaintiff's attorney described LaMothe as a "groomer." At least one claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement involving 62 alleged victims and 28 priests.Manchester, NHSource:
Survivor Account sent to NH Attorney General 2002; Associated Press 04.09.02; Union Leader 04.09.02; Associated Press 05.15.02; Union Leader 05.16.02; Union Leader 05.29.02; Union Leader 06.20.02; Associated Press 07.29.02; Union Leader 07.30.02; Nashua Telegraph 11.27.02; Union Leader 11.27.02; Documents from NH Attorney Report 03.03.03; Manchester Report by NH Attorney General 03.03.03; Union Leader 03.04.03; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09; Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
LamotheHarvey1947PSettledDiocesanAt least one claim against Lamothe was included in an 11/02 $5M settlement with 62 people claiming abuse by 28 priests, two lay workers and one member of a religious order 1950s-1980s. Lamothe died 1/12/87 in Maine.Manchester, NHSource:
Telegraph 01.13.87; Union Leader 11.27.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09; Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
LaMountainMichael V.1976PConvictedDiocesanSuspended 3/95 after accusation. Indicted 10/97 on criminal charges that he molested five boys 1970s-1990s. Pled guilty 1/99 to nine counts. Sentenced to nine 12-year suspended sentences. At least two civil suits filed 12/95. Claims settled 9/02 as part of a $13.5M mass settlement involving 36 victims and the diocese. Seminary student in Baltimore1972-76. Accused in 2001 of abuse in Baltimore in mid-1970s. Died 8/25/10. On the Providence diocese's list 7/1/19.Providence, RISource:
Providence Journal-Bulletin 03.21.95; Providence Journal-Bulletin 12.19.95; Providence Journal-Bulletin 10.21.97; Providence Journal-Bulletin 10.22.97; Providence Journal-Bulletin 01.30.99; Providence Journal-Bulletin 06.02.02; Providence Journal-Bulletin 08.18.02; Baltimore Sun 08.21.02; Washington Post 08.22.02; Providence Journal-Bulletin 09.10.02; Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02; Tribute 10.11.10; USCCB 06.13.19; Diocese of Providence List 07.01.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Providence Assignment Record
Lamping
Severin1929PAccusedOFM FranciscanNamed publicly as credibly accused by the Jefferson City diocese on its list updated 10/12/20. Retired in 1973. Died 4/13/86.Jefferson City, MOSource:
HC News Service 12.05.72; Diocese of Jefferson City List 10.12.20; Diocese of Jefferson City Statement 10.15.20
Lamping
Steven1929PAccusedOFM FranciscanNamed publicly as accused by the Kansas City KS archdiocese on its list 1/25/19. It notes multiple allegations of abuse, occurring in the 1950s. Retired in 1973. Died 12/7/95. Added to the Jefferson City diocese's list in 10/20.Kansas City, KSSource:
HC News Service 12.05.72; Archdiocese of Kansas City KS List 01.25.19; Diocese of Jefferson City Statement 10.15.20
Lanctot
Dexter A.1976PAccusedDiocesanName is on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with minors with no conclusive evidence. Served three months in federal prison for breaking into a naval air station as part of a nuclear weapons protest in 1987. Chaplain of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Faculties restricted in 8/93 after he conducted a public exorcism on the steps of archdiocesan headquarters, as a protest of greed in the archdiocese. Left priesthood in 1995. Chaplain at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia beginning in 2007.Philadelphia, PASource:
Philadelphia Inquirer 01.20.87; National Catholic Reporter 06.19.98; 1994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; The Patch 03.23.12; Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Website 04.01.12
Landry
Clint2011PConvictedDiocesanSuspended from post as priest of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Fairbanks 5/23/14 for "revelations of internet computer misconduct." Pled guilty 3/11/15 to one count of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor after child porn and sexually explicit instant messages were found on Landry's computer. Paid a teenage boy in the Philippines to view live transmission of a minor engaging in sexual activity. Was longtime schoolteacher in New Orleans LA; arrived in Fairbanks 2009. Sentenced 6/15 to 10 yrs prison, followed by lifetime of supervised release.Fairbanks, AKSource:
The News-Miner 10.31.14; Alaska Dispatch News 03.12.15; Fairbanks News-Miner 03.13.15; KTVA Alaska 06.08.16
Landry
Clyde Bernard1973PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in early 2019. Allegations received 6/88, 2002 and 2004 of abuse 1970s-1980s. Resigned and placed on leave in 1988. Left diocese in 1990 to work for the Servants of the Paraclete in Jemez Springs, NM. He was co-director of aftercare at the Paraclete's Villa Louis Martin facility for pedophile priests. Later worked for the Norbertine's in NM. Faculties removed in 1999. Died in 2003.Baton Rouge, LASource:
The Advocate 02.27.19; Diocese of Baton Rouge List 03.27.19
Landry
David J.1987PAccusedDiocesanLandry's name appears on list released in 9/02 of 21 Fall River diocese priests investigated by the D.A'.s office after allegations of sexual misconduct. List shows one alleged victim, beyond the statute of limitations. Included in 1/21 on the diocese's list of credibly accused. It notes that Landry's faculties had been removed.Fall River, MASource:
Boston Globe 09.27.02; Boston Herald 09.27.02; Diocese of Fall River List 01.26.21
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Fall River List 01.26.21
Landry
Leo P.1958PConvictedStigmatinePled guilty in 8/04 to sexual abuse charges in MA. Sentenced to lifetime probation. Allegations against Landry also in Springfield MA and Manchester NH. Multiple victims in 1the 950s,1960s and 1970s. Multiple civil suits. Also worked in Canada. Laicized in 1972. One claim was settled in Springfield MA in 2004 and two in 2008. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Union Leader 07.30.02; Boston Globe 08.10.02; Union Leader 09.06.02; Union Leader 11.27.02; Boston Globe 12.17.02; Documents from Manchester Report 03.03.03; NH Dist Atty Report on Manchester Diocese 03.03.03; Union Leader 03.04.03; Union Leader 03.04.03; Union Leader 03.04.03; WMUR 08.05.04; Springfield Republican 01.07.05; Michael Moe et al v The Trustees of the Stigmatine Fathers, Inc aka Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata et al, Cause No 05-0059, 06.04.08; Press Release by The Office of Stobierski & Stobierski, 12.03.08; Boston Globe 11.20.11; Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
LandryWesley Michael1948PAccusedDiocesanLandry admitted to the Archdiocese in 1993 that he had had a sexual relationship for decades with a man. The man claims that Landry 'seduced' him when he was an altar boy at Incarnate Word Church in New Orleans in the 1950s and continued the relationship for over 45 years. Landry gave him money for sex, amounting to $80,000-$100,000 over the years. The Archdiocese gave the man $7,000 for a release and Landry "retired." Landry died in 2002. On archdiocese's list 11/2/18.New Orleans, LASource:
Associated Press 05.15.02; The Advocate 05.16.02; Times-Picayune 05.16.02; New Orleans Advocate 07.09.18; Archdiocese of New Orleans list 11.02.18
Assignments:
Archdiocese of New Orleans list 11.02.18
Landwermeyer
Francis M.1966PAccusedJesuitNamed publicly as accused by the Jesuits Central and Southern Province on its list 12/7/18. Accused of abuse in the 1960s and 1970s. First assignment was Jesuit College Prep in Dallas. Also worked in Shreveport LA, New Orleans, Tampa FL, Milwaukee WI, Biloxi MS, Charleston Heights SC, Saginaw MI, Columbia SC, and San Antonio TX. Removed from ministry in 2010. Died 9/2/18 in TX. On Charleston diocese's list 3/29/19. On Saginaw's list 4/10/19.Dallas, TXSource:
Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors 10.13.20; Dallas Morning News Obituary 09.09.18; Jesuits Central and Southern 12.07.18; Sun Herald 01.24.19; MLive 03.13.19; WNEM 03.13.19; Associated Press via CBS 62 Detroit 03.15.19; Diocese of Charleston List 03.29.19; Diocese of Saginaw List 04.10.19
Assignments:
Jesuits Central and Southern List 12.07.18; Diocese of Saginaw Assignment Record
Lane
Bernard J.1960PSettledDiocesanAccused by dozens of boys of sexually abusing them at Alpha Omega facilities in Littleton MA and at Lane's NH cottage. Accusations included oral and anal rape. First accused 1978 by 2 boys and removed after admitting going to bed with residents. Treated at House of Affirmation and St. Luke's; at least 6 settlements including $200K in 1998. Worked unsupervised until 1999, including youth programs, pastor, priest home. Reprimanded in 2002 for false affidavit. Involuntary laicization in 2004 announced 2/05. Accused in a federal lawsuit in 10/16 of abusing a boy at a counseling facility in Malden in 1970; dismissed for lack of process in 3/17.Boston, MASource:
Boston Archdiocesan File; NH AG File; Boston Globe 01.27.02; Boston Globe 03.25.02; Boston Globe 05.07.02; Boston Globe 06.05.02; Union Leader 07.09.02; Boston Globe 01.10.03; Pattern & Practice Brief 07.21.03; Boston Herald 02.12.05; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Metrowest Daily News 08.26.11; Plaintiff v RCAB and Lane US District Court MA 10.25.16; Plaintiff v RCAB and Lane US District Court MA 03.10.17
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LaneC. Vincent1961PSuedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 12/3/18. Noted to have been removed from ministry. As of 2/14/20 there were two claims against Lane filed under the NY Child Victims Act.Syracuse, NYSource:
Diocese of Syracuse List 12.03.18; Syracuse com 02.14.20
Lane
James H.1962PSettledDiocesanChaplain for the Boston Police Department for 30 years, starting in 1972. Died in 7/07. Accused of abuse of an altar boy at St. Paul's in Dorchester 1966-67. Settlement of Claim by archdiocese was announced 4/12. Previously known as a whistleblower regarding allegations against other priests. Died before allegations could be investigated.Boston, MASource:
Waymarking; Boston Herald 07.31.07; Boston Globe 08.01.07; Boston Pilot 08.03.07; BishopAccountability 04.11.12; Boston Globe 04.11.12; Coshocton Tribune 04.11.12; NECN 04.11.12; Patriot Ledger 04.11.12; WWLP 04.11.12; Dorchester Reporter 04.12.12; Wicked Local 04.13.12; Dorchester Reporter 04.19.12; Dorchester Reporter 04.19.12; St Brendan Parish 04.19.12; MediaReport 04.11.13; Boston Globe 04.20.15
Assignments:
; BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Boston Assignment Record
LaneJohn H. 1938PAccusedJesuitOf the Patna Province, India. Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/18. Multiple allegations of abuse noted, occurring while assigned to Holy Family Parish in Chicago 1966-76. Died 2/21/00.Chicago, ILSource:
Jesuits Midwest Province List 12.17.18
Assignments:
Jesuits Midwest Province Assignment Record 12.21.18
LaneJohn J.1925PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 2002 of sexually abusing two complainants, both at St. Theresa's parish in North Reading. One complainant also alleged abuse by Rev. William F. Maloney, who was assigned to the parish in 1967-68, when Msgr. Lane was pastor there. Died in 1971. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.Boston, MASource:
Sherman Letter 04.12.02; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Salem News 08.26.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LaneTimothy R.1995PAccusedJosephiteAccused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old girl in 6/06 just after she graduated from high school. Archdiocese did not tell police until 9/06 after it completed its own investigation. Lane was reportedly transferred to Missouri. No criminal charges filed due to insufficient evidence. Faculties removed. Named as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18.Los Angeles, CASource:
Santa Maria Times 12.22.06; Lompoc Record 07.27.07; Archdiocese of Los Angeles Update 12.06.18
LaneWilliam1933PAccusedDiocesanOrdained for the Archdiocese of Port of Spain (Trinidad). Incardinated into the Diocese of Dallas in 1958. Died in 1968. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 6/4/19.Dallas, TXSource:
Diocese of Dallas List 01.31.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Dallas Priest Details
LangCordell J.1979PReinstatedDiocesanAccused in 1995 suit of engaging in immoral sexual acts with boy who was student at Catholic High school where Lang was counselor. Lang claimed that because of MS he was impotent and unable to walk or dress himself since mid-1980s. Trial verdict for Defendant Lang. AL Court of Civil Appeals ruling 5/2/97, 1997 Ala. Civ.App. LEXIS 358, affirmed. Lang reinstated (in 1997?) per 2003 article. Died 10/01. On archdiocese's list 12/6/18. Noted to have been removed, but civil court jury found in his favor.Mobile, ALSource:
Mobile Register 03.07.95; Birmingham News 03.08.95; Mobile Register 03.08.95; Mobile Register 04.05.96; Associated Press 05.12.03; Archdiocese of Mobile List 12.06.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Lang
Hugh J.1956PConvictedDiocesanRetired in 2006. Former pastor of St. Therese of Lisieux in Munhall and superintendent of diocesan schools. Placed on leave after allegation to the diocese 8/27/18 that he sexually abused an 11-year-old altar boy in 2001. His accuser said Lang took him alone to a room in the church basement, told him he was a troublemaker and to take off his clothes, then performed sex acts on him. He said the priest then took a photo of him and said he would show it to others if he didn't behave. Lang denied the allegation. Arrested 1/25/19. Found guilty at trial 11/19. Sentenced in 2/20 to 9 to 23 months and 29 days in prison. On 3/5/20 the sentence was vacated. Lang's conviction was overturned 3/9/20 when a new judge determined that Lang's due process had been violated. He was to get a new trial. The D.A. filed an appeal.Pittsburgh, PASource:
KDKA 08.31.18; The Herald-Standard 08.31.18; WTAE 09.01.18; The Tribune-Review 01.25.19; WTAE TV 01.25.19; Your Erie 01.28.19; KDKA TV 02.06.19; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 11.06.19; WTAE TV 11.06.19; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 11.07.19; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 11.08.19; WTAE TV 11.08.19; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.06.20; WTAE 02.06.20; Associated Press 03.16.20; Trib Live 03.17.20; WPXI 03.09.29; KDKA 03.09.30; KDKA 03.09.30
Lang
Joseph J.1965PAccusedDiocesanName on 4/02 list of priests removed from assignments due to past allegations of abuse. Allegation against Lang was based on report of sexual activity with a minor in the U.S. In 1988 Lang was "loaned" to the Diocese of Prince George in Canada and continued to work there until 4/02 when his faculties were revoked by the Cleveland bishop. Lang had received treatment and was allowed to return to work, per the list. Vatican permanently removed him from active ministry as of 6/14/07. Died 4/2/13Cleveland, OHSource:
Akron Beacon Journal 04.09.02; Plain Dealer 04.09.02; Canadian Encyclopedia 07.22.02; Cleveland Scene 01.15.03; Plain Dealer 05.26.07; Plain Dealer 06.14.07; Statement by Diocese of Cleveland 06.14.07; Plain Dealer 04.07.13; SNAP Statement 04.10.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LangRichard Wallace1938PAccusedVincentian FathersNamed publicly as accused by the Amarillo diocese on its list 1/31/19. Worked in the diocese 12/41- 3/45 and 8/57-7/68. Died 5/30/74.Amarillo, TXSource:
Diocese of Amarillo List 01.31.19
Langan
Xavier BAccusedBrothers of the Christian SchoolsAccused in 2003 of sexually abusing a Calvert Hall College High School student in 1969. In 2004, the school acknowledged the accusation and another by an older alumnus. Aka Br. Geoffrey Xavier. Added to the Baltimore archdiocese's list 4/24/19. It notes having received an allegation in 2002 and receipt of allegations of abuse from additional former Calvert High students. Langan was at the school 1942-1952 and 1960-1985. He died in 1985.Baltimore, MDSource:
Northeast Reporter 07.28.04; Baltimore Sun 03.03.05; Northeast Reporter 09.15.05; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 04.24.19
Lange
Ronald1971PAccusedSociety of the Divine Word (SVD)Named publicly as credibly accused by the Chicago Province of the Society of the Divine Word on its list in 4/21. Abuse occurred in Ghana, Africa over "multiple years" and in Iowa in 1987. Worked in Ghana 1968-91 and 1996-2013, in the U.S. 1991-96. Living in Dittmer MO from 2013 at least through 4/21. Per his order, Lange is monitored and is prohibited from public ministry and contact with minors.Chicago, ILSource:
Society of the Divine Word List April 2021; Chicago Sun-Times 05.16.21
Assignments:
Society of the Divine Word List April 2021
Langenfeld
Nicholas John1926PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 1/17/19. It notes a single substantiated allegation of abuse, occurring in the 1940s. Assigned 1926-29 to St. Mary's in Menasha. Acquired advanced degrees in Rome, Belgium and the Hague. Professor in the Graduate School of Social Services at Fordham University in NY 1934 until he retired in 1967. Died 8/25/94.Green Bay, WISource:
Diocese of Green Bay List 01.17.19; Diocese of Green Bay List: Langenfeld 01.17.19; Findagrave accessed 01.29.19; Fordham Ram 02.06.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Green Bay List: Langenfeld 01.17.19
LangensteinRichard J. BConvictedFSC - Brothers of the Christian SchoolsA retired Christian Brother and former high school teacher, counselor, principal and college vice president when accused in 1997 of abuse of a 15-year-old boy. The boy was a student at Covington High School, where Langenstein was a volunteer substitute teacher. Civil suit filed in 1998. leaded no contest tin 2000 o a charge of indecent behavior with a juvenile. Given a three years suspended sentence and five years probation. Reportedly died in 2003, at age 68. Accused, along with Bro. Robert Gandara, in a suit filed 8/7/20 of molesting a De La Salle High School student for two years in the 1980s.New Orleans, LASource:
Times-Picayune 09.25.97; Times_Picayune 03.17.98; Times-Picayune 01.15.00; NOLA com 09.18.20
LangerThomas Edward1956PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 1/18/20. It notes one substantiated allegation. Langer died 8/20/04.La Crosse, WISource:
The Chippewa Herald 08.23.04; Diocese of La Crosse List 01.18.20
Langille
Justin1980PAccusedDiocesanSuspended in 10/18 due to credible allegation of 'sexual misconduct' with a teenage girl in the early 1990s. Diocese first received the allegation in the mid-1990s. In 2002 the diocese again reviewed the case, and Langille passed a polygraph test. He was unassigned 1996-2007, working at Contemplative Outreach International in New Jersey, then returned to active ministry in San Diego. In 2018 the Review Board found 'significant new information' that led to Langille's removal.San Diego, CASource:
San Diego Union-Tribune 10.09.18; Times of San Diego 10.09.18
Langlois
William A.1974PAccusedDiocesanSt. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish pastor 1996 until retirement in 2016. In 2014 he admitted to an inappropriate relationship with a woman and took a 6-month leave. Laicization announced by the diocese in 5/21, due to an allegation deemed credible that Langlois sexually abused a minor beginning in 1999 and continuing into the victim's adulthood until 2006. He reportedly began grooming the girl when she was 12 or 13 in 1994 or '95, when she went to him for counseling after her mother died. The diocese received the allegation in 2018. He was removed from ministry during investigations by the diocese and MI Attorney General.Grand Rapids, MISource:
WOOD-TV 05.07.21; WOOD-TV 05.10.21; WZZM 05.13.21; WOOD-TV 05.18.21
Assignments:
WZZM. 05.07.21
LannonJames V.1931PAccusedSulpiciansFirst named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list 10/15/18. Archdiocese first received report of abuse in 1953. Suspended in 1953 and 1954. Returned to ministry after evaluation. Permanently removed from parish ministry in 1958. Died in 1984. On Baltimore archdiocese's list 4/24/19. It notes a woman alleged in 2002 abuse by Lannon in the mid-1930s. Assigned to Baltimore parishes 1933-1943. Became priest of Washington DC archdiocese when it was established in the 1940s.Baltimore, MDSource:
Archdiocese of Washington DC list 10.15.18; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 04.24.19
LanoueJohn A.1940PSuedEdmunditeNamed publicly as accused by the Edmundites on their list 8/7/19. It notes an allegation received in 1996, of abuse in Vermont in 1954. Taught history at St. Michael's College until 1975. Died 6/16/80. Suit filed in 1997, claiming that in 1955 Lanoue abused a boy who attended Holy Family Parish in Essex Junction. The boy's father allegedly confronted Lanoue in the presence of St. Michael's college president. Rev. Francis Moriarity, and Lanoue admitted the abuse.Burlington, VTSource:
Edmundite List 08.07.19; Seven Days 09.25.19
LanphearWilliam W.1963PAccusedOblates of St. Francis de SalesNamed publicly as accused by the Diocese of Buffalo on its list updated 11/5/19. Multiple allegations. Died 6/19/08.Buffalo, NYSource:
NIagara Gazette Obituary 06.20.08; Diocese of Buffalo List updated 11.05.19
Lanser
Jerome E.1958PSettledDiocesanAccused of sexually assaulting a boy, ages 8-13, during 1964-69. Civil suit filed in 1992. In 6/97 the WI Supreme Court ruled that victims of repressed memories of childhood sexual abuse only have two years after becoming adults to file suit and thus dismissed seven suits against four priests, including Lanser. There was later a settlement in the case. Retired in 2000. Numerous allegations reportedly surfaced after his retirement. Remained fully restricted from ministry until his death 3/12/12. Archdiocese allowed his burial in full vestments in Belgium.Milwaukee, WISource:
Wisconsin State Journal 01.26.97; Wisconsin State Journal 06.28.97; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.31.06; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03.15.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03.16.12; SNAP Wisconsin Statement 03.16.12; SNAP Wisconsin Statement to Archbishop 03.16.12; Journal Times with Documents 07.02.13; Menomonee Falls Patch 07.03.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
Lanuevo
Tarcisio D.1956PSettledDiocesanIn 12/79, the parents of two girls, ages 7 and 2, reported to police that Lanuevo had molested their daughters at St. John the Baptist in San Lorenzo. Incardinated into the Oakland diocese 4/2/85. The girls filed civil suit in 1993. Suit claimed that Lanuevo's pastor had promised their parents that he would receive treatment and never be around children if they dropped the criminal charges. Suit eventually settled. Lanuevo continued to work in diocese until 1991. Removed from ministry 7/29/92. In 1993 he was working at V.A. domiciliary in Portland, OR. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019.Oakland, CASource:
San Francisco Chronicle 02.26.93; San Jose Mercury News 03.31.08; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Oakland Assignment Record
LaPanKenneth1952PAccusedT.O.R. FranciscansMember of T.O.R. Franciscan community in Hollidaysburg PA, Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. Worked in PA 1953-59, including as Boy Scout chaplain. In MN 1959-84, returning to PA 1984. Per the PA Grand Jury Presentment 3/15/16, LaPan was investigated in 1984 in MN for giving a car and money to an 18-year-old male; it was discovered LaPan sexually molested altar boys. Local church official told St. Cloud Bishop Speltz in a letter that the County Attorney would not press charges "out of respect for the Parish and Priesthood." LaPan's Order also received the letter. He was allowed to stay in ministry in PA. Retired. Living in 2016 at T.O.R. monastery in PA.St. Cloud, MNSource:
PA GJ Presentment 03.15.16
Assignments:
PA GJ Presentment 03.15.16
LaPentaCharles1954PAccusedOblates of St. Francis de SalesNamed publicly as accused on the Salt Lake City diocese's list 12/4/18. Noted to have been accused in 11/06 of kissing a minor 1972-1976+. LaPenta worked in the diocese 1970-96. LaPenta was living in a nursing facility run by his Order in 2006, diagnosed with dementia. Died in OH 8/1/09. Per his obituary he was a high school teacher, guidance counselor and administrator. He worked at his Order's schools in DE, PA, NY and UT. Chaplain to the Royal family of Monaco in the 1960s. Also U.S. Army chaplain in UT and pastor of two parishes.Salt Lake City, UTSource:
Toledo Blade Obituary 08.04.09; Diocese of Salt Lake City List 12.04.18
Laperle
Louis BAcquittedSC--Brothers of the Sacred HeartA man alleged in 2003 that he was molested by Laperle in 1968 when Laperle was teacher and/or principal at Notre Dame Academy in Fitchburg. Laperle left MA in 1969 for RI and never returned. In 4/04, Laperle was acquitted by jury of charges of assault and battery involving the student in 1968.The alleged incident actually involved indecent assault and battery but that charge did not exist in 1968, so it could not be used. Retired after acquittal.Worcester, MASource:
Telegram & Gazette 06.21.03; Telegram & Gazette 09.13.03; Telegram & Gazette 04.02.04
LaPierre
David1969PSuedCapuchinAccused of abuse of a minor 1983-84 while assigned to St. Francis High School in La Canada, CA. Included in the 2004 L.A. archdiocesan report. At least one civil suit filed.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04
Assignments:
LA Times Database 04.20.06
LaplanteLaurent1957PAccusedDiocesanRemoved from assignment in 12/05 after a teenage girl said he touched her pants on her knee and inner thigh six years previously when she was age 9. He was returned to his parish assignment in 2/06 after the diocese said it was unable to find enough evidence to prove the event had occurred.Portland, MESource:
Diocese of Portland Statement 12.04.05; Portland Press Herald 12.04.05; Boston com (AP) 12.05.05; Portland Press Herald 02.12.06; WMTW (AP) 02.13.06
LapointeAlfred1966PSettledDiocesanAt least one claim included in a 11/02 $5M settlement with 62 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 28 priests, two lay workers and one member of a religious order 1950s-1980s. Lapointe had already left ministry at the time the allegations were received. Deceased, per the diocese's list 7/31/19.Manchester, NHSource:
Union Leader 11.27.02; Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
LaPortaRoss A.1951PAccusedDiocesanLaPorta was on 9/25/02 Keeler list as having been accused by one person in 1999 of sexual abuse in 1960s. He denied but faculties removed. List has LaPorta recently retired when allegation made. The 1999 Directory is first that reports him as retired and also lists him as monsignor. Later Directories show him retired in Little River SC, not a monsignor, and pastor emeritus at St. Mark's in Catonsville; 5 other priests who worked there are accused. Still in SC in 2007; not in 2009 Directory. Per Baltimore list 7/23/19, deceased.Baltimore, MDSource:
Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02; Baltimore Sun 10.13.02; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 07.23.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Baltimore 9.25.02
LaPrad
Stephen Charles1995PChargedDiocesanRemoved from ministry 11/21/2001. Indicted by Grand Jury in 4/02 on charges of "unlawful sexual contact" with a teenage boy at a Knoxville health club. Pled innocent in 6/02. Trial set for 3/03. LaPrad himself told the diocese in 11/01 and was placed on leave. He did not deny that the incident took place but alleged that he believed it to be consensual. Trial delayed when accuser was deployed with the National Guard. Per the diocese in 11/18, the case never went to trial. LaPrad died 7/8/14. On diocese's list 3/6/20.Knoxville, TNSource:
News Sentinel 05.02.02; News-Sentinel 05.02.02; News Sentinel 05.12.04; Diocese of Knoxville Statement 11.02.18
Assignments:
Diocese of Knoxville 03.06.20
LaraJames C.1957PSettledDiocesanPastor of Church of the Nativity in Brandon 1969-99. Per 4/02 news, Lara was accused in a 11/87 lawsuit of touching and making sexual advances toward the daughter of the parish music directors, who had been fired five months earlier. The abuse allegedly began when the girl was 14 and continued for 5 years. The parents also accused Lara of slandering them and of hitting and pushing the wife just before the church fired them. The suit was "amicably resolved" in 1990, per court records. Lara continued at the parish and retired in 1999.St. Petersburg, FLSource:
St Petersburg Times 11.03.87; Tampa Tribune 04.22.02; Tampa Tribune 07.04.07
Lara
James R./Jaime1973PSettledDiocesanRemoved from ministry in 1992. Accused of child sex abuse, said to have "favor[ed] Hispanic boys." Changed name to Jaime, built career as academic; Yale professor, then Arizona State from 2013 to forced resignation 11/17 after revelations of history of abusing children. Laicized 3/30/17. Name quietly posted to diocesan website 11/17 regarding allegations and laicization. At least five alleged Lara victims applied to diocese's 2017 Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP). Accusations include abuse of three children, ages 9-11, at St. Francis Xavier parish in Brooklyn.Brooklyn, NYSource:
New York Times 11.09.17; Arizona Republic 11.10.17; New York Times 11.10.17; State Press 11.10.17; AP via KVOA-TV 11.11.17; Daily Mail 11.13.17; Yale Daily News 11.21.17; East Valley Tribune 11.22.17; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
LarcheJames M.1991PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused by the diocese on its 11/13/18 list of priests credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a minor or vulnerable adult.Ogdensburg, NYSource:
Bishop LaValley Letter 11.10.18; Diocese of Ogdensburg List 11.13.18; Adirondack Daily Enterprise 11.14.18
LaReauJames 1961PAccusedCapuchin FranciscanAccused in 1992 of performing oral sex on a 16-year-old student at St. Lawrence Seminary Preparatory School in the 1970s, where he was a Latin teacher. The same student was abused on multiple occasions at the same school by Gale Leifeld. LaReau is not listed in the 1979-82 Catholic Directories. The Saginaw diocese, where it notes he was assigned 1981-85, included him on its list 8/9/19. He died in 1987.Milwaukee, WISource:
Milwaukee Journal 12.20.92; Milwaukee Journal 12.20.92; Diocese of Saginaw List 08.09.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Saginaw Assignment Record
Largente
Laurent1959PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused on diocese's list 10/18/18. It notes report received in 1994 that Largente engaged in sexual misconduct with a child while assigned to St. Patrick's Cathedral 1980-83. Removed from ministry 1994. Permanently banned from ministry 2002. Died 4/13/15.San Jose, CASource:
Diocese of San Jose list 10.18.18
Larger
Raymond E.1977PAcquittedDiocesanIn 2003, Larger pleaded no contest to soliciting sex from a male undercover police officer. Also in 2003, a man filed a claim with the archdiocese's victim compensation fund, alleging Larger abused him as an altar boy at age 11, 1995-97. Larger's accuser was denied compensation. Criminal charges in this case were filed in 2005, then dismissed by the judge during trial in 11/05. The man next filed a civil suit, which failed. Larger was on administrative leave 2005-08. He was reinstated by the Vatican in 2/08 after ruling of no merit to the accusations of abuse. Given position at Chancery while in residence at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral.Cincinnati, OHSource:
Cincinnati Post 07.19.05; Cincinnati Enquirer 11.01.05; Cincinnati Status Report (cached by Google 02.07.06; Archdiocese of Cincinnati Press Release 02.14.08; Beacon Journal 02.14.08; Cincinnati Enquirer 02.14.08; Dayton Daily News 02.14.08; Cincinnati Enquirer 02.15.08; Cincinnati Enquirer 02.16.08; Catholic Telegraph 02.22.08
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Larkin
Alexander C.1967PSettledDiocesanPlaced on leave in 12/04 after allegations that he had abused two youths between 1975 and 1980 at Our Lady of the Rosary in Palo Alto. Another man said he was abused at St. William's in 1981. At least one civil suit was filed, in 12/03. Suit had settled by 4/06. Larkin remained on leave as of the same date. No criminal charges filed. On diocese's list 10/18/19. It notes that he was put on restricted ministry in 2005 and permanently banned from ministry in 2009.San Jose, CASource:
Saratoga News 09.11.96; San Jose Mercury News 01.08.05; Mercury News 04.01.06; Diocese of San Jose list 10.18.18
LarkinJohn E.1931PSuedDiocesanA man filed civil suit in 2004 alleging abuse by Larkin at age 12 on one occasion, at St. Luke's in Woodburn. Died 8/1/95.Portland, ORSource:
The Oregonian 08.05.95; The Oregonian 05.28.04; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
LarkinRegis F. 1945PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused by the Baltimore archdiocese on its list 4/16/19. The archdiocese received an allegation in 1992 of abuse by Larkin in the late 1970s to early 1980s, when he was pastor at St Patrick's in Cumberland. Another allegation was received in 2002 of abuse in the mid-1950s at Larkin's first assignment, St Michael's in Frostburg. Worked in archdiocesan parishes 1945-1980. Died on 6/23/81.Baltimore, MDSource:
Pittsburgh Press 06.25.81; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 04.16.19
LarocheDennis J.1974PAccusedMaryknollNamed publicly as accused by the Galveston-Houston archdiocese on its list 1/31/19. Included on the Burlington VT diocese's list 8/22/19. LaRoche worked in the Philippines and East Africa, then the Diocese of Galveston-Houston, which he left in 1987. Assigned to VT parishes 11/87 until 8/92 when his assignment was "terminated" and he returned to his order. Left ministry by 2/1/93.Galveston-Houston, TXSource:
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston List 01.31.19; Diocese of Burlington List 08.22.19; Seven Days 09.11.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Burlington List 08.22.19
LaRosa-Lopez
Manuel1996PConvictedDiocesanReports in 2018 by two people to the diocese of abuse by LaRosa-Lopez at a Conroe parish. A man said he was abused 1998-2001 as a teen, and told church officials, including Cardinal DiNardo, who offered counseling. A woman alleged abused as a teen in 2000. Priest was transferred. She again contacted the diocese in 2010; diocese told her he had been sent to a' mental institution' twice and had a job with no contact with children. She went to police. LaRosa-Lopez turned himself in 9/11/18; charged. Police raided rectory a week later. Accused in 10/18 of abusing an altar boy as a seminarian in mid-1990s. By late 11/18 six people, male and female, had alleged abuse. On archdiocese's list 1/31/19. Suit filed 4/19. Indicted on two counts 5/2/19. Indicted in 6/19 on three more counts of alleged abuse in 2/99 and 6/00. Pled not guilty 7/18/19. Pled guilty in a plea deal in 11/20. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, and to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. Suits settled.Galveston-Houston, TXSource:
Associated Press 09.12.18; Associated Press 09.12.18; Click2Houston 09.12.18; KTRC 09.12.18; San Antonio Express-News 09.13.18; Houston Chronicle 09.17.18; Des Moines Register 09.27.18; Houston Chronicle 09.28.18; Channel 2 Houston 10.03.18; Houston Public Media 10.04.18; Houston Chronicle 10.07.18; KHOU 10.08.18; Houston Public Radio 10.09.18; CBS News 11.20.18; Houston Chronicle 11.28.18; KHOU TV 11.28.18; KTRK TV 11.28.18; New York Times 11.28.18; ABC 13 11.29.18; Houston Chronicle 11.29.18; KHOU TV 11.30.18; Baytown Sun 12.09.18; Houston Chronicle 12.13.18; KTRK ABC 13 01.04.19; KTRK TV 01.09.19; Houston Chronicle 01.10.19; Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston List 01.31.19; Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston List 01.31.19; Houston Chronicle 04.09.19; Houston Chronicle 05.02.19; Associated Press 05.03.19; SNAP 05.13.19; Houston Public Media 06.27.19; ABC 30 News 06.28.19; Houston Chronicle 07.18.19; Houston Chronicle 12.15.19; Houston Chronicle 03.17.20; KPRC 05.28.20; Houston Chronicle 11.17.20; KHOU 11.17.20; KPRC 11.17.20; KPRC 11.17.20; KTRK 11.17.20; NBC News/Telemundo 11.25.20; Houston Chronicle 12.15.20
LarrabeeJoseph E.1980PSuedDiocesanNamed on 6/7/12 Rochester diocese list of priests removed between 2002 and 2012. Voluntarily laicized. Went on leave of absence 1993. Accused in three lawsuits filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of the sexual abuse of three teenage boys, one at age 13 in 1977, one 15-16 in 1984-85, and the third ages 15-17 1989-91. Accused in two suits filed in 2/20, one claiming abuse of a minor 1982-83 and the other claiming abuse of a teenage altar boy 1982-84. Both said the priest abused them after luring them to the St. Agnes in Avon rectory. One said he also abused him during a sleepover at the lake house of a friend of Larrabee. New suits in 7/20 for total of 14.Rochester, NYSource:
Catholic Courier 06.07.12; Rochester Homepage 06.07.12; SNAP Statement 06.07.12; Democrat and Chronicle 08.15.19; Livingston County News 02.26.20; WROC TV 03.03.20; Livingston County News 03.10.20; Livingston County News 07.24.20; Democrat and Chronicle 08.03.20; Livingston County News 08.14.20
Larriviere
Marshall R.1963PSettledDiocesanAccused in a 9/03 civil suit of raping a 7-year-old girl in 1968. Later consolidated with another suit filed by a second woman. Both suits alleged Larriviere sexually abused them as children at his Vermilion Parish camp in the 1960s. Both matters settled for unknown amount 9/08. Retired to FL where he died 8/27/14 in Ft. Myers. On diocese's list in 4/19.Lafayette, LASource:
Abbeyville Meridional 09.11.03; Joint Motion and Order for Dismissal 09.08.08; SNAP Statement 02.25.14; SNAP Statement 03.07.14; Advocate 09.07.14; SNAP Statement 09.09.14; KATC News 10.17.18; KATC News 10.17.18; KATC News 01.13.19; Diocese of Lafayette List 04.12.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Larson
Robert K.1958PConvictedDiocesanFormer Director of Catholic Charities. Removed/retired from active ministry in 1988 for "stress-related problems." Accused of abusing more than 17 boys. Pled guilty in 2001 to abusing 4, including 1 felony count. Sentenced to 3-10 years prison; 5 others, whom Larson denied abusing, later died by suicide. Abuse included sodomy. Moved to St. John Vianney Renewal Center in MO after 3/06 release from prison. Listed on MO sex offender registry. Died 08/27/14; death not announced until 9/14, after his burial. On the diocese's 9/20/19 list of clerics with substantiated allegations.Wichita, KSSource:
Links to Earlier Articles Prior to 04.04.06; KSDK 05.06.10; Lawrence Journal-World 06.23.10; Lawrence Journal-World 06.23.10; SNAP Statement 12.06.12; SNAP Statement re Death 09.05.14; Wichita Eagle 09.05.14; American Conservative 09.08.14; SNAP Statement 09.08.14; KSNW TV 08.22.19; Diocese of Wichita List 09.20.19; CNS News 12.19.19
Assignments:
Detailed BA.org Record; Diocese of Wichita Assignment Record 09.20.19
Lasik
Ronald Justin BConvictedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersAccused in a suit filed on 4/26/13 of abusing two boys at St Laurence High School in Chicago. Convicted on 6/5/99 by a Canadian jury of sexually assaulting 6 boys at Mount Cashel Orphanage and assaulting a seventh. Lasik was convicted of anally raping two of the boys, one of them five times. That boy was between 9 and 12 years old during the abuse. Obtained early release from prison and was deported in 2003 to the US, to live in a Christian Brothers facility in NY.Chicago, ILSource:
Court of Appeal Decision 07.27.99; Dallas Morning News 12.07.04; Chicago Tribune 05.24.13
LaterMorse1955PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as credibly accused by the diocese on its list in 10/19 (first name misspelled Morris). It notes reports received in 2003 of incidents in the 1960s and 1970s while assigned to St. Bernard's in Blackfoot, Blessed Sacrament in Aberdden, St. Mark's in Boise and St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise. Later died 6/1/2000.Boise, IDSource:
Diocese of Boise List 10.24.19
LauWilliam A.1979PAccusedDiocesanPastor of Blessed Trinity in 5/96 when accused of a sexual incident involving an older teenage boy years earlier. Resigned from the parish and was sent to St. Luke's in MD for treatment. Bishop Lynch waited five months before telling the parish why Lau left. Per the diocese in 4/02, Lau "was removed from the ministry and sought employment elsewhere."St. Petersburg, FLSource:
St Petersburg Times 10.03.96; St Petersburg Times 10.13.96; St Petersburg Times 01.30.97; Tampa Tribune 04.22.02; St Petersburg Times 04.23.02
Laudwein
James R.1962PSettledJesuitAccused in a 2005 lawsuit of molesting a 14-year-old Eskimo girl in 1980. Laudwein denied the accusations. He was working in the Archdiocese of Portland in a ministry for the poor when the lawsuit was filed. Placed on leave. Claims included in 11/07 settlement with Jesuits. One pending claim shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. On the Anchorage archdiocese's list 1/16/20, noting sexual misconduct with vulnerable adults in 1989.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Alaskan Shepherd June-July 2003: Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Hooper Bay, Alaska: 1928-2003; KTUU 10.20.05; Anchorage Daily News (AP) 10.21.05; Fairbanks Daily News Miner 10.21.05; The Oregonian 11.14.05; Catholic Sentinel 11.17.05; Anchorage Daily News 04.17.06; Anchorage Daily News 11.20.07; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09; Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 01.25.10; Pilot Station - Saint Charles Spinola Catholic Church Website 01.25.10; Spectator 06.07.18; Archdiocese of Anchorage List 01.16.20
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Anchorage List. 01.16.20
Laughlin
Joseph R.1957PAccusedJesuitNamed publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuit Northeast Province on its list 1/15/19. It notes allegations in 1990 and 1996 of abuse 1975-76. Restricted by his order in 1990. Appears to have lived at the Jesuits' Campion Center in Weston MA until his death. Died 5/27/13.Boston, MASource:
Brady Fallon Funeral Home and Cremation Services 05.27.13; Jesuits Northeast Province List 01.15.19
Assignments:
Jesuits Northeast Province List 01.15.19
Laughlin
Thomas B.1948PConvictedDiocesanAccused of sexually abusing 20-40 boys during 1967-96. Numerous civil suits filed; several settled. Convicted at least once. Sentenced to 1 year in jail in 1983. Abused on way to treatment in New Mexico. Laicized in 1988. Ten men each sued Laughlin in 2004. Additional suit filed in 8/07 by a man alleging abuse beginning in 1960. Laughlin died 3/1/13 in Omaha. Another claim filed in 2007, of abuse in 1979; this person was later convicted of filing at least 4 false claims in Portland, Spokane, Covington and Tucson and was sentenced 6/11/14 to 33 months in prison.Portland, ORSource:
United Press International 08.30.83; United Press International 08.29.86; Gazette Times 05.08.02; Sunday Oregonial 05.19.02; Oregonian 06.30.02; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Oregonian 05.28.04; Seattle Times 09.23.04; Oregonian 03.13.05; Oregonian Table 11.12.06; The Oregonian 11.12.06; Catholic Sentinel 04.27.07; The Oregonian 06.06.07; The Oregonian 06.07.07; The Oregonian 08.02.07; The Oregonian 04.17.08; Final Report on Document Arbitration 11.24.08; The Oregonian 03.28.13; The Oregonian 04.19.13; The Oregonian 10.08.13; The Oregonian 06.11.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Lauinger
Richard1956PAccusedDiocesanOn 3/28/16 the archdiocese announced credible allegations that Lauinger sexually abused minors while in ministry. A woman disclosed publicly that Lauinger raped her when she was 10 years old in the 1950s and attending Our Lady of Sorrows in Farmington MI, where Lauinger was a priest. She filed a police report in 2/16; no prosecution due to statute of limitations. Lauinger also worked at parishes in Detroit, Royal Oak, Scotland, and St. Clair Shores. Left priesthood in 1975 and moved from MI 1985. Per the archdiocese on 4/1/16, several victims had come forward since 1/16. Included on the archdiocese's list 6/10/19. Laicized.Detroit, MISource:
Archdiocese of Detroit News Release 03.28.16; Detroit Free Press 03.29.16; Oakland Press 03.29.16; The Patch 03.29.16; Oakland Press 04.01.16; Archdiocese of Detroit list accessed 04.04.16; Deadline Detroit 04.04.16; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Detroit News Release 03.28.16
Laurano
Anthony J.1950PIndictedDiocesanRetired in 1995. Sued. Placed on leave in 2002. Accused of abuse of a boy in 1991. Indicted on two counts of child rape in 2005. Also accused of abuse of mentally disabled man and, in 1970, the abuse of a 25-year-old seminarian. Name dropped from the 2003 Catholic Directory because of allegations, per Boston Globe in 3/03. Involuntary laicization announced in 3/07. Died 5/27/07 just prior to criminal trial.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 03.05.03; Patriot Ledger (Quincy, MA) 03.08.05; Boston Globe 04.27.06; Washington Post 04.27.06; Boston Herald (AP) 03.23.07; Salem News 03.23.07; The BostonChannel 03.23.07; Patriot Ledger 05.30.07; Hull Times 05.31.07; Patriot Ledger 10.20.08; National Catholic Registry 08.25.11; Metrowest Daily News 08.26.11; Salem News 08.26.11; Wicked Local Somerville 08.30.11
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Boston Assignment Record
LaurdetteSister NSettledSchool Sisters of Notre DameSued in 2005. One of several religious accused of abuse at Madonna Manor, a Catholic home for troubled children. At least one claim included in almost $5.2M settlement with the Archdiocese in Fall 2009.New Orleans, LASource:
Times-Picayune 08.25.05; Times Picayune 03.14.06; Times Picayune 03.11.10
LaurelloBartholomew1946PSettledDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/22/19. Retired 1995. Died 2004. A single allegation was reported after Laurello's death. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, the victim was a 13-year-old boy, abused in 1965.Bridgeport, CTSource:
Diocese of Bridgeport List Updated 03.22.19; Diocese of Bridgeport Settlement List 03.22.19
Assignments:
Holzberg Report 10.01.19
LauseRichard L.1977PSettledVincentianAccused in a suit filed in 8/04 of abuse of a boy in the 1980s at St. Vincent de Paul High School. The boy's mother had taken him to a seminary in IL in 1985 and the priests agreed to raise him. The boy later transferred to the school in St. Louis. The Vincentians were told of the abuse in 1988, sent Lause to counseling, then reassigned him in 1989. He was placed on leave in 2003 after victim again complained. Claim settled by order in 1/05. On the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese's list updated 4/1/19. On the Vincentians list in 2020.St. Louis, MOSource:
Kansas City Star (AP) 08.13.04; St Louis Post-Dispatch (AP) 02.14.05; SNAP Statement 09.16.13; Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau List 04.01.19
Assignments:
Vincentians Western Province List 12.07.20
LauzonRaymond J.1955PConvictedDiocesanAccused of performing oral sex on a boy and of trying to get the boy to recant statement to police. Sentenced in 1985 to 6 months jail and 1 year probation for abuse of two youths. Diocese published a written apology in 4/98. Several suits filed in the 1990s. Maine AG report shows 18 plaintiffs. Living in 2002 at Monastery in Lithuania and was often seen with children. Died in 9/05. A man sued the diocese in 2016, claiming abuse as a boy in the late 1970s to 1981 by Lauzon and Rev. Christian Roy.Portland, MESource:
United Press International 09.09.84; Portland Press Herald 02.21.97; Portland Press Herald 04.15.98; Portland Press Herald 04.16.98; Portland Press Herald 03.27.02; Portland Press Herald 03.27.02; Portland Press Herald 03.27.02; Portland Press Herald 04.03.02; Portland Press Herald 05.05.02; Portland Press Herald 05.15.02; Associated Press 05.18.02; Maine AG Report 02.24.04; Portland Press Herald 02.26.04; Portland Press Herald 09.29.05; Portland Press Herald 09.15.16
LaVan
Kenneth1958PSettledDiocesanSued by a woman in the late 1980s who claimed abuse by him 1960-65 when she was ages 12-17. Case settled in 1992. Another woman alleged abuse as a teenage in the 1980s. Also known for relationships with adult women. Diagnosed with compulsive sexuality disorder in 1989 but not removed. Retired in 1997. Name revealed on 2/17/14 on Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis' revised list of credibly accused priests. Removed from all active ministry 11/30/13. Information from his files released 3/31/14. Personnel files released in 8/14. Archbishop Flynn was told of his boundary violations with women in 2005. The allegations from the two girls were barely mentioned and it was said that there were significant doubts about their stories. Flynn decided no further investigation was necessary. A third teenage victim was later identified in his personnel files.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis List of Priests accused of Abuse of Minors, revised 02.17.14; Star Tribune (article not complete) 02.17.14; SNAP Statement 02.18.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.19.14; Minnesota Public Radio Database 02.19.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis 03.31.14; Star Tribune 04.01.14; Pioneer Press 04.22.14; KSTP 08.11.14; LaVan Files from Anderson & Associates 08.11.14; Minnesota Public Radio 08.11.14; Pioneer Press 08.11.14; SNAP Statement 08.11.14; SNAP Statement 08.11.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul 08.11.14; Catholic League 08.12.14; Waiting for Godot to Leave 08.12.14; Fox 9 08.14.14; Minnesota Public Radio 11.05.14; Minnesota Public Radio 11.17.14
Assignments:
Arch St Paul & Minneapolis Assignment Record; BA.org Assignment Record
LavelleFrancis Patrick1970PSettledDiocesanTwo men filed suit in 7/02 alleging abuse by Lavelle when they were teens. One said his abuse occurred in 1972 and the other said he was abused in 1980, when Lavelle was working as secretary for the Bishop. Four brothers filed suit in 12/03 claiming abuse by Lavelle and four other priests 1967-83. Permanently barred from ministry in 2/04. Two plaintiffs were included in a 7/04 settlement for $7M. Named in a 2004 civil suit. Two more claims settled in 2008. Outcome of administrative process needed Vatican approval. Assigned life of prayer of penance in 2010. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused.Springfield, MASource:
Springfield Union News 07.17.02; Springfield Union News 07.18.02; The Republican 12.13.03; Springfield Republican 02.23.04; Springfield Republican 03.01.04; Springfield Republican 08.03.04; Springfield Republican 08.17.04; Springfield Republican 08.17.04; IObserve 01.07.05; Springfield Republican 01.07.05; Springfield Republican 01.08.05; Press Release by The Office of Stobierski & Stobierski, 12.03.08; Springfield Diocese list of Priests with Credible Allegations 08.30.11; Diocese of Springfield List updated 06.02.21
Assignments:
Diocese of Springfield List updated 06.02.21
Lavelle
Raymond E.1957PAccusedDiocesanRetired in 2000. Allegation received 9/13 that he had abused a minor between 1971 and 1980 while pastor of St. Agnes Church on the Hilltop. Worked at multiple parishes and schools during his career. Review board found allegation credible and warranted further investigation. Living at extended care nursing home in 2013. Died 12/31/15.Columbus, OHSource:
Diocese of Columbus Statement 10.03.13; Columbus Dispatch 10.07.13; Fox 28 10.08.13; NBC4i 10.08.13; WCBE 10.08.13; The Columbus Dispatch 04.15.16
Lavigne
Richard Roger1966PConvictedDiocesanArrested and charged in 1991, accused of abuse of 5 boys. Convicted in 1992 of assaulting 2 boys; jail time of 4-6 years, suspended. Received 10 years probation. In 1993, 11 new accusers surfaced, a day after Lavigne was released from treatment at St. Luke's in MD. Claims with 17 plaintiffs settled in 1994 ($1.4M). Other plaintiffs included in 7/04 settlement. As many as 48 known victims; law enforcement estimated over 250 victims. Laicization announced 1/04. Prime suspect in 1972 murder of altar boy Danny Croteau. Lavigne died 5/21/21, hours before he was to be arrested for the murder. The D.A. stated that Lavigne implicated himself during interviews in the weeks before his death. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused.Springfield, MASource:
Croteau Murder Investigation File; Victim's Statement 10.09.91; Boston Globe 10.21.91; Boston Globe 10.22.91; Union-News 06.26.92; Associated Press 05.10.02; Associated Press 06.17.02; Springfield Republican 07.06.03; Providence Journal 09.29.03; Springfield Republican 12.13.03; Boston Globe 12.14.03; Springfield Republican 12.19.03; Springfield Republican 07.27.04; Associated Press 08.05.04; Springfield Republican 08.17.04; Springfield Republican 01.12.08; Google News (AP) 01.15.08; Republican 02.21.08; Examiner 02.22.08; Republican 02.23.08; Western Massachusetts Catholics 12.26.08; Daily Hampshire Gazette 11.25.15; The Repbublican 07.23.19; The Republican 08.23.19; Springfield Republican 06.21.20; Boston Globe 05.24.21; Boston Herald 05.24.21; WGGB 05.24.21; Catholic News Agency 05.25.21; SNAP 05.25.21; WAMC 05.25.21; Mass Live/The Republican 05.26.21; WGGB 05.26.21; Boston Globe 05.27.21; Diocese of Springfield List updated 06.02.21; Springfield Republican 06.02.21
Assignments:
Diocese of Springfield List updated 06.02.21
LavinPaul E.1969PSettledDiocesanAccused of sexually abusing boys. First complaint received in 1997. Investigation found no evidence and Lavin continued in his position. Two more men complained in 2002. He was then placed on permanent leave. Laicized in 2004. At least one claim included in $1.3M settlement of 12/06 with Archdiocese. No criminal charges ever filed.Washington, DCSource:
Washington Post 07.12.02; Washington Post 07.13.02; Wilks Barre Times Leader 07.13.02; Washington Post 08.27.02; Washington Times 01.08.04; Washington Post 12.16.06; Washington Post 12.02.10; Archdiocese of Washington DC list 10.15.18
LaVoie
Victor C.1971PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave in 7/02 after recent allegation that he abused a 15-year-old boy 20 years previously, while assigned to St. Thomas Parish in Wilmington. A second accusation of abuse in the same time period surfaced in 2003. LaVoie denied all allegations. Remained unassigned, per Archdiocese website 5/4/09. Still on administrative leave as of 8/11 per Boston AD database. Canonical court found charges "not proven" 11/11 and he was granted retired status. Died 06/26/14.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 07.26.02; Patriot Ledger 07.26.02; Boston Globe 09.28.02; Patriot Ledger 12.19.02; Boston Globe 02.11.03; Patriot Ledger 02.11.03; Patriot Ledger 10.20.08; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; The Patch 09.01.11; Boston Herald 11.17.11; Patriot Ledger 11.17.11; Statement by Archdiocese of Boston 11.17.11; Boston Herald 11.18.11; Boston Globe 06.29.14
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
LavoyMarvin1955PSettledDiocesanSued in 2005. Accused of abuse of at least two boys at Morning Star Boy's Ranch in the 1950s. Lavoy was the ranch's founding director. Forced out in 1966. Died in 1994. As of 2010, 19 plaintiffs had alleged abuse by Lavoy, Joseph Weitensteiner and others at the ranch. In 11/09 the ranch transferred the bulk of its assets to the nonprofit Morning Star Foundation which would complicate any possible settlements or judgments. Judgment for defendants in 2/10. Some plaintiffs received previous settlement from Diocese.Spokane, WASource:
Seattle Post-Intelligencer (AP) 08.25.05; Spokesman Review 08.25.05; Spokesman Review 10.27.05; Spokesman Review 05.04.07; Spokesman Review 05.05.07; Spokesman Review 05.05.07; Spokesman Review 01.03.10; Spokesman Review 01.19.10; KREM 01.20.10; Spokesman Review 03.12.10
LawbaughJames1966PSettledVincentianAccused in a civil suit filed in 2/08 of abusing a 10-year-old boy at St. Vincent's in Kansas City in 1968. Left the priesthood in 1969 to marry. Living in FL at time of lawsuit. Denied the allegations. Claim settled in 8/08 as part of $10M settlement involving 12 priests. On the Kansas CIty-St. Joseph diocese's list 9/5/19.Kansas City-St. Joseph, MOSource:
Kansas City Star 02.25.08; Kansas City Star 08.20.08; Kansas City Star 08.20.08; SNAP Statement 09.16.13; Diocese of Kansas City-St Joseph List 09.05.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LawePius2005PAccusedSociety of the Divine Word (SVD)Named publicly as accused by the Galveston-Houston archdiocese on its list 1/31/19. Removed from ministry in 2009.Galveston-Houston, TXSource:
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston List 01.31.19
Lawler
Thomas F.1955PAccusedDicoesanAccused of the sexual abuse of multiple boys throughout his priesthood. Moved frequently until his last 16 years at Sacred Heart in Lewisburg. Name included on the diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. One man told the diocese in 2002 that Lawler molested him at age 10 in 1963. In 2014 another man reported that Lawler sexually abused him from age 13 in 1985 until Lawler died in 1987.Harrisburg, PASource:
Diocese of Harrisburg List 08.01.18; Pennlive 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18; Daily Item 08.06.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; York Daily Record 08.22.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Lawless
Fergus1933PSuedCapuchinFrom Ireland. Arrived in CA in 1934, assigned to a parish in Burlingame in the SF archdiocese. Later worked in Los Angeles, CA and Hermiston, OR, returning to Our Lady of the Angels in Burlingame, CA in 1961 as pastor, where he remained until his death 6/18/91. Named Capuchin Custos Provincial in 1962. Accused in 2004 or 2005 of abusing a minor 1952-53. Named in a civil suit.Los Angeles, CASource:
The Monitor 07.27.62; LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05
Assignments:
LA Times Database 04.20.06
LawlorDavid T.1971PNot GuiltyNorbertineAssigned to Daylesford Abbey. Arrested in 2002, charged with accosting (inappropriately touching) a mentally disabled adult male in a YMCA whirlpool. Placed on leave. Denied the accusations. Found not guilty by a jury in 10/03.Philadelphia, PASource:
Philadelphia Daily News 12.19.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.19.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.11.03
LawlorEdward J.1940PAccusedJosephiteNamed publicly as accused on the Mobile archdiocese's list 12/6/18. Name misspelled Lawler. "Misconduct" noted to have occurred in 1972. Doesn't say where. Parish assignments in Birmingham and Mobile. Also worked in New Orleans 1961-1969 and 1989-2001. Deceased.Mobile, ALSource:
Archdiocese of Mobile List 12.06.18; Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors 10.13.20
Lawrence
James T.1961PAccusedDiocesanAccused of sexually abusing a female minor in the early 1960s, while assigned to St. Anthony's in Knoxville. Retired in 1975. Died in 2008. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused in 5/09.Davenport, IASource:
Catholic Messenger 05.22.09; Des Moines Register 05.22.09; Revised Diocesan List of Credible Allegations 05.22.09
LawrenceMichael S.1973PSuedDiocesanConcerns about Lawrence's behavior as early as 1970 while in seminary. In 2002 a man alleged that Lawrence molested him at age 12 during a tutoring session in 1982 at St. Catharine of Siena in Mount Penn. He said told his parents immediately when he returned home, sobbing, and that his father called the church. The next day his father met with the diocese's top administrator. Lawrence admitted to molesting the boy and was gone the next day, sent to St. John Vianney in Downingtown for treatment. He was back in a parish assignment within a year. The boy's father complained again to Bishop Welsh in1986 and 1994; Welsh removed him from parish work but assigned him to the Diocesan Tribunal. Welsh retired in 1998. Lawrence wasn't removed until 2002. A civil suit was filed in 2004. In 11/09 a reported to the diocese that Lawrence sexually abused him at age 13. Lawrence died in 4/15. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.Allentown, PASource:
Morning Call 11.17.02; Morning Call 01.14.04; Morning Call 01.14.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.14.04; Morning Call 02.06.04; Express Times 05.11.04; Morning Call 06.21.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18; National Review 09.21.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
LawrenceRalph1916PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list 11/2/18. It noted an allegation received in 1935 of abuse in the early 1930s. Went on leave of absence in 1935. Died in 1992. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019.New Orleans, LASource:
Advocate 11.02.18; Archdiocese of New Orleans list 11.02.18; The Advocate 02.27.19; Diocese of Baton Rouge List 03.27.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of New Orleans list 11.02.18
Lawrence/LaurenceSister Mary NSuedUrsulineOne of several individuals with credible allegations of abuse named in one of two lawsuits filed in 2011 against the two Montana dioceses. She is accused of abuse at St. Ignatius Mission.Helena, MTSource:
Press Release from Kosnoff Fasy 09.22.12; Diocese of Helena List 04.29.15
LazarFidelis G.1963PSuedOSB--BenedictineLazar's name was added 5/18/18 to the diocese's list of credibly accused priests, lay employees and volunteers. Noted to be no longer in ministry. Died 3/18/18 in CT. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. It revealed that Pittsburgh diocese received report in 1986 from a male teen that Lazar sexually abused him in 6/86. Sent to Diocesan treatment facility; admitted to sexual activity with children. Went on leave of absence. Withdrew from active ministry 9/89. Another allegation 9/94 of repeated abuse in early 1980s of a male teen. In 3/02 a man alleged abuse in the 1960s by Lazar at St. Vincent's Prep School in Latrobe. Lawsuit in 7/20 claims abuse in 1975 of a 7-year-old.Erie, PASource:
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 03.15.18; BishopAccountability 05.18.18; Diocese of Erie 05.18.18; PennLive 05.23.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Your Erie 07.24.20
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Le
Peter Tan Van1973PAccusedDiocesanFrom Vietnam, Vinh Long diocese. Retired in 2011 to his home diocese. Named publicly as accused by the Charlotte diocese on its list 12/29/19. The diocese received an allegation in 2013 that Le sexually abused multiple minors at St. Joseph Vietnamese Catholic Church. Faculties removed in 8/13, home diocese notified.Charlotte, NCSource:
Diocese of Charlotte List 12.29.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Charlotte Assignment Record 12.29.19
LeachJerome 1976PArrestedDiocesanLeach was accused in 1993 of molesting an altar boy in 1976, when he was a deacon. Placed on leave. Incident not reported to police until 5/02. Arrested in 2002 and charged with molestation of a separate altar boy in 1979. Those charges dropped because of a U.S.Supreme Court ruling declaring the CA law invalid. Other allegations have also surfaced. Leach died 10/15/17.San Francisco, CASource:
SF Chronicle 11.21.02; Marin Independent Journal 01.23.03; Marin Independent Journal 06.27.03; San Jose Mercury News 06.27.03; Marin Independent Journal 07.02.03; Marin Independent Journal 07.03.03; San Francisco Chronicle via Legacy com 10.17.17
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LearnerFrederick R.  ?PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the Rockville Centre diocese on its list in 3/21. Abuse allegedly occurred at Leisure Village. No time from shown.Rockville Centre, NYSource:
Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.21
Assignments:
Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.21
LearyEdward A. 1953PAccusedEdmunditeNamed publicly as accused on the Mobile archdiocese's list 12/6/18. "Misconduct" noted to have occurred 1970-72, while assigned to Our Lady Queen of Peace in Selma. Retired 1995. Per the Edmundites list 8/7/19, allegation received in 1998; not substantiated. Died 4/4/2000.Mobile, ALSource:
The Catholic Advocate 08.28.64; Archdiocese of Mobile List 12.06.18; Edmundites List 08.07.19
Leary
John P.1951PSettledJesuitFirst allegations in 1966. In 1969, police ordered Leary, then President of Gonzaga University to leave Spokane in 24 hours or be arrested for sexually abusing teenage boys. Jesuits approved and Leary left. Reassigned to posts in Massachusetts, Utah, Nevada, New York and California. Died 12/21/1993. Jesuit officials admitted in 2006 to two recent settlements with victims. There may have been as many as 12 victims. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes reports in 2006 and 2009 of abuse 1965-66.Spokane, WASource:
Gonzaga University 09.08.06; Spokesman-Review 09.08.06; Seattle Times 09.09.06; Spokesman-Review 09.09.06; The Oregonian 09.09.06; Inside Higher Ed 09.11.06; LifeSite 09.13.06; KGW (AP) 09.15.06; KGW (AP) 09.27.06; Spokesman-Review 09.27.06; Seattle Times 10.04.06; Seattle Times 10.16.06; SF Weekly 10.25.06; Statement by Diocese of Spokane 11.21.07; Seattle Times 01.14.09; Diocese of Spokane List of Admitted, Proven or Credibly Accused Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse 11.03.09; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09; Spokesman Review 12.06.09; PCVA Press Release 03.25.11; Inlander 12.22.16; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
LearyTimothy J.1936PSettledDiocesanAccused in a 1/05 civil suit of abusing plaintiff as a boy for five years, beginning when he was in 4th grade. Leary allegedly introduced the boy to Fr. Francis Lavelle, who also abused him. At various times, both priests promised to guarantee his admission and pay his tuition at Cathedral High School. Leary died in 1991 at age 81.Two claims settled in 2008.Springfield, MASource:
Iobserve 01.07.05; Springfield Republican 01.07.05; Press Release by The Office of Stobierski & Stobierski, 12.03.08
LeBar
James J.1962PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/26/19. Claims against LeBar eligible for the IRCP. Died 2/21/08.New York, NYSource:
Sweet's Funeral Home 02.21.08; Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19
Lebel
Maurice T.1967PAccusedJesuitOrdained for the Jesuits. Left the Order in 1991 and became a priest of the Diocese of Portland ME. Retired in 2003. Remained active in ME until he was placed on leave in 6/07 pending an investigation of allegations in the Fall River, MA diocese that he sexually abused a youth in the early 1980s, while still a Jesuit. Reinstated to public ministry in 3/11 after canonical trial found accusations "unproven."Fall River, MASource:
Portland Press Herald 12.08.07; Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram 12.09.07; Sun Journal 12.09.07; Bangor Daily News (AP) 12.10.07; Boston Globe (AP) 12.10.07; Journal Gazette 12.10.07; Standard Times (AP) 12.11.07; Sun Chronicle 12.11.07; Standard Times 02.21.08; Wicked Local 02.22.08; Bangor Daily News 03.09.11; WABI 03.10.11; Bangor Daily News 03.26.11
Assignments:
Assignment Record
LeBlanc
David E.1961PAccusedDiocesanLeBlanc resigned from his parish in 1/07 after admitting to Bishop Hurley that he had abused a pre-teen boy in 1971. The accusation was brought to the diocese in 1993 and LeBlanc admitted it then. Apparently then-Bishop Rose did nothing. Matter brought to light in 1/07 when the bishop reviewed personnel files. In 4/19 a man stated publicly that LeBlanc molested him at a Caledonia parish in 1999, when he was age 12. No prosecution due to the statute of limitations.Grand Rapids, MISource:
Grand Rapids Press 01.08.07; WOOD 01.08.07; Grand Haven Tribune 01.09.07; Mlive (AP) 01.09.07; Muskegon Chronicle 01.09.07; Grand Rapids Press 01.10.07; Grand Rapids Press 01.10.07; Grand Rapids Press 01.10.07; LeBlanc Letter as Printed in Grand Rapids Press 01.10.07; Grand Rapids Press 01.19.07; WOOD TV 04.25.19
LeBlanc
Etienne1971PSettledDiocesanPlaced on leave in 8/07 from assignment at Annunziata in Houma after accusation by a 26-year-old man that LeBlanc sexually abused him, including rape, when he was a 9-year-old altar boy Holy Cross in Morgan City in the early 1990s. LeBlanc denied the allegations; was sent for counseling 1986-87. Accuser filed civil suit in 2007 and made a criminal complaint. In 7/11, court ordered the diocese to turn investigative report over to plaintiff. Diocese objected. Other alleged victims known. Documents to remain sealed as of 8/11. Case settled in 10/12. On diocese's list 1/11/19. It notes "diocese stripped LeBlanc of his ability to perform priestly duties."Houma-Thibodaux, LASource:
Houma Today 08.27.07; Houma Today 08.28.07; Houma Today 09.01.07; Times-Picayune 09.01.07; Houma Today 09.03.07; Houma Today 12.10.07; Houma Today 04.09.08; Houma Today 05.31.08; Daily Comet 03.30.10; Houma Today 07.10.11; The Republic 07.10.11; Daily Comet 07.12.11; Houma Today 08.26.11; Daily Comet 10.25.12; Houma Today 11.18.12; The Advocate 01.11.19; Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux List accessed 02.24.19
Assignments:
Houma Today 09.01.07
LeBlancFrancis William1962PConvictedDiocesanLeBlanc reportedly left the priesthood in 1967. Became a New Orleans police officer. Retired after 20 years. Pleaded guilty in 5/96 to molesting three girls, ages 7-10, from 3/1/94 to 8/16/95. Sentenced to 90-days jail and 5 years probation for molestation of three girls. LeBlanc died 11/13/09.New Orleans, LASource:
The Advocate 05.15.96; The Advocate 08.14.96
LeBlanc
Kenneth A.1976PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave in 2/09 while the Archdiocese investigated allegations of sexual abuse of a 10-year-old girl approximately 25-30 years prior,. Assigned at the time of the alleged abuse to Most Blessed Sacrament in Wakefield. On her personal website, the accuser claimed that there were also other victims. LeBlanc died in 1/10. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.Boston, MASource:
Archdiocese of Boston Press Release 02.22.09; Boston Globe 02.22.09; Boston Globe 02.23.09; Daily News Tribune 02.23.09; MSNBC 02.23.09; NECN 02.23.09; WCVB 02.23.09; Eagle Tribune 02.24.09; The Pilot 02.27.09; Patriot Ledger 01.25.10; TheBostonChannel 01.25.10; Boston Globe 01.26.10; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LeBourgeois
Louis1961PSuedDiocesanPer news in 11/18, a woman reported to law enforcement that LeBourgeois sexually abused her when she was four years old in 1968. She said he picked her up at her River Ridge preschool and abused her in his car. Law enforcement reportedly told her the statute of limitations had expired. In 2014 she told the Los Angeles archdiocese, where she was then living, who referred the case to New Orleans. The archdiocese confronted LeBourgeois, who denied the abuse. He went into a coma and died three months later. The Review Board had not yet seen the case.The archdiocese paid for the woman's therapy, but did not include LeBourgeois on its 11/2/18 list of credibly accused clergy. She filed suit in 8/19.New Orleans, LASource:
Times-Picayune 11.27.18; Times-Picayune 11.27.18; NOLA com 08.15.19
LeBrun
Paul Francis1983PConvictedCongregation of Holy CrossArrested in 2002. Accused of sexually abusing boys in the Ft. Wayne-South Bend IN diocese and the Phoenix AZ diocese. Denied the allegations. Transferred to AZ in 1986. Returned to IN in 1993. Resigned from parish in 1999. Convicted in 2005 in AZ; sentenced in 2006 to 111 years in prison. Five lawsuits which name LeBrun as an abuser settled by Phoenix Diocese for a total of $75K. Conviction upheld by AZ Court of Appeals 7/09. Included on Ft. Wayne-South Bend diocese's 9/18/18 list. One known allegation there. On order's list 6/12/19.Fort Wayne-South Bend, INSource:
South Bend Tribune 09.22.02; South Bend Tribune 09.22.02; Arizona Republic 09.26.02; Arizona Republic 05.31.03; South Bend Tribune 06.03.03; South Bend Tribune 06.08.03; South Bend Tribune 07.16.03; Arizona Republic 10.27.05; South Bend Tribune 10.28.05; Arizona Republic 11.17.05; South Bend Tribune 11.19.05; South Bend Tribune 01.14.06; Arizona Republic 10.12.06; South Bend Tribune 0 12.08.07; Arizona Republic 07.14.09; Diocese of Ft Wayne-South Bend list 09.18.18; Congregation of Holy Cross List 06.12.19; Arizona Republic 06.15.19; South Bend Tribune 07.13.19; Diocese of Phoenix List 10.29.19
Assignments:
South Bend Tribune 9.22.02; Diocese of Ft Wayne-South Bend list 09.18.18
LechnerThomas M. 1966PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused by the Erie diocese in an update to their list on 10/30/18. The brief note also stated that Lechner had been laicized.Erie, PASource:
Bradford Era 08.20.66; Diocese of Erie List Update 10.30.18
LeClaire
Karl1986PConvictedSalvatorianPlaced on leave in 2001. A man filed suit in 8/02 alleging that LeClaire abused him for 7 years beginning when he was age 13. LeClaire was parish priest and principal of parish grade school. LeClaire would take the boy with him on trips and cruises to Alaska and the Mediterranean. Indicted in 5/03 and pled guilty in 10/04. Sentenced in 1/05 to a year in ail and three years probation. One claim of abuse in 1993 settled for $40K in 2006. Laicized in 2017.Phoenix, AZSource:
Arizona Republic 08.14.02; Arizona Republic 11.10.02; Associated Press 06.02.03; Associated Press 06.10.03; Arizona Republic 06.13.03; Arizona Republic 10.18.04; Arizona Republic 10.28.04; East Valley Tribune 10.28.04; Arizona Republic 10.29.04; East Valley Tribune 01.25.05; East Valley Tribune 01.29.05; Arizona Republic 01.26.06; Arizona Republic 02.27.10; Diocese of Phoenix List 10.29.19
LeclercMaurice1937PSettledDiocesanAt least one claim was included in an 11/02 $5M settlement with 62 people claiming abuse by 28 priests, two lay workers and one member of a religious order 1950s-1980s. Leclerc was deceased by the time the allegations were received.Manchester, NHSource:
Union Leader 11.27.02; Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Leclercq
M. Duane1964PAccusedDiocesanRetired in 2008. Removed in 11/18 from public ministry due to allegations deemed credible of sexual misconduct 30 years prior. Among assignments were Holy Trinity in Bloomington 1964-1969 and St. John in Clinton and St. Patrick in Wapella 1983-1989. On diocese's list in 12/18.Peoria, ILSource:
Journal Star 11.01.18; Herald-Review 11.02.18; News Tribune 11.02.18; Diocese of Peoria List 12.21.18; News Tribune 01.15.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Peoria Assignment Record
Lederer
Brian M.2012PCharges DroppedDiocesanArrested 5/15, held on suspicion of sexual misconduct with minor. Released after posting bond. Associate pastor, Blessed Sacrament in Hibbing. Charged 8/27/15 with criminal sexual conduct with a fourth minor. All four were girls, ages 10-14, two of them sisters. Incidents said to have occurred during 2014-15. Lederer also charged with possession of child porn. A boy under age 10 told police Lederer showed him videos of nude people in a computer class; police found 5 images of suspected child porn on the priest's computer. Jury trial 6/16; acquitted of abuse of the girls. Child porn charge dropped 10/16 for "insufficient evidence" that he viewed the child porn intentionally.Duluth, MNSource:
Hibbing Daily Tribune 05.06.15; Pioneer Press 05.06.15; Northlands News Center 08.27.15; Duluth News Tribune 11.20.15; Duluth News Tribune 12.01.15; KDAL 12.03.15; Diocese of Duluth Statement 12.07.15; Duluth News Tribune 12.07.15; Star Tribune 12.07.15; Wall Street Journal 12.07.15; Wall Street Journal 12.11.15; Inforum 01.12.16; Mesabi Daily News 06.14.16; Northlands News Center 06.14.16; Duluth News Tribune 06.15.16; Mesabi Daily News 06.16.16; Hibbing Daily Tribune 06.17.16; Mesabi Daily News 06.17.16; Grand Forks Herald 06.20.16; Northlands News Center 06.20.16; Star Tribune 06.20.16; Grand Forks Herald 06.22.16; Herald Review 06.22.16; Duluth News Tribune 10.05.16; Hibbing Daily Tribune 10.07.16; SNAP 10.07.16
Ledoux
Michael Dominic1986PSettledFranciscanAccused in 1/03 of sexually abusing a boy in 1987 or 1988 at St. Thomas Aquinas in Derry. Oral sex alleged with attempts in NH and MA. Claim settled. Order found accusations credible. Diocese learned that Franciscans knew of allegation in 2002 but didn't tell the diocese. Ledoux was at parish 4/86 to 9/89. Worked as dean at Widener University for 9 years until summer 2012, when officials learned of earlier accusation. He resigned rather than being placed on leave. Denied allegation. Also worked in Pittsburgh.Manchester, NHSource:
Case File from New Hampshire Records; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.04.13; SNAP Statement 01.04.13; Daily Times 01.07.13; Eagle-Tribune 01.08.13; SNAP Statement 01.08.13; Daily Times 01.14.13; SNAP Statement 01.16.13; KDKA 01.23.13; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 01.23.13; SNAP Statement 01.23.13; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 01.24.13; Tribune-Democrat 01.24.13; Tribune-Review 01.24.13; Tribune-Review 01.24.13; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 03.08.13; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 04.08.13; SNAP Media Statement 06.17.14; Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
LeducJoseph Giles1955PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 1/31/19. Died in 1981. Reportedly, had been "scoutmaster, friend and confidant" to the young man who perpetrated the mass shooting from the clocktower at the U. of Austin in 1966.Galveston-Houston, TXSource:
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston List 01.31.19; Inland Valley Daily Bulletin 02.16.19
Ledwith
Miceal aka Michael< 1994PAccusedDiocesanFrom Ferns diocese in Ireland. Accused of sexual abuse of boys in Ireland. Ferns report details concerns re Msgr. Ledwith's sexual behavior. Lived in Rainier WA 1994-2000s. Name included on the Seattle archdiocese's 1/15/16 list of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.Seattle, WASource:
Irish Priests in US BishopAccountability; Gorey Guardian 06.06.02; Ferns Report excerpt 09.30.05; Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16
Lee
Conan1943PAccusedOFM FranciscanNamed publicly as accused by the Franciscans' Santa Barbara Province on its list 5/31/19. It notes an allegation reported in 2010 of the sexual abuse of a minor 1957-61. Assigned to Holy Family in Pueblo, CO 1956-58, and to St. Anthony's in Tigard, OR 1958-62. Lee died 8/3/78. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.Pueblo, COSource:
Santa Barbara Province Francisans List 05.31.19; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19
Assignments:
Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19
LeeJames William, Jr.1948PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as credibly accused by the diocese on its list 9/27/19. Multiple allegations. Died 1/25/92.Lansing, MISource:
Diocese of Lansing List 09.27.19
LeeJohn Thomas Matthew1993PConvictedDiocesanMilitary Chaplain beginning 1996. Pled guilty in 2007 to sexual assault of 20-year-old Naval Academy midshipman, who he was supposedly counseling. Lee also did not disclose his HIV positive status. Admitted to abusing at least three men in his 11 years in the military. Sentenced to twelve years in prison, served two. Registered as sex offender in Delaware 12/13. Arrested in 11/14 for child pornography production and distribution. Pled guilty 11/16/15. Sentenced 2/17 to 30 years prison and lifetime supervision.Military Services, USSource:
Newsweek 12.24.07; WBOC 10.29.15; E-News Park Forest 11.16.15; News Journal 11.16.15; SNAP 11.16.15; WBOC 11.16.15; Crux 10.02.16; News Journal 10.24.16; News Journal 02.08.17; Sussex Living 02.13.17
LeePatrick1967PAccusedSociety of the Divine Word (SVD)Named publicly as accused by the Jackson diocese on its list 3/19/19. Alleged abuse in 1988 in Vicksburg reported same year to the diocese. Removed from ministry 1988.Jackson, MSSource:
Diocese of Jackson List 03.19.19
Lee
Patrick J.1976PReinstatedDiocesanPlaced on leave in 1/19 after an allegation that he sexually abused a minor in 1979 while assigned to St. Christopher's in Midlothian. Reinstated in 6/19 after the diocese deemed the allegations 'unfounded.'Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Sun-Times 01.12.19; CBS TV 06.13.19; Cupich Letter 06.15.19; CBS TV 06.23.19
LeeThomas B. PAccusedDiocesanFrom Korea. In 1993 an individual alleged sexual abuse by Lee in the early 1970s. Baltimore informed the Archdiocese of Seoul, South Korea of the charges. Lee had been studying at Johns Hopkins University at the time of the alleged abuse. Lee's name appears on a 9/02 list of priests from other dioceses who were accused of abuse in the Baltimore archdiocese.Baltimore, MDSource:
Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02
LeeThomas M.1953PAccusedDiocesanRemoved in 5/02 when a woman said he abused her son. Youth "would not testify" and diocese returned Lee to ministry, saying charges were unsubstantiated. Removed again in 9/03 when two other victims came forward. The first victim denied refusing to testify. Lee retired in 2004. Church tribunal ruled in 8/08 that the accusations were not proven, but that Lee's actions were imprudent. The bishop appealed to the Vatican in 12/08. As of 1/09 there were 14 accusers. Diocese said 2/19/11 that the church appeals court affirmed the tribunal ruling but that Lee would not be reassigned.Portland, MESource:
Portland Press Herald 09.16.03; Portland Press Herald 09.19.03; Boothbay Register 09.26.03; Portland Press Herald 01.11.05; Statement by Marie Tupper 11.16.05; Portland Press Herald 02.12.06; WMTW 01.28.07; Bangor Daily News 01.29.07; Bishop's statement in keepMEcurrent 01.29.07; Portland Press Herald 05.31.08; WCSH 12.19.08; Portland Press Herald 12.20.08; NSACoalition 01.04.09; keepMEcurrent 01.07.09; Diocese of Portland Press Release 01.13.09; Morning Sentinel 01.13.09; WMTW 01.13.09; Press Herald-Maine Today 01.14.09; Maine Today (AP) 01.30.09; NECN 02.19.11; Statement by Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland (ME) 02.21.11; National Catholic Reporter 11.26.18
LeeWalter Pringle1962PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/29/19. Died 4/81.Charleston, SCSource:
Diocese of Charleston List 03.29.19
LeechGeorge T.1956PSuedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused in a lawsuit, per news in 11/18.Pittsburgh, PASource:
KDKA TV 11.12.18
Leech
Paul Henry1980PConvictedDiocesanRemoved from ministry 5/4/84. Convicted of molesting 3-4 boys 1982-1984. Sentenced in 1985 to 86 years in prison, but ordered to serve 3 years and then 12 years probation. In 1994 a civil suit was filed on behalf of one youth. Per the suit, prior to 1980, Leech was known to the bishop to have a habit of making advances on young boys. Another suit may have been filed in 1985. On diocese's list 7/1/19. Said in 2020 to be living in Rochester, NY.Providence, RISource:
United Press International 07.05.84; Associated Press 08.20.85; Galveston Daily News 08.21.85; United Press International 10.07.85; San Jose Mercury News 12.31.87; Providence Journal 11.21.14; Diocese of Providence List 07.01.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Providence Assignment Record
Leehan
Cornelius P.1948PSuedRedemptoristsFull name Cornelius Patrick or Pedraig Leehan. Accused in a 12/03 lawsuit of raping a 5-year-old boy at St. Alphonsus Liguori in San Leandro. Also allegedly fondled the boy 7 years later, after he was reassigned to the parish. Leehan's accuser said he told his father and that his father, a friend of Leehan, told him to tell no one and to never speak about a priest that way. Leehan died in 1996. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.Oakland, CASource:
Argus (CA) 08.31.04; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; San Jose Mercury News 04.01.08; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19
LefebvreBruce Anthony1973PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its 2/22/19 list. It notes two allegations against Lefebvre of abuse of boys, occurring in the 1980s. Leave of absence 2002. Died 2005.Sioux City, IASource:
Diocese of Sioux City List 02.22.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Sioux City List 02.22.19
LefevreFrancis J.1971PSuedDiocesanFaculties removed in 1987 after an allegation of abuse. LeFevre admitted to having engaged in sexual misconduct with numerous minors in the 1970s and 1980s. He continued to work as a statistics expert for the archdiocese until 1995, when a lawsuit alleged LeFevre abused a minor, age 11 until high school. This abuse was reported to the archdiocese in 1992.Baltimore, MDSource:
Baltimore Sun 09.27.95; Baltimore Sun 08.21.96; Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02
LeFevreRobert J.1966PAccusedDiocesanIn 12/03 two brothers accused LeFevre of propositioning them for sex in 1969 when they were 15 and 17. They originally complained to Diocese in 1997 and then again in 2002. Diocese immediately announced that it had cleared LeFevre of the accusations andhe would remain in current assignment. Diocese also said it told the two brothers in 1998 or 1999 that he had been cleared of wrongdoing.Albany, NYSource:
Times Union 12.18.03
LeFroisJoseph1944PAccusedJosephiteNamed publicly as accused by the Baton Rouge diocese on its list in early 2019. It notes one allegation received in 9/94, of abuse in the mid-1950s while assigned to Immaculate Conception in Plaquemine. LeFrois died in 1992.Baton Rouge, LASource:
The Advocate 02.27.19; Diocese of Baton Rouge List 03.27.19; Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors 10.13.20
Lehman
Mark Allen1988PConvictedDiocesanPlaced on leave in 1990. Sentenced in 1992 to 10 years in prison without parole for fondling a young girl. Sentenced to life time parole for abuse of three additional girls and one boy. Released from prison in 2002. Diocese provided financial support while in prison and gave him $1000 and other benefits when released. A 1/05 civil suit alleging abuse of a youth in 1985 was settled 12/06 for $100K. Laicized 4/12/06. Listed on AZ sex offender registry. Died in 2018.Phoenix, AZSource:
The Catholic Sun 2006; Phoenix New Times 07.11.90; Arizona Republic 04.11.92; Phoenix Gazette 05.23.93; Arizona Republic 07.10.93; Arizona Republic 04.25.02; Associated Press 06.21.02; Arizona Republic 06.22.02; Arizona Republic 11.10.02; Arizona Republic 01.28.05; East Valley Tribune 01.28.05; Arizona Daily Star (AP) 12.27.06; Arizona Republic 12.27.06; Arizona Republic 02.27.10; Metropolitan News Enterprise 07.31.14; Diocese of Phoenix List 10.29.19
LehmkuhlCharles W.1949PSuedJesuitAccused in a lawsuit filed in 12/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a boy, ages 7-17, in 1973-83. Lehmkuhl taught at Canisius College 1956-87. He is referred to in the suit as having been a family friend and a father figure and spiritual leader for the boy. Lehmkuhl died in 1995.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 06.22.95; WIVB TV 12.18.19; Buffalo News 12.27.19
Lehmkuhl
Gerhardt B.1974PConvictedJesuitArrested in 1995 for receiving child pornography through the mail. Checked himself into St. Luke's Institute for treatment after he pled guilty, before sentencing. Sentenced in 1996 to one year in prison. Also ordered to get mental health treatment after release from prison. Per 2009 news, he worked at Jesuit Community Corporation at St. Louis University--Jesuit Hall. Died 3/9/12. On the Province's list 12/7/18. It notes that he was removed from ministry in 2002.St. Louis, MOSource:
St Louis Post-Dispatch 11.18.95; St Louis Post Dispatch 05.10.96; St Louis Post Dispatch 05.11.96; St Louis American 05.13.09; Jesuits of the Missouri Province 03.01.12; St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.12.12; St Louis Review 04.04.12; Jesuits Southern and Central Province List 12.07.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Jesuits Central and Southern Province List 12.07.18
Leifeld
Gale1954PSuedCapuchinPrincipal of St. Lawrence Seminary until 1982, then academic dean at Sacred Heart School of Theology until 1993. A civil suit alleges Leifeld, Jim Buser and James Wolf molested a student at St. Lawrence. Plaintiff went on to be a counselor for men abused by clergy and claims his therapy in 1992 revealed flashbacks. Suit tried in 1995 but jury found it was too late under the statute of limitations. Leifeld admitted in a deposition to abuse of at least seven, but not of plaintiff. He died in 6/94.Milwaukee, WISource:
Milwaukee Journal 12.20.92; Milwaukee Journal 12.20.92; Milwaukee Journal 12.20.92; Milwaukee Journal 12.20.92; Milwaukee Sentinel 12.21.92; Milwaukee Journal 12.24.92; Milwaukee Sentinel 12.24.92; Milwaukee Journal 12.27.92; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.29.93; Wisconsin State Journal 02.19.94; Detroit Free Press 02.11.95; Detroit Free Press 02.14.95; Isley v Capuchine Province et al 03.16.95; Detroit Free Press 03.29.95; Boston Globe 03.17.02; Sexual abuse of Children in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee 02.10.04; SNAP--Wisconsin 11.14.10; WSN 02.26.11; Inside Milwaukee 09.19.11; Blugold Media 05.13.18; USA Today 12.16.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LeimbachWilliam BSuedBrothers of the Sacred HeartCivil suit filed in 7/07 in federal court alleged abuse of a 15-year-old boy in 1983-84 at Saint Stanislaus College/Saint Stanislaus High School by a "Brother William." School was run by the Sacred Heart Order. Leimbach was removed from ministry with students in 1991 after complaints by two students; he was allowed to continue work with adults and within the order. Was living since 2005 in Burrillville, RIJackson, MSSource:
WMC (AP) 07.17.07; Sun Herald 07.19.07; Sea Coast Echo 07.20.07; The Call (Woonsocket, RI) 07.20.07; Sea Coast Echo 07.25.07; SNAP Statement 12.12.13; SNAP 03.09.16
Leipert
Jack J.1975PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly by Saginaw bishop Cistone in 4/18 as a former priest having been permanently removed from ministry due to credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors. Faculties withdrawn 6/01. Laicized 2006. Per news source 5/2/18, Leipert was investigated after being accused in 11/00 of the sex abuse of 21-year-old male.Saginaw, MISource:
Diocese of Saginaw 04.01.18; MLive 04.14.18; Huron Daily Tribune 05.02.18; ABC 12 05.03.18; MLive 05.09.18; Huron Daily Tribune 05.15.18
Assignments:
Diocese of Saginaw
Leising
Frederick D.1971PReinstatedDiocesanMonsignor. Former president-rector of Christ the King Seminary. Suspended in 11/18, six months after the diocese received an allegation that Leising sexually abused a girl in the 1980s. His accuser also claimed abuse by Fr. Fabian Maryanski. She said was at a party in the rectory with Maryanski when Leising hugged her goodby then shoved his tongue down her throat. Leising denied the allegation and said it was the girl who put her tongue in his mouth. Leising returned to ministry in 12/18 after the diocese determined that the allegations had "not been substantiated."Buffalo, NYSource:
WKBW 11.04.18; WKBW 12.14.18; Buffalo News 12.15.18
Leising
Robert1990PAccusedOblates of Mary ImmaculateNamed publicly as credibly accused by the Anchorage archdiocese on its list 1/16/20. Worked in parishes in Homer, Soldotna, Kenai and Ninilchik. Allegedly viewed child pornography in 2015. Returned to the Oblates in 2016.Anchorage, AKSource:
Homer News 07.30.14; Archdiocese of Anchorage List 01.16.20
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Anchorage List 01.16.20
LeitermannClarence1934PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 1/17/19. Noted to have multiple substantiated allegations against him of abuse occurring in about 1947, the 1950s and 1960s. Leitermann died in 1995.Green Bay, WISource:
Diocese of Green Bay List 01.17.19; Diocese of Green Bay List: Leitermann 01.17.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Green Bay List: Leitermann 01.17.19
Lelieveld
Theodore M.1957PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as credibly accused by the diocese in 9/19 after it received an allegation of sexual abuse of male minors, dating to the mid-1960s. The diocese's review board deemed the allegations credible. Lelieveld was murdered 10/21/76 at age 50.Alexandria, LASource:
Town Talk 10.23.76; Diocese of Alexandria list updated 09.20.19; KALB 09.23.19
Lelonis
Richard M.1971PAccusedDiocesanDiocese announced in 11/18 that Lelonis was suspended from ministry 9/12/18 after two men told the diocese he abused them as children in the early 1970s to about 1980. Allegations deemed credible, but not yet substantiated. Lelonis denied them. Lelonis was reportedly included in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury report, his name redacted. The alleged victim in the GJ report said Lelonis abused him for years and threatened to kill him if he told. It also said Lelonis admitted to "an attraction to minors." Sent to St. Luke's for evaluation, returned to ministry. Lelonis' ministry was restricted in 2002. He was assigned to the diocesan Tribunal from 1995. Died 10/20/19.Pittsburgh, PASource:
PA Grand Jury Report Redacted Profile 08.14.18; KDKA TV 11.12.18; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 11.12.18; Trib Live 11.12.18; Pittsburgh Post Gazette 11.20.19; Tribune Review 11.27.19; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 12.17.19
LemanskiWilliam E.1974PAccusedPallottinesLemanski had lived under supervision at a rectory close to a school for 11 years after admitting he abused a minor (possibly in 1990). In 3/02, Fr. Robert Carney, a former Provincial, wrote a letter apologizing to the victim and said that Lemanski had received therapy and was not assigned to any priestly ministry except saying mass for nuns at a convent. In 9/04, SNAP asked the Order to move him.Milwaukee, WISource:
Milwaukee Catholic Herald 09.23.04
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LeMayChristopher  ?PAccusedMissionaries of the Sacred HeartNamed publicly as credibly accused by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart USA Province on its list in 2020. It notes allegation(s) in 2018. It does not say when or where the abuse occurred. LeMay died in 1995.Rockford, ILSource:
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart USA List accessed 10.27.20
Lemieux
Deslisle1926PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused in the CO Attorney General's report 10/22/19. In 6/17 a man told the archdiocese that Lemieux orally and anally raped him when he was a 13-year-old altar boy. Lemieux was retired, and a family friend. He allegedly invited the boy on a four-day fishing and golfing trip, during which the abuse occurred. Lemieux died in 1977.Denver, COSource:
CO Attorney General Special Masters Report 10.22.19
Assignments:
Anderson Ad Book 11.13.19
LemireEdmund  ?PSettledDiocesanOn 10/10/02 the Manchester diocese settled with 16 claimants. One of them, John Doe 12, alleged that Lemire, an extern from the Sherbrooke diocese in Quebec assigned to St Edmund's parish in Manchester, abused him in the early 1960s. Lemire exploited a common interest in magic and stamp collecting and fondled the boy under his bathing suit during an outing. The NH AG's audit documents revealed two allegations of abuse committed at St Aloysius of Gonzaga parish in Nashua in the late1950s. One boy was fondled twice at age 16. The other boy was forced to hold Lemire's penis and was 'abused many times.' He was later abused by Fr Roland Veilette and (as an adult) by Fr Karl E Dowd. Lemire was deceased as of 2003.Manchester, NHSource:
Diocesan Lawyer Letter to Delker 10.10.02; Union Leader 10.12.02; Union Leader 11.27.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09; Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
LemmonThomas M. DAccusedDiocesanLemmon, an ordained deacon and religion teacher at Bishop McCort High School, had just been suspended by the diocese when he fled to Canada in 3/03 with a 15-year-old female student. As police neared his mother's apartment, Lemmon fell/jumped to his death from a 4th floor balcony.Altoona-Johnstown, PASource:
Associated Press 03.07.03; Tribune Democrat 03.07.03; Associated Press 03.13.03; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 03.15.03
LemoineDaniel Paul1979PSettledDiocesanLawsuit filed in 1999 alleged abuse by LeMoine, reportedly of a teen boy in the early 1990s; settled 4/02. Confidentiality orders from judge. Settlement amount not disclosed but "well below...$600,000." DA began investigation after learning of settlement. LeMoine had been evaluated after abuse incident and offered treatment. On diocese's list in early 2019. It notes multiple allegations received 1/94, 4/99 and 4/07, of abuse late 1970s - early 1980s. Placed on leave 1994, faculties removed 1999.Baton Rouge, LASource:
State Times/Morning-Advocate 04.20.02; The Advocate 04.25.02; The Advocate 04.29.02; The Advocate 02.27.19; Diocese of Baton Rouge List 03.27.19
LenahanAndrew J.1932PSuedDiocesanAccused in a 6/20 lawsuit of sexually abusing a minor in about 1960-63 at Holy Family in Stottville. Died 12/11/87.Albany, NYSource:
The Morning Call Obituary 12.12.87; Daily Gazette 06.15.20
Lenczycki
Frederick A.1972PConvictedDiocesanRemoved in 2002. Convicted in 2004 for abuse of three boys. Sentenced to five years prison. Also worked in MO and CA. Admitted to abusing up to 30 boys over 25 years. Deemed too dangerous to release. Released 9/09 on parole. On IL sex offender registry. New lawsuit 5/13. Diocese agreed to release of personnel files 3/13 as part of settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files released 4/30/14. Named in at least one new suit 4/30/14. Named as 1 of 5 priests in $4.137M suit settled 4/15. Laicized 2016. New charge 2/19 of assault of a boy in the early 1990s in St. Louis. Living in Berkeley, IL. Pled guilty 5/19 to abusing two boys in MO in the early 1990s. On St. Louis archdiocese's list 7/26/19. Sentenced in 8/19 to 10 years in prison.Joliet, ILSource:
Herald News 05.05.02; Chicago Tribune 05.16.02; Chicago Tribune 01.13.04; The Herald News 04.08.06; Chicago Tribune 04.10.06; Chicago Tribune 04.10.06; Chicago Tribune 04.11.06; Diocese of Joliet 04.13.06; Chicago Tribune 03.09.08; Daily Herald 03.11.08; Chicago Daily Herald 03.14.08; Chicago Tribune 03.14.08; Daily Herald 03.18.08; Chicago Tribune 03.19.08; Daily Herald 03.19.08; Daily Herald 03.19.08; Chicago Daily Herald 03.24.08; Chicago Tribune 03.24.08; Chicago Daily Herald 03.25.08; Chicago Sun-Times 07.09.09; Chicago Breaking News 09.24.09; Forest Park Review 10.06.09; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; Chicago Tribune 04.07.13; Chicago Sun-Times 05.15.13; Chicago Tribune 05.15.13; Anderson Advocates Timeline 04.30.14; Chicago Sun-Times 04.30.14; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Enquirer-Herald 04.30.14; Joliet Patch 04.30.14; Lenczycki Personnel Files from David Rudofski Archives 04.30.14; NBC Chicago 04.30.14; SNAP Statement 04.30.14; The Republic (AP) 04.30.14; WLS 04.30.14; Daily Journal 05.01.14; Hinsdale Patch 05.01.14; My Suburban Life 05.08.14; Voices 09.19.14; Patch 04.15.15; KOMU 11.29.18; Diocese of Joliet List Updated 12.06.18; St Louis Post-Dispatch 02.21.19; Associated Press 04.22.19; SNAP 04.23.19; AP via Dayton Daily News 05.29.19; Daily Tribune 07.24.19; KRCG TV 07.24.19; St Louis Post-Dispatch 08.05.19; Archdiocese of St Louis List 08.06.19; Associated Press 08.18.19
Assignments:
Assignment Record from Transcript of Plea Agreement Hearing, Bates 649-650, 01.12.04
LendackyJoseph1945PAccusedO.S.C. CrosierWorked mostly in MN but some in NE. Most of his career was spent at Crosier Community and Seminary in Onamia. Died 5/31/89. Name is included on 3/8/14 updated list of current, former and deceased Crosiers with one or more credible claims of sexual abuse of minors. Allegation was not received until after his death.St. Cloud, MNSource:
FindAGrave 05.31.89; Crosier Province Updated List of Religious Involved in Sexual Abuse of Minors 03.08.14; Duluth News Tribune 03.09.14; St Cloud Times 03.09.14; Gallup Independent 03.17.14
Assignments:
Assignment Record Released by Crosier Order 03.08.14
Leneweaver
Raymond O.1962PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of at least 12 youths 1966-80. Several transfers after Archdiocese first learned of abuse. Left active ministry in 1980. Taught in public schools. Requested reactivation in the late 1990s. Msgr. Lynn denied his request in 1998. Laicized 3/21/05. On 1994 secret list memo.Philadelphia, PASource:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report--Patterns; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.09.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.03.05; 1994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; Daily Local News 04.02.12
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (Revised)
Lenihan
John Peter1969PSettledDiocesanFrom Ireland. Told church officials in 1991 that he sexually abused a teenage girl in the 1970s. Church paid $25K to settle lawsuit; allowed him to continue to work. Removed 9/01 after he revealed several past sexual relationships to an L.A. Times columnist (under pseudonym). In 12/01, he was accused in a second lawsuit of molesting a second teenage girl, starting in the late 1970s. Civil suit settled for $1.2M. Criminal charges dropped 2003 due to Supreme Court ruling. Laicized 5/28/02. Personnel file released 11/23/13.Orange, CASource:
Orange County Register 02.04.91; Orange County Register 02.04.91; Orange County Register 02.04.91; LA Times 06.13.93; LA Times 03.29.02; NBC4 04.01.02; LA Times 04.02.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; National Catholic Reporter (corrected) 04.11.03; Amazing Connections 07.18.03; LA Times 01.11.04; OC Weekly 04.12.04; OC Weekly 03.04.05; OC Register 05.17.05; Long Beach Press Telegram 10.23.05; Orange County Register 09.14.07; OC Weekly 06.02.08; OC Weekly 03.06.09; Tribune 02.07.10; BishopAccountability Posting of Lenihan Personnel File 11.23.13; OC Weekly 01.09.14; Worthy Adversary 01.09.14; Diocese of Orange 08.12.16; Beach Reporter 11.09.17
Lennon
James W.1965PAccusedDiocesanFollowing a recent court order, on 12/16/13 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had "credible" accusations against them of abuse involving minors. Lennon's inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. Voluntarily left active ministry in 6/84. Diocese updated information on its list 6/23/14 to say he was laicized. Had relationships with two adult women after leaving ministry. Admitted to Diocese that he had sexually abused a 17-year-old girl for several years but denied abusing any other person. Died 8/8/00.Winona, MNSource:
Winona Daily News 08.10.00; Anderson & Assoc Press Release 12.16.13; Diocese of Winona Statement and List of Accused Priests with Assignments 12.16.13; Pioneer Press 12.16.13; Star Tribune 12.16.13; Winona Daily News 12.17.13; Winona Post 12.18.13; Diocese of Winona Updated List & Media Statement 06.23.14; Winona Daily News 06.23.14; WXOW 06.23.14; Winona Daily News 06.24.14
Assignments:
Diocese of Winona Assignment Record
Lennon
John W.1955PAccusedDiocesanOrdained for Maryknoll order; in Philippines 1956-67. Left order around 1975. Pastor of St John the Baptist in Yonkers NY when suspended 4/02 due to allegation he fondled a Cardinal Hayes High School student in mid-1970s during trips to Maine; Lennon was teacher, administrator, and athletics moderator at Cardinal Hayes 1970-81. Denied the allegation, which first surfaced in 1997 when a priest reportedly told the archdiocese about the alleged abuse. Cleared in 1998 after archdiocesan investigation. Accuser not informed of the decision. 'Dismissed from the clerical state,' per 4/08 Catholic New York newspaper, 'in accord with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People ... having had his case presented to the CDF.' Died 12/16/12. Included in 4/26/19 New York archdiocesan list of 'clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor.'New York, NYSource:
Journal News 04.19.02; Journal News 04.21.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Journal News 01.12.03; Journal News 09.14.03; Journal News 07.09.05; Blogging Religiously 04.07.08; Flower Funeral Home Obituary 12.16.12; Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19; NY Archdiocesan List 04.26.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Lent
James Walter BArrestedCongregation of the Blessed SacramentOn sabbatical from his job as an elementary school teacher for the Diocese of Cleveland, studying at Gonzaga University, when arrested in Spokane in 5/94. Allegedly showed a 13-year-old boy a $20 bill in a mall bathroom, then had the boy perform oral sex on him. Released on bail posted by his Order. Died by suicide 5/29/94 before he could be arraigned. In the 1970s and early 1980s Lent taught at St. Charles Borromeo School in Albuquerque,NM.Spokane, WASource:
Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament Newsletter May/June 2005; Spokesman-Review 05.17.94; Statement of Investigating Officer--Affidavit of Facts 05.18.94; Spokesman-Review 05.19.94; Information--State of Washington 05.20.94; Release Conditions 05.20.94; Spokesman-Review 05.20.94; Warrant 05.20.94; Spokesman-Review 05.23.94; Spokesman-Review 05.30.94; Order of Dismissal returning Bail to Order after Death 06.01.94
LentzRobert F.1964PAccusedDiocesanBaltimore officials placed Lentz on leave in 12/02 after allegations surfaced that he abused two boys in mid- to late-1960s. Lentz denied the accusations. The alleged victims came forward after the archdiocese published names of 56 other priests and brothers accused of abuse. Not on list of active priests in the Baltimore archdiocese per its website 5/25/08. Died 09/18/07.Baltimore, MDSource:
St Mary's Seminary Newsletter Fall 2007; Archdiocese of Baltimore Press Release 12.03.02; Baltimore Sun 12.04.02
Lenz
Frank M.1969PAccusedDiocesanRetired in 2007. Placed on administrative leave 4/2/18 after diocese received "credible" accusation against him of sexual misconduct with a girl in the 1970s. Lenz denied the accusations. On diocese's list 12/13/18. In 10/20 the diocese announced that the Vatican was unable to establish Lenz's guilt or innocence. Lenz was returned to ministry under restrictions.Marquette, MISource:
9 and 10 News 04.02.18; Daily News 04.03.18; Daily Press 04.03.18; WLUC 04.03.18; Diocese of Marquette List 12.13.18; WLUC 10.20.20
Leon
Modesto BSettledClaretianAccused of abuse of a boy, ages of 14-16 in 1996-99, per civil suit filed 2008. Archdiocesan report said abuse occurred 1995-96. Leon was the incorporating executive director of Soledad Enrichment Action (SEA). Abuse allegedly took place during retreats at Camp Unity in the Angeles National Forest. Civil case settled at some point between 2006 and 2010.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; Mountain Enterprise 12.18.11
Assignments:
LA times Database 04.20.06
LeonardAlbert1980PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Complaints to the diocese in 1989 and 1993 about Leonard's behavior toward children, including parents who were worried about the priest's relationship with their 14-year-old son and concerns that he swam naked with boys. Took leave of absence in 11/93. Went on to work as a licensed counselor for a short time at a residential treatment facility for children, then at an agency for crime victims.Pittsburgh, PASource:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; WTAE 08.22.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
LeonardJohn1948PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/19/19. Died in 2003. Diocese received allegations in 2004 of abuse in Bay St. Louis 1952-56.Jackson, MSSource:
Diocese of Jackson List 03.19.19
Leonard
John E.1965PSuedDiocesanAllegations in 1996 resulted only in evaluation. Removed 5/02 after recent allegations of old abuse when he was at St. John Vianney Seminary; reinstated by Bishop Sullivan 6/02 after he overruled the review committee. Big outcry over the decision. Civil suit 10/03 later dismissed on SOL. Criminal charges in 2003; sentenced 3/04 to two consecutive 12-month jail terms (suspended) and probation. Removed again 1/04. Resigned from priesthood. Died in 2015. On diocese's list 2/13/19.Richmond, VASource:
Richmond Times Dispatch 05.05.02; Virginia Pilot 05.07.02; Richmond Times Dispatch 05.08.02; Richmond Times Dispatch 05.11.02; Richmond Times Dispatch 06.19.02; Virginia Pilot 06.21.02; Richmond Times Dispatch 07.19.02; Washington Post 07.19.02; Virginia Pilot 08.02.02; Virginia Pilot 08.11.02; Virginia Pilot 08.12.02; Virginia Pilot 08.15.02; Virginia Pilot 09.01.02; Virginia Pilot 10.10.03; Richmond Richmond Times-Dispatch 01.14.04; Virginia Pilot 01.14.04; Virginia Pilot 01.16.04; Virginia Pilot (AP) 03.31.04; Richmond Times Dispatch 09.30.04; Virginia Pilot 10.02.04; Richmond Times-Dispatch 10.15.04; Diocese of Richmond List 02.13.19; Diocese of Richmond List 02.13.19; News Channel 6 02.13.19; Diocese of Richmond Leonard Profile 02.14.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Richmond Leonard Profile 02.14.19
LeonardPatrick F.1996PAccusedAugustinianRemoved from assignment in Charlotte in 9/03 after credible allegations he sexually abused a minor in New York in 1982. Parishioners were not told the reason for the removal until 3/04. A woman also came forward to allege that he spoke to her in a lewd manner.Charlotte, NCSource:
Charlotte Observer (NC) 03.02.04; Diocese of Charlotte List 12.29.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Charlotte Assignment Record 12.29.19
Leone
Arthur T.1956PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/26/19. Removed from ministry. Died in 2018. Laicization process was pending at the time of his death.New York, NYSource:
Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19; Riverdale on Hudson Funeral Home 07.12.19
LePineClement J.1946PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of at least two girls in the 1960s and 1970s. The diocese said in 2005 that the allegations were valid. Diocese agreed to remove LePine's name from the parish hall at St. Joseph Parish in Ishpeming, where he was assigned 1957-86. Died in 2000.Marquette, MISource:
The Compass 12.01.00; WLUC 08.22.05; Detroit Free Press 08.24.05
LepireRoland M.1975PSettledDiocesanSuit filed 2/96 alleged that Lepire abused a young man on several occasions in 1978. Suit also claimed that the pastor of the church helped to cover it up. Claims against Lepire were settled 9/02 as part of $13.5M mass settlement involving 36 victims of priest abuse in Providence Diocese. The 2002 Catholic Directory shows him "absent on leave." Another suit filed 2003 alleged abuse in early 1980s; settled 8/08 as part of $1.326M settlement by Providence Diocese. Laicized in 2004.Providence, RISource:
Providence Journal-Bulletin 02.10.96; Providence Journal-Bulletin 09.10.02; Providence Journal 07.18.05; Young v Gelineau, Petition for Writ of Certiorari 01.09.07; Boston Globe 12.02.07; Providence Journal 12.02.07; Burlington Free Press 12.07.07; Providence Journal 01.18.08; Providence Journal 08.31.08; Fox 25 11.23.09; SNAP Statement 11.23.09; Diocese of Providence List 07.01.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Providence Assignment Record
Leroux
Edward N.1956PSettledDiocesanAlleged to have molested a boy in his early teens 50 times over a two-year period in the late 1960s. Diocese learned of the allegations in 1992, yet kept Leroux in ministry. Retired in 1996. Removed active ministry in 6/02. Died 1/16/05. Sued by at least three men claiming abuse in the late 1970s-early 1980s; settled with diocese at mediation in 2/05. Accused in a suit 11/19 of abuse of a boy, age 16, in 1956. Per the suit, the boy told then-seminarian Howard Hubbard about the abuse, and Hubbard responded, "forget about" it. Hubbard denied the the man's claims about him.Albany, NYSource:
Albany Times Union 06.29.02; Times Union (NY) 07.23.02; Albany Times Union 01.31.05; Albany Times Union 02.28.05; Albany Times Union 10.02.05; Diocese of Albany Revised List 11.30.18; Albany Times Union 11.04.19
LeroyBrother BSuedOblates of Mary ImmaculateBrother Leroy was one of several accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior. The suit alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. In the suit, one man said he was sexually abused by Br. Leroy 1964-70 when he was ages 6-12. He also alleged abuse by other students at Tekakwitha.Sioux Falls, SDSource:
MWD et al v Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls et al, Minnehaha County Circuit Court 07.30.10; Argus Leader 08.06.10; Sioux City Journal 08.06.10
LeslieLarry Bruce1980PAccusedDiocesanIncluded on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s) of abuse. Parish priest in KY, military chaplain in Japan, CA, SC. Permission to serve in Navy rescinded by diocese 9/30/02. "Charter Suspension" 10/3/02. Last known to be living in CA.Covington, KYSource:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
LesniakFrancis M.1943PSettledDiocesanRetired in 1987. Died in 1991. Per 8/14/18 PA G.J. Report, diocese received report in 3/04 of sex abuse by Lesniak of a boy, age 13, in about 1977. The alleged victim said Lesniak invited him to a sleepover for altar boys, found he was the only boy there, and Lesniak fondled him. Sued. Settled in 1/06 for $5K and 90 counseling sessions. Allegation 9/04 of sex assault of a boy in 1962 during an overnight at the rectory. Settled for $5K and 90 counseling sessions. Allegation 5/05 of fondling a boy on an overnight rectory stay; in 1/06, same settlement as the previous two. Report in 2007 of abuse of a boy over 4 years, beginning 1983 when the boy was age 7 or 8. Accuser said Lesiak took him for a walk to his car during a picnic , then forced him to perform oral sex. He said he became an altar boy, and the abuse continued including anal rape. He said Lesniak gave him wine and that by the age of 12, he was an alcoholic. The diocese offered him $5K and 90 counseling sessions.Greensburg, PASource:
Tribune-Review 03.08.05; Tribune-Review 03.16.05; Tribune-Review 05.11.05; Times-Leader (AP) 08.17.05; Tribune-Review 08.17.05; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Lesniak
Marian John1950PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as credibly accused by the diocese on its list 9/27/19. Pastor of St. Joseph's in Jackson for 39 years. Died 10/9/11.Lansing, MISource:
MLive Obituary 10.11.11; Diocese of Lansing List 09.27.19
Lesniewski
Eldred B.1953PSuedDiocesanAs priest and religious instructor, Lesniewski abused minor altar boys at St. Joseph's Orphanage. He abused one boy 1961-90 (age 11-40). Civil suit filed in 1992. Lesniewski's name was included on the Archdiocese's 7/04 list of priests fully restricted from ministry (or who would have been restricted if still living) because of allegations of abuse. He retired in 1992 and died in 1996.Milwaukee, WISource:
Peter Isely Article 02.10.04; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.20.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
Lessard
Joseph Marcel1980PConvictedDiocesanAdmitted in 1986 to sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy. Two felony charges were reduced to misdemeanors in a plea bargain after Bishop O'Brien wrote to the judge requesting leniency because Lessard was remorseful. Sentence was three years probation and a $100 fine. Continued to work as priest, including time as a hospital chaplain in the Rockford IL diocese. Removed from ministry by hospital and Rockford diocese in 2/01. Removed from ministry by Phoenix diocese 2002. Phoenix diocese settled the civil case in 2006 for $50K. Living in Thailand per 11/06 article. On Rockford diocese's list 11/14/18.Phoenix, AZSource:
Phoenix New Times 10.25.89; Arizona Republic 06.22.02; Arizona Republic 11.10.02; Arizona Republic 06.03.03; Phoenix New Times 06.19.03; Arizona Republic 08.08.03; Arizona Republic 01.26.06; Arizona Republic 11.10.06; Arizona Republic 02.27.10; Diocese of Rockford List 11.14.18; Diocese of Phoenix List 10.29.19
Lessard
Joseph P.1952PSettledDiocesanAdmitted in 2002 to sexually abusing 12 boys in three parishes in the 1970s. Allegedly threatened victims with a gun; older victims coerced younger ones. Used camper in abuse. After a 1976 complaint Lessard was transferred to a new parish, then treated in MN. Went to NM Paraclete halfway house in 1979 and was a hospital chaplain afterward. Was parish priest again before retiring in 1993. Archdiocesan lawyers settled two complaints 1996-97. New suit filed 6/05 alleged abuse from 1985-92. May have settled 7/08. On archdiocese's list 7/26/19. Died in 2014.St. Louis, MOSource:
Post-Dispatch 03.17.02; Scripps Howard News Service 03.18.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 05.06.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 06.04.05; St Louis Post-Dispatch 07.08.08; Archdiocese of St Louis List 07.26.19; St Louis Post-Dispatch 08.05.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LetourneauxStephen BAccusedSalesians of Don BoscoProfessed vows as a Salesian brother in 1965. Worked at Mary Help of Christians School in Tampa. Left the order in 1973. Included in 3/20 on the Salesians' list of credibly accused.St. Petersburg, FLSource:
Salesians List 03.31.20
Assignments:
Salesians List 03.31.20
Lettic
Edward P.1973PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 1/26/14 without privileges from Immaculate Conception in Lancaster after a man alleged abuse as a boy about 40 years prior. Deemed credible. Abuse is believed to have occurred at St. Joan of Arc in Worcester. Diocese said it was the first allegation against Lettic. Matter to be referred to the Vatican. Worcester D.A. was also investigating.Worcester, MASource:
CBS Boston 01.26.14; My Fox Boston 01.26.14; Sentinel & Enterprise 01.26.14; Statement by Diocese of Worcester 01.26.14; Telegram & Gazette 01.26.14; The Item 01.26.14; WCVB 01.26.14; Boston Globe 01.27.14; MassLive 01.27.14; Sentinel & Enterprise 01.27.14; SNAP Statement 01.27.14; Telegram & Gazette 01.30.14; Sentinel & Enterprise 02.01.14
Leu
James E.1971PConvictedDiocesanAccused in 1989 of systematically abusing two altar boys 1985-89. Pled guilty, convicted 1989, sentenced to two years in prison. Worked with credibly accused priest Francis Bass. Bishop O'Keefe was deposed. Included on diocese's 7/10/08 list of credibly accused. Died 2/4/13.Davenport, IASource:
Documents from Kaspers v Father James Elmer Leu, et al 1992; Leu's Clergy Record from Diocese of Davenport; Ruling 10.26.92; Iowa City Press-Citizen 08.21.04; Quad-City Times 07.10.08; Diocese of Davenport List 07.14.08; Press Citizen via legacycom 02.05.13
Assignments:
BA.org Concise Assignment Record; BA.org Assignment Record; Catholic Messenger 07.17.08
LeveilleRoland Edmund1955PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/13/19. Removed in 1973. Died in 1994.Richmond, VASource:
Diocese of Richmond List 02.13.19; News Channel 6 02.13.19; Diocese of Richmond Leveille Profile 02.14.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Richmond Leveille Profile 02.14.19
Leven
Marvin Francis1959PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese in 1/20 after allegations in two cases were substantiated by the diocese's review board. In 1993 the diocese received an allegation that Leven sexually abused a minor, age 15, and again when the alleged victim was a young adult at St. John the Baptist in Edmond. In 1995 Leven was sent to St. Luke Institute for evaluation; outpatient therapy was recommended along with no unsupervised contact with minors. Returned to ministry. A second allegation surfaced at some point. Leven retired in 1999; worked in retirement as a hospital chaplain until 2013. Faculties removed 1/15/20.Oklahoma City, OKSource:
Archdiocese of Oklahoma City 01.21.20; Enid News & Eagle 01.21.20; KFOR 01.21.20; Nondoc 01.21.20; Associated Press via Crux 01.22.20; The Oklahoman 01.22.20
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Oklahoma City List Updated 01.21.20
LewandowskiCasimir F.1945PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 1978. In 2/16 a 64-year-old woman told the diocese that Lewandowski sexually abused her when she was about age 12 and in sixth grade. He was assigned at the time to Madonna of Czestochowa parish.Pittsburgh, PASource:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
LewandowskiJohn D.1954PSuedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/20/18. Noted to have died in 1982; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Accused in a 10/19 lawsuit of abuse of a boy, ages 13-14, at Ss. Peter and Paul in Jamestown, where Lewandowski was assigned in the early 1960s. Suit filed in 7/20 claims abuse 1962-63 of another child, ages 13-14. New suit in 12/20, claiming abuse of a boy, age 14, in 1960.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 03.20.18; Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18; Buffalo News 03.21.18; Post-Journal 10.08.19; Post-Journal 04.13.20; Observer 08.04.20; Post-Journal 08.04.20; Post-Journal 12.16.20
Assignments:
Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History
Lewandowski
Michael M.1975PAccusedOFM. Conv.Taught at St. Francis High School in Hamburg and Cardinal O'Hara High in Tonawanda variously during 1976-1991. Worked in Altoona diocese beginning 1997. In 5/14, the order told Altoona that Lewandowski was the subject of an allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor in the 1980s [likely in Buffalo]. Removed by Altoona from St. Anne's in Davidsville, pending an investigation. Civil authorities notified. At some point, he also worked in the Springfield, MA diocese. A 2019 lawsuit claims abuse by the priest of a St. Francis High student starting in 1979. Plaintiff said the priest would fondle him while they wrestled and would ply him with alcohol. The man said he told the principal of the abuse at the time, but no action.Buffalo, NYSource:
Daily American 05.18.14; Tribune-Democrat 05.18.14; We Are Central PA 05.18.14; WJAC 05.18.14; Centre Daily Times 05.19.14; SNAP Statement 05.19.14; Tribune-Democrat 05.19.14; Washington Post (AP) 05.19.14; Road to Recovery Media Release 05.20.14; iObserve 05.21.14; The Republican 05.21.14; WGGB 05.21.14; WWLP 05.21.14; Buffalo News 04.09.18; WGRZ 04.10.18; Buffalo News 08.14.19; Buffalo News 08.14.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LewisEpiphanius  ?PAccusedOFM FranciscanNamed publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list 5/31/19. It notes reports of the sexual abuse of minors 1964-68 received 1993, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. Assigned at some point to St. Paul Shipwreck in San Francisco. Left the Province in 1965.San Francisco, CASource:
Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19
Assignments:
Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19
Lewis
Kenneth1991PChargedDiocesanAccused in 2002 of abusing several boys in the mid-1990s. Had been sent for treatment in 1994, then reassigned by Bishop Slattery. Up to six alleged victims had come forward; not removed until 2002. No charges due to SOL. In 2004, parents of a boy filed a police report in Tulsa alleging Lewis had molested their son at age 13 in 2001 during a trip to Chicago. Tulsa police referred case to Evanston IL police. Parents filed suit in 2007; settled in 2011. Laicization announced in 7/07. Named in a second suit in 11/09. Lewis had a Colorado address, but was in Ecuador beginning 7/17. Detained by Homeland Security in Atlanta 5/9/18. Taken to Chicago 5/18/18; charged in Evanston with felony predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, related to the alleged abuse there of the Tulsa boy in 2001. On diocese's list 10/2/19.Tulsa, OKSource:
Dallas Morning News 07.28.02; Tulsa World 07.29.02; Associated Press 07.30.02; Dallas Morning News 07.31.02; Tulsa World 07.31.02; Tulsa World 07.31.02; Tulsa World 08.01.02; Tulsa World 08.14.02; Tulsa World 08.17.02; Tulsa World 09.19.02; KOTV 10.14.04; Chicago Sun Times 03.16.07; KTEN 03.16.07; Joplin Globe (AP) 07.21.07; KSWO (AP) 07.21.07; Tulsa World 11.04.09; SNAP Statement 11.16.10; SNAP Statement 01.14.11; Chicago Sun-TImes 05.21.18; WGN 05.21.18; Chicago Tribune 05.22.18; Tulsa World 05.23.18; Diocese of Tulsa List 10.02.19
Lewkiewicz
Richard1968PSuedDiocesanIn a massive civil suit filed in 10/03, 27 plaintiffs alleged abuse by 24 priests, including Lewkiewicz. Bishop DiMarzio announced in 11/04 that the Diocesan Review Board found that the allegation "had no merit." Lewkiewicz retired in 9/17.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Newsday 10.02.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03; Diocese of Brooklyn Press Release 10.31.04; Newsday 11.05.04; Brooklyn Daily Eagle 12.15.17
Lewnard
James BAccusedViatorian Fathers--Les Clers de Saint-ViateurJoined the Clerics of St. Viatore (Viatorians), Province of Chicago, as a brother in 1978. Ordained a deacon in 12/95. Named publicly as the subject of a substantiated by the Viatorians on the order's website sometime prior to 4/21. It notes that there was a single accusation, of abuse occurring in 1978. Also, suspended from ministry and living in a structured environment on a safety plan.Chicago, ILSource:
Viatorians webpage accessed 04.23.21
Lex
Henry V.1951PSuedDiocesanAccused in a lawsuit(w) filed in 2020 under the NY Child Victims Act. Assigned to parishes in Hinsdale, Lackawanna, Buffalo. Chaplain beginning 1959 for the Felician Sisters Motherhouse. Named pastor in 1967 of Sacred Heart in Bennington Center. Pastor of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Cheektowaga 1976 until retiring in 1991. Died 5/23/11, age 86.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 09.22.20; Findagrave accessed 09.29.20
LeyhaneWilliam R.  ?PAccusedDiocesanAccused publicly in 10/19 of sexually abusing an eighth-grade boy at St. Ethelreda in 1971. His accuser, an archdiocesan deacon in 2019, said he had an after-school job in the rectory and the abuse happened a few times. He came forward to the archdiocese in 2001. The archdiocese's review board found that the abuse was "possible." Leyhane died in 8/82, at age 86.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Tribune 10.07.19
Lezuchowski
Walter J.1959PAccusedDiocesanBarred from parish ministry in 1991 after the archdiocese deemed credible allegations that he had sexually abused a girl over age 16. Sent for treatment. In 2002 another criminal complaint was made. Lezuchowski had at that point been actively ministering for five years at St. Ronald's in Clinton Township; the archdiocese said it had no idea he had been still working. Immediately suspended. Permanently banned from ministry in 2005. Died 12/29/06.Detroit, MISource:
Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report October 2009; Detroit Free Press 06.10.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Detroit News 07.14.02; Detroit Free Press 10.19.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Michigan Catholic 05.27.05; News-Herald 06.11.06; Detroit Free Press 01.04.07; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Detroit Press Release 05.10.02
Liberatore, Jr.
Albert M.1989PConvictedDiocesanIn 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report (name misspelled "Libertore.") Bishop Timlin informed 11/96 by of close relationship Liberatore had with a young adult male, under drinking age. Concern to Timlin 2/97 of behavior with a young seminarian. No action. Letter in 12/02 to Timlin from American College in Louvain, Belgium that Liberatore was seen drunk, taking a male in his teens or early 20s into his bedroom. Sent for eval 1/03. Complaints 1/04 he had abused two young men. Arrested 7/04 on charges in PA of sex abuse of and giving alcohol to an altar boy 5/99-5/04. Charged by NYC police with sex assault of same minor. Pled guilty to both. Sentenced in 2005 to 10 years' probation. Laicized 7/06. Arrested 11/06 for parole violation. Per 2004 federal civil suit, bishop was informed. Settled for $3M. On sex offender registry in PA 6/11. On diocese's list 8/19/18.Scranton, PASource:
Clarion-Ledger 05.19.04; Times Leader 05.20.04; Citizens Voice 11.09.04; Citizens Voice 05.19.05; Philly com (AP) 06.08.05; NY Newsday 08.11.05; Times Leader 01.18.06; Times Leader 02.14.06; Times Leader 03.21.06; Times Leader 07.09.06; Times Leader 07.13.06; Times Leader 07.28.06; Times Leader 11.04.06; Times Tribune 01.30.07; John Doe v Liberatore et al 03.19.07; Times Leader 03.20.07; Times-Tribune 10.25.07; Times Leader 11.06.07; Citizens Voice 11.07.07; Times Leader 11.07.07; Citizens Voice 11.08.07; Times Leader 11.08.07; Times Leader 11.08.07; Times Tribune 11.09.07; Times Leader 11.18.07; Times Leader 02.24.10; Times Leader 04.07.14; Diocese of Scranton List 08.19.18; Citizen's Voice 08.26.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 10.25.18
Assignments:
Times Leader--Assignment Record 07.09.06; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
LibertyJames L.1957PAccusedOblateAccused of abuse of an 18-yearr-old girl in the1980s. He was working as a marriage and family counselor with Catholic Family Services in Norwich at the time of the alleged abuse. She had gone to him for counseling after the death of her brother. Liberty died in 7/95.Norwich, CTSource:
Hartford Courant 07.06.95; Norwich (CT) Bulletin 05.10.02
LicktiegAdrian  ?PnoneCarmeliteNamed publicly as accused by the Kansas City KS archdiocese on its list 1/25/19. It notes one allegation of abuse, occurring in 1959. Presumed to be deceased.Kansas City, KSSource:
Archdiocese of Kansas City KS List 01.25.19
Lieberth
Joseph J.1968PSuedDiocesanOn 4/02 list of priests in Cleveland diocese who had been accused in the past of sexual abuse. Had received evaluation and treatment and was returned to ministry. Admitted molesting the 17-year-old son of a church deacon, during a trip to CA in 1986. Lieberth referred to it as an "isolated incident" and auxiliary bishop Quinn persuaded victim and family not to call police. Another accuser came forward in 2002 alleging abuse on trip in 1985. Civil suit filed 7/02 by first accuser. Still on leave 2009. Diocese announced in 3/15 that Lieberth was given "a life of prayer and penance."Cleveland, OHSource:
Akron Beacon Journal 04.09.02; Plain Dealer 04.09.02; Akron Beacon Journal 04.18.02; Plain Dealer 06.16.02; Cleveland Scene 01.15.03; Diocese of Cleveland Notice 03.05.15
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LiebyChristopher BAccusedSalesians of Don BoscoProfessed vows as a Salesian brother in 1988. Worked in Boston MA and Tampa FL. Left the order in 1995. Named publicly as credibly accused by the Salesian order on its list in 3/20. No details given as to when or where the abuse occurred, or the number of victims. (Placing him in the NY archdiocese for now, where the Salesians' Eastern Province is based.)New York, NYSource:
Salesians List 03.31.20
Assignments:
Salesians List 03.31.20
Liening
Mark A.1941 ?PAccusedOFM FranciscanNamed publicly as accused by the Franciscans' Santa Barbara Province on its list 5/31/19. It notes an allegation reported in 2007 of the sexual abuse of a minor 1943-44. Assigned at the time to St. Mary's in Phoenix, AZ. Died in 1985. First assignment in San Diego in 1941. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019. On the Las Cruces diocese's list (misspelled Leining) 6/24/19, where he worked 1951-53, 1962-64, 1979-85.Phoenix, AZSource:
Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19; Diocese of Las Cruces List Updated 06.24.19; Diocese of Phoenix List 10.29.19
Assignments:
Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19
LievensWilliam1954PAccusedCongregation of the Immaculate Heart of MaryNamed publicly as accused by the San Antonio archdiocese on its list 1/31/19. Worked in the archdiocese 1957-72. Died in 1972. Allegation in 2018 that Lievens sexually abused a child in the 1950s.San Antonio, TXSource:
Archdiocese of San Antonio List 01.31.19
Liggio
John R.1975PSuedAugustinianLiggio, a teacher of religion and campus ministry director at Malvern Prep School, was investigated by the DA's office 1/03 after allegations he abused a student at the school in 1997-1998. He was placed on leave in late 2002 after allegation surfaced. He denied allegations. In 9/03, DA's office declined to file charges because of insufficient evidence. Named in 7/25/12 civil suit by original accuser.Philadelphia, PASource:
Philadelphia Daily News 01.14.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.15.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 08.30.03; Chicago Tribune 07.26.12; Daily Times 07.27.12
Liguori (Ligouri)
James A. BSuedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersA man filed civil suit 7/19/12 alleging that he had been abused by Liguori in 1969 at Cardinal Farley Military Academy in NY. Plaintiff first reported allegations to Orange diocese in CA in 2008. Orange reportedly found allegations to be credible but order found them 'without merit' and took no action against Liguori. He was president of Iona College in New Rochelle until he retired in 2011. Next worked for Fordham University until resigning 7/12 after suit was filed.New York, NYSource:
Catholic New York 05.18.11; My Fox New York 07.19.12; Poughkeepsie Journal 07.19.12; SNAP Statement 07.19.12; Talk of the Sound 07.19.12; The Patch 07.19.12; Journal News 07.21.12; NY Daily News 07.21.12; The Ram 07.21.12; Orange County Weekly 08.15.12; The Observer 08.22.12
Liles
Ronan Charles1969PSuedDominicanA/K/A Charles R. or Charles B. Liles. Placed on leave in 1982. Dispensed from Vows 1985. Sued in 1999. Accused of abuse of two brothers in the early 1970s. Plaintiffs say they met Liles at boy scout camp. He would shower with them and hug and kiss them. They often stayed overnight at the rectory, sleeping in the same bed as Liles. Also worked in New Orleans 1979-82. Case dismissed on statute of limitations. Appealed to MN Court of Appeals which upheld the dismissal in 8/00. Living in TX in 8/20.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Court of Appeals Decision in John Doe 26B v Arch of St Paul Minneapolis 06.20.00; Star Tribune 03.21.06; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors 10.13.20
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LimaJose Afonso1991PAccusedDiocesenFrom Brazil; naturalized U.S. citizen. Member of Missio, a Brazilian bishops-sponsored community of priests sent to the U.S. to minister to ex-pat Brazilians. Had been working at St. Francis Xavier in Hyannis and other churches in the Fall River diocese since 1998. Placed on leave in 8/08 after allegations that he sexually assaulted a minor in Bridgeport CT. Fled to Brazil after being notified of investigation by Department of Children and Families, and that the allegation was substantiated. Included in 1/21 on the Fall River diocese's list of accused.Bridgeport, CTSource:
South Coast Today 08.18.08; Telegram & Gazette (AP) 08.19.08; Boston Globe 08.20.08; O Jornal 08.22.08; Diocese of Fall River List 01.26.21
Assignments:
Diocese of Fall River List 01.26.21
Lima
Rene Cavalcanti de1973PAccusedFormer member of the Society of Divine Vocations (Vocationists), became diocesan priest in native Brazil. In 8/18 a man told the archdiocese that Lima sexually abused him when he was a 13-year-old altar boy in the late 1980s at Immaculate Conception, and Lima was a fill-in for the pastor. Lima was assigned at the time to St. Michael's. The man said the abuse occurred over a year in the church, Lima's bedroom and and a trip to FL. Lima's accuser said he was informed by Newark archdiocese spokesman, James Goodness, that it was the Vocationists who were responsible to investigate, not the archdiocese. He said Lima left the order 20 years prior and was a priest in the Diocese of Guarulhos, Brazil. Investigate in 2009 for "relationship" with a youth at a Cocaia church. Still in active ministry in Brazil in 5/19.Newark, NJSource:
North Jersey Record 04.04.19; North Jersey Record 05.23.19
Limoges
Robert Marcel1979PSuedDiocesan"Skipper." From Quebec Province, ordained in Lafayette LA. Accused in the early 1980s of molesting two boys, ages 6 and 7. Report in 1/83 of fondling an adolescent in Eunice. D.A. did not charge as Limoges was to be treated. Sent to House of Affirmation in CA 7/84 - 2/84. Assigned to parish in Baton Rouge diocese in 3/84. Accused in 1984 by a teen boy of making sexual advances while on camping trip. Boy told parents who called another priest; Limoges was confronted by Msgr. Larroque. Admitted to behavior; removed from assignment. Sent to St. Bernard Abbey in AL 7/84. Larroque told family all costs of counseling would be covered by Diocese. Parents told D.A. who refused to press charges. Civil suit filed 1991. Trial court dismissed; plaintiffs appealed. Appeal denied 2006. On Lafayette diocese's list in 4/19. Added to Baton Rouge diocese's list in 7/19.Lafayette, LASource:
Decision in Mitchell v Limoges, Louisiana Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 05-832; The Times of Acadiana 01.30.86; Baton Rogue Morning Advocate 11.07.91; Advertiser 08.23.14; Advocate 09.07.14; SNAP Statement 09.08.14; Daily Advertiser 08.09.17; KATC 01.13.19; Advocate 02.05.19; Diocese of Lafayette List 04.12.19; Diocese of Baton Rouge List 07.03.19; Advocate 07.07.19
Linam
Jesse S.1961PSuedDiocesanRemoved from ministry in 1993 after archdiocese learned of allegations of sexual misconduct with a boy occurring in 1973-74. Faculties removed in 6/02. Civil suit filed in 2002 alleged Linam abused one plaintiff and possibly many more between 1961 and 1993. Suit dismissed in 8/02 on statute of limitations. Included on archdiocese's list 1/31/19. It notes that Linam retired in 1998.Galveston-Houston, TXSource:
Houston Chronicle 07.12.02; Houston Chronicle 08.30.02; Houston Chronicle 06.19.03; Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston List 01.31.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Lind
Thomas1958PSuedPriests of the Sacred Heart. S.C.J.Placed on leave after allegations in a SD civil suit that he had abused children at a Native American School in the 1970s. No previous allegations. Order said charges "not credible" in 2/11 and returned him to ministry. Later statement by Order said that the allegation was actually "unsubstantiated." SD Supreme Court ruled lawsuit could go forward in 1/12. Was living and working in the Jackson, MS diocese.Sioux Falls, SDSource:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 08.11.11; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 08.11.11; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 08.18.11; SNAP Statement 08.18.11; Indian Country Today Media Network 01.09.12; SNAP Wisconsin Statement 01.09.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 01.11.12
Lind, Jr.
John A. (Alfred J.)1960PSettledDiocesanAccused of abuse of two boys in their early teens between 1963-65. The first boy Lind allegedly abused was at St. Catherine of Siena.The second boy was allegedly abused after Lind was transferred in 1965. Removed from active ministry in 1966. Died in 1997. One man received a $68K settlement in 2004. Diocese was negotiating with the second man in 2005. Named on the diocese's 1/06 list of abusive priests. Named in new civil suit by a man in 1/09. Personnel files released in 2/12.Wilmington, DESource:
News Journal 10.07.05; News Journal 11.20.05; News Journal 11.21.05; The Dialog 11.16.06; News Journal 11.17.06; News Journal 01.07.09; Daily Times (AP) 10.06.09; Daily Times 10.08.09; News Journal 11.07.09; Diocese of Wilmington List of Accused Priests 02.16.12; Diocese of Wilmington Personnel Files 02.16.12; News Journal 02.19.12
Assignments:
News Journal 11.16.06; BA.Org Parish Assignments of Accused Delaware Priests
LindemannRobert A. BAccusedMarianistProfessed vows as a Marianist brother, Province of New York, in 1941. Worked in OH, KY, NY, Washington DC, PA. Died in 1995. Named publicly as accused by the Marianist Order on its list 6/24/20. Added to the Baltimore archdiocese's list 11/3/20.New York, NYSource:
Marianists US Province list 06.24.20; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 11.03.20
Lindenmeyer
James1948PSuedDiocesanNamed in 6/13 civil suit by one former student who alleged abuse at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Winslow AZ. Lindenmeyer worked as Vicar General of diocese in 1960s. Retired in 1996; died in 2007. Diocese denies any other allegations against him.He did have knowledge of other abusers in the diocese including Clement Hageman and Wm. G. Allison.Gallup, NMSource:
Arizona Daily Sun 05.10.07; Archdiocese of Indianapolis Criterion 05.18.07; John R E Doe v Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Gallup Cause No CV2013-00317 Coconino Co Arizona 05.09.13; Gallup Independent 06.20.13; Sacramento Bee 06.24.13; New Mexican 06.25.13; Daily Times 09.05.13; Gallup Independent 11.11.13; ABQ Journal 12.14.13
Lindner
Jerold W.1976PSettledJesuitA civil suit alleging abuse of two brothers in 1975 settled for $625K in 1998. Named in at least one more civil suit in 2003 with two accusers alleging abuse 1973-83. Article references ten victims; the three youngest were five years old. Also abused nieces and nephews. Living at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center at Los Gatos from 2001. Beaten 5/10 at Los Gatos by one of his accusers. Accuser was acquitted of felony assault and elder abuse at trial 7/5/12. Lindner's testimony stricken. On the Oakland diocese's list 2/17/19. On the Jesuits West list 12/7/18.Los Angeles, CASource:
Collection of Articles prior to 06.29.12; KGO 06.29.12; KTVU 06.29.12; Marin Independent Journal 06.29.12; CBS San Francisco 07.02.12; KGO 07.02.12; KTVU 07.02.12; Mercury News 07.02.12; Modesto Bee 07.02.12; CBS San Francisco 07.05.12; Mercury News 07.05.12; NBC Bay Area 07.05.12; San Francisco Chronicle 07.05.12; Mercury News 07.06.12; Mercury News 07.06.12; Santa Cruz Sentinel 07.11.12; Jesuits West List 12.07.18; Diocese of Oakland List 02.17.19
Assignments:
; BA.Org Assignment Record; LA Times Database 04.20.06
LinehanDavid Anthony1956PSuedDiocesanRetired in 1995. Barred permanently from ministry by the Vatican in 2004. Worked in seven parishes. Accused by two men of sexual abuse as boys; one said Linehan abused him for a year, beginning when he was 10 in 1969. Accused in a civil suit filed in 1/05. Included on the archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.Seattle, WASource:
Seattle Archdiocesan Case Review Board Report 06.01.04; Seattle Times 08.22.04; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 08.24.04; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 01.06.05; Associated Press 07.12.05; Spokesman-Review 07.12.05; Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16; Bellingham Herald 01.15.16; The Columbian 01.15.16; The Stranger 01.15.16
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16
Linnemann
Eugene G.1980PAccusedDiocesanLinnemann had just taken a health leave for "stress and depression" when he was removed in 5/93 from duties as pastor of St. Patrick Church in Ruma. Permanently removed from active ministry in 1/95. Per diocesan records, he sexually abused a minor more than ten years previously. On 1/24/09 the diocesan website gave his status as "Administrative Leave." Died 3/1/11. On diocese's list 12/19/18.Belleville, ILSource:
St Louis Post-Dispatch 05.11.93; St Louis Post-Dispatch 07.24.93; St Louis Post-Dispatch 01.14.95; Belleville News-Democrat 07.14.02; Belleville News Democrat 03.07.03; Belleville News-Democrat 04.24.07; Diocese of Belleville List 12.19.18
Linssen
Paul H.1950PAccusedJesuitNative of Holland. Pastor in Hamilton before becoming assistant pastor in Tununak in 1956. Worked in Alaska at least from 1952-1960. Died 9/21/1960 when his boat was caught in off-shore storm after leaving Bethel to make a supply trip to Nelson Island. One pending claim against Linssen shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks diocese 1/25/10. On Jesuits West list 12/7/18. It notes claims in 2008 of abuse in 1959.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Fairbanks Daily News Miner 09.28.60; Sitka Daily Sentinel 10.07.60; Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 01.25.10; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Lipinski
Vincent A.1987PConvictedDiocesanConfronted by Archbbishop Sanchez in the early 1990s after two allegation that Lipinski abused a youth after getting him drunk. Lipinski denied; nothing done. Working at St. Anthony Parish in Questa, NM when criminal charges filed 10/92. Pled guilty in 1993 to two charges of molesting a 14-year-old boy after giving him alcohol. Sentenced to jail, suspended for 5 years. Civil suit filed by boy in 1993 and settled in 1996. Per a6/02 article, Lipinski was laicized at some point. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused 9/12/17.Santa Fe, NMSource:
USA Today 10.06.92; Associated Press 01.02.93; Washington Times 08.14.93; Albuquerque Journal 09.21.96; Associated Press 04.17.02; Associated Press 06.15.02; Santa Fe New Mexican 01.20.12; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Taos News 09.14.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
LippertAlexander 1956PAccusedDiocesanIn 8/14 the archdiocese deemed credible accusations that Lippert had sexually abused a minor in the early 1970s. No details were released by the Review Board except that Lippert had died in 4/2000, prior to the allegations, and that officially the allegations were deemed "credible though unsubstantiated" because he could not defend himself. Notes on his assignments indicated he was on leave of absence in 1970 while residing at St. Paul the Apostle in Pine Lawn. In 7/88, Lippert took sick leave. He was then relieved of priestly duties and granted retirement in 1/91. Per the archdiocese's list 7/26/19, allegations were substantiated.St. Louis, MOSource:
St Louis Review 08.06.14; SNAP Statement 08.07.14; Riverfront Times 08.10.14; St Anne's Catholic Church -- Statement by Bishop Carlson 08.10.14; Archdiocese of St Louis List 07.26.19
Assignments:
Statement by Archbishop Carlson in Pastor's Pen 08.10.14
LippoldJohn L.1957PAccusedDiocesanRetired in 2009. Archdiocese learned in 10/10 of allegation that he had abused a minor female over a two-year period in the late 1960s, while assigned to Saints Phillip & James Parish. Archdiocese notified police who told them not to pursue investigation or contact Lippold during police investigation. In 4/11, investigation stalled; archdiocese was allowed to talk with accuser and with Lippold, who denied the allegations. He was removed at that time. On archdiocese's list 9/5/19. Deceased.Baltimore, MDSource:
Baltimore Sun 05.19.11; Catholic Review 05.19.11; Statement by Archdiocese of Baltimore 05.19.11; WJZ 05.19.11; Greenwich Times 05.20.11; Baltimore Sun 06.23.11; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 09.05.19
LiretteAlbert1945 ?PAccusedOblatesAccused in 12/03 of fondling and molesting a boy aged 13 or 14 in 1950. Alleged abuse occurred at home of priest's mother in Manchester. Same man also made allegations against Fr. J. Delphin Gagne.Manchester, NHSource:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
LisowskiJan1939PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its 2/22/19 list. It notes one allegation of abuse of a boy, occurring in the 1960s. Retired 1980. Died 2001.Sioux City, IASource:
Diocese of Sioux City List 02.22.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Sioux City List 02.22.19
ListonRichard S.1975PAccusedDiocesanAccused of raping a teenager in Norwalk in 1978. Diocese quietly transferred him at least twice. Toledo police investigation in 1985 into priest's financial interest in two gay bars uncovered the allegation from his past. Diocese sent him to treatment center in VA; he walked away from the Center. Removed from public ministry in 1989. Died in 1/94. The diocese added his name to its list of credibly accused in 4/20.Toledo, OHSource:
Toledo Blade 12.01.02; Toledo Blade 12.01.02; Toledo Blade 07.21.05
Assignments:
Diocese of Toledo Assignments
Little
Anthony M.1982PAccusedDiocesanMonsignor. Removed as pastor of St. Patrick in Newry in 3/13 pending investigation of an allegation that he sexually abused a boy in the 1990s. Had been pastor in Newry since 2002. DA's office received notice from bishop on 3/21/13. Little admitted to the PA Grand Jury that he provided the boy many "amenities" for years, including a home, electronics and money. The GJ called Little a "master manipulator" who attempted to keep the victim from his family and friends, and in whose life he was a "near constant presence."Altoona-Johnstown, PASource:
ABC 23 03.23.13; Tribune-Democrat 03.23.13; Altoona Mirror 03.24.13; We are Central PA 03.24.13; Altoona Mirror 03.25.13; Patriot News (AP) 03.25.13; The AIR Network 03.25.13; WJAC 03.25.13; PA AG Statement 03.01.16; PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16; PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16; We Are Central PA 03.04.16; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16
Assignments:
PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16
Littleton
Gregory J.1990PAccusedDiocesanPer Metuchen bishop, Littleton gave info to diocese in 1993 that implicated him in sexual abuse of 2 minors. Removed and sent for evaluation and 3 years' therapy. Allowed to return on limited basis; returned in 1997 to full time ministry. Transferred in 1997 to Charlotte diocese, which was told of his past. In 10/02 allegations were reported to Metuchen and passed to Charlotte. Not removed by Charlotte until 2/04 when allegations deemed credible. Per news in 8/18, Littleton claimed he was a victim of sexual misconduct by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Littleton was included on the Metuchen diocese's list 2/13/19. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19.Metuchen, NJSource:
Charlotte Observer 02.21.04; Star-Ledger 02.22.04; Charlotte Observer 02.24.04; Charlotte Observer 08.26.18; Catholic News Herald 08.28.18; Diocese of Metuchen List 02.13.19; Diocese of Charlotte List 12.29.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Charlotte Assignment Record 12.29.19
LittsHoward C. PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 11/6/20. Abuse noted to have occurred 1967-68. Deceased.St. Augustine, FLSource:
Diocese of St Augustine List 11.06.20
Litz, Jr. Steven J.1965PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 12/3/18. Deceased.Syracuse, NYSource:
Diocese of Syracuse List 12.03.18
Livix
Harvey D.1958PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 8/21/18. Was College of Great Falls assistant to the president 1966-69. Left to pursue his doctorate in higher education and gerontology at Michigan State. Left priesthood. Married in 1970, settled with his wife in Arizona. Died 9/26/07.Great Falls-Billings, MTSource:
Great Falls Tribune 12.03.69; Arizona Republic Obituary 10.07.07; Diocese of Great Falls-Billings List 08.21.18
Llanos
Theodore1974PSettledDiocesanTurned himself in to police after arrest warrant in 11/95; faced 38 counts of molesting five boys since 1990. Had been in treatment at St. Luke's in MD. Sued by six in 1996. Cases dismissed due to SOL in 1996. Died by suicide in his Washington DC home in 12/96, age 50. Another civil suit filed in 1997. Two more in 2003. At least 21 victims of abuse, spanning 20 years. All included in massive LA archdiocese $660M settlement in 7/07. A suit claiming abuse 1988-92 of a boy, ages 8-12, settled in 2020 in the low six figures.Los Angeles, CASource:
Times Picayune 12.18.94; City News Service 11.29.95; Reuters 11.29.95; City News Service 02.05.96; Washington Post 01.10.97; New Times (LA) 05.02.02; Cleveland Plain Dealer 05.25.02; LA Times 08.18.02; Pasadena Star News 11.24.03; LA Archdiocesan Report, page 2 02.17.04; Orange County Register 07.16.07; City of Angels 12.07.07; LA Times 12.01.13
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 04.20.06; Garabedian Law Offices Assignment Record
Llorente
Segundo1934PSettledJesuitFrom Spain. Spent 40 years working in remote Alaskan villages. Later worked in the Yakima diocese, then in the Boise City diocese. Accused in a 12/04 lawsuit of abuse 1956-1957 by one plaintiff. Another plaintiff added to suit 8/05. Died 1/26/89. Claims included in 11/07 settlement with the Jesuits. Two or more pending claims shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. On the Jesuits West list 12/7/18. It notes reports in 2005, 2008 and 2009 of abuse 1962-63, and the mid-1960s.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Alaskan Shepherd June-July 2003: Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Hooper Bay, Alaska: 1928-2003; Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 12.29.04; Anchorage Daily News 12.30.04; Anchorage Daily News 08.17.05; Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 08.17.05; Anchorage Daily News 11.20.07; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09; Alakanuk - Saint Ignatius Catholic Church Web site 01.25.10; Emmonak - Sacred Heart Catholic Church Web Site 01.25.10; Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 01.25.10; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18; Idaho State Journal 12.09.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
LloydThomas Victor1981PAccusedDiocesanIncluded on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Suspended in 1993.Covington, KYSource:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
LochnerRobert J. 1956PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused by the Baltimore archdiocese on its list 4/16/19, where it is stated that multiple allegations of abuse were received starting in 2002. But in the 4/24/19 list, that account has been revised to state that multiple allegations began arriving in 1993. Abuse alleged to have occurred in the 1950s and 1960s. Assigned to archdiocesan parishes 1956-1967. Died on 12/9/67.Baltimore, MDSource:
Hanover Evening Sun 07.16.56; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 04.16.19; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 04.24.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Baltimore List 04.24.19
LockwoodJames1974DAccusedDiocesanDeacon. First named publicly as accused by the New Orleans archdiocese on its list 11/2/18. Allegation noted to have been received in 1978 of abuse in the late 1970s. Removed from ministry in 1978. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. Had worked as a lay teacher for five months at St. Aloysius School in Baton Rouge.New Orleans, LASource:
Archdiocese of New Orleans list 11.02.18; Times-Picayne 11.03.18; Diocese of Baton Rouge List 03.27.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of New Orleans list 11.02.18
LoefflerCharles M.1941PSuedJesuitSent to Iraq as a missionary within 2-3 years of ordination. Spent 20 years there, returning to the U.S. in 1969. One of 12 new priests named in 1/03 lawsuits. A 71-year-old woman in 2003 said he abused her and her sister in 1941. Loeffer died in 1992 at age 80. A woman who filed suit wanted people to know that abuse within the Archdiocese did not begin just in 1950s. Omitted from the 2011 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 07.05.92; Boston Globe 01.30.03; Boston Herald 01.30.03; NY Times 01.30.03; Boston Globe 11.20.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Loeffler
James D.1953PAccusedJesuitNamed publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuits Central and Southern Province 2/27/20. Multiple allegations of abuse occurring in the 1950s and 1960s. Worked in Miami, FL; West Palm Beach, FL; El Paso, TX; Albuquerque, NM; San Antonio, TX; Augusta, GA; Grand Coteau, LA; Key West, FL. Died in 1984.New Orleans, LASource:
Jesuits Central and Southern Province List updated 02.27.20; Jesuits Northeast Province List 02.27.20; KATC 02.27.20; KATC 02.27.20; Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors 10.13.20
Assignments:
Jesuits Central and Southern Assignment Record; Jesuits Northeast Province List 02.27.20
LoerkeLawrence1923PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 1/17/19. Noted to have a single allegation against him of abuse, occurring in 1950, reported after his death. Loerke died in 1973.Green Bay, WISource:
Diocese of Green Bay List 01.17.19; Diocese of Green Bay List: Loerke 01.17.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Green Bay List: Loerke 01.17.19
LoftusRobert1963PAccusedDiocesanLaicized in 1977. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by Archdiocese 12/5/13. Archdiocese qualifies inclusion by saying that he was credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a "young woman" in the early 1970s, but an independent investigation failed to determine if the woman was a minor. Was living in Coon Rapids, MN.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Bishop Accountability Statement 12.05.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; National Catholic Reporter 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests Released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13
Assignments:
Minnesota Public Radio Assignment Record
LoganPatrick BAccusedSalesians of Don BoscoProfessed vows as a Salesian brother in 1965. Worked in Tampa FL and Boston MA. Left the order in 1983. Named publicly as credibly accused by the Salesian order on its list in 3/20. No details given as to when or where the abuse occurred, or number of victims. (Placing him in the NY archdiocese for now, which is where the Salesians' Eastern Province is based.)noneSource:
Salesians List 03.31.20
Assignments:
Salesians List 03.31.20
Logan
William R.1969PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of two girls 1970s-1980s. Placed on leave in 3/06. One woman tape-recorded a conversation with him just before his suspension. He denied all allegations. A parent came forward to say she had complained about his behavior to the Diocese in the early 1980s. Reinstated in 9/06 after review board could not substantiate complaints. Suit filed in 9/06. Both women filed criminal complaints in 2/07. Included in 3/21 on the diocese's list of accused. Abuse allegedly occurred at St. Lawrence the Martyr in Sayville, where Logan was assigned 6/69-2/75 and at St. James in Seaford, where he worked 6/80-6/85.Rockville Centre, NYSource:
Newsday 04.09.06; NY Post 04.09.06; Newsday 04.11.06; Newsday 09.15.06; WCBS 09.16.06; Newsday 09.30.06; Newsday 10.01.06; Newsday 02.27.07; Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.21
Logrip
Joseph L.1972PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation. Mentioned in 2/11 civil suit as having not acted despite knowledge of attack on one youth. On 6/8/14 archbishop announced that Logrip was "suitable for ministry based on unsubstantiated allegations that he sexually abused minors over 20 years ago." Placed on leave again in 1/19 after new allegation of abuse of a minor in the early 1980s. Found "unsuitable for ministry" in 12/19. Case to be sent to the Vatican.Philadelphia, PASource:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 03.08.11; NY Times 03.08.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 03.08.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11; Times Herald 03.09.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11; Philly Burbs 03.10.11; Philly Burbs 03.11.11; Philly com 03.12.11; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Statement 06.08.14; CatholicPhilly 06.08.14; Catholics4Change 06.08.14; CBS Philly 06.08.14; Daily Journal 06.08.14; Morning Call 06.08.14; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.08.14; Philadelphia Daily News 06.09.14; SNAP Statement 06.09.14; WPVI 06.09.14; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.13.19; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.13.19; WHYY Radio 01.13.19; Patch 01.14.19; Patch National 01.14.19; Catholics4Change 02.03.19; Archdiocese of Philadelphia 12.08.19; Catholics4Change 12.08.19; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.08.19; Catholic Philly 12.09.19; SNAP 12.09.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia 12.08.19
LogueFrancis1968PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/26/19. Claims against rogue eligible for the IRCP. Died in 1981.New York, NYSource:
Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19
LogueRobert DAccusedDiocesanDeacon. Name included on diocese's list released 8/1/18. Accused of inappropriate communications with a child. A 1968 memo in Logue's personnel file noted that Logue was accused by a 13-year-old boy and his father of asking the boy in to expose his genitalia. Logue "admitted his tendencies." Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18.Harrisburg, PASource:
Diocese of Harrisburg List 08.01.18; Pennlive 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
LohanEdward1941PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly by the diocese on its list sometime after 12/18. Categorized under "removed from ministry due to allegation of abuse of a minor before 2002 or, determined to have substantial evidence of abuse of a minor before 2002. Lohan died in 1993.Peoria, ILSource:
Diocese of Peoria List accessed 01.28.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Peoria Assignment Record
LombardSamuel J.1946PSuedDiocesanRetired and died in 1998. Accused in a 2001 pro se lawsuit of sodomizing a 9-year-old altar boy in a sacristy in 1968. Suit dismissed on SOL. In 6/02 a woman came forward to say that Lombard had sexually assaulted her as an adult. Youth Minister Christopher Reardon (later convicted of abuse) was an altar server as a boy under Lombard and Fr. Jon Martin. Under fire for his sexual habits and his supervision of Reardon, Martin said he was recruited into the priesthood by Lombard. See 8/11 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Boston Herald 01.29.02; Boston Herald 02.01.02; Boston Globe 03.03.02; Boston Globe 03.04.02; Boston Herald 06.17.02; Boston Globe 12.19.02; Boston Herald 12.19.02; Boston Globe 07.23.03; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Daily News 08.26.11; Salem News 08.26.11
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
Lombardi
Thomas C.1975PAccusedDiocesanFormer principal of Huntington Catholic High School. Placed on leave 12/11 from assignment at St. Joseph Hessen Cassel parish in Fort Wayne after recent allegation that he had had "contact with a minor" about age 16 in approximately 1997. Lombardi was assigned to St. Louis Besancon from 1986 to July 1997. Police unable to investigate because no victim has come forward. Accuser wanted to remain anonymous. On diocese's 9/18/18 list. Noted to have been removed from public ministry 8/9/15, with one credible allegation against him. Died 12/28/17.Fort Wayne-South Bend, INSource:
Indiana News Center 12.06.11; Statement by Bishop Rhoades to Parishioners 12.06.11; WANE 12.06.11; Indiana's News Center 12.07.11; Indiana's News Center 12.07.11; Indiana's News Center 12.07.11; Journal Gazette 12.07.11; News Sentinel 12.07.11; WANA 12.07.11; WANE 12.07.11; ABC 57 12.08.11; Journal Gazette 12.08.11; Journal Gazette 12.08.11; KPC News 12.08.11; Journal Gazette 03.15.12; News-Sentinel 01.15.14; Diocese of Ft Wayne-South Bend list 09.18.18; Journal Gazette 09.23.18
Assignments:
Diocese of Ft Wayne-South Bend list 09.18.18
Lombardy
William1967PSuedDiocesanAccused in a lawsuit filed in 1/21 of sexually abusing two altar boys in the 1960s. The boys were students at St. Mary's School in the Bronx, where Lombardy was a teacher. Lombardy's accusers also alleged abuse in the suit by Rev. Raymond Foster. Lombardy is known for having trained chess champion Bobby Fischer from age 11. The men who filed suit alleged abuse at ages 11 and 12; one said Lombardy lured him under the ruse of teaching him chess. Lombardy left the priesthood in the late 1970s, married and had a son. HIs marriage ended in 1992 and Lombardy's wife took their son and moved to her native Netherlands. He died in 10/17. His obituary notes that he worked at some point under Theodore McCarrick, who went on to become a Cardinal and was later credibly accused and laicized.New York, NYSource:
New York Times Obituary 10.14.17; New York Post 01.11.21
LommeHubert C1934PSuedDiocesanOrdained in Valkenburg, Holland. Monsignor. Accused in a 2014 lawsuit of sexual abuse of a 6- or 7-year-old boy in the early 1960s when pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows in Las Vegas NM. Another suit filed in 12/16 claimed Lomme sexually abused 7 preteen boys at Our Lady of Sorrows 1959-64. Died 10/22/86 at age 79. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused 9/12/17.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Albuquerque Journal 08.22.14; Albuquerque Journal 12.26.16; Albuquerque Journal 04.26.17; Taos News 05.20.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
Lonergan
Kevin2014PConvictedDiocesanCharged with felony corruption of minors and misdemeanor indecent assault in 8/18 after accused in 6/18 of groping a 17-year-old girl and sending her nude photos of himself. Lonergan reportedly met the girl at St. Francis of Assisi in Allentown and asked other parishioners for her cell phone number. Pled guilty in 11/19. Sentenced in 2/20 to 1 to 2 years in state prison and to register as a sex offender for 15 years. Case sent to the Vatican. In 2016, prior to Lonergans's transfer to St. Francis of Assisi, he was accused of molesting a 15-year-old girl. The girl's family reportedly would not cooperate with an investigation. The diocese disputed that Lonergan was transferred to a new parish improperly, saying the County Children and Youth found the accusation to be unfounded. The D.A. and the diocese's investigator both said the allegation was not "unfounded" but was "unsubstantiated" because there wasn't a victim able to testify. Diocese to refer case to the Vatican.Allentown, PASource:
AP/WTXF 08.21.18; Associated Press 08.21.18; CNN 08.21.18; Fox News 08.21.18; Lehigh Valley Live 08.21.18; Republican Herald 08.27.18; Morning Call 11.18.19; Morning Call 01.05.20; Morining Call 02.24.20; Lehigh Valley Live 02.25.20; Morning Call 03.01.20; Diocese of Allentown List 12.09.20
LongArthur J.1955PAccusedJesuitIncluded on the Harrisburg diocese list 8/1/18, and in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Noted have been accused of soliciting a child for sex, and in a sexual relationship with an adult that began when the adult was a child. Complaints to diocese in 1987 that Long sought sex with a 17-year-old girl four years prior. Also accused of inappropriate sexual behavior with a 13-year-old girl. Chaplain of a Danville convent attached to a girls' high school at the time. Admitted to sex with 'four or five' girls since assigned to Baltimore. Removed from ministry after new superior learned of his history. Sent to Guesthouse then St. Luke's for treatment. Allowed to work in Baltimore archdiocese 1991-92 briefly until more reports of inappropriate behavior. Left community for vacation, never returned. Deceased. Added 9/18 to Baltimore list. On Scranton diocese's list 12/22/18.Harrisburg, PASource:
Diocese of Harrisburg List 08.01.18; Pennlive 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Catholic Review 09.07.18; Diocese of Scranton List 12.22.18
LongJohn1961PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused on the diocese's list 11/8/18. Removed from ministiry.Jefferson City, MOSource:
Diocese of Jefferson City List 11.08.18; KRCG TV 07.24.19
Long
Patricia A. NAccusedHoly CrossHoly Cross sister, took vows in 1969, worked at parishes and schools in New Bedford MA, W. Franklin, Gonic, Rochester, and Concord NH. In 2008 a woman reported to the diocese sexual assault by Long 1973-78, when the woman was ages 11-15. Diocese informed law enforcement. The abuse reportedly occurred in the rectory of St. John the Evangelist in Concord, where Long lived and led the parish's youth ministry program. Long is said to have babysat children of parishioners on weekends, and to have had her alleged victim stay with her at the rectory and sleep in her bed. Alleged victim confronted Long at age 21 in 1982, and said Long told her she thought she (the girl) was a lesbian, and wanted contact. Long left St. John's in 1986 and married Msgr. George Murray, who was St. John's pastor. She became a minister of the United Church of Christ in Marblehead MA, then in CT. Name later Rev. Patricia A. Dabbah.Manchester, NHSource:
NH Attorney General's Office 03.07.09; Godsacre site downloaded 11.12.10; Godsacre site downloaded 11.14.10; CT Post 03.28.11
Long
Thomas Lawrence1981PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese in 6/20. Subject of allegations child sexual abuse, occurring in 1986 while assigned to Christ the King Catholic School in Norfolk. Took leave of absence in 1988 and had not ministered in the diocese since. Went on to a career as an English professor. Faculties were suspended at some point prior to the allegations. The diocese announced in 1/21 that it had determined that the allegations were not credible.Richmond, VASource:
CBS 19 06.08.20; Diocese of Richmond 06.08.20; WTUR 06.08.20; Linkedin accessed 06.23.20; 13 News 01.28.21; WTVR 01.28.21
Longley
Alfred1939PAccusedDiocesanOn list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by the St Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese 12/5/13. Parish priest. Military chaplain 1942-52. Permanently removed from ministry in 1968. Died in 1974. Included in the Memphis diocese's report 2/28/20. It notes that St. Paul and Minneapolis reported that Longley was at Christian Brothers College 1965-66 in TN, but neither the Nashville diocese nor the Christian Brothers have a record that he served in West TN. Per the 1965 Official Catholic Directory, Longley was on duty outside the diocese, at Christian Brothers College.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Bishop Accountability Statement 12.05.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.05.13; My Fox 9 12.05.13; National Catholic Reporter 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Diocese of Memphis Report 02.28.20
Assignments:
Minnesota Public Radio Assignment Record
LoofboroughCharles BSuedRedemptoristAccused of abuse between 1978-1981. Named in a 2003 lawsuit by one accuser. Status unknown.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04
Assignments:
LA Times Database 04.20.06
Loomis
Richard A.1976PSuedDiocesanMonsignor. Prior to ordination, Loomis was known as Brother Beckett. Sued 2003. Accused of abuse of 1 1968-71. Another incident in 1974 alleged in 2004. Placed on leave 2/04 but still shown as pastor of Saints Felicitas and Perpetua Church in San Marino, CA thru 6/30/09. Loomis served as canonical investigator for allegations of abuse beginning 2001. In a 2009 deposition, Loomis revealed how Cardinal Mahoney failed to properly deal with abuser Michael Baker. Personnel file released 1/13. Archdiocese announced in 11/14 that a Vatican Tribunal determined that allegations of sexual misconduct against Loomis had not been proven. The archdiocese lifted its restrictions on Loomis and called him a priest of the archdiocese "in good standing."Los Angeles, CASource:
Los Angeles Times 02.07.04; LA Archdiocese Report, page 2, 02.17.04; City of Angels 03.20.07; City of Angels 09.25.08; Bulletin of Saints Felicitas & Perpetua Church, page 4, 06.07.09; WilliamLobdell 09.18.09; Associated Press 09.19.09; LA Times 09.19.09; LA Times 02.01.13; LA Times 12.01.13; CBS Los Angeles 11.08.14; KPCC 11.10.14; NBC Los Angeles 11.10.14; The Record 11.11.14; Neepawa Press 11.12.14; Beach Reporter 11.09.17; Los Angeles Times 11.09.17
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 04.20.06
Lootens
Harold J. BAccusedMarianistProfessed vows in 1947 as a Marianist brother, St. Louis Province. Worked in TX and MO. Died 5/24/14. Included on the Order's 6/24/20 list, with allegations related to child pornography.St. Louis, MOSource:
Marianists US Province List 06.24.20; St Louis Post Dispatch 06.25.20
Lopez
Jorge Ortiz BSettledFranciscanEntered the Franciscans in 1975. A man filed suit in 1994 alleging that Lopez molested him in the rectory of Sacred Heart in Prescott when he was an altar boy in 1975. Police report at the time indicated that the victim was intoxicated when he entered Lopez's room, and that Lopez admitted full responsibility for the abuse. He promised to pay for victim's counseling but did not. Suit settled 1996. Also worked in the Oakland diocese. On the Franciscans' Santa Barbara Province's list 5/31/18. It notes an allegation reported in 1992 of the sexual abuse of a minor 1975-76. Lopez died in 2004. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019.Phoenix, AZSource:
Arizona Republic 02.05.94; Arizona Republic 02.28.04; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19; Diocese of Phoenix List 10.29.19
Assignments:
Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19
Lopez
Joseph< 1963PAccusedClaretianAccused of abuse of a girl 1962-66. Archdiocese informed of this in 1992 by the Order. Lopez left the priesthood in 1970. Added to the Diocese of Stockton's list 11/12/20, which notes he was assigned 1961-63 to St. George Parish.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 04.20.06
LopezJoseph Raymond1965PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the Amarillo diocese on its list 1/31/19. Left ministry in 1970. Laicized 1973. Died in 2005.Amarillo, TXSource:
Diocese of Amarillo List 01.31.19
LopezLeonidas1985PAccusedDiocesanFrom Colombia. First assignment in the diocese in 1987. Named publicly as accused on the diocese's list 12/4/18. Allegations of the sex abuse of three minors 1984 and 1988+ noted to have been reported 9/6/02 and 11/20/08. Lopez's faculties were removed in 9/99. Returned to Colombia. Laicized 9/5/14.Salt Lake City, UTSource:
Diocese of Salt Lake City List 12.04.18
LopezRosario  ?PSettledDiocesanFrom the Philippines. Worked in the Las Cruces diocese (then part of the El Paso Diocese) in the mid-1970s. Civll suit filed in NM in 4/10 alleged he fondled and groped an altar boy before returning to the Philippines. Another priest from the Philippines, Manuel Perez Maramba, replaced him and allegedly abused the same youth. Case settled in 5/11. On Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18.Las Cruces, NMSource:
El Paso Times 04.18.10; El Paso Times 05.10.10; Alamogordo Daily News 05.21.11; Diocese of Las Cruces List 11.08.18; KVIA 11.08.18
Lopez Durango
Jose2011PConvictedDiocesanAllegations 6/13 that Lopez, a native of Colombia working in the U.S. on a religious worker's visa, had molested a 14- year-old girl in 1/13 at St. Mary's rectory in Passaic. Denied allegations. Removed without privileges. Arrested 7/13, charged with Luring a Child, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Criminal Sexual Contact. Released on bail. Found guilty 6/16 of luring, child endangerment and criminal sexual contact. Sentencing scheduled for 11/16. Lopez' attorney requested new trial. On Paterson diocese's list 2/13/19.Paterson, NJSource:
SNAP Statement 07.25.13; Star-Ledger 07.25.13; The Record 07.25.13; WABC 07.25.13; WPIX 07.25.13; NBC 10 07.26.13; Seattle PI 07.26.13; The Record 07.26.13; The Record 07.27.13; The Record 06.22.16; New Jersey com 06.23.16; The Record 06.23.16; Clay Center Dispatch 06.28.16; The Record 06.28.16; Crux 06.29.16; The Record 07.15.16; Diocese of Paterson List 02.13.19
Lopez Lopez
Fernando2000PConvictedDiocesanFrom Colombia. Sent from Rome, Italy to St. Thomas the Apostle parish in LA in 2001. Arrested in 2004 for abuse of a minor. Other victims found. Convicted in 2005. Conviction/prison sentence overturned 4/06 by appeals court. In 1/08 the CA Supreme Court overturned the appeals court decision and returned case to the court which upheld conviction 4/08. CA Supreme Court refused to hear appeal. Suit filed by 20-year-old man in 5/09. Lopez was deported, per CA Sex Offender Registry. News reports 6/11 say he was convicted in Rome in 2000.Los Angeles, CASource:
Desert Sun (CA) / AP 09.29.04; ABC News 04.14.06; NY Times (AP) 01.28.08; KNBC 04.04.08; Press Telegram 07.10.08; LA Times 05.07.09; SNAP Fact Sheet 06.09.10; PR Newswire 06.28.11; KTLA 06.29.11; LA Times 06.29.11; Sacramento Bee 06.29.11; FishBowlLA 07.01.11; KPCC 07.01.11
Assignments:
LA Times Database 04.20.06
Lord
John 1983PSettledDiocesanNamed by the Diocese of Orange as one of six priests accused in 2003 of the sexual abuse of minors. Lord died from complications of AIDS in 2/89 at age 46. Also known as Father "Jack". He had been at St. Columban Church for 6 years before his death. Shown as absent on sick leave per 1988 Catholic Directory. Civil suit was filed in 12/03 by one plaintiff. No date given for alleged abuse or info on parish where it occurred. $3,739,842 settlement in 2005.Orange, CASource:
LA Times 02.18.89; OC Register 12.24.03; OC Register 05.17.05; Orange County Weekly 12.08.08
Assignments:
OC Weekly 03.04.05
LoreiLouis H. 1947PAccusedDiocesanMonsignor. Died 1986. Pastor of Our Lady of Peace in Erie 1981-85. Name added to the diocese's updated list 7/18/18. Noted that ministry may have been restricted and that the records are unclear as to his final status. Updated list 4/5/19 states he died 4/86. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Report to diocese in 12/09 that Lorei sexually abused an 11- to 13-year-old altar boy and student at Our Lady of Peace in the early 1980s. Another allegation in 3/07 of past abuse of a boy.Erie, PASource:
Diocese of Erie full list 07.18.08; Diocese of Erie list update 07.18.18; Findagrave accessed 07.18.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of Erie List Updated 04.05.19
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
LorentoAnthony1972PAccusedPallotineIn 1994 an individual alleged to the archdiocese that Lorento had abused him. Archdiocese told the Pallotines. Lorento does not appear in the 2002 Official Catholic Directory. In the 1993 Directory, he is shown working in New York. Name appeared on 9/02 Archdiocese of Baltimore list of religious priests and brothers who had been accused of child sexual abuse.Baltimore, MDSource:
Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02
Lorenz
William A.1961PSuedDiocesanResigned from parish in 6/02 after admitting to luring a girl into sex when she was a high school student and continuing for 10 years. The woman complained to the Diocese in 1993, which paid her over $17K for counseling. Lorenz was sent to St. Luke's, then returned to parish work in 1995. The woman filed suit in 9/02. He was permanently removed from ministry per 6/03 news report. On diocese's list 12/3/18.Syracuse, NYSource:
Post-Standard (NY) 06.26.02; Post-Standard 09.05.02; Post-Standard 06.18.03; Post-Standard 08.22.03; Post-Standard 01.08.04; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18; Diocese of Syracuse List 12.03.18; Observer-Dispatch 12.03.18; Syracuse site 12.03.19
Lorenzoni
Larry1951PSuedSalesianBorn in Italy 5/12/1923. Joined the Salesians in 1939 in the U.S. Taught 1957-67 at Salesian high schools in the Los Angeles archdiocese in Bellflower, San Gabriel and Los Angeles. Also worked in parishes. Lectured at Southern IL University 1966-71. Worked in Rome 1985-90 as Director of Documentation for Caritas Internationalis, and later at the Salesian Provincial Office. Per 1/06 article, worked at Vatican Press Office for four years in the 1990s. Accused in 2002 of abuse in 1957-58 of a student; his accuser sued the Order. Another former student publicly alleged abuse by Lorenzoni when he was a high school student during 1959-60 in Watsonville CA. Lorenzoni died 9/5/17.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; San Francisco Weekly 01.05.06; SF Weekly 01.05.06; InjuryBoard 01.28.08; City of Angels 03.19.08; San Jose Mercury News 04.01.08; San Francisco Chronicle 09.11.17; joeypiscatelli website 11.25.18
Assignments:
LA Times Database 04.20.06; Official Catholic Directory Entries
LoringhitusJohn J. 1932PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 3/13/66.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
LoseeRegina NSuedSisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin MaryAccused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of sexually abusing three girls, who were sisters, when they were ages 12 or 13 and residents of St. Colman's Home in Watervliet 1957-64. They said others at the home abused them as well, and Losee did nothing to stop the abuse. She died in 2012.Albany, NYSource:
Times Union 08.14.19; Times Union 08.15.19; Times Union 08.15.19
LoskarnGeorge B.1965PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 2002 of sexual abuse in the late 1960s of a teenage boy. Admitted the abuse, placed on leave. Abuse occurred during Loskarn's first assignment after ordination and apparently took place during an out-of-state trip. Name appears on the Baltimore archdiocese's 9/02 list. Per the archdiocese's updated list 7/23/19, Laskarn is deceased.Baltimore, MDSource:
Archdiocese of Baltimore Press Release 06.09.02; Baltimore Sun 06.10.02; Washington Post 06.10.02; Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02; Baltimore Sun 12.04.02; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 07.23.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Baltimore 9.25.02
Lott
Richard E./Edward BSettledBenedictineAccused in a 2005 civil suit of sexually abusing a student at Delbarton School in 1977, and of plying the boy with alcohol and marijuana. Settled in 2006. The Order said it learned of accusations against Lott in 2004 and reported it to police. A 3/17 lawsuit claimed sexual abuse by Lott 1/1/76 of another Delbarton student. This accuser said he told Abbot Brian Clark of his abuse over a year after it occurred, and that Clark told the boy to keep it quiet and that Lott would be "reined in." The man learned years later that a second student was abused by Lott not long after he spoke with the Abbot.Paterson, NJSource:
Daily Record 09.03.05; NJcom 03.03.17; North Jersey Record 07.29.19; North Jersey com 05.26.20
Lott
Robert V.1965PSettledDiocesanA man alleging abuse as boy by Lott 1975-85 received $500K settlement from archdiocese compensation fund in 8/17. The man said that when he was age 14, Lott ministered to his dying father; after his father died, Lott invited the boy to the rectory for sleepovers, and abuse began. Accuser went on to become priest. Lott became known for starting charities, with several named after him. Died 2/27/02. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19.New York, NYSource:
New York Times 03.01.02; New York TImes Obituary 03.10.02; New York Times 10.29.17; FIOSI1 News 10.30.17; Staten Island Advance 10.30.17; West Village Patch 10.30.17; Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19
Assignments:
New York Times Obituary 03.10.02; New York Times 03.01.02
LottRoger R.1954BAccusedBenedictineAccused in 1996 of the sexual molestation of an altar boy in Nashville in late the 1950s. Removed by Order in 1997 and placed in a restricted setting. Order also facilitated a meeting between the accuser and the priest who said he was an alcoholic and could not remember any abuse. Still a member of the Order when he died 5/22/11. On Nashville diocese's list 11/2/18. On Birmingham diocese's list 12/14/18.Nashville, TNSource:
Nashville Scene 06.27.02; Nashville Tennessean 08.20.02; Birmingham News 07.06.03; Nashville Tennessean 02.17.04; Nashville Weekly 01.12.06; Bulletin of Holy Spirit Catholic Bulletin 05.29.11; National Surviver Advocates Coalition 05.29.11; Diocese of Nashville list 11.02.18; Tennessean 11.02.18; Diocese of Nashville Corrected List 11.08.18; Diocese of Birmingham List 12.14.18; WHNT 12.14.18
Louis
Martin J.1966PConvictedDiocesanIn 1990 a 20-year-old woman accused Louis of molesting and raping her several times when she was age 10. Diocese forced Louis to resign and sent him to counseling. Girl filed civil suit in 1991; settled in 1992. Louis indicted on rape charges in 1992; sentenced in 1993 to 5-25 years in prison. Still in prison 8/11. Other victims came forward when charges filed. He admitted in therapy to abusing as many as 90 (diocese said really 14-16). In 2001, a civil suit was filed alleging Louis also abused a young man. Laicized, per the diocese's list in 6/19.Cleveland, OHSource:
Plain Dealer 11.28.92; Plain Dealer 12.06.92; Plain Dealer 03.06.93; Plain Dealer 05.23.96; Plain Dealer 05.17.01; Plain Dealer 03.10.02; Plain Dealer 03.12.02; Plain Dealer 03.29.02; Cincinnati Enquirer 03.30.02; Akron Beacon Journal 04.09.02; Plain Dealer 04.09.02; CBS 60 Minutes 06.12.02; Plain Dealer 06.16.02; Diocese of Cleveland List 06.21.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Lovell
Lawrence Joseph (LJ)1951PConvictedCMF-- ClaretiansConvicted in 1986 in Los Angeles for abuse of a boy, age 14. Got three years probation. Convicted in 2004 for abuse of several boys in the 1970s-80s in Phoenix. Sentenced to 14 years prison. Placed on leave in 1985. Laicized 1992. Married a woman with three boys in 1995. She knew he had been a priest but not of past allegations until his arrest in 2003. He was a counselor and worked for U. of NM health center. Civil suits filed 1996 and 12/03. Limited personnel files released 1/13. Still in prison 1/13. Suit filed under the CA Child Victims Act, settled with LA archdiocese, Lovell and Claretians in 1/20 for $1.9M. Plaintiff alleged abuse as an altar boy, ages 9-11, in 1982-84. He said he told church officials when he was age 15-16. Due to be released from AZ prison 3/7/21.Los Angeles, CASource:
Associated Press 03.26.03; LA Times 03.26.03; Pasadena Star-News 11.24.03; LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; Associated Press 08.31.04; Albuquerque Tribune 12.29.06; LA Daily News 10.12.12; The Republic 01.25.13; Arizona Republic 02.05.13; Diocese of Phoenix List 10.29.19; Turnto23 01.23.20; Los Angeles Times 01.30.20
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 04.20.06
LowLawrence1955PAccusedDiocesanDied 12/12/00. Low's name was included on the archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of the sexual abuse of a minor. Worked in the archdiocese until 1987 in Tacoma, Longview, Seahurst, Seaview, Vashon, Seattle and Arlington.Seattle, WASource:
The Stranger; Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16; Herald Net 01.15.16; Edmonds Beacon 01.16.16; Daily Astorian 01.21.16; Findagrave accessed 04.13.16
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16
Lower
Richard T.1971PAccusedDiocesanAccused of inappropriate sexual conduct with a young man in 1989. He denied that accusation, underwent a psychological evaluation, and was cleared to return to work. Another man came forward in 12/02 to allege abuse by Lower as a minor in 1973 at St. Rose of Lima Parish. When advised of new allegations and decision to place him on leave, Lower disappeared and was found dead along a hiking trail two days later. Likely suicide.Manchester, NHSource:
Associated Press 12.31.02; Boston Globe 12.31.02; Concord Monitor 12.31.02; Union Leader (AP) 01.04.03; Union Leader 01.10.03; Documents from NH Attorney General Report 03.03.03; Manchester Report by NH Attorney General 03.03.03; Union Leader 0 06.04.05; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09; Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Lowery
Shaun D.2009PAccusedDiocesanPastor of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton Township when placed on leave in 3/21 pending an investigation by the MI Attorney General. The diocese did not disclose the reason for the investigation and suspension. It did state that anyone suspecting abuse of a person of any age should contact Child Protective Services or police.Lansing, MISource:
WHMI-FM 03.20.21
LowneyEmmett F.1949PAccusedDiocesanAccused of sexual abuse of at least one minor. Included on the Helena diocese's list, posted to its website 4/29/15 in compliance with the non-monetary terms of the 3/5/15 bankruptcy settlement. Assignments included St. Paul's, Anaconda 1949­-51; St. Peter's, Anaconda 1951­-54; Chancery and Sacred Heart Mission, Wolf Creek 1954­-56; St. John's, Butte 1956­-57; St. Catherine, Boulder: 1957­-64; St. Michael's, Drummond 1964­-67; Retreat House, Deer Lodge 1967­-68; St. Mary's Mission, Stevensville 1968­-69; leave to Michigan 1969. Died 7/31/75.Helena, MTSource:
Helena Diocese Bankruptcy Settlement 03.04.15; Diocese of Helena 04.29.15
Assignments:
Diocese of Helena 04.29.15
Loyd
Frederick A.1970PAccusedDiocesanReport to Columbus diocese in 11/08 of sex abuse of a 15-year-old boy for two years, beginning in 1985, while assigned to St. Francis de Sales in Newark, OH. Bishop ordered Loyd to refrain from all public ministry pending investigation. In 12/08 Review Board found allegations credible. Bishop began process to remove Loyd permanently. His last assignment was in 2004. Retired from active ministry in 2006. Diocese stated this was first allegation against Loyd. On diocese's list 3/1/19. Laicized.Columbus, OHSource:
Statement by Diocese of Columbus 01.18.09; Columbus Dispatch 01.20.09; NBC4i 01.20.09; Newark Advocate 01.20.09; WBNS 01.20.09; Columbus Dispatch 01.21.09; Newark Advocate 01.21.09; Diocese of Columbus List 03.01.19
Loyola/Karges
Mother/Rufina NSettledUrsulineMother Loyola, who worked at St. Ignatius Mission Boarding School, was accused of abusing at least 24 of the over 500 claimants included in massive $166M settlement with Jesuits in 2011. Abuse occurred in 1950s and early 1960s. She was supervisor of the boys' dorm and would take individual boys back to her room at night for sex. It is believed her last name was Menager. She is deceased. Named in large lawsuit filed 10/11 by multiple plaintiffs. Per diocese's list in 4/29/15, her name was Rufina Karges.Helena, MTSource:
PCVA Law Firm Press Release 03.25.11; The Missoulian 06.05.11; The Missoulian 06.06.11; The Missoulian 09.27.11; John Does 1-16 et al v Ursuline Sisters, Diocese of Helena, et al, Cause No ADV-2011-936, Montana First Judicial District Court, Lewis & Clark County, 10.03.11; The Missoulian 01.31.14; Missoula Independent 03.27.14; Diocese of Helena List 04.29.15
Lozano
Carlos1993PConvictedOblates of Mary ImmaculateOblate brother for several years prior to ordination. Convicted 1994 for abuse of 4 boys. Sentenced to 30 days in jail and 10 years probation (deferred adjudication). Civil suit filed 1994. Left priesthood in 1994. One victim died by suicide in 1997. Shortly before probation ended in 2004, Lozano was arrested for computer pornography; judge sentenced him to 20 years in prison for each of 4 prior convictions (to be served concurrently). On archdiocese's list 1/31/19. It notes 7 allegations. Lozano was laicized in 2003 and died in prison.San Antonio, TXSource:
San Antonio Express News 02.03.94; Orlando Sentinel 02.04.94; San Antonio Express News 02.04.94; San Antonio Express-News 02.06.94; San Antonio Express-News 01.24.95; San Antonio Express News 06.30.95; San Antonio Express News 07.12.95; San Antonio Express News 07.26.97; San Antonio Express News 03.25.04; San Antonio Express News 04.07.04; KSAT 07.14.04; San Antonio Express News 07.14.04; San Antonio Express News 04.20.05; SNAP Statement 12.30.08; The Ranger 09.24.09; KSAT 09.14.18; Archdiocese of San Antonio List 01.31.19
Lucano
Edward1949PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/13/19. Deceased.Camden, NJSource:
Diocese of Camden List 02.13.19
LucasC. Neil1967PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave in 12/02 after allegations he sexually abused more than one boy in the mid-1970s. Review board recommended his removal. Lucas did not deny the allegations. Per a 3/04 report from the diocese, Lucas was one of 10 priests permanently removed from public ministry because of credible or substantiated allegations. Died 11/07.Toledo, OHSource:
Toledo Blade 12.10.02; Toledo Blade 03.30.04; Toledo City Paper 08.09.04; Diocese of Toledo Status Report 02.17.05; Toledo Blade 11.07.07; Diocese of Toledo Status Report 04.08.08; Diocese of Toledo Status Report 12.31.10
Assignments:
Diocese of Toledo Assignments
Lucas
Christopher D.1985PAccusedDiocesanOrdained for the Conventual Franciscans. Incardinated into the Philadelphia archdiocese as a diocesan priest in 2002. Allegations received by the archdiocese in fall 2018 were made public in 9/19. Accused of sexually abusing a minor prior to ordination in the early 1970s, while Lucas was also a minor. Deemed by the archdiocese to be unsuitable for ministry. Ministry restricted, faculties withdrawn in 9/19.Philadelphia, PASource:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia 09.15.19; Catholic Philly 09.16.19; FOX 29 09.16.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignments
LucasDonald BSettledO.F.M.Named publicly as accused by the Jackson diocese on its list 3/19/19. Died by suicide in 1999. Abuse alleged in 1998 in at St. Francis School in Greenwood, reported in 2018. Accused, along with Bro. Paul West OFM, of abuse of a boy, beginning when he was ages 9 and 10 and a student at St. Francis in the mid- to late 1990s. The Franciscans settled with Lucas' accuser for $15K. He and his cousin, also alleging abuse by West, filed a federal suit in 11/19 claiming the order pressured them into a small settlement which required their silence.Jackson, MSSource:
Diocese of Jackson List 03.19.19; Associated Press 08.27.19; Associated Press 08.27.19; Assumption of the BVM Franciscans Statement 08.28.19; Black Entertainment Tonight 08.28.19; Associated Press 08.29.19; Post Standard 11.22.19; Associated Press 02.06.20; Clarion Ledger 02.24.20
LucasEric BAccusedMember of the Congregation of Presentation Brothers (F.P.M.). On Diocese of Jefferson City's list 11/8/18. Noted to have been removed from ministry in the diocese.Jefferson City, MOSource:
Diocese of Jefferson City List 11.08.18
Lucas
Theodore1984PAccusedDiocesanOn 'medical leave of absence' beginning 3/14. The diocese announced 5/16/18 that Lucas was being placed on administrative leave due to a credible accusation of "sexual misconduct involving a minor." Pending further investigation, Lucas was not "to function in any capacity as a priest anywhere." Assigned 1984-89 to St. Bartholomew's in Middleburg Heights, 1989-97 to Resurrection of Our Lord in Solon and St. Mary Magdalene's in Willowick 1997-2014. Per the diocese's list 6/21/19, Lucas was on administrative leave pending the Vatican's decision regarding laicization.Cleveland, OHSource:
Diocese of Cleveland Notice 05.16.18; Diocese of Cleveland List 06.21.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Cleveland Assignment Record
LuccaAugustine1951PAccusedS.D.S. SalvatorianNamed publicly as accused by the San Angelo diocese on its list 2/13/19. Died 8/16/09.San Angelo, TXSource:
Diocese of San Angelo List 02.13.19
LuceRamon1995PAccusedDiocesanFrom the Diocese of San Pablo in the Philippines. Assigned at some point to Holy Savior in Lockport LA. On Houma-Thibodaux diocese's list 1/11/19. Noted to have voluntarily left the priesthood and stripped of ministry in the diocese after "credible allegations of serious and unacceptable conduct with minors."Houma-Thibodaux, LASource:
The Advocate 01.11.19; Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux List 02.24.19
Lucey
J. Roger1958PAccusedJesuitNamed publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/18. Multiple allegations of abuse, occurring while assigned to Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie du Chien, WI 1962-63, and while in Jesuit community in St. Paul, MN, 1970-72. Took Sabbatical in 1984 in Berkeley, CA. Remained in CA, assigned to numerous parishes in the Oakland diocese. Died in Richmond, CA 4/7/02. Added to the La Crosse diocese's list 2/5/20.La Crosse, WISource:
Alameda Times Star via Findagrave 02.04.09; Jesuits Midwest Province List 12.17.18; Diocese of La Crosse List updated 02.05.20; La Crosse Tribune 02.06.20
Assignments:
Jesuits Midwest Province Assignment Record 12.21.18; Diocese of La Crosse Assignment Record
Luchi
Robert H.1957PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/1/19. Noted to have left ministry. Died 11/25/17.Columbus, OHSource:
Diocese of Columbus List 03.01.19; Scioto County Court website accessed 11.15.19
LucianoWilliam J.1983PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on administrative leave in 10/19 due to an allegation in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act of "inappropriate conduct" in the 1980sNew York, NYSource:
Westchester News 12 10.08.19; Catholic New York 10.10.19
LucioJustin Joseph1972PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 1989 of abuse of two immigrant youths in the late 1980s, and financial misconduct. Lucio denied the allegations. Removed from parish ministry by Bishop Grahmann and assigned, unsupervised, to Casita Maria, an organization whose mission was to help undocumented migrants. Bishop told Lucio to retire after the allegations were publicized in 2003, but he kept working. Died 11/06.Dallas, TXSource:
Dallas Morning News 01.12.03; Dallas Morning News 01.13.03; Dallas Morning News 01.24.03; Houston Chronicle 07.02.03; Dallas Morning News 10.23.03; Dallas Morning News 11.22.03; Dallas Morning News 07.14.06; WFFA 11.02.06; Diocese of Dallas List 01.31.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Dallas Priest Details
Luck
David H.1987PAccusedDiocesanFamily alleged abuse in 12/88 of their sons while a deacon at St. Paul's in Annville. Sent in 2/89 to St. Luke's in MD. Removed from ministry by diocese in 1990. Laicization announced 6/06. Name included on the diocese's list released 8/1/18. Per news in 2/19, allegedly raped a 15-year-old boy and fondled an 11-year-old boy in the late 1980s. Also said to have told people he fantasized about sex with boys and was a pedophile. Went on to work for more than two decades for York County as a caseworker in the Human Services Department for Mental Health/Intellectual and Development Disabilities. Fired in 9/18 after the 8/18 release of the PA Grand Jury Report. Living in 2/19 in a residential neighborhood.Harrisburg, PASource:
Patriot News 06.30.06; York Daily Record 08.09.16; Diocese of Harrisburg List 08.01.18; Pennlive 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18; Lebanon Daily News 08.02.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; York Daily Record 02.22.19; Associated Press 02.25.19; Tribune Democrat 05.18.19
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Luckay
Thomas J.1965PAccusedDiocesanName appeared on a 4/02 list of Cleveland priests no longer in active ministry because of allegations in the past of abuse of minors. Not indexed in the Official Catholic Directory after 1991.Cleveland, OHSource:
Akron Beacon Journal 04.09.02; Plain Dealer 04.09.02; Diocese of Cleveland List 06.21.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Lucy MarieSister NSuedSisters of the Divine SaviorSister Lucy Marie, Mother Superior of the orphanage, was one of several religious accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior which alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. Two women alleged she forced them as children in the 1950s-60s to simulate sex acts with a life-sized doll.Sioux Falls, SDSource:
MWD et al v Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls et al, Minnehaha County Circuit Court 07.30.10; Argus Leader 08.06.10; Sioux City Journal 08.06.10
Luczak
Ralph1958PAccusedCongregation of Holy CrossA woman said in 2003 that Luczak molested her at age 10 on several occasions in the summer of 1969, at her grandmother's lake house near a Holy Cross retreat house. She told her mom, who told doctor and police. Nothing done. Mom then told a priest; Luczak was sent to CA. Alleged victim thought he was going to a monastery, but he was placed at a high school. Luczak died at age 38 in 1970. Order says there was nothing in his personnel file regarding abuse. Added to diocese's list in 6/19.Fort Wayne-South Bend, INSource:
South Bend Tribune 02.02.03; Congregation of Holy Cross List 06.12.19; Indianapolis Star 06.14.19; Diocese of Fort Wayne List updated 01.18.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Fort Wayne List updated 01.18.20
Luddy
Francis E.1967PSettledDiocesanTwo brothers filed separate civil suits in 1980s alleging abuse by Luddy, their godfather, as early as 1978. Other brother awarded $1.5M in 1994 trial. Multiple appeals but final ruling for plaintiff in 3/06, who died in 4/12. One suit dropped in 1992; in response, Bishop Adamec put out a press release calling the dropped claims "baseless," despite knowing Luddy had admitted abusing at least 10 youths. More suits filed. In 5/04 diocese paid $3.71M to settle claims against several priests, including Luddy. Per AG's 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, "Luddy molested, groped, masturbated, sodomized and performed oral sex on at least 10 children" ages 10-17. The report harshly criticizes the diocese's mishandling of the Luddy case, and calls the lack of response to it by law enforcement "concerning." Admitted he had been abusing children since ordination.Altoona-Johnstown, PASource:
United Press International 10.27.88; United Press International 10.25.90; Legal Intelligencer 02.27.92; United Press International 02.04.93; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.01.94; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.03.94; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.04.94; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.05.94; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.15.94; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.17.94; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 04.22.94; Pittsburgh Post Gazette 10.17.01; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.07.03; Beaver County Times 03.24.06; Tribune-Democrat 03.24.06; Altoona Mirror 04.16.06; Altoona Mirror 10.06.06; Altoona Mirror 04.03.08; Tribune-Democrat 04.16.08; Altoona Mirror 04.18.08; PA AG's Statement 03.01.16; PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16; PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16; Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16; PennLive 03.08.16; WJAC 03.10.16; Washington Post 04.01.16; Daily News 04.05.16; WJAC 05.10.16; Altoona Mirror 10.27.16; Daily Beast 08.17.18
Assignments:
PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16; BA.org Assignment Record
LudwigAugustine W.  BSettledMarianistProfessed vows as a Marianist brother in 1949, Province of the Pacific. Worked in schools from Hawaii to Virginia. Accused of abuse of at least 5 teenage boys while principal at DeSales Catholic School in Spokane in the 1970s. Four cases settled; files sealed. Left the Marianists in 1980. Joined the Benedictines in 1983. Ordained for the Benedictines in 1987. Worked in Richmond, Virginia diocese until 1998 when one of his accusers learned where he was and notified the diocese. One claim settled for $30K in 4/04. Died 12/30/07. On Richmond diocese's list 2/13/19. It notes he "abandoned ministry." On the Marianists' list of accused 6/24/20.Spokane, WASource:
Spokesman Review 03.04.01; Dallas Morning News' Bishop Database 06.12.02; Spokesman Review 04.20.04; Walla Walla Union-Bulletin 08.27.05; Spokesman Review 05.04.07; Spokesman Review 05.05.07; Statement from Diocese of Spokane 11.21.07; Bliley Funeral Homes Obituary 12.30.07; Diocese of Spokane List of Admitted, Proven or Credibly Accused Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse 11.03.09; Diocese of Richmond List 02.13.19; News Channel 6 02.13.19; Marianists US Province List 06.24.20
Lugowski
John1976PConvictedFranciscanPleaded guilty in 1987 to felony counts of sexual abuse of a 10-year-old boy. Sentenced to one year in county jail. Served 8 months. Admitted to sexual contact with five boys between 1981-87. Left priesthood in 1989. Claimed he met all of his victims through the YMCA and not his parish. Also worked in NJ.Syracuse, NYSource:
Post-Standard 04.11.02; Post-Standard 04.14.02; Press & Sun-Bulletin 05.05.07
Luiz
Gary M.1977PSuedSociety of Precious BloodAssignments included St. Barnabas in Alameda, CA and St. Edward's in Newark, NJ (1980-1985). Accused in a (2003?) civil suit of abusing a boy at St. Edward's 1980-86. The boy's parents said they complained to St. Edward's pastor in 1984, but Newark diocesan officials said they did not learn of the abuse until about 1990, and that they placed him immediately on leave. Luiz earned a canon law degree from Catholic University in DC in 1993. He was reportedly sent to a Berkeley, CA monastery by 1995. Per the 2017 Official Catholic Directory, Luiz was working as a canon lawyer in the Diocese of Reno. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.Oakland, CASource:
The Argus 04.24.05; The Argus 03.30.08; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19
LukaRonald John1963PSettledClaretianIn two 2002 civil suits Luka is accused of abusing three male students in the late 1970s at St. Helen's Catholic school in Lauderdale Lakes. Luka left the school in 1978 after one mother went to the parish pastor. Luka's order, the Claretians, claimed they received their first allegation against him in 1999, of abuse occurring in NY state around 1979. Sent St. Luke's in MD for treatment. Permanently removed from ministry. Living in 2002 at Wounded Brothers Project in MO. Judge ruled in 2/03 that the latest suit against Luka could go forward. At least one claim settled in 9/04 for $150K. Included in 3/18 on the Rockville Centre diocese's list of accused.St. Petersburg, FLSource:
Miami Herald 05.14.02; Sun Sentinel 05.15.02; Chicago Sun Times 05.16.02; Miami Herald 05.17.02; Sun Sentinel 05.17.02; Miami Herald 05.24.02; St Petersburg Times 05.24.02; Tampa Tribune 05.24.02; Miami Herald 05.29.02; Sun Sentinel 05.29.02; Sun-Sentinel 02.04.03; Miami Herald 12.15.03; Sun Sentinel 09.23.04; Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.21
Assignments:
Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.21
Lukac
Raymond1954PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Accused of abuse of multiple teenage girls while assigned to Greensburg diocese in the 1950s. Impregnated a 17-year-old girl in 1956. Married her in 1/57. In 7/57 sent to Servants of the Paraclete in NM for treatment. Divorced in 12/57. In NM until 1961. Accepted into Gary IN diocese on "trial basis." Taught at a high school in Hammond IN 1961-63, where there were more concerns re his behavior with girls. Removed. In a Chicago rectory 1963-64. In 2006 accused of abuse of 11-year-old girl while in Chicago. Accepted into Wheeling WV diocese 1/64, transferred to VA 8/64. Died 6/4/2000. Gary bishop in 8/18 stated the diocese received an allegation in 2012 against Lukac, and that the diocesan review board said there wasn't enough evidence to deem it credible. Not on Gary list released 8/27/18. On Wheeling-Charleston list late 2018.Greensburg, PASource:
Diocese of Greensburg 08.14.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of Gary Statement 08.15.18; Chicago Tribune 08.24.18; Post-Tribune 08.29.18; Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston 3rd Version List 12.05.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
LukasAndrew F. 1958PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list updated 5/21/19. Allegation received in 1/19 of abuse of a minor 1964-65. Lukas died 10/14/12.Wheeling-Charleston, WVSource:
Intelligencer 05.26.19
LukasikJohn PSuedDiocesanAccused in a civil suit in filed in 1/05 of fondling an 11-year-old boy after plying him with alcohol, in the early-mid 1960s at St. Mary Czestochowa Church in McKeesport.Pittsburgh, PASource:
Tribune-Review 01.26.05; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 01.27.05
LukeMary NSuedFranciscan Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of SorrowsAccused, along with an unnamed priest, of molesting a 10-year-old boy in 1958 at St. Mary's Home for Boys, an orphanage and care facility. Luke denied the allegations, saying that at the time of the alleged abuse she did not work in the building where the abuse was said to have occurred. In 2006 the plaintiff was to file suit in federal court. Luke was retired but not on restrictions - her order did not believe the allegations.Portland, ORSource:
Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Luker
Joseph F.1933PSuedDiocesanMonsignor. Chancery positions included Director of Catholic Charities and Director of Diocesan Hospitals. Accused in a lawsuit filed 6/30/20 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a minor in about 1971 or 1972 at St. Peter's in Lowville. Died 6/21/72.Ogdensburg, NYSource:
WWNY 06.30.20; The Press Republican 07.02.20
Lukes (Lucas)Duane W.1957PSuedDiocesanLukes (incorrectly referred to as Lucas) was named in 4/07 civil suit as having abused a boy for several years, beginning in 1978 when the boy was age 12. Luke's accuser told a priest in 1990 about being abused, but nothing done. He told another priest in OR in 2003; the Portland archdiocese reported the abuse to Omaha. Diocese arranged for counseling but failed to tell the alleged victim of his rights until after the SOL had run. Lukes died in 1998. Second suit filed 1/08. On Omaha archdiocese's list 11/30/18. It notes reports 1985, 2004 and 2005 of abuse of multiple victims 1964-1990s. Its updated list 3/1/19 notes reports in 2015 and 2019 of abuse.Omaha, NESource:
Omaha World-Herald 08.09.98; Beatrice Daily Sun (AP) 04.25.07; KGW 04.26.07; Omaha World-Herald 04.26.07; Register-Guard 04.27.07; Beatrice Daily Sun 01.04.08; NTV-ABC 01.04.08; Beatrice Daily Sun 06.09.08; KPTM (AP) 06.09.08; Archdiocese of Omaha List updated 03.01.19
LukianiukAndrezj1986PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/22/19. Permanently removed from ministry 6/23/11.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Lum
William D.1969PConvictedDiocesanPlaced on leave in 1996. Pled guilty 8/97 to misdemeanor sexual abuse of a 16-year-old boy in 1992; given conditional discharge instead of prison or probation. Allowed to perform administrative duties for diocese until 4/02 when he was again placed on leave without privileges. Civil suit filed. Dismissed by appeals court 2/02 as to diocese and parish, but not Lum. On behalf of Lum, diocese settled 5/02 for counseling fees. Sentenced to a life of prayer and penance, per 6/7/12 announcement from diocese. Claim via CVA in 7/20. At least one other accuser.Rochester, NYSource:
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 01.15.02; Democrat and Chronicle 02.02.02; Democrat and Chronicle 04.22.02; Associated Press 05.02.02; Democrat and Chronicle 05.03.02; Democrat and Chronicle 05.09.02; Post Standard (NY) 05.12.02; Post Standard 05.22.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Catholic Courier 06.07.12; Rochester Homepage 06.07.12; SNAP Statement 06.07.12; Democrat & Chronicle 08.10.12; WHAM 08.07.13; Democrat and Chronicle 08.15.19; Rochester Beacon 05.20.21
Luna
Miguel1982PConvictedDiocesanRemoved in 12/13 after Review Board investigated allegations of sexual harassment. Allegation in 11/16 of "sexual misconduct" with a "young female adolescent" in the 1980s. He admitted to his behavior. Sent in 1988 to Shalom Center in Houston for treatment. Arrested 6/11/18, charged with molesting and raping a girl in the late 1990s. His accuser was an altar server who said the abuse began when she was age 8 during confessions, and continued until she was age 17. On diocese's list 1/31/19. Trial in 7/19. Luna denied the charges at trial, but said he fathered a "secret baby" in Juarez. A witness testified that Luna raped her when she was age 11 and he was a seminarian in Alpine, TX. She said he would sneak into her home at night, and that she got pregnant and had an abortion. Another woman testified that Luna raped her in 1990 when she was age 30 and a St. Pius X church secretary. Found guilty 7/15/19. Sentenced to 18 years' prison and 10 years' probation, to run concurrently.El Paso, TXSource:
El Paso Proud 08.20.17; KVIA 08.21.17; KXAN 08.21.17; KFOX14 08.22.17; El Paso Times 06.11.18; KFOX14 06.11.18; KTSM 06.20.18; New York Daily News 06.21.18; Oxygen 06.22.18; Diocese of El Paso List 01.31.19; AP via Houston Chronicle 02.08.19; CBS 4 News 07.09.19; CBS 4 News 07.10.19; CBS 4 News 07.11.19; KTSM TV 07.12.19; KVIA 07.12.19; CBS 4 07.15.19; CBS 4 07.15.19; KFOX TV 07.15.19; El Paso Times 07.17.19
LundowskiJoseph C. DSettledTrappistSued in 2004. Accused of abuse of as many as 59 youths in villages in Alaska, including Hooper Bay, Stebbins and St. Michael, in the 1960s and 1970s. Jesuits claim he was a volunteer and not a deacon, brother or priest. Claims relating to him were included in 11/07 settlement with Jesuits. Died 1996 in Chicago. Multiple claims in 2008 after Diocese filed Bankruptcy. In 1/09 plaintiffs filed 43 civil suits against Jesuits. Many named Lundowski as abuser.Fairbanks, AKSource:
James Doe 59 et al v Society of Jesus, Oregon Province et al, Alaska Superior Court, 4th Judicial District at Bethel, January 2009; Oregonlive (AP) 11.11.04; Anchorage Daily News 11.12.04; Associated Press 11.25.04; KTUU 01.31.05; KTUU 02.01.05; Fairbanks News-Miner 05.12.05; LA Times 11.19.05; Fairbanks News-Miner 02.23.06; LA Times 11.19.07; TUU 11.19.07; Anchorage Daily News 11.21.07; Catholic Online 12.10.07; Newsweek 01.14.08; Daily News Miner 02.02.08; Anchorage Press 03.20.08; Catholic Review 12.22.08; Anchorage Daily News 01.14.09; Anchorage Daily News 01.25.10; Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 01.25.10; Vimeo 06.29.11
Lupo
William L.1965PAccusedDiocesanAlleged in early 1990s to have had inappropriate relationships with three teenage girls 1979-1986 while assigned to St. Mary's Parish in Des Plaines. He denied charges. After treatment and evaluation by Fitness Review Board he was allowed restricted ministry at St. Damian Peter. There he was to be monitored by a retired priest and was never to be in presence of minors without another adult present. Restrictions were lifted in 1995, but back in place in 1998. New investigation late 2001 after woman claimed sexual relationship in 1984 when she was age 23. He denied it, saying he only gave her "slight pecks on the cheek." Resigned from priesthood 12/02, writing to Cardinal George that he feared continuing to fight the allegations would harm his health. Laicized 12/14.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Daily Herald 06.24.02; Chicago Sun-Times 06.24.02; Chicago Tribune 06.24.02; Chicago Daily Herald 07.05.02; Chicago Daily Herald 08.08.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Chicago Sun-Times 01.17.03; Chicago Sun-Times 06.15.03; Chicago Archdiocesan Report 03.20.06; Chicago Sun-Times 03.21.06; City of Angels 06.28.08; Daily Herald 11.06.14; Archdiocese of Chicago List Updated 11.28.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Lupo Personnel File
Luque
Peter H.1962PSuedDiocesanPlaced on leave in 4/02 due to old allegations of sexual abuse. Criminally in charged in 04/03 with sexually assaulting two teenage boys in the 1960s. Luque's name included on a list of 20 priests turned over to police in 4/02. Other accuser later came forward. Criminal charges dismissed in 7/03 after Supreme Court ruling. Civil suit filed in 12/03. Name included in list released by San Diego diocese in 3/07.San Bernardino, CASource:
Press Enterprise 04.29.02; San Bernardino Sun 04.29.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Press Enterprise 06.13.02; San Bernardino Sun 03.01.03; Press Enterprise 03.02.03; San Bernardino Sun 04.22.03; San Bernardino Sun 05.22.03; LA Times 05.23.03; San Bernardino Sun 07.02.03; San Bernardino Sun 07.10.03; Press Enterprise 12.13.03; Press Enterprise 04.23.04; Lompoc Record 03.30.07; Union Tribune 03.31.07
Assignments:
Diocese of San Diego List 03.30.07
LutgenHenry M1947PAccusedDiocesanOn 1/03/14 the Diocese of St Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Lutgen, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information was provided on the parish where the abuse occurred or when it occurred. He worked at St Mary's in Melrose; St Mary's in Alexandria; St Columbkille's in St Wendel; and Community Hospital and Pine Villa in Melrose. He also served as Superintendent of St Cloud Children's House and as assistant Director and Director of Catholic Charities in St Cloud. He is deceased.St. Cloud, MNSource:
Diocese of St Cloud--Bishop Kettler Press Release 01.03.14; Legal Examiner 01.03.14; St Cloud Times 01.03.14; Star Tribune 01.03.14; WJON 01.03.14; St Cloud Times 01.31.14; St Cloud Times 05.29.16; WJON 05.29.16
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Lutz
Donald1970PSuedDiocesanPastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help when accused in a lawsuit filed 7/30/20 of "unpermitted sexual contact" with a girl, ages 13-14, 1975-76. The alleged victim was a parishioner during the time in question of St. Leo the Great in Amherst, where Lutz was assigned. Lutz denied the allegations. Reportedly in 9/20, Lutz was allowed to remain in ministry despite the allegation. A second woman also claimed abuse as a minor in the 1970s. In 10/20 Lutz was placed on leave pending investigation of the allegations.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 09.22.20; Buffalo News 09.24.20; WBFO 09.24.20; Buffalo News 10.09.20; Spectrum News 10.10.20
Lutz
Frederick J. 1973PChargedDiocesanFirst named publicly by diocese as accused in 10/18. It notes that Lutz allegedly sexually abused a minor in the early 1970s. In 2006 a man told the diocese that Lutz abused him at age 17 in 1972 at St. Mary's in Cape Girardeau. On leave 1981-87 and 2009. Retired 2011. After a MO A.G. investigation, Lutz was arrested and charged 2/18/20 with multiple counts of child sex abuse, including forcible sodomy, of a 17-year-old boy in 2000, in the rectory of St. Joseph's in Advance. A Catholic school teacher was reportedly told about the abuse a few days after it allegedly occurred, and Lutz apologized to the boy's father. The diocese admitted in 2/20 that it knew in 2002 of the allegations. Lutz pled not guilty.Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MOSource:
Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau 10.08.18; Springfield News-Leader 10.08.18; BolivarMoNews 10.10.18; Buffalo Reflex 10.10.18; Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau List 11.19.18; Associated Press 02.19.20; KFVS 02.19.20; KFVS 12 02.20.20; Riverfront Times 02.21.20; Springfield News-Leader 02.25.20; The Post Dispatch 02.25.20
Assignments:
; Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau 10.08.18
Lutz
Kevin1978PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave 9/11/19 after an allegation of sexual abuse of a 14-year-old boy in 1984, while assigned to St. Christopher's in Grandview. Lutz had retired just days before his suspension. In 6/20 the Diocesan Review Board deemed the allegation credible. Per the diocese, the abuse allegedly occurred from 1982 to 1986.Columbus, OHSource:
Columbus Dispatch 09.13.19; WCMH TV 09.13.19; WOSU 09.13.19; Columbus Dispatch 06.24.20
LuxJoachim1958PAccusedOFM FranciscanNamed publicly as accused by the New Orleans archdiocese on its list in 12/20. It notes allegations of abuse, which did not occur in the archdiocese, were reported to the archdiocese in 2020. The list does not reveal location or time of the alleged abuse. Lux died in 2019.New Orleans, LASource:
Archdiocese of New Orleans Revised List 12.08.20
Luzzi
Salvatore P.1962PSettledDiocesanName included on Erie diocese's list released 4/6/18. Faculty member, Venango Christian High 1962-68. Pastor 1979-1995 of St. Joseph's in Warren, PA. Sick Leave 7/94-2/95; sent to St. Luke's in MD. Faculties removed 9/15/95. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Eight known male victims, from early teens to early twenties. One, a former student, died by suicide. Accused in a lawsuit of abuse of a young man, ages 18-19, in 1978 or '79, while assigned to St. Mark's Seminary. The young man was a seminarian and Luzzi was his spiritual director. Settled in 11/19 in the low six figures.Erie, PASource:
Diocese of Erie 12.06.17; GoErie 04.06.18; Post-Journal 04.06.18; Bradford Era 04.07.18; St Joseph in Warren PA website accessed 04.11.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Garabedian Law Offices Assignment Record
Lynch
Bernard< 1971PNot GuiltySociety of African MissionsLynch and Marist Bro.Timothy Brady were accused in 1987 of abuse of boys at Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx. Lynch was the school's chaplain, Brady was acting principal. Lynch returned to Ireland when the investigation began. Indicted in 1988. Brady was convicted. Lynch was tried in 1989 on charges he fondled one former Mount St. Michael's student; Lynch's lawyer said it was the boy who made a pass at the priest. Lynch claimed he was subject of witch-hunt because of his AIDS ministry. Found not guilty. Moved to London in 1992; started ministry for closeted gay priests. Order expelled him in 11/11. Not laicized. Lynch announced in 2012 memoir he married a man 14 years earlier. In 2017 working as counselor and spiritual director in London. Lawsuit 11/19 claiming abuse of another boy, age 16, in the Bronx 1978-79.New York, NYSource:
United Press International 05.13.88; NY Times 05.14.88; Newsday 05.20.88; Newsday 04.19.89; Newsday 04.20.89; Newsday 02.16.93; Newsday 03.06.93; The Independent 04.08.12; Huffington Post 07.10.12; Christian Post 07.11.12; New York Post 11.20.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Lynch
Damion Jacques1991PSettledDiocesanA 1998 civil suit alleged Lynch abused twin brothers 1991-95, when the boys were in their early teens. Lynch apparently reported an "indiscretion" to Bishop Curlin in 1995 who attempted to resolve the matter with the family. Sent to residential treatment. Reassigned to parish in Charlotte in 1997 but asked for leave 2/98. Diocese paid $77,489 in 1996 and undisclosed amount as result of 1999 suit. Reported in 2002 to have left priesthood. Laicized in 2009. In 2017 working as a registered nurse at MedStar Washington Hospital and living in Alexandria, VA. A man filed a police report 3/5/19, alleging Lynch and Fr. Cornell Bradley, S.J. each sexually abused him as a teen in the 1990s. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19.Charlotte, NCSource:
Charlotte Observer 03.26.98; Winston-Salem Journal 04.14.02; News & Observer 04.15.02; Asheville Citizen-Times 04.23.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Watauga Democrat 01.23.19; WBTV 02.28.19; WSOC TV 03.25.19; Diocese of Charlotte List 12.29.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Charlotte Assignment Record 12.29.19
LynchGerald V.1947PAccusedTrappist/CistercianOrdained for the Trappists in Brighton, MA. Incardinated into the Diocese of Amarillo 1954. Died 11/25/79. Named publicly as accused by the Amarillo diocese on its list 1/31/19.Amarillo, TXSource:
Diocese of Amarillo List 01.31.19
Lynch
John J.1965PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/26/19. Removed from ministry.New York, NYSource:
Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19
LynchLaurence Michael1960PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's 10/12/18 list. Noted to have one victim, allegedly abused 1972-73. Resigned form ministry 1979. Died 7/17/09.Indianapolis, INSource:
Archdiocese of Indianapolis list 10.12.18; Indianapolis Star 10.12.18
Lynch
Michael1952PAccusedDiocesanFrom Ireland. Ordained for Sacramento. Retired 1993. Died 1993. Allegation to diocese in 2003 of sexual assault, including rape, of a girl in 1965.Sacramento, CASource:
Diocese of Sacramento List 04.30.19
LynchMichael (Buffalo)  ?PSuedDiocesanAccused in a lawsuit(s) filed in 2020 under the NY Child Victims Act.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 09.22.20
Lynch
Patrick J.1959PSettledDiocesanDiocese knew in 1966 that Lynch sexually abused a student at St. Pius X Church in Dallas. Diocese settled with one victim in 1995; a third victim came forward in 1995. Lynch retired in 1995 (because of allegations) and moved to England. Other allegations in 1997; privileges removed. Died in 2014. Several settlements. On diocese's list 1/31/19.Dallas, TXSource:
Dallas Morning News 07.06.97; Dallas Morning News 07.10.97; Dallas Morning News 07.12.97; Dallas Morning News 05.18.03; Dallas Morning News 05.18.03; Catholic World Report 07.02.03; Dallas Morning News 05.19.05; Diocese of Dallas List 01.31.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Dallas Priest Details
LynchRichard D. 1963PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Bradford Central Christian High faculty 1963-72, headmaster 1972-83. Pastor Holy Rosary in Erie 2/83-8/99. Died 2000. Allegation to diocese from man alleging sexual and physical abuse by Lynch in 1978-79 when he was a Bradford Central student.Erie, PASource:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
LynchRichard P.1941PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused on the Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18. It notes report in 1992 of incidents in 1971 and 1982. Removed from ministry 1992. DIed 2017.Las Cruces, NMSource:
Diocese of Las Cruces List 11.08.18; KVIA 11.08.18
LynchWilliam J. 1934PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 12/3/18. Noted to have had one claim against him after his death. Died in 1994 at age 88.Syracuse, NYSource:
Diocese of Syracuse List 12.03.18; Syracuse site 12.03.18
Lynn
Clive1969PSettledDiocesanFrom Ireland. Dismissed from seminary in Scotland, accepted into seminary in the Diocese of Austin TX in 1968. Very involved with catechetical and CYO groups. "Clashed" with priests, then was recommended for and accepted into the Santa Fe diocese, where he was ordained in 1969. Multiple complaints by individuals and social services of abuse by Lynn, with subsequent transfers by Archbishop Sanchez. Privileges revoked in 1986. In 1989 the Archdiocese of Santa Fe paid a $554K settlement to one person claiming abuse in the late 1970s. Four civil suits were filed in 1994 alleging abuse of altar boys in the early 1980s. Per the suits, Lynn was no longer a priest and no longer in the United States. He left for Great Britain after 1989. Lawsuit filed in 11/14 by a Las Vegas man claiming abuse as a boy by Lynn in 1977. On Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. On Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Albuquerque Journal 03.20.98; Albuquerque Tribune 03.20.98; Newsday 06.18.02; Crossland Foundation 04.11.09; Santa Fe New Mexican 01.20.12; Albuquerque Journal 01.28.16; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19; Diocese of Las Cruces List Updated 06.24.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
Lyons
Denis1958PSettledDiocesanRemoved in 2002 after allegations of abuse in 1979. Arrested in 2003; charged with abuse of teens. Charges dropped in 2003 after Supreme Court ruling on SOL. Sued several times. On both L.A. and Orange diocese lists of accused priests. Suit in 3/08 claimed abuse in 1994/1995; settled 2/09. Prior to this settlement, Orange had already paid $4M plus in settlements. Arrested on new charges 7/09. Plea bargain of guilty 3/23/12. Sentenced 8/24 to 1 year jail, 5 years probation and to register as sex offender. New suit 3/27/12. Status per Orange diocese website 8/12/16 was "Life of Prayer and Penance."Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Times 04.30.02; Orange County Register 04.30.02; Long Beach Press Telegram 04.26.03; OC Register 04.26.03; OC Register 07.19.03; OC Register 01.13.04; LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; OC Weekly 03.04.05; OC Register 05.17.05; Orange County Register 02.10.09; Daily Pilot 02.11.09; LA Times 02.11.09; Orange County Register 02.27.09; Orange County Register 07.21.09; Orange County Register 07.22.09; Orange County Register 06.10.10; Orange County Register 03.23.12; The Patch 03.23.12; Orange County Register 08.24.12; The Patch 08.24.12; Diocese of Orange 08.12.16
Assignments:
LA Times Database 04.20.06
Lyons
Dermott F.1967PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/13/19. Deceased.Camden, NJSource:
Diocese of Camden List 02.13.19
Lyons
Frederick J.1952PAccusedDiocesanRetired 1989. Placed on leave without privileges 1/06 after two allegations of sexual misconduct with minors, occurring "decades" prior, were deemed credible by the diocesan review board. Ordered by Vatican to live life of prayer and penance, per 11/13 announcement. Title "Msgr." removed. On diocese's list 2/6/19.Alexandria, LASource:
Daily Town Talk 01.20.06; KLFY 01.20.06; Shreveport Times 01.20.06; Daily Town Talk 01.21.06; SNAP Statement 11.08.13; Statement by Diocese of Alexandria 11.08.13; Alexandria Town Talk 11.09.13; The Advertiser 11.10.13; Diocese of Alexandria List 02.06.19; Avoyelles Today 02.10.19
LyonsGerald F.  ?PSettledDiocesanAccused in a claim settled in 2020 in the low six figures of sexually abusing a girl, ages 4-5, in 1964-65, while assigned to St. Anthony's in Trenton. The abuse allegedly occurred in the church rectory and involved Lyons digitally penetrating the girl's vagina while she sat in his lap.Trenton, NJSource:
Garabedian List 01.19.21
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Garabedian Law Offices Assignment Record
LyonsJohn F.1946PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused on the diocese's list 10/29/18. Allegations noted to have been received after Lyons' death.Youngstown, OHSource:
WYTV 10.29.18; Diocese of Youngstown List 10.30.18
Lyons
John P.1955PAcquittedDiocesanPlaced on leave in 6/02 after two men filed suits alleging he abused them as altar boys during the 1970s and early 1980s. One man's mother said she complained at the time to a priest who told Bishop D'Arcy. Arrested in 9/02 and charged with abuse of a boy, age 8-10, between 1987 and 1989. Acquitted by jury in 2005. No information on resolution of civil suits. Still on administrative leave and canonical proceedings still in process as of 10/15, per Boston AD database. In 9/20 the archdiocese announced that Lyons had been "dismissed from the clerical state" by the Vatican.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 05.29.02; Boston Globe 05.30.02; Boston Globe 06.01.02; Boston Globe 09.13.02; Patriot Ledger 09.13.02; Patriot Ledger 10.09.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Boston Globe 12.17.02; Boston Herald 12.17.02; Telegram & Gazette (AP) 03.23.05; Boston Globe (AP) 03.24.05; Boston Herald 03.24.05; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; WBZ 4 CBS 09.11.20
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
Lyons
Thomas W.1948PAccusedDiocesanElevated in 1974 to Auxiliary Bishop of Washington D.C. Died in 1988. Named publicly as accused on archdiocese's list 10/15/18. It notes that abuse was first reported in 2002. In testimony for a hearing related to the Childhood Sexual Abuse Prevention Amendment Act 2007, a man stated that he was sexually abused, including rape, at age 10 by Lyons in the summer of 1965. Per psychotherapist and former monk, Richard Sipe, adult men told him they were abused by Lyon when he was a priest in Baltimore, and one said Lyons abused him when he was ages 7-17.Washington, DCSource:
Sipe website Survivor's Testimony 2007; Archdiocese of Washington DC list 10.15.18
 


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