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VadakekottaramSebastian  ?PAccusedFrom India, Oblates of St. Joseph (O.S.J.) Named publicly as accused on the Scranton diocese's list 8/19/18.Scranton, PASource:
Diocese of Scranton List 08.19.18
VadeboncoeurPaul1937PSettledDiocesanNamed as a perpetrator of abuse in a 12/02 settlement of $542.5K between the diocese and six people claiming abuse by five priests. Accused of abuse of a girl, ages 15-17, multiple times 1955-1957. Also accused of one instance of abuse of a 12-year-old boy in 1950. Vadeboncoeur died at some time prior to the settlement. (The 1988 Catholic Directory spells his name Va'de'bon'Coeur and in 1995 it is Vade Bon Coeur. It has been misspelled in other sources as Vandenboncoeur.)Manchester, NHSource:
Union Leader 12.20.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09; Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Anthony Joseph1952PSuedDiocesanAllegations received in Fall 2002. Placed on leave in 2/03 after allegations that he abused minor females more than 40 years before at Holy Cross parish (1st assignment). Resided in a "monitored and restricted setting" after Archdiocese permanently removed his privileges in 9/05. Vatican agreed but did not laicize him. Name included on 6/03 list of 23 priests whom Archdiocese confirmed had credible accusations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Two women filed civil suit in 5/09 after futile mediation. Died in 7/11.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Sun Times 06.15.03; Chicago Sun Times 09.27.05; Chicago Tribune 09.27.05; Chicago Archdiocesan Report 03.20.06; Chicago Breaking News 05.10.09; Chicago Tribune 05.11.09; Chicago Archdiocesan Report accessed 02.25.12
Assignments: Assignment Record; Vader Personnel File
Paul R.1982PSettledDiocesanReport in 2002 that an 11-year-old girl told a nun in 1999 that Valdez had placed his hand on her groin during confession 12/98. Teacher and the principal embarrassed the child in class, played down the incident to CPS and warned students not to tell anyone. Police conducted a six-month investigation; no charges filed. Parents sued the diocese in 12/99; suit settled out of court. Valdez was still active in 2010. On diocese's list 1/2/19. It notes allegation reclassified in 2019 from non-credible to credible and faculties removed.Monterey, CASource:
Monterey County Herald 05.05.02; Monterey County Herald 05.17.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Monterey County Herald 03.29.03; Diocese of Monterey List 01.02.19; KSBW TV 01.02.19
Assignments: Assignment Record
Thomas J. 1976PAccusedDiocesanAdministrator at Blessed Trinity when named publicly in 6/18 as having been accused of the sexual abuse of a minor, ages 15-17, 1975-77. Per Attorney Mitchell Garabedian, the alleged abuse began when Valenti was a deacon and continued after ordination, to his time at St. Mary's of the Lake in Ontario NY. The diocese stated that in 2003,the allegation was "investigated, reviewed and determined to be unsubstantiated." Valenti requested a leave of absence "in order to address this matter." In 12/18 the Diocese removed him from ministry, stating that, per the Review Board, Valenti had "engaged in objectionable and inappropriate behaviors with minors" in the 1970s.Rochester, NYSource:
Democrat & Chronicle 06.06.18; Democrat & Chronicle 06.06.18; Rochester First 06.06.18; Star Gazette 06.06.18; Mount Pleasant Daily Voice 06.07.18; Spectrum Local News 06.10.18; WBNG 06.10.18; Press Connects 06.13.18; Rochester First 06.14.18; WHEC TV 06.15.18; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 12.10.18; WROC TV 12.10.18
Leroy A.1977PSettledDiocesanA woman reported in 1982 that Valentine abused her three sons, ages 10,11 and 12. Police sent her to archdiocese. Lawsuit filed 1995; each boy received $20K settlement in 1998. Valentine sent for treatment and transferred. Name became public 3/02; archdiocese refused to remove him saying allegations unsubstantiated. Retired 3/02 after another person alleged abuse in 1978. Review Board found allegations substantiated 5/1/13. Privileges removed. Lawsuit filed 10/15 accusing Valentine of repeated sex abuse, including rape, of boy attending Immaculata school 1977-81, beginning when boy age 11. Plaintiff said priest told him the abuse was "special training" to become altar boy. On archdiocese's list 7/26/19.St. Louis, MOSource:
St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.02.02; NY Times 03.03.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.03.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.04.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.06.02; NY Times 03.28.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.28.02; Associated Press 04.30.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Riverfront Times 10.21.10; Statement by Archdiocese of St Louis 05.01.13; SNAP Statement 05.08.13; St Louis Post-Dispatch 05.08.13; Riverfront Times 05.10.13; St Louis Post -Dispatch 05.10.13; Vatican Crimes 05.12.13; KMOV Missouri 10.20.15; Riverfront Times 10.20.15; St Louis Post-Dispatch 10.20.15; St Louis Post-Dispatch 04.20.18; Archdiocese of St Louis List 07.26.19; St Louis Post-Dispatch 08.05.19
ValentineRobert J.1969PSettledDiocesanName included on the diocese's list 3/22/19 of clergy on whose behalf settlements were paid related to allegations of sexual abuse of minors. The allegations against Valentine were not determined to be credible. He was accused of the sexual abuse of a girl, age 17, in 1984. Absent without leave in 1999, faculties withdrawn in 2001.Bridgeport, CTSource:
Diocese of Bridgeport Settlements 03.22.19; Holzberg Report 10.01.19
Holzberg Report 10.01.19
James P.1949PSettledDiocesanOrdained for the Archdiocese of Portland OR in 1949; moved to Portland ME diocese in 1951, incardinated 1952. At least five allegations of abuse of boys, per docs released by ME AG's office in 5/05. Four were said to be in ME 1956-62. Privileges removed and abuse publicly acknowledged in 1993 after one accusation. A woman told pastor of St. Michael's church in 1994 (and later) that she had been abused at age 11. She settled for $200K in 12/09 for 1976 abuse. Vallely retired in 1988; died 12/12/97. Three more accusers emerged in 12/09. Two men filed suits in 5/13. On 11/23/15 six men filed civil suits vs the Portland ME diocese alleging abuse by Vallely 1958-77. All were altar boys, ages ranging 8-15 during alleged abuse. The diocese settled with the six men 8/15/16 for $1.2 million.Portland, MESource:
Orlando Sentinel 03.05.93; Portland Press Herald 02.12.02; Portland Press Herald 02.24.02; Maine AG Memo 08.06.03; Maine AG Document Production 05.27.05; Bangor Daily News 05.28.05; Portland Press Herald (AP) 07.04.05; Portland Press Herald 07.17.05; Portland Press Herald 07.17.05; NSACoalition 01.04.09; WBZ 12.02.09; WMTW 12.02.09; Bangor Daily News 12.03.09; Catholic Culture 12.03.09; Portland Press Herald 05.21.13; SNAP Statement 05.21.13; The Republic (AP) 05.21.13; Portland Press Herald 05.23.13; Bangor Daily News 06.03.13; Portland Press Herald 04.07.15; Bangor Daily News 01.05.16; Daily Mail 01.05.16; Maine Public Broadcasting 01.05.16; Portland Press Herald 01.05.16; WHDH 03.30.16; WLBZ 08.15.16; Morning News USA 08.16.16; Portland Press Herald 08.16.16; Church Militant 08.18.16
Assignments: Assignment Record
ValliereRomeo J.1963PSettledDiocesanAdmitted abusing two boys. Diocese settled one claim in 4/05 for an undisclosed amount. A man said that as a child Valliere would give him beer and marijuana at the rectory. Valliere's file included a 1976 letter from a parent complaining about drunk youths at the rectory. Placed on sick leave in 1989 after complaints by three women in his parish. On sick leave 4/1/89 - 6/20/90 for therapy. Assigned to another parish. On sick leave again 1/26/96 until he retired in 6/01. Privileges removed in 2002. Laicized and deceased, per the diocese's list 7/31/19.Manchester, NHSource:
Union Leader 02.16.02; Union Leader 02.16.02; Documents from NH Attorney General 's Report 03.03.03; Manchester Report by NH Attorney General 03.03.03; Union Leader 03.04.03; Concord Monitor 04.28.05; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09; Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Patrick B.1974PAccusedDiocesanVallimont's name was added to the diocese's list 5/18/18. Hospitalized for severe depression in 9/76. Wrote to the Vatican 7/77, requesting laicization and disclosing a brief sexual relationship he had had with a 13-year-old girl, who was a parishioner. Laicized, last known to be living in Union City, PA.Erie, PASource:
BishopAccountability 05.18.18; Diocese of Erie 05.18.18; PennLiv 05.23.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
ValloFrancis1951PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 3/19. It notes multiple allegations of abuse received in 1992, of abuse in the late 1970s. Retired 1987. Died 3/9/92.Rapid City, SDSource:
Diocese of Rapid City List 03.21.19
William1962PSettledDiocesanNamed in a 12/03 civil suit filed by two men who alleged that in the mid-1970s Valverde exposed them and others to "alcohol, drugs, cigarettes and deviant sex." Included on list of priests with credible allegations released by the San Diego diocese 3/30/07. Also worked in the San Bernardino diocese. Assigned in as chaplain in 1977 to a psychiatric hospital in Patton, CA. Per a 1977 news article, in addition to parish assignments, Valverde helped organize community counseling centers in several towns and worked with "delinquent" youths. Left active priesthood in 1983. Through clerical errors, these two plaintiffs were NOT included in the 2007 San Diego settlement; their lawsuit still existed until settlement reached 4/08.San Diego, CASource:
The Sun-Telegram 09.02.77; Lompoc Record 03.30.07; Union Tribune 03.31.07; Union Tribune 11.12.07; Union Tribune 04.20.08
Diocese of San Diego List 03.30.07
Van Acker
Michael R.1981PAccusedDiocesanMedical center chaplain and former chaplain at several high schools. Placed on leave in 6/02 when diocese received allegations that he engaged in sexual misconduct with a minor in the early 1980s. Reportedly went on leave of absence in 1992 prior to his assignment to the medical center. On diocese's list in 12/18.Peoria, ILSource:
Copely News Service 06.07.02; Chicago Tribune 06.08.02; Pantagraph 06.08.02; Peoria Journal Star 06.08.02; Diocese of Peoria List 12.21.18
Copely News Service 06.07.02; Diocese of Peoria Assignment Record
Van de VenKenneth A.1971PAccusedDicoesanAccused of sexual harassment of a young male and placed on leave in 6/05. Congregation initially told he left for health reasons. Later statment clarified situation. In 1/07, Diocese would have reinstated him but he declined.Phoenix, AZSource:
Arizona Republic 07.10.05; 07.10.05; Arizona Republic 01.26.07
Van der Linden
Peter J.1955PAccusedDiocesanPublicly named as accused for first time in archdiocesan press release 10/02. Had been removed in 1993 after "serious and substantive allegation of sexual misconduct dating back to the early years of his ministry." On medical leave of absence since 1991 but had begun working part time at Cardinal Mooney High School, Marine City, in 1993. Permanently removed from ministry 5/05. Died in 2/07.Detroit, MISource:
Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report October 2009; Detroit Archdiocese Release November 2002; USA Today 11.11.02; Associated Press 05.27.05; Michigan Catholic 05.27.05; Detroit Free Press 02.11.07; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Archdiocese of Detroit Press Release 10.22.02
Van der Putten
Benedict1992PAccusedSociety of St. Pius XMember of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X, which is not recognized by Roman Catholic Church nor overseen by the San Jose diocese. Retreat master at St. Aloysius Retreat House in Los Gatos 1995- 2000. Accused of molesting a teen girl there in 2000, and attempting to molest another. Sent by Society to its Switzerland headquarters. Worked briefly in the Diocese of Scranton in 2001, applied to be a priest of the diocese; denied after Vatican alerted the diocese to the Los Gatos allegations. Sent to Southdown Institute in Canada for treatment; admitted to molesting a teen girl in 2001 in Europe. Laicization announced 8/05. Moved at some point to Hawaii. On Scranton diocese's list 8/19/18. Per a 2/21 news report, Van der Putten married, had four children, divorced and moved to Oklahoma.San Jose, CASource:
Letter by Fr Benedict Van der Putten 08.25.01; San Francisco Faith 01.31.04; Diocesan Communicator 08.08.05; San Fransico Faith 10.31.05; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of Scranton List 08.19.18; Mercury News 09.03.18; Church Militant 02.11.21
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Van der Schueren
Bernard 1954PAccusedJesuitFrom Belgium. Died7/25/09. Diocese of Marquette announced 11/15/13 that it had received a credible allegation of abuse of a minor by Fr. Ben in 1989 while he filled in at St. Michael Parish in Marquette. Allegation was reported to the Jesuits and to the county prosecutor's office. On the Jesuits Midwest Province list 12/17/18.Marquette, MISource:
ABC 10 11.15.13; SNAP Statement 11.15.13; Statement by Diocese of Marquette 11.15.13; Upper Michigan Source 11.15.13; The Mining Journal 11.19.13; Jesuits Midwest Province List 12.17.18
Jesuits Midwest Province Assignment Record 12.21.18
Van Duren
Charles1952PAccusedDiocesanWorked in MA, PA, St. Joseph Indian School in SD, and MS before arriving in the Joliet diocese in 1970. Worked in several parishes, retired in 1995, and died 8/97. Credible accusation was received after his death. Name appeared on Diocese's 6/08 list of accused priests with a credible/substantiated allegation(s) of sexual abuse of a minor.Joliet, ILSource:
Chicago Tribune 09.01.97; Diocese of Joliet list of credibly accused priests 06.18.08; History of St Mary Immaculate Parish 08.24.08; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; The Patch 03.14.13; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14
Van HalAdrian Walter1937PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 4/19. Died in 1970.Lafayette, LASource:
Diocese of Lafayette List 04.12.19
Van Handel
Robert M.1975PConvictedFranciscanFounding director of Santa Barbara Boys' Choir and principal of St. Anthony's Seminary High School. May have sexually abused 150 boys, ages 8-12. Charged 1994 with abuse of students. Sentenced 8/94 to eight years prison for abuse of one. Released in 2002. Named in several civil suits. Reportedly abused six 1970-82. Four claims settled 2006. Registered sex offender. Personnel File released 5/12; may have been laicized 7/23/97. On sex offender register 1/12. On Santa Barbara Province Franciscans' list 5/31/19. It notes report in 1992 of abuse of minors 1977-84. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019.San Francisco, CASource:
Link to additional articles prior to 12.31.11; Fox News 05.22.12; CBS Los Angeles 05.23.12; LA Times 05.23.12; Personnel file posted on BishopAccountability 05.23.12; San Antonio Express News 05.23.12; Christian Post 05.24.12; San Antonio Express News 06.01.12; The Patch 06.01.12; Daily Mail (UK) 06.02.12; KVOR 06.02.12; LA Times 01.15.13; Get Religion 01.16.13; Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19; SNAP 11.13.19
Assignments: Assignment Record; LA Times Database 04.20.06; Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19
Van Hoorn
Leo1955PSuedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/6/19. From Holland. Arrived in the U.S. in 1956. Suspended from active ministry in 1979. Died in 2006. Allegation to Review Board in 2006 of sexual abuse of a male minor in 1967. A 2019 review by the Board of Van Hoorn's file showed evidence of another credible allegation of sex abuse of a male minor. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/20 of abusing a boy in first or second grade at Sacred Heart of Jesus in Pineville, in 1962-63. The suit claims Van Hoorn "raped and sexually assaulted many young boys."Alexandria, LASource:
Diocese of Alexandria List 02.06.19; Avoyelles Today 02.10.19; Town Talk 08.22.20
Van HoutteghemPaul1948PAccusedCongregation of the Immaculate Heart of MaryNamed publicly as accused by the San Antonio archdiocese on its list 1/31/19. Worked in the archdiocese 1949-88. Accused in 1988 of sexually abusing a girl in the 1950s. Removed, sent to treatment. Died in 2001 in Belgium.San Antonio, TXSource:
Archdiocese of San Antonio List 01.31.19
Van Liefde
Chrisian1973PSuedDiocesanIn 1992 a woman reported inappropriate sexual conduct toward her by Van Liefde when she was a minor 1973-74. Placed on leave in 2002. Another allegation in 2003. Sued in 2003. Per LA archdiocese's 2004 report, there were two accusers, alleging abuse 1971-75.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Daily News 06.20.02; LA Times 08.18.02; USA Today 11.11.02; The Wander 01.08.04; LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 04.20.06
Van MerrianboerCornelius1924PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 4/19. Resigned in 1933. Died 1960.Lafayette, LASource:
Diocese of Lafayette List 04.12.19
Van NulandGerald1938PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 1/17/19. Noted to have multiple substantiated allegations of abuse against him, occurring 1963-70. Van Nuland died in 1990.Green Bay, WISource:
Diocese of Green Bay List 01.17.19; Diocese of Green Bay List: Van Nuland 01.17.19
Diocese of Green Bay List: Van Nuland 01.17.19
Van SpeybroeckArthur1902PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the Salina diocese on its list 3/29/19. Multiple allegations. Report to the diocese in 1907 of abuse the same year. Van Speybroeck left the Salina diocese sometime after 1908. On the Diocese of Wichita's list 9/20/19; worked in the diocese 1902, "Out of Diocese" 1902-43. Three Wichita assignments 1943. Retired in 1943. Died in 1948. Included in the FL A.G.'s report 11/6/20 (name spelled "Speybroek").Salina, KSSource:
Diocese of Salina List 03.29.19; Diocese of Wichita List 09.20.19; FL Attorney General's Report 11.06.20
Diocese of Wichita Assignment Record 09.20.19
Van ter Toolen
Vincent  ?PSettledCarmeliteAccused of abuse 1962-64. Left the L.A. archdiocese in 1970. Accuser came forward in 2002 to allege abuse in about 1961, when he was ages 3-5. Named in archdiocesan report. Named in a civil suit. At least one claim included in 11/06 $10M settlement with order, LA archdiocese and 7 people alleging abuse by five priests and religious. Deceased.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; Catholic Key 11.10.06
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 04.20.06
Van Trieste
Martin1945PSuedTrinitarianAccused in a 6/02 lawsuit of abusing two boys who were members of the Little Martins, a touring singing group of Hispanic boys. As of 2002, Van Trieste, 87, was in a Maryland nursing home with dementia. Three additional men joined in the suit in 9/02. Died 4/5/07.Cleveland, OHSource:
Plain Dealer 06.25.02; Plain Dealer 09.19.02
Assignments: Assignment Record
VanderfordMorris Dale1977DConvictedDiocesanDeacon. Removed from active ministry 1/21/92. Convicted in 1993 of sexually abusing two boys in 1989. Sentenced to 60 years in prison. Died in prison 7/4/98. Two civil suits filed. One settled in 1993 for $750K and the other in 1995 for $44K. Included on the diocese's list 10/2/19.Tulsa, OKSource:
Daily Oklahoman 04.23.93; Tulsa World 08.07.02; Tulsa World 02.18.04; Diocese of Tulsa List 10.02.19
VarelaRamon1949 ?PAccusedOFM FranciscanNamed publicly as accused by the Franciscans' Santa Barbara Province on its list 5/31/19. It notes allegations received in 1994 of the sexual abuse of minors 1949-79. Varela's first assignment was in 1949, in AZ. He died in 2002. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019. Added to the Stockton diocese's list 11/12/20, where he worked 1955-60.Oakland, CASource:
Santa Barbara Province Francisans List 05.31.19; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19; Diocese of Phoenix List 10.29.19
Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19; Diocese of Stockton Revised List 11.12.20
Julian B.1955PSettledDiocesanAccused by Bob Deacon in 2004 of abusing him as a boy in the 1960s. Diocesan investigation found insufficient information to determine guilt, though the board found Deacon's testimony credible, per his canon lawyer, Rev. Kenneth Lasch. Deacon appealed to the Vatican. In 2/05 the Paterson diocese settled with Deacon and other victims for $5M. Bishop Serratelli informed Lasch that "the Vatican upheld [Serratelli's] decision to exonerate Varettoni," who continued as pastor of Sacred Heart in Clifton. Retired in 2007.Paterson, NJSource:
Statement by Diocese of Paterson 2007; Daily Record (NJ) 10.20.04; Herald News 10.20.04; Newsday 02.10.05; Herald News 02.16.05; Record 02.16.05; FatherLasch com 01.09.06
VargaStephen V.1947PAccusedDiocesanPossibly from Hungary - first assignment there. Worked in Cleveland OH and McKeesport, PA in 1950. Assigned in 1956 to a Gary parish. Taught at Bishop Noll High School in Hammond. Incardinated into the Diocese of Gary 9/28/67. Named as accused on Gary diocese's list released 8/29/18. Noted to have one allegation against him. Laicized 7/28/71. Went on to marry and have children. Longtime resident of Cedar Lake, IN. Died at age 82 on 7/12/06.Gary, INSource:
Post-Tribune Obituary 07.15.06; Post-Tribune 08.29.18; Diocese of Gary List updated 09.25.18
Diocese of Gary Assignments
Lawrence F.1960PAccusedDiocesanDiocese announced in 10/08 that Varney, who retired in 2002, had been placed on leave and barred from public ministry after the Review Board found allegations that he had engaged in sexual misconduct with a minor in the late 1970s to be credible. Accuser had recently come forward. Varney was an instructor at Toledo Central Catholic High School at the time of the alleged abuse. Permanently removed from public ministry in 2009. Matter referred to Rome.Toledo, OHSource:
My Fox Toledo 10.10.08; Sandusky Register 10.11.08; Toledo Blade 10.11.08; Toledo Blade 10.12.08; WFIN 10.13.08; Diocese of Toledo Status Report 12.31.10
Diocese of Toledo Assignments
Johnn/aBAccusedSalesianIn 2/08 a woman alleged Vas molested her for nearly seven years, beginning in the 1960s when she was age seven. Vas was a Salesian brother and the band instructor at Salesian High School, where the girl's brother was a student. Vas is last known to have been living in Florida with his wife. This is reportedly the second public accusation against Vas.Oakland, CASource:
City of Angels 09.25.07; San Jose Mercury News 02.28.08; Inside Bay Area 03.03.08; California Catholic Daily 03.04.08; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; San Jose Mercury News 04.01.08; joeypiscatelli website 11.25.18
Alfred J.1973PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/13/19. Removed from ministry.Camden, NJSource:
Diocese of Camden List 02.13.19
VasaturoAnthony J.1955PAccusedDiocesanPer personnel records released in 1/04, Vasaturo allegedly admitted to sexual activity with a 16-year-old old girl beginning in 1969. Per the Archdiocese website accessed 9/30/10, Vasaturo had senior priest status and was residing at Regina Cleri Residence. The 8/11 Boston AD database shows review board found accusations unsubstantiated or he was acquitted by canonical process. Died 6/22/13.Boston, MASource:
Boston Herald 01.15.04; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Legacy Obituary 07.26.13
Assignments: Assignment Record
VasquesGeorge1983PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 1/2/20. Removed from ministry. Allegations substantiated. Died in 1989.Fargo, NDSource:
Diocese of Fargo List 01.02.20
Enrique  ?PConvictedDiocesanPriest of the Diocese of Ciudad Quesada, Costa Rico. Charged in Costa Rica with abuse of a child in 1994. Fled to Connecticut. Worked as a priest in both New York and Hartford. Convicted in absentia in 2005 by a Costa Rican court and sentenced to 12 years in prison. Arrested in 4/07 in Honduras under a warrant from Interpol.Hartford, CTSource:
Hartford Courant 10.14.02; Hartford Courant 10.15.02; Hartford Courant 10.18.02; Dallas Morning News (Major Account) 06.20.04; Dallas Morning News (Major Account) 06.21.04; Journal News 06.24.04; Associated Press 06.29.04; Associated Press 07.13.04; Associated Press 07.15.04; International Traffic in Catholic Priests Who Abuse 04.17.07; International Herald Tribune (AP) 04.19.07; SNAP Statement 03.12.14
VasquezPedro BSuedOFM FranciscanOne of several religious assigned to Santa Barbara who were named as abusers in a civil suit filed in 8/08, which alleged that the Franciscans constituted "an ongoing public nuisance as a result of their practice of shuttling pedophile priests among communities without warning members of the public that a sexual predator might be in their midst." Abuse allegedly took place in the 2000s. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes "The Province has received no allegation involving a minor."Los Angeles, CASource:
First Amended Complaint in Cunningham v Franciscans, Cause No 1265207, Santa Barbara Superior Court, CA 08.06.08; 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; Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19
Vasquez-ErazoJorge Luis BAccusedDominicanReligious Brother. Named publicly as accused by the Dominicans St. Joseph Province on its list in late 2018. Profession 1961. Departed when not approved for vows in 1967. No indication as to when or where the alleged abuse occurred. (Placing him in the NY archdiocese, which is where the province is based.)New York, NYSource:
Dominicans St Joseph Province List 12.21.18
VathAloysius H.1940PAccusedDiocesanConfirmed as an abuser of young boys over a period of 18 years, per secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor. Died prior 5/28/92.Philadelphia, PASource:
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
VatterPeter Clement1916PAccusedDiocesanDied 11/29/1950. In 4/20 the diocese announced that it had substantiated an allegation that Vatter sexually abused a child in the late 1940s, while pastor of Immaculate Conception in Moberly. The parish was renamed St. Pius X and became part of the Jefferson City diocese when it was formed in 1956.Kansas City-St. Joseph, MOSource:
Diocese of Kansas City-St Joseph 04.05.20; Kansas City Star 04.06.20
William F.2003PAccusedDiocesanFirst assignment was at Holy Infant Church in Ballwin. Removed from assignment at St. Cecilia Parish 6/11 after allegations that he engaged in "inappropriate electronic exchanges" with two teenagers (at least one was a female.) Also accused of being involved with underage drinking and other inappropriate behavior. Indicted 4/13 on federal charges of possession of child porn 2010-11. Pled guilty 8/30/13 to possession of porn and 'sexting' with minor boy. Sentenced to 3 years in prison. On the archdiocese's list 7/26/19. Noted to have been laicized.St. Louis, MOSource:
KSDK 07.01.11; St Louis Review - Statement by Archdiocese 07.01.11; St Louis Today 07.01.11; The Patch 07.01.11; KMOV 07.02.11; KSDK 04.24.13; St Louis Post Dispatch 04.24.13; International Business Times 04.25.13; KELO 04.25.13; Riverfront Times 04.25.13; SNAP Statement 04.25.13; Statement by Archdiocese of St Louis 04.25.13; ConnectMidMissouri 08.30.13; KSDK 08.30.13; KTVI 08.30.13; MO-SNAP Statement 08.30.13; St Louis Post-Dispatch 08.30.13; Archdiocese of St Louis List 07.26.19; St Louis Post-Dispatch 08.05.19
Austin Bernard1951PSuedDiocesanNamed NY auxiliary bishop in 1977. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 11/19, along with Rev. Donald Whelan, of sexually abusing a boy 1974-84, while both men were assigned to St. Patrick's in Newburgh. Vaughn died 6/25/2000.New York, NYSource:
Times Herald-Record 12.12.19
Gregory D.1972PSuedDiocesanMonsignor. Parish priest, former vicar for Catholic education, chancellor, vicar general, moderator of the curia, director of vocations. In 3/19, diocese announced it had received a credible allegation against Vaughan of child sex abuse, occurring in the late 1970s-early 1980s, while he was assigned to St. Ann's in Keansburg. Removed from ministry. In 4/19 the diocese quietly updated its list, noting that there were multiple victims. Case reported to law enforcement, and to be sent to the Vatican. Per news in 6/20, Vaughan was accused in a lawsuit of anally penetrating an altar boy, age 8, in on multiple occasions 1987 and forced the boy into oral sex.Trenton, NJSource:
Asbury Park Press 03.30.19; Asbury Park Press 03.31.19; Diocese of Trenton List updated 04.25.19; The Trentonian 06.12.20
Frederick J.1937PAccusedDiocesanThe diocese acknowledged in 2016 that it had received multiple allegations against Vaughn of sexual abuse of young girls. In 4/02 a woman said he molested her two daughters when they were about age 9, 1961-66. In 7/02 he was accused of sexually abusing two sisters, one ages 3-13 during 1961-74, the other when she was 5-10, in 1958-63. Another report 7/04 claimed abuse of a girl, age 11 or 12 in 1958; in 8/04 a report of abuse of another girl. In 5/12 another allegation, of abuse of a girl 1959-63. In 2016 a woman reported abuse at age 11, and that she witnessed Vaughn's abuse of other girls. Name included on the diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18. Vaughn retired in 1986 and died 12/29/92.Harrisburg, PASource:
York Daily Record 08.09.16; Lancaster Online 08.11.16; 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
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Roger1977PSuedO.S.C. CrosierDismissed from Order 9/27/01. As part of 2/09 settlement, Order admitted that it had received credible allegations of child sex abuse committed by him. Note that none of the plaintiffs in the 2/09 settlement was an alleged victim of Vaughn. As of 3/10 he was at an Orthodox-Catholic Church of America Parish in New York. Name on list of priests released by Archdiocese 12/5/13 but AD denied any claims of abuse of minor within Archdiocese. Name on St Cloud list of 1/3/14 and Crosier list of 3/8/14. Named in suit filed in 7/15.St. Cloud, MNSource:
Star Tribune 05.04.06; Forest Lake Times 02.05.09; Pioneer Press 02.05.09; Shoreview Press 02.06.09; Saint John of Kronstadt 03.29.10; 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; Crosier Statement 01.03.14; 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; Crosier Province Updated List of Religious Involved in Sexual Abuse of Minors 03.08.14; St Cloud Times 03.08.14; Duluth News Tribune 03.09.14; Legal Examiner 03.09.14; Jeff Anderson & Associates 11.05.14; Crosier Statement 07.28.15; Crosier Statement 05.04.16; St Cloud Times 05.29.16; WJON 05.29.16
Assignments: Assignment Record; Assignment Record Released by Crosier Order 03.08.14
Hayden1994PAccusedDiocesanPrivileges removed in 3/13 after allegations of sexual misconduct involving a minor more than 15 years prior, when he was pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes in Greenwood. In 1/11, with permission of the bishop, he began working for Catholic Near East Welfare Association, a papal agency based in NY City. Apparently in Rome when allegations were made public. As of 4/23/13 accuser waived further criminal investigation, saying church punishment was enough. Diocese was continuing investigation. Laicized in 5/16. In 2017 Vaverek created a nonprofit for supporting priests "at a vocational crossroads" called Pax Bonum.Charleston, SCSource:
Catholic Miscellany 08.18.11; Fox Carolina 03.10.13; Greenville Online 03.10.13; GWD Today 03.10.13; Independent Mail 03.10.13; Simpsonville Patch 03.10.13; WMBF 03.10.13; WSPA 03.10.13; WYFF 03.10.13; Myrtle Beach Online 03.11.13; West Ashley Patch 03.11.13; Index-Journal 04.23.13; The Item (AP) 04.23.13; WYFF 04.23.13; Fox Carolina 04.24.13; Greenville News 02.28.19; Diocese of Charleston List 04.19.19
Clarence J.1965PAccusedDiocesanPer admission by Archbishop Nienstedt of St. Paul-Minneapolis on 11/11/13, Vavra admitted in 1995 that he sexually abused young boys and a teen in 1975 while assigned to Rosebud Indian Reservation in SD. Also admitted sex with adult men. Received in-patient and out-patient treatment 1996-97; allowed to return to ministry in 1998 until his removal in 2003. He received an extra stipend every month until 2012. No publicity at all until 11/13. Last known to be living in New Prague, MN.Rapid City, SDSource:
Minnesota Public Radio 11.11.13; Minnesota Public Radio (with documents) 11.11.13; Open Letter from Archbishop Nienstedt 11.11.13; Pioneer Press 11.11.13; SD SNAP Statement 11.11.13; SNAP Statement 11.11.13; Star Tribune 11.11.13; ValleyNewsLive 11.11.13; Faribault County Register 11.12.13; KARE 11.12.13; Minnesota Public Radio 11.12.13; SNAP Statement 11.12.13; MinnPost 11.15.13; SNAP Statement 11.18.13; Star Tribune 12.02.13; My Fox 9 12.04.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Hastings Star Gazette 12.05.13; Shakopee Valley News 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Le Center Leader 12.06.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Waseca County News 12.06.13; Post Review 12.11.13; Union-Bulletin 01.25.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14; Jeff Anderson & Associates 11.05.14
Assignments: Assignment Record
VazhappilyPaul1961PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Permanently removed from ministry 4/3/06.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
VazquezJose (Y)1989PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly on the Youngstown diocese's list updated 11/9/18. Noted to have worked St. Aloysius in East Liverpool, St. Joseph's in Canton and St. Charles in Boardman.Youngstown, OHSource:
Diocese of Youngstown List 10.30.18; Diocese of Youngstown List updated 11.09.18
Urbano2014PConvictedCapuchin FranciscanAccused of molesting a 13-year-old girl at Sacred Heart Shrine in Columbia Heights in 5/15. The girl's mother reportedly informed Rev. Mosis Villalta, OFM.Cap. in 2015; police were not notified until 10/26/18, after Villalta told a visiting priest about the situation. Arrested 11/7/18, charged with second-degree child abuse. Also accused of kissing a 16-year-old girl in 2015, and of rubbing a 15-year-old girl's leg during confession the same year. Archdiocese suspended Vazquez after notified by Order of allegations 10/26/18. Removed as pastor. Parish's child protection coordinator placed on leave. Arrested on new allegations 12/11/18, of abuse of a girl starting when she was age 9. On Baltimore archdiocese's list 12/14/18. Indicted in 5/19 on 7 counts of sex abuse of 2 children and a woman. Convicted in 8/19. Motion for a new trial in 9/19; denied. Sentenced in 11/19 to 15 years in prison.Washington, DCSource:
NBC News 4 TV 11.07.18; Washington Post 11.07.18; Washington post 11.09.18; WTOP 11.10.18; Associated Press 12.12.18; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 12.14.18; Washington Post 12.14.18; WTOP TV 03.22.19; WTOP 05.03.19; WTOP 05.20.19; WTOP TV 08.05.19; Washington Post 08.07.19; Associated Press 08.12.19; NBC Washington 08.15.19; Washington Post 08.15.19; WUSA TV 08.15.19; WTOP 08.16.19; Patch 08.17.19; WTOP 09.04.19; WTOP 10.20.19; WTOP 11.20.19; FOX 5 DC 11.21.19
VeceraJames DAccusedDiocesanDeacon. Died 1987. Name included on diocese's list released 8/1/18. Accused after his death of the sexual abuse of a child.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
VedderBernard  ?PAccusedOblates of Mary ImmaculateNamed publicly as accused by the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese on its list updated 4/1/19. It notes alleged abuse occurring in the 1960s reported in 1995. Per the list, Vedder died in 1993.Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MOSource:
Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau List 04.01.19
Rogelio DArrestedDiocesenOrdained for the diaconate in 2011. First assigned to Most Holy Trinity-St. Mary in Williamsburg, then to St. Sebastian's in Woodside in 12/15. Arrested in 1/20/21 after arranging to meet an undercover detective for sex, whom he thought was a 14-year-old boy. Vega met the "boy" on Grindr, described as a gay hook-up site. Suspended from ministry.Brooklyn, NYSource:
New York Post 01.22.21; The Tablet 01.25.21
Vincent J.1971PSettledDiocesanPlaced on leave 4/02 after a woman alleged he had abused her as a minor. He admitted sexual misconduct with the then 17-year-old girl in the late 1970s. Claim(s) against Veich settled by diocese as part of massive $21M settlement in 10/03 involving 40 plaintiffs and 16 priests.Bridgeport, CTSource:
Hartford Courant 04.22.02; Connecticut Post 11.13.02; Greenwich Times 06.08.03; Connecticut Post 10.16.03; Associated Press 10.17.03; Connecticut Post 12.01.09; Diocese of Bridgeport List Updated 03.22.19; Diocese of Bridgeport Settlements List 03.22.19
Assignment Records Compiled by Law Firm; Holzberg Report 10.01.19
VeiletteRoland W.1951PAccusedDiocesanVeilette (or Veillette) died in 1983. Named in a 5/02 lawsuit by a man who alleged Vielette abused him in 1973. Personnel file contains a 2/02 memo in which the plaintiff said he was assaulted by Veilette and another priest in 1973, shortly after his father passed away. Both priests were said to have befriended him and would take him camping and give him gifts. A second man filed suit in 6/02 alleging that he was assaulted by Veilette from 1956 to 1958, and that the incidents occurred in the priest's car.Manchester, NHSource:
Associated Press 05.15.02; Union Leader 05.16.02; Union Leader 06.20.02; Documents from NH AG Report 03.03.03; NH AG Report 03.03.03; NH AG Audit Documents 03.26.09; Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
VeilleuxRosaire1958PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 4/19. Resigned in 1973. Died 1986.Lafayette, LASource:
Diocese of Lafayette List 04.12.19
Velan (Christudas)Marukudiyil (Chris)  ?PAcquittedOSB--BenedictineAlso known as Rev. V.J.Christudas. From India. Visiting priest at Church of the Visitation in Brick from 2001. Arrested 7/14/12 and charged with criminal sexual contact of both an adult woman,her 5-year-old daughter, and her 13-year-old son. The woman complained to police on 7/13/12 after the priest paid a visit to her home. Detectives found probable cause to file charges. Privileges removed by diocese. The woman filed civil suit 7/3/14 on behalf of herself and her two children. Acquitted at criminal trial in 10/14 of child molestation, found guilty of groping the woman. Sentenced to two years probation.Trenton, NJSource:
NBC New York 07.16.12; The Patch 07.16.12; CBS Philly 07.17.12; Daily Record 07.17.12; New Jersey 101 07.17.12; The Patch 07.18.12; Asbury Park Press 07.19.12; The Patch 07.19.12; Asbury Park Press 07.04.14; Asbury Park Press 01.30.15; App com 05.10.15; NJ Patch 10.16.24
VelezJohn1988PSettledMaristLeft El Paso TX diocese in 1990 under a cloud. In 1991 Monterey Diocese learned of the abuse of a youth by Velez and another priest, and met with the victim and his family. Diocese expelled Velez and notified his Order. Order recalled Velez to Mexico, sending an escort to ensure his return. Diocese says civil authorities were notified in 1991. Sued 2003 by this plaintiff. Accused of abuse in Monterey and Tucson. Monterey case settled 5/09 for $1.2M just before trial. On Monterey diocese's list 1/2/19. It notes he is deceased.Monterey, CASource:
Monterey County Herald 06.06.03; Monterey County Herald 01.28.04; Bishop Ryan's February Pastoral Letter 02.04.04; RichardSipe site 04.17.07; OC Weekly 12.07.07; Monterey Herald 05.17.09; KSBW 05.26.09; KSBW 05.29.09; Salinas Californian 05.29.09; Monterey Herald 05.30.09; Yuma Sun 06.01.09; Arizona Daily Star 06.03.09; Monterey Herald 07.19.09; Monterey Herald 07.19.09; Diocese of Monterey List 01.02.19; KSBW TV 01.02.19
Assignments: Assignment Record
Jorge Antonio  ?PAccusedCapuchinTertiary Capuchin. Colombian. Worked in Colombia and U.S. Suspended from ministry in Diocese of Alexandria in 2/16 pending investigation of allegations of sexual misconduct with a female minor during 8-year period while assigned to Baltimore archdiocese. Left Baltimore in 2010. Admitted the allegations. The two had a child together, later married. On Alexandria diocese's list 2/6/19 (name spelled "Valez-Lopez.") Case sent to Vatican. On Baltimore's list updated 7/23/19.Baltimore, MDSource:
KALB 02.11.16; SNAP 02.11.16; Town Talk 02.11.16; Archdiocese of Baltimore 02.12.16; The Catholic Review 02.12.16; CBS Baltimore 02.25.16; ABC 2 02.26.16; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 12.14.18; Diocese of Alexandria List 02.06.19; Avoyelles Today 02.10.19; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 07.23.19
Jacob  ?PChargedPriest of the Archeparchy of Kottayam, India, of the Syro-Malabar Church. Per USCCB Advisory, Vellian was working in Kalamazoo on temporary basis in 1973-74. Diocese said in Fall 2010 it had recently received an allegation of sexual abuse of a female minor by Vellian. Review Board concluded the charges had merit. His accuser said she told the diocese in 2002, and that a priest walked in on them during an assault in 1973. Vellian had been in active ministry in various dioceses in the US in the recent past. In 9/11 he was said to be living in Kerala India's Kottayam district, in a Kaduthuruthi seminary. Investigated by the MI A.G. Charged in 5/19 with rape of a 15-year-old girl in the early 1970s. A.G. to seek extradition from India.Kalamazoo, MISource:
Catholic Diocese of Youngstown Communique 01.01.11; Catholic Diocese of Youngstown Communique 01.01.11; Times of India 09.11.11; Times of India 09.11.11; CNN 05.24.19; CNN 05.24.19; Detroit Free Press 05.24.19; Detroit Free Press 05.24.19; Office of the MI Attorney General 05.24.19; Office of the MI Attorney General 05.24.19; Herald Paladium 05.31.19; WILX News 10 06.28.19; Detroit News 07.08.19; WOOD TV 07.08.19; Detroit News 11.13.19; Detroit News 11.13.19; FOX 17 11.20.19; FOX 17 11.20.19; WOOD TV 02.14.20; WOOD TV 02.19.20; Mining Journal 10.22.20
VenetoJoseph P.1946PSettledDiocesanSupervised accused priest Denis Conte while at St. Anthony's in Revere. Included on a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian said he had settled at least one claim with the Boston Archdiocese regarding allegations against this individual. Retired in 1988. Diedin 1/98 before completion of investigation. See Boston AD database released 8/11.Boston, MASource:
Patriot Ledger 01.27.98; Boston Herald 12.10.02; BishopAccountability List of Boston Priests Not Previously Identified 01.19.11; Boston Channel 01.19.11; Metrowest Daily News 01.19.11; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Salem News 08.26.11; Wicked Local Somerville 08.30.11
Assignments: Assignment Record
Samuel J.1978PAccusedDiocesanRetired, in residence at St. Stephen's on Grand Island when placed on leave in 4/18 due to allegations of past child sex abuse, dating to 1980 at Our Lady of Pompei in Depew. Reportedly accused twice. Other assignments included parishes in Buffalo, Batavia, South Buffalo, Niagara Falls, a Pendleton nursing home and Boy Scouts chaplain and scoutmaster. Per the diocese in 6/18, the allegations against Venne were substantiated. To remain on leave pending determination by Vatican. Venne denied the allegations. Removed from diocesan payroll 5/1/20 in bankruptcy agreement. In 11/20 the Vatican suspended Venne for 7 years. Venne appealed the Vatican's decision.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 04.23.18; Diocese of Buffalo 04.23.18; WGRZ 04.23.18; WKBW 04.23.18; Daily News 05.01.18; Buffalo News 06.28.18; Diocese of Buffalo 06.28.18; Spectrum News 06.28.18; WBFO 06.29.18; WIVB 07.17.18; WIVB 12.08.18; Buffalo News 04.28.20; WKBW 04.29.20; Buffalo News 05.14.20; Penal Precept 11.10.20; Venne Notice of Appeal to Bishop 11.19.20; WIVB 05.18.21
Lawrence M. 1976PChargedDiocesanRemoved from public ministry in 2016 due to allegations he sexually assaulted an 11-year-old boy in 1989-90, while a parish pastor. In 5/19 Michigan A.G. Dana Nessel announced that Ventline would be charged, along with four other priests, with criminal sexual conduct. She also said she was suspending Ventline's counseling license, which prompted him to say he would sue. The license was revoked in 9/19. Ventline denied the allegations, saying he was a victim. On the archdiocese's list 6/10/19, which noted that Ventline was restricted from public ministry. Charged in 9/19 with indecent exposure after allegedly exposing himself at a bakery in Bad Axe earlier in the summer.Detroit, MISource:
Huron Daily Tribune 05.28.19; Saginaw News 05.30.19; Huron Daily Tribune 05.31.19; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19; Macomb Daily 07.30.19; WKBW TV 09.05.19; Macomb Daily 09.08.19; WJRT TV 09.30.19
Armand1957PAcquittedDiocesanAssigned to our Lady of Good Help Parish 1980-1985. Indicted 8/85 for sexually molesting two altar boys and one mentally handicapped youth 1981-1984. In 1986 the judge dismissed the charges concerning the two altar boys; the following day the judge found Ventre not guilty of abuse of the third boy in a non-jury trial. Returned to active assignment as chaplain at VA Hospital, and then another hospital. Retired 1/99. Died 12/27/99. On the diocese's list 7/1/19. It notes only that he was removed from ministry 7/5/85.Providence, RISource:
United Press International 07.06.85; United Press International 07.31.85; Galveston Daily News 08.21.85; United Press International 01.16.86; United Press International 01.25.86; Associated Press 02.12.86; United Press International 08.13.86; United Press International 08.15.86; Providence Journal Bulletin 12.29.99; Diocese of Providence List 07.01.19
Diocese of Providence Assignment Record
John J. (Jack)1968PAccusedDiocesanOrdained for Diocese of Paterson NJ. Incardinated 1974 into Birmingham diocese. Removed in 1985 after allegations. On Birmingham diocese's list 12/14/18.Birmingham, ALSource:
Diocese of Birmingham List 12.14.18; WHNT 12.14.18
VerdieckArthur O.1950PAccusedJesuitNamed publicly as accused by the Jesuits Central and Southern Province on its list 12/7/18. Died in 1980. Allegation received after his death of abuse in the 1950s. Unclear as to where. Worked or resided in Prairie du Chien, WI; Milwaukee, WI; Centennial, CO; Denver, CO; Salt Lake City, UT.Milwaukee, WISource:
Jesuits Central and Southern List 12.07.18
Jesuits Central and Southern List 12.07.18
Donald R.1945PSuedSalvatorianAccused in a 2/11 lawsuit of sexually abusing a girl in the late 1970s or early 1980s while assigned to St. Mark's in Phoenix. His accuser also claimed she was abused by Rev. James Bretl. Verhagen died 9/20/2001.Phoenix, AZSource:
ABC 15 02.11.20; Associated Press 02.13.20; St Mary's High School Obituary accessed 02.18.20
David H.1954PAccusedCongregation of Holy CrossNamed publicly as accused by his order on its list 6/12/19. It notes an allegation in 2007 of abuse in IL in the 1970, and that he was permanently removed from ministry in 2001. Died 9/11/12.Chicago, ILSource:
Congregation of Holy Cross Obituary 09.12.12; Congregation of Holy Cross List 06.12.19
Congregation of Holy Cross Obituary 09.12.12
VerhartJohn BSuedSalesianAccused of abuse of a minor 1957-58, per archdiocesan report. Named in at least one civil suit.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; InjuryBoard 01.28.08; City of Angels 03.19.08
LA Times Database 04.20.06
VeriAlberta NSuedSisters of Saint JosephAccused in a 1997 lawsuit of sexually abusing a high school senior in 1972. Veri denies the charge. Complainant states that when she first came forward in 1994, the order and diocese asked her to keep silent. They deny this. Suit was dismissed on SOL grounds. Order offered to settle in exchange for a confidentiality agreement; complainant refused. Order paid for therapy. Veri was called Sister Bernadine; she took a leave of absence in 1980 and left the order some time thereafter.Pittsburgh, PASource:
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 10.18.97; WTAE 04.26.02
Francis BSuedBrothers of Christian SchoolsA man filed suit in 5/03 alleging abuse by Verngren 1966-70, when Verngren was principal and head dorm resident at a Catholic school in Berkeley. The man said he told another staff member in 1969, that Verngren was temporarily removed, returning later to his position. Suit settled 9/03. Vergren died 12/12/03. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. Worked there at Mont LaSalle 1969-84 and at Justin Siena in 1984. Math tutor at St. Apollinaris 1990-2002. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019.Oakland, CASource:
Napa Valley Register 05.13.03; Napa Valley Register 12.04.03; Napa Valley Register 01.06.04; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; San Jose Mercury News 04.01.08; Diocese of Santa Rosa List 01.12.19; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19
VeronicaSister NSuedSisters of St. FrancisNamed in a lawsuit filed in 1/20 under the NY Child Victims Act by an 87-year-old man who claims Sisters Veronica and Mary, as well as Rev. Edmund O'Connor, sexually abused him in the early 1940s at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish and school in Silver Creek, when he was in third through eighth grades. The Sister of the Third Order of St. Francis ran the school.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 01.24.20
Rocco1970PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 7/17/12.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Gino BAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as credibly accused by the Glenmary order on its list 10/11/19. Joined Glenmary in 1960, left in 1975. Worked in GA, NC, OH. Deceased. No indication where or when alleged abuse occurred. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19. It notes an allegation that Vertassich abused a minor in Connecticut in 1969, without further specifics. (Placing him in the Cincinnati archdiocese, where the Glenmary Home Missioners are based.)Cincinnati, OHSource:
Glenmary Home Missioners List 10.11.19; WBTV 10.11.19; Diocese of Charlotte List 12.29.19; Archdiocese of Atlanta List 11.05.20
Diocese of Charlotte Assignment Record 12.29.19; Archdiocese of Atlanta List 11.05.20
Gerald John1968PConvictedDiocesanForced from the priesthood in 1975 after molesting children. Conviction in 1979 with suspended sentence and two years probation. Law license suspended in 1980 and revoked in 1982. Charged again in 1981 with three counts of sexual assault. Served 2 1/2 years of a 5- to 15-year sentence. Released from prison. Moved to OK in 1996; offended and was arrested. Fled to Canada. Abused two boys and was arrested. Sentenced to three years prison in 1996. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's of credibly accused 6/10/19.Detroit, MISource:
Michigan Bar Association 02.21.80; Michigan Bar Association 04.07.82; Windsor Star 10.30.96; Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report 10.31.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report 09.30.09; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
VesselsHenry G.1950PSuedDiocesanLawsuit filed in 10/02 named Vessels as an abuser. Suit said Vessels abused a 12-year-old boy in Mount Washington 1969-70. Vessels would allegedly take the boy to pornographic movies and on one occasion forcibly sexually molested him. Vessels spent several years as a teacher and administrator at parish schools. Died in 1980 at age 55.Louisville, KYSource:
Courier-Journal 10.24.02; Archdiocese of Louisville List 02.08.19
Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
Henry Xavier1938PSuedPassionistAccused in 1993 of abuse in the early 1960s. Several other accusations later received of abuse in the 1960s and early 1970s. May have worked in Mexico after leaving the L.A. archdiocese. Deceased. Per 2004 archdiocesan report, there were 7 accusers, of abuse occurring 1953-73. Named in at least one suit in 2003. Added to the KC-St Joseph list; one substantiated allegation of abuse in the diocese noted.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; RichardSipe com 04.17.07; CityofAngels 07.05.07; Diocese of KC-St Joseph List 04.30.21
LA Times Database 04.20.06
VevikPaul1977PAccusedDiocesanReportedly in 5/07, Vevik, an active priest of the Spokane Diocese, was named in bankruptcy claims as having "assaulted a person in a restroom of Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral in 1978." Vevik denied the claims and was fighting the accusations. Pastor of Mary Queen Parish in Spokane per diocesan website accessed 2/4/21.Spokane, WASource:
Spokesman Review 05.04.07; Spokesman Review 05.05.07
Inland Register 04.11.02
James A.1954PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave 7/02 for allegations of misconduct with minors. A former altar boy filed suit on 7/20/02. Another adult male came forward to allege abuse as an altar boy. One of the men said he was abused in mid-1950s; the other alleged abuse in the 1970s.As of 9/11/02, Child Protection Services found no evidence to support abuse allegations but Diocese continued its investigation. Retired 2005, still without privileges.On Leave of Absence until his death 7/18/18.Cleveland, OHSource:
Akron Beacon Journal 07.05.02; Plain Dealer 07.05.02; Plain Dealer 08.01.02; Plain Dealer 09.03.02; Plain Dealer 09.11.02; Diocese of Cleveland Obit 07.27.18
Assignments: Assignment Record; Diocese of Cleveland Assignment Record
Walter A.1949PAccusedDiocesanAccused in a lawsuit filed in 11/18 of the sex abuse of an altar boy, age 10 in 1979-80, at Blessed Sacrament in Waterbury. Vichas' assignments included St. Joseph's in Waterbury 1952-64, St. Casimir's in New Haven 1964-65, St. Patrick's in Enfield 1965-71, and Blessed Sacrament 1971-2001. Vichas retired in 2001 and died in 2008.Hartford, CTSource:
Republican American 11.07.18; WFSB 11.07.18; WTNH 11.09.18
VidnanskyMary Jane NSuedFranciscan Sisters of St. JosephAccused in a 2004 lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy 1974-76, starting when the boy was a 14-year-old student at Mater Dolorosa School in Holyoke. Abuse is alleged to have included intercourse. Plaintiff said Vidnansky told him she was pregnant by him and that she had had an abortion. Vidnansky left the order in the mid-1970s.Springfield, MASource:
Associated Press 12.30.04; Springfield Republican 12.30.04; IObserve 01.07.05
VieagesHarold F.1964PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 2005 of fondling and raping a youth at St. Theresa's Elementary School in Carson City in about 1969. Placed on leave in 1991. Died 1/04. Plaintiff's claims Reno diocese's list 4/5/19. On Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/19.Reno, NVSource:
Reno Gazette-Journal 01.27.04; Reno Gazette-Journal 10.09.05; Reno Gazette-Journal 08.19.07; Reno Gazette-Journal 10.22.10; Diocese of Reno List 04.05.19; Las Vegas Diocese List 04.12.19
Carmen D.1972PSuedDiocesanCredible allegation of abuse. Name first released on list of abusive priests released by Bishop Saltarelli 11/16/06. Died in 1989. Civil suit filed in 10/08 alleged abuse of a 14-year-old boy, beginning in the 1980s. Personnel records released 2/16/12 as part of bankruptcy processWilmington, DESource:
The Dialog 11.16.06; News Journal 11.17.06; WDEL 10.30.08; News Journal 10.31.08; 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 11.16.06; BA.Org Parish Assignments of Accused Delaware Priests
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Clovis2012PConvictedDiocesenPeru native. Arrived in U.S. 2007, ordained in 2012. Assigned to Our Lady of Mercy in Chicago, then associate pastor of Mission San Juan Diego Catholic Church in Arlington Heights. Charged 2/24/15 with felony possession and reproduction of child pornography. Removed from ministry pending outcome. Pled guilty. Sentenced 4/17 to 4 years prison and ordered to register as a sex offender. Given 460 days credit for time served on electric monitoring.Chicago, ILSource:
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago 02.25.15; WGEM 02.25.15; NBC Chicago 09.21.16; Chicago Tribune 04.27.17; Daily Herald 04.29.17
Villa GomezGillmero Nemoria1957PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of a mninor 1964-65, per 2004 archdiocesan report. Name is also spelled "Gillmero Nemorio Villagomez" at times in the Official Catholic Directories. Retired. Named in a civil suit.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 04.20.06
VillalobosFerdinand (Fernando)  ?PSuedOFM FranciscanA 2/03 civil RICO suit alleged that Villalobos abused a boy, ages 12-15, in 1980-83, while at at St. Mary's in Stockton, and that then-Bishop Mahony and other diocese officials covered it up. Another suit filed 11/03 alleged abuse at the same parish. Shortly before died 12/31/85, Villalobos also allegedly attempted to abuse the plaintiff's brother. [Note: this may be two suits by same plaintiff.] Name included on list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton diocese's 5/9/14 filing in bankruptcy court. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19, noting allegations received 2004, 2014 and 2018 of abuse 1979-83. Suit filed in 12/19 claiming abuse of a boy, age 16, in 1979.Stockton, CASource:
Associated Press 02.07.03; SF Chronicle 02.09.03; Record 11.06.03; Record 11.15.03; Deposition of Cardional Roger Mahony 11.23.04; SNAP Statement with link to Stockton Diocese Notice of Deadline for Filing Claims in Bankruptcy Court 07.16.14; Mercury News 07.18.14; Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19
Diocese of Stockton List 02.23.17; Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19; Diocese of Stockton Revised List 11.12.20
VilloriaLuis  ?PAccusedC.M.F. Claretian MissionariesName quietly added, along with 23 others, to the Los Angeles archdiocese's Final Addendum posted on its website 1/31/13.Los Angeles, CASource:
Archdiocese of Los Angeles Final Addendum 01.31.13; Digital Journal 02.14.13
David P.1964PReinstatedDiocesanIn 2004 a man alleged abuse in the 1980s by Vincent. The alleged victim refused to cooperate with the Archdiocese, so no action. Placed on leave in 3/05 after accused of abusing an Elder High School student in 1970. Denied all allegations. Returned to ministry 10/12/05 after archdiocese investigation.Cincinnati, OHSource:
Cincinnati Enquirer 03.10.05; Dayton Daily News 03.10.05; Catholic Telegraph 03.16.05; Beacon Journal 03.19.05; Cincinnati Archdiocese Press Release 10.12.05; Cincinnati Enquirer 10.13.05; Dayton Daily News 10.13.05
VincentHerman1933PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the Beaumont diocese on its list 1/13/19. Died 12/18/82.Beaumont, TXSource:
Diocese of Beaumont List 01.31.19
VincentJohn1958PSuedCrosier Fathers and BrothersAccused in a lawsuit filed in 1/20 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a boy, age 15 or 16, in the late 1960s. The boy was an Archbishop Stepinac High School student, where Vincent was assigned 1966-72. Per the lawsuit, Vincent "sat on [the boy's] lap, touched him and made 'sexual contact' in front of other students." The Crosier Review Committee determined that it did "not believe this accusation fits the definition of sexual abuse of a minor as stated by the Conference of Major Superiors of Men."New York, NYSource:
Westchester Journal News 01.30.20; Crosiers 02.25.20
Crosiers 02.25.20
Barry1975PSuedDiocesanA man filed suit in 2003 alleging that he was abused as a boy by Vinyard 1978-79 at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Calexico. Vinyard denied the allegations. Vinyard was referred to as the first actively serving priest in the diocese to be named in a lawsuit. Bishop accepted Vinyard's request for retirement status effective 1/1/04. San Diego personnel file released 10/25/10.San Diego, CASource:
San Diego Union Tribune 12.24.03; San Diego Union Tribune 10.24.10; Documents Released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10
David E.1957PAccusedDiocesanName included on Gallup diocese's list of credibly accused clerics in 1/15. Gallup diocese filed for bankruptcy in 2013 after lawsuit claiming 57 victims. Viramontes assigned to Aragon NM, Flagstaff, Winslow and Holbrook AZ. Died in 1997. On Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18. It notes a report received in 2012 of an alleged incident in 1997.Gallup, NMSource:
Diocese of Gallup List downloaded 02.28.15; Arizona Journal 11.21.15; Diocese of Las Cruces List 11.08.18; KVIA 11.08.18
Diocese of Gallup List downloaded 02.28.15
Virginia MarieSister NSuedFranciscan SistersSisters of St. Francis of the Mission of the Immaculate Virgin. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of sexually abusing a girl at the The Mission of the Immaculate Virgin at Mount Loretto orphanage. The girl was a resident of the orphanage 1953-67. She also alleged sexual abuse by Sisters Helen, Sister Juanita and Father Horry. Sister Juanita Marie is also accused of severely beating the plaintiff's sister, once so severely that the girl had convulsions and needed transport by ambulance.New York, NYSource:
SI Live 08.15.19
William D.1975PSettledDiocesanAccused in 2006 of abuse in the Joliet diocese in 1980-81. Not included on Joliet diocese's list of confirmed abusers released 4/09/06. Civil suit filed 5/06. Worked in Joliet, Rockford and Peoria dioceses. Joliet settled suit as of 9/07. Left Joliet and incardinated into Peoria in 1988. Peoria diocese removed his privileges in 2006. Canonical process pending 4/14. Joliet diocese agreed to release of personnel files 3/13 as part of settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files released 4/30/14. On Rockford diocese's list 11/14/18. Noted to have been removed from ministry by Peoria and Rockford in 2/06. Per Joliet list updated 12/18, "on leave," canonical process still pending. On the Peoria diocese's list as of 2/20.Joliet, ILSource:
Pantagraph 02.24.06; The Herald News 04.11.06; CBS2 Chicago 05.24.06; Chicago Tribune 05.25.06; Herald News 05.25.06; Daily Herald 09.25.07; Daily Southtown (AP) 09.26.07; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; Chicago Tribune 04.07.13; Anderson Advocates Timeline 04.30.14; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Joliet Patch 04.30.14; SNAP Statement 04.30.14; Virtue Personnel Files from David Rudofski Archives 04.30.14; WLS 04.30.14; Daily Journal 05.01.14; Diocese of Rockford List 11.14.18; Diocese of Joliet List Updated 12.06.18; News Tribune 01.15.19; Diocese of Peoria List 01.28.20
Partial Assignment Record; Diocese of Peoria Assignment Record
William S.1941PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of a minor 1947-53, per archdiocesan report addendum. Named in a civil suit. Died in 1964.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05
LA Times Database 04.20.06
VitsasJohn P.1946PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese on its list in 3/21. Abuse allegedly occurred at St. Ignatius Loyola in Hicksville, where Vitsas was assigned 3/59-2/73. Died 1/9/98.Rockville Centre, NYSource:
Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.21
Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.21
VivianoNino1964PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as credibly accused by the diocese on its list in 6/19. Allegedly sexually abused a female minor in the early 1960s. Retired in 1998. Reportedly living in a nursing home in 6/19, age 91 and with advanced dementia.Alexandria, LASource:
Diocese of Alexandria list updated 06.21.19; KALB TV 06.21.19
Robert E.1968PSuedJesuitNamed publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuits Northeast Province on its list 1/15/19. It notes reports in 1980 and the 2000s of abuse of minors 1960-80. Worked at McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester 1962-65 and 1968-69, and at Regis High School in New York 1969-80. Voelkle left the Jesuits in 1985 and died in 2016. Named in a lawsuit filed in 7/20.Rochester, NYSource:
Democrat and Chronicle 01.15.19; Jesuits Northeast Province List 01.15.19; Democrat and Chronicle 01.31.19; Democrat and Chronicle 07.21.20
Jesuits Northeast Province List 01.15.19
Joseph J.1933PSettledDiocesanArmy Chaplain 1942-45. Pastor of St.Mary's in Strykersville and Annunciation in Elma. Established Queen of Heaven parish in West Seneca in 1955. Monsignor. In 2018 a woman alleged that when she was age 12 in 1970 Vogel sexually abused her in the rectory of Queen of Heaven. She said she told a nun, who was the school principal and that her parents told the assistant pastor. She said nothing was done. Vogel died in 1/19/88. Not on the diocese's 3/20/18 list, which only included deceased clergy if they were the subject of more than one accusation. His accuser was offered a $75K settlement through its compensation program.Buffalo, NYSource:
WKBW 07.12.18; WKBW 07.31.18; Findagrave accessed 08.01.18; Buffalo News 02.19.19
VoglerJean F.1970PConvictedDiocesanCaught in a sting ordering child pornography for delivery to the Holy Rosary rectory, where he was pastor. Inspectors found 92 videos in a trunk in the rectory, many of them 'extremely graphic and explicit child porn.' Resigned 12/8/95; convicted and sent to prison for a year. As of 2008, Vogler was lead priest at Holy Trinity parish, director of diocese's deacon program, and member of the priests' council. Retired 9/2/11 per diocese website accessed 2/26/12. Allowed active ministry until removed 2/19/19, just before the diocese released its list of credibly accused clerics.On the diocese's list 2/22/19.Evansville, INSource:
South Bend Tribune 03.13.96; National Catholic Reporter 05.03.96; South Bend Tribune 06.28.96; Evansville Courier & Press 10.13.99; ABC 04.03.02; Indianapolis Star 04.04.02; NY Times 04.15.02; Beliefnet 06.01.02; Associated Press 06.10.02; Evansville Courier & Press 06.15.02; Associated Press 06.20.02; Courier & Press 02.22.19; Diocese of Evansville List 02.22.19; Evansville Courier & Press 03.02.19
Diocese of Evansville Website 02.26.12; Diocese of Evansville List 02.22.19
VoglioJohn1987PAccusedSalesianAccused in 3/02 during AG investigation of repeated sexual abuse of a 12-year-old boy in 1982 at Camp Don Bosco in NH. Voglio was a counselor at the camp. Abuse included oral sex. Later in 1982, Voglio wrote to the alleged victim from OH, saying that he was going on to become a priest. A John Voglio was ordained a Salesian priest in 1987 and worked in a Salesian HS and a parish in NY archdiocese. Investigative memo does not confirm that brother and priest are the same person. John Voglio is included on the NY archdiocese's list 4/26/19. The Salesian and NY priest appear to be the same. The list notes Voglio was removed from ministry and laicized. Included in 3/20 on Salesians list.Manchester, NHSource:
Documents from NY Atty General Report 03.03.03; Manchester Report by NH Atty General 03.03.03; Union Leader 03.04.03; Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19; Salesians List 03.31.20
Salesians List 03.31.20
Emmerich1978PSuedDominicanWestern Province Domincan. Former provincial. Prior of St. Albert's Priory, Chapel and Seminary in Oakland CA; Director Shrine of St. Jude in San Francisco.Taught high school in OR and in Los Angeles CA. Former pastor and prior of Holy Rosary parish in Portland OR. Accused in a 2/16 lawsuit of the sexual abuse of a 10-year-old boy altar boy in 1987. Plaintiff said he told other priests who told him he must obey Vogt. Vogt denied the abuse. The plaintiff dropped the suit in 5/17 after his brothers testified that they were altar boys with him, and that there was no abuse.Portland, ORSource:
KATU 02.26.16; KATU 03.19.16; 12 Step Review accessed 04.25.16; KRON 04.26.16; Catholic Sentinel 05.03.17
Assignments: Assignment Record
Francis H.1938PSuedDiocesanPer diocese in 2002, there were two credible complaints against Vogt, one in 1993 and the other in 2002. Vogt, then 90, was living in a convent infirmary, reportedly frail and with poor memory. He retired in 1982. Four other men also alleged abuse. Vogt reportedly molested pre-teen boys in the 1950s-70s at St. Bridget's. Assigned to a life of prayer and penance. Died 10/16/06. Lawsuit filed in 6/19 claimed sexual abuse of a boy by Vogt over a two-year period, beginning when the boy was age 5. The abuse allegedly occurred at the Catholic Charities CYO swimming pool and at the boy's home. Suit filed in 6/19 alleged abuse of a boy, beginning when he was age 5 in the late 1960s. Four more suits filed 8/14/19, all under the NY Child Victims Act. Abuse spanned 1955-80, of boys ages 5-11. Seven new suits in 8/20. By then, at least 46 alleged Vogt victims. (Brother of Msgr. Joseph Vogt and accused priest George C. Vogt.)Rochester, NYSource:
Democrat and Chronicle 09.06.64; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 08.24.02; Catholic Courier 06.07.12; SNAP statement 06.07.12; Rochester Homepage 12.07.16; Democrat and Chronicle 06.06.18; WHAM TV 06.11.19; Democrat and Chronicle 08.15.19; Democrat and Chronicle 08.03.20; WHAM 13 08.04.20
George C.1927PSuedDiocesanAccused in a lawsuit filed in 7/20 of sexually abusing a child, beginning when the child was age 8 in 1975 and Vogt was assigned to Good Shepherd in Henrietta. Died 6/27/96. (Brother of Msgr. Joseph Vogt and accused priest Francis H. Vogt.)Rochester, NYSource:
Democrat and Chronicle 09.06.64; Democrat and Chronicle 08.03.20
Otto1950PSuedDiocesanAccused in a lawsuit filed in 1/20 under the NY Child Victims Act of abusing a boy, beginning when the boy was age 10 in 1989 at St. Paul of the Cross in Honeoye Falls. The abuse allegedly continued for four years. Another alleged victim has reportedly also come forward. Vogt died 4/29/17 at age 91.Rochester, NYSource:
Catholic Courier Obituary 05.01.17; Spectrum News 01.08.20; WHAM 01.08.20; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 04.16.20
George1950PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Permanently removed 6/28/04. Died 12/4/12.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Michael1992PConvictedDiocesanCharged with possession of having child porn on his computer. Pled guilty 5/05. Sentenced to 15 months in prison in 12/05. Scheduled to be released in early 2007. Was to remain on administrative leave pending a decision by the diocesan review board and, if necessary, by Rome. Volino fought against having to register as a (low level) sex offender but, court ruled in 2/07 that he had to. Per the diocese's list updated 10/18, Volino was voluntarily laicized.Rochester, NYSource:
Affidavit in Support of Federal Warrant; Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 03.10.05; WSTM 03.10.05; Democrat and Chronicle 03.14.05; Democrat and Chronicle 03.14.05; Diocese of Rochester Statement 03.14.05; Democrat and Chronicle 03.15.05; Addition Statement by Archdiocese of Rochester 03.18.05; WSTM 03.19.05; Democrat and Chronicle 04.12.05; Democrat and Chronicle 05.25.05; WHEC 10.13.05; Democrat and Chronicle 12.14.05; Catholic Courier 12.24.05; Democrat and Chronicle 01.23.07; Democrat and Chronicle 02.16.07; Democrat & Chronicle 05.23.07; Catholic Courier 06.07.12; Rochester Homepage 06.07.12; SNAP Statement 06.07.12
Eugene1978PSuedDiocesanAccused by two people in 3/02. Both said they had previously reported abuse to the diocese, but nothing was done. One said he reported abuse when it occurred and again in 1991. Another said he reported it in 1994. Vollmer still active until 2002. He was identified as Priest D in the 1/03 Grand Jury report. He admitted to at least 12 victims, according to the report. Vollmer would supply wine, marijuana and porn videos. Laicized 6/16/04. Died in 2016. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of abusing a 16-year-old parishioner of St. Joseph's in Ronkonkoma in 1975. Included on the diocese's list of accused in 3/21.Rockville Centre, NYSource:
Newsday 03.26.02; Newsday 03.27.02; NY Post 03.29.02; NY Times 05.16.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Suffolk Co Grand Jury Report 01.17.03; Newsday 02.11.03; Newsday 02.12.03; Compasso v Vollmer et al Supreme Court of New York, Nassau Co 04.14.03; Newsday 04.15.03; Newsday 04.15.03; Long Island Press 02.24.05; Newsday 04.21.09; Newsday 11.14.17; Long Island Weekly News 08.19.19; Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.21
Assignments: Assignment Record and Other Info; Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.21
VolskisAloysius1985PSuedDiocesanFrom the Diocese of Telsiai, Lithuania. Accused in a 3/21 lawsuit of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old boy in 2010 at Bishop Kelley Catholic School in Lapeer, where the boy was a second-grader. The school was affiliated with Immaculate Conception Parish. Volskis allegedly molested and raped the boy after giving him pills that semi-sedated him during a "spiritual formation" session in the teacher's lounge. Volskis ceased active ministry in the parish in 2011 after he was accused of the sexual assault of another parishioner. He returned to Europe in 2013. Per the lawsuit, church officials sheltered the priest in the church rectory, then helped him leave the country. The boy came forward to the archdiocese in around 2018.Detroit, MISource:
Detroit News 03.11.21; SNAP 03.15.21
Robert J.1956PSettledDiocesanAccused of abusing boys and girls, spanning most of his career. Investigated by Diocese in 1983 or '84 but no action taken. Named in civil suits in 1993, 1994 and 1995. Removed from active ministry without privileges in 1993. Laicization announced in 4/07. In 10/13 was in charge of San Damiano Shrine in southern IL and was running ads for the Shrine in the archdiocesan newspaper. Accused in new lawsuit 3/17/14 of abuse of a child at summer camp in 1970 and 1971. Died 5/8/16, at a Highland IL nursing home. On diocese's list 12/19/18.Belleville, ILSource:
St Louis Post Dispatch 03.20.93; St Louis Post Dispatch 05.01.93; St Louis Post Dispatch 07.29.93; St Louis Post Dispatch 08.20.93; St Louis Post Dispatch 11.02.93; Chicago Tribune 02.07.94; Chicago Tribune 03.11.94; St Louis Post Dispatch 05.03.94; St Louis Post-Dispatch 05.22.94; St Louis Post Dispatch 06.22.94; St Louis Post Dispatch 03.03.95; Belleville News Democrat 05.08.02; Belleville News Democrat 01.26.03; Post Dispatch 01.08.06; Belleville News Democrat 04.24.07; Belleville News Democrat 04.24.07; Washington Post (AP) 04.24.07; Berger's Beat 10.16.13; Belleville News Democrat 04.01.14; SNAP Statement 04.02.14; SNAP 06.27.16; The Southern 07.24.16; The Southern 03.23.17; The Southern 04.25.17; Diocese of Belleville List 12.19.18
VonnieSister NAccusedSchool Sister of St. Francis (SSSF) of St. Joseph Convent. Named publicly as accused by the Great Falls-Billings diocese on its list 8/21/18.Great Falls-Billings, MTSource:
Diocese of Great Falls-Billings List 08.21.18
Rudolph T.1956PAccusedPaulistNamed publicly as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Report in 2013 of incidents 1966-70. Per his obituary, Vorisek was a campus minister at U.C. Santa Barbara (Isla Vista) 1968-76. He died 5/18/11. On Baltimore archdiocese's list 4/24/19, where he was assigned to St. Peter's Minor Seminary 1957-68. On the Paulists' list 3/8/19. It notes the report in Los Angeles in 2013 of abuse in 1970.Los Angeles, CASource:
Paulist Fathers Obituary 05.18.11; Archdiocese of Los Angeles Update 12.06.18; Paulist Fathers List 03.08.19; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 04.24.19
Paulist Fathers List 03.08.19
Phillip BSettledCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersOne of ten brothers and two laymen accused by more than 30 men in a 5/13 civil case of abuse at three Chicago schools run by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North American Province. Order agreed to massive $16.5M settlement in 5/13 with 400 plaintiffs claiming abuse by multiple order priests and brothers. Unclear if the order has substantiated any of the allegations against the eight newly-accused brothers, including Vorlick.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Tribue 05.24.13
Gerald P.1961PAccusedDiocesanAccused 9/18/03 by a woman at a state SOL hearing of sexually abusing her brother at age 14 in the early 1970s. The brother denied the allegation. Vosen was removed. The Diocesan Review Board assessed at least three allegations and unanimously recommended leave 2/15/04. In 5/04 Vosen sued a man who alleged fondling and anal rape at age 11-12 by Vosen in 1989-91. A jury rejected the defamation claim 8/4/05; found abuse claim substantiated. Church tribunal of three judges ruled against Vosen in 8/07. Vosen appealed to Vatican's Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith. The CDF upheld the diocese's decision, as announced 7/16/15.Madison, WISource:
Links to Additional Articles; Capital Times 09.22.03; Wisconsin State Journal 09.24.03; Wisconsin State Journal 02.16.04; Capital Times 05.14.04; Janesville Gazette 08.02.05; Janesville Gazette 08.03.05; AP 08.04.05; Janesville Gazette 08.04.05; Baraboo News Republic 10.18.08; Diocese of Madison Official Announcement 12.06.08; Gazette 12.06.08; Baraboo News Republic 12.10.08; News Republic 12.13.08; Baraboo News Republic 09.12.09; Catholic Herald [Madison] 07.16.15; Amazon book bio accessed 05.20.21
Assignments: Assignment Record
Ronald J.1967PAccusedDiocesanAccused of sexually abusing 8-9 teenage boys; resigned ministry in 1993 and moved to Haiti. May have functioned as a priest there as late as 1997. One youth died of a heart attack after disclosing abuse. Laicized in 1998. In 2004 Voss was running Visitation House in Port au Prince--a guest facility for those who visit Haiti to aid the poor. Living as of 7/08 on Abaco in the Bahamas. On Lafayette IN diocese's list 9/28/18.Lafayette, INSource:
Indianapolis Star 02.16.97; Indianapolis Star 02.16.97; Indianapolis Star 02.16.97; Indianapolis Star 02.17.97; Indianapolis Star 02.17.97; Haiti-Info com 02.19.04; Indianapolis Star 10.09.04; Indianapolis Star 10.19.04; Dallas Morning News 02.24.05; Miami Herald 02.24.05; Dallas Morning News 02.25.05; Indianapolis Star 02.25.05; Dallas Morning News 02.26.05; Dallas Morning News 02.26.05; Dallas Morning News 04.14.05; Lafayette Journal & Courier 10.01.18; Diocese of Lafayette IN List 09.28.28
John Willliam1968PConvictedDiocesanOrdained for the Diocese of Cleveland. Transferred to AZ in about 1986. Mesa High School teacher. Convicted in 1990; sentenced to one year in jail for trying to molest a two-year-old boy. Lifetime probation. Teaching certificate was to have been revoked. Shown as "absent on leave" from Cleveland in the 1988 Catholic Directory. Deceased, per the Cleveland diocese's list 6/21/19.Phoenix, AZSource:
The Nation 08.12.91; Arizona Republic 11.10.02; Diocese of Cleveland List 06.21.19

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