Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States
     
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Last First Ord T Status D/O Notes Diocese Source/Assignments
Arbogast
Paul Marion 1955 P Accused Diocesan Removed in 9/03 from Covington Latin School, where he was a teacher, after accusations of abuse. He had been headmaster of the school until he left the priesthood in the 1980s. Laicized and married in 1993. Returned to Covington Latin at some point as a lay teacher. Identified as "Priest 32" in pending litigation. Named in pleadings in other pending litigation against the Covington and Lexington dioceses, which say he was part of a ring of priests in the 1970s who held parties to which they brought boys as their dates. Sent for treatment in the 1970s. Died 10/16/13. Included on the diocese's 7/31/30 list of those with substantiated allegation(s). On the Lexington diocese's list in 8/20, where he worked at Lexington Catholic High School 1981-86. Covington, KY Source:
Cincinnati Enquirer 09.21.03; Kentucky Post 09.24.03; Cincinnati Enquirer 09.27.03; Kentucky Enquirer 10.18.13; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20; Lexington Herald Leader 08.15.20; Diocese of Lexington List 08.17.20
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Bamberger
Frederick Gervais 1934 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly by the diocese on its 7/31/20 list of those with substantiated allegation(s). Died 12/1/71. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Berberich Robert Alan 1985 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly by the diocese on its 7/31/20 list of those with substantiated allegation(s). Left ministry in 1991. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Bertke
Marlene   N Sued Erie Benedictine A former student nun filed a lawsuit 10/02 alleging that she was abused in 1959 in her first year at St. Walburg Convent by Sister Christopher, whose given name is Marlene Bertke. The student was 18 at the time. In the same suit, the woman also alleged that she had been previously abused at Villa Madonna Academy (a girls' school) by another nun and that a third nun also fondled her. Bertke is still an active nun in 2008, living in the Erie PA area. Covington, KY Source:
Lexington Herald Leader 10.11.02; Cincinnati Enquirer 09.25.04; Erie Benedictines accessed 08.13.20
Assignments:
N/A
Bierman
Earl Charles 1957 P Convicted Diocesan First complaints received in 1961. May have abused 100s of boys. Long time Covington Latin School faculty member; diocese knew when he arrived at the school in 1968 that he had abused at least 50 boys. In and out of treatment, including Jemez Springs, NM in the Santa Fe diocese, where he was allowed to work at a parish and minor seminary. Assigned 1975-76 to St. Francis Seminary in the Altoona-Johnstown, PA diocese. Faculties removed 7/9/92. Convicted of abuse of 6 boys in 1993; received 20-year sentence. Died in prison 6/13/05. Sued in KY and NM. One case in 1995 went to jury verdict of $700K in punitive damages after diocese was accused of failing to reveal abuse of other victims. Another suit settled in 2003. New suit filed in Albuquerque 5/16 claiming abuse 1963-64 of a 15-year-old boy. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17. On the Covington diocese's 7/31/20 list. Covington, KY Source:
Cincinnati Enquirer 12.12.92; Cincinnati Enquirer 02.23.93; Cincinnati Enquirer 02.27.93; Courier Journal 04.01.93; Cincinnati Enquirer 05.05.93; United Press International 06.24.93; Times-Picayune 07.03.93; Cincinnati Enquirer 11.10.95; Cincinnati Enquirer 11.18.95; Cincinnati Enquirer 11.22.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 01.11.96; Cincinnati CityBeat 08.15.02; Cincinnati Enquirer 02.28.03; Cincinnati Enquirer 09.20.03; Cincinnati Post 10.13.03; Kentucky Post 06.14.05; Lexington Herald-Leader 06.16.05; Cincinnati CityBeat 07.20.05; Cincinnati Enquirer 07.28.06; Lorenz Testimony 03.01.07; Albuquerque Journal 05.12.16; Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17; Taos News 11.15.18; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19; Evansville Courier & Press 04.18.19; WJLA TV 07.12.19; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Birochik
Mary Justa   N Accused null Entered the Convent of the Sisters of Notre Dame (S.N.D.) in 1939. Included on the Diocese of Covington's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Worked at St. Joseph Orphanage 1950-52. Per her obituary, Birochik "shared her culinary skills" in the Dioceses of Covington, Lexington and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Died 5/23/02. Covington, KY Source:
Cincinnati Enquirer Obituary 05.24.01; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Bradley Joseph L.   ? P Accused Diocesan From the Diocese of Salford, Manchester, England. Worked in the Diocese of Covington 1964-66, Included on the Diocese of Covington's 7/31/20 list of those with substantiated allegation(s). Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Broering
Raymond Leo 1945 P Accused Diocesan Included on the Covington diocese's 7/31/20 list of those with substantiated allegation(s). Retired 8/1/95. Administrative leave 11/10/04. Died 3/12/13. Included on the Lexington diocese's list in 8/20, with one known credible allegation of abuse, occurring at Sacred Heart in Corbin in 1982. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20; Lexington Herald Leader 08.15.20; Diocese of Lexington List 08.17.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20; Diocese of Lexington List 08.17.20
Browne
Joseph Aloysius 1956 P Sued Diocesan Also referred to as "James Aloysius" or "Jay" Browne. Sued in 2003. Accused of rape of a girl, ages 13-16, who was a resident of Diocesan Children's Home in Fort Mitchell 1963-66. He allegedly gave her alcohol, impregnated her and and forced an abortion. He left the priesthood in 1969, married, and moved to Canada. Laicized 11/3/73. Died 1/13/13. Included on the diocese's 7/3/20 of those with substantiated allegationa(s). Covington, KY Source:
Associated Press 04.23.03; Cincinnati Enquirer 04.23.03; Cincinnati Enquirer 04.25.03; Cincinnati Post 04.25.03; The Toronto Star 01.16.13; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Bryan Thomas   B Accused Christian Brothers Included on the Diocese of Covington's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Assigned to Newport Catholic High School 1964-65. Died 4/16/20. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Chappa Raymond 1975 P Settled OFM Franciscan Included on the Diocese of Covington's 7/31/20 list of those with substantiated allegation(s). Assigned 1984-86 to Our Lady of Good Counsel in Hazard, KY. Laicized 1/29/96. On the Lexington diocese's list in 8/20. One known victim, abused 1984-86, in Hazard. Settlement with Order in 12/08. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20; Lexington Herald Leader 08.15.20; Diocese of Lexington List 08.17.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20; Diocese of Lexington List 08.17.20
Ciangetti
Paul Peter 1942 P Settled Diocesan Died 6/19/95. Named in a 2002 employment suit by a father and son. The son alleged that, as an altar boy, he was physically and sexually abused in 1971-72 by Ciangetti and that, as an adult, he was abused by Rev. J. Kendrick Williams, who later became bishop. Suit settled in 2003. Diocese paid $50K for the abuse claim. Accused of abuse in two additional suits filed in 2003. One accuser said the abuse occurred when he was an altar boy, ages 7-13, at Mary Queen of Heaven in Erlanger. Another claimed abuse at the same parish, 1967-69, starting at age 12. Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Covington, KY Source:
Cincinnati Enquirer 06.24.02; Associated Press 06.25.02; Cincinnati Enquirer 04.23.03; Kentucky Post 05.05.03; Kentucky Post 05.06.03; Associated Press 06.17.03; Cincinnati Enquirer 06.18.03; Kentucky Post 12.24.03; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Dickmann
Louis Henry 1959 P Accused Diocesan Included on the diocese's 7/31/20 list of those with substantiated allegation(s). Suspended 3/24/14. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Donovan
Charles Anthony 1938 P Accused Diocesan Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Died 10/21/90. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Fitzgerald
Gerald M. 1960 P Accused Diocesan Name included on the diocese's 7/31/20 list of those with substantiated allegation(s). Died 3/13/85. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Fortner
Douglas F. 1970 P Accused Diocesan Placed on leave in 11/06 due to a credible allegation of sexual abuse of a child dating back at least 25 years. "Charter suspension" in 2/09. Laicized 1/27/10. Died 1/30/15. Per his obituary, he was a retired priest of the diocese. Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Covington, KY Source:
WCPO 11.19.06; Cincinnati Enquirer 11.20.06; Kentucky Enquirer 02.01.15; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Frazier Richard 1996 P Settled Diocesan Worked at Camp Marydale and the Campbell Lodge Boys Home as a lay person. Removed in 1/06 after allegations of abuse in the late 1970s-early 1980s, prior to ordination. Also accused of abuse of a child in the late 1990s, while a priest. Allegations were made as part of a settlement of a class action suit against the diocese. Frazier denied abuse. Laicized 10/11/10. Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegations. Covington, KY Source:
Community Recorder 01.12.06; WCPO 01.12.06; Cincinnati Enquirer 01.13.06; Kentucky Post 01.13.06; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Fritsch Edward J./James E. 1965 P Settled Diocesan Accused in a 2002 lawsuit of raping a girl, age 13, in 1966. Complainant demanded release of diocesan file. Settlement in 12/04 revealed Covington diocese had hospitalized Fritsch in 1965 after he had "contact with about 9 to 10 girls," one age 15. He was assigned in 1965 to St. William's in Lancaster, KY. Behavior continued in treatment. Fritsch was returned to work, then suspended. Sent to the Owensboro diocese. Complainant alleges abuse there and in the Evansville IN diocese. Left priesthood; married in 1969. Went on to work in NJ with delinquents and on school board. Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). On Lexington diocese's list in 8/20. Covington, KY Source:
Lexington Herald Leader 08.10.02; Courier-Journal 08.17.02; Courier-Journal 04.23.03; Montgomery Statement 06.21.03; Lexington Herald Leader 01.14.05; NJ Herald 01.18.05; Daily Record 01.19.05; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20; Lexington Herald Leader 08.15.20; Diocese of Lexington List 08.17.20
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20; Diocese of Lexington List 08.17.20
Gieske Bernard John 1960 P Accused Diocesan Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Left ministry in 1974. Laicized 1/4/75. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Glockner
David 1966 P Accused Glenmary Home Missioners Removed from ministry in 8/19 and recalled to Glenmary headquarters in Cincinnati, after two teenage girls said Glockner "made inappropriate contact" with them at Emmaus Farm in Vanceburg on 8/6/19. The girls were volunteering on a construction project at the farm. Glockner had been assigned since 2012 to Holy Reedemeer parish in Vanceburg. A grand jury in Lewis County chose not to indict. Glockner's order to hire an "independent investigator" and findings to go before a review board. Covington, KY Source:
Glenmary Statement 08.08.19; WSAZ TV 08.09.19; Fox 19 09.19.19; Journal News 09.23.19
Assignments:
N/A
Goeke
John Wiley 1959 P Settled Diocesan Arraigned 8/94 on charges he abused two girls in the early 1960s; removed by diocese. Criminal charges dropped when the women did not want to pursue charges. A third woman filed a civil suit which claimed he took advantage of her when she sought marriage counseling. This suit settled in 1997. Permanently removed in 2002 after the Dallas Bishops Conference. Two women filed complaints in 12/04 as part of a class action alleging abuse in 1963 and 1971 when they were 11 and 15. Honored at an event in 6/18 by a housing non-profit in Northern KY, where he had been involved for 25 years. On the non-profit's board was another diocesan priest, who emceed the event. Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Covington, KY Source:
Cincinnati Enquirer 03.16.02; Kentucky Post 12.24.03; Cincinnati Post 11.24.04; WCPO TV 11.18.19; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Gruber Robert Louis 1953 P Accused Diocesan Retired 1998. Died 2/3/03. Name included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Hartman
Ralph Clarence 1959 P Accused Diocesan Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). "Charter Suspension" 9/9/02 noted. Died 7/9/20. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Hils Henry Charles 1965 P Accused Diocesan Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Holtz
Louis Joseph 1958 P Settled Diocesan A man told the diocese in 1995 that Holtz abused him as a boy 1974-75. Claims settled in 1997 and Holtz agreed to be laicized. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 12/02 of abusing a boy in 1970. One plaintiff alleging abuse by Holtz joined a 2003 class action suit against the diocese, but later withdrew and settled. Laicization announced 8/12/03. Died 10/27/14. Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Covington, KY Source:
Cincinnati Enquirer 06.15.02; Cincinnati Enquirer 07.10.02; Cincinnati Enquirer 01.23.03; Cincinnati Enquirer 02.13.03; Cincinnati Post 02.27.03; Cincinnati Enquirer 02.28.03; Kentucky Post 03.13.03; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Cincinnati Enquirer 04.23.03; Kentucky Post 04.23.03; Cincinnati Enquirer 08.13.03; Kentucky Post 05.22.04; Cincinnati Post 11.24.04; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Holtz
Raymond Charles 1958 P Accused Diocesan Retired 7/1/01. Died 11/27/03. Named included on diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Julia Sister   N Accused null Sister of the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd (R.G.S.). Worked at the Good Shepherd Home 1950-51. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Kamlage
Herman Bernard 1957 P Accused Diocesan Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Ministry restricetd 10/9/94. Retired 4/28/95."Charter Suspension" 9/13/02. Died 12/01/18. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20; Northern Kentucky Tribune Obituary 12.01.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Klein Robert Paul 1953 P Settled Diocesan Accused in a 12/03 civil suit of abusing a youth at Sacred Heart Parish in 1964, three years after Klein was told to investigate allegations against Rev. Earl Bierman. Klein told Bishop Ackerman; nothing else done. Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s) of abuse. Klein retired in 1992. "Charter Suspension" 9/9/02. Died 6/20/05. Included on the Lexington diocese's list in 8/20. It notes the 1964 allegation, deemed credible, and that there is evidence that Klein admitted to the abuse. Also, a lawsuit by a different victim in Boone County settled. Covington, KY Source:
Kentucky Post 12.23.03; Kentucky Post 12.24.03; Cincinnati Enquirer 06.23.05; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20; Lexington Herald Leader 08.15.20; Diocese of Lexington List 08.17.20
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20; Diocese of Lexington List 08.17.20
Kleman James Edward 1954 P Settled Diocesan In 12/03, a woman joined a class action suit against the diocese, alleging she was abused by Kleman in Northern Kentucky in 1959 when she was 10. She also alleged that Kleman abused her (now) deceased older brother when the boy was 12. Kleman reportedly also abused a teenage boy at least 50 times 1968-71. This claimant was also included in the settlement. Kleman died 3/9/74. Covington, KY Source:
Kentucky Post 12.24.03; Kentucky Post 07.02.10; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Lally
Daniel Michael 1948 P Accused Diocesan Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Retired in 1986. Died 12/13/91. Covington, KY Source:
Cincinnati Enquirer Obituary 12.14.91; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Leslie Larry Bruce 1980 P Accused Diocesan Included 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, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Lloyd Thomas Victor 1981 P Accused Diocesan Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Suspended in 1993. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
MacPherson
David Mark 1967 P Settled Diocesan In 2003 two women settled claims with the Covington diocese over allegations that MacPherson molested them in the 1960s at St. Patrick's Parish The diocese paid a total of $750K to the two women and to a man who alleged abuse by Fr. Earl Bierman. Both women were part of a class action suit filed against the Diocese of Covington. MacPherson left active ministry in 1978 and was laicized 1/20/84. Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Covington, KY Source:
Cincinnati Enquirer 10.14.03; Cincinnati Post 10.14.03; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Mary Eugene Sister   N Accused Benedictine Name included on the Diocese of Covington's list of those with substantiated allegation(s). Worked at Villa Madonna Academy 1955-58. Dispensed from vows 6/3/66. Died 4/15/05. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
McClanahan
Raymond Anthony 1945 P Accused Diocesan Included by the diocese on its list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s), Died 12/1/78. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Mertes
William Henry 1959 P Accused Diocesan Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Retired in 1981. Died 4/22/03. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20; Cathedral of Christ the King Archives accessed 08.15.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Meyer David 1999 D Accused Diocesan Ordained a permanent deacon in 1999. Placed on leave 2/23/07 after an allegation of abuse of a minor prior to 1999. Assigned to Blessed Sacrament Church in Fort Mitchell when removed. Covington, KY Source:
Cincinnati Enquirer 03.01.07; Kentucky Post 03.01.07; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Michael Sister   N Accused null Sister of the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd (R.G.S.). Name included on the Diocese of Covington's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Worked at Good Shepherd Home 1950-51. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
MIddendorf
Norbert Henry 1945 P Accused Diocesan Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Died 5/7/70. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
MIller
Gary Albert 1970 P Accused Diocesan Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). "Charter Supsension" 9/10/02. Died 7/28/16. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Moscowitz Reuben Thomas 1948 P Convicted Diocesan Included on the Covington diocese's 7/31/20 list of those with substantiated allegation(s). Per news articles from the time, Moscowitz was charged in 1952 with transporting a 14-year-old Newport girl from KY to Washington DC for "immoral purposes." His first trial, in 12/52, failed due to "jury disagreement." An FBI agent testified that Moscowitz "broke down and cried" and said the priest "regretted having brought disgrace to himself and the girl." Moscowitz had been sent to DC by the diocese after the girl's parents complained about his behavior with their daughter. Moscowitz bought the girl an airline ticket so she could join him in DC. Retried and convicted in 3/53. Sentenced to two years in prison. Left the diocese in 1956. Died 5/25/74. Covington, KY Source:
Cincinnati Enquirer 09.23.52; Cincinnati Enquirer 12.19.52; Cincinnati Enquirer 01.13.53; Cincinnati Enquirer 02.28.53; Cincinnati Enquirer 03.11.53; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Muench
Joseph Nicholas 1981 P Convicted Diocesan Ordained for the Diocese of Covington. Incardinated into the Diocese of Lexington when it was created in 1988. In 3/09 three men told the Lexington diocese that Muench abused them in the 1980s, while assigned to Good Shepherd in Frankfort. Suspended in 7/09. Indicted in 10/09 for abuse of two of the accusers 1980-81 and 1984-85. Named in a 11/09 civil suit by a victim in a criminal case. Entered Alford Plea in 3/10. Sentenced to two one-year terms in prison. Released 9/30/10. Living in 2019 in Independence, KY. Included on the Covington diocese's 7/31/20 list of those with substantiated allegation(s). On the Lexington diocese's list in 8/20. It notes five known victims in the 1980s in Frankfort. Case sent to Vatican. Covington, KY Source:
Lexington Herald-Leader 07.12.09; WTVQ 07.12.09; State Journal 10.22.09; State Journal 11.14.09; State Journal 03.19.10; Lexington Herald-Leader 03.22.10; Catholic Culture 03.23.10; Lexington Herald-Leader 03.23.10; State Journal 05.20.10; Lexington Herald-Leader 05.21.10; WYKT 05.21.10; WKYT 09.23.10; WKYT 10.01.10; WCPO TV 11.18.19; Covington Diocese List 07.31.20; Lexington Herald Leader 08.15.20; Diocese of Lexington List 08.17.20
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Covington Diocese List. 07.31.20; Diocese of Lexington List 08.17.20
Neuroth
William Charles 1965 P Accused Diocesan Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Laicized 12/18/70. Became an Anglican Catholic priest in 1980. Died 5/4/18. Covington, KY Source:
Kentucky Enquirer Obituary via Legacy 05.06.18; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Nieman
Raymond Lawrence 1954 P Accused Diocesan Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Retired in 1981. Died 1/7/02. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Osterhage
John Albert 1958 P Accused Diocesan Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Died 4/27/73, age 40. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Ott Michael David 1977 P Accused Diocesan Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Left active ministry in 1988. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Reinersman
Gerald L. 1979 P Sued Diocesan Reinersman, the VG and Chancellor of the Diocese and former Moderator of the Curia, was removed 5/04 after man alleged Reinersman had molested him in 1979 at Mary, Queen of Holy Rosary Church in Lexington when he was a youth. Reinersman denied all allegations. Special civilian review board handled review of his case. He was cleared and reinstated as active priest in 2/05. Board said "it couldn't rule out that his accuser simply accused the wrong priest." Covington, KY Source:
Cincinnati Enquirer 05.23.04; Courier Journal (AP) 05.24.04; Cincinnati Enquirer 05.25.04; Cincinnati Enquirer 02.19.05; Cincinnati Post 02.19.05; Courier-Journal (AP) 02.20.05; Kentucky Post 02.26.05
Assignments:
N/A
Reparata Sister   N Accused null Member of the Sisters of Divine Providence (C.D.P.). Name included on the Covington diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Worked at St. Bernard Elementary School 1958-66. Died 3/16/87. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Rettger
Emmeran 1938 P Accused Benedictine Named publicly as accused by the St. Vincent Abbey Benedictines in 8/18. Multiple allegations of abuse dating to his time at St. Benedict's in Covington, KY 1965-67. Per the Archabbey, the allegations were received in 1993, and Rettger was removed from active ministry. Included on the Diocese of Covington's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Died 6/10/99. Covington, KY Source:
Trib Live 08.16.18; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20; St Vincent Archabbey Obituary accessed 08.18.20
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Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Schumacher
George Joseph 1965 P Accused Diocesan Permanently removed in 1/03 due to a 1983 allegation that he plied a 13-year-old boy with alcohol, then sexually molested him during a campout. The boy was a resident of Campbell Lodge Boys Home (for troubled boys), run by Schhmacher. The alleged victim reported the abuse to police in 1983 and Schumacher was removed. By 1986 Schumacher was back at Campbell Lodge and in 1996 he was given a parish assignment. Included on the Diocese of Covington's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). It notes a "Charter Suspension" 9/13/02. Covington, KY Source:
Cincinnati Enquirer 10.09.03; Kentucky Post 05.22.04; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
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BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Schutzman John Stanley 1952 P Accused Diocesan Included on the Covington diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Retired 1990. Died 11/26/96. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
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Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Steidle Mark A. 1993 P Accused Diocesan Removed 4/20/04 after allegations that he had inappropriately touched a minor in the fall of 1994 at Marydale Retreat Center, where he was chaplain. He denied all allegations. Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Noted to have been a resident of RECON/Wounded Brothers Proect, a facility for troubled priests near St. Louis, MO as of 7/2/00. Covington, KY Source:
Cincinnati Enquirer 05.23.04; Courier-Journal (AP) 05.24.04; Cincinnati Enquirer 05.25.04; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
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Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Strathern
Richard   B Accused Marianist Name included on the Diocese of Covington's list of those with substantiated allegation(s). Assigned to Covington Catholic High School 1966-72. Withdrew from the Order 4/16/73. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
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Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Terrance (nun) unknown   N Sued Benedictine Nun. In 10/02 former student nun filed a lawsuit alleging that she was fondled in 1959 or 1960 at St. Walburg Convent by a Sister Terrance, whose real name was unknown. In same suit, woman also alleges that she had been previously abused at Villa Madonna Academy (a girls' school) by another nun and that a third nun also fondled her during her first year at St. Walburg. Plaintiff left the convent in 1971. Covington, KY Source:
Lexington Herald Leader 10.11.02; Cincinnati Enquirer 09.25.04
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N/A
Trimbur
Leo/Lee Francis 1954 P Accused Diocesan Ordained for the Diocese of Covington. Incardinated into the Diocese of Lexington when it was created in 1988. Included on the Covington diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Died 2/23/04. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
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Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Wendeln
Robert Anthony 1947 P Accused Diocesan Included on the Diocese of Covington's 7/31/20 list of those with substantiated allegation(s). Left the diocese in 1968. Died 1/1/87. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
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Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Wethington
Paul Volk 1947 P Accused Diocesen Ordained for the Diocese of Covington. Incardinated into the Diocese of Lexington when it was created in 1988. Included on the Covington diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). DIed 5/6/98. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
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Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Wilhelm
Joseph   B Accused LaSalle Christian Brother Entered the De La Salle Christian Brothers in 1942. Took final vows in 1948. Name included on the Diocese of Covington's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Assigned to Newport Catholic High School 1963-77. Also taught in Chicago IL, St. Paul MN, Jefferson City MO, Memphis TN, Santa Fe NM, Cincinnati OH. Died 9/6/11. Covington, KY Source:
Kentucky Enquirer Obituary via Legacy 09.08.11; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
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Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Witt George Robert 1950 P Accused Diocesan Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Parish priest, teacher, Navy chaplain. Retired to Palm Beach FL 7/1/88. Died 5/25/04. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
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Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Wolfzorn
Paul Aloysius 1958 P Accused Diocesan Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Died 8/31/88. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
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Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Wolke
Irwin Charles 1960 P Accused Diocesan Included on the Covington diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Died 12/14/78. On the Lexington diocese's list in 8/20, where he was assigned 1960-65. Covington, KY Source:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20; Lexington Herald Leader 08.15.20; Diocese of Lexington List 08.17.20
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Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20; Diocese of Lexington List 08.17.20
Zaumeyer
David Harry 1949 P Accused Diocesan Parish priest, teacher, KY state police chaplain. Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Left active ministry in 1973. Died 5/1/83. Covington, KY Source:
Cincinnati Enquirer 06.30.51; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
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Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20


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