Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States
     
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Last First Ord T Status D/O Notes Diocese Source/Assignments
Adams
Benedict 1957 P Accused ofm cap Named in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as a deceased friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Died 4/15/02. Worked in Wisconsin for much of his career. On the Saginaw diocese's list 8/9/19, where he worked 6/26/63-7/29/64. Added to the La Crosse diocese's list 2/5/20; worked at some point at St. Anthony Retreat Center in Marathon Detroit, MI Source:
FindAGrave 04.15.02; Capuchin List of Friars with Confirmed Reports of Sexual Abuse of Minors 06.18.13; Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St Joseph 06.18.13; Diocese of Saginaw List 08.09.19; Diocese of La Crosse List updated 02.05.20; La Crosse Tribune 02.06.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Saginaw Assignment Record; Diocese of La Crosse Assignment Record
Ament Roman   ? P Accused Capuchin Franciscan Named publicly as accused by the St. Joseph Province Capuchins on its list in 1/19 of friars with "confirmed allegations of sexual abuse of minors or vulnerable adults." Ament died in 1984. Detroit, MI Source:
Capuchin Franciscans St Joseph Province Statement and List 06.06.19
Assignments:
N/A
Baker
Joseph (Jack) 1993 P Charged Diocesan Pastor of St. Perpetua in Waterford Township when removed in 6/19 pending an investigation into allegations that he sexually abused a minor early in his ministry. Arrested 7/8/19, charged with "sexual-conduct penetration with a person under the age of 13." His accuser claimed Baker raped him in a storage closet at St. Mary's in Wayne in 2004, when he was a second-grader preparing for First Communion. Trial was for 2/20; postponed due to Covid-19. Detroit, MI Source:
Detroit News 06.20.19; Detroit News 07.08.19; WOOD TV 07.08.19; National Catholic Register 08.22.19; Oakland Press 08.29.19; Oakland Press 11.06.19; Oakland Press 08.24.20; Mining Journal 10.22.20
Assignments:
N/A
Benjamin
Harry S. 1968 P Convicted Diocesan Removed from ministry in 1989 after accusations he abused a 14-year-old boy during overnight pizza and beer parties at the rectory and on trip to Europe. Admitted the abuse in 11/89 resignation letter. Name not released until 5/02. Criminal charges filed in 2002; sentenced after 2003 plea agreement to 1 year prison. Laicized in 1992 but continued to say mass without permission through 2005. On VA Sex Offender Registry as of 7/10. Detroit, MI Source:
Detroit Free Press 05.07.02; Detroit Free Press 06.10.02; AP 08.27.02; Detroit Free Press 08.29.02; Detroit Free Press 09.12.02; Detroit Free Press 11.01.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit News 01.29.03; Detroit News (AP) 03.04.03; Detroit Free Press 08.09.05; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Berthiaume
Gary D. 1968 P Convicted Diocesan Convicted of abuse of two minors in 1978 in Detroit. Served six months in jail, then transferred to the Cleveland diocese, where he allegedly offended again. Detroit victim filed civil suit in 1983. Another suit filed in 1999 alleging abuse in the 1980s. Was moved in 1987 to the Joliet diocese, where he was allowed to work as a hospital chaplain by Bishop Imesch until 2002.The two had worked together at a MI parish in the 1970s. Living in an IL retreat house as of 2002. Laicization announced in 11/07. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19. On Cleveland's list 6/21/19. Arrested in IL in 9/20 on charges of sexual assault in 1977 of a boy, age 14, at his Farmington MI parish. Detroit, MI Source:
The Herald News 04.11.06; The Times 04.12.06; Herald News 05.17.06; News Journal (AP) 12.01.07; Plain Dealer 12.04.07; Chicago Tribune 03.21.13; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19; Diocese of Cleveland List 06.21.19; Diocese of Joliet Updated List 12.13.19; Detroit News 09.29.20; Oakland Press 09.29.20; WCAX 09.29.20; C&G News 10.20.20; Mining Journal 10.22.20
Assignments:
N/A
Biondo
Gael N.   N Settled Adrian Dominican Sisters "Sr. Mary Gael." Left religious life in 1971 and married. In 1996 the Archdiocese and Order settled a civil suit filed in 1995 by a woman claiming she was sexually abused by Biondo as a high school student in the 1964-72, continuing into the girl's college years. Biondo, who denied the accusations, was the girl's freshman English teacher. She died in 5/20, at age 93. Detroit, MI Source:
Boston Globe 06.22.95; Detroit Free Press 06.22.95; Times of Acadiana 08.07.02; Gambit Weekly 08.13.02; WujekCalcaterra Obituary 05.05.20; National Catholic Reporter 02.22.21
Assignments:
N/A
Bjorklund
Brian 1966 P Accused Diocesan Navy chaplain. Removed from active ministry in 2003 after allegations he abused a male minor in the early years of his priesthood. No criminal charges. Review board found charge to be substantive. Reinstated as active priest in 2/04 after Vatican ruled that, per canon law in place in 1975-76, the alleged action "did not constitute the crime of sexual abuse of a minor under the age of 16." The Navy did not take him back. Died 9/25/07. Detroit, MI Source:
FindAGrave; Detroit Free Press (online) 07.04.03; TheBostonChannel 10.10.03; Archdiocese of Detroit Press Release 04.21.04; Fresno Bee 09.01.04; Detroit Free Press 06.02.05; Honolulu Star Bulletin 10.26.07
Assignments:
N/A
Borycz
Edmund S. 1968 P Accused OFM Franciscan Placed on leave 7/02. Worked in Detroit and Livonia parishes. Assigned to Archdiocese of Military Services 1989-2001. Accused of abuse of five youths between 1963 and 1987. Police knew of an allegation in 1987; file sealed. Placed on permanent inactive status with no privileges by Vatican in 6/06. Died 1/8/18. Name included on Erie diocese's list released 4/6/18 of priests and lay employees and volunteers accused of sexually abusing minors. On Detroit archdiocese's list 6/10/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Archdiocese of Detroit Press Release 06.30.02; Detroit Free Press 07.01.02; Detroit Free Press 07.02.02; Detroit Free Press 10.19.02; Detroit Free Press 06.06.06; Detroit Free Press 06.06.06; News Herald 06.11.06; Temrowski & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services 12.31.17; The News Herald 01.10.18; Archdiocese of Detroit 01.11.18; Diocese of Erie 04.06.18; GoErie 04.06.18; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Brennan
William B. 1953 P Accused Diocesan Placed on leave in 2003 after allegations of sexual misconduct during early years of ministry. Three female complainants made separate allegations. Archdiocese investigated for 9 months before determining that allegations were credible. Permanently removed from public ministry by Vatican per 9/05 announcement. No criminal charges because of statute of limitations. Died 2/5/12. Detroit, MI Source:
Archdiocese of Detroit News Release 03.04.03; MLive (AP) 03.05.03; Detroit Free Press 03.06.03; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Detroit News 09.16.05; Michigan com 02.07.12; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Bueche
Gary 1970 P Settled Diocesan Removed from parish assignment 4/02 after it was learned that the archdiocese had made a "secret cash settlement" several years prior to a male who said he had been sexually abused by Bueche, when the priest was a high school chaplain. Bueche was moved to archdiocesan offices for several years before being allowed to return to parish work. Named as co-conspirator in 5/04 civil case. Permanently removed from public ministry. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Detroit Free Press 04.03.02; Detroit News 04.05.02; Detroit Free Press 04.11.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 04.13.03; Detroit News 09.16.05; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Burkholder
Robert N. 1947 P Convicted Diocesan Called one of Michigan's worst pedophiles. Abused in the1940s. First complaint in 1968. "Retired" in 1985. Removed in 1993 after admitting in writing to molesting at least 23 boys. Civil suits filed in 1994; (dismissed on statute of limitations) and 1995 (settled). On sick leave per OCD but worked as an Army chaplain in Hawaii from 1982. Extradited 2002; pleaded no contest. Sentenced to 30 days jail And 5 years probation. Permanently removed without privileges in 2005. Named in two suits in Hawaii in 2009 filed by same plaintiff. Died 6/6/06. Included on Detroit archdiocese's list 6/101/9. Detroit, MI Source:
Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report October 2009; Detroit Free Press 04.12.02; Associated Press 08.27.02; Detroit Free Press 08.28.02; Detroit Free Press 09.13.02; Honolulu Advertiser 09.18.02; Detroit Free Press 11.02.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Detroit Free Press 06.20.03; Associated Press 05.27.05; AveWatch 12.22.08; Honolulu Advertiser 01.23.09; Detroit Free Press 01.25.09; Honolulu Advertiser 07.21.09; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
Social Security Death Index accessed 02.12
Cain
Thomas J. 1945 P Accused Diocesan Died in 1984. The archdiocese announced on its website 10/27/14 that Cain was accused decades after his death of having sexually abused minors, and that the Archdiocesan Board of Review found the allegations to be credible. Cain worked in Pontiac, Monroe, Mt. Clemens, Detroit and from 1960-1984 in Livonia. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Archdiocese of Detroit 10.27.14; SNAP 11.13.15; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Conti (Helinski)
Anthony (Tony) J. 1976 P Sued Diocesan Previously known as A. J. "Anthony" Helinski through at least 1988. Removed in 2002 after allegations of sexual misconduct with a boy under 18 more than 20 years previously. Permanently banned from ministry. Named in a 2004 civil suit. Laicized in 6/06. Died 10/9/16. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Detroit Free Press 05.06.02; Times Herald [MI] 05.07.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Times Herald [MI] 08.19.04; Detroit News 06.06.06; Detroit Free Press 06.06.06; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
Times Herald [MI] 5.06.02
Cooney
Arthur 1976 P Accused ofm cap Identified in 6/18/13 Capuchin audit report as a current friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Cooney's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him except that he was removed from public ministry and living under supervision. On the Saginaw diocese's list 8/9/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Capuchin List of Friars with Confirmed Reports of Sexual Abuse of Minors 06.18.13; Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St Joseph 06.18.13; Diocese of Saginaw List 08.09.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Saginaw Assignment Record
Cops
Augustine (Gus) 1986 P Accused Capuchin Franciscan From the Netherlands. Joined the Capuchin Order as a friar in 1959. Ordained in 1986. Named publicly as the subject of substantiated allegations by the St. Joseph Province Capuchins on their list in 10/20. (Placing Cops' entry under Detroit, where the Province is based.) Detroit, MI Source:
St Joseph Province Capuchin Newsletter June 2019; St Joseph Province Capuchins List 10.01.20
Assignments:
N/A
D'Angelo/DeAngelo
Patrick J. 1983 P Accused Diocesan D'Angelo (DeAngelo) included on the archdiocese's 10/09 Priests and Policy Status Report. It notes that his "situation" was "previously handled under the archdiocesan policy" and that he is deceased. He died 12/8/98. Per the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19, D'Angelo had been removed from publicly ministry. Detroit, MI Source:
Ancestry com; Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report October 2009; Social Security Death Index; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Dalton
Frank Luke   B Accused CFC - Congregation of Christian Brothers Entered Order in 1955. Worked in British Columbia, Palma HS in Salinas CA 1964-69, 1988-99. Tutored and counseled migrant labor camp children; held camp for preteen migrant labor camp children via Franciscan Workers. Was commissioner on Monterey County Juvenile Justice Commission. Also at CFC schools in Butte, MT; Joliet, IL; Burbank, IL, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Cantwell High School, Montebello, CA. Taught and coached sports. Died 1/11/01. A man testified in a MI state hearing on SOL 5/18 that Dalton abused him at Bro Rice High School in Birmingham MI about 40 years pror, when he was a student and Dalton was principal. He said abuse included Dalton grooming him with gifts, spitting in his mouth during a private wrestling session, grabbing his testicles another time in Dalton's car, biting him on the ear. The man said Dalton was transferred to CA after admitting that he'd had a "wet dream" about the boy. Detroit, MI Source:
Detroit News 05.03.18
Assignments:
Findagrave Obit accessed 05.18.18
Daly
Michael J. 1975 P Accused Diocesan Privileges permanently revoked 6/02 because of past accusations of sexual abuse. Daly was originally placed on leave in 1994 because of a credible allegation of sexual misconduct with minors. In 1996 he began working as a chaplain for the Felician Sisters in a restricted ministry. Permanently barred by the Vatican from public ministry in 5/05. Died 1/30/12 at age 63. Detroit, MI Source:
Detroit Free Press 06.22.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 04.13.03; Associated Press 05.27.05; Michigan Catholic 02.22.12; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
de Alba Campos
Luis Javier 1983 P Acquitted Diocesan From the diocese of San Juan de los Lagos, Mexico. Restricted from all ministry in Detroit in 2004 pending an investigation of allegations that he sexually abused a 7-year-old boy. Arrested in 8/04 and arraigned on two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Acquitted by jury trial in 1/05 but still barred from duties while archdiocese continued internal investigation. Apparently returned to his home diocese in Mexico. On the Detroit archdiocese's list 6/10/19, which notes that de Alba Campos was briefly an extern priest there, then transferred out. Detroit, MI Source:
Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report October 2009; Detroit Free Press 08.07.04; Detroit Free Press 01.11.05; Detroit Free Press 01.14.05; Detroit News 01.14.05; Statement by Archdiocese of Detroit 0 08.06.10; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Depp
Harold Charles 1959 P Convicted Diocesan Per May 2003 articles, Depp walked away from his parish in the Detroit archdiocese in 1963 and never returned. Placed "on leave." Never officially left the priesthood. In 1980s the Archdiocese learned that in 1982 Depp had been convicted of child sexual abuse and was serving eight years in an Alaskan prison. He was arrested in California in 2003 on charges of abusing an 11-year-old boy in 1971 while a visiting priest from Detroit. Charges dropped 7/15/03. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's 6/10/19 list of credibly accused. Detroit, MI Source:
Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report October 2009; Mercury News 05.29.03; Archdiocese of Detroit Press Release 05.30.03; Detroit News 05.30.03; 10News 06.02.03; SignOnSanDiego 06.27.03; 10News 07.15.03; Press Enterprise 07.17.03; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Duggan
Dennis D. 1980 P Accused Diocesan Removed from parish 3/02 after "credible" allegation of abuse. He denied but admitted alcohol abuse. At least five known complaints of abuse in 1980s and 1990s. Church trial ordered by archdiocese in 2004. Laicization announced 4/20/07. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Detroit News 03.27.02; Detroit News 03.29.02; Detroit Free Press 10.19.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Detroit Free Press 08.13.04; Detroit Free Press 04.20.07; WOOD 04.20.07; Oakland Press 04.21.07; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Edwards
Lawrence A. 1939 P Sued Diocesan Accused by a man in a 5/04 lawsuit of molesting him as a boy, ages 10-12, at St. Mary's in Milford. Suit also said there are numerous other victims. Archdiocese may have know of Lawrence's behavior in 1967. He retired in 1985 and died in 3/99. Detroit, MI Source:
Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report October 2009; Detroit News 05.13.04; Times Herald [MI] 08.09.04; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Ellinghausen
Jude T. 1958 P Sued Diocesan "Retired" with restricted ministry 6/02 because of old allegations found in his personnel file by County Prosecutor. Allegations too old for criminal charges. After retirement, one male complainant came forward to allege three years of improper touching by Ellinghausen in the 1970s when he was a child. Named in a civil suit. Laicization announced in 2005. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/20. Detroit, MI Source:
Detroit Free Press 07.01.02; Detroit Free Press 08.01.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Associated Press 05.27.05; Times Herald [MI] 0 08.09.10; Detroit Free Press 11.14.10; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
Detroit News 07.01.02
Fares
Lawrence T. 1950 P Accused Diocesan From Kobayath, Akkar, Lebanon. Ordained in Rome. Arrived in the U.S. in 1969, began work in the Detroit archdiocese. Incardinated in 1977. Retired in 1997. Removed from ministry in 1/21, at age 96, after the Archdiocese Board of Review deemed credible allegations of child sex abuse dating to early in his priesthood. The archdiocese was informed in 7/19 of the allegations, which had been reported to the police. Added to archdiocese's list of accused in 1/21. Detroit, MI Source:
Kobayat org 04.25.90; Detroit Catholic 01.15.21; Detroit News 01.15.21
Assignments:
N/A
Femminineo
Joseph P. 1958 P Accused Diocesan Assignments included all girls' Ladywood High School in Livonia, MI in 1985-87. It was announced in 2002 that Femminineo resigned from St. Rita Parish in Holly MI 10/20/96 after old allegations surfaced of sexual misconduct involving minors. In 5/05 the archdiocese announced that the Vatican had permanently barred Femminineo from public ministry. Included on the archdiocese's list 6/10/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Detroit Free Press 03.02.02; Detroit News 07.14.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Associated Press 05.27.05; Michigan Catholic 05.27.05; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Foisy
Leonard R. 1957 P Sued Sulpicians Foisy's education and career took him from his native New Hampshire to New York, Montreal, Washington DC, Maryland and Michigan. He held leadership positions as a Sulpilcian and in the diocese of Manchester, NH, where he also did parish and hospital work. Accused in a 1994 lawsuit of abusing a boy over 4 years in the 1960s in Michigan, when he was administrator of St. John's Seminary in Plymouth. Placed on sick leave in 1996. Died 4/29/16. Detroit, MI Source:
Detroit News 05.24.94; United Press International 05.25.94; Valley News 05.03.16
Assignments:
N/A
Gleissner
Leopold 1952 P Accused ofm cap Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as current friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Gleissner's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him except that he was removed from public ministry and was placed under supervision. Detroit, MI Source:
Capuchin List of Friars with Confirmed Reports of Sexual Abuse of Minors 06.18.13; Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St Joseph 06.18.13
Assignments:
N/A
Grandpre
Louis E. 1961 P Accused Diocesan Retired as pastor of St. Paul of Tarsus in Clinton Township in 2003. Remained in residence as senior priest. Removed from all public ministry 9/13 after review board found accusation of sexual misconduct with a minor in early years of his career to be substantive. Matter reported to County Prosecutor. In 9/2013, SNAP released a 9/22/97 memo from Bishop Harrington regarding a sexual harassment case against Grandpre. Died 2/20/16. Detroit, MI Source:
SNAP Release of Bishop Harrington Memo 09.22.97; Archdiocese of Detroit statement 09.17.13; Detroit Free Press 09.17.13; Detroit News 09.17.13; Macomb Daily 09.17.13; Patch 09.17.13; WXYZ News 09.17.13; Press & Guide 09.18.13; SNAP Press Release 09.24.13; SNAP Statement 09.30.13; Detroit Free Press 02.24.16; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Grosser
Clarence (Rudolph) 1935 P Accused ofm cap Native of Czechoslovakia. Grew up in WI. Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as deceased friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Grosser's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him except that he went to New York Province in 1952. Per obit, taught at Mt. Calvary minor seminary in WI in early career, then worked at parishes in Milwaukee WI, Yonkers, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, NY. Also assigned to friaries in Hudson NH and Garrison NY, then to a chapel in Springfield MA. Semi-retired 1974 to Milton MA novitiate, then Abington MA friary. Died 5/13/89. Detroit, MI Source:
Province of St Mary Capuchin Franciscans Necrology 05.13.89; Capuchin List of Friars with Confirmed Reports of Sexual Abuse of Minors 06.18.13; Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St Joseph 06.18.13
Assignments:
N/A
Haener
Robert W. 1957 P Accused Diocesan Accused of psychologically and sexually abusing numerous boys at two parishes and two Catholic schools in the 1960s and early 1970s. During investigation at one school in the late 1960s, several unknown priests came to school and questioned about 30 boys. Nothing else done for many years. Removed from parish 1992 and then worked as hospital chaplain. Removed in 2002. Permanently removed from public ministry by the Vatican in 2005. Included on the archdiocese's list 6/10/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Detroit Free Press 06.22.02; Detroit News 07.14.02; Detroit Free Press 08.02.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Michigan Catholic 05.27.05; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Hillebrand Albert 1953 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as credibly accused by the archdiocese on its list 6/10/19. Removed from public ministry. Died 7/20/99. Detroit, MI Source:
Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Ishak Hurmiz Risko   D Arrested Diocesan From Iraq. Deacon for 21 years. Assigned to St. Joseph Chaldean in Troy when arrested in 10/18, alleged to have sexually assaulted a young boy at church 5/17-10//2/18. Suspended. Detroit, MI Source:
Click on Detroit 10.31.18
Assignments:
N/A
Johnston
Thomas 1986 P Sued Dominican A church secretary sued Johnston in 2000 saying her work contract was not renewed because her teenage son rebuffed the priest's sexual advances in 1999. Johnson admitted inappropriate sexual behavior and language but denied any sexual contact. Removed from parish and sent to Illinois after allegations made. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report November 2002; Detroit Free Press 03.02.02; Detroit Free Press 05.23.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Kalina
Neil 1981 P Charged null Ordained for the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME). Complaint to archdiocese in 2017 that, when he was pastor of St. Kieran in Utica in the mid-1980s, Kalina plied a 12-year-old boy with alcohol, cocaine and marijuana and fondled him during sleepovers in the rectory. Convicted in 1985 on drug offenses, sentenced in 1986 to 6 months jail and 2 years probation. Moved to CA in 1986. Left active ministry in 1993. Ran "a faith-based service program for at-risk young men" and referring to himself as "Fr. Neil." Investigated 2018 by the MI A.G. Arrested in 5/18 in Littlerock CA, charged with criminal sexual conduct. To be arraigned 2/10/20 on two charges related to alleged incidents involving a teenager in 1984.Trial to start 11/19/20. On Detroit archdiocese's list 6/10/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Archdiocese of Detroit 05.24.19; Detroit Free Press 05.24.19; Office of the MI Attorney General 05.24.19; Shelby-Utica News 06.03.19; CNN 06.07.19; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19; WILX News 10 06.28.19; Detroit News 07.08.19; Macomb Daily 07.30.19; WWJ News 08.27.19; Detroit News 11.13.19; Macomb Daily 11.27.19; WWJ Radio 02.01.20; Mining Journal 10.22.20
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N/A
Karey
Arthur Michael 1943 P Accused Diocesan Monsignor. Worked in Detroit, Ecorse and Orion. Police chaplain. Died in 1993. The archdiocese announced in 6/18 that it had investigated and deemed credible an allegation received the previous year that Karey had sexually abused a girl under age 16, in the early to mid years of his priesthood. Detroit, MI Source:
Archdiocese of Detroit 06.22.18; Detroit Free Press 06.22.18; WDIV-TV 06.23.18; The Associated Press 06.25.18; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Kaucheck
Kenneth 1976 P Accused Diocesan A woman contacted the Archdiocese of Detroit in 1/09 alleging that Kaucheck had engaged in sexual misconduct with her in 1976 when she was 16 and in counseling with him at Guardian Angels in Clawson. At that time, a friend learned the two had traveled to FL together and told deacon who told pastor. Girl's father met with pastor; Kaucheck was transferred. After the 2009 events, Kaucheck was placed on leave effective 4/23/09; Review Board determined complaint was substantive. He resigned his positions as pastor of St Mary's in Royal Oak and St James' in Ferndale. Not prosecuted because girl was older than the MI age of consent at the time. In 2015, with a nun, Kaucheck founded Gianna House Pregnancy and Parenting Residence, a facility for pregnant teens in Eastpointe. According to the archdiocese, Kaucheck resigned from the center on 4/17/16. Kaucheck filed suit v SNAP and two newspapers 1/30/17 alleging defamation; he 'vehemently maintained his innocence'. Detroit, MI Source:
Detroit Free Press 04.24.09; Detroit News 04.24.09; Detroit Free Press 04.25.09; C & G Newspapers 04.27.09; Detroit Free Press 04.28.09; Detroit News 05.04.09; Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report 10.01.09; SNAP Statement 06.12.11; Archdiocese of Detroit 06.13.11; Daily Tribune 04.16.16; SNAP 04.17.16; Archdiocese of Detroit 04.18.16; WXYZ 04.18.16; Detroit Free Press 05.08.16; Clickon Detroit 05.09.16; Daily Beast 05.09.16; Mediaite 05.09.16; Raw Story 05.09.16; The Patch 05.09.16; Detroit Free Press 05.19.16; Patch 05.20.16; Kaucheck v SNAP et al 01.30.17
Assignments:
Daily Tribune 04.16.16; Archdiocese of Detroit 04.24.09
Kelly, Jr.
C. Richard 1970 P Sued Diocesan Placed on leave 2/04 after archdiocese investigated allegations that he sexually abused a minor boy about 30 years prior. Matter reported to civil authorities in 2003. Review committee found the allegations "substantive." Had gone on leave of absence in 1973 and sabbatical in 1992. Army National Guard chaplain for 12 years; spent 8 months overseas during Persian Gulf War in 1991. Sued 5/04 by man who alleged abuse in third grade. Permanently removed from public ministry in 2005. Included on the archdiocese's list 6/10/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Detroit News 03.01.04; Detroit Free Press 03.03.04; Detroit News 05.13.04; Mlive (AP) 05.13.04; Mlive (AP) 12.08.05; Detroit News 12.12.05; Detroit News 01.05.06; Detroit Free Press 01.11.06; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Kurcz Donald/John Baptist 1953 P Accused ofm cap Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as former friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Kurcz's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him except that he left the order in 1958 and married. Detroit, MI Source:
Capuchin List of Friars with Confirmed Reports of Sexual Abuse of Minors 06.18.13; Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St Joseph 06.18.13; Statement on the Public Release of the Names of Friars with Confirmed Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors and Vulnerable Adults 06.18.13
Assignments:
N/A
Laesch
Dennis 1996 P Settled Diocesan Entered seminary at age 36; there were complaints then of unwanted propositions toward another student and of violence. Accused of abusing a 17-year-old boy in 1997, who came forward in 2002. Authorities declined to prosecute. Archdiocese paid $125K settlement. Named in 2004 civil suit. Permanently barred from public ministry by the Vatican in 2007. Detroit, MI Source:
Detroit Free Press 05.06.02; Detroit Free Press 05.07.02; Detroit News 07.14.02; Detroit Free Press 08.01.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Detroit Free Press 04.20.07; WOOD 04.20.07; Oakland Press 04.21.07; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
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Lauinger
Richard 1956 P Accused Diocesan On 3/28/16 the archdiocese announced credible allegations that Lauinger sexually abused minors while in ministry. A woman disclosed publicly that Lauinger raped her when she was 10 years old in the 1950s and attending Our Lady of Sorrows in Farmington MI, where Lauinger was a priest. She filed a police report in 2/16; no prosecution due to statute of limitations. Lauinger also worked at parishes in Detroit, Royal Oak, Scotland, and St. Clair Shores. Left priesthood in 1975 and moved from MI 1985. Per the archdiocese on 4/1/16, several victims had come forward since 1/16. Included on the archdiocese's list 6/10/19. Laicized. Detroit, MI Source:
Archdiocese of Detroit News Release 03.28.16; Detroit Free Press 03.29.16; Oakland Press 03.29.16; The Patch 03.29.16; Oakland Press 04.01.16; Archdiocese of Detroit list accessed 04.04.16; Deadline Detroit 04.04.16; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Detroit News Release 03.28.16
Lezuchowski
Walter J. 1959 P Accused Diocesan Barred from parish ministry in 1991 after the archdiocese deemed credible allegations that he had sexually abused a girl over age 16. Sent for treatment. In 2002 another criminal complaint was made. Lezuchowski had at that point been actively ministering for five years at St. Ronald's in Clinton Township; the archdiocese said it had no idea he had been still working. Immediately suspended. Permanently banned from ministry in 2005. Died 12/29/06. Detroit, MI Source:
Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report October 2009; Detroit Free Press 06.10.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Detroit News 07.14.02; Detroit Free Press 10.19.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Michigan Catholic 05.27.05; News-Herald 06.11.06; Detroit Free Press 01.04.07; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Detroit Press Release 05.10.02
Malawy
Michael D. 1981 P Accused Diocesan Removed from ministry in 2004 after allegations of sexual misconduct in his early years of ministry. Permanently removed him from public ministry by the Vatican in 6/06. Died 7/24/15. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Detroit Free Press 08.23.04; Grand Rapids Press 08.23.04; Detroit Free Press 06.06.06; WOOD 06.06.06; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
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N/A
Martell Dennis L. 1976 P Accused Diocesan Included in the archdiocese's 9/02 Status Report. Laicized.The Catholic Directories show him assigned 1992-93 to Immaculate Conception of the BVM in Lapeer, and in 1993-94 as Absent on Leave. He is not indexed in the Directories beyond 1994. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report October 2009; Detroit Archdiocese Status Report November 2002; USA Today 11.11.02; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Maxwell
Bruce C. 1975 P Accused Crosier Fathers Worked in Indiana in 1975, Nebraska 1975-82, Detroit 1983-89. Navy chaplain 1989-2002, working in California, Bahrain, Florida, Japan and North Carolina. Removed in 2002 for abuse of a minor. Sent to the Crosier Community in Phoenix with no ministry. Died 2/17/06. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. Was USCG Training Center chaplain in Petaluma and in residence at St. James 1989-92. On the Detroit archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Star Tribune 10.10.02; Detroit Archdiocese 11.19.02; Crosier Fathers 02.17.06; Crosier Province Updated List of Religious Involved in Sexual Abuse of Minors 03.08.14; St Cloud 03.09.14; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
Assignment Record Released by Crosier Order 03.08.14
McLaughlin
Patrick L. 1939 P Accused Jesuit Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/18. Joined the order in 1925. A single allegation of abuse, occurring while assigned to the U. of Detroit High School 1957-59, reported after his death. McLaughlin died 11/12/70. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's 6/10/19 list of credibly accused. Detroit, MI Source:
Jesuits Midwest Province List 12.17.18; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
Jesuits Midwest Province Assignment Record 12.21.18
Migan Matthew (Anthony)   B Accused ofm cap Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as a deceased friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Migan's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him except that he went to New York Province in 1952. Died 2/27/58. Detroit, MI Source:
Capuchin List of Friars with Confirmed Reports of Sexual Abuse of Minors 06.18.13; Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St Joseph 06.18.13; Statement on the Public Release of the Names of Friars with Confirmed Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors and Vulnerable Adults 06.18.13
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N/A
Miller
Alfred J. 1964 P Sued Diocesan Allowed to officially retire in 2002 after allegations surfaced of sexual misconduct in the late 1960s or early 1970s. No priestly privileges during investigation. Claims of abuse came from more than one person and involved misconduct with older male children. A civil suit filed in 2003 and another in 2004. Permanently removed from public ministry by the Vatican in 2005. Detroit, MI Source:
Archdiocese of Detroit Press Release 07.11.02; Detroit Free Press 07.12.02; Detroit News 07.14.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Detroit News 03.23.04; Detroit News 09.16.05; Toledo Blade 09.17.05; Detroit Free Press 02.02.06; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Moeglein
James 1970 P Accused Crosier Fathers In 2002, Moeglein was one of 8 Crosiers barred from public ministry and living under restriction after allegations of sexual misconduct. He worked in the Riverview, MI area 1989-90. One 2000 news article refers to Moeglein as prior of a Crosier Monastery in NE until mid-2000. Living in Crosier Community in Onamia beginning 2000. No faculties since 6/02 and as of 2014 was living under safety plan. Name added 11/17 to St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese to list of "priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them." Included on the Detroit archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Star Tribune 10.10.02; Detroit Archdiocese Status Report 11.19.02; Crosier Province Updated List of Religious Involved in Sexual Abuse of Minors 03.08.14; St Cloud Times 03.09.14; KSTP 03.14.14; Legal Examiner 03.14.14; St Cloud Times 03.14.14; Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis Statement 11.03.17; Catholic Spirit 11.03.17; Star Tribune 11.04.17; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
Assignment Record Released by Crosier Order 03.08.14
Mullen Frank   D Accused Diocesan Deacon at Most Holy Trinity Parish and teacher at Holy Redeemer Parish Elementary School. Placed on leave 12/93 after complaint of abuse of a minor several years prior. Archdiocese Status Report of 10/09 noted that he had been laicized. Included on the archdiocese's list of accused 6/10/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report October 2009; Statement by Archdiocese of Detroit 12.03.93; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Murray
Timothy J. 1977 P Convicted Diocesan Placed on administrative leave without privileges in 8/04 because of substantive allegation of sexual misconduct with a boy early in his ministry. Archdiocese reported abuse to DA's office; no prosecution due to statute of limitations. Permanently removed from public ministry per Archdiocese Status Report dated 10/09. Arrested 12/12 on federal charges of downloading and viewing child pornography. Confessed. Pled guilty 7/13. Sentenced to 15 years in prison 1/23/14. On the archdiocese's list 6/10/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Detroit Free Press 08.23.04; Grand Rapids Press 08.23.04; Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report 10.01.09; Detroit News 12.20.12; SNAP Statement 12.21.12; WXYZ 12.21.12; Detroit News 07.09.13; Advisor and Source Newspapers 07.24.13; Desert Sun 07.24.13; Detroit Free Press 07.24.13; My Fox Detroit 07.24.13; SNAP Statement 07.24.13; Novi Patch 08.02.13; Detroit Free Press 01.21.14; Detroit Free Press 01.22.14; SNAP Statement 01.22.14; CBS Detroit 01.23.14; Detroit Free Press 01.23.14; MLive 01.23.14; Novi Patch 01.23.14; Observer and Eccentric 01.23.14; SNAP Statement 01.23.14; Times-Herald (AP) 01.23.14; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
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N/A
Nawrocki
Lawrence   P Convicted Diocesan A woman complained to a regional bishop in 1981 that Nawrocki had abused her 7th grade son. The bishop talked her out of pressing charges. Convicted in 1989 of abuse of three Macomb Township boys in 1987 at St. Isidore Church after the parents banded together and complained. Sentenced to 4-15 years in prison. Released in 1994. Archdiocese said he would never be returned to public ministry. Deceased per archdiocese website accessed 10/09. Included on archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report November 2009; United Press International 11.11.87; United Press International 01.03.88; United Press International 11.14.88; Detroit Free Press 03.02.02; Detroit News 07.14.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
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N/A
O'Brien
Thomas 1974 P Accused Crosier Fathers Limited interaction with minors as of 1989. Removed from public ministry 10/4/02 for abuse of a minor. Worked in Riverview MI 1989-94. May also have abused in St. Paul, MN area where he worked 1994 - 2001. Lived under restriction and performing internal administrative duties for Crosier Generalate in Rome 1999-2007. Dismissed from Order 08/05/08. Living in Ohio as of 3/14. Name added 11/3/17 to St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese list of "priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them." Included on Detroit archdiocese's list 6/10/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Star Tribune 10.10.02; Archdiocese Status Report 11.19.02; Detroit Diocese website 10.01.09; Crosier Province Updated List of Religious Involved in Sexual Abuse of Minors 03.08.14; St Cloud Times 03.09.14; Catholic Spirit 11.03.17; St Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese Statement 11.03.17; Star Tribune 11.04.17; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
Assignment Record Released by Crosier Order 03.08.14
O'Dea
Loren 1993 P Accused Diocesan Ordained in 1993 after retiring from career in social work. Given senior (retired) priest status in 1997. Was associate pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows, Farmington. Removed without privileges 10/12 after two complaints received of abuse dating back to just prior to his ordination. Allegations deemed "substantive" by review board. Sheriff's office notified. Died 10/14/15, age 87. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/20. Detroit, MI Source:
Statement by Archdiocese of Detriot 10.06.12; Click on Detroit 10.07.12; Oakland Press 10.07.12; WXYZ 10.07.12; CBS Detroit 10.08.12; Detroit News 10.08.12; Hometown Life 10.11.12; Obituary 10.14.15; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
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N/A
Olszewski
Edward Theodore 1960 P Convicted Diocesan Accused of sodomizing his foster son starting at age 11. Found guilty by jury 12/18/02 of indecent liberties with a minor and innocent of sodomy charges; sentenced 1/30/03 to 3 years probation. New trial denied 3/13/03. Civil suit filed 12/22/03 in FL alleging abuse there. Conviction reversed 12/8/05 by MI Supreme Court: Olszewski "was deprived of an impartial jury." Prosecutor did not retry because sentence mostly served. Removed from MI and FL sex-offender registries. Ministry remains restricted. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's 6/10/19 list of credibly accused. Detroit, MI Source:
Archdiocese of Detriot Status Report October 2009; Associated Press 08.27.02; Detroit Free Press 08.28.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 12.19.02; Miami Herald 12.15.03; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 08.19.04; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 08.19.04; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 08.20.04; MI Supreme Court Order 12.08.05; Detroit Free Press 04.04.06; Detroit Free Press 04.05.06; WXYZ 04.06.06; Michigan Catholic 04.07.06; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
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N/A
Ozog
Thaddeus 1956 P Accused Diocesan First named publicly by the archdiocese as accused in 11/18. Three years prior and again in 2018 a man reported sexual abuse as a minor by Ozog. The archdiocesan review board deemed the allegation credible in 2018. Ozog, a monsignor, was assigned to parishes in Detroit, Birmingham, Waterford Township, Wayne, Flat Rock and Hamtramck. From 1959 to 1975 he was a teacher, registrar, dean and rector at Sacred Heart Seminary. He died in 1994. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Click Detroit 11.11.18; Detroit News 11.11.18; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Perrone
Eduard 1978 P Accused Diocesan Pastor for 25 years Assumption of the BVM. Suspended 7/5/19 after archdiocese found an allegation of sexual abuse of a boy decades prior had "a semblance of truth." Denied the allegation. Allegedly would invite altar boys to a lake house, wrestle with them in the water, sometimes groping them. A second former altar boy came forward after Perrone's removal alleging the priest rubbed his genitals in 1981. Case sent to Vatican. Perrone was a co-founder in 2002 of Opus Bono Sacerdotii, a group formed to support priests accused of abuse. A woman whose father co-founder Opus Bono, spoke out about his alleged abuse of boys, and said Perrone gave her alcohol in the rectory beginning when she was age 12. He sued her for defamation. His parishioners sued the archdiocese in 2/20, claiming it "fabricated" a rape charge against Perrone. In 7/20 an arbitration panel found that Perrone was the target of defamation; he was awarded $125K. In 9/20 he also sued Msgr. Michael Bugarin. Detroit, MI Source:
AP via KXAN 07.07.19; Detroit Free Press 07.07.19; Catholic News Agency 07.10.19; Associated Press 07.29.19; Clickon Detroit 09.06.19; Detroit Free Press 02.13.20; WXYZ 02.13.20; Catholic New Agency 02.25.20; Church Militant 07.10.20; Macomb Daily 07.12.20; Church Militant 08.08.20; Detroit Free Press 08.17.20; Detroit Free Press 09.08.20; Record via NorthJerseycom 02.09.21
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N/A
Physician
Thomas R. 1958 P Sued Diocesan In a 5/04 civil suit filed by four men against four priests, a man alleged that Physician had abused him at Precious Blood parish from age 14 to 17 in the early 1970s. Physician, who had retired in 2002, was placed on leave 1/3/04. Police investigated but no charges filed. Archdiocese said charges were "serious and substantive." Died 8/23/04. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report May 2010; FindAGrave; Associated Press 01.06.04; Detroit News 05.13.04; Mlive (AP) 05.13.04; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Quane
Ralph 1978 P Accused Diocesan Removed in 5/02 from his assignment as a hospital chaplain due to allegations that he sexually abused a minor in the early years of his ministry. Ordered not to wear priestly garb or represent himself as a priest. Laicization announced 5/05. Included on the diocese's list 6/10/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Detroit Free Press 08.01.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Associated Press 05.25.05; Michigan Catholic 05.27.05; Statement by Archdiocese of Detroit 05.27.05; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Rabideau John Steven 1990 P Convicted Oblates OMV Accused of abuse. Per the Saginaw diocese's list 8/9/19, Rabideau was prosecuted in the diocese, although he had not served there. Deceased. Detroit, MI Source:
BadCopNews (Michigan) 2006; Pioneer Press (AP) 02.09.06; Detroit Free Press (AP) 02.10.06; Detroit News (AP) 02.18.06; The Telegraph (AP) 02.18.06; Belleville News Democrat 02.19.06; Telegraph (AP) 02.20.06; ABC 12 Bay City Michigan 03.01.06; Detroit News (AP) 03.04.06; ABC 12 10.23.06; Bellville News Democrat 10.25.06; WOOD 10.25.06; St Louis Post Dispatch 10.26.06; Obituary 05.31.14; Diocese of Saginaw List 08.09.19
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N/A
Schlaefer Austin 1951 P Accused ofm cap Identified in 6/18/13 Capuchin audit report as a deceased friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Schlaefer's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. He died 6/19/92 in Saginaw, MI. Worked in Milwaukee, Detroit and Chicago. On the Saginaw diocese's list by 8/9/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Province of St Mary Capuchin Franciscans Necrology 06.19.92; Capuchin List of Friars with Confirmed Reports of Sexual Abuse of Minors 06.18.13; Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St Joseph 06.18.13; Statement on the Public Release of the Names of Friars with Confirmed Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors and Vulnerable Adults 06.18.13; Diocese of Saginaw List 08.09.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Saginaw Assignment Record
Schulte
Gary 1972 P Accused Diocesan Removed without privileges from assignment at St. Sylvester's in Warren 10/29/11 after allegations of sexual misconduct with a 16-year-old boy in 1991. Schulte was working at St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in Madison Heights at the time of the alleged abuse. Review board found allegations had enough validity to warrant restrictions. No criminal charges to be filed due to the statute of limitations. Included on the archdiocese's list 6/10/19. Permanently removed from public ministry. Detroit, MI Source:
Click on Detroit 10.30.11; Daily Tribune 10.30.11; Detroit Free Press 10.30.11; Detroit News 10.30.11; Statement by Archdiocese of Detroit 10.30.11; WXYZ 10.30.11; The Patch 10.31.11; Daily Tribune 11.01.11; Detroit Free Press 11.01.11; Detroit News 11.01.11; Detroit Free Press 11.03.11; Daily Tribune 11.18.11; Fox Detroit 01.05.12; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
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N/A
Shafer
Wendelin (Leslie) 1946 P Accused OFM Cap. Worked as a missioner in Central America for 52 years. Joined the Central American Vice Province. Retired and returned to Wisconsin. Died 10/09/05. Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as a deceased friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Shafer's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Detroit, MI Source:
Capuchin List of Friars with Confirmed Reports of Sexual Abuse of Minors 06.18.13; Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St Joseph 06.18.13; Statement on the Public Release of the Names of Friars with Confirmed Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors and Vulnerable Adults 06.18.13; FindAGrave accessed 10.09.20
Assignments:
N/A
Shirilla
Gerald 1968 P Sued Diocesan Accused of abuse of at least seven youths 1972-1981. Named in several civil suits. Moved to the Gaylord diocese. Placed on leave in 2002. Died 2004. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19, which noted that he had been removed from public ministry. Detroit, MI Source:
Associated Press 01.21.99; Detroit Free Press 03.02.02; Detroit Free Press 03.07.02; Detroit Free Press 03.21.02; Detroit Free Press 03.22.02; Detroit Free Press 03.22.02; Chicago Sun Times 03.24.02; Detroit Free Press 03.24.02; Detroit Press 03.27.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Detroit News 07.14.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Detroit Free Press 06.19.04; Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report 09.30.09; Detroit Free Press 11.15.10; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
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N/A
Sigler
Jason E. 1964 P Convicted Diocesan Ordained for the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, Canada. In Detroit and Lansing dioceses from 1968. Sent to Paracletes in NM for treatment 1960s-70s; worked in NM parishes; abused again. Named by 45 victims in lawsuits. In NM 17 men settled for $13M in 1993. Pled guilty 1983 to abuse of child; got probation and counseling. Laicized 1999. Many new allegations in MI in 2002. Arrested and convicted twice in MI in 2003. Included in new civil suits. Released 5/12 from jail and 11/13 from probation. Living in Albuquerque NM 2014; said in 8/14 to be living with his wife in Taylor Ranch. On sex offender list. Named in at least one new civil suit filed 8/14. Another suit filed 5/16 re alleged abuse of 10- or 11-year-old Fort Sumner NM altar boy in 1974. Suit filed 7/17 re abuse of boy in Las Vegas NM parish late 1970s for 2 years. On Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17. On Lansing diocese's list 9/27/19. On Detroit's list 6/10/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Associated Press 01.02.93; Associated Press 11.30.93; Associated Press 02.07.94; Albuquerque Journal (AP) 01.12.98; Detroit News 05.02.02; Albuquerque Journal 08.28.02; Detroit Free Press 08.29.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 12.19.02; Detroit News 01.17.03; Detroit Free Press 01.24.03; Detroit Free Press 08.05.03; Detroit Free Press 08.12.03; Detroit News 05.05.04; Corrections 06.07.10; Santa Fe New Mexican 01.20.12; Michigan Live 01.10.14; NM - SNAP Statement 01.14.14; ABQ Journal 01.15.14; KOAT Channel 7 01.19.14; KOB Channel 4 08.18.14; Albuquerque Journal 08.22.14; ABQ Journal 11.19.14; Albuquerque Journal 12.06.15; Albuquerque Journal 05.12.16; KRQE 05.12.16; Albuquerque Journal 11.12.16; New Mexican 07.06.17; New Mexican 07.09.17; Albuquerque Journal 07.17.17; New Mexican 09.01.17; SIgler Timeline 09.06.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Rio Grande Sun 09.26.17; Albuquerque Journal 10.12.17; Albuquerque Journal 10.18.17; Sante Fe Documents 10.19.17; The Associated Press 10.19.17; Albuquerque Journal 10.23.17; Catholic News Agency 10.24.17; KOB 4 11.22.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.09.19; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19; Associated Press 07.29.19; Diocese of Lansing List 09.27.19
Assignments:
SIgler Timeline 09.06.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
Sito
Joseph 1962 P Convicted Diocesan Resigned in 1993 after credible allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor in the 1960s. Victim told archdiocese in 1985, but no action. Told them again in 1993 and Sito "retired." Banned from public ministry after treatment at two facilities. Criminally charged in 1999 with molesting a 17-year-old youth. Sito pleaded guilty to lesser charge and paid a fine. Would still say mass on occasion. Laicization announced 1/12/04. Died 1/4/16, age 80, in car crash outside of Detroit. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Detroit Free Press 04.12.02; Detroit Free Press 05.09.02; Detroit Free Press 06.10.02; Detroit News 07.14.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 01.12.04; Detroit News 01.05.16; The Detroit News 01.06.16; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Smetana
Joseph 1956 P Accused OFM Cap. Spent 31 years as a priest in Nicaragua. Identified in 6/18/13 "Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph" as current friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Smetana's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Removed from public ministry, living under supervision. Included on the La Crosse diocese's list 1/18/20, where he worked at some point at St. Henry in Eau Galle. Permanently removed from ministry. Detroit, MI Source:
Capuchin List of Friars with Confirmed Reports of Sexual Abuse of Minors 06.18.13; Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St Joseph 06.18.13; Statement on the Public Release of the Names of Friars with Confirmed Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors and Vulnerable Adults 06.18.13; Diocese of La Crosse List 01.18.20
Assignments:
N/A
Smola
Gerald F. 1951 P Accused Jesuit Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/18. Joined the order in 1938. A single allegation was received after his death, of abuse occurring while assigned to U. of Detroit Jesuit High School in the 1950s. Smola was dismissed 11/14/69. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Jesuits Midwest Province List 12.17.18; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
Jesuits Midwest Province Assignment Record 12.21.18
Spader Robert   P Accused OFM.Cap. Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as former friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Spader's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. He left the order at some point. Detroit, MI Source:
Capuchin List of Friars with Confirmed Reports of Sexual Abuse of Minors 06.18.13; Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St Joseph 06.18.13; Statement on the Public Release of the Names of Friars with Confirmed Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors and Vulnerable Adults 06.18.13
Assignments:
N/A
Sparacino
Francis   B Accused OFM.Cap. Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as current friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Sparacino's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Served most of career as provincial tailor for province of St. Joseph. Living in 8/13 under supervision in a nursing home. Died 1/19/15. Detroit, MI Source:
Capuchin List of Friars with Confirmed Reports of Sexual Abuse of Minors 06.18.13; Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St Joseph 06.18.13; Statement on the Public Release of the Names of Friars with Confirmed Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors and Vulnerable Adults 06.18.13; Death Notice 01.19.15
Assignments:
N/A
Stewart Kenneth 1967 P Accused OFM.Cap Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as former friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Stewart's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Audit reported that he had been removed from ministry and placed under supervision. He left the order and was laicized at some point. On the Saginaw diocese's list by 8/9/19, where he was assigned 1973-74. Detroit, MI Source:
Capuchin List of Friars with Confirmed Reports of Sexual Abuse of Minors 06.18.13; Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St Joseph 06.18.13; Statement on the Public Release of the Names of Friars with Confirmed Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors and Vulnerable Adults 06.18.13; Diocese of Saginaw List 08.09.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Saginaw Assignment Record
Szott
Timothy J. 1973 P Convicted Diocesan Placed on leave in 2/03 after a church volunteer found child abuse images on his computer. Arraigned in 6/03; posted bail before returning to treatment at St. Luke's. Sentenced in 9/03 to 18 months probation after pleading no contest to possession of child pornography. Permanently removed from ministry in 2005. Sued in 4/08 for abuse of a youth in 1999. His victim had just turned 18. Other complaints too old to prosecute. Died in 8/08 in AZ. Sued again in 11/08. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report October 2009; Detroit Free Press 02.14.03; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Detroit Free Press 06.06.03; Detroit News 06.06.03; Detroit News 09.22.03; MLive 12.08.05; Detroit News 04.11.08; The Source 04.18.08; Arizona Daily Star 09.09.08; Chicago Tribune (AP) 11.21.08; Detroit News 11.21.08; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
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Tyminski
Jan (John) 1935 P Accused Diocesan Ordained in Poland. Arrived in the U.S. in 1950. Retired 1976. Died 1984. Named publicly by the archdiocese as accused in 5/19. The archdiocese said it received an allegation over ten years prior, after Tyminski's death. A second victim came forward in early 2019. The Review Board deemed the allegations credible. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Detroit Free Press 05.17.19; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19; National Catholic Register 05.20.20
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Van der Linden
Peter J. 1955 P Accused Diocesan Publicly 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, MI Source:
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
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Detroit Press Release 10.22.02
Ventline
Lawrence M. 1976 P Charged Diocesan Removed 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, MI Source:
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
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Vesnaugh
Gerald John 1968 P Convicted Diocesan Forced 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, MI Source:
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
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Volskis Aloysius 1985 P Sued Diocesan From 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, MI Source:
Detroit News 03.11.21; SNAP 03.15.21
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Walsh
Harold (Harry) A. 1960 P Settled Diocesan Ordained in Ireland for the Redemptorists. Worked in Davenport, Detroit, Chicago and St. Paul. A woman told Detroit in 1994 (and in 2002 and 2011) that he had abused her in the mid-1960s when she was 15 and he was assigned Holy Redeemer parish. Walsh said he had proved he was still living in a monastery in Ireland at the time. Worked in St. Paul for many years. Accused of abusing a boy there; Walsh denied the allegation. The woman received a settlement in 1996. Walsh left active ministry in 2005. Laicized 8/12/12. Taught sex education in St. Paul area until 1/31/14. Name on St Paul revised list 2/17/14. Detroit, MI Source:
Detroit Free Press 12.19.13; KARE 12.19.13; Marshall Independent 12.19.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.19.13; SNAP Statement 12.19.13; SNAP MI Statement 12.19.13; Star Tribune 12.19.13; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul-Minneapolis 12.19.13; Deadline Detroit 12.20.13; Minnesota Catholic Defense League 12.20.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.20.13; Star Tribune 12.23.13; KAAL ABC6 News 12.24.13; NECN 12.24.13; Monticello Times 12.26.13; Duluth News Tribune 12.27.13; Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis List of Priests Accused of Abusing Minors, revised 02.17.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.17.14; Star Tribune 02.17.14; Minnesota Public Radio Database 02.19.14; Monticello Times 06.26.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14
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West
David F. 1963 P Accused Diocesan Archdiocese announced in 12/15 a credible allegation of sexual abuse of a male minor in the 1970s by West, who died in 2004 at age 65. Per the announcement West served in about 20 parishes. Included on the archdiocese's 6/10/19 list of credibly accused. Detroit, MI Source:
Archdiocese of Detroit 12.03.15; Detroit Free Press 12.07.15; 13 ABC 12.08.15; CBS Detroit 12.08.15; Deadline Detroit 12.08.15; MLive 12.08.15; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Williams
Ronald R. 1979 P Accused Diocesan Accused in 6/02 of getting a male minor drunk and attempting to perform oral sex on the boy. Williams was suspended and, investigative files reveal, two other men then came forward to the prosecutor. One alleged similar abuse in 1979 at age 16. The other alleged Williams fondled his bottom at age 17 in 1984. No charges filed because SOL expired. Permanently barred by Vatican from active ministry per 4/20/07 announcement. Died 7/6/10. On the archdiocese's 6/10/19 list of credibly accused. Detroit, MI Source:
Detroit Free Press 09.09.02; Detroit News 09.09.02; Detroit Free Press 10.19.02; Detroit Free Press 04.20.07; WOOD 04.20.07; Oakland Press 04.21.07; Archdiocese of Detroit News Release 07.12.10; SNAP Statement 07.13.10; Detriot Free Press 11.14.10; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
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Archdiocese of Detroit Press Release 9.08.02
Witkowski
Robert 1961 P Sued Diocesan Retired in 2013. Restricted from public ministry in 10/18 due to credible allegations that he sexually abused minors early in his career. In a lawsuit filed in NJ in 12/19 a man claimed Witkowski, along with Rev. Thomas Ganley, abused him and other boy at St. Cecila's in Iselin, NJ in the early 1990s. Detroit, MI Source:
Detroit News 10.10.18; Fox 2 News 10.11.18; WXYZ 10.11.18; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19; North Jersey Record 12.01.19
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Detroit News 10.10.18
Wolf James C. 1957 P Sued Capuchin Civil suit alleges Wolf, Jim Buser and Gale Leifeld molested a man while he was a student at a Capuchin run high school and after graduation. The plaintiff was a counselor for men abused by clergy and claimed his therapy in 1992 revealed flashbacks. Case tried in 1995. Jury decided it was not filed within the statute of limitations. Two of the priests admitted abusing other boys but not the plaintiff in this case. Detroit, MI Source:
Detroit Free Press 02.11.95; Detroit Free Press 02.14.95; Detroit Free Press 03.29.95
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BA.org Assignment Record
Wysocki
James R. 1967 P Accused Diocesan Placed on leave in 2003 after the archdiocese reviewed an old allegation against Wysocki of sexual misconduct involving a minor. When the allegation was first raised, officials didn't have enough info to proceed. It was later deemed "substantive." Allegation was at least 15 years old and incident is said to have occurred just after Wysocki's 1967 ordination. A second allegation of abuse in the early 1970s of teenage youth was made in 2004. Vatican ordered church trial. Permanently barred from public ministry in 2007. Detroit, MI Source:
Detroit Free Press 02.03.03; Port Huron Times Herald (MI) 02.07.03; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Detroit Free Press 06.18.03; Detroit Free Press 01.12.04; Detroit News 01.12.04; Port Huron Times Herald 01.17.04; Port Huron Times Herald 03.08.04; Detroit Free Press 08.13.04; Detroit Free Press 04.20.07; WOOD 04.20.07; Oakland Press 04.21.07; Times Herald [Marine City MI] 04.21.07; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
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Wyzgoski
Robert 1959 P Sued Diocesan Removed in 2002; "retired." Accused of abuse of teenage girls in the 1960s. Parents were complaining of his behavior as early as 1973. Named in a civil suit in 2004. In 2005 the Vatican upheld Cardinal Maida's decision to permanently remove Wyzgoski from pastoral duties. Died in 1/07. On the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19. Detroit, MI Source:
Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report October 2009; Detroit Free Press 06.28.02; Detroit News 06.28.02; Archdiocese of Detroit News Release 06.30.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Associated Press 05.27.05; Detroit Free Press 01.03.07; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
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Zach
Hilary 1949 P Accused OFM Cap. Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as a deceased friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Zach's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Spent several years at St. Lawrence Seminary as teacher and novice master, then became a hospital chaplain. Died 3/22/97. Detroit, MI Source:
Province of St Joseph - Capuchin Communications Necrology 03.22.97; Capuchin List of Friars with Confirmed Reports of Sexual Abuse of Minors 06.18.13; Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St Joseph 06.18.13; Statement on the Public Release of the Names of Friars with Confirmed Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors and Vulnerable Adults 06.18.13
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