Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States
     
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Last First Ord T Status D/O Notes Diocese Source/Assignments
Barrett
John F. 1959 P Accused Diocesan Placed on leave in 5/02 due to old accusations that he molested an 8th grade boy in Catholic school in 1968. Original claim was made in 1991 but the alleged victim said the diocese cancelled meeting with him at the last minute when he wanted to bring either his wife or attorney with him. The accuser let the matter drop until 2002 when investigator for the diocese contacted him. Barrett was cleared by diocesan investigation 6/10/02 and returned to ministry. Diocese said claims could not be substantiated and victim was not cooperating. Barrett died 7/16/14. Joliet, IL Source:
Chicago Daily Herald 05.06.02; Chicago Sun Times 05.08.02; Chicago Tribune 05.08.02; Chicago Sun-Times 05.12.02; Chicago Daily Herald 06.09.02; Steurle Funeral Home 06.30.14
Assignments:
Chicago Daily Herald 05.07.02
Bennett
Richard L. 1972 P Sued Diocesan Diocese learned of abuse allegation in 2004. Bennett was said to have abused a youth once in 1976 after learning of abuse by another priest. Review board said allegation unfounded. Bennett still active as of 4/06 but under supervision. Civil suit filed by plaintiff in 5/06 but dismissed by the court in 10/06. All supervision of Bennett was removed in 5/07. Joliet, IL Source:
NBC 5 04.27.06; Chicago Tribune 04.28.06; Herald News 04.28.06; Chicago Sun-Times 05.03.06; Naperville Sun 06.05.07; Chicago Tribune 06.06.07; Catholic Explorer 06.14.07
Assignments:
Herald News 04.28.06
Buczyna
Andrew L. 1987 P Accused Diocesan Removed from ministry in 2008. Name first appeared on Joliet diocesan list of priests with credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors as revised 3/12/13. Pastor of St John Vianney in Lockport 6/97-2009. Per 12/18 updated list, permanently removed from ministry. Joliet, IL Source:
Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Diocese of Joliet List Updated 12.06.18
Assignments:
N/A
Burnett
James R. 1968 P Sued Diocesan Accused in 2/06. Denied. Removed. Not on diocese's 4/06 list of accused. Suit filed 5/06 claiming abuse 1978-82 when plaintiff was ages 8-12. Diocese found first allegations "not credible" but couldn't resolve credibility of second set. Second suit filed 2007. First suit dismissed on SOL 9/07. Diocese reopened investigation in 2010. Remained on leave. Added to Joliet list 3/13. Third case settled 3/13 for $600K and release of personnel files of several priests. Told all three plaintiffs that charges substantiated. Personnel files released 04/30/14. Per 12/18 updated list, permanently removed from ministry. Died in 2019. Joliet, IL Source:
The Star [Illinois] 02.09.06; Daily Southtown 03.28.06; Chicago Tribune 03.29.06; The Herald News 04.11.06; CBS2 chicago 05.24.06; Chicago Tribune 05.25.06; Chicago Tribune 03.20.07; Daily Southtown 03.30.07; Herald News 03.30.07; Herald News 05.05.07; Daily Herald 09.25.07; Beacon News 09.26.07; Motion filed by Diocese in Rudofski v Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet, Cause No 2007-2007-L-283, Will Co IL 01.27.11; SNAP Statement 02.04.11; Chicago Sun-Times 11.04.11; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; Herald-News 03.12.13; Statement by Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; The Patch 03.12.13; Chicago Tribune 03.13.13; ABC 7 News (with documents) 03.20.13; Chicago Tribune 03.21.13; WLS 03.21.13; Anderson Advocates Timeline 04.30.14; Burnett Personnel Files from David Rudofski Archives 04.30.14; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Joliet Patch 04.30.14; SNAP Statement 04.30.14; WLS 04.30.14; Daily Journal 05.01.14; My Suburban Life 05.08.14; ABC 7 08.14.17; Diocese of Joliet Updated List 12.08.18; Diocese of Joliet Updated List 12.13.19
Assignments:
N/A
Corbino
Thomas A. 1972 P Accused Diocesan In 8/11 the diocese learned of allegations of possible inappropriate behavior with a minor at two parishes 1987-2008. After months of investigation, the Review Board found actions did not rise to the level of sexual abuse of a minor but were inappropriate. He resigned from St. Pius X and was sent to treatment. Soon began work as volunteer chaplain at Central DuPage Hospital "under restrictions." Removed by Hospital 4/13 after it learned of past allegations. Joliet, IL Source:
Chicago Herald-News 04.04.13; SNAP Statement 04.04.13; Statement by Archdiocese of Joliet 04.04.13; Chicago Tribune 04.05.13; Chicago Tribune 04.07.13
Assignments:
N/A
Dedera
Phillip J. 1972 P Sued Diocesan Removed from hospital chaplain ministry 2002 after "credible" allegation that he abused a teenager in 1974. Sued in 2006 by person alleging abuse over 100 times at St. Pius X parish in Lombard 1975-1976. Claim settled. Name on Joliet diocese list updated 3/12/13. Diocese agreed to release of personnel files 3/13 as part of settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files released 4/30/14. Named in a 2015 lawsuit as having ignored an 11-year-old boy's screams while another priest, Henry Slade, assaulted him after the boy refused a sex act. Plaintiff said Dedera then offered him marijuana to "help him forget it." Permanently removed from ministry, per diocese's list updated 12/6/18. Joliet, IL Source:
Chicago Daily Herald 04.13.02; Chicago Tribune 04.13.02; The Pantagraph 04.19.02; Herald News 05.05.02; Chicago Tribune 05.06.02; Chicago Sun-Times 05.12.02; Joliet Diocese Press Release 04.09.06; NBC5 04.27.06; Chicago Tribune 04.28.06; Herald News 04.28.06; Chicago Tribune 06.06.07; Catholic Explorer 06.14.07; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; Chicago Tribune 03.21.13; Anderson Advocates Timeline 04.30.14; Daily Herald 04.30.14; Dedera Personnel Files from David Rudofski Archives 04.30.14; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Joliet Patch 04.30.14; SNAP Statement 04.30.14; WLS 04.30.14; Daily Journal 05.01.14; My Suburban Life 05.08.14; Daily Herald 11.19.15; SNAP 11.20.15; Diocese of Joliet List Updated 12.06.18
Assignments:
N/A
Dennerlein Arno 1969 P Sued Diocesan In 2/03 two brothers told Joliet police that Dennerlein had sexually abused them when they were boys in the early 1970s. Dennerlein denied the charges. Removed. In 10/03 Dennerlein challenged the credibility of his accusers but did refer to "a single, momentary incident" involving one of the boys. In 10/03 the diocesan review board deemed the abuse allegations credible. Suit filed in 10/03 by another set of brothers alleging abuse in the 1960s. Canonical process pending 4/14. Per diocese's list updated 12/18, case process still pending and his status was "on leave." Joliet, IL Source:
Chicago Sun-Times 06.15.03; Chicago Daily Herald 10.15.03; Chicago Sun-Times 10.15.03; Herald News 10.17.03; Chicago Daily Herald 11.19.04; Joliet Diocese Press Release 04.09.06; Herald News 04.11.06; Herald News 05.17.06; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Diocese of Joliet List Updated 12.06.18
Assignments:
N/A
Dinan Paul F. 1937 P Accused Diocesan Retired in 1980. Died 12/6/96. Worked for many years in Kankakee, Joliet and Paxton. Name included on Joliet diocese's list of priests with credible allegations as revised 3/12/13. The allegations were received after his death were thus shown as "unresolved" on the list. Joliet, IL Source:
SmallNewspapers 12.08.96; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.13.13; My Suburban Life 03.13.13; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14
Assignments:
N/A
Dochstader Richard 1975 P Accused Diocesan From Ontario, Canada. Ordained for the Missionaries of St. Charles (Scalabrinians) and worked in British Columbia. Arrived in Joliet in 1983 where he was incardinated in 1987. Assigned to parishes in Melrose Park, Frankfort, Bradley, Lockport, Naperville, Glen Ellyn Died in 2003. Added to the diocese's list of credibly accused 5/28/19. Joliet, IL Source:
Chicago Tribune Obituary 09.09.03; Diocese of Joliet Updated List 12.13.19
Assignments:
N/A
Dugal, III
William 1976 P Accused Diocesan Spent many years in wheelchair. Chaplain at Driscoll Catholic High School in Addison 1984-96. Because of his health, went to Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. Retired in 2000, privileges removed. Died in 2009. Name first appeared on diocese's list of priests with credible allegations 3/12/13. Joliet, IL Source:
Chicago Tribune 04.06.09; Chicago Sun Times 04.09.09; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.13.13; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14
Assignments:
N/A
Fischer
Lowell E. 1954 P Settled Diocesan Ordained for the Trappists. Incardinated into the Diocese of Joliet. Moved to Hawaii in 1975 for an "18 year leave of absence." Worked as a hospital chaplain for a year. Became a parish priest in 1977. One person filed suit in 1994 in Hawaii alleging abuse by Fischer in 1992. Settled out of court. Returned to Joliet diocese in 1993 on a restricted basis. Removed from ministry in 2002. Died in 6/06 in Illinois. Named in a new civil suit filed against the Joliet diocese 04/30/14 . Joliet, IL Source:
Chicago Daily Herald 05.06.02; Chicago Tribune 05.06.02; Honolulu Advertiser 05.06.02; Chicago Sun Times 05.12.02; Chicago Sun Times 06.15.03; Diocese of Joliet Press Release 04.13.06; Herald News 05.17.06; Hawaii Catholic Herald 06.30.06; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; Chicago Sun-Times 04.30.14; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; NBC Chicago 04.30.14; My Suburban Life 05.08.14; Voices 09.19.14
Assignments:
N/A
Flores
Alejandro (Alex) 2009 P Convicted Diocesan Native of Bolivia. Ordained for Joliet 6/09. Removed 1/4/10 from First Family after couple accused him of abusing their 13-year-old son for 5 years while a seminarian. Flores attempted suicide 1/6/10 by leaping from balcony of abandoned church. Sustained serious head injuries. Released 1/20/10 and arrested. Charged 4/10 with attempted abuse of first victim's brother. Pled guilty 9/10 to first allegations. Got four years prison. Paroled 6/13. Arrested by Immigration. Deported to Bolivia 8/6/13. Out-of-court civil settlement 2012. Per diocese's list 12/18, permanently removed from minsitry. Joliet, IL Source:
Bolingbrook Sun 01.07.10; Chicago Breaking News 01.07.10; Chicago Tribune 01.08.10; Chicago Breaking News 01.20.10; Chicago Tribune 01.20.10; Chicago Breaking News 01.21.10; St Charles Republican 01.22.10; Chicago Sun-Times 01.23.10; Batavia Republican 02.10.10; Wayne Republican 02.18.10; The Chronicle 03.12.10; Daily Herald 03.17.10; The Chronicle 03.17.10; The Chronical 03.18.10; Geneva Sun 04.20.10; Chicago Tribune 04.21.10; St Charles Republican 04.30.10; Kane County Chronicle 05.01.10; St Charles Republican 05.28.10; Chicago Daily Herald 09.08.10; Geneva Republican 09.08.10; Spero News 09.09.10; Chicago Tribune 11.19.11; SNAP Statement 11.19.11; Joliet Diocese List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; NBC Chicago 03.12.13; Wheaton Patch 06.17.13; Chicago Tribune 07.08.13; Washington Times 07.08.13; CBS Chicago 07.09.13; Hispanically Speaking 07.09.13; My Suburban Life 07.10.13; CBS Chicago 08.07.13; Chicago Tribune 08.07.13; Plainfield Patch 08.07.13; SNAP Statement 08.07.13; Univision 08.07.13; Vive Lo Hoy 08.07.13; WBEZ 08.07.13; BoliviaCom 08.08.13; Northwest Herald 08.08.13; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Diocese of Joliet List Updated 12.06.18
Assignments:
N/A
Formusa
Salvatore 1935 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused on Joliet diocese list 4/10/06. Retired 1985. Removed from ministry without privileges 2002. Died 2006. Diocese agreed to release his personnel files 3/13 as part of settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files released 4/30/14. Joliet, IL Source:
Diocese of Joliet Press Release 04.09.06; Chicago Tribune 04.11.06; Herald News 04.11.06; Chicago Tribune 04.12.06; Herald News 05.17.06; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; Anderson Advocates Timeline 04.30.14; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Formusa Personnel Files from David Rudofski Archives 04.30.14; Joliet Patch 04.30.14; SNAP Statement 04.30.14; WLS 04.30.14; Daily Journal 05.01.14; My Suburban Life 05.08.14
Assignments:
N/A
Frederick
James M. 1959 P Accused Diocesan Included on Joliet diocese 4/10/06 list of priests with substantiated allegations. Died 1988. Per 2013 articles and personnel files, Frederick was dean of students at the former St. Charles Borromeo [minor] seminary in Romeoville in mid-1960s. Several students complained to Rector of seminary in 1967 and Bishop removed Frederick. He later returned to duty as CFO for Diocese. Diocese agreed to release of personnel files 3/13 as part of settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files finally released 4/30/14. Joliet, IL Source:
Diocese of Joliet Press Release 04.09.06; Chicago Sun Times 04.11.06; Chicago Tribune 04.11.06; The Herald News 04.11.06; The Herald News 05.17.06; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; Herald News 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; Chicago Tribune 03.13.13; Anderson Acvocates Timeline 04.30.14; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Frederick Personnel Files from David Rudofski Archives 04.30.14; Joliet Patch 04.30.14; SNAP Statement 04.30.14; WLS 04.30.14; Daily Journal 05.01.14
Assignments:
N/A
Gibbney
Michael L. 1975 P Settled Diocesan Removed from ministry in 1992. Sued in 10/02. Accused of abuse of boy at Mary Queen of Heaven parish in Elmhurst and at St. Francis of Assisi in Bolingbrook. Suit dismissed in 2004 on statute of limitations. Another suit filed in early 2006; dismissed 11/06 on statute of limitations with option to refile amended complaint. Named in new suit filed 5/15/13. Diocese agreed to release of personnel files 3/13 as part of settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files released 4/30/14. Named as 1 of 5 priests in $4.137 million settlement in 4/15. Laicized in 2011. Joliet, IL Source:
Chicago Tribune 10.08.02; Chicago Daily Herald 01.29.04; Herald News 06.16.05; Chicago Tribune 01.19.06; Herald News 01.19.06; Daily Southtown 02.03.06; Herald News 02.15.06; Chicago Tribune 02.16.06; Diocese of Joliet Press Release 04.09.06; Chicago Sun Times 04.11.06; Herald News 05.17.06; Chicago Tribune 11.30.06; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; Chicago Sun-Times 05.15.13; Chicago Tribune 05.15.13; Huffington Post 05.15.13; Suburban Life 05.15.13; Anderson Advocates Timeline 04.30.14; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Gibbney Personnel Files from David Rudofski Archives 04.30.14; Joliet Patch 04.30.14; SNAP Statement 04.30.14; WLS 04.30.14; Daily Journal 05.01.14; My Suburban Life 05.08.14; Patch 04.15.15; Diocese of Joliet List Updated 12.06.18
Assignments:
N/A
Gibbs
Lawrence (Larry) M. 1973 P Settled Diocesan Multiple accusers. Accused of abuse in 1979. Transferred. Accused of abuse of 11-year-old boy for 6 years. Two civil suits filed 1993, one dismissed, one settled 1998. Termed Joliet diocese's most notorious abuser. Accused of abuse in Lombard, Lockport and Glen Ellyn. Removed from ministry 1992. No criminal charges filed. Left priesthood in 1990s and later married. Removed from position as counselor in St. Louis in 2002 pending investigation. Named in new suit filed by a man 6/12 and by another man 6/13. Diocese agreed to release of personnel files 3/13 as part of settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files released 4/30/14. Named in $4.137 million settlement re five priests in 4/15. Joliet, IL Source:
Chicago Tribune 01.05.93; Chicago Sun Times 01.06.93; Chicago Tribune 01.10.93; Chicago Tribune 01.21.93; Chicago Tribune 03.24.94; Herald News 05.05.02; Chicago Tribune 05.16.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Associated Press 06.22.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 06.28.02; Chicago Sun Times 06.15.03; Chicago Tribune 02.03.06; Chicago Sun Times 04.11.06; Daily Herald 05.17.06; Herald News 05.17.06; Naperville Sun 06.28.12; Naperville Sun 06.28.12; Herald News 06.29.12; Herald-News 06.29.12; Diocesan List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; The Patch 03.21.13; Joliet Patch 06.14.13; Southtown Star 06.18.13; Anderson Advocates Timeline 04.30.14; Chicago Sun-Times 04.30.14; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Gibbs Personnel Files from David Rudofski Archives 04.30.14; Joliet Patch 04.30.14; SNAP Statement 04.30.14; WLS 04.30.14; Daily Journal 05.01.14; Patch 04.15.16; Diocese of Joliet List Updated 12.06.18
Assignments:
N/A
Howlin
Carroll 1961 P Sued Diocesan A man filed suit 8/02 alleging abuse by Howlin in 1975 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and on trips to KY. Howlin, who had worked as mission priest in KY since 1977, was quickly removed. Another man alleging abuse by Howlin says he reported incident to Bishop Imesch in 1993. The man's attorney said Imesch sent Howlin for therapy or psych evaluation without telling the Lexington diocese about it, then allowed him to return to ministry. A 6/08 canonical case still unresolved 4/14. Living unsupervised in KY. Diocese agreed to release of personnel files 3/13 as part of settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files released 4/30/14. Died 5/05/15. Joliet, IL Source:
Chicago Tribune 04.17.02; Lexington Herald Leader 04.17.02; Herald News 05.05.02; Lexington Herald 08.16.02; Chicago Daily Herald 08.20.02; Chicago Tribune 08.20.02; Chicago Sun Times 06.15.03; Diocese of Joliet Press Release 04.09.06; Chicago Sun Times 04.11.06; Herald News 04.11.06; Herald News 05.17.06; Statement on Diocese of Joliet Website 06.18.08; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; Chicago Tribune 04.26.13; SNAP Statement 04.26.13; SNAP Statement 04.29.13; Herald-News 04.30.13; SNAP Letter to Cardinal George 04.30.13; SNAP Statement 05.16.13; Herald-Leader 05.17.13; Star-Ledger 05.26.13; SNAP Statement 01.24.14; Anderson Advocates Timeline 04.30.14; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Howlin Personnel Files from David Rudofski Archives 04.30.14; Joliet Patch 04.30.14; SNAP Statement 04.30.14; WLS 04.30.14; Daily Journal 05.01.14; Diocese of Joliet Updated List 12.08.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Jacklin
Richard E. 1984 P Charged Diocesan Pastor of Sacred Heart parish in Goodrich. Arrested 10/31/17, charged with sexual assault of a 39-year-old paralyzed man with an intellectual disability who resided at Shapiro Developmental Center in Kankakee. A nurse reportedly walked in Jacklin as he was performing a sex act on the resident. Lawuit filed by the IL Office of State Guardian in 10/19. Joliet, IL Source:
Daily Journal 11.01.17; Daily Journal 11.01.17; AP via Chicago Tribune 11.03.17; Daily Journal 11.03.17; Chicago Tribune 10.31.19
Assignments:
N/A
Jendrysik Mark 1985 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list updated 12/8/18. It notes he was permanently removed from ministry in 2018. Admitted to "having sexual contact" with a teen girl over 35 years prior, when he was a seminarian. Joliet, IL Source:
Chicago Tribune 12.10.18; Diocese of Joliet List Updated 12.08.19
Assignments:
N/A
Jochem
Harold 1930 P Sued Franciscan A man filed a civil suit in 6/04 alleging abuse 1974- 78 by Jochem and another Fanciscan friar, Jeffrey Salwach, at St. Jude's in New Lenox. Per the suit, the two priests forced the boy to engage in group sex, smoke marijuana and drink alcohol. Jochem is reportedly deceased. Joliet, IL Source:
Daily Southtown 06.17.04
Assignments:
N/A
Lenczycki
Frederick A. 1972 P Convicted Diocesan Removed in 2002. Convicted in 2004 for abuse of three boys. Sentenced to five years prison. Also worked in MO and CA. Admitted to abusing up to 30 boys over 25 years. Deemed too dangerous to release. Released 9/09 on parole. On IL sex offender registry. New lawsuit 5/13. Diocese agreed to release of personnel files 3/13 as part of settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files released 4/30/14. Named in at least one new suit 4/30/14. Named as 1 of 5 priests in $4.137M suit settled 4/15. Laicized 2016. New charge 2/19 of assault of a boy in the early 1990s in St. Louis. Living in Berkeley, IL. Pled guilty 5/19 to abusing two boys in MO in the early 1990s. On St. Louis archdiocese's list 7/26/19. Sentenced in 8/19 to 10 years in prison. Joliet, IL Source:
Herald News 05.05.02; Chicago Tribune 05.16.02; Chicago Tribune 01.13.04; The Herald News 04.08.06; Chicago Tribune 04.10.06; Chicago Tribune 04.10.06; Chicago Tribune 04.11.06; Diocese of Joliet 04.13.06; Chicago Tribune 03.09.08; Daily Herald 03.11.08; Chicago Daily Herald 03.14.08; Chicago Tribune 03.14.08; Daily Herald 03.18.08; Chicago Tribune 03.19.08; Daily Herald 03.19.08; Daily Herald 03.19.08; Chicago Daily Herald 03.24.08; Chicago Tribune 03.24.08; Chicago Daily Herald 03.25.08; Chicago Sun-Times 07.09.09; Chicago Breaking News 09.24.09; Forest Park Review 10.06.09; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; Chicago Tribune 04.07.13; Chicago Sun-Times 05.15.13; Chicago Tribune 05.15.13; Anderson Advocates Timeline 04.30.14; Chicago Sun-Times 04.30.14; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Enquirer-Herald 04.30.14; Joliet Patch 04.30.14; Lenczycki Personnel Files from David Rudofski Archives 04.30.14; NBC Chicago 04.30.14; SNAP Statement 04.30.14; The Republic (AP) 04.30.14; WLS 04.30.14; Daily Journal 05.01.14; Hinsdale Patch 05.01.14; My Suburban Life 05.08.14; Voices 09.19.14; Patch 04.15.15; KOMU 11.29.18; Diocese of Joliet List Updated 12.06.18; St Louis Post-Dispatch 02.21.19; Associated Press 04.22.19; SNAP 04.23.19; AP via Dayton Daily News 05.29.19; Daily Tribune 07.24.19; KRCG TV 07.24.19; St Louis Post-Dispatch 08.05.19; Archdiocese of St Louis List 08.06.19; Associated Press 08.18.19
Assignments:
Assignment Record from Transcript of Plea Agreement Hearing, Bates 649-650, 01.12.04
Malzone
John D. 1955 P Accused Diocesan Left ministry in 1970. Died in 2008. Named publicly by the Joliet diocese on its list revised 3/12/13 of priests with credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors. Joliet, IL Source:
Windy City Media Group 03.05.08; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14
Assignments:
N/A
McBrien
Kevin Michael 1970 P Accused Carmelite Removed from position at St. Matthew's In Glendale Heights in 5/10 after allegation that he abused a boy on a single occasion about 30 to 35 years previously, while assigned to Joliet Catholic High School. The same person also alleged abuse on multiple occasions by Fr. Lee Ryan at Providence High School. Investigation by diocese. Lives in a supervised setting in 8/10. Joliet, IL Source:
Neighborhood Star 05.29.10; Daily Herald 06.07.10; Herald News 06.08.10; Doings Weekly 08.23.10; SNAP Statement 08.23.10; Suburban Life 08.23.10; SNAP Press Release 10.20.10; Statement by SNAP 04.05.11; Daily Journal 10.03.12
Assignments:
Detailed BA.org Assignment Record
McGrath
Richard J. 1973 P Sued Order of St. Augustine Accused in a 4/18 lawsuit of the sexual abuse of a boy ages 13-15 in 1995-96. The abuse allegedly occurred at Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox, where McGrath was president. Police investigating. Had been investigated in 12/17 after a girl reported she saw at a wrestling match that McGrath had a photo of a nude boy on his cellphone. McGrath refused to give the phone to police; investigation closed. McGrath resigned from the high school. The man who filed suit in 4/18 came forward to police in 1/18. Per news in 9/18, moved to his Order's St. John Stone Friary in Hyde Park, across an alley from a preschool and near a Catholic grade school. The Augustinians agreed to move him after outcry. Sent to a friary in Chicago. Reported in 12/18 to have "gone missing" from Order. Thought to be living alone in a Chicago apartment. Joliet, IL Source:
New Lenox Patch 02.19.18; Chicago Sun-Times 04.12.18; Daily Southtown 04.12.18; The Herald-News 04.12.18; WLS 04.12.18; WGN 04.13.18; Daily Southtown 04.14.18; Chicago Sun-Times 09.21.18; Church Militant 09.21.18; The Hill 12.29.18; The Patch 12.29.18; New York Times 01.09.19; Chicago Tribune 04.08.19
Assignments:
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Meis
J. Anthony 1972 P Settled Diocesan Meis left his position in Joliet in 1994 after allegation of sexual misconduct with minor in late 1980s. A secret settlement was paid to the alleged victim. After therapy, in 12/94 he became chaplain at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis. Removed in 2002. Hospital president said Bishop Imesch told him about past allegations against Meis in 1994 but Archdiocese of St. Louis said it had no knowledge of claim. There was letter of good standing from Bishop Imesch. Died in 2015, per diocese. Joliet, IL Source:
Associated Press 04.30.02; Chicago Tribune 05.01.02; St Louis Post Dispatch 05.01.02; Herald News 05.05.02; Chicago Tribune 05.16.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Diocese of Joliet Press Release 04.09.06; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Joliet List Revised 10.12.16
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Mullins
Lawrence (Larry) 1977 P Sued Diocesan First allegations received in 1986. Kept in ministrty until 1993. Five men filed suit in 9/02 alleging Mullins molested them and that the diocese should have known he was unfit. Suit dismissed under statute of limitations; four of the plaintiffs refiled under new law. Judge dismissed again in 1/04. A sixth plaintiff filed civil suit in 7/04 alleging abuse 1978-80. Diocese agreed to release of personnel files 3/13 as part of settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files released 4/30/14. Laicized in 2018. Joliet, IL Source:
Herald News 08.11.02; Chicago Daily Herald 09.10.02; Chicago Daily Herald 01.29.04; Chicago Tribune 03.04.06; Diocese of Joliet Press Release 04.09.06; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; Chicago Tribune 03.21.13; Anderson Advocates Timeline 04.30.14; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Joliet Patch 04.30.14; Mullins Personnel Files from David Rudofski Archives 04.30.14; SNAP Statement 04.30.14; WLS 04.30.14; Daily Journal 05.01.14; Diocese of Joliet List Updated 12.06.18
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Nowak
James A. 1967 P Settled Diocesan Retired in 2007 from SS Peter and Paul in Naperville. Member of Montini Catholic HS board of directors. Removed without privileges in 8/12 after allegation of sex abuse of a minor about 25 years prior. Per 1989 Official Catholic Directory was assigned to St. Anthony's in Joliet. Review Board deemed allegation credible. Matter sent to Rome. Still pending 4/14. Named in new suit 5/15/13. Named as one of 5 priests in $4.137 million lawsuit settled in 4/15. Settlements with eight men claiming abuse as minors. Per diocese's list updated in 12/18, Nowak was permanently removed from ministry. Joliet, IL Source:
CBS Chicago 08.30.12; Chicago Tribune 08.30.12; Daily Herald 08.30.12; WGN 08.30.12; My Suburban Life 09.01.12; My Suburban Life 09.04.12; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; Chicago Sun-Times 05.15.13; Chicago Tribune 05.15.13; Huffington Post 05.15.13; Suburban Life 05.15.13; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Patch 04.15.16; CBS Chicago 09.27.18; CBS 2 10.07.18; Diocese of Joliet List Updated 12.06.18
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N/A
O'Connor
Donald G. 1964 P Accused Diocesan O'Connor's mental stability had been questioned as far back as seminary. Removed from ministry in 5/02 after Diocese learned of allegations that he abused an adolescent boy 1967-1970. Diocese said allegations were substantiated and O'Connor "acknowledged that the incident had occurred." Other accusers also known. Former police chaplain. Died in 2011. Revealed 5/16/13 that even after privileges were removed, he was paid to say mass intentions (stipends). Diocese agreed to release of personnel files 3/13 as part of settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files released 4/30/14. Joliet, IL Source:
Associated Press 05.18.02; Chicago Tribune 05.19.02; Diocese of Joliet Press Release 04.09.06; Chicago Sun-Times 04.11.06; Herald News 05.17.06; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; ABC 7 News 03.20.13; O'Connor personnel documents from Joliet 03.20.13; WLS 03.21.13; WLS 05.17.13; Huffington Post 05.21.13; Anderson Advocates Timeline 04.30.14; Chicago Sun-Times 04.30.14; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Joliet Patch 04.30.14; O'Connor Personnel Files from David Rudofski Archives 04.30.14; SNAP Statement 04.30.14; WLS 04.30.14; Daily Journal 05.01.14
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Pock
Donald P. 1958 P Accused Diocesan Pock told parishioners at St. Peter's parish in Itasca in 1987 that he was a recovering alcoholic. Removed from ministry at St. Peter's in 2002. Accused of abuse of a minor in the early 1970s. Allegations substantiated by the Review Board. Died in 2004. Named in 2006 litigation by another man who claimed abuse in 1970 at age 16 at Divine Savior in Downers Grove, when he went to Pock to discuss becoming a priest. The man told the Diocese in the mid-1970s. Pock was sent for counseling then reassigned. Diocese agreed to release of personnel files 3/13 as part of settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files released 4/30/14. Joliet, IL Source:
Chicago Daily Herald 05.06.02; Chicago Tribune 05.06.02; Chicago Daily Herald 05.07.02; Chicago Sun Times 05.12.02; Chicago Sun-Times 06.15.03; Chicago Tribune 05.22.04; Chicago Tribune 02.28.06; Chicago Sun-Times 03.01.06; Chicago Tribune 03.01.06; Herald News 03.01.06; Diocese of Joliet Press Release 04.09.06; Chicago Sun-Times 04.11.06; Chicago Tribune 04.30.06; Daily Herald 05.17.06; Herald News 05.17.06; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; The Patch 03.15.13; Chicago Tribune 03.21.13; Chicago Tribune 04.07.13; Daily Herald 04.07.13; Anderson Advocates Timeline 04.30.14; Daily Herald 04.30.14; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Joliet Patch 04.30.14; Pock Personnel Files from David Rudofski Archives 04.30.14; SNAP Statement 04.30.14; WLS 04.30.14; Daily Journal 05.01.14; My Suburban Life 05.08.14
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Poff
Edward F. 1958 P Accused Diocesan Per 5/02 article, Poff was accused of sexually abusing a minor in 1994. Allegation substantiated by church authorities and Poff sent for therapy. Reassigned to restricted ministry as a hospital chaplain until retirement in 2001. Poff still occasionally helped out at parishes until 5/02 when the Diocese removed his faculties. Per diocese's list revised 12/18, permanently removed from ministry. Joliet, IL Source:
Chicago Daily Herald 05.06.02; Chicago Tribune 05.06.02; Chicago Sun-Times 05.12.02; Chicago Sun Times 06.15.03; Diocese of Joliet Press Release 04.09.06; Chicago Sun-Times 04.11.06; Herald News 05.17.06; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Chicago Tribune 01.17.17; Diocese of Joliet List Updated 12.06.18
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Ross
Anthony J. 1972 P Sued Diocesan Ordained for the Joliet diocese. News in 2002 that Ross molested a 15-year-old boy twice in 1981. His victim had letters he had received from Ross, which the boy's parents found in 1983. They confronted the bishop. Ross admitted the abuse, was sent to treatment, then returned to Joliet. The victim's family discovered in 1993 that Ross was still in ministry. Ross subsequently moved to the Santa Rosa diocese and worked as prison chaplain. Incardinated to Santa Rosa 8/1/97. Permanently removed in 4/02 by Santa Rosa diocese when allegations became known. Sued 2006. Joliet diocese agreed to release personnel files 3/13 as part of settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files released 4/30/14. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. Joliet, IL Source:
Chicago Sun-Times 04.18.02; Chicago Daily Herald 04.19.02; Chicago Daily Herald 04.19.02; San Bernardino Sun 04.29.02; Herald News 05.05.02; Chicago Sun Times 05.12.02; Press Democrat 06.09.02; Herald News 08.11.02; Chicago Sun Times 06.15.03; Press Democrat 07.22.03; Press Democrat 01.19.04; Chicago Tribune 02.04.06; Daily Southtown 03.03.06; Chicago Tribune 03.04.06; Daily Herald 03.04.06; Morris Daily Herald 03.04.06; Diocese of Joliet Press Release 04.09.06; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; Anderson Advocates Timeline 04.30.14; Daily Herald 04.30.14; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Joliet Patch 04.30.14; Ross Personnel Files from David Rudofski Archives 04.30.14; SNAP Statement 04.30.14; WLS 04.30.14; Daily Journal 05.01.14; My Suburban Life 05.08.14; Diocese of Santa Rosa List 01.12.19
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Ruffalo
Richard M. 1959 P Settled Diocesan Credible allegations received after his death in 1997. In 2002 Ruffalo was accused by at least two men of abusing them when they were boys. Allegedly gave them beer and wine, took them on trips to Las Vegas and molested them. Ruffalo was also accused of stealing from collections. He was over $95,000 in debt when he died. One man filed civil suit 1998 which later settled. Two more plaintiffs filed suit 2003. A fourth man came forward in 2006. Joliet, IL Source:
Chicago Sun Times 02.24.97; Herald News 05.05.02; Herald News (IL) 08.11.02; Chicago Sun Times 10.15.03; Daily Herald 10.15.03; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 10.30.04; Daily Herald 11.19.04; Herald News 02.24.06; Herald News 02.24.06; Chicago Sun Times 03.05.06; Herald News 03.05.06; Diocese of Joliet Press Release 04.09.06; Chicago Tribune 04.11.06; Herald News 05.17.06; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.13.13; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14
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Ryan Dan L. 1956 P Accused Diocesan Named publicly as accused by the Joliet diocese on its list updated in 12/19. Noted to have been removed from ministry in 2002. Died in 2015. Joliet, IL Source:
Diocese of Joliet List Updated 12.13.19
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Ryan
F. Lee 1968 P Accused Diocesan Removed from St. Edmund in Watseka 5/10 after accused of abuse on multiple occasions of a boy at Providence H.S. about 30-35 years prior. Same man also alleged abuse by Fr. McBrien once at Joliet Catholic H.S. On "special assignment" per 1989 Catholic Directory. Denied the allegation. In summer 2012, Vatican said he could not be permanently removed. Diocese said he would return to limited ministry, but a week later, on 9/18/12, his privileges were again withdrawn. Canonical process was still pending 4/14. Named in new lawsuit against Joliet filed on 4/30/14. Died 9/2/16. Joliet, IL Source:
Neighborhood Star 05.29.10; Daily Herald 06.07.10; Herald News 06.08.10; Daily Journal 06.11.10; SNAP Statememt 09.12.12; Catholic Culture 09.13.12; CBS Chicago 09.13.12; Chicago Tribune 09.13.12; Southtown Star 09.13.12; Statement by Diocese of Joliet 09.13.12; WGN 09.13.12; Naperville Sun 09.14.12; WLS 09.14.12; CNN 09.15.12; Southtown Star 09.15.12; Chicago Sun-Times 09.18.12; Chicago Tribune 09.18.12; Daily Journal 09.18.12; SNAP Statement 09.18.12; The Patch 09.18.12; SNAP--Statement by Victim 09.19.12; Southtown Star 09.20.12; Daily Journal 09.22.12; Daily Journal 09.22.12; Herald-News 09.22.12; Daily Journal 10.03.12; Statement by Diocese of Joliet 03.04.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Chicago Sun-Times 04.30.14; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; NBC Chicago 04.30.14; My Suburban Life 05.08.14; Voices 09.19.14; Patch 09.08.16; Legacy 09.14.16
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Salwach
Jeffrey 1984 P Settled OFM Franciscan Accused along with another friar in a 2004 civil suit of abusing an elementary school boy 1974-78. Salwach was a Franciscan brother assigned to a New Lenox, IL parish at the time of the alleged abuse. After ordination he worked in Quincy IL, Galena AK, Parma and Cleveland OH, Joliet IL, San Antonio TX and Ruston LA. He was placed on leave in 5/03. The lawsuit settled. No criminal charges were filed. Still shown as an active priest per Catholic Times 5/10/09. Reportedly in 11/11, Salwach had recently been assigned to work at LaVerna Friary in a residential neighborhood in St. Louis, MO. Joliet, IL Source:
Chicago Tribune 06.17.04; Daily Southtown 06.17.04; The Herald News 02.15.06; Chicago Tribune 02.16.06; Catholic Times 05.10.09; Herald News 11.02.11; Berger's Beat 11.12.11
Assignments:
Anderson and Associates Assignment Record
Simonelli
Gerald 1990 P Accused Diocesan Simonelli's name appeared on the diocese's 6/24/15 list of "Diocesan Priests With A Credible Allegation(s) of Sexual Abuse of Minors Made Against Them While Serving in the Joliet Diocese." The list notes a continuing canonical process. Simonelli was removed from ministry in 5/10 after a 21-year-old man accused him of "inappropriate conduct" that occurred more than two years prior. Bishop Sartain stated Simonelli's removal was due to "homosexual activity" and that he was "unfaithful to his vows on more than one occasion." As of 12/18, process still pending and status was "on leave." Joliet, IL Source:
Daily Herald 05.19.10; Catholic Culture 05.20.10; Diocese of Joliet 06.24.15; Diocese of Joliet List Updated 12.06.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Slade Henry 1984 P Sued Diocesan Arrested and removed from ministry 1/90. Pled guilty 2/90 to sexual misconduct with an 18-year-old disabled man. Sentenced to 12 months probation. Victim filed suit 12/91. Suit later settled. Accused in another lawsuit filed in 11/15 abusing an 11-year-old boy in 1976. Plaintiff said he refused to perform a sex act on Slade, who then physically attacked him; further, he said Rev. Phillip Dedera ignored his screams, but later offered him marijuana "to help him forget it." Per diocese's list 12/18, Slade died in 2016. Joliet, IL Source:
Chicago Tribune 01.13.90; Chicago Tribune 02.10.90; Chicago Tribune 12.04.91; Herald News 05.05.02; Diocese of Joliet Press Release 04.09.06; Sun Times 04.11.06; Herald News 05.17.06; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Daily Herald 11.19.15; Diocese of Joliet List Updated 12.06.18
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N/A
Slown
John 1959 P Convicted Diocesan Convicted of sexually abusing a boy in DuPage Co in 1983. Removed from ministry in 1986. Slown said he left priesthood because he was an alcoholic. In 10/03 two brothers filed suit alleging abuse by Slown, Ruffalo and Arno Dennerlein. Suit said abuse occurred in Illinois for several years and, for the younger boy, later in NJ. Diocese agreed to release of personnel files 3/13 as part of settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files released 4/30/14. Joliet, IL Source:
Herald News (IL) 08.11.02; Chicago Daily Herald 10.15.03; Chicago Sun-Times 10.15.03; Chicago Daily Herald 11.19.04; Diocese of Joliet Press Release 04.09.06; Chicago Sun-Times 04.11.06; Herald News 05.17.06; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; Anderson Advocates Timeline 04.30.14; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Joliet Patch 04.30.14; Slown Personnel Files from David Rudofski Archives 04.30.14; SNAP Statement 04.30.14; WLS 04.30.14; Daily Journal 05.01.14
Assignments:
N/A
Stalzer David 1974 P Accused Diocesan A 1993 civil suit claimed that Revs. Stalzer and Lawrence M. Gibbs abused the plaintiff in 1981. Suit was dismissed in 1994 by the court after plaintiff claimed to have been treated by two psychologists and both denied having seen the man. Stalzer was returned to ministry in 4/93 (under supervision and with limited contact with youngsters) prior to resolution of suit. He died in 2000. Joliet, IL Source:
Chicago Tribune 01.21.93; Chicago Sun-Times 04.24.93; Chicago Tribune 03.24.94; The Herald News (Joliet) 05.05.02
Assignments:
N/A
Stefanich
Edward 1965 P Convicted Diocesan Stefanich abused a 15-year-old girl for 16 months 1985-86. Church warned by Counselor about the relationship in 1986; they promised to handle but did nothing until 1987 after Stefanich proposed marriage and the girl's parents complained. He was removed then. Stefanich was indicted and pled guilty. Sentenced in 1987 to 6 months in jail and a year of counseling. Laicized in 1988. Police admitted they knew he had also abused another girl. Settled with family 4/88 for $450K. A man accused him of abuse in a suit filed 9/03 re abuse 1969-1970. Stefanich died in 2016, per the diocese's list updated 12/18. Joliet, IL Source:
Chicago Tribune 02.15.87; Chicago Tribune 02.17.87; Chicago Tribune 03.05.87; Chicago Tribune 05.07.87; Chicago Tribune 08.21.87; Chicago Tribune 08.22.87; Herald News 05.05.02; Chicago Tribune 05.16.02; Chicago Daily Herald 09.24.03; Chicago Tribune 09.24.03; Chicago Daily Herald 07.30.05; Chicago Daily Herald 09.09.05; Chicago Tribune 02.03.06; Chicago Tribune 02.04.06; Daily Southtown 02.23.06; Diocese of Joliet Press Release 04.09.06; Chicago Sun-Times 04.11.06; Herald News 05.17.06; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Enquirer-Herald 04.30.14; The Republic (AP) 04.30.14; Diocese of Joliet List Updated 12.06.18
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Storm
James O. 1952 P Accused Diocesan Died in 1974. Name included on Joliet diocese's list of priests with credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors as revised 3/12/13. The allegations were received after his death and thus were shown as "unresolved" on the list. Joliet, IL Source:
Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14
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N/A
Van Duren
Charles 1952 P Accused Diocesan Worked in MA, PA, St. Joseph Indian School in SD, and MS before arriving in the Joliet diocese in 1970. Worked in several parishes, retired in 1995, and died 8/97. Credible accusation was received after his death. Name appeared on Diocese's 6/08 list of accused priests with a credible/ substantiated allegation of sexual abuse of a minor. Joliet, IL Source:
Chicago Tribune 09.01.97; Diocese of Joliet list of credibly accused priests 06.18.08; History of St Mary Immaculate Parish 08.24.08; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; The Patch 03.14.13; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14
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N/A
Virtue
William D. 1975 P Settled Diocesan Accused in 2006 of abuse in the Joliet diocese in 1980-81. Not included on Joliet diocese's list of confirmed abusers released 4/09/06. Civil suit filed 5/06. Worked in Joliet, Rockford and Peoria dioceses. Joliet settled suit as of 9/07. Left Joliet and incardinated into Peoria in 1988. Peoria diocese removed his privileges in 2006. Canonical process pending 4/14. Joliet diocese agreed to release of personnel files 3/13 as part of settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files released 4/30/14. On Rockford diocese's list 11/14/18. Noted to have been removed from ministry by Peoria and Rockford in 2/06. Per Joliet list updated 12/18, "on leave," canonical process still pending. Joliet, IL Source:
Pantagraph 02.24.06; The Herald News 04.11.06; CBS2 Chicago 05.24.06; Chicago Tribune 05.25.06; Herald News 05.25.06; Daily Herald 09.25.07; Daily Southtown (AP) 09.26.07; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; Chicago Tribune 04.07.13; Anderson Advocates Timeline 04.30.14; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Joliet Patch 04.30.14; SNAP Statement 04.30.14; Virtue Personnel Files from David Rudofski Archives 04.30.14; WLS 04.30.14; Daily Journal 05.01.14; Diocese of Rockford List 11.14.18; Diocese of Joliet List Updated 12.06.18; News Tribune 01.15.19
Assignments:
Partial Assignment Record
Walsh
Oliver T. 1960 P Accused Diocesan Native of Ireland. Died in 1975. Walsh's name appeared on Joliet diocese's list of priests with credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors as revised 3/12/13. The allegations were received after his death and thus were shown on the list as "unresolved." Joliet, IL Source:
FindaGrave 01.15.75; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14
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N/A
White
Myles Patrick 1968 P Convicted Diocesan Removed from ministry in 1992 after seen on a 30 minute segment of a videotape having sex with a boy. He had donated the tape to a garage sale. When police arrested him, he was destroying pictures of boys. Sentenced to four years prison in 1993 in Illinois and similar sentence in Indiana. Released from prison in 1995. At least four suits settled by 11/95. One victim known to have died by suicide 20 years after the abuse. White died in 2012. Named in new civil suit 5/13. One of five priests named in $4.137 million suit settled 4/15. Joliet, IL Source:
Associated Press 07.29.92; Chicago Sun-Times 07.30.92; Chicago Tribune (AP) 07.30.92; Chicago Tribune 07.31.92; Associated Press 08.22.92; Chicago Tribune 12.10.92; Chicago Tribune 04.16.93; Chicago Tribune 05.10.93; Chicago Tribune 08.17.93; Chicago Tribune 12.01.94; Chicago Tribune 04.22.95; Herald News 05.05.02; The Herald News 02.15.06; Diocese of Joliet Press Release 04.09.06; Chicago Sun-Times 04.11.06; Herald News 05.17.06; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; Chicago Sun-Times 05.15.13; Chicago Tribune 05.15.13; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Patch 04.15.15
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