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Last First Ord T Status D/O Notes Diocese Source/Assignments
Altstock / Alstock
Edward D. 1959 P Sued Diocesan Woman filed civil suit 9/11 alleging that Altstock groomed, seduced and then sexually abused her on at least a dozen occasions while he was at St. John the Apostle parish in Reedsport beginning in 1985 when she was between the ages of 14-18. He was 56 at the time. Retired in 7/01. Archdiocese said this was 2nd allegation against him. Settlement finalized 7/12. As part of settlement, Vicar General will issue public apology on behalf of Archbishop at the same parish on 8/26/12. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 09.28.11; Catholic Sentinel 09.30.11; Register-Guard 10.17.11; The Oregonian 08.18.12; The Oregonian 08.24.12; Catholic Sentinel 08.27.12; Miami Herald (AP) 08.27.12; KPTV Fox 12 01.27.14
Assignments:
N/A
Arata Henri 1960 P Sued Diocesan In Dec. 2003 one man filed suit alleging that Arata sexually molested him from 1967 through 1970 at Immaculate Conception Parish. Arata was assigned to Immaculate Conception from 1969 until 1975 and also worked at a local grade school and high school as a counselor from 1964 until 1975. Arata retired "for health reasons" in 1982 and died the same year. Portland, OR Source:
Press Release by Archdiocese of Portland 12.03.03; Statesman Journal 12.04.03; The Oregonian 12.04.03; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
Baccellieri
Joseph A. 1966 P Sued Diocesan Removed from active duty in 2002. 2 men filed suits in 2004 alleging abuse in 1970s at Central Catholic High School. One plaintiff had a secretly recorded tape wherein Baccelliere seemed to admit molesting the Plaintiffs and indicating that there were other victims. Placed on leave in 1992 after allegation of abuse in 1970s involving teenage males. Went to rehab & then reassigned to several parishes beginning in 1994. Supposedly reassigned on limited basis under close supervision. Retired in 2002. Portland, OR Source:
Associated Press 4.3.10; The Oregonian 4.3.10; The Oregonian 6.06.07 (Documents); Associated Press 02.23.04; Press Release by Archdiocese of Portland 02.23.04; The Oregonian 02.23.04; The Oregonian 02.24.04; San Francisco Chronicle 07.10.04; The Oregonian 06.24.05; Oregonian Table 11.12.06; The Oregonian 11.12.06; Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.24.08
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Beezer Arnold R 1964 P Accused Jesuits Beezer was first named publicly as credibly accused in the Jesuit West Province 12/7/18 list, which states that he was removed from ministry and put on a safety plan for abuse of a minor in the 1970s. In that decade Beezer worked at Jesuit HS in Portland, St Alexander's in Cornelius OR, and St Luke's in Woodburn OR in the Portland archdiocese. The list does not specify the Cornelius assignment or state when the abuse was reported. Beezer also worked in the Yakima and Spokane dioceses, and in the Tegucigalpa archdiocese, Honduras, in an orphanage and a maternity hospital. Now resides in the San Jose diocese. Portland, OR Source:
List of West Jesuits 12.07.18
Assignments:
List of West Jesuits 12.07.18
Bischoff
William Norbert 1947 P Accused S.J. As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Bischoff's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Worked in San Francisco, Spokane, Seattle, Great Falls, and Portland OR dioceses. Died 10/27/91. On the Jesuit West Province list 12/7/19. It notes abuse reported in 2009, occurring 1953-56, 1957-61 and 1962. Portland, OR Source:
Jesuits Oregon Province website accessed 12.07.12; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Assignments:
Detailed BA Assignment Record; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Brazauskas
Pius 1930 P Settled Diocesan Lithuanian. Arrived in U.S. 1940s. In 1949 assisted at a St. Louis parish, transferred in late 1950s to Eugene OR where he was hospital chaplain until early 1970s. Per news, a 1950s news story said Brazauskas had a special rapport with children, always had candy and bubblegum for them and was nicknamed "Dr. Bubblegum." Moved to North Bend OR 1972, worked at Holy Redeemer parish and St. Cathierine's Residence Nursing Home. Artist with religious paintings displayed around the world, per obit. Retired 1980. Died 1990. In 1/18, three men filed suit vs the archdiocese alleging Brazauskas sexually abused them as children in the 1980s, when the priest was assigned to Holy Redeemer parish in North Bend. The boys were between 5 and 12 years old when Brazauskas allegedly french kissed them, groped their genitals and pressed his erect penis against them. Five more men joined the suit, some alleging abuse, some up to age 16, in the 1970s; settlement of nearly $4M in 7/19. Portland, OR Source:
The Orlando Sentinel 03.04.90; Oregonian 01.10.18; World 01.11.18; The Oregonian 08.01.19; OPB 08.02.19
Assignments:
N/A
Brennan
Cathal 1952 P Sued Diocesan From Ireland, ordained for the Portland archdiocese. Accused in a 2018 lawsuit, along with Deacon James Creel, of sexually abusing an altar boy at Holy Cross parish 1993-96. Died 1/19/13 in Ireland. Portland, OR Source:
Catholic Sentinel Obituary 01.23.13; Oregonian 08.27.18
Assignments:
N/A
Bucher
Melvin 1961 P Settled Franciscan Accused in a 1994 lawsuit of abuse in the early 1970's. Diocese said he was on leave of absence when abuse occurred, so they were not responsible for him. Lower court dismissed as not within scope of employment; OR Supreme Court reversed lower court in 1999. This ruling became noted for changing OR law. Case settled 1/01 for $512,500. Another man claimed abuse as a minor in 1965. Bucher admitted abuse in the 1960s and 1970s. Worked in CA and OR. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans' list 5/31/19. On the Oakland diocese's list 6/1/19. Died in 2019. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 12.24.94; The Oregonian 04.04.95; Associated Press 04.08.99; The Oregonian 04.09.99; The Oregonian 01.27.01; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Oregonian Table 11.12.06; Register-Guard 04.19.07; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; San Jose Mercury News 04.01.08; Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.24.08; Documents Released by Archdiocese 11.25.08; Ernesto C v Franciscans, Cause No 1337577, Santa Barbara Co Superior Court 10.05.09; Clover v Franciscans, Cause No 1338070, Santa Barbara Co Superior Court 11.03.09; Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19
Callan
Francis W. 1946 P Accused Jesuit Worked in San Francisco, Spokane, Great Falls, Boise City, Baker, Seattle, Gallup, Tucson, and Portland OR dioceses. Gallup and Tucson assignments in 1962-68 were in the CA province, not his home OR province. As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claim filed in the bankruptcy, and who have not denied the allegation. Callan's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Died 4/19/91. On Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes alleged abuse 1950-53, reported in 2009. Portland, OR Source:
FindAGrave 04.19.91; Jesuits Oregon Province website accessed 12.07.12; SNAP Press Release 03.24.14; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Charvet Louis 1945 P Sued Benedictine Accused in a 2002 suit of abusing a girl when she was 7. Total of 4 women sued Charvet alleging that he assaulted them. In another suit, he is accused of masturbating in front of a 13 yr old boy and using sexually explicit language. In the same suit, the male plaintiff also accuses Fr. Clement Frank of abuse. Charvet was recalled to Abbey when first allegation surfaced in 2002. Total of 15 known accusers, 13 of which had settled. Died 10/07. One case will go to trial 2010. Portland, OR Source:
Associated Press 5.6.02; MyCentralOregon.com 6.9.10; Sunday Oregonian 7.7.02; The Oregonian 5.7.02; Woodburn Independent 1.9.10; The Oregonian 04.14.02; The Oregonian 04.15.02; The Oregonian 04.26.02; Statesman Journal 11.19.02; The Oregonian 11.19.02; Spokesman Review 11.20.02; The Oregonian 10.12.04; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; OregonLive 03.19.08; The Oregonian 03.20.08
Assignments:
Schmidt v. Archdiocese of Portland Decision by Oregon Court of Appeals 6.9.10
Clark
Emanuel W. 1961 P Sued Benedictine Accused in 11/02 civil suit of abuse of a male student at Mount Angel Abbey Seminary High School in 1975 after the youth sought counseling from Clark. Died 1992. Second suit filed 12/10 against Mount Angel Abbey by an active priest who alleged that Clark molested him in 1970s at Mt. Angel Preparatory, when he was between the ages of 14 and 17. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian 11.19.02; Statesman Journal 11.19.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; The Oregonian 12.29.10; Statesman Journal 12.30.10; Woodburn Independent 01.03.11
Assignments:
N/A
Connolly
Thomas E. 1963 P Accused Jesuit Most of career spent among Native Americans, for a time in WA state and for many years at Sacred Heart Coeur d'Alene mission in Desmet ID. Retired in 2010 to Regis Jesuit Community at Gonzaga University in Spokane. As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, OR Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Connolly's name is included on this list. On the Boise diocese's list in 10/19; early 1980s incident(s) while at Sacred Heart Mission in DeSmet reported in 2012. On Jesuits West list 12/7/18. Portland, OR Source:
Indian Country Today 09.16.10; Jesuits Oregon Province website accessed 12.07.12; Jesuits West List 12.07.18; Diocese of Boise List 10.24.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Creel James   D Convicted Diocesan Deacon. Pled guilty in 1995 to fondling a girl's breasts repeatedly. Sentenced to 5 years' probation. In a 2018 lawsuit accused, along with Rev. Cathal Brennan, of the sexual abuse of a boy 1993-96 at Holy Cross parish. Creel denied the allegations. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian 08.27.18
Assignments:
N/A
Davis Unknown   P Accused Diocesan In 2001, the Archdiocese paid $550,000 to settle a single claim, per news article in 2006. No further information known. Portland, OR Source:
Table: Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
Dezurick
Gerald   P Sued Benedictine Sued in 2005. Plaintiff alleges that Dezurick molested him in about 1960 at Tillamook Catholic High School when he was 16. Suit also alleges that Dezurick then lied to his parents and persuaded them to commit the boy to a mental institution to cure homosexuality. Another man came forward to allege abuse in 1957. Total of 4 accusers. He settled with Abbey in 2003. Dezurick died in 1986. He also served in the Spokane Diocese for several years in late 1970s. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 08.08.05; The Oregonian 08.15.05; The News Guard (Oregon) 08.16.05; Inland Register 11.10.05; Table: The Oregonian 11.16.06; Statement from Diocese of Spokane 11.21.07; Diocese of Spokane List of Admitted, Proven or Credibly Accused Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse 11.03.09
Assignments:
N/A
Doherty Martin < 1960 P Sued Diocesan Doherty is accused by one boy in civil suit of sexually abusing a number of boys in 1956 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gervais, sometimes in conjection with Fr. Edmund Raleigh. The accusor says that the two priests forced him to have oral sex with them and watch as they engaged in group sex with other boys. Doherty is deceased. Portland, OR Source:
Statesman Journal 05.02.02; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
Donnelly
Martin M./Mark 1950 P Sued Dominican Aka Mark M. and Martin William Donnelly. Accused of molesting two young sisters in Portland in the early 1950s. Status in 11/06 is unknown. Both plaintiffs filed a civil suit in Multnomah County Circuit Court. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian Table 11.12.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Duffy
Francis (Frank) 1943 P Settled Jesuit Died 12/1/92. Accused in a 2002 OR suit of abuse of sisters in 1967 and 1968 at St. Luke's in Woodburn; settled 2003. Settlement same year with another female. Named in a suit against the Jesuits in 2007, by a woman claiming abuse as a child by Duffy and Fr. James Poole in the mid-1960s. Included in 11/07 settlement with order. A woman filed suit in Yakima, WA in 6/08. Settled 8/08. Another woman settled suit 7/12 with Yakima for $500K. Suit against Yakima in 3/13 settled 2/14. On Great Falls-Billings diocese's list 8/21/18. On Jesuits West List 12/7/18. It notes abuse 1949-50, 1967-69 and 1977-78 reported 2002, 2008, 2009. On Yakima's list 7/9/19. Portland, OR Source:
Associated Press 05.21.02; Associated Press 05.29.02; Statesman Journal 05.29.02; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.16.06; KATU 02.26.07; Cause No 0702-02227, MN v Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Multnomah Co Circuit Court, Oregon, 02.27.07; The Oregonian 02.27.07; KGW 02.28.07; The Oregonian 02.28.07; The Oregonian 11.19.07; KIMA 07.03.08; KNDO/KNDU 07.03.08; KNDO/KNDU 07.04.08; The Oregonian 08.08.08; KGW (AP) 08.14.08; Billings Gazette 11.04.09; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09; Yakima Herald-Republic 07.04.10; Yakima Herald Republic 10.21.11; Yakima Herald-Republic 07.19.12; Wenatchee World 02.16.13; Yakima Herald Republic 03.27.13; Yakima Herald Republic 02.21.14; Diocese of Great Falls-Billings List 08.21.18; Jesuits West List 12.07.18; Diocese of Yakima List 07.09.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Durand
Donald A. 1958 P Sued Diocesan Man filed civil suit in 2004 alleging that Durand molested him and three friends in early 1970s. Says Durand fondled him, and forced all the boys to disrobe, take a sauna with him and wrestle with him. Incidents occurred at St. Francis Assisi school in Portland. More than a dozen men have alleged abuse from 1960s-1990s. Durand retired in 2001 at age 70. Privileges later removed. 8 claims were settled 3/14/07 after 2 "mini-trials. New suit filed 9/11 by one man. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian 04.27.04; KGW (Oregon) 10.19.05; Oregonian 10.19.05; Oregonian 05.25.06; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Oregonian 03.12.07; Oregonian 03.13.07; Oregonian 03.14.07; OregonLive (AP) 03.14.07; Register-Guard 03.14.07; Oregonian 03.15.07; The Oregonian 06.06.07; The Oregonian 09.19.11
Assignments:
N/A
Eucharistica Mary   N Sued Society of Holy Child Jesus Woman filed suit 2/07 against order alleging abuse by Mother Mary Eucharistica and Mother Mary Freddrick between 1958-1962 at Holy Child Academy and St. Rose's Catholic School. Plaintiff has already settled with the Portland Archdiocese. Mary Eucharistica died in 2002 at the age of 100. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 10.18.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Associated Press 02.06.07; KGW (OR) 02.06.07
Assignments:
N/A
Ford Francis (John) 1951 P Settled OFM Franciscan Ordained for the Franciscans. Left the order and was incardinated into the Diocese of Santa Rosa in 1/71. Accused in 2002 suit against the Portland archdiocese and Franciscans of abuse of a boy for two years, beginning when the boy was age 12 in 1961. Ford apparently moved back and forth between Portland archdiocese and positions in CA. Died 10/21/84. Suit settled in 2003 or 2004. He signed documents John E. Ford when chaplain at Napa State Hospital 1/73 - 3/77. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. It notes abuse in the diocese in 1974 and that he went on leave 1/1/79. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019. On Santa Barbara Province Franciscans' list 5/31/19. Portland, OR Source:
Associated Press 05.06.02; Oregonian 05.07.02; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; Diocese of Santa Rosa List 01.12.19; Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19
Assignments:
Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19
Frank Clement 1934 P Sued Benedictine Man filed suit in April, 2002 alleging that Frank, later principal at Mount Angel Seminary, raped him at age 7 in church basement in the 1950s. Claims were based on repressed memories. Frank died in 1996 at age 89. In 3/08, Oregon Court of Appeals upheld dismissal of suit against Archdiocese. Litigation still pending 11/08. Portland, OR Source:
Sunday Oregonian 7.7.02; Woodburn Independent 1.9.10; Sunday Oregonian 04.14.02; Oregonian 04.15.02; Spokesman Review 11.20.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; OregonLive 03.19.08; The Oregonian 03.20.08; Final Report on Document Arbitration 11.24.08
Assignments:
N/A
Freddrick Mary   N Sued Society of the Holy Child Jesus Woman filed suit 2/07 against order alleging abuse by Mother Mary Freddrick and Mother Mary Eucharistica between 1958-1962 at Holy Child Academy and St. Rose's Catholic School. Abuse by Mother Mary Freddrick alleged to have taken place in 1962. Plaintiff has already settled with the Portland Archdiocese. Portland, OR Source:
Table: The Oregonian 11.16.06; Associated Press 02.06.07; KGW (AP) 02.06.07
Assignments:
N/A
Frolick Jeanne Clare   N Sued Christian Community Female accuser filed a civil suit alleging abuse at an unspecified time by Frolick, director of the Archdiocesan Choir since early 1970s. Frolick also served at Sacred Heart Academy in Salem. She was placed on administrative leave when the allegation was made. Portland, OR Source:
Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
Ghilardi Massimo   P Accused Diocesan In 2/03, man wrote from prison to priest at Bandon OR church to say that he had been molested by Ghilardi from 1976-1977 when he was approximately 12. The priest he contacted notified the Archdiocese and reported back that there were no other complaints in Ghilardi's file. Ghilardi requested a transfer from Bandon in 1977 "for health reasons" and died of cancer in 1983. Portland, OR Source:
Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.24.08; Documents Released by the Archdiocese 11.25.08
Assignments:
N/A
Gonzalez Rios
Juan Jose   S Arrested Diocesan Seminary student at Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon until he was dismissed in 2003. Warrant was issued in 2005 for his arrest on felony charges of encouraging child sex abuse (child pornography). When he was arrested in 3/08, he was working at St. PeterRetreat Center in Yakima Alaska Diocese. Yakima bishop knew of earlier allegation; thought it was an isolated incident and duties did not involve children. Gonzalea claims he was abused by a priest before entering seminary. Criminal charges dropped 5/09 Portland, OR Source:
KIMA 4.3.08; KIMA 4.3.08; KNDO/KNDU 4.2.08; Seattle Post-Intelligencer (AP) 4.1.08; Seattle Times 4.1.08; The Oregonian 5.8.08; Yakima Herald Republic 4.2.08; Yakima Herald-Republic 4.4.08; Yakima Herald-Republic 4.8.08; Seattle Times (AP) 04.11.08; Yakima Herald-Republic 04.11.08; Yakima Herald-Republic 04.21.08; Yakima Herald-Republic 04.22.08; Seattle Times 04.23.08; Yakima Herald-Republic 05.15.08
Assignments:
Yakima Herald-Republic 5.15.08 (add'l article); Yakima Herald-Republic 6.6.08 (add'l article); Yakima Herald-Republic 9.29.08 (add'l article); Yakima Herald-Republic 5.6.09 (add'l article)
Goodrich John Maloy 1943 P Settled Diocesan In 1989 civil suit, man alleges that Goodrich fondled, kissed and bit him on church premises between 1974 and 1988. Settled 1990 for $446K. Goodrich retired in 1988 and later suffered a stroke that left him mentally incapacitated. He died in 1995. Atleast one additional suit filed 10/04. There are as many as 14 accusers against Goodrich. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 6.07.07 (Documents); Oregonian 09.14.89; Oregonian 02.15.90; Oregonian 06.19.95; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Oregonian 10.12.04; Oregonian 06.24.05; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; The Oregonian 11.12.06; Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.24.08
Assignments:
N/A
Grammond
Maurice R. 1950 P Settled Diocesan Accused in suit filed 12/14/99 sexual abuse of a boy in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Amended suit added 24 other plaintiffs; settlement with 23 announced 10/9/00. Alcohol and porn used in grooming; abuse allegedly included oral and anal sex. Archdiocese was warned 5 times 1959-74. Removed 1985; sick leave 1986; retired 1988; died 2002. Another suit filed 2008 but dismissed on SOL. Appealed to Ct of Appeals. Through 2013, more than 46 claims had been settled for almost $40M. New suits filed 6/13 and 10/13 and 4/14. Note that in 2005 one accuser sentenced to 3 yrs in prison for making false allegation in a civil suit filed against Grammond. Another new suit filed 6/24/14 alleges abuse 1969-1972 when plaintiff was ages 6-9. Another suit filed by 2 brothers in 2/17 claiming abuse by Grammond and Rev. James M. Harris when they were ages 9-13 and 11-12, while their step-father suffered from leukemia. Portland, OR Source:
Seattle Times 12.15.99; Oregonian 03.31.00; Oregonian 05.29.00; Oregonian 10.11.00; Sunday Oregonian 10.15.00; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Oregonian 07.05.04; Washington Post 07.07.04; Seattle Times 07.13.04; Oregonian 08.08.05; Oregonian 08.29.05; Statesman Journal 01.12.06; AP 05.25.06; Oregonian 09.19.06; Oregonian Table 11.12.06; The Oregonian (Documents) 06.06.07; The Oregonian 04.17.08; Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.24.08; Documents Released by Archdiocese 11.25.08; Courthouse News Service 02.13.12; Oregonian 06.25.13; The Republic 06.25.13; Oregon Public Radio 06.26.13; News Times 10.31.13; Oregonian 10.31.13; Catholic Sentinel 11.01.13; OPB 11.01.13; The Oregonian 04.22.14; KOIN 04.23.14; Oregonian 06.11.14; KOIN 06.24.14; The Oregonian 06.24.14; Catholic Sentinel 06.25.14; KOIN 06.25.14; KATU 02.01.17; KOIN 02.01.17; OregonLive 02.01.17; Idaho Statesman 02.26.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Guzman-Chavez Erasto 1979 ? P Accused Diocesan Guzman-Chavez, a visiting priest from Mexico, began working in Portland in 1993. He was accused in May 1997 of molesting several teenage girls. Even after the allegations were known, the Archdiocese wrote to the Immigration service asking that he be granted permanent residence status. He was restricted from contact with women but was allowed to continue his Spanish-language ministry. Current status unknown. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 6.06.07 (Documents); The Oregonial 04.17.08
Assignments:
N/A
Halsey Lawrence M.   B Sued Marist Known as Brother Cronin, Halsey is accused in 2002 civil suit of abuse of teenage girl from 1968-1972 at Marist high school in Eugene. Another woman also alleged molestation when she was in high school but later withdrew her claim. Halsey left the order, married, and lives in Oregon as of 2002. Portland, OR Source:
Associated Press 05.11.02; Archdiocese of Portland News Release 05.13.02; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
Hamilton William   P Accused Diocesan In 2003 the Archdiocese settled a sex abuse claim against Hamilton for $675,000. Further facts and Hamilton's current status are unknown. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian Table 11.12.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Hansen Unknown   P Accused Diocesan In 1999 Archdiocese paid a $22,500 settlement to one claimant. No information provided on when abuse occurred, who the victim was, or the current status of Hansen. Portland, OR Source:
Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
Harrington Raynor 1940 P Accused OFM Franciscan Named publicly as accused by the Franciscans' Santa Barbara Province on its list 5/31/19. Allegation reported in 1966 of recent sexual abuse of minors the same year. Assigned in 1966 to St. Anthony's in Tigard, OR. Died in 1996. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019. Portland, OR Source:
Santa Barbara Province Francisans List 05.31.19; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19
Assignments:
Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19
Harris James M. 1948 P Sued Diocesan Accused in 2006 civil suit of abusing 3 of 8 siblings, ages of 5-14, beginning in 1968. He had befriended the family after their house burned down. Brother of Bernard M. Harris who is alleged to also have abused the children. Died 1999. New lawsuit to be filed 8/07 alleging abuse of 1 youth in early 1950s. Another suit filed by 2 brothers in 2/17 claiming abuse by Harris and Rev. Maurice Grammond when they were ages 9-13 and 11-12, while their step-father suffered from leukemia. Portland, OR Source:
Statesman Journal (Salem OR) 01.12.06; The Oregonian 01.12.06; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; The Oregonian 08.02.07; Statesman Journal 08.03.07; Catholic Sentinel 08.09.07; KATU 02.01.17; KOIN 02.01.17; OregonLive 02.01.17
Assignments:
N/A
Hurley
James P. 1940 P Accused SJ As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Hurley's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Died 11/14/98. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes claims in 2009 of abuse in the late 1950s and 1966-67. Portland, OR Source:
FindAGrave 11.14.98; Jesuits Oregon Province website accessed 12.07.12; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Jacobson Gary 1965 P Sued Diocesan Several complaints of abuse by Jacobson were made to Archbishop or the Archdiocese in 1980s and 1990s. See Documents released 11/08. He has been accused of molesting three victims: in 1965, the late 1970s, and 1987. Woman filed suit in 2002 in Arizona alleging abuse in Oregon. He was still working in 2002 and had recently been cautioned about behavior with children. Portland, OR Source:
The Oreganian 06.24.05; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; The Oregonian 06.06.07; Documents Released by Archdiocese 11.25.08; Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.25.08
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Jacques Kenneth 1967 P Sued Diocesan Also known as Robert Lawrence Jacques. Civil suit filed 4/02 alleges abuse of 16 yr old boy by Jacques in 1968. Immediately placed on leave. Another suit filed 5/02 alleges that Jacques abused a 2nd boy the same year. Jacques was principal at a Mount Angel Abbey prep school at the time of the molestatiions. Three other men filed suit 11/02 alleging abuse in late 1970s. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 04.26.02; Statesman Journal 05.02.02; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Statesman Journal 11.19.02; The Oregonian 11.19.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
Jaime Jose   P Sued Benedictine Jaime is named as abuser of one individual in a suit filed in Federal Court. Abuse allegedly occurred when Jaime was a seminarian at Mount Angel Abbey. He is referred to as a former Benedictine priest so he apparently left priesthood. Other than that,his current status is unknown. Portland, OR Source:
Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
Karath William "Bill" 1971 P Settled Diocesan Originally ordained in Columbus, OH. Moved to Portland in 1975; incardinated there in 1979. Died Jan., 2003. Private settlement for $225K between one man and archdiocese was announced and finalized 5/11. Man alleged sexually inappropriate behavior by Karath while assigned to Holy Trinity in Bandon between 1989 to 2002. Accuser was a boy at the time. Portland, OR Source:
Catholic Sentinel 01.17.03; Bandon Western World 05.26.11
Assignments:
N/A
Kiernan Patrick 1952 P Sued Diocesan Ordained in Ireland, Kiernan spent 45 years as a priest in Oregon. A suit currently filed in federal court accuses him of sexually abusing a girl on at least 70 occasions during a 2-3 year period, beginning when she was 17. Died in 1997 in Ireland. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian Table 11.12.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Larkin John 1931 P Sued Diocesan Man filed civil suit in 2004 alleging abuse by Larkin on one occasion at St. Luke's in Woodburn when plaintiff was 12. Diocese says that Larkin died in 1995. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 08.05.95; The Oregonian 05.28.04; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
Laughlin
Thomas B. 1948 P Convicted Diocesan Accused of sexually abusing between 20-40 boys from 1967-1996. Numerous civil suits filed; several settled. Convicted at least once and sentenced to 1 yr in jail in 1983 when he finally became inactive as priest. Even abused on way to therapy in New Mexico. Laicized in 1988. 10 men sued Laughlin, individually, in 2004. Add'l suit filed 8/07 by one man alleging abuse beginning in 1960. Died 3/1/13 in Omaha. Another claim filed in 2007 re abuse in 1979 but this person was later convicted of filing at least 4 false claims in Portland, Spokane, Covington and Tucson and was sentenced 6/11/14 to 33 months in prison. Portland, OR Source:
United Press International 08.30.83; United Press International 08.29.86; Gazette Times 05.08.02; Sunday Oregonial 05.19.02; Oregonian 06.30.02; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Oregonian 05.28.04; Seattle Times 09.23.04; Oregonian 03.13.05; Oregonian Table 11.12.06; The Oregonian 11.12.06; The Oregonian 06.06.07; The Oregonian 06.07.07; The Oregonian 08.02.07; The Oregonian 04.17.08; Final Report on Document Arbitration 11.24.08; The Oregonian 03.28.13; The Oregonian 04.19.13; The Oregonian 10.08.13; The Oregonian 06.11.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Luke Mary   N Sued Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows Luke and an unnamed priest are accused of molesting a 10 yr old boy in 1958 at St. Mary's Home for Boys, an orphanage and care facility which was owned by the Archdiocese at the time. Luke denies the allegations, saying that at the time of the alleged abuse she did not work in the building where abuse was said to have occurred. Plaintiff has filed or will file suit in federal court. Luke is retired but not on restrictions because her Order does not beleive the accusations. Portland, OR Source:
Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
MacNaughton John 1946 ? P Sued Diocesan One civil suit filed in 2004 alleging abuse by MacNaughton. Man said abuse occurred in 1967 at what is now St. Mary's Home for Boys in Beverton. Plaintiff committed suicide in 2005 just prior to mediation in case. MacNaughton is deceased. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 10.12.04; The Oregonian 08.17.05; The Oregonian 08.29.05; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
Marie Genevieve   N Sued Sisters of St. Francis A man and a woman, both 60, allege in 8/07 civil suit that Sister Genevieve Marie, a nun and teacher at St. James School in McMinnville, engaged in acts of physical and mental cruelty toward them in the mid- to late 1950s. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 08.02.07; Statesman Journal 08.03.07; Catholic Sentinel 08.09.07
Assignments:
N/A
Mary Anne Patricia   N Sued Unknown In civil suit to be filed 8/3/07, one man who was born in 1955 alleges that Sister Patricia Mary Anne, a nun and teacher at the Madeline School in Portland, sexually abused him as many as 100 times over a two-year period beginning in 1964. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 08.02.07; Statesman Journal 08.03.07; Catholic Sentinel 08.09.07
Assignments:
N/A
McCarthy James   P Accused Diocesan Accused by a woman of fondling her at least once in 1950 or 1951 when she was a very small child. His current status is unknown. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian Table 11.12.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
McCray Gerald   ? P Accused Diocesan At least one complaint of abuse was made to archdiocese between 1986-1995. He is shown as "absent on sick leave" per 1989 Official Catholic Directory. Archdiocese paid $137,500 to settle case in 2003. He was "terminated" from ministry in 1990. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 6.06.07 (Documents); The Oregonian 06.24.05; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
McDowell
Archibald M. 1933 P Settled Congregation of Holy Cross Taught at University of Portland 1949-59. Accused of molesting an 11-year-old boy in 1956. In 1958 the Provincial of the order wrote to McDowell noting two canonical warnings already on his record, one of which was for fondling two high school boys. Sued prior to 7/02 by a boy he allegedly molested in 1956. Archdiocese paid $10K in 2003 to settle one claim. Also taught in Austin, TX. On the order's list 6/12/19. It notes multiple allegations received1949-50s of abuse occurring in OR, IN, and LA. Permanently removed from ministry in 1962. Died 1994. On New Orleans' list in 6/19. Portland, OR Source:
Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; The Oregonian 11.12.06; Congregation of Holy Cross List 06.12.19; The Advocate 06.27.19; KXAN 01.31.20
Assignments:
N/A
McKean Louis 1947 P Accused Diocesan A woman has accused McKean of abusing her in 1972-1973 when she was a minor. The Archdiocese settled the claim in 2003 for $750,000. It is unknown if a suit was actually filed. McKean was 86 when he died in 2005. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian Table 11.12.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
McLeod J. William < 1938 P Settled Diocesan Civil suit filed 2001; settled in 2002. Plaintiff said McLeod molested him 50 times between 1938 and 1941. Another man claimed abuse but did not sue; He did provide a deposition in the existing legal case. 2nd civil suit June 2002 alleged that Plaintiff was abused at St. Mary's School in Medford more than a dozen times between 1954 and 1957. Suit says that senior pastor walked in during one episode of abuse but failed to take action. At least 14 accusers in all. McLeod died 1969. Portland, OR Source:
KGW.com (AP); KGW.com (AP); KGW.com (AP); Associated Press 07.27.01; Mail Tribune 12.21.01; Oregonian 03.17.02; Mail Tribune 03.22.02; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Mail Tribune 07.07.04; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
McSorley
James P. 1946 P Sued Oblates of Mary Immaculate Philippines missionary for 15 years, then moved often. Worked in Dioceses of Oakland CA, Monterey CA, Boise City ID, Great Falls-Billings MT, and Archdioceses of Los Angeles CA, Portland OR, Seattle WA, Miami FL, and as an Army chaplain in Germany. Last name sometimes spelled "McSorely" in the Catholic Directories. Accused in 2002 suit of molesting a boy in 1964 at St. Alice's in Springfield, OR. Also accused of abuse in 1960s when in Germany. Archdiocese paid $100K to settle a claim in 2003. In 2018 a man told reporters McSorley abused him and other boys in Boise when he was age 12, 1971-72. He said he told the diocese in 1993 and again in 2000. McSorley died 5/27/05 . Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019. On Boise's list 10/19. Portland, OR Source:
Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Catholic Voice 06.20.05; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16; Herald Net 01.15.16; The Stranger 01.15.16; Edmonds Beacon 01.16.16; Idaho Statesman 05.24.18; Idaho Statesman 05.24.18; Idaho Statesman 05.24.18; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19; Diocese of Boise List 10.24.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Michele
Robert 1955 P Sued Paulist Worked in Austin TX, Portland OR, and in missions throughout the US. Accused of sexually assaulting a girl in OR beginning in 1964. The 'relationship' continued beyond her 18th birthday in 1965, until 1969. She filed suit in federal court. Michele retired in 2004. The Paulists announced in 11/18 that it had received a "credible and substantiated allegation" of abuse of a minor female, occurring when he was assigned to St. Philip Neri parish in Portland 1964-68, and 1972-73. The Order said, too, that there was a previous allegation, in 2002, of sexual misconduct with another minor female, found at the time to be inconclusive. Michele, age 90 in 11/18, was living in a skilled nursing facility and prohibited from ministering as a priest. On Mobile archdiocese's list 12/6/18. On Baltimore list 12/14/18. On Paulists' list 3/08/19. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian Table 11.12.06; Paulist Fathers Statement 11.01.18; Archdiocese of Mobile List 12.06.18; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 12.14.18; Paulist Fathers List 03.08.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Paulist Fathers List 03.08.19
Minh
Vincent 1968 P Accused Redemptorist Minh arrived in Portland from Vietnam in 1972 to pursue a master's degree. He soon began helping the Archdiocese with the Asian community and became very well known. In 3/01 allegations were made that he had raped a woman in 1983 and molested two young girls in the 1980s. The Order sent him for treatment and later to Redemptorist residences in Chicago IL, then Oakland CA. His priestly functions were permanently removed. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 07.07.01; Oregonian Table 11.12.06; The Oregonian 11.12.06; The Oregonian 06.06.07
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
O'Doherty Aloysius A 1940 P Sued Diocesan Per 2002 civil suit, he is accused of abuse of an 11 yr old girl in 1950. May have served at one time with convicted abuser Thomas Laughlin. Portland, OR Source:
Statesman-Journal 11.19.02; The Oregonian 11.19.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
O'Flynn Patrick   P Accused Diocesan O'Flynn has been accused of molesting a girl over 100 times, beginning when she was 10 in 1962 and continuing until 1970. His current status is unknown as of 11/06. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian Table 11.12.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
O'Reilly Patrick Joseph 1906 P Accused Jesuit As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the Order agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the Province identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the Bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. O'Reilly's name is included on this list. Died 5/26/58. Name on Great Falls-Billings diocese's list 8/21/18. On Jesuits West list 12/7/18. It notes abuse 1945,1947, 1949, reported in 2009. Portland, OR Source:
Jesuits Oregon Province website accessed 12.07.12; Diocese of Great Falls-Billings List 08.21.18; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Orso-Manzonetta Aldo Carlo 1950 P Settled Diocesan In 2000 civil suit(s), Orso-Manzonetta was accused of abusing 4 altar boys between 1958 and 1974. Suit(s) settled in 2001 for undisclosed sums. Orso-Manzonetta died in 1996. At least six other victims have come forward but did not join the suit. Archdiocese has paid more than $1.6M since 1997 to settle 7 claims. 1994 psychological evaluation released 11/25/08. Portland, OR Source:
NY Times 5.5.10; The Oregonian 6.06.07 (Documents); Oregonian 08.08.00; Associated Press 07.27.01; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 06.06.07; The Oregonian 06.07.07; Register-Guard 06.08.07; Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.24.08; Documents Released by Archdiocese 11.25.08
Assignments:
N/A
Patrick
Michael T. 1983 P Sentenced Diocesan Originally from Sri Lanka. Worked in the Portland OR diocese beginning 1998. Was on marriage Tribunal and served in several parishes. Named pastor of St Wenceslaus in Scappoose OR in 2012. Charged in 3/15 with luring for attempting to get a 14-yr-old girl into his car as she walked home from school in Vancouver OR. Girl fled and was able to describe the man and provide police his car license number. He denied the allegations. Arrested at Los Angeles airport 4/8/14 upon return from a visit to Australia. Archdiocese removed him from duties when he was arrested. Pled guilty 5/6/16 to attempted luring. Sentenced to 1 yr in jail; given credit for 23 days served and 244 days were suspended. Was to serve remaining time in a work-release program. Portland, OR Source:
Catholic Sentinel 04.11.14; KGW 04.11.14; KPTV Fox 12 04.11.14; The Oregonial 04.11.14; NT News (Australia) 04.13.14; KOIN6 04.14.14; KGW 04.15.14; KOIN 04.25.14; The Columbian 04.25.14; Catholic Sentinel 07.27.14; Catholic Sentinel 11.12.14; Columbian 05.10.16; Chronicle 05.11.16; Oregonian 05.11.16; SNAP 05.11.16; KOMO 05.24.16; The Columbian 06.10.16
Assignments:
Chronicle 05.11.16
Penna
Sylvester D. 1948 P Accused Jesuit As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the Order agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the Province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the Bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Penna's name is included on this list. Died 1/08/74. On Diocese of Great Falls-Billings list 8/21/18. On Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18, with "Sexual abuse of a minor: 1951-57?", reported in 2009. Portland, OR Source:
Jesuits Oregon Province website accessed 12.07.12; Great Falls Tribune 08.16.17; Diocese of Great Falls-Billings List 08.21.18; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Perez
Angel Armando 2002 P Convicted Diocesan From Mexico. Attended seminary in Oregon; ordained there. Arrested 8/13/12 after a 12-year-old boy told police Perez touched him inappropriately and took pictures of him the night before. Charged with first degree sex abuse, using child in display of sexually explicit conduct and furnishing alcohol to a minor. Removed without privileges from St. Luke's in Woodburn after arrest. (Perez' best friend in seminary was Uriel Ojeda, convicted in 7/13 of molesting a girl.) Perez pled guilty 4/1/13. Sentenced to 75 months in prison. Civil suit filed in 4/14. Archdiocese settled in 12/15. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 08.05.02; KATU 08.13.12; The Oregonian 08.13.12; The Oregonian 08.13.12; KATU 08.14.12; The Oregonian 08.14.12; The Oregonian 08.14.12; The Oregonian 08.14.12; The Oregonian 08.14.12; The Oregonian 08.14.12; The Oregonian 08.14.12; Catholic News Agency 08.17.12; The Oregonian 08.17.12; Statesman Journal 08.18.12; The Oregonian 08.18.12; The Oregonian 08.20.12; The Oregonian 08.20.12; Archbishop's Statement in Catholic Sentinel 08.23.12; The Oregonian 08.24.12; The Oregonian 08.25.12; The Oregonian 08.31.12; Fox 12 09.18.12; Modesto Bee 10.10.12; Statesman Journal 04.01.13; the Oregonian 04.01.13; Statesman Journal 04.02.13; WNYT 04.02.13; Courthouse News Service 04.24.14; Raw Story 04.24.14; The Oregonian 04.24.14; Catholic Sentinel 04.25.14; Portland Tribune 04.30.14; Portland Tribune 12.10.15; SNAP 12.10.15
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Perone
Rocco Francis 1949 P Settled Paulist Accused of molesting more than a dozen boys 1951-56 in OR. Accused in 1956 of molesting a boy in Casper, WY. Sued in 2001 and again in 2002. Also accused of abuse in Austin, TX where he worked 1957-88. Sent to treatment. Worked in other dioceses across the country. Portland archdiocese paid more than $2.8M in 2003-04 to settle most claims. Died 5/5/92. On the Beaumont diocese's list updated 4/24/19. On the Cheyenne diocese's list 6/12/19. On the Paulists' list 3/8/19. It notes multiple cases 1950-56 in OR, reported in 2002, a report in 2018 of alleged abuse in OK 1958-62 and a report in 2019 of alleged abuse in TX 1968-70. On Oklahoma City archdiocese's list 10/3/19. Died 5/5/92. Portland, OR Source:
KGW (AP) 04.22.02; Austin American Statesman 04.23.02; Oregonian 04.23.02; Daily Texan 04.24.02; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Archdiocese of Portland News Release 07.26.02; Austin American-Statesman 01.06.04; KGW (AP) 05.25.06; Seattle Times (AP) 05.26.06; Oregonian Table 11.12.06; The Register-Guard 04.19.07; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 06.06.07; The Oregonian 06.06.07; The Oregonian 06.07.07; Associated Press 05.14.10; Paulist Fathers List 03.08.19; Diocese of Beaumont List Updated 04.24.19; Port Arthur News 04.25.19; Diocese of Cheyenne List 06.12.19; Archdiocese of Oklahoma City List 10.03.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Paulist Fathers List 03.08.19; Archdiocese of Oklahoma City List Updated 01.21.20
Plocinski Leonard E. 1954 P Sued Diocesan Man filed federal suit 5/10 alleging that Plocinski groomed him and then raped him in 1970s when he was 8 or 9. Plocinski was assigned to St. Phillip's Catholic Church in Dallas, OR at the time. Plocinski died in 1995. Church said this was the only allegation against Plocinski. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 05.20.10
Assignments:
N/A
Price Dolores   N Sued Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus Accused in a 5/04 suit of "serious and severe sexual conduct" with a 6-year-old boy between 15 and 25 times in 1972-73. At the time, aka Sister Theresa Joseph. Died 9/19/08. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian 05.28.04; Phillycom Obit 09.22.08
Assignments:
N/A
Raleigh Edmund   P Sued Diocesan Per 2002 articles, Raleigh (also known as "Friar Raleigh") is accused of abusing one youth in 1956 at St. John the Apostle in Oregon City. In May 2002 suit, the plaintiff says that Raleigh and Martin Doherty abused him and also forced him to watch as they engaged in group sex with other minors. Died 1979. Portland, OR Source:
Statesman Journal 5.2.02; Sunday Oregonian 7.7.02; Statesman Journal 05.13.02
Assignments:
N/A
Raleigh
Michael J. 1936 P Accused Diocesan Believe this is same individual as "Friar" Raleigh or "Edmund Raleigh" accused in 2002, based on assignments and date of death. Four men have accused Raleigh of forcing them to engage in various sexual acts when they were children or young teens in the 1950s. Raleigh served at St. Augustine in Lincoln City and St. John the Apostle in Oregon City. He died in 1979. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 6.6.07 (Documents); Oregonian Table 11.12.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Riffel Claude 1940 ? P Sued OFM Franciscan A suit filed 2/09 alleged abuse of a youth at St. Francis Minor Seminary in Troutdale, OR in the early 1960s. Riffel was dean of discipline for the school and would allegedly call the teenager out of class to abuse him. Also believed to have abused in Santa Barbara, CA 1941-42 and from 1975-76. Died in 1977. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans' list 5/31/19. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19, where he was assigned in 1968. Portland, OR Source:
Oregon Live (AP) 02.11.09; San Jose Mercury News 02.11.09; Ernesto C v Franciscans, Cause No 1337577, Santa Barbara Co Superior Court 10.05.09; Clover v Franciscans, Cause No 1338070, Santa Barbara Co Superior Court 11.03.09; Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19; Diocese of Las Cruces List Updated 06.24.19
Assignments:
Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19
Rodakowski Louis G. 1942 P Accused Diocesan Woman made claim in 2005 and he admitted inappropriately touching her when she was a minor. Placed on leave. Per 11/06 news article, 2 individuals had made accusations that Rodakowski abused them, one in 1948 and the other in 1961-63. Rodakowski retired in 1977 but continued to guest-preach in two parishes as late as 1997 and 2002. Was honored for 61 years as a priest and 90th birthday in 2003. Personnel documents released 11/08. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian Table 11.12.06; Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.24.08; Documents Released by Archdiocese 11.25.08; Register-Guard 11.26.08; Register-Guard 11.27.08
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Rudin
Remy 1949 P Sued OFM Franciscan Accused by at least eight people in lawsuits filed in 2004 of abuse when they were minors at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in OR. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes alleged sexual abuse of minors 1965-75, reported in 2004 and 2017. Rudin died in 1991. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 04.13.04; The Oregonian 10.12.04; The Oregonian 09.08.05; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Ernesto C v Franciscans, Cause No 1337577, Santa Barbara Co Superior Court 10.05.09; Clover v Franciscans, Cause No 1338070, Santa Barbara Co Superior Court 11.03.09; Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19; Diocese of Phoenix List 10.29.19
Assignments:
Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19
Ryan Edmund K. 1965 P Accused Dominican Ryan was accused of abuse in Eugene, Oregon. The Order acknowledged a single credible allegation that he had touched a high school boy over his clothing. He was removed from public ministry. He also worked in the Oakland Diocese. Last known location was St. Albert's Priory in Oakland. Portland, OR Source:
ABC7 04.06.05; Associated Press 04.07.05; ABC7 10.14.05; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08
Assignments:
N/A
Schwartz
John 1981 P Settled Jesuit Accused in 1997 of of abuse of a Jesuit High School student 1986-87 in Portland, Oregon. Reportedly left the Jesuits and became a San Francisco archdiocesan priest. Sued in 2005. Took voluntary leave. Suit settled for $95K in 11/05. Per 11/06 news, Schwartz was being returned to active ministry after the archdiocese deemed the accusations not credible. Chaplain at St. Anne's Home in San Francisco (a Home for the Aged of the Little Sisters of the Poor) 2007-11. Not indexed in the Catholic Directory past 2011. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian 10.07.05; CBS 5 10.25.05; Marlin Independent Journal 10.26.05; Oregonian 11.14.05; Oregonian 11.30.05; Marin Independent Journal 12.01.05; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; KTVU 11.28.06; Marin Independent Journal 11.28.06; Fresno Bee 11.29.06; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Scott Vincent   P Accused Jesuit As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the Order agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the Province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the Bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Scott's name is included on this list. Per the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18, claims against Scott were reported in 2009, of abuse in 2000. He was dismissed 6/12/00. Portland, OR Source:
Jesuits Oregon Province website accessed 12.07.12; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Assignments:
Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Senko Martin Richard 1956 P Accused Diocesan Senko resigned as pastor of St. Peter's in Portland 3/93 and was sent for treatment after he was accused of improperly touching a 15-yr-old girl in the parish between 1965-1969. He denied touching the girl "consciously or unconsciously." Did admit relationships with adult women. From 1994-1998 he was administrator of St. Andrew in Cornelius. Retired in 1998; removed from public ministry 5/02 and died 12/04. Documents from file released 11/08. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 6.6.07 (Documents); Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.24.08; Documents Released by Archdiocese 11.25.08
Assignments:
N/A
Smith Anthony 1984 P Sued Redemptorist Man filed civil suit in 2003 alleging abuse by Smith in mid-1980s at Holy Redeemer Church in Portland. Church says Smith was there from 1984-1986. At the time suit was filed, Smith was working at Newman House at Univ. of Pacific in Stockton. He was immediately placed on leave. He had been in Stockton for 2 yrs. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 6.06.07 (Documents); The Oregonian 12.13.03; The Oregonian 06.24.05; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
Sprauer
Michael 1972 P Sued Diocesan Accused of abusing as many as 20 teenage boys at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility from 1972-1975. Sued 2002 and 2003. Sprauer has denied the charges. Archdiocese has settled with 15 plaintiffs for total of $600,000 but suit(s) going to trial in May, 2007 against Sprauer and the State of Oregon. Found guilty of abuse of 2 of 3 plaintiffs 5/17/07 and jury awarded $1.4 mil in damages. In 7/07 state agreed to pay $1,050,000 to 14 plaintiffs. Ethics complaint filed against Plaintiff's attorney in 2012 re he handled cases and his license was suspended for 90 days in 8/2014. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 06.10.03; Statesman Journal 10.06.04; OregonLive (AP) 05.11.05; The Oregonian 08.17.05; The Oregonian 08.29.05; KGW (AP) 05.25.06; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Statesman Journal 04.18.07; The Oregonian 04.18.07; Statesman Journal 04.19.07; Statesman Journal 04.29.07; Statesman Journal 05.02.07; The Oregonian 05.03.07; Statesman Journal 05.05.07; Statesman Journal 05.08.07; Statesman Journal 05.09.07; Statesman Journal 05.16.07; Statesman Journal 05.17.07; Statesman Journal 05.17.07; Statesman Journal 07.21.07; Statesman Journal 07.22.07; Statesman Journal 02.06.12; Houston Chronicle 08.22.14; Oregonian 08.22.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
St. Arnaud Pacome ""Jocelyn"" 1952 P Sued Benedictine In 2002, 3 men accused St. Arnaud of sexually abusing them in 1970s. In civil suit filed 5/02, plaintiff says he told other priests in 1971 that he had been abused. St. Arnaud was then transferred to another parish where he abused the other 2 plaintiffs. These men filed suits in Nov. 2002. Also history of abuse in Canada before coming to Portland. Another suit filed 2005 is still awaiting trial. St. Arnaud died in 1992. Portland, OR Source:
Statesman Journal 05.03.02; Statesman Journal 05.13.02; The Oregonian 07.07.02; Statesman Journal (Salem, OR) 11.19.02; The Oregonian 11.19.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; KTVZ 04.22.08
Assignments:
N/A
St. Hilaire
Theodore J. 1967 P Accused Jesuit As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the Order agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the Province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the Bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. St. Hilaire's name is included on this list. On the Jesuits West Province list. It notes claims in 2009 of abuse 1971-72. Portland, OR Source:
Jesuits Oregon Province website accessed 12.07.12; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Steigerwald
Philip 1976 P Settled Diocesan A man sued the archdiocese in 2002 alleging that he had been abused by Steigerwald in 1978 on a long trip. The suit alleges the archdiocese knew prior to the abuse that Steigerwald was a danger to teenage boys and failed to notify parishioners. Plaintiff's attorney said Steigerwald left the church "under less than honorable circumstances" in 1981. Per diocese spokesman, he just took a leave of absence. Steigerwald died in 1992 after being struck by a car. Archdiocese paid $450K in 2003 to settle the suit. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 08.30.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; The Oregonian 06.06.07; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; Dialog 02.20.10
Assignments:
N/A
Sullivan Gregory   P Sued Diocesan Civil suit filed in 2004 by one man alleging that he was abused by Sullivan in 1981 at St. Peter's church in Portland. Diocese says that Sullivan was a priest in Archdiocese from 1979 to 1984. No information as to current status. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 05.28.04; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
Susbauer Michael   P Accused Diocesan Susbauer, who left the ministry in 1971, has been accused of sexually molesting one person in 1968 or 1969. No further information known. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian Table 11.12.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Thatcher
John R. 1947 P Accused Jesuit Thatcher entered the Jesuits in 1934 and worked in various cities, including Spokane. After ordination, he continued to work in Spokane and then Portland 1957-73 and 1981-94. Accused of showing a 6-year-old boy pornography and sexually abusing him in 1963. Thatcher died in 2003. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 10.16.00; Spokesman Review 11.26.03; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09
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Thielen Martin H. 1935 P Sued Diocesan Thielen is accused in 2002 civil suit of molesting a boy in late 50s and early 60s. Plaintiff says he told another priest, Thomas Laughlin (later convicted of molesting boys), and Laughlin told him to keep quiet. Thielen retired in 1995. He had been superintendent of Catholic schools in Archdiocese, principal of Central Catholic and a judge at the ecclesiastical court, Archdiocese paid more than $1.8M in 2003 to settle 3 cases. Portland, OR Source:
Sunday Oregonian 7.7.02; The Oregonian 10.16.00; The Oregonian 06.28.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.24.08; Documents Released by the Archdiocese 11.25.08
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Unnamed John Doe (in Oregon)   P Sued Diocesan Per 2002 list, this is an unidentified priest who was accused of molesting a 10 yr old boy at a week-long spiritual retreat at Camp Howard between 1968-1970. A civil suit was pending against this unidentified priest as of 7/02. Portland, OR Source:
Sunday Oregonian 7.7.02
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Unnamed Revs. M,T,R   P Sued Diocesan These three priests from All Saints and at least one other Portland Parish are accused of abusing 1 girl from 1950s to 1960s when she was aged 3-18. Civil suit was pending as of 7/7/02. No further information known. Portland, OR Source:
Sunday Oregonian 7.7.02
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Vogt
Emmerich 1978 P Sued Dominican Western Province Domincan. Former provincial. Prior of St. Albert's Priory, Chapel and Seminary in Oakland CA; Director Shrine of St. Jude in San Francisco.Taught high school in OR and in Los Angeles CA. Former pastor and prior of Holy Rosary parish in Portland OR. Accused in a 2/16 lawsuit of the sexual abuse of a 10-year-old boy altar boy in 1987. Plaintiff said he told other priests who told him he must obey Vogt. Vogt denied the abuse. The plaintiff dropped the suit in 5/17 after his brothers testified that they were altar boys with him, and that there was no abuse. Portland, OR Source:
KATU 02.26.16; KATU 03.19.16; 12 Step Review accessed 04.25.16; KRON 04.26.16; Catholic Sentinel 05.03.17
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Wachter
Carl 1939 P Sued Diocesan In 2001 two sisters filed suit alleging that they were abused at ages 7 & 8 by Wachter. Girls were staying at Christie School in Maryhurst. Women say a nun saw the abuse and did nothing. Wachter died in 1992. Archdiocese paid $440,000 in 2003 to settle the claims. Portland, OR Source:
Sunday Oregonian 7.7.02; The Oregonian 01.16.92; The Oregonian 11.06.01; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
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White Cosmas 1961 P Sued Benedictine Prior to 7/02, 1 man filed suit alleging that White abused him during the 1964-1965 school year at Mount Angel Seminary Prep School. White "retired" without privileges after suit filed. Suit settled "for a nominal amount of money" 2 months after it was filed. Per 9/04 articles, the Order cleared White of the molestation charges and he will be allowed to resume public Mass and prayer. Review board found no evidence to support the allegation Portland, OR Source:
Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Statesman Journal 11.19.02; The Oregonian 09.04.04; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
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