Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States
     
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Last First Ord T Status D/O Notes Diocese Source/Assignments
Anderson
Alexander R. 1975 P Settled Diocesan Accused in 2002 of abusing a boy in 1987. Denied and filed slander suit against man making claim. Man then sued him. Matter settled in 2004 but another plaintiff came forward in 2004 to allege abuse in 1988. Archdiocese never believed either allegation was true. Anderson still active priest as of 3/14. St. Louis, MO Source:
St Louis Post Dispatch 01.17.04; Press Democrat 03.22.04; Catholic News Service (St Louis) 04.08.04; Associated Press 08.26.04; St Louis Post-Dispatch 08.26.04; St Louis Post Dispatch 09.07.04; Voice from the Desert 08.18.08; NY Times 05.16.10; Berger's Beat 10.06.11; SNAP Statement 02.10.14; SNAP Statement 03.14.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Barry Michael O. 1979 P Sued Jesuit Barry is one of 4 priests included in settlement of lawsuit in 4/07. Barry was a teacher and, at some point, a hospital chaplain in St. Louis. Accused of having sexually abused a student at a St. Louis Jesuit high school from 1982-1985. Barry's accusersaid the priests plied him with alcohol and "played mind games" to silence him. Barry died 2/19/87. St. Louis, MO Source:
John Doe CS v Fr. James Thiel et al, 042-01414, St. Louis Circuit Court, MO; Belleville News-Democrat 04.19.07; St. Louis Post-Dispatch (AP) 04.19.07; Kansas City Star (AP) 04.20.07; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 06.10.07; St. Louis American 06.13.07
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Beine (James)
James A. (Mar) 1967 P Convicted Diocesan Civil suit filed 1994 alleged abuse of 2 boys beginning in 1967. 7 other suits filed. Left priesthood in 1977. 2 claims settled for $110K. Beine was working as school counselor as of 2002. Convicted 2003 on fed. charge of possession of child porn (later overturned). Also convicted 2003 of exposing himself to 3 students. Sentenced to 12 yrs but sentence overturned by Court. Laicized 2005. MO permanently revoked teaching license as of 10/07. Reportedly living in Las Vegas 8/07. St. Louis, MO Source:
Belleville News Democrat 1.8.07; Orthodox Reform 9.2.07; St. Louis Post Dispatch 6.2.05; St. Louis Post Dispatch 06.10.94; St. Louis Post Dispatch 06.11.94; St. Louis Post Dispatch 10.25.95; St. Louis Post Dispatch 04.12.03; St. Louis Post Dispatch 04.27.05; St. Louis Post Dispatch 05.19.05; St. Louis Post Dispatch 06.27.05; St. Louis Post Dispatch 08.28.05; KLAS (Las Vegas) 05.31.06; St. Louis Post Dispatch 05.31.06; News-Leader 10.13.07; SNAP Statement 12.03.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Bland Felix   B Convicted FSC - Brothers of the Christian Schools Pleaded guilty in 1995 to sodomizing an 11 yr old boy in 1988. Assault occurred at LaSalle Institute in Wildwood. Police knew of assault prior to 1995 but Bland was serving as missionary in Africa. Upon his return, his victim wore a wire and he was arrested. Sentenced to 15 yrs prison with all but 1 yr suspended. The year was spent in work release program so he only spent nights in jail. One man filed suit alleging abuse of 5 of his sons; suit settled on eve of trial in 1997. St. Louis, MO Source:
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 04.25.95; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 04.29.95; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 03.10.02; St. Louis Beacon 05.15.08
Assignments:
N/A
Campbell John J. "Jack" 1950 P Settled Jesuit Order paid $185K in 2003 to former student who alleged abuse by Campbell in early 1970s in "therapy sessions." Officials said this was the 13th man to bring credible allegations but 1st to make allegations public. Not all were minors. Over $575K in settlements and medicals paid in 14 year period. Removed from contact with children in 1987, from public ministry in 1989, and lost priestly faculties in 1993. Order moved him to Denver in 1991. Died 4/10/09. New suit filed 6/12 against Order & Gonzaga prep. St. Louis, MO Source:
St Louis Post Dispatch 10.23.03; St Louis Post Dispatch 12.17.03; Associated Press 12.20.03; Denver Post 12.22.03; Denver Post 12.23.03; Denver Post 03.04.04; News Tribune 06.14.12; Spokesman-Review 06.15.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Campbell
Michael A. 1979 P Accused Diocesan Campbell, who was removed from his duties in 3/02 admitted having "inappropriately touched" a 17 year old boy about 13 years previous. At some point, Campbell confessed to the archdiocese. He was sent for treatment and reassigned. St. Louis, MO Source:
Associated Press 03.03.02; St. Louis Post Dispatch 03.03.02; St. Louis Post Dispatch 03.03.02; St. Louis Post Dispatch 03.04.02; St. Louis Post Dispatch 03.21.02; Riverfront Times 03.27.02; St. Louis Post Dispatch 04.03.02; St. Louis Post Dispatch 04.04.02; Times [Shrewsury MO] 03.06.05
Assignments:
N/A
Christensen
William Anthony 1973 P Sued Marianist Sued 2002 by a man alleging sexual abuse by Christensen and Br. John J. Woulfe at Chaminade Prep in St. Louis, when the boy was age 15-17. MO Supreme Court reversed an earlier decision and ruled that repressed memories were admissable and the suit was not time-barred. Abuse allegedly included oral sex, anal sodomy, and viewing porn. Christensen not served with suit until 10/07. Lived & worked in Bangladesh for 20 yrs. Abused 30 there. Laicized 2010. St. Louis, MO Source:
St Louis Post-Dispatch 09.21.95; St Louis Post Dispatch 06.11.02; St Louis Daily Record 06.02.05; Missouri Lawyers Weekly 06.06.05; Kansas City Star (AP) 09.08.05; Missouri Supreme Court Ruling 06.13.06; St Louis Post-Dispatch 09.06.07; St Louis Post Dispatch 10.20.07; Connecticut Post 12.08.09; KMOX 01.12.11; The Cath News 01.12.11; St Louis Post Dispatch 01.13.11; Canadian Press 01.19.11; The Defence 01.28.11; SNAP Statement 03.22.11; SNAP Statement 04.09.14
Assignments:
SNAP Statement 2.7.12 (add'l article)
Christian
Norman H. 1961 P Sued Diocesan Sent for treatment in 1986 at Paraclete Center. Christian was arrested in Saint Louis in 2003 on sexual abuse charges. Named in several civil suits filed in 2004 and 2005. Archdiocese admitted that it removed Christian from ministry in 1995 after at least 8 boys had come forward with allegations of abuse. He lived in a "monitored environment" until his death in 2004 but buried as a priest in good standing. One suit settled in fall, 2004. St. Louis, MO Source:
John Doe KK v. St. Louis Archdiocese - Plaintiff's Response to Motion for Summary Judgment 4.7.08; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 03.04.04; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 10.27.04; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 11.13.04; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 12.21.04; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 02.22.05; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 04.14.05; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 05.14.05; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 05.20.05; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 07.20.05; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 08.19.05; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 12.16.05; John Doe KK v. St. Louis Archdiocese - Order & Judgment 08.25.08; It's About Me 08.31.09; It's About Me 10.31.09
Assignments:
Altered Boy 11.13.10 (add'l article)
Cooper Thomas T. 1955 P Sued Diocesan 2005 lawsuit accuses Cooper of abusing one youth from 1970-1971 when the boy was 12-13. Suit says abuse occurred at Cooper's vacation house while assigned to St. Mary Magdalen parish in south St. Louis. Cooper retired in 1993 and died 12/03. Judge ruled3/10 that church was not responsible because contact took place away from church property. MO court of appeals upheld decision 7/11. St. Louis, MO Source:
Belleville News Democrat 06.23.05; St Louis Post-Dispatch 06.23.05; Riverfront Times 07.14.10; Riverfront Times 07.14.10; Riverfront Times 07.21.10; Riverfront Times 02.16.11; Doe vs Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St Louis in The Leagle 07.05.11; Riverfront Times 07.05.11; SNAP Statement 10.05.11; John Doe AP vs Archdiocese of St Louis, Petition to US Supreme Court 01.13.12; SNAP Statement 06.03.13; SNAP Statement 11.14.13; SNAP Statement 11.27.13
Assignments:
N/A
Creason Hubert (Hugh) E. 1958 P Accused Diocesan Creason resigned from St. James Church in Catawissa in 2002 after allegations that he had sexually abused a minor about 25 yrs ago. Another complaint alleged abuse from about 30 years ago. Church substantiated both allegations and asked for his resignation. He left an earlier assignment at Our Lady Queen of Peace abruptly in late 1989 or early 1990. His next assignment was in Jan. 1991. St. Louis, MO Source:
St. Louis Post Dispatch 5.6.02; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 08.14.92; Times [Shrewsbury, MO] 03.06.05
Assignments:
N/A
Fisher (Fischer)
Judith R.   N Settled Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Name is spelled both Fischer and Fisher. Accused in a 2003 suit of sexually abusing a girl, beginning at age 13 in 1972 and continuing until 1977. Abuse is alleged in the parish school, the convent, other places in St. Louis, and on a trip to Colorado. Fisher left the order in 1979. The St. Louis archdiocese settled the case in 2004, by which time Fisher was reportedly deceased. St. Louis, MO Source:
CBS 4 8.6.08; SNAP Press Release 8.5.08; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 8.7.08; TheDenverChannel 8.7.08; Associated Press 06.05.03; Chicago Tribune 06.06.03; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 06.06.03; Associated Press 08.26.04; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 08.26.04; Belleville News-Democrat 08.27.04; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 12.21.04
Assignments:
N/A
Fitzgerald Alfred J. 1966 P Settled Diocesan Known to have worked at Bishop DuBourg High School in St. Louis in 1977. In 1996 woman alleged that he abused her when she was a high school student in early 1970s and went to him for counseling. Settled for $25K and written apology from him. He was placed on medical leave. Diocese wanted to return him to duty in 1999 but woman protested and they did not. In 2005 he was living at Regina Cleri Retirement Home in Missouri. St. Louis, MO Source:
Kansas City Star 07.12.02; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 07.13.02; Times [Shrewsbury MO] 03.06.05
Assignments:
N/A
Forman Bruce 1974 P Accused Diocesan 14 yr old youth wrote to Archdiocese in 1983 complaining of assault on several occasions by Forman. Gave the youth pornography and beer. Youth said in letter "I know it's happened before." No response from Archdiocese. Youth said he gave another priesta list of 10-15 names of boys who said they believed Forman had been inappropriate with them. In 1995 the same person sued archdiocese but suit later dismissed on statute problems. Forman was still active priest.in July, 2002. St. Louis, MO Source:
NY Times 03.03.02; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 03.03.02; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 03.11.02; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 04.14.02; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 07.30.02
Assignments:
N/A
Freymuth
Michael A. 1979 P Accused Diocesan Placed on leave 12/04 from duties as chaplain at Cardinal Ritter High School and as part-time associate pastor at a church after allegations against him raised in lawsuit against another priest. Another man also made allegations to Archdiocese in 2002 but nothing done then. He was quietly allowed to return to parish work (in 2006?) until 1/09 when he was again removed after 3rd man notified diocese he planned to sue. This man originally complained in 2005. This suit filed 7/09. St. Louis, MO Source:
KSDK 12.31.04; Associated Press 01.01.05; St. Louis Post Dispatch 01.01.05; Belleville News Democrat 01.16.09; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 01.16.09; Chatanooga Times Free Press (AP) 01.17.09; St. Louis Post-Disptach 01.17.09; St. Louis Post Dispatch 07.16.09
Assignments:
SNAPmidwest.org Press Release 12.04
Funke
James A. 1974 P Convicted Diocesan Assigned to Bishop DuBourg High from 1979-1986. Funke and a lay teacher at the school were arrested 10/86 and charged with sexual assault of one youth. Funke pled guilty in 1987 to 10 counts of second-degree deviate sexual assault of two boys. Police found child porn in his possession. Received 10 yrs prison; released in 1992. First victim to report Funke committed suicide at age 21. Laicization announced 11/03/06. One of 6 priests included in 7/08 settlement. On MO sex offender registry as of 5/15/11. St. Louis, MO Source:
St. Louis Post Dispatch 10.31.86; United Press International 10.31.86; South Side (MO) Journal 11.05.86; St. Louis Post Dispatch 11.07.86; St. Louis Review 11.07.86; St. Louis Post Dispatch 04.24.87; St. Louis Post Dispatch 07.24.87; St. Louis Post Dispatch 11.21.87; St. Louis Review 11.27.87; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 03.10.02; Archdiocese of St. Louis Press Release 11.03.06; MyFox (AP) 11.03.06; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 11.03.06; St. Louis Review 11.03.06; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 11.04.06
Assignments:
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 7.8.08 (add'l article); St. Louis Post-Dispatch 4.18.10 (add'l article)
Gaiter
Chester E. 1976 P Accused Jesuit Gaiter is one of 4 priests included in $140K settlement of one lawsuit in 4/07. Abuse is alleged to have occured in 1985-1987 at Cardinal Ritter College Gaiter "retired from the priesthood" in 1993 or 1994 after exhibiting signs of alzheimer's. Another suit filed 11/07 settled early 2009. Last known to be living at St. Louis Univ's Jesuit Hall. Died 8/14/10 at age 70. St. Louis, MO Source:
John Doe CS v Fr James Thiel et al 042-01414 St Louis Circuit Court MO; Belleville News-Democrat 04.19.07; St Louis Post Dispatch (AP) 04.19.07; Kansas City Star (AP) 04.20.07; St Louis Post-Dispatch 06.10.07; St Louis American 06.13.07; St Louis Post Dispatch 11.22.07; St Louis American 05.13.09; JesuitsMissouri_org website accessed 02.11.11; Jesuit_org Website accessed 02.11.11; Berger's Beat 08.05.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Gavin John L. 1948 P Sued Diocesan In 9/1994 suit, man accused Gavin of abusing him in 1963-1964 when he was 13. Diocese moved to have suit dismissed in 1995 and court agreed. Case appealed and in 12/1995 higher court sent certain issues back to lower court to be retried. St. Louis, MO Source:
HRB v. JLG...; Ct of Appeals, Eastern Div 3; 913.S.W.2d 92
Assignments:
N/A
Grady
James Patrick 1977 P Convicted Diocesan Arrested 7/09 after arranging to have sex with a 16 yr old girl at a secret location. Contact was actually an an undercover FBI agent in a sting. Meet arranged over the Internet. Immediately placed on leave from assignment at St. Raphael The Archangel. Later indictment said child pornography was found on his computer. Pleaded guilty 3/10 to child porn and agreeing to pay for sex w/ 16 yr old. Sentenced to 6 yr 8 mo prison and register as sex offender in 6/10. St. Louis, MO Source:
Fox 2 8.3.09; Hanibal Courier-Post 9.1.09; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 8.1.09; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 8.3.09; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 8.7.09; St. Louis Review 8.7.09; KWMU 07.30.09; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 07.30.09; St. Louis Review 07.30.09; Statement by Archdiocese of Louisville 07.30.09; U.S. v. Grady: Criminal Complaint 07.30.09; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 07.31.09; Fox 2 08.02.09; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 10.15.09; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 11.05.09
Assignments:
Louisville Mojo 3.30.10 (add'l article); St. Louis Globe-Democrat 3.31.10 (add'l article); KMOX 3.31.10 (add'l article); St. Louis Post Dispatch 3.31.10 (add'l article); KMOX 6.24.10 (add'l article); Fox 2 7.30.09
Graham
Thomas 1960 P Convicted Diocesan Convicted in 2005, and sentenced to 20 years in prison for orally sodomizing a boy in the late 1970s. Archdiocese investigated in 1994 but allegations weren't substantiated. Diocese posted bond while case was being appealed. MOSupreme Court overturned the conviction & prison sentence 11/06, saying sodomy had 3 yr statute of limitations. New suit filed 3/11 by one man who alleged abuse twice in 1966. Another filed 5/12 re 1966 abuse. He is "no longer in public ministry." Trial in civil suit 3/13. St. Louis, MO Source:
Post Dispatch 8.31.05 (2nd article); Post Dispatch 9.6.05; St. Louis Post Dispatch 3.3.02; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 11.02.02; Post Dispatch 04.12.03; Post Dispatch (AP) 09.28.04; Kansas City Star (AP) 07.21.05; Kansas City Star (AP) 08.29.05; Post Dispatch 08.29.05; KSDK 08.30.05; Post Dispatch 08.31.05; Kansas City Star 11.21.05; KWMU 09.13.06; Post Dispatch 09.14.06; Post Dispatch 11.08.06
Assignments:
Voice from the Desert 8.18.08 (add'l article); ST. Louis Post Dispatch 3.26.11 (add'l article); St. Louis Post Dispatch 5.2.12 (add'l article); Berger's Beat 5.21.12 (add'l article)
Gummersbach James L. 1954 P Settled Diocesan Accused of abuse of several boys in 1950s-1960s. In 1999, jury awarded one man $1.2M after several other victims testified but verdict later reversed by Appeals Court which ruled statute of limitations had expired. Laicization announced 11/03/06. St. Louis, MO Source:
St Louis Post Dispatch 06.10.94; St Louis Post Dispatch 02.23.99; St Louis Post Dispatch 02.24.99; St Louis Post Dispatch 03.02.99; St Louis Post Dispatch 03.02.02; Boston Herald 03.17.03; The Pitch (Kansas City) 10.16.03; Archdiocese of St Louis Press Release 11.03.06; MyFox (AP) 11.03.06; St Louis Post-Dispatch 11.03.06; St Louis Review 11.03.06; St Louis Post-Dispatch 11.04.06; Berger's Beat 08.05.13
Assignments:
BA.Org Assignment Record
Heck
Donald Henry 1963 P Convicted Diocesan Heck abused boy in 1990 and was sent to treatment (supposedly for stress) for one year. He was already working in another parish when he was indicted in 1991. In 1992 he entered Alford Plea (defendant does not admit guilt but concedes that the state has enough evidence to win a conviction) and was sentenced to 4 years jail. He also abused at least one other boy in 1990. On sex offender registry in MO as of 5/11. St. Louis, MO Source:
St. Louis Post Dispatch 12.17.91; St. Louis Post Dispatch 05.30.92; St. Louis Post Dispatch 08.01.92; St. Louis Post Dispatch 08.14.92; St. Louis Post Dispatch 08.30.92
Assignments:
N/A
Hederman
Kevin F. 1975 P Sued Diocesan Joined the Latin America Apostolate in 1998 and began working in Belize, Central America. Removed from position in Belize after 5/09 civil suit filed by 1 man accused him of abuse in early 1990s when the man was a 17 yr old student at Christian Brothers College high school and Hederman was assigned to North American Martyrs Church in Florissant. A similar suit filed in 1990s. Both settled. He denied the allegation. St. Louis, MO Source:
KMOX 05.26.09; St. Louis Post Dispatch 05.27.09; News 7 Belize 05.29.09; SNAP Press Release 04.18.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Hess John P. 1983 P Convicted Diocesan Hess pleaded guilty 5/02 to one felony count of possessing child pornography received over the Internet. Federal agents seized Hess' computer from rectory in March 2002 as part of Operation Candyman sting. Allowed to change guilty plea from possession of child pornography to lesser charge of possession of obscene materials because of problems with warrants. In 2003 he was sentenced to 3 months in halfway house, 5 yrs probation, and a fine of $5,000. Still priest but has no duties. St. Louis, MO Source:
St. Louis Post Dispatch 2.4.03; St. Louis Post Dispatch 3.8.02; St. Louis Post Dispatch 5.9.02
Assignments:
N/A
Jiang
Xiu Hui (Joseph) 2010 P Sued Diocesan Native of China. 29 yr old was removed from position as associate pastor at St. Louis Cathedral Basilica in 6/12 and was criminally charged with fondling a teenage girl (under 17) on 4 occasions. He befriended her and family. Privileges removed. Family filed lawsuit 7/12/13 against Archdiocese and ABp. which alleged Jiang left $20K check for family after they confronted him. Allegations of witness tampering made against ABp. Carlson. Trial continued 10/13. Criminal charges dropped 11/21/13. Arrested on 4/17/14 and charged with two felony counts of first-degree statutory sodomy involving a boy younger than 14 at Cathedral school between 2011-2012. Archdiocese responded that boy's family had been pursuing claim against Archdiocese involving bullying allegations by other students but nothing was about abuse by Jiang until shortly before arrest. Released on bail 4/18/14. Pled not guilty 6/2/14. Archdiocese's Motion to dismiss case denied 7/8/14. 07.21.14 hearing postponed. St. Louis, MO Source:
KMOV 06.29.12; KSDK 06.29.12; NECN 06.29.12; Riverfront Times 06.29.12; St Louis Post-Dispatch 06.29.12; St Louis Review 06.29.12; Statement by Archdiocese of St Louis 06.29.12; KSDK 11.14.12; SNAP Statement 11.14.12; Fox 2 07.12.13; Petition--Doe v Arch St Louis Lincoln Co MO Circuit Court 07.12.13; SNAP Statement 07.12.13; SNAP Statement re Archbishop Subpoena 07.12.13; KMOX 07.13.13; Riverfront Times 07.15.13; KMOX 07.16.13; Riverfront Times 07.16.13; SNAP Statement 07.16.13; KMOV 07.17.13; KMOX 07.17.13; KSDK 07.17.13; Press Release by Chackles Halston & Halquist 07.17.13; Riverfront Times 07.17.13; SNAP Statement 07.17.13; St Louis Post-Dispatch 07.17.13; Belleville News-Democrat 07.18.13; Riverfront Times 07.18.13; Fox 2 07.21.13; KSDK 07.22.13; Friends of Fr Joseph Jiang 07.26.13; St Louis Post Dispatch 07.26.13; Riverfront Times 07.27.13; Riverfront Times 07.29.13; Get Religion 08.01.13; Berger's Beat 08.05.13; SNAP Press Release 08.20.13; SNAP Statement 08.20.13; Riverfront Times 08.21.13; Deep Thoughts 08.26.13; SNAP Statement 08.26.13; Friends of Joseph Jiang 08.30.13; Worthy Adversary 09.01.13; Riverfront Times 09.16.13; KMOX 09.18.13; KSDK 09.18.13; San Francisco Chronicle 09.18.13; SNAP Statement 09.18.13; St Louis Post-Dispatch 09.19.13; SNAP Statement 09.30.13; Bowling Green Times 10.01.13; Columbia Missourian (AP) 11.06.13; San Francisco Chronicle (AP) 11.06.13; SNAP Statement 11.06.13; SNAP Statement 11.06.13; St Louis Post Dispatch 11.06.13; Riverfront Times 11.07.13; SNAP Press Release 11.21.13; Fox 2 11.22.13; Greenwich Times 11.22.13; KMOX 11.22.13; KSDK 11.22.13; Riverfront Times 11.22.13; Riverfront Times (with Amended Petition) 11.22.13; SNAP Statement 11.22.13; St Louis Post-Dispatch 11.22.13; St Louis Review 11.22.13; KMOV 04.17.14; St Louis Post-Dispatch 04.17.14; CBS St Louis 04.18.14; Fox 2 04.18.14; SNAP Statement 04.18.14; SNAP Statement 04.18.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Louis 04.18.14; The Republic 04.18.14; ABC 17 04.20.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 04.20.14; CBS St Louis (AP) 04.21.14; Riverfront Times 04.21.14; SNAP Statement 04.21.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 04.21.14; KMOX 04.22.14; St Louis Review 04.24.14; SNAP Statement 04.29.14; Bilgrimage 04.30.14; MO SNAP Statement 06.01.14; Berger's Beat 06.02.14; Fox 2 06.02.14; KMOV 06.02.14; KSDK 06.02.14; SNAP Statement 06.02.14; St Louis Post-Dispatch 06.02.14; St Louis Post-Dispatch with Indictment 06.02.14; CBS St Louis 07.08.14; KSDK 07.08.14; Riverfront Times 07.08.14; SNAP Statement 07.08.14; St Louis Post-Dispatch 07.08.14; Berger's Beat 07.09.14; KMOV 07.21.14; KMOV 07.21.14; SNAP Statement 07.23.14
Assignments:
N/A
Johnston
Robert F. 1962 P Sued Diocesan In 2002 man said Johnston had abused him as a teenager in approx. 1978 at Sacred Heart parish in Valley Park. Johnston admitted and resigned from current parish. 2 men filed suit 12/04 alleging abuse from 1977-1980. Arrested 1/05; criminal charges filed 6/06 re abuse of 1 youth in 1978. 4 suits moved to Federal court. One of 6 priests named in settlement announced 7/08. Laicized in 2002. In 6/11 U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit ruled Diocese not responsible for his behavior. St. Louis, MO Source:
St. Louis Post Dispatch 7.8.08; St. Louis Post Dispatch 12.23.02; St. Louis Post Dispatch 12.29.02; Post-Dispatch 12.16.04; Webster-Kirkwood Times 01.16.05; Times (Shrewsbury, MO) 03.06.05; St. Louis Post Dispatch 06.14.06; Belleville News Democrat 01.13.09; Riverfront Times 06.10.11
Assignments:
N/A
Kertz Louis 1948 P Sued Diocesan 1 suit filed 8/05 alleging abuse of 13 yr old boy in 1981 at All Saints in St. Peters. Kertz was transferred to another diocese after the 1981 accusation. Another suit filed in 5/06 re abuse from 1976-1979 at same parish. Kertz died of cancer in 1985. In 11/08 Missiouri Appeals Court dismissed the 2005 suit on SOL grounds. St. Louis, MO Source:
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 8.9.05; St. Louis Post Dispatch 05.17.06; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 05.21.06; SNAP Statement 11.29.08
Assignments:
N/A
Kohnen Henry J. 1935 P Sued Diocesan Woman filed suit 6/05 claiming that she had been abused by Kohnen at her parish in St. Paul between 1960 and 1968. Kohnen died in 1983 at age 73. St. Louis, MO Source:
St. Louis Post Dispatch 6.9.05
Assignments:
N/A
Kuchar
Bryan 1993 P Convicted Diocesan Confessed on tape to sexual abuse of a 14 yr old boy in 1995 but then complained that he had been coerced by police. First trial ended in hung jury in 5/2003. Convicted 8/03 of abuse and received 3 consecutive 1 yr sentences. Civil suit also filed. Released in 8/06 but Bishop will assign him to "secure and monitored residence" within the archdiocese. Laicization announced 11/03/06. Registered sex offender. Wrongful death suit filed 5/13. by parents of victim who committed suicide in 2009. St. Louis, MO Source:
St Louis Post-Dispatch 04.12.02; St Louis Post Dispatch 07.03.02; Post-Dispatch 05.20.03; KSDK 05.24.03; Post-Dispatch 05.24.03; Post-Dispatch 08.31.03; Post-Dispatch 09.04.03; Post-Dispatch 03.29.04; Journal of Religion & Abuse 05.01.04; Post-Dispatch 08.26.04; St Louis Review 02.04.05; Post-Dispatch 09.06.05; St Louis Review 08.22.06; Post-Dispatch 08.23.06; KWMU 08.30.06; Courthouse News Service 05.06.13; Riverfront Times 05.06.13; Westport News 05.13.13; Berger's Beat 08.05.13; SNAP Statement 02.13.14
Assignments:
Post-Dispatch 8.30.06 (add'l article); St. Louis Review 11.3.06 (add'l article); Archdiocese of St. Louis Press Release 11.3.06 (add'l article); St. Louis Post Dispatch 11.4.06 (add'l article); SNAP Statement 5.2.13 (add'l article); St. Louis Post Dispatch 5.2.13 (add'l article)
Lause Richard L. 1977 P Settled Vincentian Man filed suit 8/04 against Lause, the order, Archdiocese and others alleging that he was molested by Lause in 1980s at St. Vincent de Paul High school. Man's mother took him to seminary in Illinois in 1985 and the priests agreed to raise him. The youthtransferred to the school in St. Louis and Lause began "grooming" him and then molested him. Order informed in 1988 and Lause sent for counseling but reassigned 1989. Placed on leave 2003 after victim again complained. Claim settled by Order 01/2005. St. Louis, MO Source:
Kansas City Star (AP) 08.13.04; St Louis Post-Dispatch (AP) 02.14.05; SNAP Statement 09.16.13
Assignments:
N/A
Lehmkuhl
Gerhardt B. 1974 P Convicted Jesuit In 1995 Lehmkuhl was arrested for receiving child pornography through the mail. Lehmkuhl checked himself into St. Luke's after he pleaded guilty but before his sentence. In 1996 he was sentenced to one year in prison. Also ordered to get mental-healthtreatment after he was released from prison. Per 2009 article, he worked at Jesuit Community Corporation at St. Louis University--Jesuit Hall. Died March 9, 2012. St. Louis, MO Source:
St Louis Post-Dispatch 11.18.95; St Louis Post Dispatch 05.10.96; St Louis Post Dispatch 05.11.96; St Louis American 05.13.09; Jesuits of the Missouri Province 03.01.12; St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.12.12; St Louis Review 04.04.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Lessard
Joseph P. 1952 P Sued Diocesan Admits to sexually abusing 12 boys in 3 parishes in 1970s. Allegedly threatened victims with a gun; older victims coerced younger ones. Used camper in abuse. After a 1976 complaint Lessard was transferred to a new parish, then treated in MN. Went to NM Paraclete halfway house in 1979 and was a hospital chaplain afterward. Was parish priest again before retiring 1993. Archdiocesan lawyers settled 2 complaints 1996-1997. New suit filed 6/05 alleged abuse from 1895-1992. May have settled 7/08. St. Louis, MO Source:
Post-Dispatch 03.17.02; Scripps Howard News Service 03.18.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 05.06.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 06.04.05; St Louis Post-Dispatch 07.08.08
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
McDonough John Roger < 1965 P Sued Diocesan Named in 2006 civil suit which alleges abuse of 1 boy somewhere between ages of 11-13 in 1982. McDonough died 1985. St. Louis, MO Source:
Kansas City Star (AP) 06.21.06; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 06.21.06; KWMU (AP) 06.22.06; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 09.06.07
Assignments:
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 6.22.06
McGrath
Michael S. 1975 P Settled Diocesan Working at Bishop DeBourg high school in 1992. Removed from ministry 1997. Laicized 2005. 6/03 civil suit alleged man had recently killed himself after lifetime of turmoil following abuse by McGrath in 1980s. Other suits filed in 2003 & 2004. 17 peoplesettled claims against McGrath in Archdiocesansettlement 8/04. 20th suit filed 7/7/06. In 12/07, MO Court of Appeals upheld dismissal of 1 suit by the lower court. One of 6 priests in 7/08 settlement. New suit filed by 1 man 9/11. St. Louis, MO Source:
Seattle Post-Intelligencer (AP) 06.11.03; St Louis Post-Dispatch 06.11.03; St Louis Post-Dispatch 06.27.03; KWMU 07.08.03; St Louis Post-Dispatch 07.09.03; St Louis Post-Dispatch 07.30.03; St Louis Post-Dispatch 08.03.03; St Louis Post-Dispatch 11.10.03; St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.12.04; Associated Press 08.26.04; St Louis Post-Dispatch 08.26.04; St Louis Post Dispatch 12.21.04; St Louis Post-Dispatch 01.12.05; St Louis Post-Dispatch 01.29.05; St Louis Review 02.04.05; Law 360 01.29.14; Business Insurance 01.30.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 01.30.14; SNAP Statement 02.13.14
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Missourinet 7.7.06 (add'l article); WQAD 11.17.06 (add'l article); St. Louis Post-Dispatch 12.13.07 (add'l story); St. Louis Post-Dispatch 7.8.08 (add'l article); St. Louis Post-Dispatch 9.2.11 (add'l article)
Meinhardt
Louis   B Sued Marianist Former student at Chaminade College Prep School came forward 9/11 to Order to allege sexual abuse by Br. Meinhardt and Br. John Woulfe in 1970s. Letters were sent to 1600 school alumni from between 1958 and 1982. At least15 -16 responded with credible allegations of verbal and sexual abuse by the two men. Meinhardt worked at the school from 1958 to 1982 and died in 1990. Original accuser against him had come forward in 2003 & 2009 and others had also come forward before 2011. Civil suit filed 2/23/12. St. Louis, MO Source:
Fox 2 02.07.12; KMOX 02.07.12; KSDK 02.07.12; KSDK 02.07.12; SNAP Statement 02.07.12; St Louis Post-Dispatch 02.07.12; The Patch 02.07.12; The Patch 02.07.12; The Republic 02.07.12; KSDK 02.08.12; KSDK 02.09.12; KMOX 02.14.12; Petition in John Doe 116 v Marianist Province of the US, 02.23.12; SNAP Statement 02.23.12; St Louis Post-Dispatch 02.24.12; Courthouse News Service 02.27.12; SNAP Statement 04.09.14
Assignments:
N/A
Miller
Charles H. 1964 P Accused Marianist Accused of grooming and fondling a girl at age 14 in St. Louis in 1976 and molesting her at age 17 in 1980 in San Antonio TX archdiocese, where Miller taught at St. Mary's University. She reported the abuse to the Marianists in 2005. In 2007 the order admitted privately that the allegations were "credible." Order found that Miller had been involved with 2 other women. In 2007, order restricted Miller's ministry and moved him from St. Mary's in TX to the order's headquarters in Rome. Still there 2/12. St. Louis, MO Source:
SNAP Press Release 02.16.09; San Antonio Express News 02.19.09; San Antonio Express News 02.26.09; San Antonio Current 03.04.09; LA Times 04.10.10; Statement by SNAP 04.04.11; Statement by SNAP 02.13.12; Statement by SNAP 01.10.13; Statement by SNAP 03.11.13; SNAP Statement 04.09.14; SNAP letter to US Head of Marianists 06.03.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Osborne
Robert R. 1966 P Sued Marianist Accused of abuse and sued 2006 by 1 man. 2nd complainant also came forward. President of St. John Vianney high school when suit filed. School asked him to leave 8/06 because the lawsuit would distract from his job. In 10/06 Prosecutor found no evidence to support criminal charges. Civil suit settled with Order 6/07 but he did not admit guilt. As of 2/08, he claimed to be chaplain for Kirkwood Police Dept. Still saying Mass 11.08. Faculties removed 5/09 by St. Louis after news of previous investigation. Died 04/27/14 in California care facility. St. Louis, MO Source:
St Louis Post Dispatch 02.21.06; St Louis Post Dispatch 02.24.06; The Times (St Louis) 02.24.06; St Louis Post Dispatch 02.26.06; St Louis Post Dispatch 03.01.06; St Louis Post Dispatch 08.28.06; Kansas City Star 10.11.06; St Louis Post Dispatch 10.11.06; News Leader (AP) 06.27.07; Webster-Kirkwood Times 06.29.07; St Louis Post Dispatch 08.01.07; St Louis Post Dispatch 08.02.07; Webster-Kirkwood Times 08.03.07; St Louis Post-Dispatch 02.20.08; Voice from the Desert 08.17.08; St Louis Post-Dispatch 11.12.08; South County Times 11.15.08; Suburban Journals 11.18.08; Central News Magazine 12.15.08; St Louis Post Dispatch 05.10.09; KSDK 05.11.09; SNAP Statement 02.07.12; SNAP Statement 04.09.14; Belleville News-Democrat (AP) 04.28.14; SNAP Statement re his Death 04.28.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 04.28.14
Assignments:
N/A
Pavlik
James J. 1963 P Sued Diocesan Placed on leave in 2000 without privileges after archdiocese substantiated claims that he engaged in sexual misconduct. The archdiocese had also investigated in 1994 but could not substantiate an allegation of sexual abuse in 1970s. In 2002 one man saidhe met Pavlik in Japan in 1970 when he was 17. When he returned to states, he was 18 and went to see Pavlik in St. Louis, Pavlik tried to molest him at rectory until the youth threatened to get a knife and use it on Pavlik. Named in Aug 2005 civil suit. St. Louis, MO Source:
Houston Chronicle 06.11.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 12.05.03; St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.19.05; St Louis Post-Dispatch 08.24.05; Berger's Beat 08.05.13
Assignments:
N/A
Pinkston Nickolas Eugene   S Arrested Diocesan Also known as R.A. Manfir. Removed from Kenrick-Glennon Seminary 1/10 after officials learned he was having affair with adult woman. Arrested 7/11 for attempting to receive child porn through the mail in 2010. Started seminary in 2007 and served at Ascension, Our Lady of the Presentation and St. Ambrose parishes. Taught childrens' confirmation class. Pled guilty 5/31/12 to federal child porn charges. Will be sentenced to 5 yrs. St. Louis, MO Source:
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 6.1.12; Kansas City Star 07.14.11; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 07.14.11; Ozarks First 07.15.11
Assignments:
N/A
Poepperling
William C. < 1953 P Sued Diocesan One woman filed suit 4/05 alleging abuse by Poepperling between 1956-1959. Second woman filed suit 8/05 alleging abuse for 4 years, beginning when she was 4 in 1950s. Poepperling died in 1983 at age 78. Most counts in each case were dismissed by the trial court in 2008 or 2009 and dismissals was upheld by Court of Appeals 2/10. St. Louis, MO Source:
Leagle 2.23.10 Doe v. Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis; Leagle 2.23.10 Nicholson v. Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis; St. Louis Daily Record 6.4.08; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 04.27.05; Nicholson Complaint 08.25.05; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 08.26.05
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Posey Thaddeus 1971 P Sued Franciscan Posey was one of 4 priests named in 2004 lawsuit. Settlement reached in April, 2007 but claims against Posey have not settled. Suit alleged abuse in 1970s-1980s. His current whereabouts are unknown. St. Louis, MO Source:
John Doe CS v Fr. James Thiel et al, 042-01414, St. Louis Circuit Court, MO; John Doe CS v. Capuchin Franciscan Friars. 4:07cv0468 TCM, US Dist Court, Eastern Dist of Missouri; Belleville News-Democrat 04.19.07; St. Louis Post-Dispatch (AP) 04.19.07; Kansas City Star 04.20.07; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 06.10.07; St. Louis American 06.13.07
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N/A
Ross
Joseph D. 1969 P Convicted Diocesan Pled guilty 1988 to sexual assault of 11 yr old boy 12/86. Sentenced to 2 yrs probation and treatment. Admitted then he had been accused of molesting one youth in 1970s & had also been arrested for propositioning a police officer & public indecency. Allowed to return to work. Removed 3/02. Civil suit filed 11/02 alleged abuse of 14 yr old boy in 1977. Laicization announced 8/02. Arrested 9/08 on new charges from 2000. Crim. charges dropped 8/10. Lives in AR. New suit filed 10/11 re abuse of girl. Civil trial scheduled for 7/7/14 but case settled 07/06/14 under confidential terms. Believed to be currently living in St. Charles, MO as of 7/15/14. St. Louis, MO Source:
St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.01.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.03.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.07.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.10.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 08.08.02; St Louis Post Dispatch 11.08.02; Arkansas Times 10.02.08; CW 11 10.02.08; KSDK 10.02.08; St Louis Post-Dispatch 10.31.08; St Louis Post-Dispatch 12.08.08; SNAP 12.30.08; KSDK 08.06.10; SNAP Statement 08.06.10; St Louis Post Dispatch 08.06.10; Today's THV 04.14.11; Riverfront Times 10.24.11; St Louis Post-Dispatch 10.24.11; St Louis Review 10.27.11; National Catholic Reporter 01.05.12; National Catholic Reporter 01.05.12; National Catholic Reporter 02.15.12; Berger's Beat 05.05.12; Fox 2 11.15.13; SNAP Statement 11.15.13; SNAP Statement 12.30.13; St Louis Post Dispatch 12.30.13; KMOX 12.31.13; SNAP Statement 12.31.13; St Louis Post Dispatch 12.31.13; St Louis Public Radio 12.31.13; KSDK 01.01.14; Trib Town 01.02.14; Columbia Daily Tribune 01.03.14; SNAP Statement 01.03.14; SNAP Statement (w documents) 01.03.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 01.03.14; The Republic (AP) 01.03.14; SNAP Statement 01.06.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 01.06.14; KSDK 01.09.14; SNAP Statement 01.09.14; SNAP Statement 01.09.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 01.09.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 01.10.14; Missouri Lawyers 01.13.14; SNAP Statement 01.13.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 01.13.14; Riverfront Times 01.15.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 01.30.14; SNAP Statement 01.31.14; KPLR 02.05.14; Republic 02.05.14; SNAP Statement 02.05.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 02.05.14; St Louis Review 02.05.14; St Louis Public Radio 02.06.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 02.10.14; SNAP Statement 02.12.14; St Louis Post-Dispatch 06.07.14; Berger's Beat 07.04.14; Fox 2 07.06.14; SNAP Missouri Statement 07.06.14; SNAP Statement 07.06.14; St Louis Public Radio 07.06.14; Archdiocese of St Louis Statement regarding Ross Settlement 07.07.14; CBS St Louis 07.07.14; CBS St Louis 07.07.14; Fox 2 07.07.14; KPLR 07.07.14; New York Daily News 07.07.14; Pioneer Press 07.07.14; Riverfront Times 07.07.14; SNAP Statement 07.07.14; St Louis Post-Dispatch 07.07.14; St Louis Public Radio 07.07.14; Riverfront Times 07.08.14; Archdiocese of St Paul regarding Ross 07.09.14; Berger's Beat 07.09.14; SNAP Statement 07.15.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Seidel Michael L. 1987 P Accused Diocesan Suspended by the Archdiocese in 1998 after an allegation of abuse of a minor was determined to be credible. Laicization announced 11/03/06. St. Louis, MO Source:
Archdiocese of St. Louis Press Release 11.03.06; MyFox (AP) 11.03.06; St. Louis Review 11.03.06; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 11.04.06
Assignments:
Assignment Record
Stauber
James Frederick 1959 P Accused Diocesan Stauber originally worked in the Lacrosse Diocese but came to San Bernardino in early 1980s. He resigned his post with the San Bernardino diocese in 1993 without admitting wrongdoing after having been accused of having had sex with a minor 22 years ago while in another state (MO). Bishop Straling placed him on leave immediately. He admitted to being a recovering alcoholic. Died 8/14/10 in CA. Buried as priest in WI. St. Louis, MO Source:
Excerpt from 100th Anniversary of St John Nepomuc Parish 1891-1991 01.01.92; Press Enterprise 04.22.93; Press Enterpriese 01.06.94; Tributes com accessed 09.30.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Straub
Donald J. 1975 P Settled Diocesan Complaints of abuse received in 1978; sent for treatment. and reassigned in 1979. In 1986 new allegations were received re current parish; placed on leave and sent for treatment for 3 years. Spent several mo. in Dodge City KS Diocese. Two men filedsuits in MO in 2004 alleging abuse in 1970s and early 1980s. At least 6 others came forward with allegations. Some settled 2005. Laicization announced 1/05. 2006 Suit settled 5/07. Another suit filed 5/29/07. One of 6 named in 7/08 settlement. St. Louis, MO Source:
Belleville News-Democrat (AP) 5.4.07; St. Louis Post Dispatch 5.3.07; St. Louis Post Dispatch 5.4.07; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 7.8.08; St. Louis Review 2.4.05; Webster-Kirkwood Times 6.1.07; Belleville News-Democrat 05.21.04; St. Louis Post Dispatch 05.21.04; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 01.29.05; St. Louis Review 02.11.05; St. Louis Post Dispatch (AP) 02.14.05; St. Louis Post Dispatch 08.22.05; St. Louis Post Dispatch 10.20.06; St. Louis Post Dispatch 05.16.07; St. Louis Post Dispatch 05.30.07
Assignments:
Catholic Diocese of Dodge City Update: Charter for Protection of Children and Young People 5.10 (add'l article); Lawrence Journal-World 7.9.10 (add'l article)
Sutton
Gregory J.   B Convicted Marist Sutton, principal of Catholic school in Missouri, was arrested 8/95 on charges he molested students in Australia in 1980s. No accusations in Missouri. He was extradited at request of Australian officials 5/96 after several court battles. US officials knew he was wanted in Australia for almost year but didn't know he was a school principal. In Australia in 5/96 he pleaded guilty to numerous charges of abuse between 1976-1987. Sentenced to 18 yrs jail on total of 67 charges against 15 children. As of 5/14, he had been ranked as one of Australia's most-publicized child sex offenders. St. Louis, MO Source:
St Louis Post Dispatch 08.17.95; St Louis Post Dispatch 08.18.95; St Louis Post Dispatch 08.20.95; St Louis Post Dispatch 11.01.95; Deutsche Presse-Agentur 04.26.96; St Louis Post Dispatch 04.26.96; UPI 04.26.96; St Louis Post-Dispatch 05.10.96; St Louis Post-Dispatch 11.09.96; Broken Rites (AU) 07.08.09; Canberra Times (AU) 07.11.09; SNAP Statement 03.11.13; Broken Rites (AU) 05.30.14; Broken Rites (AU) 06.07.14; Broken Rites (AU) 06.09.14; Broken Rites (AU) 06.10.14; Canberra Times (AU) 06.10.14; Echo NetDaily (AU) 06.10.14; Maitland Mercury (AU) 06.10.14; Northern Star (AU) 06.10.14; Sydney Morning Herald (AU) 06.10.14; The Age (AU) 06.10.14; The Australian (AU) 06.10.14; The Australian (AU) 06.10.14; Sunshine Coast Daily (AU) 06.11.14; The Guardian (UK) 06.11.14; Canberra Times (AU) 06.12.14; Daily Telegraph (AU) 06.12.14; Guardian (UK) 06.12.14; Northern Star (AU) 06.12.14; SBS (AU) 06.12.14; Broken Rites (AU) 06.15.14; 9 News (AU) 06.16.14; Broken Rites (AU) 06.16.14; Canberra Times (AU) 06.16.14; Canberra Times (AU) 06.16.14; Daily Mail (UK) 06.16.14; Guardian (UK) 06.16.14; Sky News (AU) 06.16.14; Courier Mail (AU) 06.17.14; Daily Telegraph (AU) 06.17.14; Guardian (UK) 06.17.14; The Rural (AU) 06.17.14; Waiting for Godot to Leave 06.17.14; Canberra Times (AU) 06.18.14; Daily Mail (UK) 06.18.14; Echo NetDaily 06.18.14; Sky News (AU) 06.18.14; Broken Rites (AU) 06.19.14; Daily Mail (UK) 06.19.14; Sydney Morning Herald (AU) 06.19.14; Sydney Morning Herald (AU) 06.19.14; Canberra Times (AU) 06.20.14; MacArthur Advertiser (AU) 06.24.14; Guardian (UK) 06.30.14; ABC - The World Today (UK) 07.01.14; ABC News (AU) 07.01.14; Daily Telegraph (AU) 07.01.14; Sydney Morning Herald (AU) 07.01.14; West Australian (AU) 07.01.14; Illawarra Mercury (AU) 07.02.14; The Australian (AU) 07.02.14; The Guardian 07.03.14; WA Today (AU) 07.12.14
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N/A
Thiel James 1971 P Sued Redemptorist Sued 2004. Accused of abuse from 1978-1981 at St. Paul the Apostle parish in Pine Lawn in St. Louis, MO, then moved to Grand Rapids, MI. Possible confidential settlements in 1970s and 1990s. The Order says that Redemptorists asked Thiel to leave the order in 1997. Another man sued in 2005. 2004 suit settled in 3/07 for total of $140,000. 3 other priests named in settlement. St. Louis, MO Source:
John Doe CS v Fr. James Thiel et al, 042-01414, St. Louis Circuit Court, MO; St. Louis American; St. Louis Post Dispatch; St. Louis Post Dispatch; St. Louis Post Dispatch (AP); St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Belleville News-Democrat 04.30.04; Grand Rapid Press 08.11.04; Belleville News-Democrat 04.19.07; Grand Rapids Press 04.20.07; Kansas City Star (AP) 04.20.07
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N/A
Triulzi Daniel A. 1981 P Sued Marianist Order placed him on leave from parish in Ft. Worth TX Diocese in Aug. 2005 after recent claim of sexual misconduct with a minor in 1996 at Chaminade College Prep School in St. Louis Diocese. Individual had just filed suit in Circuit Court in St. Louis. When transferred to the Ft. Worth diocese, he taught at Nolan High school from 1983-1987 before going to parish. Suit settled fall, 2007 but not announced until 2/08. St. Louis, MO Source:
St Louis Post Dispatch 08.27.05; Dallas Morning News 09.01.05; Fort Worth Star-Telegram 09.01.05; St Louis Post Dispatch (AP) 02.20.08; Belleville News Democrat (AP) 02.21.08; Dallas Morning News 02.21.08; Fort Worth Star Telegram 02.21.08; SNAP Statement 02.07.12; SNAP Statement 04.09.14
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N/A
Valentine
Leroy A. 1977 P Settled Diocesan Woman reported in 1982 that Valentine abused her three sons (ages 10, 11 & 12). Police sent her to AD. Lawsuit filed 1995; each youth received $20K settlement in 1998. Valentine sent for treatment & transferred. Name became public 3/02 but Archdiocese refused to remove because allegations were unsubstantiated. He finally retired 3/02 after another victim came forward with allegation of abuse in 1978. Review Board found allegations substantiated 5/1/13. Privileges perm. removed. St. Louis, MO Source:
SNAP Statement 5.8.13; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 5.8.13; Statement by Archdiocese of St. Louis 5.1.13; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 03.02.02; NY Times 03.03.02; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 03.03.02; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 03.04.02; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 03.06.02; NY Times 03.28.02; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 03.28.02; Associated Press 04.30.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Riverfront Times 10.21.10; Riverfront Times 05.10.13; St. Louis Post Dispatch 05.10.13
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Vatican Crimes 5.12.13 (add'l article)
Vatterott
William 2003 P Accused Diocesan First assignment was at Holy Infant Church in Ballwin. Removed from assignment at St. Cecilia Parish 6/11 after allegations that he engaged in "inappropriate electronic exchanges" with two teenagers (at least one was a female. Also accused of being involved with underage drinking and other inappropriate behavior. Indicted 4/13 on federal charges of possession of child porn between 2010 and 2011. Pled guilty 8/30/13 to possession of porn and sexting with minor boy. Sentenced to 3 yrs prison. St. Louis, MO Source:
KSDK 07.01.11; St Louis Review - Statement by Archdiocese 07.01.11; St Louis Today 07.01.11; The Patch 07.01.11; KMOV 07.02.11; KSDK 04.24.13; St Louis Post Dispatch 04.24.13; International Business Times 04.25.13; KELO 04.25.13; Riverfront Times 04.25.13; SNAP Statement 04.25.13; Statement by Archdiocese of St Louis 04.25.13; ConnectMidMissouri 08.30.13; KSDK 08.30.13; KTVI 08.30.13; MO-SNAP Statement 08.30.13; St Louis Post-Dispatch 08.30.13
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N/A
Wieberg
John R. 1918 P Accused Diocesan Worked in parishes in St. Charles Co. and in several rural parishes in Advance, Charleston (later part of Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese) and Arcadia, Mo. Abp Carlson announced 3/16/11 that several individuals (at least 5) have come forward in recent years to accuse Wieberg, who died in1963, of abuse almost 50 yrs previously. One man, now 80, said he was abused in 1940 at age 9. Reports were found credible by archdiocesan Review Board. St. Louis, MO Source:
Berger's Beat 1.1.11; St. Louis Review 03.16.11; Joplin Independent 03.21.11; St. Louis Post Dispatch 03.21.11; KMOV 03.22.11; KMOX 03.22.11; News-Leader 03.22.11
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N/A
Wolken
Gary P. 1993 P Convicted Diocesan Convicted 2002 of abuse of boy over a 3 yr period beginning about 1997 when he was 5 yrs old. Sentenced to 15 yrs in prison. Trying for early release in 2006. Had abused another boy 25 yrs ago but not prosecuted. Sent for therapy. He was in therapy when he abused this plaintiff. Civil suit filed 4/04 and settled for $1.675M. Diocese asked Vatican to laicize him; pending 8/06. Up for parole 8/10. Unable to locate him in prison system 11/13. St. Louis, MO Source:
St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.28.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 06.05.02; St Louis Post Dispatch 12.17.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.01.03; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03.15.03; St Louis Post-Dispatch 04.21.04; Riverfront Times 06.16.04; St Louis Post-Dispatch 06.18.04; St Louis Post Dispatch 08.26.04; Belleville News Democrat 08.27.04; Belleville News Democrat (AP) 08.15.06; St Louis Post Dispatch 08.15.06; Statement by Archdiocese of St Louis in St Louis Review 08.18.06; KMOX 08.17.10; The Irish Waterfront 04.28.13
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N/A
Woulfe
John J.   B Sued Marianist Sued 2002 by a man alleging sexual abuse by Woulfe and Rev. William A. Christensen at Chaminade Prep in St. Louis, when the boy was age 15-17. On appeal, the MO Supreme Court ruled that repressed memories were admissable and the suit was not time-barred. New accusations received 9/11 and confirmed by letters to school Alumni in 2012. Woulfe was at school for 9 yrs before leaving the Order in 1977. He died in 2005. New suit filed by one man 4/9/14 alleges abuse at Chaminade Prep in approximately 1970. St. Louis, MO Source:
St Louis Post Dispatch 06.10.02; St Louis Daily Record 06.02.05; Missouri Lawyers Weekly 06.06.05; Kansas City Star (AP) 09.08.05; Missouri Supreme Court Ruling 06.13.06; St Louis Post-Dispatch 09.06.07; Connecticut Post 12.08.09; SNAP Statement 03.22.11; Fox 2 02.07.12; KMOX 02.07.12; KSDK 02.07.12; KSDK 02.07.12; SNAP Statement 02.07.12; St Louis Post-Dispatch 02.07.12; The Patch 02.07.12; The Patch 02.07.12; The Republic 02.07.12; KSDK 02.08.12; KMOX 02.14.12; Berger's Beat 04.09.14; SNAP Statement 04.09.14; St Louis Post-Dispatch 04.09.14
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N/A
Yim
Robert J. 1974 P Settled Diocesan Yim sued by 3 in 2003 claiming he sexually assaulted them as boys. Removed from active ministry in 1990, then assigned as hospital chaplain. Yim "chose to resign from active ministry in 1995" but continued working as hospital chaplain through his affiliation with another religion. He was suspended from that religion per Aug 2004 article. Three men filed 2 civil suits in 2003; another man filed similar suit in April 2004. Claims settled 8/04. Laicization announced 1/05. St. Louis, MO Source:
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 02.20.03; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 03.11.03; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 03.12.03; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 04.27.04; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 08.26.04; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 01.29.05; St. Louis Review 02.04.05; St. Louis Review 02.11.05; St. Louis Post-Dispatch (AP) 02.14.05; Belleville News Democrat (AP) 11.08.05
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N/A


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