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Wachter
Carl1939PSuedDiocesanIn 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, ORSource:
Sunday Oregonian 7.7.02; The Oregonian 01.16.92; The Oregonian 11.06.01; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Wadeson
John H.1969PReinstatedDivine Word MissionariesAccused of abuse of 2 from 1973-1977 per archdiocesan report. Also worked in New York and/or Brooklyn, Trenton NJ and Portland OR diocese. Banned from working in Los Angeles archdiocese; in 2014 was found working as priest in Guam, apparently since at least 2000. Idenitrified himself as an "Australian priest of the Archdiocese of Agana in Guam, Micronesia." Guam Archdiocese Directory indicated he was incardinated in the archdiocese but assigned to Neocatechumenal Center in San Francisco, CA. Removed from active ministry 07/22/14; archdiocese admitted it knew of past allegations in 2000 when he was incarnated. As of 7/23/14, left Guam, possibly to San Francisco. Denied all allegations. SF Archdiocese withdrew privileges as of 07/21/14. Reinstatement to Agana archdiocese announced 4/15/15 after Los Angeles archdiocese reviewed case and said, since there appeared to have been no settlement and Wadeson was not convicted, Wadeson was "a priest in good standing."Los Angeles, CASource:
Sydney Morning Herald 10.17.82; LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; LA Times 02.18.04; Pacific News Center 07.18.14; SNAP Statement 07.18.14; Jungle Watch 07.19.14; Marianas Variety 07.21.14; KUAM 07.22.14; Pacific Daily News 07.22.14; Pacific News Center 07.22.14; Statement by Archdiocese of Agana 07.22.14; KUAM 07.23.14; Marianas Variety 07.23.14; Pacific Daily News 07.23.14; Pacific Daily News 07.23.14; Pacific Daily News 07.23.14; SNAP Statement 07.23.14; Jungle Watch 07.24.14; KUAM 07.24.14; Marianas Variety 07.24.14; Neocatechemunal Way - An Insider's View 07.24.14; Pacific Islands Report 07.24.14; Houston Chronicle 07.25.14; SFist 07.25.14; SNAP Statement 07.25.14; SNAP Statement 07.25.14; CBS SF Bay Area 07.26.14; Jungle Watch 07.26.14; KUAM 07.27.14; Pacific News Center 07.27.14; KUAM 07.28.14; Pacific News Center 07.28.14; Worthy Adversary 07.28.14; Pacific Daily News 07.29.14; Pacific News Center 07.29.14; Pacific News Center 08.07.14; SNAP Statement 08.07.14; Pacific News Center 08.08.14; QUAM 08.08.14; KUAM 11.24.14; Pacific News Center 04.15.15
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
Wagner
Alphonse1944PAccusedDiocesanName appears on 7/08 Diocesan Review Board list of clergy "credibly acused" of sexual abuse. Accused of abuse of two male minors beginning in 1969. Died 1974.Davenport, IASource:
Quad-City Times 07.10.08; Hawk Eye 07.12.08
Assignments:
Catholic Messenger 7.17.08; BA.org Concise Assignment Record
Wagner
Dennis A.1978PConvictedDiocesanPleaded guilty in 1983 to assault and battery (reduced charge) involving 13 yr old boy. Placed on probation for 2 years and received indepth counseling. Never received another parish assignment but did work as a canon lawyer in Diocesan Tribunal Officeuntil his suspension 5/02. Apparently admitted in 1983 that he had molested more than one boy. Diocese received 6 substantiated allegations. Lots of treatment. Agreed to ask for laicization.Grand Rapids, MISource:
Associated Press 5.7.02; Grand Rapids Press 1.7.04; Grand Rapids Press 1.8.07; Grand Rapids Press 5.7.02; Grand Rapids Press 5.9.02; Grand Rapids Press 5.9.02; Grand Rapids Press 6.5.02; Grand Rapids Press 7.5.02; Grand Rapids Press 03.23.02; Grand Rapids Press 05.11.02; Grand Rapids Press 05.14.02; Grand Rapids Press 05.17.02; Grand Rapids Press 05.17.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03
Wagner
Jerome A.1972PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 8/02. Was on Priest Placement Board and worked in a parish. Allegations arose in 1985 that Wagner had gotten a 15 yr old boy drunk and molested him. Boy's mother confronted Wagner and went to police. He stayed in parish for 8 months during investigation before being transferred to another parish. Church said he would have no further contact with youths. Laicized after 11/26/07. Received $20K to seek laicization. In 2013, Police will receive personnel file to investigate 2001 allegation.Milwaukee, WISource:
Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 3.3.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 7.9.04; Milwaukee Catholic Herald 06.13.02; Milwaukee Catholic Herald 09.19.02; Milwaukee Journal Sentienl 07.10.04; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee (updated 1 01.26.07; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee updated after 11.26.07; Boston Globe 05.30.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 05.30.12; Helena Independent Record 05.31.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 01.17.13; SNAP letter to Wisconsin A.G. 01.17.13; SNAP Press Release 01.17.13; SNAP Statement 01.24.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
Wagner
John C.1973PAccusedDiocesanWagner's name appears on Archdiocese's July 2004 list of priests fully restricted from ministry (or who would have been restricted if still living) because of credible allegations of abuse. He is shown as "awaiting assignment" per 1993 Catholic Directoryand "On leave" per the 2002 Directory. Remained fully restricted from ministry as of 3/3/12. Laicized Dec. 2012. Personnel files released 7/13.Milwaukee, WISource:
Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 1 01.26.07; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Duluth News Tribune 07.02.13; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.02.13; WTOP 07.02.13; Waukesha Patch 07.03.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
Wagner
Richard1961PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 1993 when mandated reporter learned of alleged abuse of high school girl in late 1980s. Sent for treatment and placed in restricted priory setting. Previously taught at diocesan HS and had been named principal there by Bishop Dingman. No publicallegations until Bishop Charron recommended laicization 9/19/03. Laicized 10/13/06.Des Moines, IASource:
Channel 4000 09.19.03; Des Moines Register 09.20.03; Des Moines Register 09.20.03; Des Moines Register 09.29.03; Des Moines Register 10.01.03; Des Moines Register 07.08.04; Des Moines Register 11.16.06; Des Moines Register 11.17.06; KTIV 11.17.06; Des Moines Register 07.01.14
Assignments:
Des Moines Register 9.20.03
Wagner
Sam2014PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave and investigation launched after allegations in 1/17 of "inappropriate conduct" were reported to New Ulm police. Per news in 8/17 Wagner was accused of an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old girl. No charges per police in 8/17 due to lack of evidence and the inability to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Still on leave pending Review Board investigation outcome.The girl's mother took out a restraining order in 8/17 against Wagner.New Ulm, MNSource:
KEYC 02.13.17; Mankato Free Press 02.13.17; Mankato Free Press 08.25.17; Fox 9 08.27.17; The Journal 08.31.17
Wagoner
Gordon Patrick1965PAccusedDiocesanWagoner's name was first identified publicly as accused in the Santa Fe archdiocese list on 9/12/17. From Diocese of Lafayette IN, assigned 1975 to Santa Fe as Director of Campus Ministry and Theology professor at Univ. of Albuquerque. Per obit, returned to Lafayette 1983 "for reasons of health." Also did post-doc work at Univ of Chicago 1966-70, taught at St. John's College of Cleveland for a year, back to IN as History of Religions professor at Catholic Seminary in Indianapolis, while Director of Campus Ministry at Wabash College in Crawfordsville. After return to IN in 1983 did mostly Hospital chaplaincy work. Died 9/2/08.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Carroll County Comet (Indiana) 09.03.08; Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17
Wajda
Joseph1973PSettledDiocesanAbuse of boys began within 2-3 months of ordination. Two 1989 civil suits allege Wajda abused at least 2 boys. Both boys had sought counseling from Wajda, Both suits against Wajda settled out of Court in 1991, one for a "substantial" settlement. Wajda continued serving as priest in administrative capacity (including on marriage tribunal) until Bishops' conference in Dallas 6/02 when he was placed on leave. Permanently removed 2003. Denied all abuse and appealed his case to review board. Still denied all allegations in 12/13 interview. Personnel file from St Paul Archdiocese released 07/09/14. Laicization announced by archdiocese 10/1/16.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
United Press International 08.22.89; LA Times 05.19.90; St Paul Pioneer Press 05.24.02; St Paul Pioneer Press 05.26.02; St Paul Pioneer Press 06.22.02; St Paul Pioneer Press 11.15.02; National Catholic Reporter 08.24.10; St Paul Pioneer Press 10.01.13; Fox 9 12.04.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Fridley Patch 12.05.13; KARE 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Jeff Anderson & Associates Media Release 07.09.14; KMOV 07.09.14; KSDK 07.09.14; KSTP 07.09.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.09.14; Pioneer Press 07.09.14; SNAP Statement 07.09.14; Star Tribune 07.09.14; Toledo Blade 07.09.14; Wajda Personnel Files from St Paul Archdiocese 07.09.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14; Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis 10.01.16
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Walczak
Karl J. BAccusedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersServed as Principal of Damien High School in Honolulu for 10 yrs and as President of Brother Rice High in Chicago for 12 yrs. Also worked in California. Appointed principal of O'Dea High School in Seattle in 2011. Took leave in 8/12 to assist in resolving Order's bankruptcy in New York. Man filed claim in the Bankruptcy case alleging that he was abused by Walczak in 1970-1971 when he was a freshman student at Br. Rice in Chicago. Walczak resigned 10/31/12. Denied abuse.Chicago, ILSource:
Letter from O'Dea High School 08.10.12; O'Dea Relay 09.30.12; Biography from O'Dea High School Website accessed 10.28.12; Damon Tucker 10.31.12; KOMO 10.31.12; KREM 10.31.12; My Northwest 10.31.12; Q13 Fox 10.31.12; Seattle Times 10.31.12; Worthy Adversary 10.31.12; King 5 11.01.12; My Northwest 11.01.12; Q13 Fox 11.01.12; Sky Valley Chronicle 11.01.12; KOMO 11.02.12
Assignments:
Letter from Archbishop Sartain 11.12.12 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
Walderman
John M. BSuedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersFrom 1971-1976 he was at Blessed Sacrament High School. Arrested on 1/1/86 when principal of Bishop Hendricken HS in Providence diocese and indicted for soliciting sex from a male minor. Charge dropped 1987. Transferred to Cardinal Hayes HS in Bronx NY 1987-1991, then to Rice HS 1991-2001. After stint at Edmund Rice Institute in Australia 2001-2005, principal of Rice until order received letter about 1986 arrest.Providence, RISource:
Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, No. 07-102959; LA Times 01.02.86; Associated Press 01.03.86; NY Post 11.19.07
Waldruff
Raymond< 1968PAccusedT.O.R. (Franciscan)Man filed suit 4/02 alleging that abuse by Waldruff about 34 years before (around 1968), at age 11. Waldruff reportedly only at the church for 2 months when abuse occurred. Man and his parents informed a bishop who removed Waldruff from duty and sent him for treatment. Waldruff assigned to another parish 40 miles down the road. Died 1985. In 5/16 allegations surfaced that Waldruff raped a teen boy yrs before, bribing him with alcohol, money and cars, and making him dress as a woman.Owensboro, KYSource:
Associated Press 03.28.02; Courier-Journal 06.25.02; USA Today 07.24.02; PA GJ Presentment 03.15.16; State College website 03.22.16; We Are Central 05.17.16
Assignments:
PA GJ Presentment 03.15.16
Walk
Donald J.1967PAccusedDiocesanWalk is named in 7/06 settlement with Miami Archdiocese as having abused 1 teenage boy in the 1970s-1980s. He had no particular assignment at the time and was still "absent on leave" per 1989 Catholic Directory. Served as chaplain of Miami Dolphins atone point. Named in 1 civil suit filed summer, 2007; accused of abusing 1 boy between ages of 14 and 16 in late 1970s. Another Plaintiff filed suit 12/07 alleging abuse from 1977-1982.Miami, FLSource:
Miami Herald 07.21.06; Miami Herald 07.19.07; CBS4 12.20.07; Local10 12.20.07; NBC6 12.20.07; Sun Sentinel 12.21.07
Walker
Harry Dean1961PAccusedDiocesanWalker was accused for the first time in 2010 in claim filed in Bankruptcy Court. One man alleged abuse by Walker when he was 15 yr old parishioner at St. Francis de Sales church in Salisbury MD in the 1960s. Victim advocates say other accusers are known. Walker left active ministry in 1972 but still lives in Delaware. Fighting release of personnel files 2/12. 2/12 list of accused priests shows he has been laicized.Wilmington, DESource:
Catholic Priests of the Diocese of Wilmington: A Jubilee Year 2000 Commemoration; Diocese of Wilmington Parishes with Publicly Accused Priests; WDEL 01.13.11; Diocese of Wilmington List of Accused Priests 02.16.12; News Journal 02.19.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Wallace
Donald L.1962PAccusedDiocesanParents of 4 boys accused Wallace in 1997 of "boundary violations" or inappropriate behavior. Wallace underwent treatment & assigned to hospital ministry in 1998 under supervision. He was reassigned to parish work in 2000. Retired in 2002 rather than undergo "further evaluation."Jefferson City, MOSource:
Columbia Daily Tribune 9.8.09; Associated Press 03.12.02; Associated Press 03.12.02; St. Louis Post Dispatch 03.12.02
Walleman
Kenneth T.1959PSuedJesuitNamed in 2003 civil suit. Accused of abuse of at least one student at St. Francis Mission, a Jesuit boarding school. He was former administrator at the school. School's principal said that Walleman had had a mental breakdown at another school and was sent to St. Francis where he would have less stress. Per 2002 OCD, he was living in Jesuit Community at St. Camillus in Wauwatosa, WI (Milwaukee Archdiocese). Still alive as of 2014 and still living at St. CamillusRapid City, SDSource:
Pioneer Press in Washington Post 06.02.03; Website of Jesuits, Wisconsin Province accessed 05.06.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Walls
David E.1960PAccusedDiocesanAccused of 1987-1988 abuse of an adolescent brother and sister and another individual. Placed on administrative leave in 1988. Administrative leave continued 2002 with restrictions and further restrictions added 2004. Laicized 7/19/06. Died 2/21/09.Philadelphia, PASource:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.22.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Local Catholic 09.29.05
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record
WalshBro Michael BAccusedChristian BrothersDeceased. A member of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers (also called Irish Christian Brothers) Walsh was accused of taking nude and sexually explicit photos of boys during a camping trip around 1986. The boys were students at Catholic Memorial School in Boston. Walsh's name was included on a list of Christian Brothers identified in at least two sexual abuse claims. The list was a requirement of the Order's 2013 bankruptcy settlement agreement.Boston, MASource:
Renew America 08.17.07; Edmund Rice Christian Brothers List 06.11.14; Road to Recovery 06.15.14
Walsh
Bryan O.1954PSuedDiocesanAccused in 6/9/06 complaint of sexual abuse of boy age 14 in 1964, including penetration and oral sex. Boy was ward of Operation Pedro Pan; Walsh was its founder and director. Pedro Pan brought 14,048 Cuban children to US in 1960-62; placed them in orphanages and foster care to remove them from Castro's educational system. Walsh was born and trained in Ireland; ordained for St. Augustine diocese; became Miami priest when diocese was erected in 1958; retired 1996; died 12/20/01.Miami, FLSource:
Amended Complaint 6.9.06; Miami Herald Pedro Pan Feature; Operation Pedro Pan 3.1.01; Pediatrics Week 4.3.10; Miami Herald 05.24.94; Sun-Sentinel 01.10.96; Miami Herald Obituary 12.21.01; Sun-Sentinel 12.21.01; Miami Herald 01.20.02; Miami Herald 09.14.09
Walsh
Gerard P.1974PAccusedDiocesanIn 3/02 man gave Dist. Atty a written confession from Walsh regarding his abuse which began in late 1970s. Walsh had been serving as Chaplain with MA state police. Walsh admitted abuse and was removed from police and parish duties 3/02. Resigned in 2003. Diocese had known since 1998 when Plaintiff wrote letter outlining abuse. Walsh denied at that time.Worcester, MASource:
Telegram & Gazette 6.4.03; Boston Herald 03.21.02; Telegram & Gazette 03.22.02; Telegram & Gazette 11.15.02; Telegram & Gazette 05.20.03
Walsh
Harold (Harry) A.1960PAccusedDiocesanOrdained in Ireland as Redemptorist. Worked in Davenport, Detroit, Chicago & St. Paul. Woman told Detroit in 1994 (and in 2002 & 2011) that he had abused her when she was 15 & he was at Holy Redeemer parish in mid-1960s. Walsh says he has proved he was still living in monastery in Ireland at the time. Worked in St. Paul for many years and allegedly abused a boy there. Also denied abusing the boy in St. Paul. Woman received a settlement in 1996. Neither Archdiocese did anything. Left active ministry 2005. Laicized 8/12/12. Taught sex education in St Paul area until 01/31/14. Name on St Paul list revised 2/17/14.Detroit, MISource:
Detroit Free Press 12.19.13; KARE 12.19.13; Marshall Independent 12.19.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.19.13; SNAP Statement 12.19.13; SNAP MI Statement 12.19.13; Star Tribune 12.19.13; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul-Minneapolis 12.19.13; Deadline Detroit 12.20.13; Minnesota Catholic Defense League 12.20.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.20.13; Star Tribune 12.23.13; KAAL ABC6 News 12.24.13; NECN 12.24.13; Monticello Times 12.26.13; Duluth News Tribune 12.27.13; Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis List of Priests Accused of Abusing Minors, revised 02.17.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.17.14; Star Tribune 02.17.14; Minnesota Public Radio Database 02.19.14; Monticello Times 06.26.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14
WalshJames Joseph PSuedDiocesanNamed in (2003??) lawsuit by 1 person alleging abuse in 1967-1968. Died in 1984. Named in archdiocesan report, Errata notice # 1.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report Errata Notice # 1
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
WalshJames T.1949PSuedDiocesan3/05 civil suit alleges Plaintiff was abused by Walsh. Same suit alleges that Plaintiff was abused by his uncle (Msgr. Page), other priests and two separate bishops. Plaintiff was in a Texas prison for an unrelated murder when suit filed. Worcester diocese said allegations not credible. Died 1970.Springfield, MASource:
Complaint in Burnett v. Roman Catholic Bishop of Springfield, C. A. No. 05-0331, 03.29.05; Catholic Observer 03.31.05; Springfield Republican 03.31.05; Telegram & Gazette 03.31.05; Telegram & Gazette (AP) 03.31.05
WalshJohn J.1940PSettledOblates of Mary ImmaculateOn 12/18/03 a woman reported to the Boston archdiocese that Walsh sexually abused her twice in 1973 or 1974, when she was age 13 or 14, at Sacred Heart in Lowell MA. The archdiocese submitted the report to the MA AG and county DA. On 7/22/07 the Oblates and the archdiocese agreed to pay $60K to resolve the claim and compensate for injury. Walsh was moved often during his career, working in many dioceses. He died 4/24/81. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Report to Boston Archdiocese and MA AG 12.18.03; Settlement 07.22.07; Boston Globe 11.20.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
WalshLeonard Thomas1926PAccusedO.F.M.Died 10/15/54. In 4/12, attorney Mitchell Garabedian announced recent settlement of at least one claim regarding Walsh. Walsh was accused of sexually abusing a 9 -yr-old MA boy in 1953. Walsh also served in NY, NJ, DC and CT.Boston, MASource:
Saint Bonaventure Faculty List 1859 to 1951/52; New York Journal-American 10.17.54; BishopAccountability 04.11.12; Boston Globe 04.11.12; Coshocton Tribune 04.11.12; SNAP Statement 04.11.12; Wicked Local Brookline 04.18.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Walsh
Martin J.1974PSettledDiocesanAccusation late 1997 of abuse of 14-yr-old boy and possibly others in about 1975. Walsh denied abuse but admitted ongoing alcohol problems. Per 11/03 memo, Walsh was on permanent disability as of 2002 but had asked to return to duty. File outlines his problems from 1981 through 2003. Cardinal Law told Walsh he was restricted in 11/02, but never followed through so Walsh not really restricted. Per 8/11 Boston AD database, Review Board found accusations unsubstantiated. Died 6/07, age 58. Included on Attorney Garabedian's list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards. December 2014 settlement with archdiocese re alleged abuse in 1975 at Waltham MA parish.Boston, MASource:
McCarthy Memo 12.12.97; Murphy Memo 01.06.98; Strickland Memo 11.04.03; The Pilot 06.29.07; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; BishopAccountability 03.28.16; Boston Globe 03.28.16; Boston Globe 03.28.16; The Patch 03.28.16; The Patch 03.28.16; WBUR 03.28.16; WBUR 03.28.16; Bostoncom 03.28.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Walsh
Michael2002PChargedDiocesanNative of Boston MA. Ordained for Diocese of Grand Rapids MI 6/02; placed on leave in 7/02, after diocese learned of allegations of sexual abuse of two children while a lay person 40 years previously at St. Francis de Sales in Charlestown MA. Walsh was 65 and a former Air Force Sergeant at time of ordination. He had retired to FL mid-1990s, then moved to MD for seminary. Charged in Boston 9/16 with rape and indecent assault and battery on a child, alleged to have occured late 1980s-early 1990s while altar boy coordinator at St. Brendan's in Dorchester MA. Pled not guilty. Accuser said he was abused from 4th to 6th grades. Trial date set for 9/2017.Boston, MASource:
Grand Rapids Press 06.02.02; Grand Rapids Press 06.02.02; Grand Rapids Press 07.05.02; Holland Sentinel 07.06.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Grand Rapids Press 01.08.07; Boston Globe 09.28.16; CBS Boston 09.28.16; MassLive 09.28.16; WCVB 09.28.16; WHDH 09.28.16; Dorchester Reporter 09.29.16; NBC Boston 09.18.17
WalshMilton T.1978PArrestedDiocesanAccused in 1984 of abuse of boy, under 14. Reported immediately to Arch. Quinn. Cardinal Levada later allowed Walsh to remain active as teacher at seminary at Menlo Park until 8/02. Criminal charges filed 10/02 but were dropped 7/03 after U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Has been on leave since 2003.San Francisco, CASource:
Marin Independent Journal 7.2.03; NY Times 5.5.10; San Francisco Chronicle 10.05.02; Marin Independent Journal 06.10.03; San Francisco Chronicle 11.12.04; San Francisco 09.22.05; Associated Press 04.28.10; Times 04.30.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Walsh
Oliver T.1960PAccusedDiocesanNative of Ireland. Walsh's name appears on Joliet Diocese list of priests with credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors as revised 3/12/13. The credible allegations were received after his death in 1975 and thus are shown as "unresolved" on the list. No further information known as of 4/14.Joliet, ILSource:
FindaGrave 01.15.75; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14
WalshPatrick PAccusedLegionnaires of ChristAccusations made in 2002 that Walsh abused at least 1 youth at high school in Center Harbor NH from 1992-1993 per records released by NH Atty General's office 3/03.Manchester, NHSource:
Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Union Leader 3.4.03
WalshPeter M.1982PConvictedFranciscanArrested 1993 in NJ. Convicted 1994 on 5 counts of child endangerment (he exposed himself to children) in Lyndhurst NJ. Sentenced to 5 yrs probation; ordered to have chaperone whenever he was in a car. In 6/04, a man reported to Manchester NH diocese that Walsh fondled then masturbated him for 3-4 months between 1987-1988. Walsh was assigned to St. Thomas Aquinas in Derry at the time. Walsh has denied these allegations.Newark, NJSource:
NY Times 08.25.93; The Record 03.18.94; The Record (NJ) 05.14.94; Albany Times Union 05.11.03; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Walsh
William J1954PAccusedJesuitWalsh was teaching in China in 1996 when 5 of his nieces accused him of abusing them decades earlier. They reported the abuse to the Jesuit Order and Walsh was recalled. Walsh was assigned to the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown Univ. Women made their allegations public in 1998 because the Order had not removed. He was then placed on leave.Washington, DCSource:
Georgetown Voice 04.23.98; Washington Post 12.02.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
WalshWilliam M.1971PAccusedDiocesan"Third-hand" allegation investigated in 1980; not substantiated. Second investigation in 1991. At least two letters sent to Archdiocese after 1/01 contained allegations but no formal complaints. Review board found in 2003 that anonymous accusations were not cause to suspend. Personnel file released 1/04. In late 2003 or early 2004 a person came forward with specific allegations; placed on leave pending further investigation. One case settled 2007. Voluntary laicization announced 7/19/11.Boston, MASource:
Boston Herald 01.15.04; Associated Press 01.31.04; Boston Herald 02.01.04; The Pilot 02.06.04; Archdiocese of Boston 09.17.04; Patriot Ledger 07.19.11; Boston Channel 07.20.11; Salem News 07.20.11; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Salem News 08.26.11; The Patch 09.01.11; Jamaica Plain Gazette 09.09.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Walsh (California)Michael1971PSettledDiocesanPlaced on leave April 2002 after information surfaced that he abused two men in 1970s and 1980s. Diocese placed him on leave after the allections arose the first time. Walsh left the diocese for a time and worked in San Francisco. He returned in 1999. When he was placed on leave in 2002, he was working as director of diocesan communications and living in a parish rectory which had an adjoining school. One suit filed in 1985. Both men settled their claims. May have been a 3rd victim, a woman.Sacramento, CASource:
Sacramento Bee 04.01.02; Associated Press 04.05.02; Sacramento Bee 04.12.02; Associated Press 04.26.02; Sacramento Bee 01.31.03; Sacramento Bee 07.28.03
Walter
Charles W.1974PAccusedDiocesanName on Archdiocese's July 2004 list of priests fully restricted from ministry (or who would have been restricted if still living) because of credible allegations of abuse. Last assignment was at St. Francis Cabrini Parish (West Bend) from 1987-1993. Settlement paid to survivor 1993. Was "on leave" from 1993-1994 and on "sick leave" from 1994 to 1999. Retired in 1999. Worked as supply priest. Privileges restricted 2002. Remains fully restricted from ministry per 3/3/12 statement.Milwaukee, WISource:
Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee (rev) 01.26.07; Archdiocese of Milaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Brookfield Patch 07.03.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
WalterRaymond Frederick1941PAccusedRedemptoristsReligious order priest who served in Archdiocese between 1964-1978 and 1981-1989 at St. Alphonsus in Brooklyn Center. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by Archdiocese 12/5/13. Permanently removed from ministry 2003. Died in 2003.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Find a Grave 03.11.03; Bishop Accountability Statement 12.05.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.05.13; National Catholic Reporter 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Jeff Anderson & Associates 11.05.14
Walters
Michael "Mitch"1965PAccusedDiocesanArchdiocese informed of allegations in 8/15 that Walters abused 2 minors, a boy and a girl, in the early 1980s while assigned to St. Cassian in Montclair. Not suspended until 10/15. One accuser said Walters fondled and kissed him repeatedly as a 12-yr-old altar boy in 1982,; the other claimed Walters molested her when she was ages 13-14. Walters denied the accusations. Another woman publicly accused Walters of molesting her twice when she was age 13. Criminal investigation reportedly underway 7/16 of allegations he sexually abused a boy in the 1990s at St. John Nepomuce in Guttenberg NJ. This accuser filed suit 8/17/16. His attorney said he was representing 6 Walters victims allegedly abused 1982-94, ages 8-14. Two more suits filed 10/16. Judge in 10/17 found probable cause to file charges.Newark, NJSource:
NJ news website 01.15.16; SNAP 01.15.16; New York Daily News 01.16.16; Daily North Shore 01.27.16; Village Green 01.27.16; Fios 1 07.03.16; NJ com 07.20.16; Jersey Journal 08.11.16; NJcom 10.13.16; NJcom 09.15.17; NJ Advance Media 10.02.17
WamsherRonald E.1977PSuedDiocesanFour brothers complained to Diocese in 2002 and then filed suit 2003 alleging abuse by 5 priests, including Wamsher, from 1967-1983. 3 of the 4 alleged abuse by Wamsher. Wamsher denied all allegations. Not placed on leave until 4/04. Another suit filed8/04. Diocese announced 5/05 that allegations were credible and Wamsher's privileges were removed in accordance with Dallas Norms. Three claims settled 11/08 as part of $4.5M settlement. Canonical Trial ordered.Springfield, MASource:
Springfield Republican 3.1.04; Springfield Republican 8.3.04; Springfield Republican 12.13.03; Associated Press 04.15.04; Boston Globe 04.16.04; Springfield Republican 04.25.04; Press Release by Diocese of Springfield 05.11.05; Springfield Republican 07.30.08; The Republican 12.02.08; Press Release by The Office of Stobierski & Stobierski, 12.03.08; Springfield Diocese list of Priests with Credible Allegations 08.30.11
Ward
Bernard (Bernie)1977PConvictedSociety of Precious BloodWard, a former priest and current radio talk show host, was indicted on federal internet child porn charges 12/07. His attorney reports that charges relate back to events 3-4 yrs ago when Ward was researching a book. Left priesthood in 1979 or 1980. He reportedly emailed child porn pictures to a woman who immediately turned him over to police & FBI. Originally pled not guilty. In 5/08 he pled guilty to 1 count. 5/08 articles allege abuse when he was still priest. Sentenced 8/08 to 7+ yrs.San Francisco, CASource:
KCBS 12.06.07; KGO 12.06.07; San Francisco Chronicle 12.06.07; San Jose Mercury News (AP) 12.06.07; TransWorldNews 12.06.07; San Francisco Chronicle 12.07.07; NBC 11 01.24.08; SFist 02.14.08; Huffington Post 02.15.08; SF Chronicle 02.16.08; CBS 5 04.28.08; NBC 11 05.07.08; San Jose Mercury News 05.07.08; KGO 05.08.08; NBC 11 05.08.08
Assignments:
San Francisco Chronicle 5.09.08 (add'l article); ABC News 5.09.08 (add'l article); Press Democrat 5.10.08 (add'l article); KGO 5.15.08 (add'l article); San Jose Mercury News 8.28.08 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
Ward
Daniel J.1971P OSBAs of 10/12, five men and two women have made complaints against Ward dating back to 1970s and his assignment at St. John's College and at St. John's Prep School.. He has been accused of unwelcome advances, kissing, even threats of failing them in classes. At least one accuser was minor and others were college students. Ward currently serves as Exec. Director of Resource Center for Religious Institutes (RCRI) in MD. Attorney hired by Abbey is conducting an investigation.St. Cloud, MNSource:
Global Post 3.1.13; BehindThePineCurtain 10.12.12; BehindThePineCurtain 10.12.12; My Fox Twin Cities 10.13.12; SNAP Statement 10.15.12; SNAP Press Release 10.25.12
WardDonal1963PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave 5/02 after being identified as active priest with past accusations of abuse of minor. In 9/02 Atty General referred to one priest who "groomed" a young man until he was 17 (legal age) and then began a sexual relationship with him. On 9/26/02 Ward admitted in statement to a consensual sexual liaison with a young adult male. He resigned from parish but denied grooming, saying instead that the youth had been sexually active for several years before he began the relationship.Burlington, VTSource:
Burlington Free Press 6.3.02; Burlington Free Press 05.22.02; Associated Press 05.29.02; Burlington Free Press 10.01.02; Valley News (VT) 10.19.02
Ward
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HaasJoseph1959PAccusedDiocesanHaas placed on leave Feb. 2004 after allegations that he molested a young girl in 1977. Haas originally told parish that he was taking leave on doctor's orders but Archbishop sent letter clarifying the situation. DA ruled that 1977 incident was too old to prosecute. Previous allegation of less serious inappropriate behavior was received in 2000 but nothing done. Officially retired Sept. 2004 even though Review Board concluded accusations not substantiated.Milwaukee, WISource:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03.19.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 09.13.04
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Haas
Paul Frederick1961PSettledDiocesanAt least 100 people have alleged abuse by Haas while he was posted to Fr. Ryan High School in Tennessee. Haas was later transferred to Kentucky around 1967 "for treatment." Also spent time in Little Rock. He died in 1978. One man went to the diocese in1996 to say he had been abused at age 15 in 1961 by Haas. Diocese gave him $5700 in exchange for a release and a confidentiality agreement. Another came forward in 1999 re abuse in 1963.Nashville, TNSource:
Tennessean 04.28.02; Tennessean 08.20.02; Tennessean 02.17.04; Tennessean 02.28.04; Nashville Scene 06.30.05; Tennessean 07.17.05; Tennessean 11.06.05; Fox 16 10.17.07; KATV 10.17.07; LifeSite News 10.20.16
HaberthierJohn1948PAccusedDiocesanDiocese told Parishioners in 12/06 that Haberthier, who was retired, had been accused of sexual misconduct. Investigation by Diocese found allegations to be credible. He had been part of the diocese since 8/50. Last assignment in Diocese ended 12/73. 1989 Catholic Directory showed him On Duty Outside the Diocese. Also worked in CA per his obituary. He died 12/28/09 at age 87.Dodge City, KSSource:
Hutchinson News 01.17.10; Catholic Diocese of Dodge City Update Charter for Protection of Children and Young People 04.30.10; Lawrence Journal-World 06.23.10
Assignments:
FindaGrave 12.00.2009
HackettJohn Joseph PSuedDiocesanDied 12/7/88. Accused of abuse of 1 person in 1969 per a (2003??) civil suit.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report Errata Notice # 1
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
HackettThomas E.1943PAccusedDiocesanHackett is shown on the Davenport Diocese's Creditors Committee website (in 2007) as having credible allegations against him. Name also appears on Diocese's list of "credibly accused" abusers 7.10.08. Accused of abuse of 3 minor males beginning in 1940s. Died in 1951.Davenport, IASource:
Davenport Creditors Committee Website 08.27.07; Quad-City Times 07.10.08; Hawk Eye 07.12.08
Assignments:
Catholic Messenger 7.17.08; BA.org Concise Assignment Record
Haddican
Bernard1960PSettledDiocesanOne man claimed abuse by Haddican when he was a teen. Claim settled in 2000 for $44K. Haddican died 1996. In 2002 the original plaintiff and man abused by another priest filed suit against Diocese and Cardinal Law (former VG of Diocese) alleging the Diocese covered up their abuse and lied to them about other cases. Plaintiff's mother had asked Law for his help back in 1970s but he did nothing. Suit dismissed on Def. Motion for Summary Judgment 9/03.Jackson, MSSource:
Associated Press 5.8.05; Boston Herald 06.10.02; Associated Press 06.11.02; Associated Press 06.14.02; Associated Press 07.18.02; Boston Globe 07.18.02; Boston Herald 08.21.02; Boston Herald 08.26.02; GoMemphis.com 03.26.03; Opinion in Belencia v. St. Mary?s Catholic Church et al, 251-02-915, Hines Co MS Circuit Court 09.29.03
HaegelinWilliam M.1976PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 9/02 after man accused him of inappropriate sexual relations in 1980s. Haegelin denied but later admitted to having a sexual relationship with the man but only when the man was an adult. In 11/02 Archdiocesan review board cleared him of allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor. No criminal investigation because the man did not want one. Review board recommended that he be returned to duty after spiritual counseling.Kansas City, KSSource:
Kansas City Star 09.11.02; Kansas City Star 09.17.02; Kansas City Star 11.27.02
Haen
Edmund H.1940PAccusedDiocesanPer 4/02 article, Haen had abused at least three men when they were youths. One man says at least two priests failed to report the molestations when they occurred in 1940s. He finally told Archbishop Weakland in 1989. Haen was forced to retire in 1990 and Aux. Bishop Richard Sklba told victim in 1992 that Haen had admitted the abuse and had been placed on severe restrictions. Died in 1997. Several other victims known.Milwaukee, WISource:
Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 3.3.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 7.9.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 10.25.97; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 04.20.02; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 04.24.02; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 04.28.02; Milwuakee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
Haener
Robert W.1957PAccusedDiocesanAccused of psychologically and sexually abusing numerous boys at two parishes and two Catholic schools in 1960s and early 1970s. During investigation at one school in late 1960s several unknown priests came to school and questioned about 30 boys. Nothing else done for many years. Removed from parish 1992 and then worked as hospital chaplain. Removed in 2002. Permanently removed from ministry by Vatican in 2005.Detroit, MISource:
Detroit Free Press 8.2.02; Detroit Free Press 06.22.02; Detroit News 07.14.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Michigan Catholic 05.27.05
Hagan
Alvin Marie (Sister) NSuedSchool Sisters of Notre DameAccused of abuse of boys living at Madonna Manor in 1950s and 1960s in suits filed August, 2005 and March, 2006. Worked in Dallas Province for many years. Died.Oct. 2006 (?) At least one claim included in almost $5.2M settlement with Archdiocese in Fall, 2009New Orleans, LASource:
School Sisters of Notre Dame, Dallas Province Website 2007(?); Times Picayune 08.25.05; Times Picayune 03.14.06; Times Picayune 03.11.10
HaganArthur J.1933PAccusedDiocesanIncluded in a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian says he has settled at least one claim with Boston Archdiocese re allegations against this individual. Died 3/22/63. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.Boston, MASource:
BA.Org List of Boston Priests Not Previously Identified 01.19.11; Boston Channel 01.19.11; Metrowest Daily News 01.19.11; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
HaganDavid I.1966PSuedOblateDied in 2005. Accused in 6/06 RICO class action civil suit of abusing 2 brothers for 3 years ,beginning in 1977 or 1978. RICO suit dismissed 11/06 on grounds that RICO's standard of injury to business or property had not been met. Appeal rejected by 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals 11/07.Philadelphia, PASource:
Magnum et al v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.03.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.16.06; Philadelphia Daily News 06.17.06; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.25.06; Philadelphia Daily News 11.21.06; Law com 11.07.07
Hagan
James Craig1974PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of several youths 1981-1986 and in 1970. First allegations reported 1988. Placed on leave 1996. Resigned from priesthood 4/97. Two claims settled 10/03. One claim included in 10/05 settlement with Archdiocese. Sued 4/06 re abuse from 1994-1996 at St. Denis parish. At least 1 claim included in 8/08 $12.7M settlement involving 11 priests and 16 plaintiffs. Laicized 4/10. Personnel file released 01/21/14.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Sun-Times 04.25.96; Chicago Sun-Times 09.21.96; Chicago Sun-Times 01.14.03; Chicago Sun Times 01.17.03; Catholic New World 01.21.03; Chicago Sun Times 10.03.03; Chicago Tribune 10.28.05; Chicago Archdiocesan Report 03.20.06; Chicago Sun Times 04.14.06; Chicago Tribune 04.14.06; Southwest News Herald 04.20.06; Journal of Oak Park and River Forest 11.12.07; Chicago Tribune 08.12.08; WBBM 08.12.08; Chicago Tribune 08.13.08; Jeff Anderson & Assoc News Release 08.14.08; Chicago List of priests with Substantiated Allegations accessed 07.05.11; Chicago Tribune 01.21.14; Personnel Files Released 01.21.14; OakPark 01.24.14; Archdiocese of Chicago Documents 11.11.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Hagan Personnel File; Jeff Anderson & Associates Timeline
HaganJames E.1956PSuedDiocesanAccused in 2002 civil suit of abuse of 11-year-old girl in 1956 at St. Leo the Great. The girl told her pastor shortly thereafter and he said he would take care of it. Girl told mother, who did not believe her. Hagan left priesthood in 1973.Louisville, KYSource:
Courier Journal 9.29.02 (Major Account); Courier-Journal 05.10.02; Courier-Journal 09.29.02
Assignments:
Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
Hageman
Clement A.1930PSuedDiocesanIdentified by Gallup diocese as abuser in 8/05. At least 16 alleged victims in Winslow, AZ. At least one man settled with Diocese in 2004. 70- yr- old man sued Gallup 11/10 alleging abuse by Hageman in 1950s. Assigned to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Holbrook 1942-52 and Madre de Dios in Winslow 1965-75. Suit also named Corpus Christi Diocese and said there were allegations about him there in 1930s. Died 1975. Gallup diocese's personnel file released 4/11 show multiple settlements. Corpus Christi & Santa Fe dismissed from suit 2012. New suits 5/13 & 6/13. Gallup diocese filed for bankruptcy in 2013 after lawsuit claiming 57 victims. Diocese released names of 30 "credibly accused" priests and one lay teacher in 12/14.Corpus Christi, TXSource:
Gallup Independent 05.09.05; Gallup Independent 08.02.05; Gallup Independent 09.20.05; Moya v Roman Catholic Diocese of Gallup AZ Superior Court Coconino Co 10.13.10; Trivalley Central 10.13.10; Gallup Independent 11.06.10; AZ Central 11.11.10; Houston Chronicle 11.11.10; News Channel 10 11.12.10; BishopAccountability webpage 04.19.11; SNAP Statement 04.19.11; ABC 15 04.20.11; Gallup Independent 04.21.11; AZ Journal 05.04.11; Gallup Independent 05.27.11; KNAU 06.13.11; NY Times 07.10.11; WordClay 10.06.11; Gallup Independent 11.08.11; Gallup Independent 11.08.11; Gallup Independent 07.31.12; Gallup Independent 07.31.12; Gallup Independent 09.11.12; Gallup Independent 05.11.13; Gallup Independent 06.20.13; Sacramento Bee 06.24.13; New Mexican 06.25.13; ABQ Journal 09.03.13; Gallup Independent 09.03.13; Worthy Adversary 09.17.13; Gallup Independent 09.19.13; Gallup Independent 11.11.13; ABQ Journal 12.14.13; ABQ Journal 12.15.13; Gallup Independent 08.21.14; Albuquerque Journal 12.16.14; Arizona Journal 11.21.15; Albuquerque Journal 07.17.16; Gallup Independent 06.06.17
HagenbachClinton Vincent1961PSettledDiocesan1 civil suit settled 2002 for $1.5M. Also accused of abuse of 2 other people. Died 1987. Abuse ranged from 1960s to 1980s. Per 2007 article, he molested more than a dozen victims at two parishes between late 1960s-early 1970s. There are 16 plaintiffs intrial set for mid-2007. Massive LA archdiocese settlement for $660 mil for 500+ cases 7/14/07 just prior to this trial.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 2; LA Times 7.15.07 (2nd); LA Times 08.18.02; LA Times 12.11.02; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 10.30.04; LA Times 10.16.05; San Luis Obispo Tribune 06.17.06; LA Times 07.09.07; California Catholic Daily 07.13.07; Guardian 07.14.07; LA Times 07.15.07; City of Angels 12.07.07
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
HahnJude Clarence Francis1958PAccusedOFM Cap CapuchinAccused of sexually abusing a minor boy in 1976. Civil suit filed Feb. 1994. In depo in this case Hahn admitted to having sexual contact with 4 young males (including Plaintiff) in 1970s and 80s. Teacher at St. Lawrence Seminary told the Order in 1981-1982 that Hahn, a dormitory supervisor, was having inappropriate contact with students. Left priesthood in 1993 and requested laicization. Pope approved the request..Madison, WISource:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 04.19.02; Associated Press 04.20.02; SNAP--Wisconsin 11.14.10
HaightMark1976PSettledDiocesan6/02 article says Diocese settled with at least 2 men (in 1989 & 1997) who alleged abuse by Haight years before. After treatment, Haight was assigned as hospital chaplain in 1990; removed in 1996 after hospital learned of history. 1997 settlement was $997,500. Haight abused a youth in Baltimore in mid-1970s while still a seminarian. Civil suit filed in Boston in 10/04 alleging abuse by Haight & 2nd priest at church in Colonie, NY & during trips to Massachusetts. May be at least 6 more victims. Suit filed 1/18 in Vermont by man alleging sexual abuse there as a boy by Haight.Albany, NYSource:
Times Union (NY) 06.05.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; New York Times 06.27.02; Times Union 06.27.02; Times Union 06.28.02; Baltimore Sun 08.21.02; Washington Post 08.22.02; Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02; Albany Times Union 05.18.03; Albany Times Union 10.06.04; Bennington Banner 01.19.18
HalleeRenald C. PSuedDiocesanWoman filed suit 3/10 against Hallee and Diocese alleging he abused her in early 1970s when she was a minor and he was at St. John Catholic Church in Bangor. Court granted summary judgment in favor of Diocese & Hallee on SOL. Plaintiff settled with Diocese but appealed re Hallee. Decision reversed 1/12. Hallee left priesthood in 1977 & was laicized 5/4/09. Later a church volunteer in MA, he was allowed to chaperone teens on church trip in 2010 even after telling his priest about the suit. Woman's suit against Hallee was dismissed by Maine Supreme Court on SOL, even though he left the state in 1977. Court said she had not tried hard enough to locate him and serve him with a lawsuit..Portland, MESource:
Bangor Daily News 09.03.11; WMTW 09.05.11; Portland Press Herald 09.14.11; Boston Globe 10.10.11; Boston Herald 10.10.11; Nashoba Publishing 10.27.11; Angell v Hallee in The Leagle 01.31.12; SNAP Statement 02.01.12; Bangor Daily News 04.09.14; Bangor Daily News 05.29.14; Portland Press Herald 05.29.14; SNAP Statement 06.02.14
Haller
James W.1962PAccusedDiocesanWoman notified Diocese 11/02 that Haller had had an inappropriate relationship with her more than 20 years before when she was a minor. Haller admitted to the relationship, saying that he had loved the girl and wanted to leave the priesthood and marry her. Instead, he was unable to leave the priesthood and the relationship ended. Diocese said that the report was the "first and only" report about Haller. He resigned from his posting. Not listed in 3/03 Atty General Report on Manchester Diocese.Manchester, NHSource:
Union Leader 11.24.02; Union Leader 11.25.02; Boston Globe 11.27.02
HalseyLawrence M. BSuedMaristKnown 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, ORSource:
Associated Press 05.11.02; Archdiocese of Portland News Release 05.13.02; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
HambrockEugene BAccusedCrosier Fathers and BrothersWorked in IN, NY, MN, & NE. Name is included on 3/8/14 updated list of current, former and deceased Crosiers with one or more credible claims of sexual abuse of minors. Died 1/30/99. No indication of which diocese he was working in at time of alleged abuse or when allegation was received..St. Cloud, MNSource:
FindAGrave 01.30.99; Crosier Province Updated List of Religious Involved in Sexual Abuse of Minors 03.08.14; Duluth News Tribune 03.09.14; St Cloud Times 03.09.14; Gallup Independent 03.17.14
Assignments:
Assignment Record Released by Crosier Order 03.08.14
HamiltonWilliam PAccusedDiocesanIn 2003 the Archdiocese settled a sex abuse claim against Hamilton for $675,000. Further facts and Hamilton's current status are unknown.Portland, ORSource:
Oregonian Table 11.12.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
HammerJohn E.1979PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 2002 after admitting to abuse of altar boy between 1980-1983. Sent for treatment in 1985 & then worked in Maryland. Returned to Youngstown area in 1990 and Bishop Malone persuaded Saginaw MI diocese to allow him to work there for next 12 yrs. Lawsuit filed 9/02 by 3 plaintiffs from Youngstown diocese and 1 youth from Saginaw diocese.Youngstown, OHSource:
Associated Press 04.21.02; Grand Rapid Press 04.22.02; Akron Beacon Journal 04.23.02; Columbus Dispatch 04.23.02; Associated Press 04.28.02; Associated Press 06.12.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Akron Beacon Journal 09.20.02; Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Saginaw News 05.21.05; Saginaw News 04.11.06; Ohio--SNAP Statement 08.29.13; SNAP Letter to Bishop Murry 08.29.13
HammondRobert W.1967PAccusedDiocesan2/03 suit claims man was sexually abused by Hammond, director of the Catholic youth summer program at his church, in 1979. Same man and and 3 others also allege that they were abused by another priest, Albert Cason. Per 2002 Catholic Directory, Hammond was "unassigned." Bishop placed Hammond under restrictions pending investigation. Resigned from his last post in 2000 for "personal reasons not related to any criminal activity." Prayer & Penance per Diocese 6/12 announcement.Rochester, NYSource:
Catholic Courier 6.7.12; Rochester Homepage 6.7.12; SNAP Statement 6.7.12; Democrat and Chronicle 01.31.03
Hands
Michael R.1993PConvictedDiocesanArrested 5/01 and charged with sexual abuse of a 13-yr-old boy over a year and a half period. Another allegation surfaced involving a 22-yr-old man abused about 10 yrs previously. Pled guilty in 2002-03 on two separate charges. Sentenced 2003 to 2 yrs jail and to 6 mo jail and 5 yrs probation. Released 4/04; requested laicization. Identified as Priest W in Suffolk Co. Grand Jury report of 1/03. On NY Sex Offender Registry. Arrested in 7/17 related to report of abuse 7/24/17 of a teen boy in Charlton. Charges included sodomy, sex abuse and using a child in a sexual performance. Also accused of possession and distribution of child porn Had been living at Easton Mountain Retreat, a center "created by gay men as a gift to the world," per its website. Guilty plea 1/18.Rockville Centre, NYSource:
Newsday 03.08.02; Newsday 01.03.03; Newsday 01.03.03; Newsday 01.09.03; Newsday 01.14.03; Suffolk County Grand Jury Report 01.17.03; Newsday 02.05.03; NY Times 03.02.03; Newsday 03.04.03; Statement by Michael Hands 03.04.03; Newsday 03.12.03; Newsday 03.13.03; Newsday 05.01.04; Newsday 04.12.05; Newsday 09.05.17; Post-Star (Glen Falls NY) 09.05.17; Associated Press via 12 News WBNG 09.06.17; CBS 6 News WRGB 09.06.17; Post-Star 09.06.17; Times Union 09.06.17; Post Star 01.05.18; The Times-Union 01.05.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info
HanleyBernard Brian1958PSuedDiocesanOrdained in Ireland and came to LA in 1958 to work. Returned to Ireland in 1965 and is still active priest. Allegations made in 2002 or 2003 by one woman alleging abuse when she was 4. Named in 2004 suit alleging he abused 2 victims in 1965. Church did not believe allegations. Personnelfile released 1/13.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 3; John Roe 4 vs. Does, Cause No. 1156450, Superior Court of California 08.27.04; New Times 03.28.13
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Hanley
James T.1962PSettledDiocesanAdmitted in 10/4/03 deposition to abusing about 12 boys 1968-82; abuse included oral sex. Also stated that he had admitted the abuse to Bp. Rodimer in 9/85. Removed from ministry by Rodimer in 1986. Serrano case was settled by diocese in 1987 for $350Kwith a confidentiality agrmnt. Hanley admitted abusing Mark Serrano 1974-81 starting at age 9. Serrano went public 3/18/02. Request for laicization granted in 2003. Diocese settled with 21 accusers in 2005. Served 1 yr jail on weapons charge.Paterson, NJSource:
NY Times 03.17.02; Daily Record 04.21.02; HealingTogether 06.12.02; Rolling Stone 06.20.02; The Record 03.14.03; Hanley Sworn Statement 10.04.03; NY Times 10.14.03; Pat Serrano Statement 08.21.04; Daily Record 08.27.04; Newsday 02.10.05; Herald News 01.30.06; Transcript of WCBS-TV 01.30.06; Daily Record 02.04.06; Star Ledger 03.22.06; Daily Record 03.23.06; The Observer-Tribune 02.24.16
Assignments:
Star Ledger 4.21.07 (add'l article); Intelligencer Journal 4.27.07 (add'l article); Star-Ledger 6.1.07 (add'l article); Star-Ledger 10.25.07 (add'l article; Daily Record 10.28.07 (add'l article); Star-Ledger 12.14.07 (add'l article)
HanlonJames Bernard1981PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of a 16 yr old boy in late 1982 or early 1983. Accuser rec'd $12.5K in 1997 settlement. Hanlon died 2/90 at age 38. He was HIV positive but death certificate says years of alcoholism contributed to his death. Diocese ordered to producepersonnel files. Allegations are that the diocese shielded Hanlon and other abusers. Personnel files produced 11.28.06. Named in new suit 4/07. Suit against Hanlon and Teczar settled 2/08. Another claim settled 3/09.Fort Worth, TXSource:
Documents from the Secret Archives of the Ft. Worth Diocese; Ft. Worth Star Telegram 06.11.05; Star Telegram 06.26.05; Star Telegram 08.10.05; Star Telegram 08.18.05; Star Telegram 02.16.06; WFAA and Dallas Morning News 02.21.06; Star Telegram (AP) 02.24.06; Star Telegram 11.28.06; Dallas Morning News 11.29.06; Star Telegram 11.29.06; Houston Chroncile (AP) 04.04.07; Star Telegram 04.04.07; Houston Chronicle (AP) 12.19.07; Ft. Worth Star Telegram 12.20.07
Assignments:
Fr. Worth Star Telegram 2.15.08 (add'l article); Dallas Morning News 3.4.09 (add'l article); DFW Catholic 3.19.09 (add'l article); Fort Worth Diocese 6.10.05; Diocese of Fort Worth List of Accused Priests accessed 1.12
Hanlon
John R.1955PConvictedDiocesanAccused of sexually abusing at least 10 boys during a 14 yr period. Convicted of raping one youth and sentenced to 3 concurrent life sentences as of 3/94. Also abused victim's brother. Would take boys to nude beaches to desensitize them. Civil suit filed by the 2 brothers settled in 1994 for undisclosed sum. Still shown as Senior Priest/Retired as of 3/05. Voluntary laicization announced 6/10/05. Still in prison 5/11.Boston, MASource:
Documents released by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Boston Globe 06.26.92; Boston Globe 10.31.92; Boston Globe 06.14.93; Boston Globe 09.22.93; Boston Globe 09.23.93; Boston Globe 09.24.93; Boston Globe 10.08.93; Boston Globe 03.12.94; Atlanta Journal & Constitution 04.26.94; USA Today 11.11.02; Boston Globe 07.24.03; Times-Picayune 07.24.03; Boston Globe 06.10.05
Assignments:
Patriot Ledger 10.20.08 (add'l article); Metrowest Daily News 8.26.11 (add'l article); National Catholic Register 8.25.11 (add'l article); Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
Hanney
James V BSettledCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersListed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Hanney was listed as a 'former' brother as of 6/11/14. The Christian Brothers did not provide assignment information; until we are able to establish assignments and location of the alleged abuse, we have placed Hanney in the Archdiocese of Chicago. The Christian Brothers state that the merits of most of the claims settled in the bankruptcy were not tested. The 1982 yearbook for All Hallows High School in the Bronx, NYC, shows Hanney was there as a science teacher.Chicago, ILSource:
Edmund Rice Christian Brothers List 06.11.14
HanrahanMichael F.1971PConvictedDiocesanResigned 1993. Pleaded guilty in 1994 to molesting a boy in 1983-1984 and served 3 yrs in prison. Avoided prosecution in cases involving boy's 2 older brothers. Civil suit filed by at least one man and Court ordered diocese to produce Hanrahan's secret archive file. Diocese settled and file never produced. Court ruled in 1998 that procedural error meant Hanrahan no longer had to register as sexual predator. Laicized early 1990s.Columbus, OHSource:
Columbus Dispatch 3.6.98; Columbus Dispatch 4.6.02; Columbus Dispatch 7.9.94; Columbus Dispatch 05.19.94; Columbus Dispatch 04.27.02; Dayton Daily News 05.12.02
HansenUnknown PAccusedDiocesanIn 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, ORSource:
Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Hanser
David J.1958PSettledDiocesanPer 2002 article, 4 brothers came forward in 1988 to say that Hanser abused them approx. 30 years before. Hanser, who "retired" 4/02, had worked at Milwaukee hospital system since 1991. One of the men who reached $65K settlement with Archdiocese in 1990 also sued Hanser in 2002. Settled 2003. Accused of abusing perhaps a dozen victims between 1960s-1980s. Retired without privileges in 2002. Laicized in 2005 New suit filed 9/09 by 2. See Decision in Bankruptcy Court 2/17/12 re different case.Milwaukee, WISource:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 04.21.02; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 04.23.02; Milwaukee Catholic Journal 06.13.02; Milwaukee Catholic Herald 09.19.02; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List updated 11.26.07; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List updated after 11.26.07; WTMJ 04.17.08; WTMJ 09.06.09; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 09.08.09; Living Lake Country 09.09.09; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 10.13.10; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 02.09.12; In Re Archdiocese of Milwaukee in The Leagle 02.17.12; WTMJ 07.01.13; Brookfield Patch 07.03.13; Waukesha Patch 07.03.13; Fox 6 07.04.13; The Republic 07.05.13; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.06.13; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03.04.14; Noaker Law Firm 10.10.16
Assignments:
In re Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Cause No. 12-C-580, 10.29.12 at p. 13,; BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 3.3.12 (add'l article)
HaranMichael Joseph1945PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse. Died 1973. One victim alleged abuse in 1948. 2003 civil suit alleges abuse of 1 from 1949-1957. Archdiocese released only one page from Haran's personnel file 1/13 when it released personal files from over 200 accused priests.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 2; Personnel File from Archdiocese of Los Angeles 01.31.13; MediaReport 04.11.13
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
HarbertWilliam1962PAccusedDiocesanHarbert admitted abusing 14 yr old in 1982 and is also accused of abusing 3 siblings. He was chaplain at nursing home when charges surfaced. Resigned from public ministry in 1993 after admitting he abused another youth. Suit filed 2/04. Plaintiff claims Diocese knew of abuse in 1970s. Settled in 2005. Another suit filed 1/07. Harbert died in 2003.Peoria, ILSource:
Associated Press 4.4.05; Copely News Service 2.3.04; Pantagraph 2.4.04; Pantagraph 08.24.93; Pantagraph 08.30.93; Star-Ledger 06.13.02; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 12.11.04; Journal Star 04.20.05; WJBC 01.16.07; Northwest Herald 01.17.07; The Southern 01.18.07
HardinRoy T.1964PAccusedDiocesanMan alleged to Diocese in 1994 that Hardin abused him in 1976 after the teenager went to him for counseling. Diocese found allegations credible and permanently suspended Hardin. SOL stopped legal action. Hardin still receiving church-paid therapy as of 2005.Camden, NJSource:
Associated Press 09.19.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05
Hargadon
James E.1955PConvictedDiocesanFour civil suits filed in 2002 by men accusing him of abuse when they were altar boys. Privileges were removed in 2002 after suits filed. Twice convicted of abuse in 2004. Received separate eight-yr sentences in two counties. Died 5/05 after one yr in prison. In 10/05 Vatican ordered him (already dead) to life of prayer & penance. One man who lived in Texas said he reported the abuse to Bishop Tschoepe of Dallas in about 1990. Apparently nothing done.Louisville, KYSource:
Courier-Journal 05.17.02; Courier-Journal 05.18.02; Courier-Journal 05.24.02; Courier-Journal 06.01.02; Courier-Journal 06.27.02; Courier Journal 09.29.02; Courier-Journal 09.29.02; Courier-Journal 10.11.02; Courier-Journal 10.20.02; Courier Journal 04.20.04; Courier-Journal 05.19.04; Courier-Journal 06.14.04; Courier-Journal 06.23.04; Courier-Journal 05.18.05; Courier-Journal 10.25.05; El Paso Times 07.28.13; WDRB News 09.27.17
Assignments:
SNAP Statement 5.23.13 (add'l article); Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
Hargreaves
Henry G.1947PAccusedJesuitNever sued. Name included in 11/07 settlement between Jesuits & 110 plaintiffs. In 2003 he was accused by a woman in her 60s of making improper advances. The bishop publicly apologized. Hargreaves was removed from parish & sent for evaluation. In 1/0943 plaintiffs in AK sued Order & Seattle Univ. Pres. the Rev. S. Sundborg alleging Sundborg knew about abuse by Hargreaves & others and did nothing. Two or more pending claims shown in bankru. reorg. docs for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Died 02/22/13.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Associated Press 05.20.03; Alaskan Shepherd June-July 2003, 07.31.03; Associated Press 08.06.03; Anchorage Daily News 11.20.07; Anchorage Daily News 01.14.09; James Doe 59 et al v Society of Jesus, Oregon Province et al, Alaska Superior Court, 4th Judicial District at Bethel, 01.14.09; KGW (AP) 01.14.09; KIRO 01.14.09; Seattle Times 01.14.09; The Spectator 01.14.09; Seattle Times 01.15.09; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09; Second Rape 11.17.09; Alakanuk - Saint Ignatius Catholic Church Web site 01.25.10; Emmonak - Sacred Heart Catholic Church Web Site 01.25.10; Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 01.25.10; Spokesman-Review 02.27.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Harkins
Thomas M.1971PSuedDiocesanNamed in 1994 RICO civil suit filed in Camden. Allegation of abuse of girl in 1979-80. Sent for therapy. 2nd allegation. Both settled for total of $195K. Church did not report allegation to police per state law. Sent for treatment on other occasions. Active until 2002 when permanently removed. Woman filed suit 5/16/12 alleging abuse on multiple occasions in 1980 and 1981 at St. Anthony of Padua in Hammonton. In 2012 held security post at Philadelphia Inter. Airport. Suit settled 6/27/14 under undisclosed terms.Camden, NJSource:
Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05; Courier Post 05.17.12; CBS Philly 05.24.12; SNAP Statement 05.25.12; New York Daily News 05.26.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 08.20.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.01.12; ABC News 10.02.12; Courier Post 07.05.13; Courthouse News Service 07.09.13; Courier-Post 07.14.13; South Jersey Times 07.19.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.29.13; Courier-Post 03.26.14; SNAP Statement 03.26.14; Courier-Post 06.27.14; Courier-Post 03.28.16
Harness
H. Robert1982PReinstatedDiocesanTemporarily removed by diocese 4/22/13 pending investigation by County Attorney and diocese of allegations that he had inappropriately touched a minor in approx. 1990 while at St. Mary's in Keota, Sts. Peter and Paul in Clear Creek and St. Elizabeth in Harper. He was pastor of Holy Family in Davenport when he was removed. Allegation was received approx. 4-5 days before he was removed. Reinstated by diocese 5/23/13 after investigator did not substantiate the allegation.Davenport, IASource:
CBS 4 04.22.13; Quad-City Times 04.22.13; Statement by Diocese of Davenport 04.22.13; WQAD 04.22.13
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