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Archdiocese of Baltimore ACCUSED PRIESTS

Ordained: 1996
Status: Arrested

Died: 08/2/2016

Deacon of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Nottingham since 1996. Arrested 3/1/2013 and released on bail for possession of child abuse images which he stored on thumb drives and on his Verizon Online cloud storage system. Verizon Online reported the presence of the images. Albaugh admitted he stored the images but said he would never harm a child. Suspended from his duties. Died 8/1/2016.
Status: Accused
 
In 1993 a woman alleged that Avant abused her son and other boys in the early 1970s at St. Martin’s rectory. Her son was an 8th-grader at the time in question. Allegations reported to the Capuchins. Avant had left the order in 1990. He was assigned to Morgan State University starting in 1972, St. Martin (Baltimore) 1972-1978 and Charles Lwanga Center 1979-1984. Requested dispensation from religious life in 1995. Included on the Baltimore archdiocese’s 2002 list of accused religious priests and brothers. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report.
Ordained: 1975
Status: Convicted

Died: 05/20/2017

A 6/2009 lawsuit against the Baltimore Archdiocese filed in DE alleged Barnes molested a boy 1977-1982 while at St. Clare School in Essex. The abuse occurred in the rectory and on out of state trips, and involved alcohol. Baltimore contacted plaintiff in 2002 after a review of files; he denied abuse. He contacted them in 2003 but refused counseling/mediation. Barnes left the priesthood in 1988. Arrested in NC in 10/2009 on charges of abuse of the same boy. Extradited to MD in 2/2010. Pleaded no contest in 6/2010. Sentenced to six months in jail. Civil case settled in 8/2010 for $50K. Laicized in 2013. Died in 2017. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report. It reveals indications of issues with Barnes during seminary, as well as treatment and several leaves of absence during his priesthood. At one point a woman reported to the Archdiocese that Barnes was having young men and boys sleep over in the rectory. The woman’s husband told the A.G. in 2021 that the Archdiocese sent a “monk” to speak to his wife, who told her “it would cost the Archdiocese money.” A note in Barnes’ file said the woman “could be dangerous.” After leaving the priesthood, Barnes volunteered at a Jessup parish until 2002, and was employed at a D.C. parish until 2009.
Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Died: 01/1/2003

Parish priest, Vice Chancellor and Chancellor. Report to the Archdiocese in 1987 of sexual abuse of a girl, age 16, in the mid-1970s. The alleged victim said she reported the abuse at least twice prior to 1987, but no action. Bauernfeind was sent to House of Affirmation in MA for treatment and kept in ministry as a parish pastor. Medical leave of absence 1991-1992 after a car accident. Retired in 1998. Faculties removed in 4/2002. Included on the Archdiocese’s in list in 10/2002 of priests accused of molesting children. A second woman reported in 10/2002 that Bauernfeind sexually abused her when she was age 17 in about 1974. She also reported her abuse several times before 2002, to no avail. Both women reported attempted rape. Bauernfeind died 1/01/2003.
Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Died: 09/19/1994

Named publicly by the Baltimore archdiocese on its list 4/24/2019. The Diocese of Harrisburg told Baltimore in 2018 of a claim of sex abuse against Bechtel, occurring while assigned to Mt. St. Joseph High School. Bechtel worked at the school 1979-1989. More allegations of abuse while at Mt. St. Joseph followed. Bechtel died in 1994. Included in the MD Attorney General’s Report 4/5/23, which shows two separate reports in 1986 by teen boys (both former St. Joseph’s students) to their counselors of ‘solicitation by Bechtel. No action. The 2018 reports were from a mother who said her two boys were abused by Bechtel while Mt. St. Joseph’s students, and from a former student who said Bechtel fondled him in 1987 or 1988 when he was age 15 or 16.

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused
 
The Archdiocese announced in 8/2019 that it had received an allegation that Belschner sexually abused a child in the mid-1970s, while assigned to St. Gregory the Great. He denied the allegations. Belschner went on leave of absence in 1991 and his faculties were permanently removed. Included in the MD Attorney General’s 4/5/23 report. It shows a report in 12/2017 to the Archdiocese that Belschner abused a boy, age 14 or 15, in 1975-1976. Another man told the Archdiocese in 10/2020 the priest sexually abused him, including rape, 1976-1979. Belschner adopted a 17-year-old boy in the mid-1980s. Parishioners and staff voiced concerns about Bechtel’s behavior to the Archdiocese in 1990. In 1991 Bishop Murphy told Belschner to have the young man living with him move out. Belschner defied this and was placed on leave. He agreed to treatment, but did not follow through.
Ordained: 1963
Status: Convicted
 
Monsignor. Held prominent Chancery positions and roles in the Boy Scouts. Executive Director 1992-1997 of the Secretariat for Priestly Life and Ministry for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Formed the Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Abuse. Allegation in 2005 dated back to 1974; review board found “insufficient evidence.” Kept in ministry. Removed in 8/2009 after allegations that he sexually abused a boy several times at St. John’s School in Frederick 1974-1979. Denied the allegations. Archdiocese learned of allegations in 6/2009 and notified police. Four allegations found credible in 11/2009. Permanently removed from active ministry in 11/2009.  Criminal charges filed in 2/2010. Plea agreement in 9/2010. Received a 10-year suspended sentence and 18 months home detention. Laicized in 2016. One settlement in 7/2017. Included on the Archdiocese’s list of accused. Included in the MD Attorney General’s 4/5/2023 report. It shows that Bevan had boys stay at his cabin, gave them alcohol and watched them streak naked. Sometimes other adults were present, including priests, also naked and drinking alcohol.
Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted
 

Pastor of St. Edward’s in Baltimore 1979-2003. Placed on leave in 1993 after complaints of abuse of a minor 1989-1992. Law enforcement investigated; closed case despite evidence of abuse; discovered several teenage boys had lived at Blackwell’s rectory over the years. Sent to treatment then reinstated. Permanently placed on leave in 1998 after admitting to a “sexual relationship” with another minor which ended in the 1970s. Settlement for $90K with this victim. The 1993 accuser shot and injured Blackwell in 2002. Archbishop acknowledged abuse. In 2002 multiple others alleged sexual abuse by Blackwell 1960s-1970s. Included on the archdiocese’s list of accused. Laicization announced in 12/2004. Found guilty during a 2/2005 criminal trial for the 1993 abuse, which included rape. Settlement for $70K with this victim in 2008. Also in 2008, $35K and $75K settlements with two more victims. Three more men came forward, in 2/2017, 5/2018 and 4/2020, reporting abuse ages 13-17, at age 8 or 9, and in third grade. Blackwell’s case is included in the MD Attorney General’s 4/5/2023 report. 

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused
 
Allegation received in 4/2011 that Bonacci improperly touched a minor in a family home 1978-1982 when he was assistant director of campus ministry at Loyola College in Baltimore, MD. During the investigation a second accuser was located. Removed in 4/2011 from assignment in Scranton and, in 6/2011, was permanently removed from active ministry by his order. Left the Jesuits in 2014. On the Scranton diocese’s list in 8/2018; assigned there 2003-2011. On Wheeling-Charleston diocese’s list in late 2018, where he was Wheeling Jesuit University campus minister 6/1999-2003. On the MD Province Jesuits’ and the Baltimore archdiocese’s lists in 12/2018. On the Charlotte diocese’s list 12/29/2019. On Cincinnati’s list in 1/2020. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report.
Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Died: 10/8/1964

Named publicly as accused by the Baltimore archdiocese on its list 4/24/2019. Ordained for the archdiocese in 1942, joined the Sulpician order in 1949. Allegation in 2002 that Braun sexually abused a boy 1947-1949. The abuse reportedly began the summer after the boy’s 7th grade at St. Dominic’s School and went on for two years. The alleged victim said Braun was very controlling, gave him special attention and urged him to join the priesthood, which he did. Braun was assigned to St. Dominic’s 1942-1949. He died in 1964. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report.
Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused
 
Name included on the 9/26/2002 list of priests affiliated with Archdiocese of Baltimore who were accused of child sexual abuse. In 1996 a man reported sexual abuse at age 16 by Brinkmann 1976-1977. The Archdiocese told the Redemptorists. Brinkmann was assigned to St. Michael’s in Baltimore 1977-1978. Per his accuser, Brinkmann paid special attention to him and bought him alcohol and marijuana. This was after his father left the family and they were destitute. Brinkmann allegedly orally raped the boy on one occasion in St. Michael’s rectory.  Included in the 4/5/23 MD Attorney General’s Report.
Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Died: 11/18/2004

Also known as Gerard Serafin. Attended seminary in Esopus NY. Assigned to parishes in Baltimore and Annapolis MD, Washington DC and Lancaster PA. Named by the Baltimore archdiocese on its 09/2002 list of accused. Admitted in 1985 to inappropriate sexual activities with a minor. He had picked up a teenage boy who was hitchhiking, sexually abused the boy, then was pulled over by police. He was arrested for driving drunk; convicted for that, but child sex abuse charges were dropped. Faculties were removed after the allegations were reported to his Order. Died in 11/2004.  Report in 2018 to the Archdiocese that Bugge raped a boy, about age 8 in 1975. The alleged victim said that Bugge was his Sunday school teacher and that the priest took him out of class and raped him in a closet. He also allegedly told the boy he would go to hell if he told. Bugge’s name is on Harrisburg diocese’s list 8/1/2018, no known allegations there. Included in the 4/5/23 MD Attorney General’s Report.
Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Died: 11/22/2019

Named publicly as accused in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report. Sued in 1978 for an affair with a neighbor’s wife. Went on leave of absence, never returned to ministry. Married. Report in 1988 to the Archdiocese that Callahan sexually abused a boy, ages 11-18, from 1967-1974. The abuse was said to have included rape and involved alcohol. It occurred in many places, including during overnights at the rectories of St. Rita’s in Baltimore and Christ the King in Edgemere. The alleged victim said he was sure others knew about it. A priest assigned to St. Rita’s with Callahan 1970-1972 said “Callahan was close to many young people, including the victim and his family” and that he knew Callahan “had kids in his room.” Callahan was laicized in 2017. He died 11/22/2019.

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Died: 10/30/2020

Name included on the Baltimore archdiocese’s 9/2002 list of priests who had been accused of child sexual abuse. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report. Parish priest, teacher at Archbishop Keough High School early in career. Assigned from 1972 forward as chaplain at various nursing homes and hospitals. In 1991 a woman reported that on numerous occasions Carney fondled and kissed her when she was age 10, in 1970 or 1971, when he was assigned to Our Lady of Victory. Also at the parish was later credibly accused priest Fr. John Peacock, who  was told of an incident. He told the parish only that Carney was going on retreat. The woman said that when she was between 18-20 she reported the abuse to Baltimore County Police and that Carney admitted the abuse on a phone call. No prosecution. She said she met with the Archdiocese but they wouldn’t discuss the abuse. They settled with her for $50K. In 1991 Carney admitted kissing the girl, but denied inappropriate behavior. His faculties were removed in 1995 after the woman again contacted the Archdiocese and he admitted to having engaged in ‘inappropriate conduct.’ Discovered in 2014 to be wearing a Roman collar and presented himself as a priest; Archdiocesan officials were to tell him to stop. Accused in 2017 of physically abusing a 6th grade boy in the 1960s. Carney was friends with accused priest Joseph Maskell; one Maskell victim told the A.G. that Carney was present during her abuse. The man physically abused by Carney stated that he was sexually abused by Maskell. Carney died 10/30/2020.
Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused
 
Removed from ministry in 1990 after his Order told the archdiocese that he had admitted soliciting a minor in another state. Laicized in 1998. Included in 2002 on the Baltimore archdiocese’s list of accused.
Status: Accused

Died: 03/12/1957

From England. Ordained for Baltimore in 1909. Monsignor. Assigned to St. Brigid’s 1909-1922, St. Peter’s in Washington DC 1922-1924, St. Margaret’s in DC 1924-1943, and St. Mary Star of the Sea in Baltimore 1943-1957. Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/24/2019. Accused in 1993 of abuse of two girls at St. Mary Star of the Sea, one as a third grader in 1949-1950, the other in 1952 or 1953. In 2002 a woman reported abuse by the priest as a first grader, also at St. Mary’s. Another 2002 report of abuse of a girl in 1946; she told her mother who told the principal. No action. Further similar allegations received in 2002, 2010, 2018 and 2020. One victim said Corbett “molested all the little girls at the school [St. Mary’s]. Died in 1957. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report.
Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted
Ordained for the Josephites in 1968. Joined the Baltimore archdiocese in 1981. Parish priest; chaplain 1975-1978 at Archbishop Keough High School. Admitted in 1994 to a church secretary to touching the genitals of a 13-year-old boy. The secretary told others in authority, who did nothing. Another person she told in 1995 did tell the Archdiocese, who reported it to the State’s Attorney’s Office. No charges. In 1995 a complaint was made to the Archdiocese of sexual abuse of a boy, age 16, in 1981. Cox admitted only to “sexual talk” with the boy, and said he had made a sexual suggestion to another boy. All occurred during 1979-1985. Placed on permanent leave without privileges. Sent to St. Louis for treatment. Although the Archdiocese recommended he stay there to avoid charges, Cox returned to MD. Report in 2002 of abuse of a fifth-grade altar boy over six months in 1980. Arrested, charged with the abuse of two boys (the third and fourth reported victims), one of whom said he went to the Archdiocese in 1984 to no avail. Pleaded guilty. Sentenced to 15 months in jail and 5 years probation. Served 9 months. Included on the archdiocese’s list in 2002. Laicized in 2003. Registered as a sex offender. Report in 2017 of abuse of an altar boy, age 10 or 11, in 1987-1988. Cox said he told a Church official sometime 1985-1990 about his “struggles” with pedophilia, whose response was “You’re a fine priest. Don’t worry about it.” Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report.
Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Died: 07/1/2015

Accused in a 2002 lawsuit of abuse of a boy in the 1970s at Newton South High School in Boston, where Coyle was a guidance counselor. Reportedly, a second boy who was living with Coyle later died by suicide. Coyle was working in New Orleans in 2002 when the allegation was made public and was placed on leave. A second suit, filed in 2003, alleged abuse of two brothers while Coyle was a seminarian in Baltimore in the 1960s. The older of the two brothers was abused after he was sent to Coyle for counseling at age 16 in 1965. The younger brother was abused at ages 11-13. Coyle died 7/1/2015. Included on the New Orleans archdiocese’s list 11/2/2018, where he taught at Jesuit High 1958-1961, when he was a scholastic. On MD Province’s list 12/7/2018. On Baltimore archdiocese’s list in 2018. On the Atlanta archdiocese’s list, where he was assigned to Ignatius House 1992-1995. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report.
Ordained: 1985
Status: Convicted
 

From the Diocese of Istmina-Tado, Colombia. Worked in in the Diocese of Arlington VA 1994 until 1997, when  removed for sexual misconduct with a young woman. Cristancho arranged in vitro fertilization of a woman in Colombia using his sperm. Triplets were born in 11/2001 (2 boys, 1 girl). He was assigned to the Archdiocese of Baltimore 1999-2002, at St. Ignatius in Forest Hill. The archdiocese revoked Cristancho’s faculties in 7/2002, reportedly because he refused a new assignment, later learning that he had fathered triplets. In 2006 DSS found that he had sexually abused of both of the boys, including oral sex. Their mother reported a possible third victim. Maryland appeals court gave custody to the mother in 10/2008. Cristancho denied abuse. Included in 4/2016 on the archdiocese’s list of accused. Arrested in 9/2017 and charged with making and possessing child pornography. Detectives found photos of little boys on Cristancho’s electronic devices in his home, and on a memory card in a safe. He pleaded guilty 10/4/2021 to “coercion and enticement of a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity” and admitted to creating nude images of four other children. His victim was ages 11-13 when abused 2002 through at least Fall 2003. Cristancho met the boy at St. Ignatius parish. Sentenced in 5/2011 to 22 years in federal prison. Laicized in 2022. Included in the 4/5/23 MD Attorney General’s Report. 

Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Died: 02/5/2005

Accused on 3/1/2007 in testimony before the Maryland legislature of sexually abusing a grade-school girl, between ages 8 and 14, and others in the 1960s. The girl’s mother allegedly reported the abuse repeatedly to a Jesuit in the late 1960s and to another sometime after 1982. No action. Cullen remained in ministry. The victim reported her abuse in 2005, and the Jesuits made the mandated report. Cullen died 2/5/2005. He had worked in many dioceses. Name included Jesuits Maryland Province list 12/17/2019, which notes allegations of abuse late 1960s-1980s in Maryland. Added to Baltimore archdiocese’s list in 2/2019. On the Charlotte diocese’s list 12/29/2019. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report.
Ordained: 1961
Status: Indicted

Died: 04/16/2003

Byzantine Catholic priest. Indicted in 2002. Accused of abuse of a youth in 1978. Charge dropped when Danilak died in 4/2003, just prior to trial. At least two other men have made similar complaints.
Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Died: 02/4/1992

Monsignor. Parish priest, prep school chaplain, prison chaplain, archdiocesan Director of Catholic Boy Scouts, active in Volunteers for America, where he worked at two facilities for children. Died 2/3/1992. In 1993 the archdiocese received multiple allegations of child sexual abuse against Davies. Resigned in 1990 due to about his use of funds at St. Joseph Parish. One man alleged abuse in the 1960s at St. Joseph’s in Hagerstown. The allegations were not announced publicly until 8/13/2015 in an archdiocesan press release, which stated a man alleged abuse by Davies as a child in the 1950s. The statement acknowledged there were other allegations, without elaborating. On archdiocese’s 12/14/2018 list; it notes numerous allegations of child sex abuse received against Davies. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report. It notes that Davies sexually abused, including rape, at least eight boys in the 1950s and 1960s.

Ordained: 1985
Status: Convicted
 
Convicted in 1990 of sexual abuse, including rape, of a 13-year-old girl 1986-1988. Given a 20-year suspended sentence and a 15-year suspended sentence, to run concurrently,  and 5 years probation. Civil suit filed in 1/1992; settled out of court in 9/1993. Archdiocese knew of his history of deviant sexual behavior. In 1987 (after he yelled obscenities and exposed himself to a woman), the Capuchins transferred him to Pittsburgh. Seminary officials knew of use of church money for x-rated movies and porn before ordination. Left priesthood in 1988 and married. Dismissed from the clerical state 12/29/1992. Became a licensed social worker, began work with the V.A. in 1996. Included on the Baltimore archdiocese’s 2002 list of accused religious priests and brothers. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18.  Included in the MD Attorney General’s 4/5/2023 Report.
Ordained: 1989
Status: Settled
 

From the Bahamas. Assigned to St. Veronica in South Baltimore and then in 2000 to St. Francis Xavier in East Baltimore. Suspended in 2002 after allegations that he molested a 13-year-old boy in 4/2002 at St. Francis Xavier. Archdiocese said in 9/2002 that the allegation did not “appear…credible” but investigation revealed “significant issues of concern about…fitness for ministry with minors.” He resigned and was placed on leave by his Order. One young man said in 8/2002 that Dean would “ride around Mount Vernon and pick up little boys” every Monday night. Indicted on criminal charges in 5/2003; charges dismissed by judge “at the request of the victim’s family” in 12/2003. Settlement in 2004. Included on the Baltimore archdiocese’s list. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report. 

Ordained: 1975
Status: Unsubstantiated
 
Pastor since 2010 of Corpus Christi in Baltimore when suspended in 4/2021 due to an allegation that he sexually abused a child during 1989-1994, beginning when the child was age 11. Demek was pastor of St. Bartholomew’s in Manchester, MD during the time of the alleged abuse. The allegation had been received in 1/2021. Demek denied the charges. Returned to ministry in 4/2022 after the Archdiocese deemed the allegations unsubstantiated.
 
Status: Accused
 
Name appears on Baltimore archdiocese’s 9/2002 list of religious priests and brothers accused of sexual abuse. Had been with his order about 26 years. Order told the Archdiocese in 1997 that a man alleged sexual abuse beginning in the early 1980s, when Dimitroff was a Bishop Walsh High School teacher and the man was a student. The abuse lasted until 1997. Dimitroff admitted to the ‘relationship’ and said he thought the boy was 18. Dimitroff lived at the Christian Brothers residence at Calvert Hall High School 1992-2002. Faculty member at Loyola College 2002- until at least 2008 and at the University of Maryland Baltimore County as of 2010. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report.
Status: Accused
 
Bro. Fabian. Joined the Xaverians in 1939. Died in 1975. Named publicly as accused by the order on its list 7/12/2019. Allegation reported in 1995 of abuse in Baltimore in 1945. Included on the Baltimore archdiocese’s list 7/23/2019. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report. It notes that the 1995 report was from a man who said Fabian several other Xaverian Brothers at St. Mary’s Industrial School sexually abused him, including rape, when he was age 13-16, beginning in 1945.  He said a Passionist priest also sexually abused him at the school.
Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused
 
Accused in 1993 of sexual abuse in the late 1970s – early 1980s. Dowdy admitted to sexually abusing two minors.  One man said he was age 16 when the abuse began, and that it continued for eight years. Dowdy was removed from ministry and his faculties were removed. Sent to St. Luke’s 1/1994-7/1994, where he admitted to sexually abusing boys. His name appeared on the Baltimore archdiocese’s 9/2002 list of priests and brothers accused of sexually abusing minors. Included in the MD Attorney General’s 4/5/23 report.
Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Died: 08/11/1982

Parish priest, longtime teacher and principal of Mount De Sales Academy in Catonsville. Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/24/2019. Report to archdiocese in 2002 of abuse in the early 1950s. Allegation in 2012 of abuse early 1950s-early 1960s. Duerr died in 1982. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report. It notes that a former nun reported in 2002 that when she was working at St. Rita’s 1952-1953, she witnessed Duerr fondling altar boys, who were third graders at the parish school. She said she tried to report the abuse to the Archdiocese six years prior, and was told nothing could be done because Duerr was deceased. In 2012 a woman told the Archdiocese she was sexually abused by Duerr beginning when she was age 7 at St. Rita’s and continuing until she went away to college. She said she was was first raped before her first communion. Further, she told a nun about the abuse, and she believed that another priest at the parish, Fr. Charles Muth, knew about it. 


Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Died: 01/10/2004

After training in Boston MA and then Albany NY, Duggan was in the Scranton diocese, Archdioceses of Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, Nigeria, Diocese of Camden, then back to Scranton. Worked in high schools and parishes. Allegation in 2002 to the Archdiocese of Baltimore of sex abuse of a teenage boy in the late 1960s – early 1970s, while assigned to Loyola Blakefied School. The boy died in 1975. The boy’s father met in 1993 with a Jesuit official, who said Duggan admitted to the abuse and was being sent to Canada for treatment. Per the 2018 PA Grand Jury Report, Duggan admitted to sexually abusing young children early in his priesthood.  Another report to the Jesuits in 1995 of abuse in Africa while there 1981-1983. Allegation to the Archdiocese in 2002 of abuse of a boy, age 11, at Scranton Prep in 1951. Victim reported the abuse in 1996 to the Jesuit Provincial and civil authorities. Restricted after 1996 by Scranton Bishop Timlin to convent and prison ministry, yet allowed to assist at parishes. Included on the Archdiocese’s 9/2002 list. Included in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report as John M. Duggan. Died 1/10/2004. On the Scranton diocese’s list 8/19/2018. On the MD Province Jesuits list 12/17/2018. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report.
Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Died: 02/17/1992

Monsignor. In 1988, the Archdiocese received an allegation against Duke of sexual abuse of a boy during 7th and 8th grades in 1953-1954. This victim received a $25K settlement from Duke. Duke admitted in 1988 to sexually abusing 26 children 1944 -1961, seven of whom later came forward. The abuse included oral and anal rape. Many victims told other priests and/or church authorities, to no avail. In one case, Fr. John Tierney did speak to Duke in the early 1950s, and the abuse of that victim stopped. One man said in 1993 that he was abused over two years in the 1940s, beginning at age 10; he told another priest in confession, who swore him to secrecy. (The priest, Joseph Kenney, was later credibly accused of child sexual abuse.) Duke also sent other victims to confession. The Archdiocese knew Duke was sexually abusing boys as early as 1953 and was sent for ‘spiritual direction.’ He died in 1992. His name appeared on the 9/2002 list of priests and religious brothers in the Baltimore archdiocese who had been accused of child sexual abuse. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report. 

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Died: 04/17/2004

Named publicly as accused in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report. Worked in PA, MD and VA. Parish priest, teacher, campus minister. Report to the Archdiocese of Baltimore in 2011 that Ernst sexually abused and raped a boy, ages 12-14, at St. Augustine in Elkridge MD, where he was assigned 1998-2004. The person reporting believed that other children were abused as well. In 9/2022 a family member of the alleged victim told the MD Attorney General’s office that the abuse began when the boy was age 6-7, and that Ernst kept a book of photos of naked boys. Ernst died in 2004.

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Died: 01/28/2021

Ordained in Italy. Assigned to Our Lady of Pompei in Highlandtown 1964-2018, named pastor in 1987. Taught, coached and was Athletic Director of the parish school 1964-1987. Incardinated into the Archdiocese in 2000. Suspended from ministry in 5/2018 after the diocese received an allegation that he had sexually abused a girl, beginning when she was about 14 in 1973 and continuing through her high school years. He was said to have begun grooming the girl when she was about ages 5-7. Admitted to having a “crush” on her and to some hugging and kissing, but denied abusing her. Baltimore police were investigating. Included on archdiocese’s list 12/14/2018. It notes another allegation of abuse of a a girl, age 16, in 1972-1973. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report.
Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Died: 10/18/1990

Name also spelled Evanowski or Evanoski. Included on the Baltimore archdiocese’s list of accused 4/24/2019, noting an allegation reported to the archdiocese in 2003 of abuse in 1967 of an Archbishop Curley High School student. Additional allegations followed of abuse while Ewanowski was a Curley High faculty member, where he was assigned 1968-1976. He died in 1990.

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Died: 12/12/2000

The archdiocese learned of allegations from a third party in 1993. The individual denied making the accusations and Farabaugh denied abuse, so matter dropped. In 2000 the same individual met with the archdiocese and provided detailed allegations of sexual abuse. Farabaugh was under investigation by police and the archdiocese at the  time of his death in a car accident in 12/2000. His name appeared on Baltimore’s 9/26/2002 list of abusers.
Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Died: 09/2/1993

Named publicly as accused by the Baltimore archdiocese on its list 4/24/2019. It notes multiple allegations of abuse, occurring in the 1970s. Appointed auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 1987. Died in 1993.
Status: Accused
 
Joined the Xaverian Brothers in 9/1979, took vows in the 1980s. Suspended from ministry in 8/2018 during an  investigation by the state’s attorney of allegations Flaherty sexually abused a minor in the mid-1980s. Investigation initiated by Baltimore Police in 4/2018. Taught at Mount St. Joseph School 1972-1993 and 2008-2010. Taught in KY 1994-1999. Was teaching at St. John’s Prep in Danvers MA when suspended; was there 1999-2007, returning in 2010.
Ordained: 1932
Status: Accused

Died: 04/29/1976

Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/24/2019. Assigned to Ss. Peter and Paul in Cumberland 1956-1976. The archdiocese received an allegation in 2007 of abuse in the late 1950s-early 1960s. A second allegation was received in 2008 of abuse in the late 1950s. Died in 1976.
Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Died: 08/17/1988

Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list in 6/2022. Died in 1988. Noted to have been accused in 2014 of abuse in the 1970s at Shrine of the Little Flower in Baltimore, and to have been the subject of a second allegation in 2022.

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Died: 06/5/2016

Named as a perpetrator of abuse of minors in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s report. Prior to his 1975 ordination, Affrica was a Holy Cross Brother for eleven years. Taught high school in MA and in Forrestville MD as a Holy Cross Brother. Accused in 2005 of abuse of a boy, ages 15-18 during 1973-1976. Abuse allegedly occurred at the parish rectory and on a weekend retreat, and involved alcohol and marijuana. Accused in 2007 of abusing a girl, age 15 or 16, in the late 1970s, also involving alcohol. Both alleged victims said that many kids would hang out with Affrica at the rectories. Went on leave in 1981, married, and became a licensed social worker. Requested laicization in 2016.

Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Died: 06/11/2016

Named publicly as accused by the Baltimore archdiocese on its list 4/24/2019. Allegations to the archdiocese in 1998 and 2012, reported to law enforcement and the Passionists. Free died 6/11/2016.
Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused
 
Also referred to as J. Joseph Gallagher. Former editor of The Catholic Review. Retired in 1985. Name on archdiocese list of accused priests 9/2002, which notes an accusation in 1986 of abuse of a 14-year-old boy in 1980. Accuser met with officials in 1993. “Gallagher admitted inappropriate conduct and his faculties to perform ministry were removed.” Gallagher objected to his inclusion on the list, saying the “incident involved only a massage of a 14-year-old boy that occurred 21 years ago but involved “no genital touching.’” He died in 2015.
Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused
 

In 1997 the Baltimore archdiocese received an allegation that Gerg sexually abused a minor in the late 1960s to early 1970s, while assigned to St. Benedict’s in Baltimore. Removed from active ministry in 2002, after the U.S. Bishops’ Dallas Charter. Included on Baltimore’s list of accused priests in 9/2002. Included in 8/2018 on the St. Vincent Archabbey of Latrobe PA Benedictines’ list of credibly accused. 

Ordained: 1975
Status: Sued
 

In 4/2004 a man alleged abuse by Girard when he was a boy in the early 1990s. Police were notified; archdiocese investigated. Girard denied the allegation. Not on archdiocese’s list of active priests in 2008. Received one year probation in 2002 after telling police he was the victim of a car jacking. Instead, he had picked up a male prostitute and the man stole his car. Accuser died by suicide in 2005; his parents sued in 12/2007. Girard’s name was included archdiocese’s list 7/23/2019. Noted to have died in 2018.

Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted
 
Pleaded guilty in 1988 to abusing a learning-disabled teenage boy for 18 months (7/1982 – 2/1984). Sentenced to six months in jail, suspended for two years, and 200 hours community service. Privileges were removed. In 2/1990 a civil suit was settled out of court; terms not revealed. Between 1990 and 1993 two other individuals came forward to allege abuse in the early 1980s. Named on Baltimore’s 9/26/2002 list.
 
Ordained: 1939
Status: Accused
 
Named publicly as accused in the Baltimore archdiocese’s revised list 4/24/2019. Allegation to archdiocese in 2002 of abuse in the early 1950s (Hopkins was promoted from assistant chancellor to vice chancellor in 1952). The Los Angeles archdiocese informed Baltimore in 2007 that Hopkins was also accused of sexually assaulting an adult in the early 1950s. Hopkins was Chancellor of the archdiocese 1954-1965, was given the title monsignor in 1956, and was also an archdiocesan Consultor, and Rural Dean 1965-1968. According to the archdiocese’s list, ‘Hopkins left the priesthood in 1969 and later died.’
 
Ordained: 1936
Status: Accused

Died: 08/19/1961

Named publicly as accused by the Baltimore archdiocese on its list 4/24/2019. Assigned to St. Ambrose Church 1936-1943 and St. Cecilia’s 1943-1949. Transferred to Wheeling WV in 1949, when Francis P. Keough was archbishop of Baltimore (1947-1961) and John J. Swint was bishop of Wheeling-Charleston (1922-1962). Later incardinated into the Wheeling-Charleston diocese, where he worked at St. Peter’s in Wheeling and St. Xavier in Moundsville. Died 8/19/1961, when he was absent on leave. Allegation in 1995 of abuse in 1948.
Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused
 
In 1995 two individuals alleged sexual abuse by Hopkins in the 1970s. Eight others also came forward. When confronted, Hopkins admitted to sexual misconduct with minors from 1950s to early 1980s at five different parishes. Faculties removed. Named on Baltimore’s 9/26/2002 list of abusive priests. Died in 12/2006.
Status: Accused
 
Bro. Benedict Joseph. Joined the Xaverians in 1933. Died in 1976. Named publicly as accused by the order on its list 7/12/2019. Allegation reported in 1995 of abuse in Baltimore in 1945. Included on the Baltimore archdiocese’s list in 7/2019.
Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Died: 01/16/2001

Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 12/14/2018. Accused in 2002 by two people of abuse in the late 1940s – early 1950s. Died in 2001. Archdiocese stated it realized in 2018 that it knew in 1985 of allegations of abuse in the early 1950s.
Ordained: 1938
Status: Accused

Died: 07/2/1999

Monsignor. Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/24/2019. Allegation received in 2017 of sex abuse in the early 1980s. Army chaplain 1941-1967, parish priest. Pastor of St. Mary’s in Pylesville 1968-1985.  Retired in 1985. Died in 1999.
Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused
 
Name appeared on Baltimore’s 9/2002 list of priests, religious priests and brothers accused of sexual misconduct. The Archdiocese learned from the Redemptorists in 1993 that an individual alleged sexual abuse by Knapp about 20 years previously. Knapp was associate pastor at St. Mary (Annapolis) from 1973 to 1981. Assigned 1981-1983 to a parish in the Toledo diocese. He left the priesthood in 1995 and was laicized in 2006. Added to the Toledo diocese’s list in 2019.
Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued
 
Ordained for the Buffalo diocese before joining Order in 1978. Former Minister Provincial of the Order. Worked in MD, NY, MA and GA as teacher, including in Springfield MA diocese. Principal of Cardinal O’Hara High in Buffalo diocese 1982-1988, and assistant principal at St. Francis High 1979-1982. In 11/2013 a former student at Archbishop Curley High in Baltimore alleged that Kolodziej abused him on several occasions 1975-1979 while “wrestling.” Suspended by order from public ministry; archdiocese removed his faculties. Police were investigating. On Atlanta archdiocese’s list 11/6/2018. On Buffalo diocese’s list updated 11/5/2018. On Baltimore’s list 9/5/2019. Accused in two lawsuits filed in 2019 under the NY Child Victims Act of molesting boys at Cardinal O’Hara High School in Tonawanda NY, both in 1982-1983.  Kolidziej was the school’s principal and a teacher.
Ordained: 1973
Status: Convicted
 
Former pastor of St. Francis Catholic Deaf Center in Prince George Co., MD. Arrested in FL 3/1996 after a former student accused him of abuse 1968-1972. He admitted the abuse and was jailed in FL while awaiting extradition. Voluntarily left active priesthood about 1986 but still shown on leave per 1990 Catholic directory. Also known as Jay Krouse. Sentenced 11/1996 to 10 years in prison for abusing 6 deaf boys 1970-1978. Included on the Archdiocese of Washington DC’s 10/15/2018 list of accused. Added to the Baltimore archdiocese’s list in 2/2019.
Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused
 
Admitted in 1987 to sexual abuse mid- to late- 1980s. Removed from his parish. Received treatment, assigned to hospital ministry. Left ministry in 1989. Name included on Baltimore’s 9/2002 list of abusive priests.
 
Status: Accused
 
Ordained as deacon in 1988. Taught religion at Our Lady of Pompeii High School and Towson Catholic High School. In 2006 a man alleged abuse by Kuhl and another teacher for two years when he was an Our Lady student in the early- to mid-1990s. Both men were immediately placed on leave.
Status: Accused
 
Accused in 2003 of sexually abusing a Calvert Hall College High School student in 1969. In 2004, the school acknowledged the accusation and another by an older alumnus. Aka Br. Geoffrey Xavier. Added to the Baltimore archdiocese’s list 4/24/2019. It notes having received an allegation in 2002 and receipt of allegations of abuse from additional former Calvert High students. Langan was at the school 1942-1952 and 1960-1985. He died in 1985.
 
Ordained: 1931
Status: Accused

Died: 03/19/1984

First named publicly as accused on the archdiocese’s list 10/15/2018. Archdiocese first received report of abuse in 1953. Suspended in 1953 and 1954. Returned to ministry after evaluation. Permanently removed from parish ministry in 1958. Died in 1984. On Baltimore archdiocese’s list 4/24/2019. It notes a woman alleged in 2002 abuse by Lannon in the mid-1930s. Assigned to Baltimore parishes 1933-1943. Became priest of Washington DC archdiocese when it was established in the 1940s. (The Baltimore archdiocese’s list in 4/2019 shows Lannon as a Sulpician, but that is dropped on the list in 6/2022.)
 
Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Died: 02/8/2015

LaPorta was named on the 9/25/2002 Baltimore archdiocese list as having been accused by one person in 1999 of sexual abuse in the 1960s. Faculties removed. He denied abuse. The list shows LaPorta recently retired when the allegation was made. The 1999 Official Catholic Directory is first that reports him as retired and also lists him as monsignor. Later Directories show him retired in Little River SC, not a monsignor, and pastor emeritus at St. Mark’s in Catonsville; five other priests who worked there are also accused. Still in SC in 2007; not in the 2009 Directory. LaPorta died 2/8/2015.
Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Died: 06/23/1981

First named publicly as accused by the Baltimore archdiocese on its list 4/16/2019. The archdiocese received an allegation in 1992 of abuse by Larkin in the late 1970s to early 1980s, when he was pastor at St. Patrick’s in Cumberland. Another allegation was received in 2002 of abuse in the mid-1950s at Larkin’s first assignment, St. Michael’s in Frostburg. Worked in archdiocesan parishes 1945-1980. Died 6/23/1981.
 
Status: Accused
 

Priest of the Archdiocese of Seoul, South Korea. Studied 1970-1974 at Johns Hopkins University and resided at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Towson MD. In 1993 an individual alleged sexual abuse by Lee in the early 1970s. Baltimore informed the Archdiocese of Seoul of the allegations. Lee’s name appears on the Baltimore archdiocese’s 9/2002 list of priests from other dioceses who were accused of abuse in the archdiocese.

Ordained: 1971
Status: Sued
 
Faculties removed in 1987 after an allegation of abuse. LeFevre admitted to having engaged in sexual misconduct with numerous minors in the 1970s and 1980s. He continued to work as a statistics expert for the archdiocese until 1995, when a lawsuit alleged LeFevre abused a minor, when the child was age 11 until high school. This abuse was reported to the archdiocese in 1992. Lefevre’s name was included on the archdiocese’s 9/2002 list of accused.
Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Died: 09/18/2007

Parish priest, in residence 1973-1974 at Cardinal Gibbons High School, CYO 1973-1976, Director of Youth Office 1976-1978. Placed on leave in 12/2002 after allegations surfaced that he abused two boys in the mid- to late-1960s. Lentz denied the accusations. The alleged victims came forward after the archdiocese published names of 56 other priests and brothers accused of abuse. Died 09/18/2007. Included on the archdiocese’s list of accused.
Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Died: 01/27/2016

Retired in 2009. Archdiocese learned in 10/2010 of an allegation that Lippold had abused a girl over a two-year period in the late 1960s, while assigned to Saints Phillip & James Parish. The archdiocese notified police who told them not to pursue an investigation or contact Lippold during the police investigation. In 4/2011 the investigation stalled; archdiocese was allowed to talk with the accuser and with Lippold, who denied the allegations. He was removed at that time. Died 1/27/16. Included on the archdiocese’s list of accused (which erroneously shows a death year of 2014).
Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Died: 12/9/1967

First named publicly as accused by the Baltimore archdiocese on its list 4/16/2019, where it is stated that multiple allegations of abuse were received starting in 2002. But in the 4/24/2019 list, that account was revised to state that multiple allegations began arriving in 1993. Abuse alleged to have occurred in the 1950s and 1960s. Assigned to archdiocesan parishes 1956-1967. Died 12/9/1967.
Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused
 
In 1994 an individual alleged to the archdiocese that Lorento had abused him. Archdiocese told the Pallotines. Lorento does not appear in the 2002 Official Catholic Directory. In the 1993 Directory, he is shown working in New York. Name appeared on the 9/2002 Archdiocese of Baltimore list of religious priests and brothers who had been accused of child sexual abuse.
Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Died: 06/19/2014

Accused in 2002 of sexual abuse in the late 1960s of a teenage boy. Admitted the abuse, placed on leave. Abuse occurred during Loskarn’s first assignment after ordination and apparently took place during an out-of-state trip. Name appears on the Baltimore archdiocese’s 9/2002 list of accused. Loskarn died in 2014.
Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused
 

Ordained for the Diocese of Trenton. Transferred in 1972 to the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The archdiocese announced on 1/30/2022 that Lupico had been suspended pending the investigation into allegations that he had sexually abused a minor in the mid-1970s, while assigned to St. Ann’s in Baltimore. At the time of his suspension Lupico was assisting at St. Mary of the Assumption in Baltimore and St. Pius X in Towson. He denied the allegations.

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Died: 11/27/1988

A woman received “acknowledgment of crimes” and financial assistance for counseling from the archdiocese in 11/2016 due to her claims of rape by Magnus and another priest, Rev. Joseph Maskell. Magnus was Keough High School’s Religious Services Director, Maskell was chaplain and counselor. Per the woman they raped her at a CYO picnic in 9/1970, when she was age 14 and a new Keough student. She said Magnus showed up in a police car and that the rape occurred after she was given a drink that weakened her. She said Maskell watched, then also raped her, and that his assaults continued through her high school years. She claimed, too, that on one occasion a Baltimore police officer joined Maskell and, after paying the priest, raped her. Magnus died 11/2719/88. Magnus has been accused by at least one other former student, and Maskell by many. Both men have been implicated in the unsolved 1969 murder of Sr. Cathy Cesnik, to whom girls had confided abuse. On archdiocese’s list 12/14/2018.
Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused
 
Faculties removed in 1986 after admitting to sexually abusing a minor in the late 1970s. Name appeared on the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s 9/2002 list of priests accused of abuse.
Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Died: 05/7/2001

Parish priest, Keough High chaplain and counselor, police chaplain. Per 1994 lawsuit, abused girls at Keough, late 1960s-early 1970s. Subject of investigation into the 1969 murder of Sr. Catherine Cesnik. Student said she told Sr. Cathy of abuse by Maskell; Sr. Cathy soon went missing, later found murdered. The former student said in 1994 that Maskell drove her to a remote area and showed her the body. The archdiocese settled with her in 1/2017. Another former student said two police officers sexually abused her while Maskell looked on. Said to have drugged victims and shown a gun. Placed on leave in 1992; reinstated 1993-1994. Removed again in 1994 after new allegations. Fled to Ireland; worked as a psychologist, including with children. Died in 2001. Name included on the archdiocese’s list in 9/2002. By 5/2017 the archdiocese paid $472K to 16 people with accusations against Maskell. One man said Maskell sexually abused him as an 8th grade altar boy and his mother told the archdiocese in 5/1967; Maskell was then moved to Keough. An Irish accuser surfaced in 5/2017. HSE was investigating in 6/2017.
Ordained: 1947
Status: Convicted

Died: 11/29/1993

Maurer pleaded guilty in 1993 to federal charges of fondling a 12-year-old boy in 1992 on a cruise ship based in Port Canaveral, FL. Before plea, he was sent to Toronto for treatment. He was apparently retired and living in Baltimore 1992-1993, but the 1993 Catholic Directory shows he was affiliated with Galveston-Houston Diocese. He died in 1993. Obit was in Houston TX newspaper. Worked in New Orleans 1949-1958. Name included on the 9/2002 list from Archdiocese of Baltimore of religious priests and brothers accused of the sexual abuse of children.
Status: Accused
 
Bro. Constantine. Joined the Xaverians in 1940. Left in 1947. Named publicly as accused by the order on its list 7/12/2019. Allegation reported in 2002 of abuse in the mid-1940s in Baltimore. Name included on the Baltimore archdiocese’s list of accused 7/23/2019.
Ordained: 1978
Status: Sued
 
Attended seminary in Baltimore MD 1972-1974 and again 1976-1977. Ordained in 1978 for the Diocese of Trenton NJ. In 1995 a man told the Baltimore archdiocese McGrath sexually abused him as a minor in the 1970s, while McGrath was in seminary. Baltimore informed Trenton; McGrath acknowledged he sexual abused “three or four victims” during his time in Trenton. His status from then was ‘leave of absence’ until 2002, when another person alleged abuse in the 1970s. Name included on the Baltimore archdiocese’s list of accused in 9/2002. Included on the Trenton diocese’s list 2/13/2019, noted to have been removed from ministry. Per news in 6/2020, McGrath was named in two lawsuits, one alleging abuse in 1983 of a boy, age 17, at St. Anthony’s in Hamilton NJ, the other claiming abuse of a boy, age 11, in 1978. A 7/29/2020 suit alleged abuse in the early 1980s of a Red Bank Catholic High student.
Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Died: 11/21/1984

Named publicly as accused by the Baltimore archdiocese on its list 4/24/2019. Allegation received in 1993 of abuse in the 1960s. Another allegation in 2002 of abuse in the late 1940s. McGuire died in 1984.
Status: Accused

Died: 07/27/1977

Bro. Luanus. Joined the Xaverians in 1941. Died in 1977. Per his obituary, Meegan taught in Baltimore MD, Lawrence MA, Louisville KY, Bangor ME and Montvale NJ. Named publicly as accused by his Order on its list 7/12/2019. Allegation reported in 1995 of abuse in 1945 in Baltimore. On the Baltimore archdiocese’s list 7/23/2019.
 
Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused
 

On 5/2/2021 the archdiocese announced that it had suspended Meogrossi from ministry due to an allegation that he had sexually abused a minor. The abuse allegedly occurred during a clinical therapy session in 2006; Meogrossi was working as a licensed therapist. He denied the allegation.

Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled
 
A man reported to the Baltimore archdiocese in 1979 that Michaud abused him as a minor in the mid-1970s. Michaud worked in MD in 1973-1978, before transferring to the Diocese of Portland, ME. Placed on leave in 1989. Name released by Portland bishop in 1/2007. Bishop recommended laicization but matter was still pending with the Vatican. Lawsuit filed in 9/2007 by a man alleging abuse as a boy in the early 1980s. Judge awarded plaintiff $4.4M judgment against Michaud (who had no assets) in 7/2009. Plaintiff had earlier settled with the diocese. Another suit filed in 6/2022.
Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Died: 03/19/1992

The archdiocese announced on 11/4/2019 that it was adding Migliorini to its list of accused clergy. A first accuser came forward to the archdiocese in 1995, alleging abuse as a child by Migliorini in the 1960s. In 2019 a second person alleged abuse by the priest while he was assigned to Shrine of the Sacred Heart 1965-1973. Migliorini died in 1992.
Ordained: 1975
Status: Convicted
 
Several individuals came forward beginning in 1987 to allege physical and sexual abuse by Mike. In 1987 his faculties were removed by the Archdiocese. Also in 1987 criminal charges were brought against him for whipping a 17-year-old youth, hanging the youth upside down from a basketball backboard and striking him on the buttocks with a table tennis paddle. Pleaded guilty in 9/1987. Sentenced to 5 years of supervised probation.
Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Died: 01/22/2006

Named publicly as accused by the Baltimore archdiocese on its list 4/24/2019. Baltimore City Police informed the archdiocese in 2002 of allegations of abuse of several people. The Archdiocese informed the Redemptorists. Another allegation was reported in 2005 of abuse in the 1970s. Moody died in 2006.
Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Died: 05/14/2004

In 1999 an individual alleged sexual abuse by Murphy in the late 1960s to early 1970s. The Archdiocese of Baltimore informed the Trinitarians; Murphy’s faculties were removed. Per the 2002 Catholic Directory, he was assigned to Holy Trinity Monastery in Baltimore, where he had been since 1991. His name appeared on Baltimore’s 9/2002 list of accused priests. Murphy died in 2004.
Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused
 
Initial report made in 2005 that Murray had improperly touched a minor in the 1980s, while assigned to St. Frances-Charles Hall, later known as St. Frances Academy; allegations could not be verified. Permanently removed from active ministry by Jesuits in 6/2011 after new investigation. Taught at Gonzaga College High School 1974-1976 and had recently been assigned to St. Aloysius Parish. Last known to be living in a monitored residence within the Jesuit Community. On the Raleigh diocese’s list in 10/2018. On the MD Province Jesuits’ list in 12/2018. On Baltimore’s list 7/23/2019.
Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused
 
The Baltimore archdiocese learned in 1987 that Newman had admitted to sexually abusing several minors in the 1970s-1980s and then told his Order. Order removed him from his assignment, which he had had since 1982. Police investigated in 1987; no charges filed. Newman was working in the Hartford CT diocese in 2002 when he was placed on leave after the past allegation was found a during review of Baltimore priest files. Newman had been at the parish since 1990. Included on the Baltimore archdiocese’s list in 9/2002 of accused religious priests and brothers.
Ordained: 1944
Status: Accused

Died: 03/12/2003

O’Toole is alleged to have abused one individual during early the 1970s. Archdiocese told the Redemptorists. O’Toole had served in the Baltimore Archdiocese 1962-1983. Name appears on Baltimore Diocese’s 9/2002 list of accused religious priests and brothers. Shown in Venice diocese per 1988 Catholic Directory, in Miami per 1990 edition, and in Orlando per 1995 and 2002 editions. Died in 2003.
Status: Convicted
 
Olkowski, a 22-year-old seminarian in Scranton PA, was dismissed from seminary in 1/1995 when he pleaded guilty to charges that in 1994 he plied a 14-year-old boy in the Baltimore area with beer then molested him. Olkowski had been working for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Sentenced in 1995 to five years in jail (all but one suspended), counseling, 500 hours community service, and five years probation after release from prison.
Ordained: 1934
Status: Accused
 
Monsignor. Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/24/2019. Allegation in 2005 of abuse in the mid-1960s. Another allegation received in 2015 of abuse in the late 1950s. Retired in 1973. Died in 1995.
Ordained: 1982
Status: Convicted
 
Convicted in 1987 of sex assault of a teenage boy over 3-year period. Placed on probation and ordered to serve year in jail on work-release program. Convicted in 1994 of molesting a second boy 1989-1992 (his nephew) during work-release. (Worked at a care center for elderly priests). Sentenced to 12 years prison and probation. On sex offender registry. Laicized in 1995. Accused in 2002 of abuse in Baltimore 1975-1976 when he was a religious brother. Named in at least two civil suits. Released from prison in 2/2002. Included on the Baltimore archdiocese’s list of accused in 9/2002. New lawsuit filed 10/6/2016 v Phoenix diocese, Salvatorians and parish where early 1980s abuse of boy alleged.
Ordained: 1934
Status: Accused

Died: 12/24/1980

Named publicly as accused by the Baltimore archdiocese on its list 4/24/2019. Allegation to archdiocese in 2006 of abuse at Camp Gabriel in the 1950s. Another allegation in 2007 of abuse in the mid-1940s. Poletti died in 1980. Assigned to St. Joseph Monastery Church 1937-1942 and 1951-1959.
Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Died: 05/31/2003

Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list in 6/2022. Died in 2003. Noted to have been accused in 2004 of abuse of a minor in the 1960s, and two have been the subject of two more allegations in 2022.

Status: Accused

Died: 05/10/2015

Professed final vows in 1968. Worked in Baltimore 1975 -1986. Per archdiocesan files, in 1987 an individual alleged sexual abuse by Rochacewicz in the early 1980s. The archdiocese informed the Redemptorists. Additional allegations received of abuse in the mid-1970s to mid-1980s. Name included on the Baltimore archdiocese’s 9/2002 list of accused religious priests and brothers. Died 5/10/2015 at St. John Neumann Residence/Stella Maris in Timonium, MD.
Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused
 
Rouse admitted in 1995 that he had engaged in sexual misconduct with minors in the 1970s. Facts came out in 1995 during Rouse’s second leave of absence for treatment of alcoholism; the Attorney General’s office was notified. His privileges were removed as well. A 7/1997 news article referred to him as a priest on leave from the archdiocese doing graduate work at Washington University in St. Louis. Included on the Baltimore archdiocese’s list of accused in 2002.
Ordained: 1998
Status: Convicted
 
Arrested for possession of child pornography and internet child pornography in 12/01. Sent to St. Luke’s Institute for treatment. Pleaded guilty in 7/2002. Sentenced to 27 months in prison in 11/2002. Released 11/15/2004. Caught in “Operation Candyman” sting. Name appeared on Baltimore archdiocese’s 9/2002 list of priests accused of abuse. On MD sex offender registry as of 1/2012.
Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Died: 09/30/2005

Removed from parish work in 1985. Two separate civil suits filed in 1988 accused Simms of forcing altar boys to dress in skimpy, sexually provocative briefs, act out religious fantasies and wrestle with him. One suit claimed abuse in 1982, the other in 1984-1985. Police investigated in 1985 but agreed not to press charges if Simms received counseling and was removed from contact with minors. Allowed to serve on the Archdiocesan Tribunal. Received therapy at St. Luke Institute in Suitland, MD. Both cases settled in 1989 or 1990. In 1988 the archdiocese acknowledged Simms molested boys, saying there were “only two” victims. Cardinal asked Simms to resign/retire from his administrative job with the archdiocese in 5/2002. Died in 9/2005.
Ordained: 1973
Status: Convicted
 
In 7/2002 Smith was charged with perverted practice after a man claimed that Smith abused him at age 16 at a parish rectory, 1973-1976. In 10/2002 Smith pleaded guilty to engaging in sex acts with the the boy. Smith had taken an unrelated leave of absence in 2000 and had no faculties to perform ministry. His name was included in 9/2002 on the Baltimore archdiocese’s list of accused.
Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Died: 10/25/2008

Monsignor. Removed from active ministry in 3/2007 after allegations by two women that he sexually abused them when they were teens between 1966-1967, at the former Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Woodlawn. Smith confirmed some of the allegations. Claims reported to State Attorney’s office. Prior allegations of abuse a youth 1979-1983 were made in 5/2006 but not publicized. Died 10/25/2008. On the archdiocese’s list 7/23/2019.
Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Died: 08/21/1993

Accused in 1993 of molesting a 10-year-old boy in 1983. Smith was scheduled to leave parish and go for evaluation and treatment but killed himself with shotgun the day before. He denied the allegations and left a note referring to depression from his mother’s death. Smith did admit to molesting several other boys at another assignment in the 1960s. After his death five men came forward accusing him of molesting them when they were in 7th-8th grades.
Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused
 
A person came forward in 1991 to allege abuse by Spillane. Spillane acknowledged the abuse and admitted to molesting at least six youths 1975 -1986. Church may have settled with this person. Privileges removed in 1991. In 2002 Spillane was director of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions which advised the USCCB. He had been employed for 16 years by the Commission. Another allegation was made in 2002 of child sexual abuse in the late 1960s.
Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Died: 03/12/2001

An allegation surfaced in 1992 of abuse in 1960. Stroup’s faculties were removed. Stroup had retired in 1990. Previous accusations had been raised against him in 1975 and 1981 and in 1981 he went for residential therapy. He was a hospital chaplain from 1982-1990. Stroup died in 2001. Numerous complaints received in 2002; name appeared on Archdiocese 9/2002 list.
 
Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Died: 08/31/2013

The Baltimore archdiocese announced in 12/1993 that it had removed Sweeney from the chaplaincy of Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville because of ‘inappropriate sexual contact with minors’. The Community was informed on 12/5/1993. Cardinal Keeler’s 9/25/2002 list stated that in 1993 Sweeney had ‘disclosed that he had sexually abused two individuals during the late 1970s and early 1980s’. Keeler provides a partial assignment history for Sweeney, failing to include his position as adjunct faculty 1986-1994 at St. Mary Seminary, where Keeler was Chancellor. Sweeney was sent for evaluation and treatment in 1993, then transferred to Boston, where the Directory lists him as working at the Paulist Center faith community 1997-2002. In the 2003-2004 Directories, after Keeler released his list, Sweeney’s name is adjusted from Francis M to Frank M, and he is listed as residing at the Paulist Generalate in the NY archdiocese. He died in the NY archdiocese on 8/31/2013. Included on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles list in 1/2013.
 
Status: Accused

Died: 04/17/1982

Ordained in 1918. Died in 1982. Named publicly as credibly accused by the St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe PA in 8/2018. Included on the Baltimore archdiocese’s list 4/24/2019. Accused in 1994 of abuse in the late 1950s at Fourteen Holy Martyrs in Baltimore, where he was assigned 1954-1964. Accused in 2003 of abuse 1955-1956.
Ordained: 1977
Status: Convicted
 
Accused in 1993 of sexually abusing a male high school student who had sought counseling. Suit filed in 1994 but dropped in 1996 after ruling in another case on recovered memories by MD Court of Appeals. On leave without faculties from 1993. Convicted in 2005 of abusing another male minor in the late 1980s. Sentenced to 5 years prison (18 months in jail and balance suspended). Laicization announced in 5/2008. On sex offender registry.
Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Died: 05/3/2000

Accused in 1993 of sexually abusing a boy in the 1960s-early 70s. Removed from his East Baltimore parish and sent to treatment. Toulas admitted the abuse, which occurred while he was visiting Baltimore while on break from from missionary work in Brazil. He died in 2000. His name was  included on the Baltimore archdiocese’s list of accused released in 9/2002.
Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused
 
Accused in 1958 of abuse in the mid- to late 1950s. Removed from his assignment and sent for treatment in New Mexico. Reportedly worked in Maryland for three years (1956-1958). Name appeared on Baltimore’s 9/2002 list of accused priests and religious. Died in 2013.
Status: Accused
 
Tertiary Capuchin. Colombian. Worked in Colombia and U.S. Suspended from ministry in Diocese of Alexandria in 2/2016 pending investigation of allegations of sexual misconduct with a female minor during 8-year period while assigned to Baltimore archdiocese. Left Baltimore in 2010. Admitted the allegations. The two had a child together, later married. On the Alexandria diocese’s list 2/6/2019 (name spelled “Valez-Lopez.”) Case sent to Vatican. On Baltimore’s list updated 7/23/2019.
Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Died: 08/25/1995

Archdiocesan files show Wehrle was accused of sexual abuse in Baltimore in the mid-1980s and removed from his parish. Wehrle worked in Baltimore 1982-1985. Also worked in the archdioceses of Washington DC and Omaha NE, and the Pittsburgh and Denver dioceses. He died 8/25/1995. Included on Baltimore’s 9/2002 list of accused priests and religious. On the Jesuits Maryland Province list in 12/2018, multiple allegations of abuse in Denver and Washington DC.
Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused
 
Ordained for Trinitarians. Incardinated into the Baltimore archdiocese in 1988. Removed 12/18/2009 from assignment at Resurrection of Our Lord in Laurel after reports by three that he abused them mid- to late 1980s. Abuse apparently occurred before and after incardination in Baltimore. Archdiocese delayed announcement until 1/10/2010 to allow police to complete investigation. On Baltimore’s list 7/23/2019.
Status: Accused
 
Bro. Marius. Joined the Xaverians in 1919. Named publicly as accused by the order on its list 7/12/2019. Allegation reported in 2003 of abuse in Baltimore in the late 1940s. Died in 1974. On Baltimore’s list 7/23/2019.
Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Died: 02/23/1988

Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/24/2019. Two allegations to diocese of abuse of minors by Yeakle in the 1960s. Another allegation received in 2018. Worked in archdiocesan parishes 1951-1971. Left the priesthood in 1972. Died in 1988.
Ordained: 1939
Status: Accused

Died: 06/21/1981

Named publicly as accused by the Archdiocese of Baltimore on its list updated 6/8/2020. Two people alleged sexual abuse by Ziemski in the 1960s and 1970s. He died in 1981. (First name also spelled Rayner.)

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