Bishop has launched a project to gather and post the assignment records of every U. Catholic priest who has been accused of sexual abuse since 1940, so that vulnerable communities can be identified and bishops' transfer policies can be determined. One 2006 case dismissed 2010 reinstated by Court of Appeals 6/11; rejected by MN Supreme Court 7/12. He was not removed from duties but Bishop did meet with the accuser. Would target troubled adolescent males, then molest them. Admitted to sexual behavior with four youths, saying he thought he was "acting out of love." Laicized by Vatican as of 10/05.
To draw monthly pension with medical and dental coverage for rest of life. Diocese formally requested change of venue or request to indefinitely delay trial. Suit filed 6/14 by 2 brothers claiming Aguilar-Rivera sexually abused them at St. Albeke is only priest on the list whose name had not previouslybeen made public. One of 4 priests alleged to have offered 16- yr-old boy money for sex, threatening to harm him if he told.
Time to be served at specialized adult treatment center for sex offenders. Source: Gallup (NM) Independent ; Arizona Republic ; Gallup Independent ; Gallup Independent ; Gallup Independent ; Gallup Diocese [downloaded ; Arizona Journal ; Gallup Independent Assignments: Gallup Diocese [downloaded ]Sued 1993. LA archdiocese counts 5 accusers alleging abuse between 1967-1986. Per 2002 article, he is still part of Order and works at the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother in Portland, Ore. Source: LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 (article); LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 7; LA Times ; OC Register ; OC Register ; OC Register ; OC Weekly ; OC Register Assignments: Directory Listings Compiled by Arellano of OC Weekly; LA Times Database 4.20.06Documents revealed in 2002 that in 1993 Atwater was accused of abuse of a 14-yr-old boy who was a Cardinal Cushing Academy student in 1971, when Atwater was the school's Director. He retired in 2002 and was sent for therapy which said he "had no sexual conflicts." In 2/02 another man alleged he was abused by Atwater at same school some time after 1967. Source: Boston Globe ; Boston Globe ; Patriot Ledger ; National Catholic Register ; Salem News ; The Patch Assignments: Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record Removed 7/16/13 without faculties after 7/15/13 allegation received of sexual abuse at Bishop Ready High School and/or St. Included on Attorney Garabedian's list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards re alleged abuse of a boy while assigned to Bishop Ready High School, Columbus OH, 1975-80. Aubut was sued in at least one lawsuit because he was Desilets' immediate supervisor. Source: Documents released by Boston Archdiocese; Boston Globe ; Boston Herald ; National Catholic Register ; Salem News Assignments: Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record; Assignment Record In 1993 Aurelio admitted to sodomizing 3 boys, ages 12-14, 15-20 yrs previously. Source: Buffalo News ; Buffalo News ; Buffalo News ; Statement by Bishop Head in Buffalo News ; Buffalo News ; Buffalo News ; Buffalo News ; Buffalo News ; Buffalo News ; Buffalo News ; WIVB ; Buffalo News ; Buffalo News ; Buffalo Stories ; Diocese of Buffalo ; Buffalo News ; Olean Times Herald Assignments: Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History Had relations w/ youth of "about 18" in Diocese of Brooklyn in 1973 before transferring to Orlando after youth threatened to reveal. At least 4 civil suits filed 1985 against Authenrieth and Orlando Diocese re abuse of boys. Source: LA Times ; Collection of Articles prior to ; Corona del Mar Today ; Daily Pilot ; Orange County Weekly ; The Patch ; LA Daily News ; Huffington Post (AP) ; LA Times ; Santa Barbara Independent ; LA Times ; CBS 12 ; Worthy Adversary ; BBC News ; CNN ; Democrat and Chronicle ; Grand Forks Herald ; LA Times ; LA Times ; NBC News ; CBS Los Angeles ; LA Times ; NBC Southern California ; LA Times ; National Catholic Reporter ; LA Times ; Raw Story ; Beach Reporter Assignments: Assignment Record Teacher/trainer/coach in MN, MI, VA, PA.
Mental health evaluation found Apura to have "repetitive and compulsive behavior."Source: CBS Philly ; CSNPhilly ; Mercer County Prosecutor ; Planet Princeton ; Statement by Diocese of Trenton ; The Trentonian ; Times of Trenton ; Asbury Park Press ; Courier-Post ; Philly Com ; New Jersey Com ; The Trentonian Assignments: The Trentonian In 2004 Diocese named him as one of six priests accused of the sexual abuse of minors. In 9/04 a man says he was abused by Atwater at age 12 in approximately 1969. Suits settled out of court and at least M paid to three youths; a fourth settled for 0K. Molested boys and girls when giving massages for injuries.
Assignment records are all around us: * Newspaper accounts of the crisis * Diocesan records * Investigative files * Obituaries and other old newspaper reports But these records are dispersed and difficult to find, and complete assignment records for most accused priests are not publicly available. In the meantime, we are undertaking this work of research and collection ourselves. Some time after 2002 several men reported to the diocese that they were sexually abused by Abrams during 1979-1982, when they were boys and he was pastor of Sacred Heart in Queens. Diocese publicly announced 11/07 that the review board deemed the allegations credible and Abrams' authority as a priest had been permanently removed. No criminal charges due to the statute of limitations. Source: CT Post ; Go Local Prov ; Providence Journal ; Statement by Diocese of Providence ; The Patch ; Valley Breeze ; WJAR ; NBC 10 ; Providence Journal ; Holts Sons Funeral Home Assignments: Holts Sons Funeral Home Obit Originally from Diocese of Alexandria LA. In treatment at Paraclete center and working in Gallup.
See our initial collection of assignment records below. Allegations against him in Flagstaff in 1963 and a civil suit in Fresno where his files were released. May have been dismissed due to 2012 CA Supreme Court ruling. In 2005 Diocese said allegation was credible but that he was deceased (1987). Source: Gallup Independent ; Gallup Independent ; John Doe 75 Complaint ; KION ; Monterey County Herald ; Sacramento Bee ; KION ; Monterey County Herald ; Gallup Independent ; Sacramento Bee ; New Mexican ; Daily Times ; Gallup Independent ; ABQ Journal ; Albuquerque Journal ; Arizona Journal ; Gallup Independent Assignments: Assignment Record Included on New Ulm diocese's list released 3/29/16 of priests credibly accused of child sexual abuse.
A second incident occurred in June, when Apura attempted to remove the same boy's pants. Diocese says this is only complaint it has received re Apura. In 1999, Atwood was charged with public indecency in a park known for homosexual activity. Source: Columbus Dispatch ; Columbus Dispatch ; 10 TV ; Columbus Dispatch ; Fox 28 ; NBC4i ; SNAP Statement ; Newark Advocate ; Fox 28 ; Bishop Accountability ; Boston Globe ; Boston Globe ; Bostoncom ; Columbus Dispatch ; The Patch ; WBUR ; WBUR ; 10TV ; SNAP ; Columbus Dispatch ; Columbus Dispatch Assignments: Assignment Record Police found Aube & boy in car having sex in 1975, Suit filed 4/02 accused him of abusing one youth from 1979-1986 in Rochester, NH. At least 1 claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement involving 62 victims and 28 priests. Source: Union Leader ; Associated Press ; Union Leader ; Union Leader ; Boston Globe (AP) ; Union Leader ; Manchester Report by NH Atty General ; Union Leader ; Union Leader ; Union Leader ; Concord Monitor ; NH AG Audit Records ; Concord Monitor Assignments: Manchester Diocesan File Summary; Assignment Record with Links to Articles and Documents Accused of abuse on unspecified date and location per diocesan records. Admitted to drinking alcohol and smoking pot with young boys. As of 2002, Aurelio was living in Florida and no longer functioned as a priest. Included in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.