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VadenboncoeurPaul1963 ?PSettledDiocesanVadenboncoeur is named as abuser in 12/02 settlement between diocese and 6 victims of 5 priests. Total settlement for all victims was $542.5K. Accused of abuse of 15-17 yr old girl multiple times between 1955-1957. Also accused of one instance of abuse of 12 yr old boy in 1950. Vadenboncoeur died at some time prior to the settlement. In the 1988 directory name is spelled Va'de'bon'Coeur and in 1995 it is Vade Bon Coeur. Manchester, NHSource:
Union Leader 12.20.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Anthony Joseph1952PSuedDiocesanAllegations received Fall 2002. Placed on leave 2/03 after allegations that he abused minor females more than 40 years before at Holy Cross parish (1st assignment). Resided in a "monitored and restricted setting" after Archdiocese permanently removed his privileges 9/05. Vatican agreed but did not laicize him. Name appears on 6/03 list of 23 priests whom Archdiocese has confirmed have credible accusations of sexual abuse of a minor. Two women filed civil suit 5/09 after futile mediation. Died 7/2011.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Sun Times 06.15.03; Chicago Sun Times 09.27.05; Chicago Tribune 09.27.05; Chicago Archdiocesan Report 03.20.06; Chicago Breaking News 05.10.09; Chicago Tribune 05.11.09; Chicago Archdiocesan Report accessed 02.25.12
Assignments: Assignment Record; Vader Personnel File
Paul R.1982PSettledDiocesanReported in 2002 that 11 yr old girl told a nun in 1999 that Valdez had placed his hand on her groin during confession 12/98. Teacher and the principal embarrassed the child in class, played down the incident to CPS and warned students not to tell anyone. Police conducted 6 month investigation but no charges filed. Parents sued the diocese in Dec. 1999 and suit settled out of court. Valdez was still active in 2010.Monterey, CASource:
Monterey County Herald 5.5.02; Monterey County Herald 05.17.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Monterey County Herald 03.29.03
Assignments: Assignment Record
Leroy A.1977PSettledDiocesanWoman reported in 1982 that Valentine abused her 3 sons (ages 10,11 & 12). Police sent her to archdiocese. Lawsuit filed 1995; each youth received $20K settlement in 1998. Valentine sent for treatment & transferred. Name became public 3/02 but archdiocese refused to remove because allegations unsubstantiated. Retired 3/02 after another victim came forward with allegation of abuse in 1978. Review Board found allegations substantiated 5/1/13. Privileges removed. Lawsuit filed 10/15 accusing Valentine of repeated sexual abuse, including rape, of boy attending Immacolata school 1977-81, beginning when boy age 11. Plaintiff said priest told him the abuse was "special training" to become altar boy.St. Louis, MOSource:
St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.02.02; NY Times 03.03.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.03.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.04.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.06.02; NY Times 03.28.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.28.02; Associated Press 04.30.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Riverfront Times 10.21.10; Statement by Archdiocese of St Louis 05.01.13; SNAP Statement 05.08.13; St Louis Post-Dispatch 05.08.13; Riverfront Times 05.10.13; St Louis Post -Dispatch 05.10.13; KMOV Missouri 10.20.15; Riverfront Times 10.20.15; St Louis Post-Dispatch 10.20.15
Vatican Crimes 5.12.13 (add'l article)
James P.1949PSuedDiocesanOrdained OR 1949; moved to ME 1950. At least five allegations of abuse of boys rec'd per docs released by ME AG's office 5/05. Four were said to be in Portland between 1956-1962. Privileges removed and abuse publicly acknowledged in 1993 after one accusation. A woman told pastor of St. Michael's church in 1994 (and later) that she had been abused at age 11. She settled for $200K 12/09 re 1976 abuse. Vallely retired 1988; died 12/12/97. Three more accusers emerged 12/09. Two men filed suits 5/13. On 11/23/15 six men filed civil suits vs the Portland ME diocese alleging abuse by Vallely 1958-1977. All were altar boys, ages ranging 8-15 during alleged abuse. The diocese settled with the six men 8/15/16 for $1.2 million.Portland, MESource:
Orlando Sentinel 03.05.93; Portland Press Herald 02.12.02; Portland Press Herald 02.24.02; Maine AG Memo 08.06.03; Maine AG Document Production 05.27.05; Bangor Daily News 05.28.05; Portland Press Herald (AP) 07.04.05; Portland Press Herald 07.17.05; Portland Press Herald 07.17.05; NSACoalition 01.04.09; WBZ 12.02.09; WMTW 12.02.09; Bangor Daily News 12.03.09; Catholic Culture 12.03.09; Portland Press Herald 05.21.13; SNAP Statement 05.21.13; The Republic (AP) 05.21.13; Portland Press Herald 05.23.13; Bangor Daily News 06.03.13; Portland Press Herald 04.07.15; Bangor Daily News 01.05.16; Daily Mail 01.05.16; Maine Public Broadcasting 01.05.16; Portland Press Herald 01.05.16; WHDH 03.30.16; WLBZ 08.15.16; Morning News USA 08.16.16; Portland Press Herald 08.16.16; Church Militant 08.18.16
Assignments: Assignment Record
ValliereRomeo J.1963PAccusedDiocesanAdmitted abusing two boys. Diocese settled one claim 4/05 for undisclosed amount. Man said that as a child Valliere would give him beer, marijuana, at the rectory. 1976 letter in his file from parent complaining about drunked youths at rectory. Placed on sick leave in 1989 after complaints by 3 women in his parish. On sick leave 4/1/89 - 6/20/90 for therapy, assigned to another parish, and placed on sick leave again from 01/26/96 until he retired in June, 2001. Privileges removed in 2002.Manchester, NHSource:
Documents fron NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Union Leader 02.16.02; Union Leader 02.16.02; Manchester Report by NH Attorney General 03.03.03; Union Leader 03.04.03; Concord Monitor 04.28.05; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
ValverdeWilliam1962PSuedDiocesanNamed in 12/03 civil suit filed by 2 men who alleged that in mid-1970s Valverde exposed them (and others) to "alcohol, drugs, cigarettes and deviant sex." Included on list of priests with credible allegations released by San Diego diocese 3/30/07. Also worked in San Bernardino diocese. Left active priesthood in 1983. Through clerical errors, these 2 plaintiffs were NOT included in 2007 San Diego settlement and their lawsuit still existed until settlement reached 4/08.San Diego, CASource:
Lompoc Record 03.30.07; Union Tribune 03.31.07; Union Tribune 11.12.07; Union Tribune 04.20.08
Diocese of San Diego List 3.30.07
Van AckerMichael R.1981PAccusedDiocesanVan Acker, a medical center chaplain and former chaplain at several high schools, was placed on leave 6/02 when diocese received allegations that he engaged in sexual misconduct with a minor in early 1980s. One article notes a leave of absence in 1992 prior to his assignment to the medical center. Peoria, ILSource:
Chicago Tribune 6.8.02; Copely News Service 6.7.02; Pantagraph 6.8.02; Peoria Journal Star 6.8.02
Copely News Service 6.7.02
Van de VenKenneth A.1971PAccusedDicoesanAccused of sexual harassment of a young male and placed on leave in 6/05. Congregation initially told he left for health reasons. Later statment clarified situation. In 1/07, Diocese would have reinstated him but he declined.Phoenix, AZSource:
Arizona Republic 07.10.05; 07.10.05; Arizona Republic 01.26.07
Van der Linden
Peter J.1955PAccusedDiocesanPublicly named for first time in Archdiocesean press release 10/02. He was removed in 1993 after "serious and substantive allegation of sexual misconduct dating back to the early years of his ministry." He had been on medical leave of absence since 1991 but had begun working part time at Cardinal Mooney High School, Marine City, in 1993 per his assignment record. Permanently removed from ministry 5/05. Died Feb. 2007.Detroit, MISource:
Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report 10.09; Detroit Archdiocese Release 11.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Associated Press 05.27.05; Michigan Catholic 05.27.05; Detroit Free Press 02.11.07
Archdiocese of Detroit Press Release 10.22.02
Van der PuttenBenedict PAccusedSociety of St. Pius XLaicization announced 8/05 due to sexual abuse of minors. Served as retreat master at St. Aloysius Retreat House in Los Gatos from 1995 to 2000. Last known to be living in Hawaii.Marquette, MISource:
Diocesan Communicator 8.8.05; San Francisco Faith 2.04; San Fransicos Faith 11.05; Letter by Fr. Benedict Van der Putten 08.25.01
Van der Schueren
Bernard 1954PAccusedS.J.Originally from Belgium. Died in 2009. Diocese of Marquette announced 11/15/13 that it had received a credible accusation of abuse of a minor by Fr. Ben in 1989 while he filled in at St. Michael Parish in Marquette. Allegation was reported to the Jesuit Order and to county prosecutor's office.Marquette, MISource:
ABC 10 11.15.13; SNAP Statement 11.15.13; Statement by Diocese of Marquette 11.15.13; Upper Michigan Source 11.15.13; The Mining Journal 11.19.13
Van Duren
Charles1952PAccusedDiocesanWorked in MA, PA, St. Joseph Indian School in SD, and MS before coming to Joliet Diocese in 1970. Worked in several parishes, retired in 1995, and died 8/97. Credible accusation was received after his death. Name appeared on Diocese's 6/08 list of accused priests with a credible/ substantiated allegation of sexual abuse of a minor.Joliet, ILSource:
Chicago Tribune 09.01.97; Diocese of Joliet list of credibly accused priests 06.18.08; History of St Mary Immaculate Parish 08.24.08; 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; The Patch 03.14.13; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14
Van Handel
Robert M.1975PConvictedFranciscanFounding director of Santa Barbara Boys' Choir and principal of St. Anthony's Seminary High School. Charged 1994 with abuse of students. Sentenced 8/94 to 8 yrs prison for abuse of 1. Released in 2002. Named in several civil suits. Archdiocesan reportsays abuse of 6 between 1970-1982. 4 claims settled 2006. See add'l info in 2 suits filed fall, 2009. Registered sex offender. Personnel File released 5/12. Per file he was laicized 7/23/97. On sex offender register 1/12.San Francisco, CASource:
Daily Mail (UK) 6.2.12; KVOR 6.2.12; San Antonio Express News 6.1.12; The Patch 6.1.12; Link to additional articles prior to 12.31.11; Fox News 05.22.12; CBS Los Angeles 05.23.12; LA Times 05.23.12; Personnel file posted on 05.23.12; San Antonio Express News 05.23.12; Christian Post 05.24.12; LA Times 01.15.13; Get Religion 01.16.13
Assignments: Assignment Record; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Van Liefde
Christopher1973PSuedDiocesanIn 1992 woman reports inappropriate sexual conduct by Van Liefde in 1973 and 1974. Placed on leave 2002. Another allegation 2003. Sued 2003. 2 accusers per LA Report with incidents from 1971-1975.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 3; The Wander 1.8.04; LA Daily News 06.20.02; LA Times 08.18.02; USA Today 11.11.02
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Van ter ToolenVincent PAccusedCarmeliteAccused of abuse between 1962-1964. Left archdiocese 1970. Accuser came forward in 2002 to allege abuse in approx 1961 (when he was aged 3-5). Deceased. Named in archdiocesan report. Named in 1 civil suit. At least one claim included in 11/06 $10M settlement with Order, LA Archdiocese and 7 people alleging abuse by 5 priests and religious.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 6; Catholic Key 11.10.06
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Van TriesteMartin1945PSuedTrinitarianVan Trieste is accused in 6/02 lawsuit of abusing 2 boys who were members of the Little Martins, a touring singing group of Hispanic boys. As of 2002, Van Trieste, 87, was in a Maryland nursing home with dementia. Three additional men joined in thesuit 9/02.Cleveland, OHSource:
Plain Dealer 06.25.02; Plain Dealer 09.19.02
Assignments: Assignment Record
VanderfordMorris Dale DConvictedDiocesanVanderford, a deacon, was convicted in 1993 of abusing two boys in 1989. He was sentenced to 60 years in prison. He died in prison. Two civil suits were also filed. One settled in 1993 for $750K and another settled in 1995 for $44K.Tulsa, OKSource:
Tulsa World 8.7.02; Daily Oklahoman 04.23.93; Tulsa World 02.18.04
Julian B.1955PSuedDiocesanAccused by Bob Deacon in 2004 of abusing him in the 1960s. Diocesan investigation found insufficient information to determine guilt, though the board found Deacon's testimony credible, per his canon lawyer, Rev. Kenneth Lasch. Deacon appealed to the Vatican. In 2/05 the Paterson diocese settled with Deacon and other victims for $5M. Bishop Serratelli informed Lasch that "the Vatican upheld [Serratelli's] decision to exonerate Varettoni," who continued as pastor of Sacred Heart in Clifton. Retired 2007(?)Paterson, NJSource: 1.9.06; Statement by Diocese of Paterson 2007; Daily Record (NJ) 10.20.04; Herald News 10.20.04; Newsday 02.10.05; Herald News 02.16.05; Record 02.16.05
Lawrence F.1960PAccusedDiocesanDiocese announced 10/08 that Varney, who retired in 2002, had been placed on leave and barred from public ministry after Review Board found allegations that he had engaged in sexual misconduct with a minor "almost 30 years ago" (late 1970s) to be credible. Accuser had just recently come forward. Varney was instructor at Toledo Central Catholic High School at the time of the alleged abuse. Permanently removed from public ministry. Matter referred to Rome.Toledo, OHSource:
My Fox Toledo 10.10.08; Sandusky Register 10.11.08; Toledo Blade 10.11.08; Toledo Blade 10.12.08; WFIN 10.13.08; Diocese of Toledo Status Report 12.31.10
VasJohn BAccusedSalesianWoman came forward in Feb. 2008 to accuse Vas of molesting her for nearly 7 yrs, beginning in 1960s when she was 7. Vas, then a brother in the Salesian order, was the band instructor at Salesian High School where her brother was a student. Vas currentlylives in Florida with his wife. No information on when he left the order. 2/28/08 article says this is second public accusation against Vas.San Jose, CASource:
City of Angels 09.25.07; San Jose Mercury News 02.28.08; Inside Bay Area 03.03.08; California Catholic Daily 03.04.08; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; San Jose Mercury News 04.01.08
VasaturoAnthony J.1955PAccusedDiocesanPer personnel records released 1/04, Vasaturo allegedly admitted to sexual activity with 16-yr-old old girl beginning in 1969. Per Archdiocese website accessed 9/30/10 Vasaturo had senior priest status and resides at Regina Cleri Residence. Per 8/11 Boston AD database, review board found accusations unsubstantiated or he was acquitted by canonical process. Died 6/22/13.Boston, MASource:
Boston Herald 01.15.04; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Legacy Obituary 07.26.13
Assignments: Assignment Record
Enrique PChargedDiocesanCharged in Costa Rica with abuse of a child in 1994. Fled to Connecticut. Worked in both New York and Hartford. Has been a fugitive since 1998. Costa Rican court convicted him in 2005 in absentia and sentenced him to 12 yrs in prison. He was finally arrested 4/07 in Honduras under a warrant from Interpol.Hartford, CTSource:
Hartford Courant 10.14.02; Hartford Courant 10.15.02; Hartford Courant 10.18.02; Dallas Morning News (Major Account) 06.20.04; Dallas Morning News (Major Account) 06.21.04; Journal News 06.24.04; Associated Press 06.29.04; Associated Press 07.13.04; Associated Press 07.15.04; International Traffic in Catholic Priests Who Abuse 04.17.07; International Herald Tribune (AP) 04.19.07; SNAP Statement 03.12.14
VasquezPedro BAccusedFranciscanOne of several religious assigned to Santa Barbara who were named as abusers in civil suit filed 8/08 which alleged that the Franciscans constituted "an ongoing public nuisance as a result of their practice of shuttling pedophile priests among communities without warning members of the public that a sexual predator might be in their midst." Abuse allegedly took place in 2000s.Los Angeles, CASource:
First Amended Complaint in Cunningham v. Franciscans, Cause No. 1265207, Santa Barbara Superior Court, CA 08.06.08; Ernesto C. v. Franciscans, Cause No. 1337577, Santa Barbara Co. Superior Court 10.05.09; Clover v. Franciscans, Cause No. 1338070, Santa Barbara Co. Superior Court 11.03.09
VathAloysius H.1940PAccusedDiocesanConfirmed as abuser of young boys over a period of 18 yrs per secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor. Died prior to 1994.Philadelphia, PASource:
1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; The Patch 03.23.12
William2003PAccusedDiocesanFirst assignment was at Holy Infant Church in Ballwin. Removed from assignment at St. Cecilia Parish 6/11 after allegations that he engaged in "inappropriate electronic exchanges" with two teenagers (at least one was a female. Also accused of being involved with underage drinking and other inappropriate behavior. Indicted 4/13 on federal charges of possession of child porn between 2010 and 2011. Pled guilty 8/30/13 to possession of porn and sexting with minor boy. Sentenced to 3 yrs prison.St. Louis, MOSource:
KSDK 07.01.11; St Louis Review - Statement by Archdiocese 07.01.11; St Louis Today 07.01.11; The Patch 07.01.11; KMOV 07.02.11; KSDK 04.24.13; St Louis Post Dispatch 04.24.13; International Business Times 04.25.13; KELO 04.25.13; Riverfront Times 04.25.13; SNAP Statement 04.25.13; Statement by Archdiocese of St Louis 04.25.13; ConnectMidMissouri 08.30.13; KSDK 08.30.13; KTVI 08.30.13; MO-SNAP Statement 08.30.13; St Louis Post-Dispatch 08.30.13
VaughnFrederick J.1937PAccusedDiocesanDiocese acknowledged in 2016 that it had received allegations of child sex abuse after Vaughn's death. Assigned 1966-70 at St. Peter's in Elizabethtown. St. Mark the Evangelist in Franklin County 1970-86 ; St. James in Dauphin County 1987- 88. Retired 1989. Reportedly Diocese said he died in 1992, but is listed in 1994 Catholic Directory as retired.Harrisburg, PASource:
Lancaster Online; York Daily Record 08.09.16
Roger1977PSuedO.S.C. CrosierDismissed from Order 9/27/01. As part of 2/09 settlement, Order admitted that it had received credible allegations of child sex abuse committed by him. Note that none of the plaintiffs in the 2/09 settlement was an alleged victim of Vaughn. As of 3/10 he was at an Orthodox-Catholic Church of America Parish in New York. Name on list of priests released by Archdiocese 12/5/13 but AD denied any claims of abuse of minor within Archdiocese. Name on St Cloud list of 1/3/14 and Crosier list of 3/8/14.St. Cloud, MNSource:
Star Tribune 05.04.06; Forest Lake Times 02.05.09; Pioneer Press 02.05.09; Shoreview Press 02.06.09; Saint John of Kronstadt 03.29.10; Catholic Spirit 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; Diocese of St Cloud--Bishop Kettler Press Release, 01.03.14; Legal Examiner 01.03.14; St Cloud Times 01.03.14; Star Tribune 01.03.14; WJON 01.03.14; Crosier Province Updated List of Religious Involved in Sexual Abuse of Minors 03.08.14; St Cloud Times 03.08.14; Duluth News Tribune 03.09.14; Legal Examiner 03.09.14; Jeff Anderson & Associates 11.05.14; St Cloud Times 05.29.16; WJON 05.29.16
Assignments: Assignment Record; Assignment Record Released by Crosier Order 03.08.14
Hayden1994PAccusedDiocesanPrivileges removed 3/13 after allegations of sexual misconduct involving a minor more than 15 yrs before when he was pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes in Greenwood SC. In 1/11, with permission of Bishop, he began working for Catholic Near East Welfare Assoc., a papal agency based in NY City. Apparently in Rome when allegations were made public. As of 4/23/13 Accuser waived further criminal investigation, saying church punishment enough. Diocese continues their investigation.Charleston, SCSource:
Catholic Miscellany 08.18.11; Fox Carolina 03.10.13; Greenville Online 03.10.13; GWD Today 03.10.13; Independent Mail 03.10.13; Simpsonville Patch 03.10.13; WMBF 03.10.13; WSPA 03.10.13; WYFF 03.10.13; Myrtle Beach Online 03.11.13; West Ashley Patch 03.11.13; Index-Journal 04.23.13; The Item (AP) 04.23.13; WYFF 04.23.13; Fox Carolina 04.24.13
Clarence J.1965PnoneDiocesanPer admission by ABp Nienstedt of St. Paul-Minneapolis on 11/11/13, Vavra admitted in 1995 that he sexually abused young boys and a teen in 1975 while assigned to Rosebud Indian Reservation in SD. Also admitted sex with adult men. Received in-patient and out-patient treatment 1996-1997 but was allowed to return to ministry 1998-2003 before he was finally removed but not laicized. He received extra stipend every month until 2012. No publicity at all until 11/13. Lives in New Prague, MN.Rapid City, SDSource:
Minnesota Public Radio 11.11.13; Minnesota Public Radio (with documents) 11.11.13; Open Letter from Archbishop Nienstedt 11.11.13; Pioneer Press 11.11.13; SD SNAP Statement 11.11.13; SNAP Statement 11.11.13; Star Tribune 11.11.13; ValleyNewsLive 11.11.13; Faribault County Register 11.12.13; KARE 11.12.13; Minnesota Public Radio 11.12.13; SNAP Statement 11.12.13; MinnPost 11.15.13; SNAP Statement 11.18.13; Star Tribune 12.02.13; My Fox 9 12.04.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Hastings Star Gazette 12.05.13; Shakopee Valley News 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Le Center Leader 12.06.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Waseca County News 12.06.13; Post Review 12.11.13; Union-Bulletin 01.25.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14; Jeff Anderson & Associates 11.05.14
Assignments: Assignment Record
Jose2008PSentencedDiocesanArrested 9/9/15 at home of 12-year-old boy whose father called police after walking in on Vazquez engaged in sex act with boy. Charged with two counts sexual battery against a minor. Admitted behavior and to abuse of other children. Mexico native. Attended St. Meinrad Seminary, Indiana. Pastor since 1/15/14 of St. Francis Xavier in Wiggins and St. Lucy Mission in Lucedale. Associate pastor 2009-2011 Immaculate Conception in Laurel and Sacred Heart in Hattiesburg 2011-2014. Pled guilty. Sentenced 5/16 to 10 yrs. prison and ordered deported upon his release.Biloxi, MSSource:
Clarion-Ledger 09.10.15; Gulf Pine Catholic 09.10.15; Sun Herald 09.10.15; WDAM 09.10.15; Sun Herald 05.16.16; WDAM 05.16.16; Washington Times 05.17.16
Sun Herald 09.10.15
Vincent J.1971PSettledDiocesanVeich was placed on leave 4/02 because of claims he abused children. He admitted sexual misconduct with a 17 year old girl in late 1970s. The woman came forward 3/02 and this instigated Veich's dismissal. Claim(s) against Veich settled by Diocese as part of massive $21M settlement in 10/03 involving 40 plaintiffs and 16 priests.Bridgeport, CTSource:
Greenwich Times 6.8.03; Hartford Courant 04.22.02; Connecticut Post 11.13.02; Connecticut Post 10.16.03; Associated Press 10.17.03; Connecticut Post 12.01.09
Assignment Records Compiled by Law Firm
Velan (Christudas)Marukudiyil (Chris) PSuedOSB--BenedictineAlso known as Rev. V.J.Christudas.Native of India. Has served as visiting priest at Church of the Visitation in Brick since 2001. Arrested 7/14/12 and charged with criminal sexual contact (improper touching) of both an adult woman and her minor child and with endangering the welfareof the child. The woman complained to police on 7/13/12 after the priest paid a visit to her home. Detectives found probable cause to file charges. Privileges have been removed by Diocese. Woman filed civil suit 7/3/14 on behalf of herself and her two children. Criminal charges set for trial 9/14.Trenton, NJSource:
NBC New York 07.16.12; The Patch 07.16.12; CBS Philly 07.17.12; Daily Record 07.17.12; New Jersey 101 07.17.12; The Patch 07.18.12; Asbury Park Press 07.19.12; The Patch 07.19.12; Asbury Park Press 07.04.14
VelezJohn1988PSuedMaristLeft El Paso TX diocese in 1990 under a cloud. In 1991 Monterey Diocese learned of the abuse of 1 youth by Velez and another priest & met with the victim and his family. Diocese expelled Velez and notified his order of the reasons. The society recalled Velez to Mexico and sent an escort to ensure his return. Diocese says civil authorities were notified in 1991. Sued 2003 by this plaintiff. Accused of abuse in Monterey and Tucson. Monterey case settled 5/09 for $1.2M just before trial.Monterey, CASource:
Arizona Daily Star 6.3.09; Yuma Sun 6.1.09; Monterey County Herald 06.06.03; Monterey County Herald 01.28.04; Bishop Ryan's February Pastoral Letter 02.04.04; 04.17.07; OC Weekly 12.07.07; Monterey Herald 05.17.09; KSBW 05.26.09; KSBW 05.29.09; Salinas Californian 05.29.09; Monterey Herald 05.30.09; Monterey Herald 07.19.09; Monterey Herald 07.19.09
Assignments: Assignment Record
Antonio Jorge  ?PAccusedCapuchinTertiary Capuchin. Colombian. Worked in Colombia and U.S. Suspended from ministry in Diocese of Alexandria VA 2/16 pending investigation of allegations of sexual misconduct with a female minor during 8-yr period he was assigned to Baltimore archdiocese. Left Baltimore 2010. Admiited the allegations.Baltimore, MDSource:
KALB 02.11.16; SNAP 02.11.16; Town Talk 02.11.16; Archdiocese of Baltimore 02.12.16; The Catholic Review 02.12.16; CBS Baltimore 02.25.16; ABC 2 02.26.16
Jacob  ?PAccusedPriest of the Archeparchy of Kottayam, India, of the Syro-Malabar Church. Per USCCB Advisory, Vellian was working in Kalamazoo on temporary basis in 1973-1974. Diocese said in Fall 2010 it had recently received an allegation of sexual abuse of a female minor by Vellian. Review Board concluded the charges had merit. Vellian had been in active ministry in various dioceses in the US in the recent past. In 9/11 he was said to be living in Kerala India's Kottayam district, in a Kaduthuruthi seminary.Kalamazoo, MISource:
Catholic Diocese of Youngstown Communique 01.01.11; Times of India 09.11.11
VenetoJoseph P.1946PAccusedDiocesanSupervised accused abuser Denis Conte while at St. Anthony's in Revere, MA. Included 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. Retired in 1988. Died 1/98 before completion of investigation. See Boston AD database released 8/11.Boston, MASource:
Patriot Ledger 01.27.98; Boston Herald 12.10.02; BishopAccountability 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; Salem News 08.26.11; Wicked Local Somerville 08.30.11
Assignments: Assignment Record
Armand1957PAcquittedDiocesanVentre served at our Lady of Good Help Parish from 1980-1985. He was indicted 8/85 for sexually molesting 2 altar boys and 1 mentally handicapped youth between 1981-1984. In 1986 the Judge dismissed charges re the 2 altar boys and next day the Judge found him not guilty of abuse of the 3rd boy in non-jury trial. He was returned to active assignment as chaplain at VA Hospital and then another hospital. He retired in Jan. 1999 and died in Dec. 1999.Providence, RISource:
United Press International 7.6.85; United Press International 07.31.85; Galveston Daily News 08.21.85; United Press International 01.16.86; United Press International 01.25.86; Associated Press 02.12.86; United Press International 08.13.86; United Press International 08.15.86; Providence Journal Bulletin 12.29.99
VerhartJohn BSuedSalesian1 person accused him of abuse from 1957-1958 per archdiocesan report. Named in at least 1 civil suit.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 7; 01.28.08; City of Angels 03.19.08
LA Times Database 4.20.06
VeriAlberta NSuedSisters of Saint JosephAccused in a 1997 lawsuit of sexually abusing a high school senior in 1972. Veri denies the charge. Complainant states that when she first came forward in 1994, the order and diocese asked her to keep silent. They deny this. Suit was dismissed on SOL grounds. Order offered to settle in exchange for a confidentiality agreement; complainant refused. Order paid for therapy. Veri was called Sister Bernadine; she took a leave of absence in 1980 and left the order some time thereafter.Pittsburgh, PASource:
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 10.18.97; WTAE 04.26.02
VerngrenFrancis BSuedBrothers of Christian SchoolsMan filed suit 5/03 which alleged that he was abused by Verngren from 1966 - 1970 when Verngren was principal and head dorm resident at a Catholic school in Berkeley. Man told another staff member in 1969 and Verngren was temporarily removed. He was later returned to his position. Died in Dec. 2003. Civil suit had settled 9/03.Oakland, CASource:
Napa Valley Register 05.13.03; Napa Valley Register 12.04.03; Napa Valley Register 01.06.04; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; San Jose Mercury News 04.01.08
VesnaughGerald John1968PConvictedDiocesanForced from priesthood 1975 after molesting children. 1979 conviction with suspended sentence & 2 yrs probation. Law license suspended in 1980 and revoked in 1982. Charged again in 1981 with 3 counts of sexual assault and wound up serving 2 1/2 yearsof a five-to-15-year sentence .Released from prison. Moved to OK in 1996; offended & arrested. Fled to Canada. Abused 2 boys and arrested. Sentenced to 3 yrs prison 1996.Detroit, MISource:
Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report 10.09; Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report 11.02; Michigan Bar Association 4.7.82; Michigan Bar Association 02.21.80; Windsor Star 10.30.96; USA Today 11.11.02
VesselsHenry G.1950PSuedDiocesanLawsuit filed 10/02 named Vessels as an abuser. Suit said Vessels abused a 12 yr old boy in 1969-1970 in Mount Washington. Vessels would take him to pornographic movies and on one occasion forcibly sexually molested him. Vessels spent several years asteacher and administrator at church schools. Died 1980 at age 55. No other known complaints per diocese.Louisville, KYSource:
Courier-Journal 10.24.02
Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
VetterHenry Xavier1938PSuedPassionistAccused in 1993 of abuse in early 1960s. Several other accusations later received of abuse in 1960s and early 1970s. Deceased. May have worked in Mexico after leaving archdiocese. Archdiocesan report says 7 accusers with incidents from 1953-1973. Named in at least 1 suit in 2003.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 6; LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; 04.17.07; CityofAngels 07.05.07
LA Times Database 4.20.06
VevikPaul1977PAccusedDiocesanPer 5/07 article, Vevik, still an active priest with Spokane Diocese, was named in bankruptcy claims as having "assaulted a person in a restroom of Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral in 1978." Vevik has denied the claims and is fighting the accusations. Heremains at Mary Queen Parish in Spokane per diocesan website accessed 2/21/09 .Spokane, WASource:
Spokesman Review 5.4.07; Spokesman Review 5.5.07
Inland Register 4.11.02
James A.1954PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave 7/02 for misconduct with minors. A former altar boy filed suit on July 30, 2002. Another adult male also came forward to allege abuse as an altar boy. One of the men said he was abused in mid 1950s; the other alleged abuse in 1970s.As of 9/11/02, Child Protect. Services found no evidence to support abuse allegations but Diocese continued its investigation. Retired 2005, still without privileges..Cleveland, OHSource:
Akron Beacon Journal 7.5.02; Plain Dealer 7.5.02; Plain Dealer 8.1.02; Plain Dealer 9.3.02; Plain Dealer 09.11.02
Assignments: Assignment Record
VidnanskyMary Jane NSuedFranciscan Sisters of St. JosephAccused in 2004 suit of sexually abusing a boy 1974-76, starting when the boy was age 14 and attended Mater Dolorosa School in Holyoke. Abuse is alleged to have included intercourse. Plaintiff said Vidnansky told him she was pregnant by him and that she had had an abortion. Vidnansky left the order in mid 1970s.Springfield, MASource:
IObserve 1.7.05; Associated Press 12.30.04; Springfield Republican 12.30.04
VieagesHarold F.1964

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