Archdiocese's list of clergy accused of child sexual abuse

The following is a list of priests and brothers who have served in the Archdiocese Of Baltimore and have been accused of child sexual abuse, according to church officials.

The list includes some men who have admitted abusing children, as well as some who have denied any improper conduct. A number of the allegations cannot be corroborated, according to the archdiocese. In a few instances, the archdiocese said, it excluded allegations from the list when an investigation concluded that the facts did not indicate that sexual abuse occurred.

This list also does not include 26 priests and brothers about whom the archdiocese received reports of sexual abuse after their death. Those reports involve two cases of alleged abuse in the 1930s, a number of incidents in the 1940s through 1960s, and one case each from the 1970s and early 1980s. While the archdiocese said it had no reason to disbelieve the victims, officials said they decided not to disclose the names of the accused because the archdiocese cannot question them.

- Archdiocese Of Baltimore

Accused priests of Archdiocese Of Baltimore

Thomas Bauernfeind

In 1987, an individual alleged sexual abuse by Thomas Bauernfeind in the mid-1970s. Bauernfeind retired in the late 1990s, and in April 2002 his faculties to perform ministry were removed. Bauernfeind served at St. Francis of Assisi (Harford Road) from 1964 to 1968, at Holy Cross in 1968, at the Catholic Center from 1968 to 1978 (while residing at St. Anthony of Padua), at St. Mark (Catonsville) from 1978 to 1979, at St. Lawrence (Woodlawn) from 1979 to 1988, at Our Lady Queen of Peace from 1988 to 1991, at St. Anthony of Padua from 1992 to 1996, at Most Precious Blood from 1995 to 1996 and at St. Alphonsus from 1996 until his retirement in 1998.

Maurice Blackwell

In 1993, an individual alleged sexual abuse by Maurice Blackwell in the early 1990s. This allegation was denied by Blackwell. In 1998, an individual alleged sexual abuse by Blackwell beginning in the late 1960s, and Blackwell admitted the allegation. The archdiocese removed Blackwell's faculties to function as a priest in 1998. In 2002, additional individuals alleged sexual abuse in the 1960s to 1970s. Earlier this year, Blackwell was shot by a man who said he'd been sexually assaulted as a teen-ager by the priest. Blackwell served at St. Bernardine from 1974 to 1979 and at St. Edward from 1979 to 1998.

John Carney

In 1991, an individual alleged sexual abuse by John Carney in the early 1970s. Carney denied the allegation in 1991, but upon being confronted again in 1995 he acknowledged that he had engaged in inappropriate conduct. The archdiocese removed his faculties to perform any ministry at that time. Carney served at Our Lady of Victory from 1963 to 1968 and from 1970 to 1972, at St. Peter (Westernport) from 1968 to 1969 and at St. Philip Neri (Linthicum) from 1969 to 1970. From 1972 to 1982 he served as chaplain at Caton Nursing Home and chaplain at Mount Wilson State Hospital. He resided at St. Clement (Lansdowne) in 1972, at St. Agnes from 1973 to 1977 and at St. Peter (Baltimore) from 1977 to 1981. Carney served as a chaplain at Misericordia Hospital in Philadelphia from 1982 to 1995 while residing at Holy Cross and St. Augustine (Elkridge).

Brian Cox

In 1995, the archdiocese was informed by a third party that Brian Cox had engaged in sexual abuse in 1981. Cox admitted to sexual misconduct with minors from 1979 to 1985. The archdiocese removed his faculties to perform any ministry and placed him on administrative leave. Against the recommendation of the archdiocese, in 1996 Cox returned to Resurrection Farm, a facility not affiliated with the archdiocese. In 1995 and 1996, the archdiocese made numerous public statements about Cox's misconduct, sought information on other possible victims and informed the community that the archdiocese did not approve of Cox's return to Resurrection Farm or the use of Resurrection Farm for any youth activities. In March 2002, another individual alleged sexual abuse by Cox from about 1978 to 1980. Cox was charged with child sexual offenses in May 2002. Cox has had no faculties within the archdiocese since 1995. Cox became a priest of the Archdiocese Of Baltimore in 1981. Previously, he had served as a priest of the Josephite religious society at St. Pius V from 1968 to 1973, at Resurrection House from 1970 to 1977, as chaplain at Archbishop Keough High School from 1975 to 1978 and as summer chaplain at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1978. He served at St. John (Westminster) from 1978 to 1989 and assisted at St. John (Westminster) and St. Peter (Libertytown) from 1989 to 1995 while working without assignment from the archdiocese at Resurrection Farm.

James Dowdy

In 1993, an individual alleged sexual abuse by James Dowdy in the late 1970s to early 1980s. Dowdy admitted to sexual abuse involving two minors. The archdiocese removed Dowdy from his position as associate pastor and removed his faculties to perform any ministry. Dowdy served at St. John (Hydes) in 1969, outside of the archdiocese at St. Thomas Seminary (California) from 1969 to 1971, at Annunciation from 1971 to 1972, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Woodlawn) from 1972 to 1975, at St. Mark (Catonsville) from 1975 to 1980, at St. Jerome from 1980 to 1989, on education leave from 1989 to 1990, at St. Matthew in 1990, at St. Elizabeth of Hungary from 1991 to 1992 and at St. Joseph (Cockeysville) from 1992 to 1993.

Frederick Duke

In 1988, an individual alleged sexual abuse by Frederick Duke. At that time, Duke was retired, blind, in very poor health and not able to engage in any kind of ministry. Duke admitted to sexually abusing numerous minors between 1949 and 1961. Duke died in 1992. He served at Shrine of Little Flower from 1942 to 1961, at St. Mary (Lonaconing) from 1961 to 1967, at St. John (Frederick) from 1967 to 1971, at St. Mark (Catonsville) from 1971 to 1978, at St. Bernard from 1978 to 1979 and at Our Lady of Sorrows from 1979 until his retirement in 1987.

Kenneth Farabaugh

In 1993, the archdiocese was informed by a third party that an individual alleged sexual abuse by Kenneth Farabaugh in the mid-1980s. The individual declined to cooperate with the archdiocese and, to avoid further communication, hastily denied the allegation without providing further information at that time. Farabaugh also denied the allegation. In 2000, the same alleged victim met with the archdiocese and related detailed allegations of sexual abuse by Farabaugh. The additional information was reported by the archdiocese to civil authorities, who were investigating Farabaugh at the time of his death. Farabaugh died Dec. 12, 2000. He served at Immaculate Heart of Mary from 1963 to 1964, at St. Bernardine from 1964 to 1967, at St. Peter (Westernport) in 1967, at St. Paul Latin High School from 1967 to 1969, at Cardinal Gibbons High School from 1969 to 1980, at John Carroll High School from 1980 to 1992 and at St. Ignatius (Hickory) from 1992 to 2000.

Joseph Gallagher

In 1986, the archdiocese was informed by someone other than the victim that an individual alleged sexual abuse by Joseph Gallagher in about 1980. At that time, the victim was an adult. Gallagher had retired in 1985. In 1993, the victim met with the archdiocese and related allegations of sexual abuse. At that time, Gallagher admitted inappropriate conduct and his faculties to perform ministry were removed. Gallagher served at the Basilica of the Assumption from 1955 to 1962, at Villa Maria (chaplain) from 1962 to 1963, as a faculty member at St. Paul's Latin High School from 1962 to 1963, at Mission Helpers (chaplain) from 1964 to 1966, at St. Mary's Seminary (faculty) from 1967 to 1976, and as a weekend assistant at Resurrection (Ellicott City), St. Lawrence, Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Our Lady of Mount Carmel and at the CYO House from 1976 until his retirement in 1985.

Marion Helowicz

In 1988, an individual alleged sexual abuse by Marion Helowicz in the early 1980s. Later that year, Helowicz pleaded guilty to a sexual offense involving that individual. Helowicz's faculties to perform ministry were removed in 1988. Between 1990 and 1993 two other individuals alleged that Helowicz had sexually abused them in the early 1980s. Helowicz served at St. Michael (Frostburg) from 1974 to 1980, at St. John the Evangelist (Severna Park) from 1980 to 1981, at St. Stephen (Bradshaw) from 1981 to 1984 and at St. Mary (Cumberland) from 1984 to 1988.

Robert Hopkins

In 1995, two individuals alleged sexual abuse by Robert Hopkins in the 1970s. When confronted about these allegations, Hopkins admitted to sexual misconduct with a number of minors from the late 1950s to early 1980s. Hopkins had retired just prior to the receipt of these allegations and his faculties to perform any ministry were removed. Hopkins served at St. Mary (Cumberland) from 1948 to 1962, at Our Lady of Hope from 1962 to 1968, at St. Jerome from 1968 to 1971, at St. Mary (Lonaconing) from 1971 to 1982 and at St. Patrick (Cumberland) from 1982 to 1995.

Joseph Kruse

In late 1987, Joseph Kruse admitted to sexual abuse from the mid- to late 1980s. In 1987 he was removed from his parish, received treatment and was assigned to hospital ministry. He left ministry permanently in 1989. Kruse served at St. John (Westminster) from 1982 to 1984, at Cathedral of Mary Our Queen from 1984 to 1987 and as Franklin Square Hospital chaplain from 1988 to 1989 while residing at Our Lady Queen of Peace.

Ross LaPorta

In 1999, an individual alleged sexual abuse by Ross LaPorta in the 1960s. In 1999, LaPorta was retired and living out of state. LaPorta denied the allegations. His faculties to perform ministry were removed. LaPorta served at St. Matthew from 1951 to 1963, at St. Charles Borromeo from 1963 to 1971, at St. Bernard (Baltimore) from 1971 to 1978, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Woodlawn) from 1978 to 1991 and at St. Mark (Catonsville) from 1991 until his retirement in 1998.

Francis LeFevre

In 1987, an individual alleged sexual abuse by Francis LeFevre. LeFevre admitted to sexual misconduct with numerous minors in the 1970s and 1980s, and the archdiocese removed him from his parish. After completing residential treatment, LeFevre was prohibited from engaging in any youth ministry and assigned to an administrative job in the Catholic Center. In 1989, LeFevre continued in his administrative job but his faculties to perform public ministry were removed. In 1995, LeFevre was removed from his administrative job because of allegations relating to the mid-1970s. LeFevre served at St. Anthony (Baltimore) from 1971 to 1977, as assistant director of the Vocations Office from 1976 to 1979, at St. John (Hydes) from 1979 to 1980, at St. Ursula from 1980 to 1987, and at the Catholic Center in data management (while residing at Our Lady Queen of Peace and Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Woodlawn) from 1987 until being placed on leave of absence in 1995.

George Loskarn

In 2002, an individual alleged sexual abuse by George Loskarn in the late 1960s. Loskarn admitted the allegation, and the archdiocese removed him from his parish and removed his faculties to perform ministry. Loskarn served at St. Bernard Parish from 1965 to 1972, at St. Michael (Overlea) from 1972 to 1975, at St. Thomas More from 1975 to 1985 and at St. Dominic from 1985 until his removal in 2002.

Ronald Mardaga

In 1986, Ronald Mardaga admitted to sexually abusing a minor in the late 1970s. Mardaga's faculties were removed in 1986. Mardaga served as a seminarian at Our Lady of Good Counsel, was ordained in 1980, and served at Resurrection (Ellicott City) in 1980 and from 1981 to 1984, at St. Pius X from 1980 to 1981 and at St. Stephen from 1984 to 1986.

A. Joseph Maskell

In 1992, an individual alleged sexual abuse by A. Joseph Maskell between 1968 and 1972. Maskell denied the allegation but agreed to undergo residential evaluation. The initial allegation could not be corroborated, and Maskell returned to active ministry in 1993 to 1994. After additional allegations of abuse surfaced in 1994, the archdiocese placed Maskell on a leave of absence and removed his faculties. He died in 2001. Maskell served at Sacred Heart of Mary (Baltimore) from 1965 to 1966, at St. Clement (Lansdowne) from 1966 to 1968 and at Our Lady of Victory from 1968 to 1970. He lived and assisted at St. Clement (Lansdowne) while serving at Archbishop Keough High School from 1970 to 1975 and at the Division of Schools from 1975 to 1980. He served at Annunciation from 1980 to 1982, at Holy Cross from 1982 to 1992 and at St. Augustine (Elkridge) from 1993 until being placed on administrative leave in 1994.

Ronald Michaud

In 1989, an individual alleged sexual abuse by Ronald Michaud in the mid-1970s. Upon receiving this claim, the archdiocese notified the Diocese of Portland (Maine), where Michaud was then a priest, which resulted in his being removed from ministry. Michaud served at St. Ann (Hagerstown) from 1973 to 1976 and at St. Rose of Lima from 1977 to 1978. In 1979, Michaud requested and was received as a priest of the Diocese of Portland (his home) and served there from 1979 to 1989.

John Mike

Beginning in 1987, several individuals alleged physical and sexual abuse by John Mike in the mid-1970s to 1987. In 1987, the archdiocese removed Mike's faculties to perform ministry. Shortly thereafter, criminal charges were brought against Mike, who pleaded guilty to child abuse. Mike served at Most Precious Blood from 1974 to 1975, at Ascension (Halethorpe) from 1975 to 1981 and at St. Louis (Clarksville) from 1981 to 1987.

Charles Rouse

In 1995, Charles Rouse disclosed that he had engaged in sexual misconduct with minors in the 1970s. Rouse resigned from his pastoral position and has had no faculties to perform any ministry since that time. Rouse served at St. Elizabeth of Hungary from 1976 to 1981, at St. Mark (Catonsville) from 1981 to 1983, at St. Isaac Jogues from 1983 to 1990, at St. Anthony of Padua from 1990 to 1992 and at St. Rose of Lima from 1992 to 1994.

William Simms

Beginning in 1985, numerous individuals alleged sexual abuse by William Simms from the 1960s to the early 1980s. Simms admitted to sexual misconduct with numerous minors. In 1985, Simms was removed from his assignment. After completing more than two years of residential treatment (including a few months of supervised ministry at Sacred Heart Hospital in Cumberland while residing at St. Patrick, Cumberland, in 1986), Simms was assigned to an administrative job at the Tribunal in the Catholic Center from 1987 to May 2002. Simms served at the Basilica of the Assumption from 1962 to 1966, at St. Joseph (Cockeysville) from 1966 to 1971, at St. Ursula from 1971 to 1978, at St. Joseph (Buckeystown) from 1978 to 1981 and at St. Andrew by the Bay from 1981 to 1985. He resided at the South Baltimore Clergy Residence on Warren Avenue from 1987 to 1992 and at St. Thomas Aquinas from 1992 to June 2002.

David Smith

In 2002, an individual alleged sexual abuse by David Smith in the early 1970s. Smith had requested a leave of absence in 2000 for unrelated reasons, and he has had no faculties to perform ministry since that time. Smith has denied the allegation. Smith served at St. Mark (Catonsville) from 1973 to 1980, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Essex) from 1980 to 1992 and at Our Lady of Good Counsel from 1992 to 2000.

Thomas Smith

In 1988, an individual alleged sexual abuse by Thomas Smith in the early 1960s. Smith admitted to sexual misconduct with numerous minors in the 1960s. After a psychiatric evaluation, Smith was permitted to continue in ministry but prohibited from working with children. In 1993, an individual alleged sexual abuse by Smith in the early 1980s. When confronted with the new allegation and his removal from the pastorate at St. Stephen Parish, Smith denied the allegation and then committed suicide. Since 1993, numerous individuals have reported sexual abuse by Smith in the 1960s to early 1980s. Smith served at St. Jane Frances (Riviera Beach) from 1950 to 1952, at St. Michael (Overlea) from 1952 to 1970, at Most Precious Blood from 1970 to 1973 and at St. Stephen (Bradshaw) from 1973 to 1993.

Michael Spillane

In 1991, an individual alleged sexual abuse by Michael Spillane. Spillane admitted to sexual misconduct with a number of minors from the mid-1970s to early 1980s, and his faculties to perform public ministry were removed. In 2002, an individual alleged sexual abuse by Spillane occurring in the late 1960s. Spillane served at St. Thomas More from 1969 to 1973, at St. Paul (Ellicott City) from 1973 to 1975, at Our Lady of Fields in 1975 and at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton from 1975 to 1986. He worked at the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commission in Washington from 1986 until his resignation in 2002.

Edmund Stroup

In 1992, an individual alleged sexual abuse by Edmund Stroup in about 1960. His faculties to perform any ministry were removed after this allegation. Stroup had retired in 1990. Reports of sexual abuse were raised regarding Stroup in 1975 and again in 1981. In 1981, Stroup was sent for residential treatment and returned to hospital ministry until his retirement. Stroup died in 2001. In 2002, the archdiocese has received a number of reports of sexual abuse by Stroup. Stroup served at St. Charles Borromeo from 1949 to 1955, at St. John (Westminster) from 1955 to 1961, at St. Vincent de Paul from 1961 to 1973, at St. Rita from 1973 to 1975, at Holy Rosary in 1976, at St. Clement Mary Hofbauer from 1976 to 1977, at Our Lady of Sorrows and Holy Family Mission (Davidsonville) from 1977 to 1979, at Holy Family Mission (Davidsonville) from 1980 to 1981 and was in residence at St. Ursula and Immaculate Conception (Towson) while serving at Greater Baltimore Medical Center as chaplain from 1982 to 1990.

Jerome Toohey

In 1993, an individual alleged sexual abuse by Jerome Toohey in the mid- to late 1980s. Toohey denies the allegation. This matter was widely covered in the news media. Toohey served at St. Francis of Assisi from 1977 to 1984, and as chaplain at Calvert Hall High School from 1982 to 1993 and chaplain to the deaf community from 1984 to 1993. During the 1980s to early 1990s, Toohey also served on the board of directors for John Carroll High School and assisted at St. John (Hydes). He has been on leave, without faculties to perform ministry, since 1993.

Gerald Tragesser

In 1958, Gerald Tragesser was accused of sexual abuse in the mid- to late 1950s. In 1958, Tragesser was sent for treatment in New Mexico and never returned for assignment in Maryland. Tragesser served at Immaculate Heart of Mary from 1956 to 1957 and at St. Clare in 1958.


Possession of child pornography

Thomas Rydzewski

In December 2001, federal investigators arrested Rydzewski on charges of child pornography. Rydzewski's faculties to perform ministry were removed, and he entered a residential treatment program. In July 2002, he pleaded guilty in federal court to possession of child pornography. Rydzewski served at St. Agnes from 1998 to 1999 and at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen from 2000 to 2001. Parents and parishioners at these parishes were informed of the charges and encouraged to contact the archdiocese if they were aware of any abuse. The archdiocese cooperated with investigators. The archdiocese is not aware of any accusation of sexual contact between Rydzewski and any minor.


Accused religious priests and brothers

James Avant

Capuchin

In 1993, a woman alleged that her child had been sexually abused by James Avant in the early 1970s. These allegations were reported to the Capuchins. Avant had left the Capuchins in 1990. Avant served at Morgan State University starting in 1972, at St. Martin (Baltimore) from 1972 to 1978 and at the Charles Lwanga Center from 1979 to 1984.

Frederick Brinkmann

Redemptorist

In 1996, an individual alleged sexual abuse by Frederick Brinkmann during the late 1970s. The archdiocese informed the Redemptorists of this allegation. Brinkmann served at St. Michael (Baltimore) from 1977 to 1978.

Gerald Bugge

Redemptorist

In 1985, Gerald Bugge admitted to engaging in inappropriate sexual activities with a minor in 1985. These allegations were reported to the Redemptorists, and Bugge's faculties were removed. Bugge served at St. Mary (Annapolis) from 1974 to 1980 and in 1985.

Douglas Carroll

Pallotine

In 1990, the Pallotines informed the archdiocese that Douglas Carroll admitted soliciting an underage individual in another state. Carroll was removed from ministry in 1990 and was laicized in 1998. Carroll served at St. Leo from 1985 to 1988.

Richard Deakin

Capuchin

In 1990, an individual reported to the archdiocese that Richard Deakin had sexually abused her child during the 1980s. The archdiocese informed the Capuchins of the allegation. Deakin had left the priesthood and Capuchins in 1988, and pleaded guilty to sex offenses relating to this allegation in 1990. He served at St. Martin (Baltimore) from 1983 to 1987.

Donald Dimitroff

Christian Brother

In 1997, the archdiocese learned from the Christian Brothers that an individual alleged sexual abuse by Donald Dimitroff in the early 1980s. Dimitroff served at Bishop Walsh High School from 1981 to 1983 and assisted with computer classes at St. Frances Academy in Baltimore in the early 1990s. He lived at the Christian Brothers residence at Calvert Hall High School from 1991 to 2002.

John Duggan

Jesuit

In 2002, a man alleged to the archdiocese that his child had been sexually abused by John Duggan in the late 1960s to early 1970s. Duggan served at Loyola Blakefield High School from 1968 to 1970.

Joseph Gerg

Benedictine

In 1997, an individual alleged sexual abuse by Joseph Gerg in the late 1960s to early 1970s. The archdiocese reported this allegation to the Benedictines. Gerg served at St. Benedict (Baltimore) from 1967 to 1969.

Paul Knapp

Redemptorist

In 1993, the archdiocese learned from the Redemptorists that an individual alleged sexual abuse by Paul Knapp about 20 years earlier. Knapp served as associate pastor at St. Mary (Annapolis) from 1973 to 1981. He left the priesthood in 1995.

Anthony Lorento

Pallotine

In 1994, an individual alleged to the archdiocese sexual abuse by Anthony Lorento in the early 1980s. The archdiocese informed the Pallotines of the allegation. Lorento resided at the Pallotine Mission Office on Paca Street from 1978 to 1980 and served at St. Leo from 1980 to 1982.

Arthur Maurer

Josephite

In 1997, the archdiocese learned that Arthur Maurer had pleaded guilty in 1993 to a child sex offense that occurred out of state in 1992. Maurer died in 1993. He served at St. Francis Xavier from 1960 to 1961. He lived in Baltimore from 1966 to 1970, including service as a chaplain at St. Joseph Hospital. He was retired and living in Baltimore from 1992 to 1993.

Timothy Murphy

Trinitarian

In 1999, an individual alleged sexual abuse by Timothy Murphy in the late 1960s to early 1970s. The archdiocese notified the Trinitarians of this allegation, and Murphy's faculties to perform ministry were removed. Murphy served at DeMatha Catholic High School (Hyattsville) from 1967 to 1969, at St. Charles Borromeo (Pikesville) from 1969 to 1972, at Holy Trinity Monastery from 1991 to 1999 and as part-time chaplain at St. Joseph Hospital (Towson) from 1997 to 1999.

Robert Newman

Sons of Charity

In 1987, the archdiocese learned that Robert Newman had admitted sexually abusing several minors between the 1970s and the mid-1980s. The archdiocese informed the Sons of Charity of the incidents. Newman's faculties were removed. Newman served at St. Jerome (Baltimore) from 1982 to 1985 and at Most Precious Blood from 1985 to 1987.

Henry O'Toole

Redemptorist

In 1992, an individual alleged sexual abuse by Henry O'Toole during the early 1970s. The archdiocese notified the Redemptorists of this allegation. O'Toole served at Our Lady of Fatima from 1962 to 1980 and at St. Wenceslaus (Baltimore) from 1980 to 1983.

Dennis Pecore

Salvatorian

In 2002, an individual alleged sexual abuse in the mid-1970s by Dennis Pecore. The archdiocese notified the Salvatorians of the allegation. Pecore served at Holy Trinity (Glen Burnie) from 1975 to 1976. The archdiocese has learned that after he left Maryland, Pecore became a priest and was later twice convicted of child sex offenses in Wisconsin. He was defrocked in 1995.

Thomas Rochacewicz

Redemptorist

In 1987, an individual alleged sexual abuse by Thomas Rochacewicz in the early 1980s. The archdiocese notified the Redemptorists of the allegation. Later, the archdiocese received additional allegations against Rochacewicz that reportedly occurred in the mid-1970s to mid-1980s. Rochacewicz served at St. Michael (Wolfe Street) from 1975 to 1986.

Francis Sweeney

Paulist

In 1993, Francis Sweeney disclosed that he had sexually abused two individuals during the late 1970s and early 1980s. The archdiocese contacted the Paulists regarding this admission, and Sweeney was removed from active ministry. Sweeney served in campus ministry at the University of Maryland at Baltimore County from 1972 to 1976 and again beginning in 1983; he served at the Catholic Community at Relay from 1982 to 1992, and as chaplain at the Charlestown Retirement Community and at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel (Baltimore) from 1992 to 1993.

James Toulas

Redemptorist

In 1993, an individual alleged sexual abuse by James Toulas during the late 1960s and early 1970s at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish. Toulas admitted the abuse, which occurred while he was visiting Baltimore. The archdiocese contacted the Redemptorists regarding this allegation, and Toulas' faculties were removed. Toulas served at Our Lady of Fatima from 1981 to 1993.

William Wehrle

Jesuit

Archdiocesan files reflect that William Wehrle was accused of sexual abuse in the mid-1980s. As a result, Wehrle was removed from his parish. Wehrle died in 1995. He served at St. Alphonsus (Woodstock) from 1982 to 1985.


Accused priests from other dioceses

Bruce E. Ball

Diocese of La Crosse, Wis.

In 1993, the Diocese of La Crosse informed the archdiocese of two claims of sexual abuse against Bruce Ball during the time when he was a seminarian for the Diocese of La Crosse at St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore. Ball was ordained in 1978 for the Diocese of La Crosse. In 1993, he was incarcerated in Wisconsin for another incident of abuse. Ball was at St. Mary's Seminary from 1974 to 1976 and 1977 to 1978, and he served at Villa Maria (Timonium) from 1974 to 1975 and at Shrine of the Sacred Heart School (Baltimore) from 1975 to 1978.

John Banko

Dioceses of Trenton and Metuchen, N.J.

In 2002, an individual alleged sexual abuse by John Banko beginning in the early 1970s while Banko was a seminarian for the Diocese of Trenton at St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore. Banko was a student at St. Mary's Seminary from 1964 to 1972 and was ordained into the Diocese of Trenton in 1972. He served in the Diocese of Metuchen after it was divided from the Diocese of Trenton. The archdiocese informed the dioceses of Trenton and Metuchen of the allegation.

Laurence Brett

Diocese of Bridgeport, Conn.

Beginning in 1973, numerous individuals alleged sexual abuse by Laurence Brett from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s. The allegations against Brett have been widely covered in the news media. Brett served at Calvert Hall High School from 1969 to 1973, and from 1967 to 1973 at St. Jane Frances de Chantel, St. Patrick (Cumberland) and St. Pius X. Beginning in 1976, Brett served as chaplain at the School Sisters of Notre Dame Motherhouse. He worked at a religious publisher in Washington until the early 1990s.

Walter Emala

Diocese of Memphis, Tenn.

Archdiocesan files reflect that an allegation of sexual abuse by Walter Emala arose in 1975, at which time his faculties to perform ministry were removed. Since then, a number of individuals alleged sexual abuse by Emala during the mid-1970s to mid-1980s. From 1968 to 1972, he served at Our Lady Queen of Peace, St. Clare (Essex) and Sacred Heart of Mary (Dundalk). He also served at Our Lady Queen of Peace from 1959 to 1960 and from 1972 to 1975.

Mark Haight

Diocese of Albany, N.Y.

In 2002, an individual alleged sexual abuse by Mark Haight in the mid-1970s. At the time of the alleged events, Haight was a seminarian for the Diocese of Albany at St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore. Haight was ordained by the Diocese of Albany in 1976. The archdiocese informed the Diocese of Albany of the allegation and learned that Haight was removed from ministry in 1996 and that the Diocese of Albany had settled two cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse against Haight. Haight was a student at St. Mary's Seminary from 1972 to 1975, and served at Spring Grove Hospital from 1973 to 1974 and at St. Ambrose Church (Baltimore) from 1974 to 1975.

John Hammer

Dioceses of Youngstown, Ohio, and Saginaw, Mich.

After undergoing treatment at St. Luke Institute, John Hammer of the Diocese of Youngstown served as a chaplain at St. Agnes Hospital from 1986 to 1989. The archdiocese received no information of misconduct by Hammer while in Baltimore but decided in 1989 that because of his history he should not even be engaged in hospital ministry. The archdiocese informed the Diocese of Youngstown that Hammer's faculties to perform ministry in the Archdiocese Of Baltimore were being removed in 1989. In 2002, the archdiocese learned that Hammer had been serving as a priest in the Diocese of Saginaw since 1990. He resigned in April 2002 because of an allegation of sexual abuse from before 1986.

Michael LaMountain

Diocese of Providence, R.I.

In 2001, an individual alleged sexual abuse by Michael LaMountain in the mid-1970s. LaMountain was a seminarian for the Diocese of Providence at St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore from 1972 to 1976 and was ordained by the Diocese of Providence in 1976. The archdiocese notified the Diocese of Providence of this allegation. The archdiocese has learned that LaMountain pleaded guilty in 1999 to nine counts of child sex offenses occurring between 1979 and 1992. LaMountain assisted as a seminarian at Most Precious Blood Parish from 1974 to 1976.

Thomas B. Lee

Archdiocese of Seoul, South Korea

In 1993, an individual alleged sexual abuse by Thomas B. Lee in the early 1970s. The Archdiocese Of Baltimore notified the Archdiocese of Seoul of this allegation. Lee lived at Immaculate Heart of Mary (Towson) from 1970 to 1974 while studying at the Johns Hopkins University.
Kenneth Martin

Diocese of Wilmington, Del.

In 2001, it was reported that Kenneth Martin had been arrested for child sex offenses relating to a time when he was a lay teacher at Loyola Blakefield High School in the 1970s. Martin taught at Loyola Blakefield from 1970 to 1986, and he assisted as an organist at Nativity Church (Timonium) during this time. He was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Wilmington in 1989 and assisted occasionally at the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the late 1990s to early 2000s. He is on administrative leave from the Diocese of Wilmington and has no faculties to perform ministry.

Francis McGrath

Diocese of Trenton, N.J.

In 1995, an individual alleged sexual abuse by Francis McGrath in the early 1970s when McGrath was a seminarian for the Diocese of Trenton at St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore. The archdiocese notified the Diocese of Trenton of this allegation. In 2002, another individual alleged abuse by McGrath in the mid-1970s. McGrath was a student at St. Mary's Seminary from 1972 to 1974 and from 1976 to 1977, and was ordained by the Diocese of Trenton in 1978. He assisted with Gilman School classes from 1972 to 1973, and served at Our Lady of Good Counsel (Baltimore) from 1973 to 1974, at Calvert Hall College High School from 1974 to 1976 and at St. Anthony of Padua (Baltimore) from 1976 to 1977.

Raymond Melville

Diocese of Portland, Maine

In 2001, a Maine newspaper article reported a lawsuit containing allegations of sexual abuse against Raymond Melville. In the article, the plaintiff's attorney alleged abuse by Melville while he was a seminarian for the Diocese of Portland at St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore. The attorney has not provided any further information regarding the claim. Melville left the priesthood in 1997. He was a student at St. Mary's Seminary from 1979 to 1985 and was ordained by the Diocese of Portland in 1985. He served at Our Lady of Good Counsel (Baltimore) from 1980 to 1984 and at the University of Maryland Hospital from 1982 to 1983.

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