Mobile Catholic Archdiocese names priests, clergy accused of child sex abuse

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(AL.com) — The Archdiocese of Mobile released Thursday 29 names of Catholic priests, deacons and brothers who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing a child since 1950.

The first 12 names are those that were formally part of the Archdiocese of Mobile, while the second list contains 17 names of men and priests who belong to religious orders but were not formally attached to the Archdiocese.

In an accompanying letter, Archbishop Thomas Rodi asked for forgiveness from those that had been hurt.

List 1
• Thomas J Cullen (DECEASED). Date of Misconduct: 1950s.
• Vernon Dahmen (DECEASED). Date of Misconduct: Mid 1970s to early 1980s.
• Timothy Evans (PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE). Date of Misconduct: 1998.
• Joseph Gill (DECEASED). Date of Misconduct: Late 1960s.
• James A. Havens (DECEASED). Date of Misconduct: 1986.
• Patrick J. L. Nicholson (PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE). Date of Misconduct: 1976.
• Arthur C. Schrenger (PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE). Date of Misconduct: Late 1960s to 1982.
• John Alex Sherlock (DECEASED). Date of Misconduct: 1966-1982.
• Edward Eugene Smith (PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE). Date of Misconduct: 1984.
• John J. Walton (DECEASED). Date of Misconduct: 1970s.
• Cordell Lang (DECEASED). Was removed from ministry based upon accusations submitted to the Archdiocese of Mobile. A civil court jury, however, found in his favor.
• Archdiocesan Deacon Robert L. Nouwen (PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE) Convicted of possession of child pornography Date of Misconduct: 2012.

List 2
• Susai Arul (PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE). Date of Misconduct: 1989-1990.
• Joseph Brown (PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE). Date of Misconduct: 1965-1968.
• Gregory Furjanic (DECEASED) Date of Misconduct: 1987.
• Robert Grabowski (PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE). Date of Misconduct: 1979
• John Hardman (DECEASED). Date of Misconduct: 1972-1978
• Timothy Keppel (PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE). Date of Misconduct: 1977-1981
• Anthony Kiel (DECEASED). Date of Misconduct: 1955-1958
• Edward Lawler (DECEASED). Date of Misconduct: 1972
• Edward A. Leary (DECEASED). Date of Misconduct: 1970-1972
• Gerald McMahon (PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE). Date of Misconduct: 1967-1970
• Robert Michele (PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE) Date of Misconduct:1963
• Norman Rogge (DECEASED) Date of Misconduct: 1979-1981
• John Rutledge (DECEASED) Date of Misconduct: 1968
• Barry Ryan (PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE). Date of Misconduct: 1990s
• Nelson Ziter (DECEASED) Date of Misconduct: 1974-1979

Brothers (Members of Religious Orders Who Are Not Priests)
• Nicholas Vic Bendillo (DECEASED) Date of Misconduct: 1964-1989
• Ralph McGarry (DECEASED) Date of Misconduct: 1960-1961

Anyone wishing to report an individual not included in these lists, please contact the Office for the Protection of Minors and Adults, 251-434-1559.

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