Names of 17 accused priests released following last week's settlement


The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis released the names of 17 priests with "substantiated" claims against them of sexually abusing a minor.

The names were released in a joint statement from the archdiocese and the law offices of Jeff Anderson following last week's landmark settlement. Part of the settlement included a process for releasing the names of accused priests that were still under seal.

The archdiocese said nine of the priests had abuse claims involving a minor within the archdiocese. The eight others had claims against them elsewhere, but they either held temporary assignments at the archdiocese, traveled to the archdiocese, resided at the archdiocese without ministry faculties or lived there as a lay person.

Of the accused priests, 10 of the 17 men are dead and all 17 have been removed from ministry. Most of the reported incidents happened between the mid-1950s and the mid-1980s, the statement said.

The disclosed names include:

The archdiocese also said the status has changed for three men whose names were previously disclosed. Eugene Corica and Robert Loftus are now among the men with abuse claims within the archdiocese, bringing the total to 55.

Roger Vaughn was added to a list of men with abuse claims outside the archdiocese, bringing the total to nine on the list.

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