Accused priests

A comprehensive list of Catholic priests accused of sexual abuse in the Washington region and what happened to their cases does not exist. Church officials have declined to make public all the names and case files. Victims’ advocates have their own lists, sometimes with different names. Below are the 31 men The Washington Post was able to identify — through interviews with church officials, victims and court filings — who have been accused in the Washington region.

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Priest
name

Year
ordained
Diocese/
religious
order
Removed
from
ministry
Known
court
cases


Convicted?
Served
prison
time?
Benham, Francis A.1963Washington1979CriminalYesYes
Brooks, Robert C.1961Arlington2004CriminalYesNo
Buckner, Christopher1980ArlingtonAdministrative leave in 2007NoneNoNo
Callahan, RaymondUnknownWashington1971CriminalYesNo
Chleboski Jr., Thomas C.1987Washington1991Criminal and civilYesYes
Cote, Aaron J.1986Dominican2005Criminal and civilYesNo
Dillard, Russell L.1978Washington2002NoneNoNo
Dooley, R. Joseph1960WashingtonDied while in ministryCivilNoNo
Finan, James A.1959Washington1996Criminal and civilYesYes
Hartel, Edward 1962Washington1995Criminal and civilNoNo
Krafcik, Andrew W.1959ArlingtonRetired in 1996CriminalYesNo
Krouse IV, William E. "Jay"1973WashingtonLeft on his own in mid-1980sCriminalYesYes
Lavin, Paul E.1969Washington2002CivilNoNo
McCutcheon, Peter M.1979Washington1986Criminal and civilYesYes
Nhi, Tran Dinh1971ArlingtonAdministrative leave in 2006NoneNoNo
O'Brien, Arthur J.1983Washington and Honolulu1984 (Washington) and 1993 (Honolulu)Criminal charges in HawaiiYesNA
Orr, Garrett "Gary" D.1983Jesuit2004NoneNoNo
Petrella, Robert J.1964Washington1989Criminal and civilYesYes
Powderly, James J.1958WashingtonDied while in ministryNoneNoNo
Pritchard, Edward B.1974Washington1995Criminal and civilYesNo
Reinecke, William1965ArlingtonDied while in ministryNoneNoNo
Roszel, Stephen1977ArlingtonOut of ministry since 2002Civil n.a.No
Salisbury, Walter D.1959Josephite1993CriminalYesNo
Schaefer, Thomas S.1953WashingtonRetired in 1986Criminal and civilYesYes
Skelton Jr., Joseph2001Detroit (seminarian) and Philippines (priest)Remains in ministry in PhilippinesCriminal and civilYesNo
Slevin, Timothy1965Washington1974Criminal and civilYesYes
Smith, Alphonsus M.1956Washington1995Criminal and civilYesYes
Stallings, Dan P.1986 (as deacon)Washington2007CriminalYesYes
Stallings Jr., George A.1974WashingtonExcommunicated in 1990CivilNoNo
Stock, William M.1969WashingtonLeft on his own in 1985CriminalYesYes
Walsh, William J.1954Jesuit1996NoneNoNo
SOURCES: Staff reports. GRAPHIC: Research and reporting by Madonna Lebling, Michelle Boorstein and William Wan / The Washington Post - Dec. 3, 2010

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