Three dozen priests and clergy accused of sexual abuse in Northeast Ohio


November 1, 2018

The Youngstown Catholic Diocese has released more details about priests and clergy members accused of sexual abuse.

Three dozen priests and clergy accused of sexual abuse in Northeast Ohio

Cleveland 19 looked at the list of parishes these priests and clergy members served at while here in Northeast Ohio. There are 31 accused abusers in churches from Massillon to Youngstown. We found eight churches and one high school in Canton, three parishes in Massillon, three in Ashtabula and two each in Alliance, Conneaut and Louisville.

The list included parishes in several other cities like Kent, Ravenna and Rootstown.

A number of the parishes have or had schools affiliated with the church.

So far, police have investigated 76 credible cases where victims have come forward.

The Bishop of the Youngstown Diocese says many of the victims didn’t want to press charges against their alleged abusers. They just want them out of the church so they can’t hurt anyone else.

Here’s a complete list of the accused, and the parishes they worked at:

Joseph R. Bennett

  • St. Charles in Boardman
  • Immaculate Conception in Youngstown
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Ashtabula
  • St. Aloysius in East Liverpool
  • St. Nicholas in Struthers
  • St. Joseph in Canton
  • St. James in Warren
  • St. Stephen in Niles
  • St. Andrew in Kingsville
  • Assumption in Geneva

Robert Burns

  • St. Paul in North Canton
  • St. Thomas Aquinas High School
  • St. Rose in Girard

Thomas Crum

  • Cardinal Mooney High School
  • St. James in Warren
  • St. John the Baptist in Campbell
  • St. Christine in Youngstown
  • Immaculate Conception in Ravenna
  • St. Mary in Orwell
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Youngstown
  • St. Anthony Parish in Canton
  • St. Charles in Boardman
  • St. Peter of the Fields in Rootstown
  • Our Lady of Peace in Canton

John P. Cunningham

  • St. Paul in Salem
  • St. Paul in North Canton
  • St. Aloysius in East Liverpool
  • Our Lady of Lourdes in East Palestine
  • St. Christine in Youngstown
  • Sts. Philip and James in Canal Fulton
  • St. Stephen in Niles

Gerald Curran

  • St. Nicholas in Struthers
  • St. Rose in Girard
  • St. Patrick in Hubbard
  • Immaculate Conception in Wellsville
  • St. William in Champion
  • St. Joseph in Maximo
  • St. John in Canton
  • St. Rose in Girard
  • St. Joseph in Mogadore

Bernard Dupont OP

  • St. Dominic in Youngstown

Anthony Esposito

  • St. Aloysius in East Liverpool
  • St. Rose in Girard
  • Newman Center at Youngstown State University

Richard Evritt

  • Holy Family in Poland
  • St. Paul in North Canton
  • St. Patrick in Kent
  • St. Pius X in Warren

James Fondriest

  • St. Joan of Arc in Canton
  • St. Columba Cathedral
  • St. Paul in Salem
  • St. Joseph in Alliance
  • St. Joseph in Ashtabula
  • St. Anthony in Canton
  • St. Joseph in Mantua

Ernest Formichelli

  • Holy Family in Poland

Joseph Galganski

  • St. Mary in Warren
  • St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown
  • St. James in North Jackson
  • St. Brendan in Youngstown
  • St. Catherine in Lake Milton
  • St. Joseph in Suffield

Henry Gallagher

  • Immaculate Conception
  • St. Ann in Youngstown
  • St. Joseph Hospice in Louisville
  • Mercy Hospital in Canton
  • St. Joseph in Youngstown

John P. Gallagher

  • St. Edward in Youngstown
  • St. Barbara in Massillon
  • St. Patrick in Youngstown
  • Holy Family in Poland

Paul Gubser

  • St. Patrick in Youngstown
  • Christ Our King in Warren
  • Immaculate Conception in Ravenna
  • St. Frances Cabrini in Conneaut
  • St. Nicholas in Struthers
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help in McDonald
  • St. Peter in Canton
  • Sacred Heart in Youngstown
  • St. John in Summitville
  • St. Patrick in Salineville
  • St. Philip Neri in Dungannon
  • St. Peter of the Fields in Rootstown

John Hammer

  • St. Louis in Louisville
  • St. Columba Cathedral
  • St. Aloysius in East Liverpool

James Hennessey

  • St. Nicholas in Struthers
  • Immaculate Conception in Wellsville
  • Mother of Sorrows in Ashtabula
  • St. Therese in Brewster

Robert Hill

  • St. Stephen in Niles
  • Ursuline High School
  • Canton Central Catholic High School
  • St. Joseph Suffield
  • All Saints in Canton
  • Assumption of Mary in Geneva
  • St. Joseph in Jefferson

Thomas Kelly

  • St. Columba Cathedral
  • St. Ambrose in Garrettsville
  • Mother of Sorrows in Ashtabula
  • St. Brendan in Youngstown
  • St. Christine in Youngstown
  • St. Aloysius in East Liverpool
  • St. Lucy in Campbell
  • St. Rose of Lima in Youngstown

John Lyons

  • St. Ann in Youngstown
  • St. Aloysius in East Liverpool
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary in Austintown
  • Immaculate Conception in Wellsville
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help in McDonald
  • St. Joseph in Youngstown
  • St. James in North Jackson
  • St. Joseph in Austintown

Donald Marrokal CR

  • St. Nicholas in Struthers
  • St. John in Canton
  • St. Paul in Salem
  • St. Patrick in Youngstown
  • St. Jude in Columbiana
  • St. Rose in Girard

Giles Nealen OSB

  • St. James in Waynesburg

John Parillo

  • St. Joseph in Canton
  • Cardinal Mooney High School
  • Central Catholic High School

Donald J. Oser

  • Assumption of Mary in Geneva
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary in Austintown
  • St. Nicholas in Struthers
  • St. Luke in Boardman
  • St. Patrick in Hubbard
  • Regina Coeli in Alliance
  • St. Patrick in Youngstown
  • St. Jude in Columbiana
  • Christ Our King in Warren
  • St. John the Baptist in Canton
  • St. Paul in North Canton

Robert P. Reidy

  • St. Mary in Conneaut
  • St. Nicholas in Struthers
  • St. Joseph in Canton
  • St. Peter in Canton
  • St. Joseph in Alliance
  • Chaplain, U.S. Navy
  • Sts. Peter and Paul in Youngstown
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Niles

John Ryan

  • St. Charles in Boardman
  • Holy Family in Poland
  • St. Mary in Massillon
  • Sts. Philip and James in Canal Fulton
  • St. Mary in Warren
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Youngstown
  • Christ Our King in Warren

John Schmidt

  • St. Barbara in Massillon
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Ashtabula
  • Sacred Heart in Youngstown
  • St. Patrick in Youngstown
  • Our Lady of Peace in Canton
  • Mother of Sorrows in Ashtabula
  • St. Joseph in Massillon
  • St. George in Lisbon
  • St. Ann in Sebring

Robert Sabatino

  • St. Patrick in Hubbard
  • Ursuline High School
  • Cardinal Mooney High School
  • St. Joseph in Maximo
  • Regina Coeli in Alliance
  • Immaculate Conception in Ravenna

Louis Santucci

  • St. Thomas Aquinas High School
  • St. Barbara in Massillon
  • St. Patrick in Kent
  • St. Catherine in Lake Milton

William Smaltz

  • St. Mary in Massillon
  • St. Edward in Youngstown
  • Our Lady of Lourdes in East Palestine
  • St. Mary in Conneaut

John (Jack) F. Warner

  • St. Peter in Canton
  • St. Mary in Warren
  • St. Edward in Youngstown
  • St. Joan of Arc in Canton
  • St. Vincent de Paul in Vienna
  • St. Aloysius in East Liverpool
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Aurora
  • Sts. Peter and Paul in Youngstown
  • Sts. Philip and James in Canal Fulton

Francis Zapitelli

  • St. Peter in Canton
  • St. Paul in Salem
  • St. Rose in Girard
  • Assumption of Mary in Geneva

Victims can call Det. Sgt. Delphine Baldwin-Casey, the victim assistance coordinator for the Diocese of Youngstown, at 330-718-1388 to report abuse.

Source : Cleveland19



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Post


Notice : The source URLs cited in the news/article might be only valid on the date the news/article was published. Most of them may become invalid from a day to a few months later. When a URL fails to work, you may go to the top level of the sources website and search for the news/article.

Disclaimer : The news/article published are collected from various sources and responsibility of news/article lies solely on the source itself. Vedic Upasana Peeth or its website is not in anyway connected nor it is responsible for the news/article content presented here. ​Opinions expressed in this article are the authors personal opinions. Information, facts or opinions shared by the Author do not reflect the views of Vedic Upasana Peeth and Vedic Upasana Peeth is not responsible or liable for the same. The Author is responsible for accuracy, completeness, suitability and validity of any information in this article. ​
© 2017. Vedic Upasna. All rights reserved. Origin IT Solution