Priests and Clergy Sexual Abuse in Arkansas

Arkansas Legislators Help Past and Future Victims Seek Justice

A statute of limitations is a law which dictates how much time an individual has after a certain act or event to begin a legal action based on that act or event. In 2021, Arkansas state legislators passed Senate Bill 677, or the “Justice for Vulnerable Victims of Sexual Abuse Act”, which extends the statute of limitations for sexual abuse of “vulnerable individuals” (children and disabled persons) to age 55. This means that a “vulnerable individual” can bring an action for sexual abuse up until the date on which he/she attains age 55.

In conjunction with the extension of the statute of limitations for filing lawsuits for new acts of abuse, Senate Bill 677 creates a two-year revival window during which victims of childhood sexual abuse, whose claims may be barred by the prior statute of limitations, may bring an action against the abuser and any other party who may be responsible for the abuse, no matter how old the claim may be. This two-year revival window will be open until January 31, 2024.

Clergy Members Credibly Accused of Abusing Children in Arkansas

The following lists include current or former priests, brothers and nuns who have been sued and/or suspended following allegations of sexual abuse of minors or have claims against them in the state of Arkansas. We are actively pursuing cases against Catholic priests and clergy as well as figures from other religious institutions.

Important note: If the name of a priest or other member of clergy you are searching for does not appear in the lists below, it does not mean that you do not have a potential claim against that individual. These lists of credibly accused individuals are always expanding as more information is brought forth to the dioceses and to authorities. Please contact us if you or a loved one has been abused by a priest or other clergy member, regardless of whether they appear in the lists below or not.

Diocese of Little Rock13 Named Priests

Diocese of Little Rock

The following is a list of Diocese of Little Rock Clergy and/or other unordained members of the church who have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • Donald Atlhoff
  • Joseph Correnti
  • Robert A. Dagwell
  • Nicholas Furmann
  • Patrick Hannon
  • John J. McDaniel
  • Anthony McKay
  • Edward Mooney
  • Walter Rajmund
  • Edward E. Simpson
  • Timothy Francis Sugrue
  • Robert A. Torres
  • William Wright


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