Priest and Clergy Sexual Abuse in Illinois

Illinois Dioceses Where Documented Abuse Occurred

The following list includes current or former priests who have been sued, suspended following allegations of sexual abuse of minors or have claims against them in the state of Illinois. We are actively pursuing cases against Catholic priests and clergy as well as figures from 5 different Illinois dioceses.

Archdiocese of Chicago130 Named Priests
Diocese of Belleville19 Named Priests
Diocese of Joliet36 Named Priests
Diocese of Peoria19 Named Priests
Diocese of Rockford9 Named Priests
Diocese of Springfield13 Named Priests

Diocese of Belleville

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of Belleville, Illinois have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • James R. Calhoun
  • Robert Chlopecki
  • David G. Crook
  • Daniel L. Friedman
  • Gerald Hechenberger
  • Edwin Kastner
  • Raymond F. Kownacki
  • Albert "Gene" E. Kreher
  • Eugene G. Linnemann
  • Walter E. MacPherson
  • Louis P. Peterson
  • Jerome B. Ratermann
  • William F. Rensing
  • E. Alan Ruppert
  • Roger Schoenhofen
  • Joseph R. Schwaegel
  • Gary Sebescak
  • Francis Theis
  • Robert J. Vonnahmen

Archdiocese of Chicago

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Archiocese of Chicago, Illinois have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • Lawrence A. Angel
  • Alexander Sylvester Baranowski
  • Richard Barry Bartz
  • Robert Charles Becker
  • Robert E. Beckstrom
  • Joseph R. Bennett
  • Leonard Adolph Bogdan
  • Dennis Bonebreak
  • Robert Peter Bowman
  • Kenneth M. Brigham
  • Robert Brouillette
  • Daniel Peter Buck
  • Eugene Patrick Burns
  • John Walter Calicott
  • Octavio Munoz Capetillo
  • Michael T. Carr
  • Francis C. Carroll
  • Thomas M. Chmura
  • William J. Cloutier
  • Alan S. Cobb
  • Daniel J. Collins
  • Donald Cecil Collins
  • Eugene Laurence Condon
  • Edmund Corrigan
  • Robert Craig
  • John William Curran
  • Norman J. Czajka
  • Walter George DeRoeck
  • Jeremiah C. Duggan
  • James Claver Dunn
  • William Patrick Farrell
  • Salvatore A. Ferro
  • Joseph L. Fitzharris
  • Terence Fitzmaurice
  • James Vincent Flosi
  • Robert D. Friese
  • Rigoberto Gamez-Alfonso
  • Stephen Justin Gardner
  • Jesus P. Garza
  • James Craig Hagan
  • James V Hanney
  • John Edward Hefferan
  • Gilbert Leroy Hensley
  • Juan Francisco Hinojosa
  • James Allen Hoder
  • Michael J. Hogan
  • Michael P. Hogan
  • Daniel Mark Holihan
  • James Alvarez Houlihan
  • Walter Edward Huppenbauer
  • Leonard Huske
  • Charles B. Irwin
  • Thomas Job
  • Robert Louis Kealy
  • John James Keehan
  • Thomas Francis Kelly
  • Benen Kent
  • Joseph C Kernan
  • Joseph Patrick Kissane
  • George W. Klein
  • Leonard Paul Kmak
  • Ronald Justin Lasik
  • Patrick J. Lee
  • William L. Lupo
  • Norbert J. Maday
  • Edward J. Maloney
  • Robert E. Mayer
  • Vincent McCaffrey
  • Christopher J. McCartney
  • Daniel J. McCormack
  • Robert Joseph McDonald
  • Donald J. McGuire
  • Peter John McNamara
  • Gary M. Miller
  • Donald John Mulsoff
  • Clement Adan Murphy
  • John Daniel Murphy
  • John E Murphy
  • Thomas Ignatius Murphy
  • William John O'Brien
  • Michael W. O'Connell
  • Jack O'Dell
  • Thomas O'Gorman
  • Patrick O'Leary
  • John Baptist "J.B." Ormechea
  • Donald J. O'Shaughnessy
  • Paul L. O'Toole
  • Joseph Owens
  • Frank Paduch
  • Eusebio Pantoja
  • Thomas Paramo
  • Carlos Peralta
  • Kevin Phan
  • Sleeva Raju Policetti
  • John J. Powell
  • Konstanty Przybylski
  • James M. Ray
  • Lawrence Reuter
  • Paul Reycraft
  • John Allen Robinson
  • John F. Rohrich
  • Russell Lawrence Romano
  • Kenneth Charles Ruge
  • Daniel Ryan
  • Daniel R. Schulte
  • Raymond Francis Skriba
  • John P. Smyth
  • Marion Joseph Snieg
  • Ruben Soto
  • William J. Spine
  • James R. Steel
  • Robert A. Stepek
  • Victor E. Stewart
  • Ralph S. Strand
  • Howard Strum
  • Walter Strus
  • Thomas J. Swade
  • Albert Tanghal Rimando
  • Mark E. Thedens
  • Michael Trujillo
  • Walter Joseph Turlo
  • Donald Francis Ulatowski
  • Clovis Vilchez Parra
  • Phillip Vorlick
  • Karl J. Walczak
  • Michael Howard Weston
  • Wayne E. Wigglesworth
  • Joseph Wilk
  • Louis Wojtowicz
  • Michael T. Yakaitis

Diocese of Joliet

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Archdiocese of Joliet, Illinois have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • John F. Barrett
  • Richard L. Bennett
  • Andrew L. Buczyna
  • James Burnett
  • Thomas A. Corbino
  • Phillip J. Dedera
  • Arno Dennerlein
  • William Dugal, III
  • Alejandro (Alex) Flores
  • James Frederick
  • Michael L. Gibbney
  • Lawrence (Larry) M. Gibbs
  • Carroll Howlin
  • Richard E. Jacklin
  • Frederick A. Lenczycki
  • John D. Malzone
  • Kevin Michael McBrien
  • Richard J. McGrath
  • J. Anthony Meis
  • Lawrence (Larry) Mullins
  • James A. Nowak
  • Donald O'Connor
  • Donald P. Pock
  • Edward Poff
  • Anthony J. Ross
  • Richard Ruffalo
  • F. Lee Ryan
  • Jeffrey Salwach
  • Gerald Simonelli
  • Henry Slade
  • John Slown
  • David Stalzer
  • Edward Stefanich
  • William D. Virtue
  • Oliver T. Walsh
  • Myles Patrick White

Diocese of Peoria

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • John C. Anderson
  • Charles Beebe
  • Edward E. Bush
  • Terry Cassidy
  • Francis (Frank) Engels
  • Norman D. Goodman
  • William Harbert
  • George H. Hiland
  • M. Duane Leclercq
  • Thomas W. Maloney
  • Thomas R. Miller
  • John M. Onderko
  • Toussaint J. Perron
  • Jerome Pilon
  • Gregory J. Plunkett
  • Samuel D. Pusateri
  • Richard Slavish
  • John B. Turnbull (OFM)
  • Michael R. Van

Diocese of Rockford

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • Mark A. Campobello
  • Harlan B. Clapsaddle
  • Thomas Considine
  • Theodore Feely
  • James Gaynor
  • Al F. Harte
  • John C. Holdren
  • William I. Joffe
  • Peter D. Kohler

Diocese of Springfield

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • Joseph D. Cernich
  • Eugene E. Costa
  • Garrett Neal Dee
  • Robert DeGrand
  • Robert Dodd
  • Kevin J. Downey
  • Joseph Havey
  • Daniel Ryan (Bp)
  • Louis Schlangen
  • Francis Tebangura
  • Walter M. Weerts
  • Frank D. Westhoff
  • Stanislaus Yunker


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