Priest and Clergy Sexual Abuse in Washington D.C.

Clergy Members Credibly Accused of Abusing Children in Washington D.C.

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

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.

Archdiocese of Washington

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

  • John F.X. Bellwoar
  • Francis A. Benham
  • Salvatore F. Bucca
  • John Fabian Butler
  • Raymond Callahan
  • Thomas C. Chleboski, Jr.
  • Aaron Joseph Cote
  • Joseph B. Coyne
  • Philip DeRea
  • Neal J. Destefano
  • John J./Br Brennan Devoe
  • Russell L. Dillard
  • R. Joseph Dooley
  • James Aubrey Finan
  • Roger P. Gallagher
  • George/Barton Gardiner
  • Edward T. Hartel
  • Finbar Kenneally
  • Paul E. Lavin
  • Thomas W. Lyons
  • Peter M. McCutcheon
  • Matthew Miles
  • Arthur J. O'Brien
  • Garrett D. Orr
  • Robert Joseph Petrella
  • James J. Powderly
  • Edward B. Pritchard
  • Thomas S. Schaefer
  • Michael Schapfel
  • James A. Scott
  • Joseph Skelton, Jr.
  • Timothy Slevin
  • Alphonsus M. Smith
  • Philip/Bro. Jude Spoelker
  • George A., Jr. Stallings
  • William McSherry Stock
  • Paul T. Twiddy
  • Urbano Vazquez-Ortega
  • William J. Walsh
  • William C. Wert
  • Miguel Umana Zelaya


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