Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Joliet
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Attorney General Report on Clergy Sexual Abuse in Illinois
In 2023, Attorney General Kwame Raoul released an investigative report into clergy sexual abuse in Illinois, appending former Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s findings. This investigative report revealed claims by 1,997 survivors who were sexually abused by 451 priests or members of Catholic clergy in dioceses across Illinois.
This report contains the names of clergy associated with the Archdiocese and Diocese in Illinois who have been accused of sexual misconduct. While lawsuits were filed involving many of these alleged perpetrators, the vast majority of the claims against these individuals have been settled or have not been fully evaluated in a civil court. Accordingly, the allegations should be considered just allegations and should not be considered proven or substantiated in a court of law. Download the report.
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Clergy Accused of Child Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Joliet
The list below contains the names of clergy who were assigned within or working in the Diocese of Joliet and who have been accused of sexual misconduct. While lawsuits were filed involving many of these alleged perpetrators, the vast majority of the claims against these individuals have been settled or have not been fully evaluated in a civil or criminal court. Accordingly, the allegations should be considered just allegations and should not be considered proven or substantiated in a court of law.
All individuals should be considered innocent until proven guilty. In some situations, the statute of limitations has expired, preventing cases from being heard in a court of law. The information contained herein is an attempt to compile information already available to the public, including information obtained from the media, www.bishopaccountability.org, the diocese’s public statements, lists, and reports that were released to the public, and other sources that have attempted to chronicle this information for public use.