Over the last year, Catholic Dioceses from across the United States have released lists of known clergy sexual abusers. There’s no greater breach of trust than when someone in a position of power and authority sexually abuses someone. These acts have devastating effects on victims. Forester Haynie is an advocate for victims of clergy abuse as well as for anyone abused by a person in a position of power. Already, more than 3,000 civil lawsuits have been filed on behalf of victims of clergy abuse. Here are the names of known abusers in the state of Alabama:

  • Susai Arul (PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE). Date of Misconduct: 1989-1990.
  • Nicholas Vic Bendillo (DECEASED) Date of Misconduct: 1964-1989.
  • Charles Bordenca (died in 2017). Bordenca was removed from active ministry in the Birmingham diocese in 1989.
  • Joseph Brown (PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE). Date of Misconduct: 1965-1968.
  • Kevin Cooke. Cooke was removed from ministry in 2002.
  • Charles V. Cross (died in 2010). Cross was removed from ministry in 1985 and forced to retire without privileges in 2002.
  • Thomas J Cullen (DECEASED). Date of Misconduct: 1950s.
  • Vernon Dahmen (DECEASED). Date of Misconduct: Mid 1970s to early 1980s.
  • Timothy Evans (PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE). Date of Misconduct: 1998.
  • Jonathan (John) Franklin (died in 1986). Franklin was removed from ministry in the mid-1980s.
  • Gregory Furjanic (DECEASED) Date of Misconduct: 1987.
  • Joseph Gill (DECEASED). Date of Misconduct: Late 1960s.
  • Robert Grabowski (PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE). Date of Misconduct: 1979.
  • John Hardman (DECEASED). Date of Misconduct: 1972-1978.
  • James A. Havens (DECEASED). Date of Misconduct: 1986.
  • Timothy Keppel (PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE). Date of Misconduct: 1977-1981.
  • Anthony Kiel (DECEASED). Date of Misconduct: 1955-1958.
  • Cordell Lang (DECEASED). Was removed from ministry based upon accusations submitted to the Archdiocese of Mobile. A civil court jury, however, found in his favor.
  • Edward Lawlor (DECEASED). Date of Misconduct: 1972.
  • Edward A. Leary (DECEASED). Date of Misconduct: 1970-1972.
  • Roger Lott (died in 2011). Lott was removed from ministry in 1997.
  • Ralph McGarry (DECEASED) Date of Misconduct: 1960-1961.
  • Gerald McMahon (PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE). Date of Misconduct: 1967-1970.
  • Robert Michele (PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE) Date of Misconduct:1963.
  • Patrick J. L. Nicholson (PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE). Date of Misconduct: 1976.
  • Archdiocesan Deacon Robert L. Nouwen (PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE) Convicted of possession of child pornography Date of Misconduct: 2012.
  • Norman Rogge (DECEASED) Date of Misconduct: 1979-1981.
  • John Rutledge (DECEASED) Date of Misconduct: 1968.
  • Barry Ryan (PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE). Date of Misconduct: 1990s.
  • Johnny Savoie. Date of Misconduct: 1995.
  • Arthur C. Schrenger (PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE). Date of Misconduct: Late 1960s to 1982.
  • John Alex Sherlock (DECEASED). Date of Misconduct: 1966-1982.
  • Edward Eugene Smith (PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE). Date of Misconduct: 1984.
  • Frances Stone, Date of Misconduct: 1998. Arrested 10/9/13, charged with sexual abuse of a minor.
  • John J. (Jack) Ventura. Ventura was removed from ministry after allegations received in 1985.
  • John J. Walton (DECEASED). Date of Misconduct: 1970s.
  • Nelson Ziter (DECEASED) Date of Misconduct: 1974-1979

Forester Haynie is an advocate for victims of clergy abuse as well as for anyone abused by a person in a position of power.  If you have suffered sexual abuse by a member of the clergy or a person of authority please fill out the form or call us at (888) 869-8100. Our firm offers free consultations to help you access compensation and help with your recovery.  We stand ready to assist you, and we stand ready to hold these institutions to accountable

In the U.S. legal system, all accused persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty. This chart is based generally on allegations reported publicly in the media or publicly filed in the courts. Forester Haynie does not confirm the accuracy of any actual allegation, and this chart is not a representation of the legal case history of an individual. Reasonable efforts have been made to ensure accuracy.

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