Father Timothy Evans
Archdiocese of Denver
Assigned as follows:
- 1994-1996: Spirit of Christ Parish (Arvada, CO)
- 1999-2003: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church (Fort Collins, CO)
- 1997-1998: Our Lady of Fatima Church (Lakewood, CO)
- 2004-2021: Unknown
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Timothy Evans:
Father Timothy Evans was ordained a priest in 1993, and served in multiple parishes in the Archdiocese of Denver. According to media reports, in March 2007, he was found guilty of two counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust and one count of sexual assault on a child with a pattern of abuse while assigned within the Archdiocese of Denver. The following month, he was was found guilty of sexual assault on a child by someone in a position of trust involving another child.
The first victim, a 16-year-old boy, was assaulted a decade earlier while Evans was serving at Spirit of Christ Catholic Community in Arvada. The second victim, a 17-year-old boy, was molested twice in 1999 while at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish in Fort Collins.
According to media reports, Evans called the Fort Collins victim and offered to give him money or “anything else he wanted” in return for making “it all go away.”
A third alleged victim came forward around this time as well. He worked at the Fort Collins parish between 1997 and 2000. The young man (an adult) turned to Evans for counseling about his marriage and Evans suggested he lay down on the floor and relax, where he sexually fondled him. Several days later, the man confronted Evans and Evans got defensive and angry.
For his crimes against the underage victims, the judge sentenced Evans to 14 years to life in 2007. He received parole in July 2020. According to his sex offender registry, he resides in Grand Junction, Colorado.
In October 2019, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office released a report of a special investigation into Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses. According to the Report, Evans was laicized (removed from the clerical state) by the Vatican in 2013.
A total of five men have now accused Evans of sexual abuse publicly. In January 2023, a lawsuit was filed by a 38 year old man who alleges that he was sexually abused by Evans at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish in Fort Collins on more than 100 occasions from approximately 1999 to 2003.
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