Diocese of Colorado Springs
- 981-1982: Holy Apostles (Colorado Springs, CO)
- 1983-1984: Presentation of Our Lady (Denver, CO)
- 1985: Annunciation (Leadville, CO)
- 1986: St. Joseph’s (Leadville, CO)
- 1987: St. Patrick’s (Colorado Springs, CO)
- 1988: Unknown
- 1989-1992: On Duty Outside of the Diocese
- 1993-1994: St. Joseph’s (Colorado Springs, CO)
- 1995-1996: Absent on Leave
- 1997-2021: Unknown
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against “Father E:”
“Father E” was ordained a priest in 1980, and served in multiple parishes in the Archdiocese of Denver. According to media reports, in October 2019, the Colorado Attorney General released a detailed report of an investigation into the handling of child sexual abuse allegations by Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses. In some cases, the Report does not identify priests accused of inappropriate conduct by name because the misconduct alleged did not rise to the level of “sexual abuse” as defined by an agreement between the AG’s office and the dioceses.
Among the allegations documented in the files of the Diocese of Colorado Springs was one against a priest identified only as “Father E.” According to the Report, Father E was the subject of a report that he was engaging in ‘grooming’ behavior with a teenage girl in his parish (which is not identified). According to the report, the behavior started in 1987 and continued for 8 years, but never escalated to physical sexual abuse.
When the report was received in 1994, the priest denied the allegations but was required to undergo counseling. His ministry continued unrestricted.
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