Father Marshall Gourley
Archdiocese of Denver
Placed on leave: 1997
Assigned as follows:
- 1983-1997: Our Lady of Guadalupe (Denver, CO)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Marshall Gourley:
Fr. Marshall Gourley was ordained a priest of Theatine Order in 1982, who served in the Archdiocese of Denver. Gourley received local and national attention in the late 1980s-early 1990s for his gun buyback program and for fasting to protest gang violence.
According to media reports, in 1997, a man filed a $20 million suit against Fr. Gourley and the Archdiocese of Denver alleging that he had been sexually abused by Gourley over 100 times between 1981-1984. The alleged victim was 17 years old when the abuse began and was seeing Fr. Gourley for counseling. Details regarding the nature of the alleged abuse and where it occurred were not made available. The victim’s attorneys asked to be removed from the case in February of 1998. A judge dismissed the case in July of 1998 ruling that the victim waited too long to file. In 1999, a judge upheld the dismissal of the case. In September 2022, a lawsuit was filed against the Archdiocese of Denver and the Theatines alleging that Fr. Gourley sexually abuse a girl over a period of years while she was between the ages of 7 and 11 years old.
Marshall Gourley left the Theatine Order in 2002. His current whereabouts are unknown.
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