Fr. Terence Evans
Archdiocese of Baltimore
- 1958-1973: St. Margaret (Bel Air, MD)
Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father Terence Evans
Fr. Terence Evans was ordained a Catholic priest and worked in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. In April 2023, Maryland’s Attorney General released a report alleging 156 Catholic clergy members sexually abused at least 600 children over six decades. The report lists the names of the abusers, including Fr. Evans.
According to the AG’s report, in 2018, a victim reported to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles that Evans had sexually abused him in the late 1950s when the victim was approximately 14 years old. At the time of the abuse, the victim was on the Catholic Youth Organization softball team at St. Margaret’s Parish. During one of the softball games, Evans, who was the pastor at St. Margaret, had fallen while walking on the field, and the victim had offered him assistance in getting up. After the game, an associate pastor came and told the victim that Evans wanted to speak with him in order to thank him for his assistance. The victim was escorted into the rectory by the associate pastor and into Evans’s office. Evans directed the victim to sit in a chair next to him. The victim noticed that Evans’s hand was outstretched toward him as if to give a handshake. The victim extended his own hand, and Evans grabbed it, forcing it onto Evans’s genitals. The victim tried to pull his hand away, but Evans used his other hand to hold the victim’s hand on his genitals. Evans was shaking while rubbing the victim’s hand against his genitals. The victim broke away from the grip and left. The victim never went back to the Catholic Youth Organization, and soon after the incident, the victim’s family moved out of Maryland.
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles notified the Archdiocese of Baltimore of the abuse in November 2018. Evans has not been named on any credibly accused lists as of yet. Evans died in 1984.
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