Fr. Samuel Lupico – Archdiocese of Baltimore

by | Aug 4, 2023 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Samuel Lupico

Archdiocese of Baltimore

Samuel Lupico Horowitz Law


Ordained: 1965

Leave: 2022

Assignment History:

  • 1974-1982: St. Ann’s Catholic Church (Baltimore, MD)
  • Edward Catholic Church
  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
  • Holy Family Catholic Church
  • Loyola University of Maryland
  • St. Joseph Medical Center
  • St. Mary’s Seminary
  • St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, MD)
  • Stella Maris in Timonium
  • Unknown-2022: St. Mary of the Assumption (Baltimore, MD)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Samuel Lupico:

Fr. Samuel Lupico was ordained for the Diocese of Trenton and transferred to the Archdiocese of Baltimore  in 1972. 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 Father Samuel Lupico, although he is only referred to as #152 on page 448.

According to the Attorney General’s report, in 2014, a man reported being sexually abused by Fr. Lupico in the 1980s while living with Lupico in the rectory. The victim said he was like a “foster son” The man claimed that Lupico gave him alcohol and back rubs. He claimed that Lupico made “sexual advances,” but the victim always refused. He said he was not “molested” but suspected that other boys were. He said that a young man warned him about Lupico, but he did not provide the young man’s name. When confronted, Lupico acknowledged that two teenagers lived with him for a few months when their parents were going through a divorce.

In 2021, a victim reported being sexually abused by Fr. Lupico around 1976 when he was about 12 or 13. He stated that Lupico worked at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Baltimore and had asked him and his younger brother if they wanted to join the Boy Scouts, which they did. One specific day, Lupico asked the victim to pick up a big vase and bring it to him, which had money in it. When the boy returned, Lupico was on his knees and grabbed the victim’s testicles through his clothes while he was holding the vase. The victim immediately ran home. 

The archdiocese made the mandated reports to authorities in 2014 and 2021 and suspended Lupico in 2022, pending the results of the investigation. Fr. Lupico has not been listed as credibly accused by the Archdiocese.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Baltimore in Maryland. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Maryland, contact our office today. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse nationwide. We can help. Contact us at 888-283-9922 or [email protected] to discuss your options today.