Bishop Accountability

The Assignment Record Project has launched a project to gather and post the assignment records of every U.S. Catholic priest who has been accused of sexual abuse since 1940, so that vulnerable communities can be identified and bishops' transfer policies can be determined.

See below for a brief description of assignment records and their importance, easy ways that you can help with this project, and our initial list of assignment records. For a more detailed account of assignment record research and how you can volunteer, see our guide.

Assignment Records: Why They Are Important

An assignment record lists all the diocesan and parish appointments of a priest, including telltale periods of sick leave. A detailed assignment record, like this assignment record of John Geoghan created by the Boston Globe, identifies populations that have been placed at risk, and is also cross-referenced with a list of accusations, so that the transfer policies of the priest's bishops can be evaluated. By identifying a priests' seminary class and the colleagues with whom he has worked, an assigment record can also begin to identify the circle of colleagues who kept the priest's activities secret and who might even have been involved in the abuse themselves.

Assignment records are all around us:
* Newspaper accounts of the crisis
* Diocesan records
* Investigative files
* Obituaries and other old newspaper reports

But these records are dispersed and difficult to find, and complete assignment records for most accused priests are not publicly available. We urge the U.S. bishops to publish detailed assignment records with treatment episodes and accusation dates for every abuser. In the meantime, we are undertaking this work of research and collection ourselves. See our initial collection of assignment records below.

Volunteering for the Assignment Record Project

Please send us any assignment records that know about or come across:
* In your daily newspaper reading
* In your personal experience, if you are a survivor of abuse
* In the research that you've done, if you are a lawyer or a reporter working in this area

If you would like to join the Service Record Project as a volunteer -- for a few hours, or a few hours per week, or anything in between -- please read our guide to service record research, and email us to let us know you're interested. This is work that you can do at a local Catholic college library or at most central city libraries, and you can email, snail mail, or even phone us the results.

List of Assignment Records

The staff at has begun to assemble a library of assignment records for accused priests and others who figure in the crisis. Some we have developed ourselves from the Official Catholic Directory, diocesan documents, and investigative reports. Others were created by lawyers and investigative reporters. Others were created by the dioceses themselves and relinquished under subpoena, or were prepared by the dioceses in response to investigation by law enforcement.

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Last First Ord T Status D/O Notes Diocese Source/Assignments
Gregory 1998 P Sued 41A031DB-AF87-11E3-8677-CFE8F69ED7FC Accused in a 1/15 lawsuit of sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl in 2003 while assigned to St. Francis of Assisi in Greenlawn, NY. The girl's family reported the alleged abuse to the Diocese and law enforcement; the Diocese did not inform the parish or public and kept Yacyshyn in ministry. The Diocese deemed the allegations unsubstantiated and called the claim an "unfortunate publicity stunt." A New York Supreme Court judge ruled in 12/15 that the lawsuit could proceed. A second accuser filed suit in 4/25/16, alleging sexual abuse when he was 5- to 7-years-old in 2001-2003 at St. Francis of Assisi in Greenlawn. Yacyshyn denied the allegations. Working at St. Jude's in Mastic Beach in 4/16. Rockville Centre, NY Source:
CBS New York 01.21.15; NBC New York 01.21.15; Hamilton and Griffin on Rights 04.07.15; CBS New York 12.15.15; Newsday 04.26.16; SNAP 04.26.16; Courthouse News Service 04.29.16; CBS New York 05.06.16; Fios 1 05.06.16; News 12 05.06.16; Newsday 05.06.16; New York Daily News 05.25.16; Raw Story 05.26.16; SNAP 05.26.16
Assignments: Assignment Record
Michael T. 1978 P Accused 41A031DB-AF87-11E3-8677-CFE8F69ED7FC Accused of an abusive relationship with an 18-year-old student at Niles College in the early 1990s over a one-year period. Victim complained to officials two years later. Yakaitis admitted the relationship and was sent for therapy. In 2002, the victim discovered that Yakaitis was still an active priest at the University of Chicago and went public with his allegations. Yakaitis resigned from his position. Died in FL in 5/10. Chicago, IL Source:
CBS 2 02.07.05; News Release by Yakaitis and Archdiocese of Chicago 02.08.05; Chicago Tribune 02.09.05; Tucson Citizen 02.11.05; NBC 5 Chicago 0 08.09.06; Voice from the Desert 06.23.08; OakPark com 06.01.10
Assignments: Assignment Record
Ronald J. 1974 P Convicted 41A031DB-AF87-11E3-8677-CFE8F69ED7FC Arrested in 2004 on charges of possession of an "enormous amount" of child pornography. Removed from assignment. Sent to St. John Vianney Hospital for eval and treatment. Diocese knew Yarrosh had "personality problems." Also accused of embezzlement. Agreed to plead guilty in 2005 in return for sentence of 3 to 23 months in prison, 20 months' parole, 10 years' probation, and pay $24,000 in restitution. Violated probation - had gone to NYC with a 7-year-old child and found with porn. Sentenced in 11/06 to 4-10 years in prison. Sentenced upheld 1/08. PA registered sex offender. Dismissed from priesthood in 6/07, Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Allentown, PA Source:
Express-Times 05.13.04; Morning Call 05.17.04; Morning Call 04.21.05; Morning Call 04.27.05; Times Leader (AP) 04.28.05; Morning Call 08.09.05; Centre Daily Times (AP) 11.22.06; Morning Call 11.22.06; Reading Eagle 12.22.06; Morning Call 04.06.07; Republican and Herald 04.11.07; Republican and Herald 01.03.08; Morning Call 01.06.08; Morning Call 09.13.16; Morning Call 06.21.18; Fortune 08.14.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Robert J. 1962 P Settled 41A031DB-AF87-11E3-8677-CFE8F69ED7FC Reportedly in 2004, attorneys for the diocese reached a settlement with one person alleging abuse. Yeager continued as a major fund-raiser for the diocese. Not placed on leave until 5/06 when the diocese investigation was completed and allegations were deemed credible. At least one other alleged victim also came forward. Retired in 2005.Teaching certificate revoked in 11/06. Permanently removed from public ministry. Toledo, OH Source:
Diocese of Toledo Statement 05.23.06; Toledo Blade 05.23.06; Lima News 05.24.06; Toledo Blade 05.24.06; Advertiser-Tribune 05.25.06; Toledo Blade 05.28.06; Toledo Blade 10.06.06; Toledo Blade 10.07.06; Toledo Blade 11.10.06; Toledo Blade 11.15.06; Diocese of Toledo Status Report 04.08.08
Toledo Blade 5.24.06; Diocese of Toledo Assignments
Yetmar John Charles 1957 P Accused 41A031DB-AF87-11E3-8677-CFE8F69ED7FC Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its 2/22/19 list. Two allegations noted, of abuse of boys 1968-74. Retired 2002. Faculties removed 2004. The diocese's updated list 9/24/19 shows three allegations of abuse of boys, same time-period. Sioux City, IA Source:
Diocese of Sioux City List 02.22.19; Diocese of Sioux City List updated 09.24.19
Diocese of Sioux City List 02.22.19; Diocese of Sioux City List updated 09.24.19
Yockey William B. 1977 P Accused 41A031DB-AF87-11E3-8677-CFE8F69ED7FC First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. In 1991 a 25-year-old man told the diocese that when he was age 16 in 10/81 Yockey sexually assaulted him and that the same thing happened to his friend in 1983 as an 18-year-old high schooler. He said Yockey would take the boys to his cabin to go fishing, and that the two had known the priest since they were in 6th or 7th grade. He said Yockey would always give them beer. Yockey acknowledged the incident with the 16-year-old, but didn't remember yet didn't deny an incident with the other youth. Removed from public ministry 7/91. Applied to work at a V.A. in 2006 - diocese did not diivlulge his history. Another allegation to the diocese 12/17/13 of abuse by Yockey of a young boy while attending St. Bernadette in Monroeville, where Yockey worked 1978-83. Found in 9/18 by a news outlet to be working as a clinical social worker at a counseling center in Ashtabula OH. Suit filed 12/17/18. Pittsburgh, PA Source:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; WTAE 09.10.18; Meadville Tribune 10.10.18; Tribune Review 12.17.18; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 12.18.18; Penn Record 01.08.19
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Edward J. 1953 P Accused 41A031DB-AF87-11E3-8677-CFE8F69ED7FC Named publicly by the Dodge City diocese on its list 10/1/19, with substantiated allegations of abuse, occurring in the late 1950s-early 1960s. Worked in the diocese until 8/70. Incardinated into the Diocese of Sioux City in 1974. Deceased. Dodge City, KS Source:
Diocese of Dodge City List 10.01.19
Diocese of Dodge City Assignment History 10.31.19
Robert 1996 P Convicted E4C4B83C-AF87-11E3-8677-CFE8F69ED7FC Arrested in 4/08. Charged with sex abuse of a 14-year-old boy in 1999 at St. Matthew's in Charlotte, where he was assigned 1997-99. Transferred out of diocese in 10/99. At time of arrest, was chaplain at St. Mary's in Passaic, NJ. Extradited to Charlotte and released on bail. Victim filed civil suit vs diocese and Capuchins 10/08, saying diocese knew before transfer to NJ and case covered-up. Pled guilty to 1 count 2/09; sentenced to 7 years 8 months to 10 years prison. Suit settled 5/10 for $1.23M ($1M from Diocese and $230K from the Order). Released from prison 8/16. Moved from NC to NJ in 11/16. Per Capuchins, defrocked in 2010. Suit in 12/20 claimed abuse of a boy ages 5-7, at St. Matthew's, beginning in 1997. Charlotte, NC Source:
Charlotte Observer 04.02.08; Charlotte Observer 04.03.08; The Record 04.03.08; WSOC 04.03.08; Charlotte Observer 04.04.08; Charlotte Observer 04.07.08; WCNC 04.11.08; Charlotte Observer 04.13.08; Charlotte Observer 04.16.08; The Record 09.15.08; Charlotte Observer 10.15.08; Doe v Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte NC, Superior Court, Mecklenburg Co Cause No 08-CVS-23161, 10.15.08; WCCB 10.17.08; Star-Ledger 12.14.08; Charlotte Observer 02.02.09; Charlotte Observer 02.02.09; WSOC 02.02.09; Charlotte Observer 02.03.09; Charlotte Observer 02.03.09; Charlotte Observer 02.09.09; Charlotte Observer 06.23.09; News Observer 05.08.10; North Carolina Lawyers Weekly 07.10.10; WSOC 02.21.17; WFAE 12.03.19; WFAE 12.03.19; WFAE 12.04.19; WFAE 12.05.19; Diocese of Charlotte List 12.29.19; Charlotte Observer 12.22.20; Catholic News Herald 12.29.20
Assignments: Assignment Record; Diocese of Charlotte Assignment Record 12.29.19
Vincent Arthur 1951 P Accused 41A031DB-AF87-11E3-8677-CFE8F69ED7FC On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Yzermans, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information as to where or when the abuse occurred. He worked at multiple parishes within the diocese. Also served as editor of Our Sunday Visitor and wrote several religious books. Admitted to long battle with alcoholism and 12 stints in treatment. Died 5/4/95 in NM. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. It notes he was listed as "On Duty" in the diocese 1975-76, but no record of an assignment there. St. Cloud, MN Source:
FindAGrave 05.04.95; Pioneer Press 05.08.95; Diocese of St Cloud--Bishop Kettler Press Release, 01.03.14; Legal Examiner 01.03.14; St Cloud Times 01.03.14; Star Tribune 01.03.14; WJON 01.03.14; St Cloud Times 05.29.16; WJON 05.29.16; Diocese of Santa Rosa List 01.12.19
Assignments: Assignment Record
Zabowski Theodore P. 1970 P Settled 41A031DB-AF87-11E3-8677-CFE8F69ED7FC First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Allegation to diocese 10/95 of sexual abuse of a teenage boy 1975-79. Placed on leave. Acknowledged having boys in his bed for "companionship" and possible inappropriate touching. Sent to St. Luke's Institute in MD. Returned to parish ministry 9/96. Withdrew from ministry in 7/02. Settlement in 2020 in the low five figures of a claim that Zabowski sexually abused a boy, age 13, in 1974, while assigned to St. Lawrence O'Toole. The alleged abuse involved fondling and, on one occasion, Zabowski gave the boy alcohol. Pittsburgh, PA Source:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Garabedian Law Offices Assignment Record
Michael J. 2002 P Indicted 41A031DB-AF87-11E3-8677-CFE8F69ED7FC Pastor of St. Michael's in Findlay when arrested 8/18/20 by the FBI on multiple charges of sex trafficking. He allegedly "manipulated and coerced drug-addicted boys and men into sex." Per court records, Zacharias made a "confession video" in 2015 in which he performed oral sex on a then-adult victim. He admits to first meeting the victim when he was a seminarian and the boy was in 6th grade St. Catherine's in Toledo. The boy became drug-addicted as a teen, and Zacharias offered him money for sex to feed his habit. A second young man told the FBI he met Zacharias in first grade at St. Catherine's and that the priest began sexually abusing him as a teen, when he was drug-addicted. Zacharias was placed on leave by the Diocese. Toledo, OH Source:
United States of America v Michael Zacharias 08.17.20; Richland Source 08.18.20; Toledo Blade 08.18.20; Yahoo News 08.18.20; The Courier 08.19.20; WNWO News 08.19.20; WTOL 08.19.20; Richland Source 08.20.20; Courier 08.21.20; Toledo Blade 08.21.20; Courier 08.22.20; Toledo Blade 09.06.20; Daily Beast 10.23.20; Shore News 10.24.20; International Business Times 10.26.20
Assignments: Assignment Record; Diocese of Toledo Assignments
Dennis B. 1975 P Sued 41A031DB-AF87-11E3-8677-CFE8F69ED7FC Worked in South St. Louis, Manchester, Lemay, Krakow, Wildwood and Sullivan parishes. Retired without faculties 2010 due to allegations of financial irregularities at parish he pastored. Accused 11/17 of sexual abuse of a boy 1975-78, while assigned to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in Mehlville. Zacheis denied the allegation. Accuser, age 55, filed suit 11/15/17. On the archdiocese's list 7/26/19. Allegations substantiated. Removed from ministry. St. Louis, MO Source:
St Louis Review 11.09.17; St Louis Post-Dispatch 11.13.17; The Missourian 11.13.17; Madison-St Clair Record 11.20.17; Archdiocese of St Louis List 07.26.19; Washington Missourian 07.29.19
St Louis Post-Dispatch 11.13.17
Zachman Francis 1951 P Accused 3DA12251-AF88-11E3-8677-CFE8F69ED7FC Name first released on archdiocese's 5/22/14 revised list of accused priests and brothers. Worked in archdiocese 1973-1982. Assignments included pastor at Assumption in Richfield 1973-1981, as administrator at St. Albert in Albertville, at St. George in Long Lake and as associate pastor at St. Casimir in St. Paul. Accused in 4/82 of sexual abuse of a minor female. Died in 1983. NOTE: List and articles refer to him as a Franciscan TOR but research indicates he was actually an Oblate priest (OMI). St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Zachman Personnel File; Pioneer Press 05.22.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul 05.22.14; Jeff Anderson & Associates 11.05.14
Assignment Record by Archdiocese of St Paul
Edward J. 1956 P Settled 41A031DB-AF87-11E3-8677-CFE8F69ED7FC Died in 1976. A woman notified the diocese in 5/07 that Zalewski "hugged her to his body" at St. Joseph church in Lincoln in 1956, when she was approximately age 12. In 2/21 a man received a settlement for $30K from the diocese. The man had come forward to allege that when he was age 11 in the summer of 1963, Zalewski sexually abused him while he was visiting a rest home that his friend's grandmother owned. He said that afterward he rode his bike to the police station in Penacook and reported the abuse. Manchester, NH Source:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09; Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19; Settlement Agreement 02.12.21
Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Salvatore V. 1944 P Accused 41A031DB-AF87-11E3-8677-CFE8F69ED7FC Parish priest, became Army chaplain in 1951. Diocese received allegations in 1980 and 1986 of "unwanted sexual misconduct" by Zangari toward adult women. Sent in 1986 to St. Luke's for evaluation. Admitted to fathering a child with a former high school student. No follow-up apparent by diocese. Review by bishop in 2002 of the 1986 evaluation; he said it showed "full proof of [Zangari's] sexual misconduct with minors." Faculties removed. Died 9/23/04. Name included on diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report. Harrisburg, PA Source:
LancasterOnline 09.26.04; Diocese of Harrisburg List 08.01.18; Pennlive 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
David Harry 1949 P Accused 41A031DB-AF87-11E3-8677-CFE8F69ED7FC Parish priest, teacher, KY state police chaplain. Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Left active ministry in 1973. Died 5/1/83. Covington, KY Source:
Cincinnati Enquirer 06.30.51; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Charles J. 1957 P Accused 41A031DB-AF87-11E3-8677-CFE8F69ED7FC Per a 7/02 article, Zaunbrecher, who died in 1996, is listed as having molested children while serving as a priest. He spent time away from his ministry on "special assignment." In 1985-95, he was assigned to the Church of the Little Flower in Mobile, AL He returned to Lafayette in 1995. On Lafayette diocese's list in 4/19. It notes he retired in 1995. Lafayette, LA Source:
FindAGrave 06.19.96; The Advocate 06.21.96; The TImes Acadiana 07.17.02; Diocese of Lafayette List 04.12.19
The Advocate 6.21.96
Ziemann (BP)
G. Patrick 1967 P Sued 41A031DB-AF87-11E3-8677-CFE8F69ED7FC Resigned as Bishop of the Santa Rosa diocese in 1999 after a priest sued him over sexual a relationship. Ziemann left the diocese in financial debt of over $30M. A 2002 suit alleged abuse of a youth in 1968 and lasting several years. Named in a 12/03 civil suit alleging conspiracy by 28 priests to cover up abuse in the Los Angeles archdiocese. Named in L.A archdiocesan report, with three accusing him of abuse 1967-86. Lived in Tucson without faculties until his death in 10/09. Los Angeles, CA Source:
Collection of Articles prior to 09.01.09; Press Democrat 09.28.09; Press Democrat 10.03.09; LA Times 10.22.09; Bakersfield Californian 10.24.09
Assignments: Assignment Record; LA Times Database 04.20.06; OC Weekly 03.04.05
Zilkoski Francis J. 1924 P Accused 41A031DB-AF87-11E3-8677-CFE8F69ED7FC On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Zilkoski, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information as to where or when the abuse occurred. Had assignments in Foreston, Flensburg, Little Falls and Opole. Was also Chancellor of Diocese. Died 5/19/78. St. Cloud, MN Source:
FindAGrave 05.19.78; Diocese of St Cloud--Bishop Kettler Press Release, 01.03.14; Legal Examiner 01.03.14; St Cloud Times 01.03.14; Star Tribune 01.03.14; WJON 01.03.14; Mille Lacs County Times 01.09.14
Assignments: Assignment Record
Luke 1954 P Sued C4E7ACFC-AF87-11E3-8677-CFE8F69ED7FC Worked in NH, MA, HI, MN, CA and WI. Given permission to operate a Christian Renewal center in WI. As such, he participated as a priest at various churches. Plaintiff in a 1993 suit alleged that Zimmer abused her 1979-80 at one of these churches in WI. Zimmer was still active in 1993 as an instructor for Catholic Seminars. Died in 1/97. Milwaukee, WI Source:
Jane Doe v Archdiocese Milwaukee; Milwaukee Cty; # 93CV009909; Memorial Mass Homily 01.07.97
Assignments: Assignment Record
Francis A. 1932 P Accused 42C6FE9C-AF87-11E3-8677-CFE8F69ED7FC In 9/08 the Fort Worth diocese announced a credible allegation that ZImmerer sexually abused a boy, age 11, while assigned to Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Decatur in 1978. Zimmerer died in 1/23/83 at age 74. As of 9/15, two more men had come forward with credible allegations of abuse at the same church. Also worked in AR, MI, WI. Name included on Little Rock's 9/10/18 list (mistakenly as Francis 'Zimmer'). On the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese's list updated 4/1/19. On the La Crosse diocese's list 1/18/20. Fort Worth, TX Source:
Ft Worth Star-Telegram 09.08.08; DFW Catholic 09.09.08; North Texas Daily 09.09.08; Ft Worth Star-Telegram 09.15.08; Dallas Morning News 09.16.08; Diocese of Fort Worth List of Accused Priests accessed 01.01.12; Diocese of Little Rock list 09.10.18; Country Monks bio accessed 02.22.19; Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau List 04.01.19; Diocese of La Crosse List 01.18.20
Diocese of Little Rock list 09.10.18; Country Monks bio accessed 02.22.19
George 1979 P Sued 41A031DB-AF87-11E3-8677-CFE8F69ED7FC First publicly named as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. The diocese knew as early as 1987 of allegations against him of child sex abuse. Sent to St. Francis Hospital for evaluation in 3/88 after an allegation. Sent to St. Luke's Institute in 12/88 after two reports of abuse, of boys ages 16 and 17. Another complaint 1991. Kept in ministry until placed on leave 11/94. Returned to ministry 7/95 after threatening diocese with legal action. Another accusation 11/95, placed on leave. Moved to FL, then Cuba where he was murdered in 5/01. Grand Jury found him to have been involved, along with Revs. Francis Pucci, Robert Wolk and Richard Zula, in making child porn, sharing victims, and using sadism while raping them. Their "favorite boys" would allegedly be given big gold crosses to wear to signal them as targets for other predators. Lawsuit 11/18. Pittsburgh, PA Source:
Fortune 08.14.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; KDKA TV 11.15.18
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Zizka Peter J. 1975 P Settled 41A031DB-AF87-11E3-8677-CFE8F69ED7FC Two suits filed in 1995 alleged abuse by Zizka in the 1970s while the female plaintiffs were children. Files in the suits were sealed until 1998. Another suit filed in 7/97. Zizka was not removed from his assignment until 1999. All three cases settled and the files were again sealed. By 10/02 a total of five lawsuits had been filed against Zizka. All settled. Per the archdiocese on its list 1/22/19, Zizka was laicized in 2002. Hartford, CT Source:
Connecticut Law Tribune 06.22.98; Hartford Courant (AP) 06.24.98; Hartford Courant 03.17.99; Hartford Courant 03.09.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Hartford Courant 03.09.03; Hartford Courant 01.22.19
Archdiocese of Hartford Assignment Record
Douglas   B Sued 9B6A0833-AF87-11E3-8677-CFE8F69ED7FC Member of the Edmund Rice, or Irish, Christian Brothers. Entered the order in 1959. Named publicly as accused by the Phoenix diocese on its list 10/29/19. Assigned 2001-08 to St. Matthew's in Phoenix, where he was the school's vice-principal. Previously worked in Chicago IL, Peru, Staten Island NY, Burbank, IL, Honolulu HI, and Seattle WA. Accused in a 2014 lawsuit of sexually abusing a student at Damien Memorial High School in HI. Also accused in a 2016 lawsuit in HI of abusing a Damien Memorial High student in 1982. Died 12/02/09. Phoenix, AZ Source:
Arizona Republic Obituary 12.05.09; Diocese of Phoenix List 10.29.19
Anderson and Associates Assignment Record
Zmijewski Joseph A. 1936 P Accused 41A031DB-AF87-11E3-8677-CFE8F69ED7FC First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese's 8/19/18 list. Member of diocesan Tribunal. Psychologist. Died 1968. In 10/04 a woman told the diocese that Zmijewski sexually abused her in 1950 when she was a St. Peter's in Reading 9th grader. She said she was referred to Zmijewski for counseling, and he proposed hypnotizing her at his residence. She said she feigned being hypnotized and he then had her strip naked. He allegedly left the room for a few minutes then returned and told her to get dressed. Allentown, PA Source:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Benjamin 1965 P Accused 41A031DB-AF87-11E3-8677-CFE8F69ED7FC Removed from ministry in 2002 due to allegations deemed credible. Laicized in 2011. Assignments included parishes in Tusla, Norman, Watonga and OK City. Pastor in Moore 1974-84, moved to Weatherford parish 1984-85, OK City 1985-96, Yukon 1996-01, per archdiocese. Report to archdiocese in 2006 of abuse in 1985 by Zoeller of a 16-year-old boy who attended St. Patrick's parish. In 8/18 his accuser contacted the archdiocese, which then found credible allegations in Zoeller's file and initiated an investigation. Zoeller was discovered volunteering at a parish in 8/18. On the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 10/3/19. Oklahoma City, OK Source:
KFOR 08.22.18; NewsOK 08.23.18; Newsok 08.25.18; Get Religion 09.05.18; Archdiocese of Oklahoma City List 10.03.19
Archdiocese of Oklahoma City List Updated 01.21.20
Richard F. 1966 P Convicted 41A031DB-AF87-11E3-8677-CFE8F69ED7FC Report to diocese 9/87 of violent sexual activity in the rectory by Zula with a minor, and with three other lay men. Sent to Institute of Living in CT. Placed on permanent leave. Two brothers alleging abuse filed suit, then contacted police in 9/88. One said first abused by Zula 1984 when under age 16. Zula arrested 11/88. Pled guilty to two counts involving the two brothers; sentenced 1990 to 2-5 years in prison. Sentence to run concurrently with one in another county imposed for 1-5 yrs. Diocese settled with the brothers with a confidentiality agreement. Revs. Francis Pucci and Robert Wolk accused of abusing the same boys. More reports to diocese of abuse of boys by Zula, involving sadomasochism. Found volunteering at a parish in 2007. Died 9/29/17. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Suit filed 10/18 against Bishop Zubik and Cardinal Wuerl. Pittsburgh, PA Source:
United Press International 10.14.88; Associated Press 11.11.88; Associated Press 11.14.88; United Press International 05.23.89; United Press International 06.02.89; United Press International 04.03.90; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.28.02; Miami New Times 04.17.03; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 06.15.03; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.28.04; Pittsburgh Tribune Review 09.28.05; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 10.01.17; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Tribune Review 10.05.18
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
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