List of clergy who were credibly accused

1. Rev. Carl E. Bauer Jr.

Assignments: Parkersburg — St. Margaret Mary, 06/1963-06/1966;

Parkersburg Catholic High School — Principal, 06/1966-06/1969;

Wheeling — Seminary House of Studies, 06/1969 – 07/1974;

Wheeling — Our Lady of Peace, 07/1974 -09/1985;

Star City — St. Mary, 09/1985-06/2002;

Pursglove — St. Ursula, 09/1985-02/1994.

Years of Incidents: 1969 or 1970.

Date Reported to Diocese/Authorities: Victim reported to DWC in 2004.

Incident Description: Inappropriate touching of a minor.

Status of Priest: Retired from active ministry in 2002; died in 2015.

2. Rev. Eugene R. Bowski, MSA

Assignments: Franklin, WV — St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

06/1980-03/25/1982

Years of Incidents: 1982; Unknown.

Dates Reported: 03/25/82; 2014.

Incident Description: Abuse of a minor.

Abuse of minors in Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico.

Status of Priest: Faculties withdrawn in Diocese of Gallup in 2014.

3. Rev. Lawrence (Larry) D. Brown

Assignments: Weirton — St. Paul 05/1970 – 12/1971;

Wheeling — St. Joseph Cathedral 12/1971 – 06/1977;

Wheeling — WV Northern Community College — Chaplain

08/1972-06/1977; Salem — Sacred Heart 06/1977 — 06/1982;

West Union — St. Patrick 06/1977-0 6/1982;

Salem — Salem College – Chaplain 06/1977-06/1982;

St. Albans — St. Francis of Assisi 06/1982-05/1984;

Leave of absence 05/1984-01/1985; Parkersburg — St. Margaret Mary, 01/1985-04/1985.

Years of Incident: (1) 1972; (2) 1982 or 1983.

Dates Reported: 2002 or 2003; 10/26/2018.

Description of Incidents: Abuse of a minor.

Status of Priest: faculties revoked 06/1985; died 12/03/1993.

4. Rev. William Carr

Assignments: Princeton — Sacred Heart, 03/1941-12/1948; Clarksburg — St. John’s the Baptist, 03/1950 (2 weeks); Parkersburg — St. Francis 1950 (3 weeks);

Leopold — Santa Clare 04/1950-04/1953; Leopold — Santa Clare, 04/1953-05/1963; Bluefield — Sacred Heart, 05/1963-08/1971.

Years of Incidents: Between 1950-1956.

Date reported: 2002.

Description of incident: abuse of a minor.

Status of Priest: Retired 08/17/1971; died 12/19/1984.

5. Rev. James Joseph Chetock

Assignments: Parkersburg — St. Margaret Mary 11/1993-01/1995;

Weirton — St. Joseph the Worker 01/1995 -0 6/1997; Charles Town — St. James, 06/1997-01/1998; Fort Ashby — Annunciation of Our Lord 01/1998-06/2002;

Ridgeley — St. Anthony 01/1998-06/2002;

Years of Incidents: 1978-1979; 2005.

Date Reported: 2018; 2005 (Non-Credible Complaint).

Description of incidents: abuse of a minor before ordination as a priest.

Behavior related.

Status of priest: faculties suspended and voluntarily left ministry in July, 2005.

6. Rev. Patrick Anthony Condron

Assignments: Moundsville — St. Francis Xavier 07/1976-10/1977;

Parkersburg — St. Francis Xavier 10/1977-08/1980; Vienna — St. Joseph Prep Seminary, 08/1980-06/1987; Bethany College — Chaplain 06/1987-06/1992; West Liberty State College – Chaplain

06/1988-06/1992; Morgantown — St. Theresa 06/1992-06/1994; Wheeling — St. Alphonsus 06/1994-01/1995;

Wheeling — St. Mary 06/1994-01/1995; Leave of absence; Graduate Studies — Catholic University, 08/1995-06/1997; Wheeling — St. Alphonsus 06/1997-03/2005; Wheeling — Diocesan Tribunal, 09/1997-02/1998; Wheeling — Catholic Elementary School — Pastor 09/1998-11/2001; In residence Paul VI; Pastoral Center 03/2005-03/2006.

Years of incidents: 1983-1987;

Reported: 07/05/1995.

Description of incidents: abuse of a minor.

Status of priest: faculties restricted on 03/22/2005; faculties suspended on 01/19/2006.

7. Rev. Victor Frobas

Assignments: St. Albans — St. Francis of Assisi 07/1965-06/1966; Wheeling — Corpus Christi, 06/1966-05/1967; Huntington — Our Lady of Fatima 05/1967-10/1967; Fairmont — St. Peter, 10/1967- 6/1968; Wheeling — St. Joseph Cathedral 06/1968-11/1970; Wheeling — Catholic Committee on Scouting — Chaplain 1969; Wellsburg — St. John the Evangelist 11/1970-02/1972; Wheeling — Diocesan Director of Scouting 1971; Huttonsville — St. John Bosco 02/1972-01/1976; Huttonsville — Camp Tygart — Director 02/1972-01/1976; Leave of absence 01/1976-10/1976; Wheeling — Mount St. Joseph — Chaplain 10/1976-10/1977; Wheeling Central Catholic High School — Chaplain 08/1977-10/1977; Moundsville — St. Francis Xavier 10/1977-02/1978; Leave of absence 02/1978 – 1980; Weirton — St. Paul 1980-07/1982; Wheeling — Chancery 07/1982-10/1982; Farmington — St. Peter 10/1982-12/1982; Fairmont — Immaculate Conception 12/1982-06/1983; Leave of absence 06/1983-07/1993.

Years of incidents; 1959; 1962; 1970s; Between 1972-1976; 1974; 1975; 1975 or 1976; 1976-1977; 1977; Approx. 1977; 1979; 1980; 1980s;

Reported to diocese: 02/03/1996 (Non-DWC Complaint-Philadelphia, PA). 03/21/1964 (Non-DWC Complaint-Philadelphia, PA). 09/2011 to 02/2018 (DWC Complaint) (Non-Credible) 05/15/2002 (DWC Complaint)

(Non-Credible). 07/30/2010 (DWC Complaint). 02/27/2004 (DWC Complaint). (Non-Credible) 05/03/2016 (DWC Complaint). (Undetermined) 09/1993 (DWC Complaint). Approx. 01/07/1993 (Non-DWC Complaint-Massachusetts).

01/1995 (DWC Complaint). Approx. 10/07/1992 and again approx. 2004 (DWC Complaint). 07/24/1980 (Non-DWC Complaint-Massachusetts). 2014 (Non-DWC Complaint-Missouri); 7/27/1983 (Anonymous Claim — Location of Complaint Unknown) (Non-Credible). 01/1987 (Non-DWC Complaint-Missouri). 02/04/1987 (Non-DWC Complaint-Missouri). Approximately 01/12/1993 (DWC Complaint) (Non-Credible).

Description of incidents: multiple claims of abuse of a minor.

Status of priest: The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston suspended Fr. Frobas and his faculties at DWC were revoked on 01/27/1987. A 12/22/1987, St. Louis Post Dispatch article indicated that Fr. Frobas, at the age of 49, was indicted for inappropriate contact with minors (2). He eventually pled guilty and entered a plea agreement for five years in prison which translated to approximately 18 months and probation. He died on 07/11/1993.

8. Bro. Rogers Hannan, S.V.D.

Assignments: Welch — St. Peters 2001-2012; War — Christ the King Parish 2004-2012.

Years of incident: 2012.

Reported: 08/23/2012; (Chicago Province of the Society of the Divine Word).

Incident description: Solicitation of a minor.

Status of priest: Matter was reported to DHHR in McDowell County on 08/24/2012. He withdrew from the Society in 10/2012. Matter was referred to the Prosecutor’s Office and in 2014, he was convicted and sentenced to 2-10 years in jail in McDowell County, WV.

9. Rev. Patrick J. MacSweeney

Assignments: Follansbee — St. Anthony 03/08/1955-03/26/1955; Charleston — St. Agnes 03/1955 – 10/1962;

Weston — St. Patrick 10/1962-06/1963; Shinnston — St. Anne 06/1963.

Years of incidents: (1) 1960s; exact date unknown; (2) 1961.

Reported: 03/2010; 03/14/2006.

Description of incidents: abuse of a minor.

Status of priest: Died 06/16/1967.

10. Rev. Charles E. McCallister

Assignments: Fairmont — Immaculate Conception 05/1971-08/1971; Clarksburg — Immaculate

Conception 08/1971-05/1972; Wheeling — Chancery 05/1972 – 09/1972; Washington, D.C. — Catholic University — student 09/1972 – 05/1973; Wheeling — Chancery 1973-1994; Leave of absence 08/1994-06/1995; Wheeling — Paul XI Pastoral Center 08/1994- 2/1998; Clarksburg — Immaculate Conception 10/2003.

Years of incidents: between 2002-2006.

Reported: 03/02/2007.

Description of incidents; abuse of a minor.

Status of priest: reported to the civil authorities; faculties suspended by the Diocese.

Died on 10/13/2007, during the investigation.

11. Rev. Felix Owino

Assignments: Wheeling Jesuit University 2008 -2010; Weirton — St. Paul Parish 06/2009 – 07/2010.

Years of incidents: (1) 2010; (2) 2010.

Reported: 07/05/2010; 07/2010.

Description of incidents: inappropriate touching of an adult; abuse of a minor in Virginia.

Status of priest: removed from ministry on 07/12/2010, by DWC.

He pled guilty to the charge in Fairfax County Circuit Court and was deported back to Africa.

12. Rev. David A.Pichette

Assignments: Center Point — Nazareth Farm 06/1979-09/1988.

Year of abuse: 1981.

Reported: 06/10/2003 Victim report to Syracuse and Syracuse reported to DWC.

Description of incidents: abuse of a minor.

Status of priests: Departed DWC 09/1988 and Syracuse in 1994.

13. Rev. Robert J. Rooney

Assignments: Wheeling — St. Joseph Cathedral 06/1954-09/1954; White Sulphur Springs — St. Charles Borromeo

09/1954-12/1954; Ronceverte — St. Catherine 09/1954-12/1954; Huntington — St. Joseph 12/1954-12/1959;

Chester — Sacred Heart 12/1959-08/1960; Beckley — St. Francis de Sales 08/1960-12/1960; Military Ordinariate, 02/1961-09/1961; Coalton — St. Patrick 1961-1963; Leave of Absence — 1963-1975; War — Christ the King, 1975-1976; Camden — St. Boniface 1976-1977; Leave of absence starting 09/16/1977.

Years of incident: (1) 1962; (2) 1964-1967 (while on leave from DWC).

Reported: 06/13/1962; 04/27/2010.

Description of incidents: abuse of a minor.

Abuse of a minor claim in New Jersey.

Status of priest: investigated by Diocese of New Jersey and Prosecutor’s Office in New Jersey.

Died 07/16/1994.

14. Rev. Francis Roscetti, OFM Cap.

Assignments: Ridgeley — St. Anthony 1967-1972 (Diocese of Richmond during that timeframe).

Years of incident: 1967-1972.

Reported: 05/07/2015.

Description of incidents: abuse of a minor.

Status of priest: died in 1991.

15. Rev. Richard Schaefer

Assignments: Huntington — St. Joseph 09/1962-06/1963; Fairmont — St. Peter 06/1963-06/1966;

Fairmont — Newman Club — Chaplain 06/1965-06/1966; Point Pleasant — Sacred Heart 06/1966-08/1966;

Wheeling Hospital — Chaplain 08/1966-05/1967; Rowlesburg — St. Philomena 05/1967 -08/1971; Dunbar — Christ the King 08/1971-08/1976; Sistersville — Holy Rosary 08/1976-07/1981; Paden City — Mater Dolorosa 07/1981-04/1986; Middlebourne — St. Lawrence 07/1981-04/1986; Sistersville — Holy Rosary 09/1984-04/1986.

Years of incidents: 1967-1969; 1970-1971; 1970-1971; 1972-1974; 1976-1977; Mid to late 1970s as asserted by his counsel; Mid to late 1970s as asserted by his counsel.

Reported: 09/15/1995; 03/09/2001; 04/20/2001; 05/18/2002; 03/13/1986; 01/22/2008; 01/22/2008.

Description of incidents: multiple claims of abuse of a minor.

Status of priest: His faculties were suspended 04/10/1986. He died 04/10/1998.

16. Rev. Paul J. Schwarten

Assignments: Weston — St. Patrick 05/1943-09/50; Ronceverte — St. Catherine 1950; White Sulphur Springs — St. Charles Borromeo 09/1950-05/1951; Leave of absence 05/01/1951-09/1964; Fairmont — St. Peter 09/1964-12/1965; Leave of absence 12/1965-02/1967; Moundsville — St. Francis Xavier 02/1967-04/1969; Sistersville — Holy Rosary 04/1969-07/1981; St. Marys — St. John 1972-06/1981; Logan — Our Lady of Mount Carmel 07/1981-06/1987; Retired 06/24/1987.

Years of incidents; 1951; 1960; 1975 or 1976.

Reported: 1951 (DWC Complaint); 1960 (Non-DWC Complaint-Nebraska); 1981 (DWC Complaint).

Description of incidents: abuse of a minor.

Status of priest: Arrested for inappropriate touching of a minor in Nebraska.

Abuse of a minor. Served 18 months in prison. Died 12/05/1995.

17. Rev. Charles Tague, S.T.

Assignments: Wheeling — St. Joan of Arc 07/1964-09/1985.

Years of incidents: Occurred between 1979 and 1985.

Reported: 02/12/1986.

Description of incidents: abuse of a minor.

Status of priest: Incident was reported to WVDHHR. He departed DWC on 09/20/1985.

Died 06/03/2003.

18. Rev. Stanley Tuchalski

Assignments: Weirton — St. Paul 06/1990-06/1993; Westover — St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 06/1993-01/1998; Pursglove — St. Ursula 02/1994-01/1998; Fairmont — St. Peter, 01/1998 – 01/2000; Leave of absence 01/2000-08/2000; Catholic University, 08/2000-07/2002.

Date of incidents: 1998.

Reported: 01/2000.

Description of incidents: inappropriate touching of a minor.

Status of priest: Faculties suspended 07/2002.

Clergy who served in dwc for whom no complaints were received but were credibly accused elsewhere

1. Rev. Franklyn W. Becker

Assignments: Huntington — Marshall University Catholic Community-Chaplain, 01/1975-08/1976; Huntington — St. Joseph 01/10/1975-08/1/1976.

Years of incidents: Multiple incidents reported to Archdiocese of Milwaukee from 1970-2002.

Reported: Reported to Archdiocese of Milwaukee; not reported to DWC.

No reported abuse in DWC.

Description of incidents: Abuse of minors in Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Status: departed DWC 08/01/1976.

Dismissed from clerical state — 11/2004.

2. Rev. James Biene

Assignments: Huntington — St. Joseph Central High School — Teacher, 1979-1981; Huntington — Sacred Heart — In Residence 03/1981-10/1981.

Years of incidents: 1964-1978; 2000-2003 In Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Reported: Not reported to DWC. No reported abuse in DWC.

Description of incidents; Arrested for sexual misconduct in St. Louis, Missouri, in 2002; conviction later overturned.

Status: Departed DWC 10/1981.

Dismissed from clerical state — 03/2005.

3. Rev. Louis Bonacci, S.J.

Assignments; Wheeling Jesuit University — Campus Ministry 06/1999-2003.

Years of incidents: 1978-1982 In Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Reported: Victim reported to DWC 04/2011. No reported abuse in DWC.

Description of incidents: Abuse of a minor in Maryland.

Status: Departed DWC 2003. Permanently removed from ministry 06/2011.

4. Rev. Martin D. Brady, T.O.R.

Assignments: Fort Ashby — Annunciation of Our Lord; 06/1986-05/1990;

Ridgeley — St. Anthony 06/1986-05/1990; Stonewood — Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 05/1990-06/1997.

Years of incidents: 1976 -1980 In Diocese of Altoona — Johnstown and Diocese of Richmond.

Reported: Victim reported to non-DWC Diocese in 2002. No reported abuse in DWC.

Description of incidents: Abuse of minors in Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Status: Named in 2016 Grand Jury Report in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Departed DWC 06/1997. Died 03/19/2003.

5. Rev. Charles Demblowski

Assignments: Middlebourne — St. Lawrence 1985-1986.

Years of incidents: Unknown in Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Reported: Reported to Diocese of Pittsburgh 2004. No reported abuse in DWC.

Description of incidents; Abuse of a minor allegation in the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Status: Died 08/04/1989.

6. Rev. Phillip Gage, S.M.

Assignments: Wheeling — St. Vincent de Paul 1979-1981.

Year of incidents: 1989.

Reported: Reported to DWC 05/16/1995. No reported abuse in DWC.

Description of incidents; Abuse of a minor in Atlanta, Georgia.

Status: Departed DWC 07/1981.

7. Rev. Gerard J. Guli

Assignments: Huntington — Our Lady of Fatima 06/1963-01/1964;

Huntington — St. Joseph 01/1964-06/1965; Sistersville — Holy Rosary 06/1965-08/1966;

Fairmont — St. Peter 08/1966-10/1967.

Year of incident: ca. 1960 In Diocese of Rochester.

Reported: Reported to Diocese of Rochester 1963. No reported abuse in DWC.

Status: Arrested in 1989 for abuse of a minor in the Diocese of Rochester, New York.

Departed DWC 10/1967. Laicized by the Diocese of Rochester.

8. Rev. Reginald Krakovsky, T.O.R.

Assignments: Romney — Our Lady of Grace 09/1991-04/1992.

Years of incidents: 1963-1964 In Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.

Reported: Not reported to DWC. No reported abuse in DWC.

Status: Named in 2016 Grand Jury Report in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Departed DWC 04/1992. Died 07/14/1997.

9. Rev. Raymond Lukac

Assignments: Clarksburg — Immaculate Conception 01/1964-08/1966;

Clarksburg — Veterans Administration Hospital — Chaplain 01/1964-08/1966;

Wheeling — St. Joseph Cathedral 08/1966 -01/1967.

Years of incidents: 1954 In Diocese of Greensburg; 1964.

Reported: Reported to Diocese of Greensburg in 1954. Reported to DWC 2018.

Description of incidents: Abuse allegation in the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report in the Diocese of Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

Non-credible abuse claim.

Status: Departed DWC 01/1967; died 06/04/2000.

10. Rev. Francis McCaa

Assignments: Martinsburg — Veterans Administration Hospital — Chaplain, 03/1986-1992.

Years of incidents; 1961-1985 In Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.

Not reported to DWC. No reported abuse in DWC.

Description of incidents: abuse of a minor Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Status: Retired without faculties. Departed DWC 1992.

11. Rev. Robert Poandl, G.H.M.

No assignment.

Year of incidents: 1991.

Reported: Reported to Glenmary 06/09/2009.

No reported abuse in DWC.

Status: Glenmary Home Missioners — Cincinnati, Ohio. On 11/13/2012, Fr. Poandl was arrested for federal charge of transporting a minor across state lines with intent to engage in sexual activity. Currently serving 7-1/2 years in federal prison; sentenced on 02/12/2014.

12. Rev. Raymond Waldruff, T.O.R.

Assignments: Camden — St. Boniface 02/1972-07/1976; St. Clara — St. Clare, 02/1972-07/1976; Fink – Holy Name of Mary 02/1972-07/1976.

Years of incidents; 1964;1968. In Diocese of Altoona- Johnstown.

Grand Jury Report indicates Order became aware of allegations in 1977.

Reported: Victim reported to the Order in 1977. No reported abuse in DWC.

Status: Named in 2016 Grand Jury Report in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Departed DWC 07/1976. Dismissed from the Order — 1983. Died 03/25/1985.

13. Rev. Adalbert Wolski, T.O.R.

Assignments: Romney — Our Lady of Grace 05/1990-09/1991;

Moorefield — Epiphany of the Lord 01/1991-07/1991.

Year of incidents: 1964 in Diocese of Altoona- Johnstown.

ReporteD: Reported to DWC 09/26/1991. No reported abuse in DWC.

Status: Named in 2016 Grand Jury Report in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.

Departed DWC 09/1991. Died 01/03/2012.

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