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THE LIST: These are the priests who were ‘credibly accused’ of sexual abuse across Alaska

  • Author: Kyle Hopkins
  • Updated: December 26, 2018
  • Published December 26, 2018

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Below is the full list of priests who were stationed in Alaska and have been credibly accused of sexual abuse, according to Jesuits West. This list has been supplemented with a report by the Diocese of Fairbanks that lists “all known individuals, including priests, religious, lay employees and volunteers against whom a complaint of sexual abuse has been filed by one or more individuals” and against whom the abuse has been proven, admitted or “credibly accused.”

Rev. Rene Astruc (France)

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor: 1959-67; mid-1960s; 1965-66; 1975; 1982-85

Number of reports of abuse against this person: 3

Status: Deceased, June 28, 2002

Alaska assignments:

- Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross. 1950-51

- St. Michael’s Mission, St. Michael’s. 1956-62

- St. John Berchmans Church, Galena. 1962-63

- Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross. 1963-64

- St. Mary’s Mission, St. Marys. 1964-70

- Jesuit Residence, Anchorage. 1970-80

- St. Joseph’s Church, Kotlik. 1980-82

- Jesuit Residence, Anchorage. 1982-96

- Bro. Joe Prince Community, St. Marys. 1998-2002


Joseph A. Balfe

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor: 1934-40; 1959-61

Status: Deceased, Sept. 29, 1969

Alaska assignments:

- Immaculate Conception Church, Fairbanks. 1943-44.


Rev. Charles Bartles (New Orleans)

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor: 1973-74; 1978

Number of reports of abuse against this person: 1

Status: Deceased, July 28, 1993

Alaska assignments:

- Our Lady of Snows Church, Nulato. 1978-82

- St. John Berchmans Church, Galena. 1982-86

- Immaculate Conception Church, Bethel. 1986-88


Alaska Brother Robert L. Benish

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor: 1954; 1961-62

Number of reports of abuse against this person: 2

Status: Deceased, April 24, 1991.

Alaska assignments:

- St. Mary’s Mission, Akulurak. 1946-75

- Jesuit Community, Anchorage. 1975-76

- St. Marys school, St. Marys. 1976-87

- Jesuit Residence, Fairbanks. 1987-89


Arnold L. Cluster

Note: Included in Jesuits West list, previously published in former Oregon Province bankruptcy filings.

Status: Deceased, March 2, 1969

Alaska assignments:

- Sacred Heart Church, Seward. 1952-61


Rev. Jules M. Convert (France)

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor: 1954-60, 1961-63; 1966-69; 1970-78

Number of reports of abuse against this person: 38

Status: Deceased, July 28, 1995

Alaska assignments:

- St. Theresa Church, Hooper Bay. 1942-45

- Sacred Heart Mission, Kashunak. 1945-47

- Sacred Heart Mission, Chevak. 1948-49

- St. Michael’s Mission, St. Michael’s. 1949-54

- Holy Cross Mission. Holy Cross. 1954-56

- St. Teresa’s Church, Kaltag. 1956-67

- Immaculate Conception Church, Fairbanks. 1967-68

- St. Ann’s Church, Teller. 1968-69


Rev. Robert F. Corrigal

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor, 1959, 1968-72

Number of reports of abuse against this person: 1

Status: Deceased, May 20, 1988

Alaska assignments:

- St. Mary’s Mission, St. Marys. 1961-63

- Immaculate Conception Church, Bethel. 1963-65

- Immaculate Conception Church, Bethel. 1966-70

- Immaculate Conception Church, Fairbanks. 1973-74

- Jesuit residence, Anchorage. 1974-78

- Bethel, 1981-84

- Jesuit Residence, Anchorage. 1984-88

- Little Flower of Jesus Church, Kaltag. 1969-70

- St. Mary’s Mission. St. Marys. 1970-79


Rev. Norman E. Donohue

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor: 1971-72

Number of reports of abuse against this person: 4

Status: Deceased, Oct. 24, 1983

Alaska assignments:

- Holy Cross. 1941-42

- Akulurak. 1942-50

- Bethel. 1950-57

- Hooper Bay. 1957-64

- Dillingham. 1964-66

- Copper Valley School, Glennallen. 1966-67

- Kaltag. 1967-69

- Nulato. 1969-74

- Tunurnak. 1974-75

- Chefornak. 1975-83


Rev. George S. Endal

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor: 1955-60, 1964-68, 1973-76, 1978-82

Number of reports of abuse against this person: 26

Status: Deceased, Nov. 15, 1996

Alaska assignments:

- Holy Cross. 1936-38

- Mountain Village. 1938-46

- Alakanuk. 1946-48

- Dillingham. 1948-62

- Nulato. 1962-64

- Hooper Bay. 1964-68

- St. Michael. 1968-82

- Unalakleet. 1982-87

- Anchorage. 1987-96


Rev. Andras Eordogh (Hungary)

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor. 1959-51

Number of reports of abuse against this person: 1

Status: No mention on Jesuits West list. Fairbanks Diocese lists him as deceased as of 2009.

Alaska assignments:

- St. Joseph’s, Nome. 1966-67

- St. Francis Xavier Church, Kotzebue. 1967-68

- Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross. 1968-71


Rev. Francis J. Fallert

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor: 1956-57, 1968-72

Number of reports of abuse against this person: 1

Status: Deceased, June 2, 1990

Alaska assignments:

- Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross. 1947-49

- St. Michael’s Mission, St. Michael. 1954-56

- Copper Valley School, Glennallen. 1956-65

- St. Joseph church, Tununak. 1965-74

- Catholic church, Toksook Bay. 1974-75

- Jesuit residence, Fairbanks. 1976-82

- St. Lawrence Church, Mountain Village. 1982-86

- St. Peter’s Church, Toksook Bay. 1986-87

- Jesuit residence, Fairbanks. 1987-88

- St. Peter’s Church, Toksook Bay. 1988-90


Brother Francis Fox

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor, “year tbd”

Number of reports of abuse against this person: 1

Status: Deceased, Feb. 28, 1994.

Alaska assignments:

- St. Marys Church, Akulurak. 1942-45

- Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross. 1945-65

- Our Lady of the Snows Church, Nulato. 1965-69

- Monroe High School, Fairbanks. 1969-86


Rev. John P. Fox

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor: 1951-55, 1956-59, 1963

Number of reports of abuse against this person: 1

Status: Deceased, May 6, 1983

Alaska assignments:

- Akulurak. 1927-28

- Kashunuk. 1928-30

- St. Teresa Church, Hooper Bay. 1931-46

- St. Lawrence Church, Mountain Village. 1946-56

- Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross. 1956-63

- St. Marys Church, St. Marys. 1963-65

- St. Lawrence Church, Mountain Village. 1965-68

- Jesuit residence, Anchorage. 1968-77


Rev. Harold J. Greif

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor, 1958-64, 1965-66, 1967-69, 1974, 1985, 1990-92

Number of reports of abuse against this person: 1

Status: Deceased, Oct. 28, 1991

Alaska assignments:

- Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross. 1948-52

- Holy Rosary Church, Dillingham. 1952-67

- Copper Valley School, Glennallen. 1967-69

- St. Joseph’s Church, Nome. 1969-83


Rev. Henry G. Hargreaves

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor: 1950-54, 1960, 1978, 1981

Number of reports of abuse against this person: 10

Status: Deceased Feb. 22, 2013

Alaska assignments:

- Hooper Bay. 1949-52

- Immaculate Conception Church, Fairbanks. 1952-53

- Hooper Bay. 1953-56

- Bethel. 1956-64

- Fairbanks. 1964-65

- St. Michael. 1965-66

- Nulato. 1966-69

- Anchorage. 1969-72

- Kotlik. 1972-80

- Bethel. 1980-87

- St. Peter’s Church, Tooksok Bay. 1987-88

- Emmonak. 1988-94

- Toksook Bay. 1994-97

- Tununak. 1997-98

- Bethel. 1998-2003


Rev. James E. Jacobson

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor: 1968-70, 1969-71

Number of reports of abuse against this person: 13

Status: Deceased, July 18, 2017

Alaska assignments:

- Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross. 1955-56

- St. Joseph’s Church, Tununak. 1961-62

- Catholic Church, Chefornak. 1962-66

- St. Michael’s Church, St. Michael. 1967

- Copper Valley School, Glennallen. 1967-70

- Little Flower Church, Hooper Bay. 1970-76


Brother Ignatius J. Jakes

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor: 1975-76, 1978-82, 1987

Number of reports of abuse against this person: 5

Status: Deceased, Aug. 23, 1999

Alaska assignments:

- Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross. 1951-62

- Loyola Hall, Fairbanks. 1962-66

- St. Mary’s Mission, St. Marys. 1972-95

- Jesuit residence, Fairbanks. 1995-99 (death)


Rev. Paul Linssen

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor: 1959

Number of reports of abuse against this person: 1

Status: Deceased, Sept. 21, 1960

Alaska assignments:

- Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross. 1952-54

- St. Marjorie’s Mission, Hamilton. 1954-55

- St. Joseph’s Mission, Tununak. 1956-60


Rev. Segundo Llorente

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor: 1962-63, mid-1960s

Number of reports of abuse against this person: 3

Status: Deceased, Jan. 26, 1989

Alaska assignments:

- St. Mary’s Mission, Akulurak. 1935-37

- Catholic church, Kotzebue. 1938-41

- St. Mary’s Mission, Akulurak. 1941-48

- Immaculate Conceptions Church, Bethel. 1948-50

- St. Mary’s Mission, Akulurak. 1950-51

- Catholic Mission, Alakanuk. 1951-63

- Jesuit community, Fairbnaks. 1963-64

- St. Joseph’s Church, Nome. 1964-65

- Immaculate Conception Church, Fairbanks. 1965-67

- St. Joseph’s Church, Cordova. 1967-70

- Holy Family Church, Anchorage. 1970-76


Rev. Richard L. McCaffery

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor: 1978-79, 1979-81, 1992-96

Number of reports of abuse against this person: 9

Status: Deceased, May 7, 2006

Alaska assignments:

- Copper Valley School, Glennallen. 1967-69

- Jesuit residence, Fairbanks. 1973-77

- St. Joseph’s Church, Tununak. 1978-79

- Little Flower Church, Hooper Bay. 1979-81

- Jesuit Residence, Fairbanks. 1981-87

- Immaculate Conception Church, Bethel. 1987-98

- Immaculate Conception Church, Fairbanks. 1998-2005


Rev. William T. McIntyre

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor: 1958-59

Number of reports of abuse against this person: 1

Status: Deceased, Aug. 27, 1983

Alaska assignments:

- Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross. 1938-40

- Catholic Church, Juneau. 1945-46

- Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross. 1946-54

- St. Francis Xavier Mission, Kotzebue. 1954-59

- Immaculate Conception Church, Fairbanks. 1959-60

- St. Lawrence Mission Mountain Village. 1960-62

- Immaculate Conception Church, Bethel. 1962-63

- Catholic Mission, Alakanuk. 1963-68

- Sacred Heart Church, Chevak. 1968-70

- St. Lawrence Mission, Mountain Village. 1970-80

- Jesuit Community, Anchorage. 1980-81


Rev. Bernard F. McMeel

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor: 1977

Number of reports of abuse against this person: 1

Status: Deceased, Jan. 6, 1994

Alaska assignments:

- Monroe High School, Fairbanks. 1955-57

- Little Flower Mission, Hooper Bay. 1958-59

- Sacred Heart Church, Chevak. 1959-64

- Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross. 1964-68

- Jesuit Residence, Fairbanks. 1968-73

- St. John Berchmans’ Church, Galena. 1973-76

- Little Flower Church, Hooper Bay. 1976-77

- St. Joseph’s Church, Tununak. 1977-78


Gabriel M. Menager

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor

Status: Deceased, July 28, 1966

Alaska assignments:

- Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Juneau. 1928-30

- St. Joseph’s Church, Nome. 1933-34


Cornelius K. Murphy

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor: 1964-67

Number of reports of abuse against this person: 1

Status: Deceased, April 16, 1982

Alaska assignments:

- Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross. 1940-42

- St. Peter Claver Mission, Nulato. 1947-48

- St. Joseph’s Church Nome. 1948-56

- Immaculate Conception Church, Fairbanks. 1956-65

- Immaculate conception Church, Bethel. 1956-68

- Immaculate Conception Church, Fairbanks. 1968-82


Francis X. Nawn

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor: 1962-63, 1964-68, 1969-71, 1973-75, 1979-81, 1986-88

Number of reports of abuse against this person: 24

Status: Deceased, Oct. 1, 1992

Alaska assignments:

- Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross. 1962-64

- Sacred Heart Mission, Chevak. 1964-68

- St. Ignatius Church, Alakanuk. 1981-83

- St. Michael’s Church, St. Michael. 1983-87


Paul C. O’Connor

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor: 1951-55

Number of reports of abuse against this person: 1

Status: Deceased, March 8, 1979

Alaska assignments:

- Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross. 1930-31

- Pilot Station. 1931-33

- St. Mary’s Church, Akulurak. 1934-41

- St. Francis Xavier Church, Kotzebue. 1941-46

- Little Flower Church. Hooper Bay. 1946-53

- St. Mary’s Mission, St. Mary’s. 1953-59

- Copper Valley School, Glennallen. 1965-66

- Providence Hospital, Anchorage. 1966-76


Patrick J. O’Reilly

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor: 1945, 1947, 1949

Status: Deceased, May 26, 1958

Alaska assignments:

- Immaculate Conception Church, Fairbanks. 1926-28

- St. Rose Church, Wrangell. 1940-42

- St. Gregory Nanzianzen Church, Sitka. 1942-46


Joseph L. Obersinner

Note: Included in Jesuits West list, previously published in former Oregon Province bankruptcy filings.

Status: Deceased, March 1, 2018

Alaska assignments:

- Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross. 1952-54


James E. Poole

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor: 1948-53, 1956-57, 1959-63, 1967-68, 1970, 1975-77, 1979-80

Number of reports of abuse against this person: 19

Status: Deceased, March 28, 2018

Alaska assignments:

- Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross. 1948-50

- St. Lawrence Mission, Mountain Village. 1955-59

- St. Mary’s Mission, St. Marys. 1959-64

- St. Patrick’s Mission, Barrow. 1965-66

- St. Joseph’s Church, Nome. 1966-88


Charles A. Saalfeld

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor: 1974-78

Number of reports of abuse against this person: 2

Status: Deceased, March 6, 1978

Alaska assignments:

- Monroe Catholic High School, Fairbanks. 1957-66

- Catholic Church, Tanana. 1966-73

- Our Lady of the Snows Church, Nulato. 1974-78


Patrick F. Savage

Note: Included in Jesuits West list, previously published in former Oregon Province bankruptcy filings.

Status: Deceased, Sept. 15, 1965

Alaska assignments:

- St. Joseph’s Church, Nome. 1927-30

- St. Peter Claver Church, Nulato. 1930-31


Vincent P. Scott

Claims/years: Sexual abuse of a minor: 2000.

Status: Dismissed June 12, 2000

Alaska assignments:

-- Bro. Joe Prince Community, St. Mary’s. 1999-2000


Frederick Simoneau

Note: Included in Jesuits West list, previously published in former Oregon Province bankruptcy filings.

Status: Deceased, April 21, 1984

Alaska assignments:

- Holy Name Church, Ketchikan. 1967-69

Note: An earlier version of this story included the incorrect date for the death of Rev. Robert F. Corrigal.

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