List of abusive Alaskan Catholic priests, volunteers released

    Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - The group Jesuits West has released a list of 33 priests and church volunteers who face “credible claims” of crimes committed in Alaska.

    According to the Anchorage Daily News, the Dec. 7 report puts names, places and dates to generations of sexual abuse inflicted by ordained priests, church volunteers and employees in 35 villages and cities across the state.

    In Juneau, the group includes the Rev. William T. McIntyre ('45-'46) and Gabriel M. Menager ('28-'30). Abusers in Wrangell, Sitka and Ketchikan were also named.

    While the identities of the priests and volunteers named by Jesuits West have been previously revealed in reams of bankruptcy filings and posted to obscure diocese webpages, an investigation of the priests by ADN found one-third have never been widely linked to the Jesuit sexual abuse scandal in Alaska.

    The abusive priests listed by Jesuits West were members of western provinces and “against whom a credible claim of sexual abuse of a minor ... or a vulnerable adult has been made,” according to the Portland-based organization.

    Almost all the priests named are now dead and never faced an Alaska judge or jury on criminal charges. While some priests admitted to the abuse, many died before civil lawsuits were filed and could not be interviewed or defend themselves.

    The complete list can be found here.

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