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LIST OF CLERGY WHO WERE CREDIBLY ACCUSED

WHILE SERVING IN DWC – 1950 TO PRESENT

NAME ASSIGNMENTS YEAR(S) DATE INCIDENT STATUS


IN DIOCESE OF REPORTED TO DESCRIPTION OF PRIEST
INCIDENT(S) DIOCESE/
AUTHORITIES

1. Rev. Carl E. Bauer, Parkersburg – St. 1969 or 1970. Victim reported to Inappropriate Retired from
Jr. Margaret Mary DWC in 2004. touching of a minor. active ministry in
06/1963 – 06/1966; 2002.

Parkersburg Catholic Died in 2015.


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.

2. Rev. Eugene R. Franklin, WV – St. (1) 1982; 03/25/82; Abuse of a minor. Faculties
Bowski, MSA Elizabeth Ann Seton withdrawn in
06/1980 –03/25/1982 (2) Unknown. 2014. Abuse of minors in Diocese of
Diocese of Gallup, Gallup in 2014.
New Mexico.

3. Rev. Lawrence Weirton – St. Paul (1) 1972; 2002 or 2003; Abuse of a minor. Faculties
(Larry) D. Brown 05/1970 – 12/1971; revoked 06/1985.
(2) 1982 or 10/26/2018. Abuse of a minor.
Wheeling – St. 1983. Died 12/03/1993.
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;

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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.

4. Rev. William Carr Princeton – Sacred Between 1950- 2002. Abuse of a minor. Retired
Heart 1956. 08/17/1971.
03/1941 – 12/1948;
Died 12/19/1984.
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.

5. Rev. James Joseph Parkersburg – St. (1) 1978-1979; 2018; Abuse of a minor Faculties
Chetock Margaret Mary before ordination as suspended and
11/1993 – 01/1995; a priest. voluntarily left
ministry in July,
Weirton – St. Joseph 2005.
the Worker
01/1995 –0 6/1997; (2) 2005. 2005 (Non-Credible Behavior related.
Complaint).
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;

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Vienna – St. Michael
06/2002 – 06/2005;

Leave of absence
06/2005 – 08/2005.

6. Rev. Patrick Moundsville – St. 1983-1987. 07/05/1995. Abuse of a minor. Faculties


Anthony Condron Francis Xavier restricted on
07/1976 – 10/1977; 03/22/2005;
faculties
Parkersburg – St. suspended on
Francis Xavier 01/19/2006.
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
01/1995 – 08/1995;

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

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Pastoral Center
03/2005 – 03/2006.

7. Rev. Victor St. Albans – St. (1) 1959; Reported to DWC Multiple claims of The Diocese of
Frobas Francis of Assisi 02/03/1996 (Non- abuse of a minor. Wheeling-
07/1965 – 06/1966; DWC Complaint- Charleston
Philadelphia, PA). suspended Fr.
Wheeling – Corpus Frobas and his
Christi (2) 1962; 03/21/1964 faculties at DWC
06/1966 – 05/1967; (Non-DWC were revoked on
Complaint- 01/27/1987.
Huntington – Our Philadelphia, PA).
Lady of Fatima A 12/22/1987,
05/1967 – 10/1967; (3) 1970s; 09/2011 to 02/2018 St. Louis Post
(DWC Complaint) Dispatch article
Fairmont – St. Peter (Non-Credible). indicated that Fr.
10/1967 – 06/1968; Frobas, at the
(4) Between 05/15/2002 age of 49, was
Wheeling – St. 1972-1976; (DWC Complaint) indicted for
Joseph Cathedral (Non-Credible). inappropriate
06/1968 – 11/1970; contact with
(5) 1974; 07/30/2010 minors (2). He
Wheeling – Catholic (DWC Complaint). eventually pled
Committee on guilty and
Scouting – Chaplain (6) 1975; 02/27/2004 entered a plea
1969; (DWC Complaint). agreement for
(Non-Credible) five years in
Wellsburg – St. John prison which
the Evangelist (7) 1975 or 05/03/2016 translated to
11/1970 – 02/1972; 1976; (DWC Complaint). approximately
(Undetermined) 18 months and
Wheeling – Diocesan probation.
Director of Scouting (8) 1976-1977; 09/1993 (DWC
1971; Complaint). Died on
07/11/1993.
Huttonsville – St. (9) 1977; Approx. 01/07/1993
John Bosco (Non-DWC
02/1972 – 01/1976; Complaint-
Massachusetts).
Huttonsville – Camp
Tygart – Director (10) Approx. 01/1995
02/1972 – 01/1976; 1977; (DWC Complaint).

Leave of absence (11) 1979; Approx. 10/07/1992


01/1976 – 10/1976; and again approx.
2004
Wheeling – Mount (DWC Complaint).
St. Joseph - Chaplain
10/1976 – 10/1977; (12) 1980; 07/24/1980
(Non-DWC
Wheeling Central Complaint-
Catholic High School Massachusetts).
– Chaplain
08/1977 – 10/1977; (13) 1980s; 2014
(Non-DWC
Complaint-Missouri).

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Moundsville – St. (14) 1981; 07/27/1983
Francis Xavier (Anonymous Claim –
10/1977 – 02/1978; Location of
Complaint Unknown)
Leave of absence (Non-Credible).
02/1978 – 1980;
(15) 1984-1985; 01/1987
Weirton – St. Paul (Non-DWC
1980 – 07/1982; Complaint-Missouri).

Wheeling – Chancery (16) Approx. 02/04/1987 (Non-


07/1982 – 10/1982; 1986-1987; DWC Complaint-
Missouri).
Farmington – St.
Peter (17) Unknown. Approximately
10/1982 – 12/1982; 01/12/1993
(DWC Complaint)
Fairmont – (Non-Credible).
Immaculate
Conception
12/1982 – 06/1983;

Leave of absence
06/1983 – 07/1993.

8. Bro. Rogers Welch – St. Peters 2012. 08/23/2012 Solicitation of a Matter was
Hannan, S.V.D. 2001 – 2012; (Chicago Province of minor. reported to
the Society of the DHHR in
War – Christ the Divine Word). McDowell
King Parish County on
2004 – 2012. 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. Follansbee – St. (1) 1960s; exact 03/2010; Abuse of a minor. Died 06/16/1967.
MacSweeney Anthony date unknown;
03/08/1955 –
03/26/1955; (2) 1961. 03/14/2006.

Charleston – St. Agnes


03/1955 – 10/1962;

Weston – St. Patrick


10/1962 – 06/1963;

Shinnston – St. Anne


06/1963.

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10. Rev. Charles E. Fairmont – Between 2002- 03/02/2007. Abuse of a minor. Reported to the
McCallister Immaculate 2006. civil authorities.
Conception
05/1971 – 08/1971; Faculties
suspended by the
Clarksburg – Diocese.
Immaculate
Conception Died on
08/1971 – 05/1972; 10/13/2007,
during the
Wheeling – Chancery investigation.
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 – 12/1998;

Clarksburg –
Immaculate
Conception
10/2003.

11. Rev. Felix Wheeling Jesuit (1) 2010; 07/05/2010; Inappropriate Removed from
Owino University touching of an adult. ministry on
2008 – 2010; 07/12/2010, by
(2) 2010. 07/2010. Abuse of a minor in DWC.
Weirton – St. Paul Virginia.
Parish He pled guilty to
06/2009 – 07/2010. the charge in
Fairfax County
Circuit Court and
was deported
back to Africa.

12. Rev. David A. Center Point – 1981. 06/10/2003 Victim Abuse of a minor. Departed DWC
Pichette Nazareth Farm report to Syracuse 09/1988 and
06/1979 – 09/1988. and Syracuse Syracuse in
reported to DWC. 1994.

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13. Rev. Robert J. Wheeling – St. (1) 1962; 06/13/1962; Abuse of a minor.
Rooney Joseph Cathedral
06/1954 – 09/1954; (2) 1964-1967 04/27/2010. Abuse of a minor Investigated by
(while on leave claim in New Jersey. Diocese of New
White Sulphur from DWC). Jersey and
Springs – St. Charles Prosecutor’s
Borromeo Office in New
09/1954 – 12/1954; Jersey.

Ronceverte – St. Died 07/16/1994.


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.

14. Rev. Francis Ridgeley – St. 1967-1972. 05/07/2015. Abuse of a minor. Died in 1991.
Roscetti, OFM Anthony
Cap. 1967 – 1972 –
(Diocese of
Richmond during that
timeframe).

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15. Rev Richard Huntington – St. (1) 1967-1969; 09/15/1995; Multiple claims of His faculties
Schaefer Joseph abuse of a minor. were suspended
09/1962 – 06/1963; (2) 1970-1971; 03/09/2001; 04/10/1986.

Fairmont – St. Peter (3) 1970-1971; 04/20/2001; Died 04/10/1998.


06/1963 – 06/1966;
(4) 1972-1974; 05/18/2002;
Fairmont – Newman
Club – Chaplain (5) 1976-1977; 03/13/1986;
06/1965 – 06/1966;
(6) Mid to late 01/22/2008;
Point Pleasant – 1970s as asserted
Sacred Heart by his counsel;
06/1966 – 08/1966;
(7) Mid to late 01/22/2008.
Wheeling Hospital – 1970s as asserted
Chaplain by his counsel.
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.

16. Rev. Paul J. Weston – St. Patrick (1) 1951; 1951 Abuse of a minor.
Schwarten 05/1943 – 09/50; (DWC Complaint);

Ronceverte – St. (2) 1960; 1960 Arrested for Served 18


Catherine (Non-DWC inappropriate months in prison.
1950; Complaint- touching of a minor
Nebraska); in Nebraska. Died 12/05/1995.
White Sulphur
Springs – St. Charles (3) 1975 or Abuse of a minor.
Borromeo 1976. 1981
09/1950 – 05/1951; (DWC Complaint).

Leave of absence
05/01/1951 –
09/1964;

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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.

17. Rev. Charles Wheeling – St. Joan Occurred 02/12/1986. Abuse of a minor. Incident was
Tague, S.T. of Arc between 1979 reported to
07/1964 – 09/1985. and 1985. WVDHHR. He
departed DWC
on 09/20/1985.

Died 06/03/2003.

18. Rev. Stanley Weirton – St. Paul 1998. 01/2000. Inappropriate Faculties
Tuchalski 06/1990 – 06/1993; touching of a minor. suspended
07/2002.
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.

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