Diocese of Joliet’s List of Credibly Accused Priests

The Diocese of Joliet has released the names of priests and others who it believes have been the subject of “credible allegation(s) of sexual misconduct with minors made against them while serving in the Diocese of Joliet.”  Please know that these lists are not complete, and in December 2018 the Illinois Attorney General issued a report claiming the Catholic Church in Illinois has withheld the names of more than 500 priests who have been accused of sexually abusing children.  Put simply, if you were sexually abused by a priest or someone associated with the Catholic Church, please do not be alarmed if the person is not on the Diocese’s list.  We have represented many people who were sexually abused by priests who were not included on the list of a Diocese or Archdiocese, only for the priest’s name to be added to the list at a later date.  If you want to learn your legal options, please contact us.

Here is a partial list of the names released by the Diocese of Joliet, sorted by last name:

(Last Name, First Name)

  1. Burnett, James R.
  2. Buczyna, Andrew
  3. Dedera, Philip
  4. Dennerlein, Arno
  5. Dinan, Paul
  6. Dugal, William
  7. Fischer, Lowell
  8. Flores, Alejandro
  9. Formusa, Salvatore
  10. Frederick, James
  11. Furdek, John
  12. Gibbney, Michael
  13. Gibbs, Lawrence
  14. Howlin, Carroll
  15. Lenczycki, Frederick
  16. Malzone, John
  17. Mateo, Leonard
  18. Meis, Anthony
  19. Mullins, Lawrence
  20. Nowak, James
  21. O’Connor, Donald
  22. Pock, Donald
  23. Poff, Edward
  24. Ross, Anthony
  25. Ruffalo, Richard
  26. Ryan, Lee
  27. Simonelli, Gerald
  28. Slade, Henry
  29. Slown, John
  30. Stefanich, Edward
  31. Storm, James
  32. Van Duren, Charles
  33. Virtue, William
  34. Walsh, Oliver
  35. White, Myles