Fr. John H. Dux – Diocese of St. Augustine

Father John H. Dux 

Diocese of St. Augustine

 

Ordained: 1973

Assignment History:

  • 1973-1974: Parochial Vicar St. Paul Parish (Jacksonville, FL)
  • 1973-1974: Religion Teacher Bishop Kenny High School (Jacksonville, FL) 
  • 1974-1977: Parochial Vicar St. Patrick Parish (Gainesville, FL)
  • 1977-1983: Administrator St. Madeleine Sophie Parish (High Springs, FL)
  • 1983-1985: Pastor St. Madeleine Sophie Parish (High Springs, FL)
  • 1985-1998: Chaplain United States Navy 

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father John H. Dux:

Fr. John Dux was ordained a priest in 1973. Dux worked in the Diocese of St. Augustine until 1985. He was a US Navy chaplain from 1985-1998. He was also living and assisting in the Diocese of Charleston for a time. 

The Diocese of Charleston announced that Dux had been credibly accused of sexually abusing a minor in 1976, while assigned to St. Patrick’s in Gainesville, Florida. The allegation was received in 2019 and his faculties were removed. 

In 2020, Dux was included on the Diocese of Charleston list named as being credibly accused of child sex abuse. In 2020, Dux was also included on a list of priests in the Diocese of St. Augustine named as being credibly accused of child sex abuse. 

As of 2020, Dux resided in Charleston, South Carolina. Dux’s current whereabouts are unknown.

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Fr. Cornelius “Neil” Carr – Diocese of St. Augustine

Father Cornelius “Neil” Carr 

Diocese of St. Augustine/Jesuits

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Ordained: 1951

Dead: 2013 

Assignment History:

  • 1952-1953: Weston College (Weston, MA)
  • 1953-1954: Tertianship (Aurlcsviile, NY)
  • 1954-1955: Canisius High School (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1955-1961: St. Peter’s College High School (Jersey City, NJ)
  • 1962-1964: McQuaid Jesuit High School (Rochester, NY)
  • 1965-1966: Canisius College (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1966-1971: Jesuit Provincial Residence (Syracuse, NY)
  • 1972-1973: Colegio San Ignacio (Rio Piedras, P.R.)
  • 1973-1976: 1180 Delaware Ave. (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1977-1978: Community of St. John the Evangelist (New Orleans, LA)
  • 1981-1984: Xavier High School (New York City, NY)
  • 1985-1993: Canisius High School (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1995-1996: Novitiate of St. Isaac Jogues (Wernersville, PA)
  • 1997-1999: Jesuit Retreat House (Oshkosh, WI)
  • 2000-2001: St. Michael (Buffalo, NY)
  • 2002-2005: Christ the King (Jacksonville, FL)
  • 2007-2012: Murray-Weigel Hall (New York, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Cornelius “Neil” Carr:

Fr. Cornelius “Neil” Carr was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1951. Throughout Carr’s priesthood, he worked in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Louisianna, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Florida. 

In 2006, the Jesuits investigated allegations of child sexual abuse involving Carr. In late 2018, a survivor came forward alleging that Carr reportedly witnessed a janitor sexually abusing the victim at Jesuit High School in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the late 1970s, and neglected to stop the abuse. In fact, the victim states that Carr not only didn’t stop the rape, but he also joined in.

An audio recording captured Jesuit’s president at the time of the settlement describing the claim as credible. The school and order paid a $450,000 settlement to the victim.

According to the Jesuits, another report was also made in 2005, alleging that Carr sexually abused a minor from 1989 to 1990 while serving at Canisius High School in Buffalo, NY. No further details have been released.

In 2018, Carr was included in the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Clergy Report Regarding Abuse. Carr is also named on the list of “Jesuits of the US Central and Southern Province (and its predecessor entities) with Credible Allegations of Abuse of a Minor and the Jesuits’ list of “USA Northeast Province Jesuits with Credible Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

Carr spent his last days at a Jesuit residence hall at Fordham University in the Bronx, NY. He died in 2013.

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Fr. John Byrne – Diocese of St. Augustine

Father John Byrne 

Diocese of St. Augustine/Priests of the Sacred Heart

 

Ordained: Unknown

Assignment History:

  • Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father John Byrne:

Fr. John Byrne was accused of sexually abusing a minor between 1976-1978. Very little is known of Byrne’s activities within the church as the Diocese of St. Augustine has not released any information about Byrne’s assignment history nor the year he was ordained. In addition, information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims, the nature of the alleged sexual abuse, or Byrne’s assignments at the time of the alleged abuse is unknown.

In 2020, Byrne was included on a list of priests in the Diocese of St. Augustine named as being credibly accused of child sex abuse.

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Fr. Gilles J.R. Brault – Diocese of St. Augustine

Father Gilles J.R. Brault

Diocese of St. Augustine

 

Ordained: 1976

Dead: Unknown

Assignment History:

  • Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Gilles J.R. Brault:

In 2020, Fr. Gilles J.R. Brault was included on a list of priests in the Diocese of St. Augustine who was named as being “credibly accused” of child sex abuse. Very little is known of Brault’s activities within the church as the Diocese of St. Augustine has not released any information about Brault’s assignment history. In addition, information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims, the nature of the alleged sexual abuse, or Brault’s assignments at the time of the alleged abuse is unknown.

It is only noted that Fr. Gilles J.R. Brault abused a victim in 1977. Brault is deceased, but the year in which died is unknown.

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Fr. Richard Bowles – Diocese of St. Augustine

Father Richard Bowles 

Diocese of St. Augustine

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Ordained: 1961

Resigned: 2003

Dead: 2013 

Assignment History:

  • Holy Spirit Catholic Church (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Assumption Catholic Church (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Bishop Kenny High School (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Pensacola, FL)
  • Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (Pensacola, FL)
  • St. Michael’s (St. Augustine, FL)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Richard Bowles:

Fr. Richard Bowles was ordained in 1961 and was a priest for 42 years before his resignation. In 1975, he served as a priest of the newly formed Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee.

In 2003, Bowles resigned after admitting to molesting a boy 34 years prior. The diocese investigated after someone reported the molestation in August of 2003. Shortly after the abuse in 1969, Bowles underwent a psychiatric evaluation.

A month later, a second man came forward to allege abuse by Bowles when the boy was 15-years-old in 1971. His parents had complained to the diocese the same year. This accuser filed suit in 2005 and settled five months later for $30K. 

In 2020, Bowles was included in the Diocese of St. Augustine list of credibly accused clergy.

Bowles died in 2013.

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Fr. Joseph K. Symons – Diocese of Palm Beach

Father Joseph K. Symons 

Diocese of Palm Beach

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Ordained: 1958

Resigned: 1998

Assignment History:

  • 1958-1959:  St. Monica’s (Palatka, FL)
  • 1958:  St. John Manor (FL)
  • 1958-1968:  Diocesan Tribunal (St. Augustine, FL)
  • 1959:  good Counsel Camp (Floral City, FL)
  • Unknown:  St. Jude’s (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • Unknown:  St. Ignatius (Tarpon Springs, FL)
  • 1959-1961:  St. Patrick’s (Pinellas Park (Largo), FL)
  • 1961-1962:  Sacred Heart (Pinellas Park, FL)
  • 1962-1966:  St. Paul’s (Leesburg, FL)
  • 1962-1966:  St. Lawrence (Bushnell, FL)
  • 1966-1968:  Episcopal Vicars (St. Augustine, FL)
  • 1966-1971:  St. Joseph’s (Bradenton, FL)
  • 1968-1969:  Sacred Heart (Bradenton, FL)
  • 1971-1981:  St. Mary Our Lady of Grace (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • 1968-1983:  Building Commission (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • 1969-1974:  Liturgical Commission (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • 1979-1980:  Liturgical Commission (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • 1968-1983:  Liaison Commission for Interdenominational Affairs/Commission for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • 1968-1983:  Commission for Communications Media (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • 1969-1974:  Realty Board (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • 1979-1980:  Realty Board (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • 1971-1983:  Vicars General (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • 1971-1980:  Diocesan Consultors (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • 1981-1983:  Diocesan Consultors (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • 1971-1974:  Vicar for Religious Women (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • 1971-1981:  Financial Advisory Board (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • 1981-1983:  Financial (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • 1973-1981:  Chancellor (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • 1974-1980:  Master of Ceremonies (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • 1981-1983:  Incardination Commission (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • 1978-1983:  Priests’ Personnel Committee (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • 1981-1983:  Diocesan Advisory Board (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • 1981-1983:  St. Catherine of Siena (Largo, FL)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Joseph K. Symons:

Fr. Joseph K. Symons was ordained in 1958 for the Diocese of St. Augustine, where he became a member of the diocesan Tribunal and an Episcopal Vicar. Symons was known for recruiting young people to the church and for his progressive outreach programs. He directed several camps for children, one of which he had founded. 

When the diocese split in 1968, Symons ministered for the Diocese of St. Petersburg. He held numerous chancery positions in his new diocese. While serving as St. Petersburg’s Chancellor in the early 1970s, he accepted into the diocese a known perpetrator of sexual abuse of children. Symons quietly left cash for the mother of two of that priest’s victims when she confronted him years later. He denied knowing the priest was a perpetrator. Symons was elevated to Auxiliary Bishop in 1981 and was appointed Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee in 1983. 

In 1990, Symons became Bishop of Palm Beach. In 1995, Symons admitted to having sexually abused a boy years earlier after the victim came forward. Symons said he was his only victim and was allowed to remain in ministry. Another man disclosed sexual abuse as a child by Symons in 1998. 

In 1998, Symons resigned several days later and admitted to having sexually abused five boys early in his career. One of the former altar boys Symons molested was a 13-year-old boy in which the abuse took place over a 3-year period. Symons returned to his home state of Michigan where he lived in a convent and led adult spiritual retreats.

Symons’ current whereabouts are unknown.

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Fr. Neil Flemming – Diocese of Venice

Father Neil Flemming

Diocese of Venice/Miami

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Ordained: 1958

Removed: 2004

Assignment History:

  • Boystown Orphanage (Miami, FL)
  • William Catholic Church (Naples, FL)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Neil Flemming:

Fr. Neil Flemming worked in the Diocese of Venice and Miami. He retired in 2000 but continued to work as treasurer for the Diocese of Venice until sex abuse allegations surfaced in May 2002. In 2004, the victim filed a lawsuit alleging that he was abused by Fr. Neil Flemming and his brother, Fr. James Flemming, beginning in 1969 when he was 14 years old at Boystown, an orphanage in Miami.

The victim stated that the alleged abuse began when he was summoned from Boystown to Neil Flemming’s quarters in a church rectory. The victim said that Flemming told the teen he needed a sperm sample because one of the boy’s testicles had not descended. Neil Flemming then performed oral sex on the youth, according to the complaint, and was made their “personal sex servant.” The abuse lasted for several years.

Flemming was permanently removed in early 2004. Two other lawsuits were filed in 2009 against Archdiocese of Miami named Fr. Flemming of abuse. The Archdiocese settled them in 2011. Three new suits were filed by three men in 2011. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown.

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Father John R. Dwyer – Diocese of Venice

Father John R. Dwyer 

Diocese of Venice/Brooklyn

Ordained: 1967

Removed: 2002

Assignment History:

  • 1968-1970St. Gregory the Great (Bellerose, NY) 
  • 1971-1973: St. James’ Pro-Cathedral/St. James’ Cathedral (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1972-1978: Diocesan Offices and Directors-Vocations (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1974-1977: Cathedral Preparatory Seminary of the Immaculate Conception (Elmhurst, NY)
  • 1978-1979: St. Vincent de Paul’s (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1980-1989: St. Martin of Tours-Fourteen Holy Martyrs (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1990-1996: Released from Diocesan Assignment 
  • 1990-1993: St. Joseph’s (Bradenton, FL) 
  • 1994-1996: St. Patrick’s (Sarasota, FL)
  • 1997-2002: Our Lady of the Angelus (Queens, NY)
  • 2003-2019: Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father John R. Dwyer:

According to media reports, Father John R. Dwyer was permanently removed from ministry in July 2002 after credible accusations were made against him. In February 2019, Father Krouse’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Brooklyn’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. The details of the allegations, including when and where the abuse occurred, are unknown. His current whereabouts, status as a priest, and whether he has access to children are unknown.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Venice in Florida.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Florida, contact our office today. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Florida and nationwide. We can help. 

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Br. John H. Dagwell – Diocese of Venice

Brother John H. Dagwell

Diocese of Venice/Newark/Xaverian

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Joined: 1962

Left order: 2002

Assignment History:

  • 1968: Xaverian Brothers HS (Westwood MA)
  • 1968-1988: St. Joseph Regional HS (Montvale NJ)
  • 1989-1998: In residence (Milton, MA)
  • 1998-2002: Manatee Community College (Venice, FL)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Brother John H. Dagwell:

According to documents released by the Archdiocese of Boston in 2003, Brother John H. Dagwell pled guilty to molesting a minor child, who was his student, while working in Newark in 1988. The victim was a 15-year-old boy.  During the course of the investigation, other students said they were also inappropriately touched by Dagwell.

He admitted in a plea bargain to touching one student’s genitals through their clothing in 1986.  

Dagwell’s religious order transferred him to Milton, MA after the guilty plea.  According to news reports, Dagwell applied for a job as a director at a local Boston homeless shelter and lied about his reason for leaving St. Joseph’s High School. He was later forced to resign two years after getting the job due to inappropriate sexual advances toward a shelter resident.

Even after the incident in the shelter, the Xaverian brothers wrote Dagwell an outstanding letter of recommendation and he was given a new job at Crossroads Shelter. Two months later, they found out about his past and asked him to leave. Dagwell relocated to Florida’s West Coast and taught at Manatee Community College in Venice.

In 2002, John Dagwell’s personnel file was among the records of nearly a dozen accused priests released by the Archdiocese of Boston. Shortly after, Dagwell left the Xaverians, citing “personal reasons.” Notably, Dagwell does not appear on the Archdiocese of Newark’s February 2019 list of credibly accused priests.

Dagwell is believed to be residing in Sunrise, Florida, near Ft. Lauderdale.    

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Venice in Florida.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Florida, contact our office today. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Florida and nationwide. We can help. 

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Fr. Thomas P. Creagh – Diocese of Venice

Father Thomas P. Creagh

Diocese of Venice

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Ordained: 1967

Laicized: 2004

Died: 2008

Assignment History:

  • 1967: Saint Margaret Mary (Louisville, KY)
  • 1967: Saint Francis of Assisi (St. Francis, KY)
  • 1970: Holy Family Cathedral (Anchorage, AK)
  • 1972: Holy Rosary (Dillingham, AK)
  • 1973: Saint Vincent dePaul (Louisville, KY)
  • 1974: Our Lady of Lourdes (Louisville, KY)
  • 1978: Saint Leonard (Louisville, KY)
  • 1980: Saint Albert the Great (Louisville, KY)
  • 1985: Diocese of Venice, FL
  • 1987: Saint Mary Parish (Hillview, KY)
  • 1987: Saint Ignatius (Louisville, KY)
  • 1999-2002: Holy Family Parish (Louisville, KY)
  • 2002-2004: Diocese of Venice, FL

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Thomas P. Creagh:

Fr. Thomas Creagh was involved in four sexual abuse lawsuits to date, beginning in 2002. According to media reports, the first incident was reported initially reported to the Archdiocese of Louisville in 1982 while serving at St. Albert the Great. Fr. Creagh was a friend of the victim’s family at the time of abuse.  Creagh climbed on top of the victim and masturbated on him while kissing his ears. Creagh was allowed to remain in that parish because a psychological examination found he posed no danger to children. Creagh neither confirmed nor denied the 1982 allegation, although he noted that he had never been suspended because of it. The victim filed a civil lawsuit in May of 2002.

The second lawsuit was filed a few days after the first, May 2002. The alleged abuse occurred in December of 1983, in the rectory of St. Albert the Great. The victim claimed he was molested by the priest after picking him up from Trinity High School.

The third lawsuit was filed in May 2002. The alleged abuse occurred in December of 1974, in the rectory at Our Lady of Lourdes in Louisville. The victim claims that when he was 15 years old, he met Fr. Creagh on a retreat. Creagh told him that he had performed oral sex on other boys. He also said Creagh would get him drunk and would hug and kiss him.

Finally, the fourth lawsuit was filed in June 2002. The alleged abuse occurred in 1980, on an overnight trip to a cabin owned by Creagh and other priests.

Archdiocesan officials admitted they knew of abuse of a teenage boy in 1983 and contributed $10K to a settlement with the victim. He relocated to Florida and did some work at parish in the Diocese of Venice after the first settlement. Creagh was removed from parish and laicized in 2004. He died in 2008 while living in Sarasota. He is named on the Archdiocese of Louisville’s list of Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in 2019.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Venice in Florida.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Florida, contact our office today. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Florida and nationwide. We can help. 

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