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Hey Florida Attorney General: You Missed a BUNCH of Bad Guys!

We at Horowitz Law did an experiment. We don’t like the result.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and her staff spent two years investigating Catholic staffers in our state who committed or concealed child sex crimes. Their report listed roughly 170 child molesting priests.

But we asked ourselves “Did AG Moody and her staff miss some predator priests?”

So we went to the most thorough and well-respected source of information on the church’s abuse and cover up crisis: BishopAccountability.org

And within literally 30 minutes, using their search box and the two letter abbreviation for Florida (FL), we found five priests who are proven, admitted or credibly accused predators who were left out of Moody’s report.

Again, the AG’s staff found 170 pedophile priests in two years. And we at Horowitz Law found five more in just half an hour.

They are:

—Fr. Anthony Thomas Jablonowski, who was a registered sex offender in Florida as of 2010. In 2004, he pled no contest to charges of abuse and was sentenced to prison. (He got out in 2005).

How bad is he? He was accused of conducting rituals of penance that involved hanging young men upside down – bound, gagged and blindfolded – and flogging them.

At least seven Catholic jurisdictions list Fr. Jablonowski on their websites as being a ‘credibly accused’ child molester (the dioceses of Steubenville, Cheyenne, Tucson, Charlotte, Covington and Lexington and a religious order known as the Glenmary Home Missioners). He also worked in Utah and Georgia.

http://www.bishopaccountability.org/assign/Jablonowski_James_N.htm

http://www.bishop-accountability.org/diocesan_lists/Lexington/2020_08_17_Lexington_Report_Update.pdf#page=8

http://www.bishop-accountability.org/diocesan_lists/Charlotte/2019_12_29_Charlotte_Credibly_Accused_Clergy_Details.pdf#page=41

—Fr. Nicholas V. Cudemo, who was described as “one of the sickest people I ever knew” by a top Philadelphia church official. He “raped an 11-year-old girl, molested a fifth grader in the confessional, invoked God to seduce and shame his victims, and maintained sexually abusive relationships simultaneously with several girls from a Catholic school,” concluded a Pennsylvania grand jury.

Nine years ago, he lived in Orlando.

https://www.bishop-accountability.org/reports/2005_09_21_Philly_GrandJury/Philly_05_04_Cudemo.pdf

http://www.bishop-accountability.org/reports/2011_01_21_Philadelphia_Grand_Jury_Final_Report_Clergy_Abuse_2.pdf

http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news2007/07_08/2007_08_13_Pinsky_PriestsTroubled.htm

–Fr. Timothy Sugrue, originally from Little Rock AR and who also worked in Ohio, Georgia, Louisiana, Alaska and the Philippines.

Accused in a civil suit of abusing two girls, Fr. Sugrue did not testify, instead taking the Fifth Amendment. Another civil case, roughly ten years later, resulted in a $1.5 million judgment against him.

Ousted from the priesthood in 2005, Fr. Sugrue is on the ‘credibly accused’ lists in the Baton Rouge and Little Rock dioceses

As of 2019, he was living in Florida.

https://www.diobr.org/phocadownload/Bishop/CurrentAccusedClergyList.pdf

http://www.bishop-accountability.org/diocesan_lists/Little_Rock/2018_09_10_Clergy_Disclosure_List_Little_Rock.pdf

–Fr. John Maurice Giandelone of Phoenix who pled guilty to attempted abuse in the 1980s and was convicted of abuse in 2003. He was on the national sex offender registry. He’s on the Phoenix diocese’s ‘credibly accused’ list.

As of 2010, he lived in Ft. Myers.

http://www.bishop-accountability.org/diocesan_lists/Phoenix/2019_10_29_Phoenix_Table_1_Diocese_Priests.pdf#page=2

–Fr. Joseph C. Gill, who worked in towns across Alabama (Birmingham, Mobile, Grove Hill, Dothan, Bessemer, Guntersville, Chickasaw and Whistler) and one Florida town: Warrington (in the Pensacola-Tallahassee diocese).

http://www.bishop-accountability.org/diocesan_lists/Mobile/2018_12_06_Credibly_Accused_Mobile_Priests_and_Brothers.pdf

As we said shortly after the AG’s report was published, we at Horowitz Law are very disappointed.

If you saw, suspected or suffered abuse in Florida or elsewhere by Florida clerics, we hope you’ll reach out to us.

For more on this report:

https://adamhorowitzlaw.com/new-report-confirms-clergy-abuse-cover-up-in-florida/

https://adamhorowitzlaw.com/florida-attorney-general-report-on-clergy-abuse-cover-up-disappoints/

Fr. Anthony Jablonowski (Extern) – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Father Anthony Jablonowski  

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: 1970

Removed: 2004

Laicized: 2006

Assigned as follows:

  • Diocese of Covington, KY
  • Archdiocese of Atlanta, GA
  • Diocese of Charlotte, NC
  • Diocese of Cheyenne, WY
  • Diocese of Salt Lake City, UT
  • Diocese of Tucson, AZ
  • Diocese of Steubenville, OH

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Anthony Jablonowski:

Father Anthony Jablonowski was an extern priest ordained for the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky. He worked in several dioceses and in 1980, he transferred to the Diocese of Cheyenne in Wyoming, then in 2000 to the Diocese of Steubenville in Ohio. According to media reports, in 2004, he pleaded no contest to charges of sexual abuse of a 17-year old boy in 1982. He was also accused of conducting rituals of penance that involved hanging young men upside down – naked, bound, gagged and blindfolded – and flogging them. He called them “prayers of penance.”

Father Jablonowski’s priestly privileges were removed, and he was sentenced to 15 months to 7 yrs in prison. In March 2005, another accuser filed a civil suit against him. He was released in July 2005 and required to register as sex a offender. His laicization was announced June 2006. He returned to live in Ohio.

Father Jablonowski’s name appeared on the Diocese of Tuscon’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. It noted he was referred to as the Steubenville priest. In October 2018, his name also appeared on the Diocese of Steubenville’s list, as well as the Diocese of Cheyenne’ list in June 2019. It noted four adolescent male victims, with the abuse occurring from 1983 to 1988. 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy in California State, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles now have legal options, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Los Angeles and nationwide. We can help.

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Tony Jablonowski – Diocese of Charlotte

Father Anthony “Tony” Jablonowski 

Diocese of Charlotte/Glenmary Home Missioners 

Tony Jablonowski Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1970 

Laicized: 2006 

Assigned as Follows:

  • Diocese of Covington, KY
  • Archdiocese of Atlanta, GA
  • Diocese of Charlotte, NC
  • Diocese of Cheyenne, WY
  • Diocese of Salt Lake City, UT
  • Diocese of Tucson, AZ
  • Diocese of Steubenville, OH

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Anthony Jablonowski: 

In 2004, criminal charges were filed against Father Anthony Jablonowski for abusing a 17-year-old boy in 1982. Jablonowski pled no contest and was sentenced to a term of 15 months to 7 years in prison. His faculties to minister were formally removed by his religious order, the Glenmary Home Missioners.  

A second accuser filed a civil suit in March of 2005.

Anthony Jablonowski was released from prison in July of 2005, and was required to register as a sex offender. His laicization from the priesthood was announced in June of 2006. 

Jablonowski worked in many dioceses throughout his career and his name appears on the Tucson, Cheyenne, and Steubenville Dioceses’ lists of credibly accused priests, along with Glenmary Home Missioners list. 

According to news reports, Jabłonowski has four known adolescent male victims, with most of the abuse occurring from 1983-1988.

According to his sex offender registries, Jablonowski is residing in the Coal City, Indiana, area.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in North Carolina, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte now have legal options to recover damages due to a change in North Carolina law. Contact us at (888) 283-9922. Email us at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com.

Fr Anthony Jablonowski – Diocese of Tucson

Father Anthony Jablonowski

Diocese of Tucson

Ordained: 1970

Laicized: 2006

 

Assigned as follows:

  • 1993-1994      St. Margaret Mary Parish (Tucson, AZ) 
  • 1994-1997      St. Theresa Parish (Patagonia, AZ)

 

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Anthony Jablonowski:

Father Anthony Jablonowski was ordained for the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky. In 1980, he transferred to the Diocese of Cheyenne, then in 2000 to the Diocese of Steubenville. According to media reports, Father Jablonowski pleaded no contest to 2004 charges of abusing a 17-year-old boy in 1982. He was sentenced to 15 months to seven years in prison. His priestly faculties were revoked after the allegations surfaced.

Father Jablonowski was also accused of conducting rituals of penance that involved hanging young men upside down, bound, gagged and blindfolded with cords tied to their genitals – and flogging them. In March 2005, another accuser filed a civil suit. He was released from prison July 2005, and required to register as a sex offender. He returned to live in Ohio.

Father Jablonowski was on the Diocese of Tuscon’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. He was referred to as Steubenville priest. In June 2006, he was laicized. 

In October 2018, his name appeared on the Diocese of Steubenville’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors, as well as the the Diocese of Cheyenne’ list in June 2019. It noted four adolescent male victims, with the abuse occurring from 1983-1988. 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Tucson in Arizona.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Arizona, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Tucson now have legal options, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Arizona and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.