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Fr. Joseph Walsh – Diocese of Pueblo

Father Joseph Walsh

Diocese of Pueblo

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Joseph Walsh:

In December 2020, the Attorney General’s Office released a supplemental report of the allegations made in the Colorado Dioceses’ voluntary compensation fund. According to the report, Fr. Joseph Walsh was one of the newly identified priests who served in the Diocese of Pueblo.

Among the allegations documented in the files of the Diocese of Pueblo was one against a priest, Fr. Joseph Walsh.

Victim #1

According to the report, Fr. Joseph Walsh was the subject of a report that he was sexually abusing an orphan boy when he was 4- to 8-years-old at the Sacred Heart Orphanage in Pueblo, Colorado from 1951-1954.

First, Fr. James Walsh enticed the child, taking him to the ice cream parlor. Then, Walsh sexually abused the child on the drives to and from the ice cream trips and then it carried on numerous times in the rectory while he served at the Sacred Heart Orphanage in Pueblo, Colorado from 1951-1954.

In 1969 and 1981, Victim #1 reported the sexual abuse to the Diocese of Pueblo, alerting two Bishops. Shockingly, neither Bishops reported the abuse, never took any action against Fr. Joseph Walsh. Rather, they never restricted him from being in close proximity to children and never removed him from ministry.

In fact, in 1981, the Bishop told Victim #1 that nobody would believe him and that he should keep the incident to himself so that doesn’t damage the church.

Victim #2

According to the report, Fr. Joseph Walsh repeatedly sexually abused this young female orphan during her entire 6-year tenure at the Sacred Heart Orphanage in Pueblo, Colorado.

Walsh sexually abused Victim #2 when she was 7- to 13-years-old at the Sacred Heart Orphanage in Pueblo, Colorado from 1951-1957.

Fr. James Walsh enticed her onto his lap with candy to begin sexually abusing her. Victim #2 would try hiding from Fr. Walsh but that never stopped him from sexually abusing her.

When the report was received in 2019, the Diocese of Pueblo reported the abuse to law enforcement, however, they did not independently investigate the report because Joseph Walsh had died before the report was made against him.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo in Colorado. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Colorado, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo 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 Colorado and nationwide. We can help.

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

Fr. Carlos Trujillo – Diocese of Pueblo

Father Carlos Trujillo

Diocese of Pueblo

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Carlos Trujillo:

In December 2020, the Attorney General’s Office released a supplemental report of the allegations made in the Colorado Dioceses’ voluntary compensation fund. According to the report, Fr. Carlos Trujillo was one of the newly identified priests who served in the Diocese of Pueblo.

Among the allegations documented in the files of the Diocese of Pueblo was one against a priest, Fr. Carlos Trujillo. According to the report, Fr. Carlos Trujillo was the subject of a report that he was sexually abusing a 16- to 17-year-old boy at the St. Joseph Parish in Capulin, Colorado from 1978-1979.

First, Fr. Carlos Trujillo was engaging in ‘grooming’ behavior, getting close to the teenage boy and his family. Trujillo bought the boy gifts, took him on a trip, and would have breakfast with the boy and his family after Sunday Mass. Then, Trujillo sexually abused the teenage boy for approximately two years while he served as the Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Capulin, Colorado.

When the report was received through the IRRP in 2019, the Diocese of Pueblo reported the abuse to law enforcement, however, they did not independently investigate the report because Carlos Trujillo had left the priesthood decades before the report against him.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo in Colorado. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Colorado, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo 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 Colorado and nationwide. We can help.

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

Duane Jerry Repola sexual abuse

Fr. Duane “Jerry” Repola – Diocese of Pueblo

Father Duane “Jerry” Repola

Diocese of Pueblo

Ordained: 1964

Work experience:

Camp St. Malo  (prior to ordination)

Our Lady of Guadalupe (La Junta, CO)

Immaculate Heart of Mary (Grand Junction, CO)

Leave of absence: Approximately 1969-1970

Died: 1971 (age 33)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Duane Repola:

In December 2020, the Attorney General’s Office released a supplemental report of the allegations made in the Colorado Dioceses’ voluntary compensation fund. According to the report, Fr. Duane  “Jerry” Repola was one of the newly identified priests who served in the Diocese of Pueblo.

Among the allegations documented in the files of the Diocese of Pueblo was one against a priest, Fr. Duane Repola. According to the report, Fr. Duane Repola was the subject of a report that he was sexually abusing a 14- to 15-year-old boy at the Immaculate Heart of Mary rectory in Grand Junction, Colorado in 1967.

Repola approached the teenage boy while he was at work and asked if he wanted help to “transition from boy to man”. Fr. Duane Repola got permission from the boy’s parents and then Repola took him to Immaculate Heart of Mary rectory in Grand Junction where he sexually abused him.

According to the report, although there were no prior reports of sexual abuse against Fr. Duane Repola, it is quite apparent that Repola was involved in sexually abusing multiple victims based on how often he was assigned to a new parish. In addition, there was no explanation as to why Repola was removed from ministry.

When the report was received through the IRRP in 2019, the Diocese of Pueblo reported the abuse to law enforcement, however, they did not independently investigate the report because Duane Repola was already dead.

Repola died in 1971.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo in Colorado. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Colorado, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo 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 Colorado and nationwide. We can help.

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

Msgr. Marvin Kapushion – Diocese of Pueblo

Monsignor Marvin Kapushion

Diocese of Pueblo

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Ordained:  1956

Retired:  2017

Died:  2020

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Monsignor Marvin Kapushion:

In December 2020, the Attorney General’s Office released a supplemental report of the allegations made in the Colorado Dioceses’ voluntary compensation fund. According to the report, Msgr. Marvin Kapushion was one of the newly identified priests who served in the Diocese of Pueblo.

Among the allegations documented in the files of the Diocese of Pueblo was one against a priest, Msgr. Marvin Kapushion. According to the report, Msgr. Marvin Kapushion was the subject of a report that he was sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy at the Sacred Heart Orphanage in Pueblo, Colorado in 1984.

Kapushion provided counseling to the teenage boy at the orphanage and offered to pay him to shovel snow, serve guests, and help with set-up and clean-up at a Christmas party.

According to the report, Msgr. Marvin Kapushion worked as the Pastor at St. Aloysius Parish in Rye, the Director of Catholic Charities in Pueblo, and a counselor to orphans at the Sacred Heart Orphanage in Pueblo when he sexually abused the 16-year-old boy.

Kapushion died just a couple of months after the victim reported the abuse in early 2020 and Kapushion retired from ministry 3 years prior.

When the report was received in 2020, the Pueblo Diocese did not report the abuse to law enforcement until several weeks after Kapushion’s death. According to the report, the investigation “found zero substantiated complaints of any kind of abuse toward children” because it was substantially incomplete.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo in Colorado. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Colorado, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo 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 Colorado and nationwide. We can help.

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

Fr. Lawrence Sievers – Diocese of Pueblo

Father Lawrence Sievers

Diocese of Pueblo

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Lawrence Sievers:

In October 2019, the Colorado Attorney General released a detailed report of a special investigation into the handling of child sexual abuse allegations by Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses.  For the first time, Fr. Lawrence Sievers was publicly identified as a priest with a documented report of sexual abuse.

According to the documents reviewed by the investigators, Sievers sexually abused a high school girl who was working with him on a special Catholic project in 1969.  She was 17 at the time.  

Sievers held several assignments in the Diocese of Pueblo at the time of the incident, including an assistant pastorate at St. Joseph in Grand Junction, and a chaplaincy at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction.  At the time, he also served as the Grand Junction District Youth Moderator for the Diocese.

Sievers voluntarily resigned from ministry in 1973 and he was subsequently laicized (removed from the priesthood) by the Vatican.

Whether Sievers is still alive or is residing in the Pueblo area is unknown.  The Diocese has not provided that information to the media or the general public.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo in Colorado.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Colorado, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo 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 Colorado and nationwide. We can help.

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

Fr. Philip Marin – Diocese of Pueblo

Father Philip Marin

Diocese of Pueblo

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Philip Marin: 

In October 2019, the Colorado Attorney General released a detailed report of a special investigation into the handling of child sexual abuse allegations by Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses.  For the first time, Fr. Philip Marin was publicly identified as a priest with a documented report of sexual abuse.

According to the documents reviewed by the investigators, Marin was accused of sexually abusing a 5 or 6 year old girl in 1956 while he was assigned to Our Lady of Assumption in Trinidad.  

The woman made the report to the Diocese of Pueblo in 2009.  The Diocese paid her a monetary settlement.

Marin died in 1976.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo in Colorado.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Colorado, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo 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 Colorado and nationwide. We can help.

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

Fr. Michael J. Krol – Diocese of Pueblo

Father Michael J. Krol

Diocese of Pueblo

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Michael Krol:

In October 2019, the Colorado Attorney General released a detailed report of a special investigation into the handling of child sexual abuse allegations by Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses.  For the first time, Fr. Michael Krol was publicly identified as a priest with multiple documented reports of sexual abuse.  

Krol was an extern priest accepted into the Diocese of Pueblo in 1961 after being accused of abusing a minor boy in the Diocese of Brooklyn (New York).  In February 1962, Krol was accused of abusing a boy in the Diocese of Pueblo.  His faculties were revoked for a few hours, and then the Diocese of Pueblo reinstated them.  This was four months before he abused Victim #1. 

According to the documents reviewed by the investigators, Krol was the subject of three documented reports of sexual abuse.

Victim #1 was sexually abused as a 15 year old at St. Francis de Sales in Lamar.  He said that he went out on a Saturday night and sexually abused him.  The Victim’s father reported the abuse to the Bishop immediately, and Krol left town immediately.  

Victim #2 said that Krol “attempted” to sexually abuse him on one occasion in the spring of 1962.  At the time, he was a 15 year old boy who knew Krol from St. Francis de Sales, much like Victim #1.  The abuse was reported to the Diocese at the same time as the abuse of Victim #1 in 1962.

Victim #3 was sexually abused in the Spring of 1962 when Krol brought him to a movie. He too was 15 years old.  His abuse was also reported to the Diocese of Pueblo in June 1962.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo in Colorado.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Colorado, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo 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 Colorado and nationwide. We can help.

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

Fr. Gary Kennedy – Diocese of Pueblo

Father Gary Kennedy

Diocese of Pueblo

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Gary Kennedy:

In October 2019, the Colorado Attorney General released a detailed report of a special investigation into the handling of child sexual abuse allegations by Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses.  For the first time, Fr. Gary Kennedy was publicly identified as a priest with a documented report of sexual abuse.

According to the documents reviewed by the investigators, Kennedy was accused of abusing a 13 year old altar boy over the course of several years starting in 1967.  At the time, Kennedy was assigned to St. Mary in Montrose.  

Kennedy retired voluntarily in 2011 and was assisting with masses at St. Joseph in Pueblo as recently as September 2019.  His faculties have been suspended pending the diocese’s internal investigation.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo in Colorado.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Colorado, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo 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 Colorado and nationwide. We can help.

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

Fr. John Haberthier – Diocese of Pueblo

Father John Haberthier

Diocese of Pueblo

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. John Haberthier:

In October 2019, the Colorado Attorney General released a detailed report of a special investigation into the handling of child sexual abuse allegations by Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses.  For the first time, Fr. John Haberthier was publicly identified as a priest with multiple documented reports of sexual abuse.

According to the documents reviewed by the investigators,  Haberthier abused at least four children in the four years that he worked as an extern priest in the Diocese of Pueblo.  The Diocese of Pueblo was made aware of the abuse in 1977, but Haberthier fled to California before any action could be taken against him.  The Diocese never informed law enforcement nor did they information anyone in his next diocese (the Diocese of San Bernardino) of the allegation. 

Victim #1 reported that that he was sexually abused by Haberthier from 1974 to 1976, starting when he was 15 years old.  At the time, Haberthier was assigned to St. Francis Xavier in Pueblo.

Victim #2 also reported abuse while Haberthier was residing at St. Francis Xavier starting in 1975.  He was also 15 at the time it began.  The abuse of Victim #2 is believed to be reported in 1977.

Victim #3 also reported his abuse in 1977 after he was raped by Haberthier.  He was a 13 year old altar boy at St. Francis Xavier that Haberthier took the movies one night.

Haberthier had been assigned to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Trinidad until November 1974, when he was suddenly removed and sent for a psychiatric evaluation for unstated reasons.  The same documents refer to Haberthier as “a very disturbed man.”

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo in Colorado.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Colorado, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo 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 Colorado and nationwide. We can help.

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

Fr. William Gleeson – Diocese of Pueblo

Father William Gleeson

Diocese of Pueblo

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. William Gleeson:

In October 2019, the Colorado Attorney General released a detailed report of a special investigation into the handling of child sexual abuse allegations by Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses.  For the first time, Fr. William Gleeson was publicly identified as a priest with a documented report of sexual abuse.

According to the documents reviewed by the investigators, Gleeson is accused of molesting a 13 year old altar boy at St. Pius X in Pueblo in approximately 1969.  The victim reported to the Diocese of Pueblo that Gleeson brought him into the priest’s bedroom at the rectory after getting him drunk.  He awoke in the middle of the night and Gleeson was on top of him, masturbating the child as he stimulated himself.  

Gleeson denied the allegation when it was made in 1993.  He was sent for two psychological evaluations and continued in ministry unrestricted because the Diocese concluded that the allegation was “inconclusive.”  This finding was made after months of investigation and 26 witness interviews. However, absent a confession from Gleeson, the Diocese of Pueblo’s protocols required the Bishop to find that the victim failed to meet the burden of proof to establish that abuse happened.  

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo in Colorado.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Colorado, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo 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 Colorado and nationwide. We can help.

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