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Fr. William Bressler – Diocese of Shreveport

Fr. William Bressler

Diocese of Shreveport 

William Bressler Diocese of Shreveport Horowitz Law

Ordained: Unknown

Removed: Unknown

Died: 1990

Assigned as Follows:

  • Sacred Heart Parish (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • St. Catherine of Siena (Shreveport, LA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. William Bressler:

Fr. William Bressler was ordained a Josephite priest in 1961, and served in the Diocese of Shreveport. According to media reports, in December 2018, Fr. William Bressler was publicly named on the Diocese of Salt Lake City’s disclosure list of clergy with allegations of sexual abuse of minors. The list notes that the allegation of child sexual abuse in the 1950s against Fr. Bressler was received in 2004. The allegation that Fr. Bressler groped a minor was reported to law enforcement, and the diocese removed Fr. Bressler’s faculties.

In 2018, the Diocese of Shreveport released Fr. Bressler’s name under the heading, “priests who served in the former Diocese of Alexandria Shreveport removed for sexual abuse of minors.” Prior to the founding of the Diocese of Shreveport in 1986, churches in the Shreveport area were under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Alexandria-Shreveport. According to church protocol, the files of accused clergy members remain with the Diocese of Alexandria.

In February 2019, The Diocese of Alexandria included Fr. Bressler’s name on its list of “clergy duly incardinated or at one time serving in the Diocese of Alexandria accused of sexual misconduct and abuse of minors by allegations brought by victims or by written testimony.” The list notes that multiple allegations of child sexual abuse in the 1960s against Fr. Bressler were received in 2004 and 2005. The alleged victims were both male and female. The allegations were deemed credible, and the diocese reached settlements with the victims in 2006 and 2017.

Fr. Bressler died in 1990.

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

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

Fr. Terry Edward Allen – Diocese of Shreveport

Fr. Claude Boudreaux

Diocese of Shreveport (Jesuits)

Claude Boudreaux Diocese of Shreveport Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1955

Retired: 2005

Died: 2016

Assigned as Follows:

  • 1955-1962 Jesuit Mission (India and Sri Lanka)
  • 1962-1966 Jesuit High School (Shreveport, LA)
  • 1966-1967 Sacred Heart (El Paso, TX)
  • 1967-1973 Jesuit High School/ Jesuit College Prep (Dallas, TX)
  • 1973-1974 Not indexed
  • 1974-1976 General Curia (Italy)
  • 1976-1981 Loyola University (New Orleans, LA)
  • 1980-1983 Jesuit High School (New Orleans, LA)
  • 1983-1984 Not indexed
  • 1984-1997 Jesuit High School (New Orleans, LA)
  • 1997-1998 Not indexed
  • 1998-2005 Jesuit High School (New Orleans, LA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Claude Boudreaux:

Fr. Claude Boudreaux was ordained a priest of the Society of Jesus in 1955. He served in India, Sri Lanka, Louisiana, Texas, Italy, and in the Diocese of Shreveport. According to media reports, in December 2004, an accusation surfaced that Claude Boudreaux had sexually abused a minor almost 30 years prior. The Jesuit order removed Boudreaux from active ministry after determining the accusation was credible and sent him to extensive treatment. The Jesuits did not release any specific information about the alleged abuse or the gender/age of the victim who came forward.

Boudreaux was then assigned to live in Jesuit communities in New Orleans and Wisconsin without any access to minors.

Claude Boudreaux was included on the Jesuits’ Central and Southern list of credibly accused clergy in 2018 and on the Houma-Thibodaux diocese’s list in January of 2019. In December 2018, Fr. Boudreaux’s name was included in the Diocese of Shreveport’s “list of clergy that havebeen deemed credibly accused of sexual abuse or misconduct” under the heading “release of names of Jesuits removed for sexual abuse of minors: priests who served in the Diocese of Shreveport.”

Fr. Boudreaux died in 2016.

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

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

Fr. Charles Bartles – Diocese of Shreveport

Fr. Charles Bartles

Diocese of Shreveport (Jesuits)

Charles Bartles Diocese of Shreveport Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1965

Dead: 1993

Assigned as Follows:

  • 1965-1967: St. Mary’s College (St. Mary’s, KS)
  • 1967-1971: Jesuit High School (Tampa, FL)
  • 1971-1972: Campion College (Kingston, Jamaica)
  • 1972-1978: Ignatius Retreat House (Atlanta, GA)
  • 1972-1978: Marist School (Atlanta, GA)
  • 1978-1982: Our Lady of the Snows (Nulato, AK)
  • 1982-1985: St. John Berchman (Galena, AK)
  • 1985-1986: Monroe High School (Fairbanks, AK)
  • 1986-1988: Immaculate Conception (Bethel, AK)
  • Unknown: St. Ann’s Church (New Orleans, LA)
  • 1989-1993: Foreign Mission: Instituto Souza (Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Charles Bartles:

Fr. Charles Bartles  was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1965, and served in Kansas, Florida, Georgia, Alaska, New Orleans, Jamaica, Brazil, and in the Diocese of ShreveportAccording to media reports, in 2010, a child sexual abuse allegation against Fr. Bartles was revealed in the Fairbanks diocese’s bankruptcy reorganization documents.

In 2018, Fr. Bartles was publicly named on the Jesuits Central and Southern Province list of Jesuits with “credible accusations of sexual abuse of a minor.” The list notes multiple allegations of child sexual abuse in the 1970s-1980s against Fr. Bartles. His name appeared on the Jesuits West Province 2018 list of Jesuits with “credible claims of sexual abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult.” The list noted that the allegations in 1973-1974 and 1978 against the priest were reported in 2009.

In December 2018, the Diocese of Shreveport listed Fr. Bartles under the heading “release of names of Jesuits removed for sexual abuse of minors: priests who served in the Diocese of Shreveport.” The Archdiocese of Atlanta included his name on its 2020 list of “Religious order/other diocesan priests with credible allegations of child abuse outside the Diocese of Atlanta.”

Fr. Bartles died in 1993

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

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

Fr. William Allison – Diocese of Shreveport

Fr. William Allison

Diocese of Shreveport 

William Allison Diocese of Shreveport Horowitz Law

Ordained: ~1948

Died: 1987

Assigned as Follows:

  • 1949-1952: Mater Dolorosa (Plaucheville, LA)
  • 1952-1955: St. Francis de Sales (Echo, LA)
  • 1955-1957: Not indexed
  • 1957-1958: St. Joseph Cathedral (San Diego, CA)
  • 1958-1963: Absent on Leave
  • 1960-1961: Our Lady of Guadalupe (Flagstaff, AZ)
  • 1963-1964: Immaculate Conception (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1964-1966: St. Joseph’s (Capitola, CA)
  • 1964-1966: Sacred Heart (Villa Maria del Mar, CA)
  • 1964-1966: Resurrection (Aptos, CA)
  • 1966-1969: Sacred Heart (Fresno, CA)
  • 1969-1973: Sacred Heart (Avondale, CO)
  • 1969-1973: St. Joseph’s (Huerfano, CO)
  • 1969-1973: St. William’s (Boone, CO)
  • 1971-1975: Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo (Monterey, CA)
  • 1971-1975: Annunciation (Stephen Place, CA)
  • 1971-1975: Monterey Peninsula College Newman (Monterey, CA)
  • 1973-1975: Our Lady of Fatima (Monroe, LA)
  • 1975-1983: Christ the King (Bossier City, LA)
  • 1975-1983: Mary Queen of Peace (Caplis, LA)
  • 1975-1983: Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary (Doyline, LA)
  • 1975-1977: Barksdale Air Force Base (Bossier City, LA)
  • 1983-1987: St. Francis Xavier Cathedral

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. William Allison:

Fr. William Allison was ordained a priest in approximately 1948 for Diocese of Alexandria, LA, and served in multiple parishes including in the Diocese of Shreveport. According to media reports, in 1963, a letter was written by Rev. James Lindenmeyer, Father Allison’s supervisor at the time, which contained allegations of three young men in the parish that told Father Lindenmeyer they were abused by Father Allison at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Shortly after, Fr. Allison was sent to a treatment center for “troubled priests,” and was able to continue working while being a patient there.

In 2005, the Gallup diocesan officials stated that they had also received at least one credible accusation against Fr. Allison.

In July 2011, a civil suit was filed against Fr. Allison for having abused “many children,” dating back to 1963. One allegation referred to a specific defendant who claimed that he had been abused by Allison starting when he was just 9 years old and continued for almost two years. Fr. Allison’s name appeared on the Gallup Diocese’s list of credibly accused clergy and Monterey’s list as well as Alexandria’s list of accused.

Several other allegations have been filed against Fr. Allison, since his passing in 1987. Almost all have been deemed credible and have been brought to/settled in court. In 2019, a man accused Fr. Allison of sexually abusing him in 1961 when he was a minor. In 2020 a lawsuit was filed against the Diocese of Shreveport by a man who alleges that Fr. Allison abused him in from 1973-1975 when he was a fifth or sixth grade student serving as an altar boy. According to the suit, Fr. Allison groomed the alleged victim, which progressed into fondling and oral sex. The exact number of Allison’s victims is unknown, and continuously growing.

Fr. Allison died in 1987.

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

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

Fr. Terry Edward Allen – Diocese of Shreveport

Fr. Terry Edward Allen

Diocese of Shreveport (Josephite Fathers)

Terry Edward Allen Diocese of Shreveport Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1961

Resigned: 2005

Died: 2018

Assigned as Follows:

  • St. Paul the Apostle (Mansura, LA)
  • St. Theresa (Shreveport, LA)
  • St. Lucy (Hodge, LA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Terry Edward Allen:

Fr. Terry Edward Allen was ordained a Josephite priest in 1961, and served in the Diocese of Shreveport. According to media reports, an allegation of abuse of a male minor in 1973 was brought to the Review Board in 2005. It was deemed credible, and Fr. Allen resigned from active ministry that year. In 2012, a settlement with victim was reached.

Information about the age of the alleged victim and the nature of the alleged sexual abuse was not provided. The list notes that the allegation of sexual abuse in 1973 against Father Allen was received in 2012.

Prior to the founding of the Diocese of Shreveport in 1986, churches in the Shreveport area were under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Alexandria-Shreveport. According to church protocol, the files of accused clergy members remain with the Diocese of Alexandria.

Fr. Allen died in 2018. His obituary notes 44 years of active ministry.

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

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