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Fr. Timothy Sugrue – Diocese of Baton Rouge

Fr. Timothy Sugrue

Diocese of Baton Rouge

Timothy Sugrue Diocese of Baton Rouge Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1963

Dismissed: 2005

Assignment History:

  • Eaker Air Force Base (Blytheville, AR)
  • St. Michael (Convent, LA)
  • St. Joseph (Paulina, LA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Timothy Sugrue:

Fr. Timothy Sugrue became an ordained Marist priest in 1963, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. According to media reports, he was accused in a 1992 civil suit of abusing an 8-year-old girl, and her sister in the 1970s at Air Force Base in Blytheville, Arkansas. Fr. Sugrue did not testify; took the Fifth Amendment in a deposition regarding involvement with children while working in Ohio, Georgia, Louisiana, Alaska, and the Philippines. Fr. Sugrue resigned from the Air Force in 1979 after there was an investigation into allegations. The trial in 1993 resulted in a $1.5 million judgment against Sugrue, not the Order.

Fr. Sugrue was dismissed from the priesthood in 2005. In 2018, Sugrue was publicly named and included on the Diocese of Little Rock list of credibly accused clergy for whom allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been admitted, substantiated or determined, or considered to be credible. It notes one known victim.

In 2019, Sugrue was also named on the Diocese of Baton Rouge without any credible allegations having been made against them related to that service but have been publicly identified by other dioceses or institutes of consecrated life on reports similar to this list for reasons unrelated to the Diocese of Baton Rouge.

As of 2019, Sugrue was living in Florida.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge 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. 

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Fr. Timothy Sugrue – Diocese of Little Rock

Father Timothy Sugrue

Diocese of Little Rock/Marist

Timothy Sugrue Horowitz LawOrdained: 1963

Dismissed: 2005

Assignment History:

  • 1978-1979: Eaker Air Force Base (Blytheville, AR)
  • St. Michael (Convent, LA)
  • St. Joseph (Paulina, LA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Timothy Sugrue:

Fr. Timothy Sugrue became an ordained priest in 1963. 

According to media reports, Sugrue was accused in a 1992 civil suit of abusing an 8-year-old girl, and her sister in the 1970s at Air Force Base in Blytheville, Arkansas. Sugrue did not testify; took the Fifth Amendment in a deposition regarding involvement with children while working in Ohio, Georgia, Louisiana, Alaska, and the Philippines. Sugrue resigned from the Air Force in 1979 after there was an investigation into allegations. The trial in 1993 resulted in a $1.5 million judgment against Sugrue, not the Order. 

Sugrue was dismissed from the priesthood in 2005.

In 2018, Sugrue was publicly named and included on the Diocese of Little Rock list of credibly accused clergy for whom allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been admitted, substantiated or determined, or considered to be credible. It notes one known victim.

In 2019, Sugrue was also named on the Diocese of Baton Rouge list without any credible allegations having been made against them related to that service, but have been publicly identified by other dioceses or institutes of consecrated life on reports similar to this list for reasons unrelated to the Diocese of Baton Rouge.

As of 2019, Sugrue was living in Florida.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse by Arkansas priests in the Diocese of Little Rock. Our lawyers are now offering free legal consultations to discuss a potential lawsuit and your other options as a survivor of sexual abuse by priests and other employees of the Little Rock Diocese.  Your chance to pursue legal action will soon be over. Most victims of abuse will never be able to recover damages if they miss the temporary window to file a lawsuit, so please contact us to discuss your case today. Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an e-mail to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

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/