Tag: Vance Thorne

Fr. Vance Thorne – Diocese of Little Rock

Father Vance Thorne  

Diocese of Little Rock/Society of the Divine Word

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Ordained: 1954

Removed: 1987

Dead: 2004

Assignment History:

  • 1958-1959: St. Leo Catholic Church (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1971-1980: St. Bartholomew (Little Rock, AR)
  • Holy Ghost (Jackson, MS)
  • St. Mary (Vicksburg, MS)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Vance Thorne:

Fr. Vance Thorne was ordained a priest in 1954. He was assigned to St. Bartholomew in Little Rock, Arkansas under the Diocese of Little Rock. Thorne also worked in the Diocese of Austin, Texas (1961-1971), Jackson, Mississippi (1980-1987), and Trenton, New Jersey.

According to the LA archdiocesan report in 2004, Thorne was accused of abuse by one person in the early 1970s.

There were at least 3 civil suits and 2 criminal indictments filed between 1986-1987 in Mississippi. One plaintiff claimed abuse by Thorne between 1980-1986 beginning when he was age 14 at Holy Ghost church in Jackson, Mississippi. There was another alleged abuse at the same parish as a 9-year-old boy. It notes alleged abuse in 1986 and that it was reported the same year.

Thorne appears on a list published by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in addition to credible allegations in the Diocese of Jackson.

Thorne died in 2004.

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