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SNAP urges college students & staff to act
Two more predators who worked at SLU are exposed
One is a notorious serial offender who abused in 2 states
Last week, SLU’s ex-president was sued for sexual misdeeds
None of them had ever been "outed" as predators before until now
Sambi has ignored at least two letters from SNAP urging action about predator priests and corrupt bishops.
SNAP has also recently learned of two more pedophile priests who worked at SLU. Both are from Wisconsin and are apparently living on their own now, unsupervised. (Their photos are at BishopAccountability.org)
One is Fr. Franklyn Becker who, according to church records obtained through civil lawsuits, was known to have sexually assaulted what appears to be dozens of children for decades in Wisconsin and California. The earliest direct report by a victim to church officials was in the mid-1970s. A settlement was reached in 2007 with one of Becker’s victims in California for over 1 million dollars and several lawsuits involving his child sex crimes are pending against the Milwaukee Archdiocese. He was at SLU in the mid-1970s.
The other is Fr. Edward Beutner of the Superior WI diocese who was at SLU in 1971 and 1972 and is accused of molesting at least five girls and boys. He is now retired.
With Becker and Beutner, SNAP knows of 10 publicly accused predator priests who live/lived or work/worked at SLU: Fr. Charles Miller, Fr. Daniel C. O’Donnell, Fr. Juan Carlos Duran, Fr. Eugene Maio, Fr. Jack Campbell, Fr. Chester E. Gaiter, Fr. Vincent W. Bryce, and Fr. Gerhardt B. Lehmkuhl, The latter three are still on campus now.
Last week, a New York woman who says she was sexually violated by O’Donnell, St. Louis University’s ex-president. She filed an unusual new civil lawsuit charging that the Jesuits are violating a 2003 agreement with her to keep O’Donnell out of public priestly ministry. Despite these restrictions, O’Connell has subsequently taught seminars at two Jesuit universities and worked at a Berlin parish, despite his supervisors deeming the woman “credible.” O’Connell headed SLU from 1974-78.
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