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Diocese in Las Vegas identifies 'credibly accused' clergy members, others

Posted at 10:31 AM, Apr 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-12 23:58:35-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas has made public the names of 33 former clergy members and church associates with connections to Nevada who it says have been "credibly accused" of sexual misconduct with children.

Bishop George Leo Thomas and church officials said Friday that no one named on the list compiled by a diocese review board still serves in any parish or school in the diocese with some 750,000 Catholics.

Twenty-one of the 33 on the list are dead. Some were also listed among 12 "credibly accused" that the Reno diocese released last week.

Officials say they have an open investigation of allegations against one man, 76-year-old Philip Napolitano, who served at diocese schools in North Las Vegas (St. Christopher Catholic School) and Reno (Bishop Manogue H.S.). Napolitano did not immediately respond to a telephone message.

It has not been revealed if any of the abuse took place in Las Vegas although there was a notation for Fr. Robert Petekiewicz that a complaint was filed in Las Vegas.

The disclosures come amid similar revelations in church districts around the country. Bishop Thomas said during a press conference on Friday that all church employees and volunteers are now required to undergo a criminal background check and anyone studying to be a priest must also go through a background check and pass psychological testing.

Read the full list below:

Fr. David Brusky, S.D.S. (Deceased 2014)
Fr. Stuart Campbell, O.P. (Deceased 1980s)
Br. John Dodd, C.S.V. (Retired 2014, removed from ministry 2019)
Fr. Raymond Devlin, S.J. (Deceased 2011)
Fr. Theodore Feely, O.F.M. Conv. (Deceased 1991)
Fr, Bertrand Hovarth, O.F.M. (Removed from ministry 2001)
Fr. Gustav Krumm, O.F.M. (Removed from ministry 2006)
Fr. Robert Anderson (Deceased 1978)
Fr. Edmond Boyle (Deceased 1995)
Fr. Eugene Braun (Deceased 2005)
Fr. Robert Despars (Deceased)
Fr. William Duff (Deceased 2005)
Fr. Florence Flahive (Deceased 1958)
Fr. Robert Petekiewicz (removed from ministry 2008)
Fr. Mark Roberts (Removed from ministry 2002)
Fr. Timothy Ryan Deceased (Deceased 1960)
Fr. Clark Tea (Deseased 2014)
Fr. Harold Vieages (Retired 1991, deceased 2004)
Fr. Louis Ladenburger O.F.M. (Removed from ministry 1996)
Fr. Andrew Manetta, O.F.M. Cap. (Removed from ministry 2002)
Brother Philip Napolitano, H.R.O. (no dates listed)
Fr. Joseph Paradiso, C.S.V. (Deceased 2017)
Bede Parry O.S.B. (Deceased 2013)
Br. Thomas Thing, O.F.M (Released from Order 2004)
Br. Carmello Baltazar (Deceased 1996)
Fr. Raul Bosco (Deceased 2006)
Fr. Lawrence Bourrie (Deceased 1996
Fr. Robert Bowling (Deceased 2003)
Richard Emerson (Volunteer status terminated 2019)
Fr. John Feeney (Removed from ministry 2005, deceased 2012)
Fr. Ernest Paone (Deceased 2012)
Fr. James Porter (Removed from ministry 1974, deceased 2005)
Fr. Verne Stapenhorst (Removed from ministry 2011)