Credibly Accused Individuals

Priests
Since our establishment as a diocese in 1968, eight priests of the Diocese of St. Petersburg have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor or minors.  Their names are:

  1. Richard Allen
  2. Rocco D’Angelo
  3. William Lau
  4. Hubert Reason
  5. Michael Rhodes
  6. James Russo
  7. Robert Schaeufele
  8. Keith Symons

Priests of other dioceses and priests of religious communities who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor or minors and have served in our diocese are not included in this list.

Lay Employees
Since 1968, three employees of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, our parishes, or our schools have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor or minors.  Their names are:

  1. Robert Allen
  2. Leon Gilberti
  3. Emil Anastia

Lay religious (brothers, sisters, nuns) who have been credibly accused and have served in our diocese are not included in this list.

Updated: 19 May 2011