Fr. Charles Cichanowicz

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup

Religious Order:  Franciscan

Notes:  Man filed suit 11/07 in Navaho Nation Dist. Court alleging priest had given him alcohol & sexually abused him twice in 1984-1985 when he was teenager & Cichanowicz was assigned to Shiprock, NM. Shown in Lafayette, IN diocese per 1989 OCD. Left Order in1991; laicized 1994. Worked as counselor at Alpine Counseling in Lafayette, IN. 2nd & 3rd suits filed 2009. Judge dismissed 2007 suit; Navajo Superior Court reinstated 9/11. All Plaintiffs settled 7/12. He agreed never to work with or around minors.

Sources:  Navaho Times 11.01.07; John Doe BF v Diocese of Gallup et al, Cause No SR-CV-369-07-CV 11.06.07; KOAT 11.06.07; Gallup Independent 11.07.07; KTAR (AP) 11.07.07; Journal and Courier 11.10.07; WTHR 11.13.07; Chicago Tribune 04.15.09; Journal & Courier 04.15.09; Gallup Independent 04.17.09; Gallup Independent 05.13.09; Journal & Courier 05.15.09; Gallup Independent 09.24.09; The MN-SNAP 10.19.10; Gallup Independent 05.26.11; Gallup Independent 05.27.11; Indian Country 09.12.11; Gallup Independent 09.15.11; Gallup Independent 07.14.12; Gallup Independent 07.15.12; Courier and Journal 07.19.12; Gallup Independent 11.11.13; ABQ Journal 12.14.13; Diocese of Gallup [downloaded 02.28.15


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