Fr. Walter Edward Cassidy

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  Man and woman filed separate suits in mid-2013 alleging abuse by Cassidy who worked in parishes in Albuquerque, Taos and Mora. These suits were settled at some point before 5/14 per news report. Another man filed suit 5/14 alleging abuse by Cassidy at Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in northwest Albuquerque in the late 1960s. In a suit filed in 11/14, Cassidy was accused of molesting an 8- to 10-year-old girl in the late 1960s on a church bus. Plaintiff says he was abused between 50-80 times as a 10-year-old boy. Diocese knew of allegations against Cassidy by 1994 but never made them public. He died in 1994.

Sources:  FindAGrave 05.15.94; Albuquerque Journal 01.04.14John Doe B v Archdiocese of Santa Fe 05.13.14KOAT 05.14.14KRQE 05.14.14Santa Fe New Mexican 05.14.14Albuquerque Journal 05.15.14The Republic 11.18.14Albuquerque Journal 01.28.16