My story is long and terrible, so long that it's probably best if
I provide an executive summary of what happened.
- ABUSED BY FR. LEROY VALENTINE
I was sexually exploited,
abused, and ultimately raped by a priest named Fr. LeRoy
Valentine at the Church of the Immacolata in St. Louis, MO in
the late 1970s and early 1980s.
- ABUSE ADMITTED BY ARCHSTL
My abuse was admitted in an
e-mail that Sandra Price of ArchStL sent to me in February 2018.
Amidst lies, but admitted nonethless. Which is why it was weird
when, in April 2018 ArchStL told everybody I was lying and that
my story changed multiple times.
- ASSISTANCE COORDINATOR SHAM
While USCCB talks about
and advertises that every diocese make an Assistance Coordinator
available to survivors, at no point what I told of the existence
of, put in touch with, or contacted by an Assistance
- FATHER/BISHOP/CARDINAL DOLAN KNEW
My own experience, and
the testimony of others, affirms that then Father and now
Timothy Dolan knew what Fr. Valentine was doing to us. And
did NOTHING to stop it or help us.
- GASLIGHTED BY CARDINAL TIM DOLAN
in early March 2002 I went to
ArchStL as a result of the news that Fr. LeRoy Valentine had
been acused of abuse. Then-Bishop Timothy Dolan told me that
nothing happened. That Fr. Valentine hadn't done the things he
was accused of.
- NOT NOTIFIED WHEN VALENTINE RESIGNED
A few days after I
talked to Bishop Timothy Dolan, Fr. Valentine resigned. I was
never notified or told that my experiences and memories might
indeed mean something.
- GASLIGHTED BY ARCHSTL
May 9, 2011 I met
with a Review Team from ArchStL. They told me the problems I was
having -- bankruptcy, divorce, nervous breakdown -- were my
- LIED TO ABOUT CONTACTING PSYCHOLOGIST
In July 2011
Hengen told me he wanted to talk to my psychologist. He
never did despite the best efforts of my psychologist and me.
- NOT NOTIFIED WHEN VALENTINE REMOVED
May 2013 the
Archdiocese of St. Louis permanently removed Fr. Valentine. I
was never told, contacted, or (finally) offered help.
- LYING TO THE COURT
In 2014 the Archdiocese of St. Louis
UNDER COURT ORDER produced a list of allegations they had
It was incomplete.
know that because my allegation wasn't included.
I have since come to learn that the same is true of AT LEAST one
other allegation. Isn't lying to the court Perjury? And
Obstruction of Justice? Thus RICO?