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Valerie Pullman

Posted: 9:55 PM, Jan 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-24 12:54:58-04

Valerie Pullman

Alleged Abuse:  Accused of sex abuse in 1972; the lawsuit was settled.  No criminal charges filed.

Where is he now:  Deceased

Valerie Pullman was accused in a lawsuit in the early 2000s of molesting a young altar boy in 1972. In the lawsuit, the victim alleges that the abuse continued until he was 15 or 16 years old, and even occurred at an out-of-state religious conference that he attended with the priest, the Advocate reported.

The suit was settled in September 2007.

In a 1995 deposition, Bishop Frey testified that an allegation was made against Pullman in 1985. Frey said he sent Pullman off for treatment. Pullman ended up serving in the Diocese of Lake Charles.

In other court documents, produced by the diocese, a notation about Pullman appears follows:

“1/22/85 – Reported pedophilia (incident in 1966) 1/24785 – Agrees to St. Luke’s evaluation and now in N.M. with Paracletes. Notre Dame Seminary noted he was somewhat effiminate.”

Pullman died in 2017.

Timeline:

1965:  Ordained

1966:  “Reported pedophilia” noted in diocese documents 

1966-1967: On duty outside the Diocese of Lafayette

1968-1970: Lake Arthur

1971-1974: Elton

1972: Alleged abuse occurred

1980:  Lafayette diocese

1981-1982: “On special assignment” by the Diocese of Lafayette

1982-1984: Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Carencro

1985: St. Martin de Porres Church, Scott

1985:  Accused in a lawsuit of sex abuse

1986:  On duty outside the Diocese of Lake Charles

2017: Deceased

(This timeline is incomplete because of missing documents.  Pullman’s obituary also lists that he worked at Our Lady of Peace in Lafayette and Immaculate Heart of St. Mary in Lake Charles.)