Four more names were added today to the list of Jesuit order members suspected of sexual abuse. Additions to the list include Everard Booth, Jose Angel Borges, James Loeffler and Benjamin Smylie. Booth was very well known in New Orleans. He worked for many years at Jesuit High School, a while at the Jesuit Seminary and Mission Bureau in New Orleans, and also at St. Charles College in Grand Coteau in St. Landry Parish. Loeffler worked at Christ the King Parish in Grand Coteau. This list of Jesuit order members now includes 46 priests, teachers studying to be priests or religious brothers, and 20 have ties to New Orleans.
Here is the article by Ramon Antonio Vargas published today in the Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate newspaper: Well-known ex-Jesuit employee Brother Everard Booth added to list of suspected sex abuse.
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