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SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests - Tennessee
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Edward J. McKeown

Assignment record of Edward J. McKeown.  Click here.
Edward McKeown is a priest pedophile in Tennessee who is in jail.  He is in prison for abuse that occurred AFTER he left ministry.  He will never pay in prison for the many young men he abused WHILE he was a priest.  Why?  The Catholic diocese hid his crimes and moved him around in silence.Edward McKeown abused young men in East and Middle Tennessee.  He was never assigned in West Tennessee.  His assignment record as listed in the Catholic Directory can be found by clicking here.

The hierarchy of the Diocese of Nashville knowingly and criminally kept the abuse of Edward McKeown a secret.  They never reported him to the police; they simply reassigned him to new places where he had a new group of boys to abuse.  The bishop is to blame.  His fellow priests who knew and did nothing are to blame as well. 

Here are some of the articles from Tennessee newspapers about Edward McKeown.  

Below are links to a number of articles which mention Frank Richards in relation to the abuse. Richards and McKeown often molested boys together at the same time.  If you read the press accounts of what Richards and McKeown did and how many boys they admitted abusing, it will tell you the scope and extent of their crimes.  There are very few articles that speak of him alone.  Because of his affiliation with McKeown, he has kept off the radar screen. 
  • Article 1 Sexual abuse cases prompt new policy
  • Article 2 Diocese says it tried to protect the public
  • Article 3 Catholic Diocese says it's not liable if boys abused after priest left
  • Article 4 Judge says nothing links McKeown case

Timeline from the Nashville Tennessean that tells a story of corruption and deceit on the part of the Catholic Church in Tennessee.