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Forensic Background
 

Consultant and Expert Witness:

Mr. Sipe has served as a consultant or expert witness in 250 cases of clergy abuse of minors and other clergy professional malfeasance in the United States and Canada, 1988-2011; and deposed 45 times.

Consultant:

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To the District Attorney�s Office of Orange County, California, Rosemary Froeberg, and her staff (detectives, social service, and lawyers) for investigation of child abuse. August 20, 2002.

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To the District Attorney�s Office of Los Angeles, Division of Childhood Protection, Assistant District Attorney William Hodgman and staff. (DA�s from Ventura County and San Francisco also attended.) December 11, 2002 & October 14, 2004.

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To the staff of the Attorney General�s office of the State of Massachusetts preparing to convene a Grand Jury investigation of abuse of minors by Catholic clergy. December 16, 2002 & January 2, 2003.

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With the Attorneys of the city of Philadelphia conducting a Grand Jury investigation of minor abuse by Catholic priests. May 1, 2003.

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Witness before the Philadelphia Grand Jury investigating sexual abuse by Catholic priests. May 8, 2003.

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To the Attorney General of California, district of San Diego (Assistant Peter Quon) in the criminal prosecution of priests accused of sexual abuse of a minor. June 15, 2003

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Witness before the National Review Board convened by the American Bishops to investigate the child abuse crisis. May 6, 2002.

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Expert Trial Witness:

Mr. Sipe has been presented at trials as an expert on (1) the sexual abuse of minors; (2) the sexual abuse of minors by Catholic priests; and (3) the sexual behaviors of members of an organization that professes the complete sexual abstinence (celibacy) of its members. * Wilmington, DE.

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Kimberly Phillips vs. Fr. Timothy Sugrue, Marist Fathers & the Military Ordinariate. District Court of Arkansas, Western Division, Little Rock, 1993

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Daubert Hearing: Does I-VI vs. Fr. Ed Klister & the Diocese of El Paso, Texas. (Drs. Doyle, Foote & Sipe) October 20, 1999.

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Expert Witness at the Sentencing Hearing: Case of the US vs. Fr. Richard Poster in the Federal Court of Des Moines, Iowa, January 22, 2004.

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Mr. & Mrs. Doe vs. Fr. H. & the Archdiocese of St. Paul, Minnesota. February 18, 2005.

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Machado vs. Fr. Arakal & the Diocese of Stockton, Stockton, California, March 11, 2005.

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Kavanaugh vs. Fr. Pritchard & the Diocese of Oakland, California, Alameda County, California, July 11, 2005.

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Sheehan vs. Fr. Norris - Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, Wilmington, Delaware, 2009.

Depositions 2005-2011:
 
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John Doe 1&2 v Franciscans (Frs. Crumm &  Manville) OC, August 24, 2011.
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John VG Doe v RC Archbishop Mahony of LA, August 19 2011.
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Does v Fr. Munroe & Archdiocese of Indianapolis, IN. January 7, 2010.
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Baye v Diocese of Rapid City, SD; November 17, 2009.
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Narvarez v Diocese of El Paso, TX; September 3, 2008.
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John Doe v Patino & Diocese of Galveston, TX; December 7, 2007.
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Chevdden v Jesuit-California Province, November, 2007.
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Does v Miani & Salesians of Don Bosco, CA Province; October 24, 2007.
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Jane Doe v Bishop of Orange, CA; September 10, 2007.
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Robb v Archdiocese of Seattle, WA; August 27, 2007.
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Liano v Diocese of Phoenix, AZ. 2006.
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Doe 17 v Salesian Society of Don Bosco, San Francisco, CA. 2005.
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Gay v Paquette & Diocese of Burlington, VT. 2005
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Cesolini v Fushek et al Diocese of Phoenix, AZ. 2005.
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Doe v Pilarczyk & Archdiocese of Cincinnati, OH. 2005.
This list may be incomplete due to computer default.

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Opinions:

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Unspeakable Damage [revised]
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Loss of Faith 
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Recovered Memory
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