|Date of Birth
|Date of Ordination
|Association with LUC
|Position at LUC
|Date of incident, Location of Incident
|Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
|Number of victims/accusations
|At least 15 victims
|Pled guilty to charges of child sexual abuse
|Status of Individual
|Incarcerated for 12 years
Brother Gregory Sutton, who came to Loyola University Chicago in 1990, was not a Jesuit, but a Marist Brother, originally from Lismore, New South Wales, Australia. There, Brother Gregory had taught at a Catholic high school. Sutton came to Loyola to earn a Master’s degree in organizational development. While at the university, Australian authorities issued warrants for his arrest for a large number of incidents of child sexual abuse. After years of international legal wrangling, Sutton was eventually arrested by federal authorities in Missouri, where he had taken up the position of principal with a K-8 school in Florissant. He was extradited to Australia in 1995, where he stood trial. Sutton pled guilty to 67 charges against fifteen children he abused between the years of 1976 and 1987. However no further allegations were raised against him from his time in the United States. Sutton was reportedly tipped off by his Marist superiors that the Australian police were investigating allegations of child sexual abuse against him, and on the advice of his superior flew to Canada to undergo therapy at a center treating priests for addiction and psychological problems. It is unlikely that the Jesuits at Loyola University Chicago had any knowledge of the investigations against Sutton in Australia at the time that he was pursuing a graduate degree in Chicago.
 “Marist Sex Abuser Gregory Sutton May Have Been Tipped Off, Inquiry Hears, by Helen Davidson, The Guardian, August 7, 2014,” accessed March 10, 2022, https://www.bishop-accountability.org/news2014/07_08/2014_08_07_Davidson_MaristSex.htm.