Denver Archdiocese Priest Neil Hewitt Molests Altar Boy

* Roman Catholic Priest Molester Father Neil Hewitt: Denver Bible Church member Donna Ballentine tells Pastor Bob Enyart about the Roman Catholic priest Father Neil Hewitt who began molesting her cousin Stuart Saucke after the boy's father passed away, as he also introduced him to pornography and alcohol. Stuart became an alcoholic, and as an adult a firefighter, but eventually committed suicide but not before leaving behind a hand-written note (see below) describing how Hewitt sexually molested him.

* KGOV Programs about this Homosexual Child-Molesting Priest: Here are the programs we've produced here at KGOV.com about Denver's homosexual Roman Catholic child-molesting priest Neil Hewitt who destroyed Donna Ballentine's cousin and and the lives of other young boys:
- 2002: Denver Roman Catholic Priest Neil Hewitt Molests Altar Boy (this program)
- (Here's Stuart Saucke's tragic hand-written letter)
- 2004: The Victim of Homosexual Catholic Priest Father Neil Hewitt
- 2004: Priest Molestation Case Update 1
- 2004: Priest Molestation Case Update 2
- 2008: Pedophiles, Priests, & Privacy in which we quote from the sister's letter and Archbishop Chaput's reply.
- 2017: Another Victim of Fr. Neil Hewitt, Michael Smilanic in the BEL studio
- 2017: Another Victim of Fr. Neil Hewitt Pt. 2
- 2019: BEL's Pope List (related topic; the written show summary is updated through 2019)

* Denver Archdiocese Stonewalling: Donna Ballentine representing her family arranged a meeting with the Denver Archdiocese. For encouragement, Pastor Bob went with Donna who said to the Archbishop's representatives: "We have only one question. Were there accusations of sexual abuse made against Neil Hewitt in Denver, prior to the Archdiocese moving him up to Leadville, Colorado?" The archdiocese had been advertising, in the form of public service announcements, a request for Coloradans who may have been molested by a priest to contact the archdiocese. As it turns out, this had nothing to do with sorrow and contrition and everything to do with church lawyers and their risk management scheme. At the meeting, an archdiocese attorney told Donna that because she was not part of the immediate family they could not answer her question. Donna pointed out that the dead man's sister lived in Utah, and it would be difficult for her to come to Denver. The meeting ended. Some weeks later, Pastor Bob and Donna returned to the archdiocese, this time with the sister, who asked the same question about the man who molested her brother, "Were there accusations of sexual abuse made against Neil Hewitt in Denver, prior to the Archdiocese moving him up to Leadville, Colorado?"

* Stonewall: Showing no evidence of sorrow or contrition, even to the dead man's family, the hard-hearted Denver Archdiocese refused to answer that single most-relevant question that goes to whether the leaders of Colorado's Catholic Church bore responsibility for putting a suspected predator loose on the unsuspecting families living in the mountain town of Leadville. (August 2016 Upgrade: To this date, no one has been held accountable for the crimes committed against this young man.)

* More Information: If anyone has more information, even if years or decades later, regarding Hewitt or his personnel file with the archdiocese, or any other related legal matters, please don't hesitate to contact Donna through Bob@kgov.com.

* Hewitt Victims and Witnesses List

Leadville Victims of Fr. Neil Hewitt
Stuart Saucke
John ________ (pseudonym)
_____ _______ (client of a Colorado atty)
Jamie _______
Brian (pseudonym)

Denver Victims of Fr. Neil Hewitt
Michael Smilanic

Other Suspected Leadville Victims
Alex (committed suicide; family member said a Leadville priest had molested Alex)
Jerry (rumored to have committed suicide)

Other Suspected Denver Victim
Tom ________ (Montreal, 1967)

Witnesses (in addition to the nine victims and suspected victims)

Leadville Witnesses
_______ _______ (later a Denver halfway house resident)
Tom _________
John ________
Sam ________ (pseudonym)
Sean ________ (pseudonym)
Randy _______
Karl ________ (pseudonym)
Paul ________
Steve ________

Denver Witnesses
Mark ________
Reservoir Boy #1
Reservoir Boy #2

Annunciation Church, Leadville, Colorado* The Question the Archdiocese Refuses to Answer: "Had there been accusations against Fr. Neil Hewitt before the Denver Archdiocese moved him up into the mountains in Leadville, Colorado?"

Donna Ballentine and Bob Enyart met with archdiocese officials to ask a single question. "Had there been accusations against Fr. Neil Hewitt before the Denver Archdiocese moved him up into the mountains in Leadville, Colorado?" If the archdiocese had heard no previous accusations, and if they had been no previous knowledge of any child molestation or similar morally compromised behavior with boys, then they would be without guilt for moving him to the Annunciation mountain parish. (When Stuart was hurt, the Annunciation Church directly reported to the Denver Archdiocese and in 1988 it was transferred to the Colorado Springs diocese, which itself is part of Denver's ecclesiastical province.) If, however, Denver Roman Catholic officials did what many other dioceses have done, and knowingly moved a sexual predator to another parish, then they bear great responsibility for the harm done to the families of Leadville (a number of whom we are in contact with). The archdiocese answered Bob and Donna, "We are sorry but we can only discuss these kinds of matters with immediate family members." (Stuart and his mother and father were dead, he had no children, and his younger siblings had moved away from Leadville.) So we flew Stuart's sister, Donna's other cousin Sylvia from her home in Utah to Denver and made another appointment at the Archdiocese. There in person, Sylvia asked, "Had there been accusations against Fr. Neil Hewitt before the Denver Archdiocese moved him up into the mountains in Leadville, Colorado?" The Denver Catholic authorities answered her, "We are sorry but we cannot discuss personnel matters." We intend to post on this page the first names of other victims of Fr. Hewitt and the names of contemporaneous witnesses to some of his harmful behavior toward children. Today's interviewee, Michael from Florida, has announced that he desires justice and is willing to take legal action against the archdiocese. Meanwhile, Sylvia has moved back to Colorado and she has been speaking with her cousin regarding the crimes committed against her brother and the archdiocese refusal to answer the family's one question.