Notice regarding Mr. Kenneth Cassity:

August 25, 2018

The Diocese of Arlington was recently advised of an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor by Kenneth J. Cassity, who was employed as a teacher and youth minister at Holy Spirit Parish and School in Annandale in 1990-92.  The Diocese also learned that Mr. Cassity, who reportedly died in 2006, was convicted in 2003 of abusing two male teens in Georgia.

Pursuant to its child protection policy, the Diocese notified the Fairfax County Police when it received the allegation.  The Diocese will cooperate fully with any law enforcement investigation.

The Diocese of Arlington encourages anyone who knows of any information related to this case, or of any misconduct or abuse on the part of any cleric or employee of the diocese, to notify civil authorities, as well as to reach out to the diocesan Victim Assistance coordinator, Dr. Frank Moncher, at (703) 841-2530.  The diocesan child protection policy is online at