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Priest faces teen sex assault charge (UPDATE)

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin priest who earned his doctorate by researching cases of children abused by religious leaders has been accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl while he was in La Crosse for a canon law conference. According to a criminal complaint filed in La Crosse County Circuit Court, the Rev. David Szatkowski, of Franklin, groped ...

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Hudson priest convicted of theft

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — A Hudson priest has been sentenced to two years of probation for stealing more than $10,000 from a church charity account. The Rev. Daniel Dahlberg pleaded no contest to misdemeanor theft during an appearance in St. Croix County Circuit Court Thursday. District Attorney James Remington said Dahlberg paid $13,000 in restitution to St. Patrick Church. The ...

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Priest denies helping mobster hide violin

CHICAGO (AP) — A former prison chaplain has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he plotted with convicted Chicago mobster Frank Calabrese Sr. to recover a violin reportedly hidden in a hit man’s Wisconsin house. Authorities say 62-year-old Catholic priest Eugene Klein of Springfield, Mo., was released on $20,000 bond after he appeared in a federal courtroom in Chicago ...

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Feds: Prison chaplain passed messages for mobster (UPDATE)

CHICAGO (AP) — A prison chaplain has been charged in an alleged scheme to help imprisoned Chicago mobster Frank Calabrese, who is serving a life sentence for 13 murders, recover a valuable violin reportedly hidden in a Wisconsin house to keep the government from selling it, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. Catholic priest Eugene Klein, 62, of Springfield, Mo., was indicted ...

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Kenosha priest charged with 2 misdemeanors

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Kenosha priest is charged with two counts of unlawful use of a telephone. Father Michael Nowak pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanors Tuesday. According to a criminal complaint, Nowak took a 17 year-old girl from his parish to a movie, then later called her and asked her out again. In the court documents, the girl ...

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Priest accused of alleged sexual call retains lawyer

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kenosha police say the priest accused of having an inappropriate phone conversation with a minor girl refused to talk to investigators Monday and has retained an attorney. Police Sgt. Jim Heiring said the case has been turned over to the department’s sensitive crimes unit. Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki informed parishioners in a letter that the Rev. ...

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Vatican served with court documents in Wis. abuse case (UPDATE)

By CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Vatican has been served with court papers stemming from decades-old allegations of sexual abuse against a now-deceased priest at a Wisconsin school for the deaf, attorneys for the accuser and the Vatican said Tuesday. Jeff Anderson, an attorney for the man making the allegations, said he had been notified the papers ...

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Madison priest charged with fondling teen

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Madison priest who was removed from public life in 1999 is now charged with the sexual assault of a teenage girl in Stevens Point and at her Monona home in 2003 and 2004. The Wisconsin State Journal reports a criminal complaint filed Wednesday in Dane County Circuit Court charges 64-year-old Joseph Gibbs Clauder with felony ...

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Lawyer takes issue with Archbishop Dolan letter

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Attorneys for Wisconsin sex abuse victims claim a 2003 letter from then-Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan shows he was more concerned about the church’s reputation than the actions of an abusive priest. Dolan wrote to then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, asking that pedophile priest Franklyn Becker be defrocked after allegations of repeated sexual abuse. Ratzinger is now pope. Among other ...

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Priest sentenced for stealing church money

JEFFERSON, Wis. (AP) — A former Watertown priest has apologized to his congregation at his sentencing for stealing church money and defrauding parishioners. The Rev. Thomas Marr said he hurt people “terribly, though totally unintentionally.” The 66-year-old Marr was spared prison Tuesday after pleading guilty in December to theft in a business setting and theft by fraud. But he was ...

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