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Kansas Bureau of Investigations, investigating sexual abuse in the Catholic Church

Following in the wake of other states conducting investigations into clergy sexual abuse, the Kansas Bureau of Investigations has begun their own. “On Nov. 15, 2018, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt requested that the KBI investigate allegations of sexual abuse by members of the Catholic clergy in Kansas,” according to KBI. A task force of six special agents will be conducting a thorough investigation of abuse allegations. Attorney Jeff Herman, a lawyer in the field of representing survivors of abuse said, “This investigation into local clergy abuse is a very important step in the right direction. For too long, allegations have been ignored and even covered up. I believe there will be a collective empowerment once these perpetrators are brought to light, and we will see more victims come forward”.  

The Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City has released a list of the names of 22 priest with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse against minors within the last 75 years:

*According to theleaven.org*

BRAYLEY, JOHN

AFFILATION: Oblate missionary, Montreal, Canada

YEAR OF BIRTH: Unknown

YEAR OF ORDINATION: Unknown

LAST KNOWN STATUS: Deceased

ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME OF ABUSE: 1980 while visiting friends in Roeland Park

MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION: No

 

DANNENFELSER, LAMBERT

AFFILATION: Franciscans (OFM)

YEAR OF BIRTH: July 10, 1914

YEAR OF ORDINATION: June 9, 1940

LAST KNOWN STATUS: Deceased

ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME OF ABUSE: 1989

PASTORAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  • Sacred Heart, Emporia
  • St. Joseph, Olpe

MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION: Yes

 

 

FIALA, JOHN

AFFILATION: Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT)

YEAR OF BIRTH: Unknown

YEAR OF ORDINATION: Unknown

LAST KNOWN STATUS: Deceased

ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME OF ABUSE: Mid-1980s (not within the archdiocese)

PASTORAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  • St. Joseph, Shawnee
  • St. Dominic, Holton

MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION: Yes

 

FINNERTY, WILLIAM

AFFILATION: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

YEAR OF BIRTH: 1927

YEAR OF ORDINATION: 1955

LAST KNOWN STATUS: Deceased

ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME OF ABUSE: Early- to mid-1960s

PASTORAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  • Queen of the Holy Rosary, Overland Park
  • Sts. Cyril and Methodias, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Holy Angels, Basehor
  • St. Francis de Sales, Lansing
  • St. Thomas, Kansas City, Kansas
  • St. Rose, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Catholic Charities, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Our Lady & St. Rose, Kansas City, Kansas
  • St. Mary-St. Anthony, Kansas City, Kansas
  • St. Agnes, Roeland Park
  • St. Patrick, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Holy Spirit, Overland Park

MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION: Yes

 

FORSYTHE, JAMES

AFFILATION: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

YEAR OF BIRTH: 1954

YEAR OF ORDINATION: 1983

LAST KNOWN STATUS: Laicized 2005

ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME OF ABUSE: 1987

PASTORAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  • St. Agnes, Roeland Park
  • Holy Cross, Overland Park
  • Holy Trinity, Lenexa
  • St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Overland Park

MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION: Yes

 

GINZKEY, LAWRENCE

AFFILATION: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

YEAR OF BIRTH: 1946

YEAR OF ORDINATION: 1972

LAST KNOWN STATUS: Laicized 2005

ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME OF ABUSE: 1985

PASTORAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  • Holy Name, Topeka
  • St. Peter Cathedral, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Bishop Ward High School, Kansas City, Kansas
  • St. Ann, Prairie Village
  • Sacred Heart, Paxico
  • Holy Cross, Emmett
  • Sacred Heart, Delia
  • St. John Vianney, Eskridge

MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION: Yes

 

GOTTSCHALK, DAVE

AFFILATION: Capuchin Franciscans (OFM Cap.)

YEAR OF BIRTH: 1943

YEAR OF ORDINATION: 1969

LAST KNOWN STATUS: Our Lady of Angels Friary, Colorado Springs

 ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME OF ABUSE: 1970s

PASTORAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  • Good Shepherd, Shawnee

MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION: Yes

 

HARRINGTON, JOHN J.

AFFILATION: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

YEAR OF BIRTH: 1920

YEAR OF ORDINATION: 1947

LAST KNOWN STATUS: Deceased 1986

ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME OF ABUSE: 1940s and 1960s

PASTORAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  • Blessed Sacrament, Kansas City, Kansas
  • St. John, Greeley
  • St. Gregory, Marysville
  • St. Francis de Sales, Lansing
  • Assumption, Edgerton
  • Holy Trinity, Paola
  • Sacred Heart, Bonner Springs
  • Stormont Vail Health Center, Topeka
  • Holy Cross, Emmett
  • Sacred Heart, Delia
  • Convalescent Home, Topeka
  • St. Aloysius, Meriden
  • St. Francis, Lapeer

MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION: Yes

 

IMMING, DAVID

AFFILATION: Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

YEAR OF BIRTH: Unknown

YEAR OF ORDINATION: Unknown

LAST KNOWN STATUS: Laicized 2011

ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME OF ABUSE: 1980 in Oklahoma

PASTORAL ASSIGNMENTS: Never served in the archdiocese

MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION: Yes

 

JUAREZ, MARTINAFFILATION: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

YEAR OF BIRTH: 1946

YEAR OF ORDINATION: 1981

LAST KNOWN STATUS: Laicized 2005

ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME OF ABUSE: Early to mid-1980s

PASTORAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  • St. Matthew, Topeka
  • Holy Spirit, Overland Park
  • St. Peter Cathedral, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Sacred Heart, Paxico
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe, Topeka
  • St. Joseph-St. Benedict, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Queen of the Holy Rosary, Overland Park

MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION: Yes

 

JUSTI, MARVIN

AFFILATION: Capuchin Franciscans (OFM Cap.)

YEAR OF BIRTH: 1933

YEAR OF ORDINATION: 1958

LAST KNOWN STATUS: Deceased 2009

ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME OF ABUSE: 1969 in Pennsylvania

PASTORAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  • Good Shepherd, Shawnee

MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION: No

 

LAMPING, STEVEN

AFFILATION: Franciscans (OFM)

YEAR OF BIRTH: January 1, 1901

YEAR OF ORDINATION: March 16, 1929

LAST KNOWN STATUS: Deceased

ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME OF ABUSE: 1950s

PASTORAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  • St. Catherine, Emporia
  • St. Joseph, Olpe

MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION: Yes

 

LICKTIEG, ADRIAN

AFFILATION: Carmelites (OCarm)

YEAR OF BIRTH: Unknown

YEAR OF ORDINATION: Unknown

LAST KNOWN STATUS: Presumably deceased

ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME OF ABUSE: 1959

PASTORAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  • St. Joseph, Leavenworth

MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION: No

 

MEIS, FINIAN

AFFILATION: Capuchin Franciscans (OFM Cap.)

YEAR OF BIRTH: 1936

YEAR OF ORDINATION: 1964

LAST KNOWN STATUS: Deceased 1997

ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME OF ABUSE: 1972-1979

PASTORAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  • Good Shepherd, Shawnee

MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION: Yes

 

REDMOND, DONALD

AFFILATION: Benedictines (OSB)

YEAR OF ORDINATION: 1957

LAST KNOWN STATUS: Removed from ministry 2002

ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME OF ABUSE: 1960-1968

PASTORAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  • Sts. Peter and Paul, Seneca
  • St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center, Lawrence
  • Benedictine College, Atchison
  • St. Benedict Parish, Atchison
  • Sacred Heart, Atchison
  • Sacred Heart, Sabetha
  • St. Augustine, Fidelity
  • St. James, Wetmore

MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION: Yes

 

RICHARDSON, BARRY

AFFILATION: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

YEAR OF BIRTH: 1967

YEAR OF ORDINATION: 1997

LAST KNOWN STATUS: Laicized 2005

ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME OF ABUSE: 1999

PASTORAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  • Prince of Peace, Olathe
  • St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Overland Park
  • Sts. Peter and Paul, Seneca

MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION: Yes

 

ROBERTS, EDWARD

AFFILATION: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

YEAR OF BIRTH: 1917

YEAR OF ORDINATION: 1941

LAST KNOWN STATUS: Deceased 1997

ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME OF ABUSE: 1949 – early 1990s

PASTORAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  • St. Peter Cathedral, Kansas City, Kansas
  • St. Teresa, Westphalia
  • Sacred Heart, Baileyville
  • St. Gregory, Marysville
  • St. Joseph, Nortonville
  • Holy Name, Topeka

MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION: Yes

 

SCHEPERS, FRANK

AFFILATION: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

YEAR OF BIRTH: 1916

YEAR OF ORDINATION: 1955

LAST KNOWN STATUS: Deceased 2002

ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME OF ABUSE: 1975-76

PASTORAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  • Christ the King, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Sacred Heart, Mound City
  • Queen of the Holy Rosary, Wea
  • Sacred Heart, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Holy Name, Topeka
  • Bishop Ward High School, Kansas City, Kansas
  • St. John, Greeley

MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION: Yes

 

SCHMITZ, DENNIS

AFFILATION: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

YEAR OF BIRTH: 1961

YEAR OF ORDINATION: 1989

LAST KNOWN STATUS: Laicized 2005

ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME OF ABUSE: 1990s & 1998

PASTORAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  • St. Ann, Prairie Village
  • Queen of the Holy Rosary, Overland Park
  • Bishop Miege High School, Roeland Park
  • St. Joseph, Shawnee
  • Vocation director
  • St. Mary-St. Anthony, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Fiat House, Lawrence
  • St. Gregory, Marysville

MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION: Yes

 

WISNER, JOHN HENRY

AFFILATION: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

YEAR OF BIRTH: 1946

YEAR OF ORDINATION: 1972

LAST KNOWN STATUS: Laicized 2017

ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME OF ABUSE: 1977-1984

PASTORAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  • Sacred Heart, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Christ the King, Kansas City, Kansas
  • St. Joseph, Shawnee
  • St. Agnes, Roeland Park

MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION: Yes

 

WOLFE, CHUCK

AFFILATION: Capuchin Franciscans (OFM Cap.)

YEAR OF BIRTH: 1949

YEAR OF ORDINATION: 1979

LAST KNOWN STATUS: Laicized 1987

ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME OF ABUSE: 1976

PASTORAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  • Good Shepherd, Shawnee

MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION: No

 

WURTZ, CAMILLUS

AFFILATION: Benedictines (OSB)

YEAR OF BIRTH: 1928

YEAR OF ORDINATION: 1953

LAST KNOWN STATUS: Deceased 2013

ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME OF ABUSE: 1960

PASTORAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  • Maur Hill-Mount Academy, Atchison
  • Camp St. Maur, Atchison

MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION: No

 

 

Previously publicized allegations not able to be substantiated

 

HAEGELIN, WILLIAM

AFFILATION: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

YEAR OF BIRTH: 1949

YEAR OF ORDINATION: 1976

LAST KNOWN STATUS: Laicized 2004

ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME OF ABUSE: 1983-84

PASTORAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  • St. Agnes, Roeland Park
  • Bishop Ward High School, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Blessed Sacrament, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Christ the King, Kansas City, Kansas
  • St. Lawrence, Easton
  • Sacred Heart-St. Casimir, Leavenworth
  • Immaculata High School, Leavenworth
  • St. Ann, Prairie Village

MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION: No

COMMENTS:Could not be determined if sexual relationship began before or after the accuser reached the age of majority.

 

KALLAL, SCOTT JAMES

AFFILATION: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, Apostles of the Interior Life (AVI)

YEAR OF BIRTH: Oct. 13, 1981

YEAR OF ORDINATION: 2011

LAST KNOWN STATUS: Administrative leave

ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME OF ABUSE: 2015

PASTORAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  • St. Patrick, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Holy Spirit, Overland Park

MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION: No

COMMENTS:Criminal charges filed; case ongoing. Accused denies charges of abuse. Diocesan investigation suspended during law enforcement investigation.

 

PUTTI, ANTHONY

AFFILATION: Diocese of Guntur, India

YEAR OF BIRTH: 1975

YEAR OF ORDINATION: 2001

LAST KNOWN STATUS: No longer affiliated

ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME OF ABUSE: 2009-2010

PASTORAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  • Prince of Peace, Olathe
  • St. Michael, Leawood
  • St. Gregory, Marysville
  • St. Malachy, Beattie

MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION: No

COMMENTS:Recalled to home diocese prior to allegation of abuse of a minor. Denies abuse of a minor. Investigated by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

 

ROSSMAN, CHRISTOPHER

AFFILATION: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

YEAR OF BIRTH: 1972

YEAR OF ORDINATION: 2007

LAST KNOWN STATUS: Removed from ministry 2016

ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME OF ABUSE: 2016

PASTORAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  • Prince of Peace, Olathe
  • Mother Teresa, Topeka
  • St. Dominic, Holton
  • St. Francis, Mayetta
  • Our Lady of Snows, Potawatomi Reservation
  • Annunciation, Baldwin City
  • St. Francis, Lapeer

MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION: N/A

COMMENTS:Law enforcement investigation is ongoing.

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