Former Norfolk Priest on Leave Amid Sexual Abuse Allegation

April 30, 2012

An allegation of sexual abuse by an Omaha priest dates to his service at Norfolk church.

Deacon Timothy McNeil, chancellor of the Archdiocese of Omaha, says the allegation against Rev. Franklin Dvorak came to light at the end of March. He's accused of sexually abusing a female student from 1970 to 1972.

Dvorak was placed on leave Friday from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish in Omaha. He was appointed pastor there in 2007. McNeil says Dvorak was at Sacred Heart Parish in Norfolk at the time of the alleged abuse. He says the claim has been deemed credible by a review board.

Dvorak denies the allegation.

A message left Sunday for Sacred Heart Parish wasn't immediately returned.








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