Priest Faces Sex Abuse Charges: Incident Allegedly Occurred While Piskula Was Serving at Blessed Mother
By James Mayse
June 8, 2012
A former priest at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Whitesville and other Daviess County churches was arrested Friday by the Owensboro Police Department on charges of first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse.
The Rev. Louis Francis Piskula, 72, of the 7100 block of Kentucky 815 was indicted Tuesday by the Daviess Grand Jury on charges of first-degree sodomy, victim under 12, and first-degree sexual abuse. The sodomy charge is a Class A felony, punishable upon conviction by a sentencing range between 20 years to life in prison. First-degree sexual abuse is a Class D felony punishable upon conviction by one to five years in prison.