Senior Priest in Lansing Diocese Defrocked after Sexual Assault Claim

WSYM FOX 47 News
October 8, 2018

A senior priest in the Catholic Diocese of Lansing had is priestly faculties removed due to a credible allegation of sexual assault.

Rev. Robert Gerl is accused of sexually assaulting an adult male decades ago, the Diocese said in a statement.

The Diocese encourages anyone harmed by someone in the church to contact law enforcement, or Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator Cheryl Williams-Hecksel, LMSW, at 888-308-6252, or by email at

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