Fargo Diocese completes abuse investigation of retired priest

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June 18, 2020

By Jim Monk

The Diocese of Fargo says an investigation of abuse claims against a retired Fargo priest has been completed.

In a 2019 interview with KFGO News, a woman reported that she was sexually abused as a teenager by Father Jack Herron. The woman said the abuse happened over the course of three months in the 1970’s in the rectory at St. Anthony of Padua Church.

“He pulled me to his lap, smoking his cigar, holding me and all that kind of stuff and before you know it, there’s kissing and hugging and touching. Inside, I was having a battle in my mind, thinking ‘Oh God, I’m dirty, I’m dirty, I’m dirty. No one knows this secret. I’m dirty. I’m dirty.”

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