Fr. Michael C. Benham

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Died: 02/29/2012
Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Complaint received by the Archdiocese in Fall 2003. Removed from ministry in 01/04 after a “substantiated” allegation that he sexually abused a boy multiple times in Racine 1976-80, starting when the boy was age 9. D.A’.s office determined that the statute of limitations had expired so it could not prosecute. Per the Archdiocese, Benham admitted abusing the boy. Laicized, per Archdiocesan list updated 11/26/07. Died 2/29/12. Personnel file released 7/13 shows 8/27/08 date for laicization.

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