Fr. Emil J. Beyer

Ordained: 1940
Status: Sued

Died: 08/10/2003
Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Per the MI A.G. 10/22 report, the diocese received a report in 1997 that Beyer sexually abused a boy at Holy Family Orphanage from 1944 until the boy left at age 14 in 1956. Beyer denied the allegations. The accuser’s brother said the priest also abused him. The Diocesan Assessment Teams found the allegations by the first accuser “believable” and recommended Beyer be St. to St. Luke Institute for treatment. Beyer’s faculties to minister were temporarily restricted. In 2001 the diocese stated that their investigation “…led us to confirm Father Beyer’s denial of the allegations.” A lawsuit filed in 2002 was dismissed due to the statute of limitations.

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