Fr. Frederick J. Bistricky

Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Multiple allegations of sexual abuse of boys. Complaints about Bistricky’s behavior date at least to 1974, when parents of CYO teens wrote to the archbishop that Bistricky encouraged “mooning” and “streaking,” appeared nude in front of the teens on a CYO trip and took a nude photo of a boy. Bistricky was reprimanded and sent to counseling. In 1997 the archdiocese received allegations Bistricky abused a boy, ages 13-16, in the early 1970s. Accuser said he was told Bistricky would have no contact with children, but in 2002 learned the priest was helping out at a local parish. Sklba was notified and immediately restricted Bistricky from active ministry. Allegations deemed credible but no prosecution due to SOL. In 2005 accused of abuse of an 11-year-old boy in 1968. Claim filed after 2011 archdiocesan bankruptcy of abuse including rape of an altar boy in the early 1970s. Bistricky died 12/17/06.


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