Br. Joseph Trunk
Trunk’s name is included in 10/21 on the Franciscans’ Holy Name Province list of those with substantiated allegations against them of child sexual abuse. No details provided as to when or where the abuse occurred. He died in 2011 at age 91. (Placing him for now in the New York archdiocese, where the Province is based.)
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