Fr. William Bruning

Ordained: 1993
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Kansas City KS

Allegation in 6/15 to the archdiocese from a woman in her early thirties that Bruning sexually abused her as a girl when she attended Most Pure Heart of Mary School in Topeka. Bruning was suspended during investigation. Review Board could not substantiate the claims and he was returned to ministry. His accuser again contacted the archdiocese in 10/18 with new information and the case was reopened. The Review Board found the allegations not credible. Allegation not made public until 2/19, when Bruning announced it at mass. He denied the allegation.


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