Fr. Daniel Peter Buck

Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Removed in 6/02. Previously accused of sexual misconduct against a girl 1979-84, beginning when she was age 10 or 11. Allegations reviewed by the Fitness Review Board some time after 1993; Board recommended he be allowed to stay in ministry as long as he was banned from being alone with minors. At least one claim included in 10/03 settlement of claims by 15 men and women who alleged abuse by 12 priests. Vatican approved permanent removal from public ministry 9/05.


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