Fr. Peter A. Burns

Ordained: 1986
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

A woman complained to police and church in 1987 that her son had been abused during sleepovers at the St. Peter Claver Parish rectory in Sheboygan during Burns’ first and only assignment. Burns pleaded no contest in 1992 to charges he molested another youth and was sentenced to 9 months in jail and 10 years probation. Civil suit filed in 1993; settled in 1994. One victim died by suicide in the 1990s. At least one other victim known. Laicized per Archdiocese website list updated as of 11/26/07. On Sex Offender Registry.

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