Fr. John T. Donovan

Ordained: 1944
Status: Sued

Died: 06/2/2010
Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

A woman sued in 1992 alleging Donovan used his position as a priest to coerce her into a sexual relationship 1959-65. She said the grooming started when she was in high school. The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that one could not accuse a religious entity with negligent hiring or training. US Supreme Court refused to revive the case (2/96). Retired in 1993 and died 6/2/10.

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