Fr. Norman J. Dukart

Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Bismarck ND

Transferred to Crosby ND in 1999; told Parish then of his history of sexual abuse. Parish council met with Bishop Zipfel. Bishop would not remove him. Seemed to be saying Dukart had been in therapy and had been cured. Many parishioners left the parish, returning only after Dukart was removed in 3/02. Sexually abused three boys decades prior. No criminal charges due to the statute of limitations. On the diocese’s list 1/2/20. Allegations substantiated. Included in the ND A.G.’s report in 1/21. Abuse allegedly occurred in the 1970s, involving two children. Living in 2021 in Dickinson, near a preschool.

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