Fr. Michael C. Fitzgerald

Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Dubuque IA

Caught in 1999 taking part in an inappropriate internet chat with someone he thought was a 13-year-old boy, in a sting by law enforcement . Removed by diocese and sent for therapy. Diocese was going to return him to a parish assignment but did not after Fitzgerald was accused of having oral sex with a 12- year-old boy. Died in car crash in 10/01. Was training to be hospital chaplain at the time of his death.

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