Fr. Michael A. Freymuth
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO
Suspended in 12/04 from duties as chaplain at Cardinal Ritter High School and as part-time associate pastor at a parish after allegations against him were raised in lawsuit against another priest. Another man also made allegations to the archdiocese in 2002, but no action. Freymuth was quietly allowed to return to parish work at some point. In 1/09 he was again removed after a third man notified the archdiocese that he planned to sue, alleging abuse by Freymuth as a grade-schooler in the 1980s. The man first complained in 2005. He filed suit in 7/09.
- SNAPmidwest.org Press Release 12.04
- KSDK 12.31.04
- Associated Press 01.01.05
- St Louis Post Dispatch 01.01.05
- Belleville News Democrat 01.16.09
- St Louis Post-Dispatch 01.16.09
- St Louis Post-Disptach 01.17.09
- Chatanooga Times Free Press (AP) 01.17.09
- St Louis Post Dispatch 07.16.09
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