Fr. Dale J. Fushek

Ordained: 1978
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Phoenix AZ

Vicar General 2000-2004. Named Monsignor 2/02. Civil suit settled 2002. Accused of sexual harassment by a Life Teen staff member. Criminal charges filed 11/05 claiming abuse of five youths 1985-94. Another civil suit filed in 2005 alleged that he gave a youth alcohol and masturbated while the youth was molested by Mark Lehman. This suit settled in 12/06 for $100K. In 2007 Fushek established the Praise and Worship Center in Chandler, AZ. Executive Director. Excommunicated by Bishop 12/08 for offering his own non-denominational services. Laicization announced 2/16/10. Pled guilty to one count in 4/10. Sentenced to 364 days probation.

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