Seminarian David Haas

Well-known liturgical musician and composer. In 2020 news became public that Haas had long engaged in sexually predatory behavior toward young women. A report by Into Account in 10/20 contained allegations by 44 women of spiritual and sexual abuse over 41 years. As a seminarian for the Saginaw diocese in 1979, Haas is accused of raping a girl, age 13, during a religious retreat in MN. The girl allegedly reported the abuse at the time and was shamed into silence by Revs. Michael Korf, Robert Carlson, and Archbishop John Roach. Haas denied the allegation. The Into Account report mentions rape and assault of girls ages 13-17 early in his career, after which he “learned” to wait until his targets were age 18. Haas did not go on to ordination.

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