Fr. Joseph H. Haas

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Placed on leave in 2/04 due to allegations that he molested a young girl in 1977. Haas told his parish that he was taking leave on doctor’s orders; the archbishop sent a letter clarifying the situation. D.A. ruled that the 1977 incident was too old to prosecute. A previous allegation of less serious inappropriate behavior was received in 2000; no action. The Review Board determined that the allegations were unsubstantiated. Retired in 9/04.

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