Fr. Jude Clarence Francis Hahn
Accused of sexually abusing a minor boy in 1976. Civil suit filed in 2/94. Hahn admitted in a deposition to having sexual contact with four teenage boys, including the plaintiff, in the 1970s and ’80s. A teacher at St. Lawrence Seminary High School told the Order in 1981-82 that Hahn, a dormitory supervisor, was having inappropriate contact with students. Left priesthood in 1993 and requested laicization. Pope approved the request. Died in 2008. Included on the Capuchins St. Joseph Province list of those with substantiated allegations against them.
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