Fr. Charles T. Hanel

Ordained: 1983
Status: Charges Dropped

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Assigned to Queen of Apostles in Pewaukee when arrested 9/18, charged with second degree sexual assault of a child. Accused of inappropriately touching a 13-year-old girl during confession on 12/17/17. He denied the allegation. Pled not guilty in 1/19. Mistrial in 3/20 after publicity that the alleged victim’s mother was attempting to gain legal status to stay in the U.S. The D.A. decided not to seek new charges. The archdiocese announced in 8/20 that it found the allegations to be “unsubstatiated and false” and that Hanel would be returned to ministry.

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