Fr. Gerald Hartz

Ordained: 1959
Status: Charged

Died: 03/6/2022
Diocese: Diocese of Sioux City IA

Former superintendent of Sioux City Catholic schools. Charged in 9/95 with indecent contact with a girl, age 13. Took leave. Charges dropped in 12/95 when the girl would not testify and Hartz agreed to resign from assignment. In 9/96 a woman filed suit alleging that in 12/94 Hartz grabbed her, kissed her neck and touched her while in his church. Case later dismissed from federal court. “On special assignment” per 2002 Catholic Directory. Living in Bakersfield, CA in 12/08 per diocese website. Included on the Diocese of Fresno’s list of credibly accused in 8/21. Noted to have retired in 2003, and faculties revoked in 2019. Died 3/6/22, at age 88.

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