Fr. Richard H. Hatch

Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Following a court order, on 12/16/13 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests with “credible” allegations. First public accusation against Hatch. Diocese updated its list 6/23/14. Hatch voluntarily ceased ministry and permanently left the diocese in 1963 after being removed for personal financial mismanagement and ignoring Bishop’s directives on same. Died 10/15/05. Diocese updated list 6/23/14, saying that it received complaint in 1996 that Hatch molested two boys and took pornographic pictures of a third. In 5/13, Diocese also received a complaint of child sex abuse 1959-62. Accused in 12/15 lawsuit of sex abuse of a boy, ages 13-14, in 1962.


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