Fr. Emmett Hoffmann

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1953
Status: Sued

Died: 02/1/2013
Diocese: Diocese of Great Falls-Billings MT

Named as abuser in 12/30/11 civil suit filed against Diocese and Order. Plaintiff (a member of Cheyenne tribe) alleged Hoffman molested and raped her between 1955 and 1962 when she was a minor and he was assigned to St. Labre Mission School in Ashland. He started at the school in 1954. The girl was a boarding student. He left the Capuchin order and became a Diocesan priest. He retired from the mission in 1993 and lived in a retirement community on the reservation until his death 2/1/13. Per a 2017 news report, 5 former St. Labre Indian School students accused Hoffman of having molested them between 1955 and 1984. On the diocese’s list 8/21/18 (as “Emmitt Hoffman.”) On the Capuchins St. Joseph Province list of those with substantiated allegations against them.

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