Fr. John G. Hughes

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Ordained: 1935
Status: Accused

Died: 03/19/1979
Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Named as the subject of allegations of sexual abuse in the MI A.G.’s 10/22 report. In 1965 an 18-year-old male told Bishop Noa in a letter that Hughes repeatedly sexually abused beginning when he was in 5th grade at American Martyrs School and Church in Kingsford in the late 1950s and 1960s. The abuse was said to have included sodomy and other “perverse acts.” The victim said in 2007 that he confronted Noa years later, who responded that he “could not have people saying these terrible things about a priest.” The diocese deemed the allegations credible. Hughes died in 1979.

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