Deacon Fred Hummel
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO
Deacon. Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 7/26/19. Allegations substantiated. Removed from ministry. Laicized. Accused of molesting a 17-year-old boy he had met at Teens Encounter Christ retreat in 1993. The abuse allegedly occurred during a week the boy spent “shadowing” Hummel, which his parents had arranged. The boy filed a lawsuit, settled two years later for $80K. Hummel reportedly continued to work at a parish until 2002; the archdiocese said he had been removed from ministry in 1993. Worked for the archdiocese “away from the public” until retiring in 2014.
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