Fr. David Huneck

Ordained: 2018
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

The diocese announced on 9/27/21 that on 9/19/21 that it had received notice of an allegation that Huneck “was engaging in sexual and other misconduct, including that with a minor.” He resigned from his position as pastor of St. Paul of the Cross in Columbia City and as chaplain of Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne, and was suspended from all ministry by the diocese. His name was added to the diocese’s list of credibly accused. He was charged 10/8/21 with sexual abuse involving two female teenagers, one a minor. The two knew him from his role at Bishop Dwenger. Huneck allegedly invited them on two occasions to his parish home, gave them alcohol, groped them after he became intoxicated and, on the second occasion, exposed himself. In a 12/21 plea deal, Huneck agreed to plead guilty to the felony charges of child solicitation and sexual battery if the misdemeanor charges against him were dropped. Pleaded guilty and sentenced in 3/22 to 180 days’ home detention and two years’ probation.

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