Fr. Gary Allen Jacobs

Ordained: 1971
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 9/26/16. Removed from ministry in 12/88. Laicized in 2010. Arrested in 1/17/20 in NM on charges in three separate cases of abuse in MI of a child ages 13-16 between 1/1/81 and 12/31/84, and abuse of a child under age 13 between 3/1/84 and 4/30/84. Two more accusers soon came forward leading to new charges of abuse of children between ages 13 and 15, occurring between 1/1/82 and 12/31/84. Returned to MI in 3/20 to face charges. A.G. announced on 5/21/20 that Jacobs would face trial. Pled guilty 4/22/21 to charges in 4 separate cases in Ontonagon County. Sentenced to 8-15 years in prison. Pled guilty in 5/21 to a charge in Dickinson County. Sentenced in 7/21 to 8-15 years in prison, to be served concurrently with his Ontonagon County sentence. Ordered to register as a sex offender.


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