Fr. Harold Jochem

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1930
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Joliet IL

A man filed a civil suit in 6/04 alleging abuse 1974- 78 by Jochem and another Fanciscan friar, Jeffrey Salwach, at St. Jude’s in New Lenox. Per the suit, the two priests forced the boy to engage in group sex, smoke marijuana and drink alcohol. Jochem is reportedly deceased.

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