Fr. Francis Karl

Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Died: 10/1/1994
Diocese: Diocese of Gaylord MI

Accused in 11/2018 of sexually abusing an altar boy, age 13, in the late 1970s. Karl allegedly took the boy to his cabin, drugged and then abused him. Karl also allegedly took pictures. The boy told his mother who did not want to report it. He said he called the Diocese eight years later, at age 21, and was told by a secretary there was nothing they could do.

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