Fr. Kenneth Kaucheck

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

A woman contacted the Archdiocese of Detroit in 1/09 alleging that Kaucheck had engaged in sexual misconduct with her in 1976 when she was 16 and in counseling with him at Guardian Angels in Clawson. At that time, a friend learned the two had traveled to FL together and told deacon who told pastor. Girl’s father met with pastor; Kaucheck was transferred. After the 2009 events, Kaucheck was placed on leave effective 4/23/09; Review Board determined complaint was substantive. He resigned his positions as pastor of St Mary’s in Royal Oak and St James’ in Ferndale. Not prosecuted because girl was older than the MI age of consent at the time. In 2015, with a nun, Kaucheck founded Gianna House Pregnancy and Parenting Residence, a facility for pregnant teens in Eastpointe. According to the archdiocese, Kaucheck resigned from the center on 4/17/16. Kaucheck filed suit v SNAP and two newspapers 1/30/17 alleging defamation; he ‘vehemently maintained his innocence’.

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