Fr. Marvin T. Knighton

Ordained: 1975
Status: Acquitted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Charged in 6/02 with sexual assault of a teenage boy more than 10 years prior. In 1993 the alleged victim’s father complained to Knighton who went to the diocese and asked for investigation. Jury found him not guilty in 8/03 but Review Board later deemed allegations credible. In 4/04 Bishop asked Vatican to laicize him. Two other allegations were made against Knighton. Laicized in 2011. Claimed Milwaukee owed him about $450K in past wages and benefits. Personnel files released 7/1/13. Worked in AZ schools for almost 20 years.

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