Fr. William Armstrong Kraft

Ordained: 1951
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Accused of abuse of several youths and at least one girl 1953-70s. One civil suit settled in 2001 for $250K. Numerous civil suits filed 2003. Retired 1991. Died 2001. First suit involved allegations of abuse of a boy for five years beginning in 1969. Included on list of priests released by San Diego diocese 3/07. Claims settled 9/07 as part of massive $198.1M settlement. Personnel file released 10/25/10.


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