Fr. Jay L. Kruse
Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE
Kruse was charged in 10/04 with two counts of possession of child pornography. Investigation had been ongoing since at least 8/04. Pornography was found on a computer at St. Wenceslaus parish. Kruse was placed on leave in 8/04 “for personal reasons” from his assignment in O’Neill, NE. That parish did not find out about the reason for his leave until late 9/04. Pled guilty. Sentenced to one year probation. Voluntarily left priesthood in 5/05. On archdiocese’s list 11/30/18. Noted to have been laicized in 2006.
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