Fr. Joseph Kruse

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Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Admitted in 1987 to sexual abuse mid- to late- 1980s. Removed from his parish. Received treatment, assigned to hospital ministry. Left ministry in 1989. Shown as absent on sick leave in 1988 Catholic Directory and “absent on leave” per the 1990 and 1995 editions. Name is on Baltimore’s 9/26 list of abusive priests.


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