Fr. Kenneth LaPan

Order: TOR
Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Died: 12/5/2019
Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Member of T.O.R. Franciscan community in Hollidaysburg PA, Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. Worked in PA 1953-59, including as Boy Scout chaplain. In MN 1959-84, returning to PA 1984. Per the PA Grand Jury Presentment 3/15/16, LaPan was investigated in 1984 in MN for giving a car and money to an 18-year-old male; it was discovered LaPan sexually molested altar boys. Local church official told St. Cloud Bishop Speltz in a letter that the County Attorney would not press charges “out of respect for the Parish and Priesthood.” LaPan’s Order also received the letter. He was allowed to stay in ministry in PA. Retired. Living in 2016 at T.O.R. monastery in PA. Died in 12/19.

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