Fr. Edward Theodore Olszewski

Ordained: 1960
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Accused of sodomizing his foster son starting at age 11. Found guilty by jury 12/18/02 of indecent liberties with a minor and innocent of sodomy charges; sentenced 1/30/03 to 3 years probation. New trial denied 3/13/03. Civil suit filed 12/22/03 in FL alleging abuse there. Conviction reversed 12/8/05 by MI Supreme Court: Olszewski “was deprived of an impartial jury.” Prosecutor did not retry because sentence mostly served. Removed from MI and FL sex-offender registries. Ministry remains restricted. Included on the Detroit archdiocese’s 6/10/19 list of credibly accused.


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