Fr. Carl Anthony Peltz

Ordained: 1977
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Steubenville OH

Navy chaplain 1983-1990, including in Iceland in 1985, where Peltz allegedly forced a 12-year-old boy to drink whiskey, then raped him. Incardinated into the Kalamazoo diocese in 1990. Federal suit filed in 1991 alleged the Steubenville diocese should have known Peltz had a drinking problem, yet it certified him as fit for service. Suit settled by the diocese in 1993 for $25K. “Exonerated” in 2003 by the Kalamazoo diocesan review board, which cited it found no credible evidence. Died 12/26/15.


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