Fr. John Patrick Perdue

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Ordained: 1985
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux City IA

Left the priesthood in 1986, one year after ordination. Accused, along with Rev. John Kurzak, in a civil suit filed in 3/08 of molesting a boy in Fort Dodge in the early 1980s. Perdue was a seminary student at the time of the alleged abuse. Ruling in favor of defendants, citing two-year statute of limitations. Appeal filed by plaintiff 7/13/11. Second suit filed 3/28/08 alleged abuse in 1982 of a seminary student. On diocese’s 2/22/19 list. It notes one allegation received, of abuse of a boy 1982-83.


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