Fr. Donald R.A. Peters

Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Retired in 1993 shortly after the Sheboygan County D.A. received an anonymous report of sexual abuse by Peters. He denied the allegation but the Archdiocese prohibited him from unsupervised contact with minors. Admitted in 2002 that he took graphic sexual photos of at least four teenage boys. One also accused him of fondling. Name included on the Archdiocese’s 7/04 list of priests fully restricted from ministry. Laicized 10/6/07 per personnel files released 7/13. Died in 12/18.


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