Fr. John M. Peters

Ordained: 1944
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Dubuque IA

Accused of abusing boys in 1962 at St. Joseph’s in Harpers Ferry. Sued in Federal court in 2004. Suit alleged abuse of one youth in 1962. In 2005 the archdiocese requested tthe suit be dismissed on statute of limitations. Claim settled in 2006.Peters died 5/31/97.

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