Fr. Louis Francis Piskula

Ordained: 1975
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Owensboro KY

Piskula, who “retired” in 2002, was arrested 6/12 after Grand Jury indicted him on charges of first-degree sodomy, victim under 12, and first-degree sexual abuse. One man notified authorities in 2/11 about incidents dating back to 1979 when Piskula was at Blessed Mother Church in Owensboro. Reports say Piskula has not had any ministerial duties since 2002 in accordance with the Dallas Charter. He was in a restricted assignment with the Diocese from 1994-2002 after similar allegation. Pled guilty 6/4/14 to 1st degree sexual abuse shortly before trial. Charge of first-degree sodomy dropped in plea agreement. Sentenced 8/6/14 to 5 years prison, register as sex offender for 20 years and receive sex offender treatment while in prison. Died 10/11/18. Included in 4/12/19 Owensboro diocesan list of priests with substantiated allegations: ‘six allegations deemed substantiated.’

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