Fr. Gregory J. Plunkett

Ordained: 1988
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Removed in 5/02 after allegations of sexual abuse involving fondling a 13-year-old boy prior to Plunkett’s enrollment in seminary. Plunkett denied all allegations. Suspended after other allegations were received. Person with original complaint was also allegedly abused by priests Francis Engels and William Harbert. Filed suit in 2/04. Settled in 3/05. Charged in 2003 with recently fondling a youth under age 17. Trial in 10/04. Found not guilty. Died 10/2/11, age 66. Included on the diocese’s list in 2018,

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