Fr. John Pohlen

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1923
Status: Sued

Died: 02/24/1969
Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Pohlen was one of several accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior. The suit alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD; three men and two women claimed Pohlen, who was head of the orphanage, abused them as children in the 1950s. Died in 1969.

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