Fr. Dennis Puhl

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

Convicted in 1980 of fourth degree sexual assault of a boy, age 15. Received 21 month sentence (probated) and treatment. On sick leave 11/8/80. A 1983 suit claimed the diocese knew he had received treatment in 1977 for sexual problems before abuse. He admitted in deposition he had homosexual contacts with several youths in 1977 and that he received treatment then. Suit settled in 1984. Resigned from ministry and diocese 7/15/86. Died 12/11/95. Named on 12/31/13 Duluth list of priests with credible allegations.

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