Fr. Allen M. Schmitt

Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Dubuque IA

Multiple allegations of abuse of boys. Placed on leave in 3/02 after a man sent email to archdiocese saying Schmitt abused him in 1978 in Cedar Rapids. Schmitt admitted to the behavior when confronted by archbishop. A second report received 4/02 alleged abuse in 1974. At least one claim included in $2.6M settlement with archdiocese 3/07 and another in a $4.7M settlement concerning 9 priests in 3/08. Also at least one in 8/13 $5.2M out-of-court settlement involving 10 priests and 26 victims. Schmitt died 1/5/16.

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