Fr. Ephraem Sitko

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Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Died: 12/8/1982
Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Named publicly as accused in the MI A.G.’s 10/22 report. A woman reported to the diocese in 2020 that when she was in third grade in 1963 at St. Ignatius Loyola School, Sitko would grab her at recess and make her sit in his lap beneath his long cape. She said she screamed to be let go but he held her tighter and laughed, and that he would whisper into her left ear. Sitko died in 1982. He was ordained for the O.F.M. Franciscans; it appears he did not stay in the order. (Name also spelled Ephream, Ephraim.)

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