Fr. John C. Starostka

Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Died: 12/24/2012
Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Starostka retired in 6/02 citing health problems. ‘Administrative dismissal’ announced 8/16/02. ‘Information had been gathered that included an admission of past sexual abuse or misconduct or allegations that were established as credible.’ Died 12/24/12. On the archdiocese’s list 11/30/18. It notes reports received 2001 and 2002 of abuse 1972-74 and 2000. Per the NE Attorney General, Chancellor Rev. Michael Gutgsell was told by a man in 2000 that his two altar boy sons had been inappropriately touched repeatedly by Starstoka, and in 2002 a man told Gutgsell that he was repeatedly sodomized as an 11-year-old altar boy by Straostka. Neither case was reported to police until 2004.

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