Fr. John Joseph Steger

Ordained: 1951
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Placed on leave in 5/06 after allegations that he had recently sexually abused a 12-year-old girl. Criminal charges filed. Steger pled not guilty to all charges. In 3/07 prosecutors and defense counsel began an effort to reach a plea agreement due to Steger’s age (80) and poor physical condition. Still on leave when he died in 3/08. Criminal proceedings were not complete, per 6/7/12 statement from Diocese.


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