Fr. Thomas Ronald Stocker
Diocese: Diocese of Green Bay WI
A 5/94 suit alleged that Stocker and Fr. Robert Thompson assaulted four boys 1963-67, with Stocker perpetrating most of the abuse, and Thompson watching and assaulting one boy. Lower court dismissed on SOL and that the First Amendment shielded the Diocese etc. from liability. Affirmed by Court of Appeals. Placed on leave by the Diocese in 1995. Stocker admitted in deposition that he had sexual contact with at least some of the victims. On diocese’s list 1/17/19. Multiple substantiated allegations of abuse occurring 1960s, 1970s, 1980s. Resigned from priesthood in 1999, laicized in 2003.
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