Fr. Walter Strus

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Ordained: 1994
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

A woman filed suit in 10/01, claiming Strus raped and impregnated her in 1999 after he persuaded her to leave Poland and follow him to the U.S. Suit dismissed and refiled in 4/02. Amended suit also accused him of sexual harassment of parishioners and of abuse of minor girls in Poland after he became a priest. Strus denied the allegation, saying the relationship was consensual. DNA tests proved he fathered her child. Second suit later dismissed on legal technicality.

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