Fr. Joseph Turner

Donate Photo
Order: SDS
Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Died: 07/16/2001
Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Auxiliary Bishop Sklba admitted in a 2002 letter that he believed Turner had sexually assaulted a youth in the 1960s at St. Pius parish in Wauwatosa. Turner became a military chaplain in 1966 and served two tours in Vietnam. Left military after 10 years and returned to WI. He died in 2001. When the 2002 letter was written, the victim was serving a life sentence in prison.

Return to main database page. See abbreviations and posting policy. Send corrections.

Our Database of Publicly Accused does not state or imply that individuals facing allegations are guilty of a crime or liable for civil claims. The reports contained in the database are merely allegations. The U.S. legal system presumes that a person accused of or charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty. Similarly, individuals who may be defendants in civil actions are presumed not to be liable for such claims unless a plaintiff proves otherwise. Admissions of guilt or liability are not typically a part of civil or private settlements. For more information, see our posting policy.