Fr. Patrick A. Umberger

Ordained: 1980
Status: Arrested

Died: 11/30/2010
Diocese: Diocese of La Crosse WI

Arrested 7/13/10 for possession of child pornography. Assigned to St. Patrick’s Parish in Onalaska, WI, and taught at parish school. Served as diocese’s webmaster. In 2009 he was caught following young boys into restroom at a water park. Park revoked his annual pass and local police reported him to Onalaska police, who told State Justice Department. Admitted attraction to boys in early teens. Worked in Milwaukee. Pleaded not guilty 7/28/10. Resigned from parish 7/29/10. Died of cancer 11/30/10. Included in 1/20 on the diocese’s list of those with substantiated allegations against them.

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