Fr. Gerald P. Vosen

Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Madison WI

Accused 9/18/03 by a woman at a state SOL hearing of sexually abusing her brother at age 14 in the early 1970s. The brother denied the allegation. Vosen was removed. The Diocesan Review Board assessed at least three allegations and unanimously recommended leave 2/15/04. In 5/04 Vosen sued a man who alleged fondling and anal rape at age 11-12 by Vosen in 1989-91. A jury rejected the defamation claim 8/4/05; found abuse claim substantiated. Church tribunal of three judges ruled against Vosen in 8/07. Vosen appealed to Vatican’s Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith. The CDF upheld the diocese’s decision, as announced 7/16/15.


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