Fr. Dennis A. Wagner

Ordained: 1978
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Grand Rapids MI

Pleaded guilty in 1983 to assault and battery of a 13-year-old boy during a tubing trip. Given two years probation and received counseling. Apparently admitted in 1983 that he had molested more than one boy. A man told the diocese in the early 1990 that Wagner raped him in a lake in 1985. No criminal charges due to the statute of limitations. Diocese gave the man money for therapy. Wagner was allowed to work as a canon lawyer in the Diocesan Tribunal Office. Suspended in 5/2002. Diocese received six substantiated allegations. Wagner agreed to ask for laicization.

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