Fr. Jerome A. Wagner

Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Removed in 8/02. Was on Priest Placement Board and worked in a parish. Had been accused in 1985 of getting a 15-year-old boy drunk and molesting him. The boy’s mother confronted Wagner and went to police. He stayed in his parish for eight months during the investigation before being transferred to another parish. Church said he would have no further contact with youths. Laicized after 11/26/07. Received $20K to seek laicization. Police were to receive personnel file in 2013 to investigate 2001 allegation. Went on to work as a licensed Funeral Director in Fond du Lac.

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