Fr. Jerry Joseph Wegenek

Ordained: 1964
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

In 2012 the diocese acknowledged that it had removed Wegenek from ministry in 6/94 after an allegation that he had been involved in sexual misconduct with a teenage boy in the 1970s. A man told the diocese in 2001 that he had been abused by Wegenek. On 9/13/12 a man filed a civil suit alleging Wegenek gave him alcohol and repeatedly raped him beginning at age 10 and lasting several years, when Wegenek was assigned to St. Gabriel and St. Patrick parishes in Kansas City, MO in the late 1960s. Wegenek died in 2011. Included on the diocese’s list 9/5/19, which notes multiple substantiated allegations.

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