Fr. Richard J. Wildeman
Diocese: Diocese of Evansville IN
Removed in 5/02 after admitting to bishop that allegations that he fondled a 16-year-old girl on several occasions over 20 years before were “substantially true.” Had been working in Haiti for two years; recalled to Evansville after his victim notified the diocese. Left active ministry 5/28/02. In 3/04 he was living in Nashville, TN. Laicized 8/17/07. On the diocese’s list 2/22/19.
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