Fr. Joseph Wilk

Ordained: 1981
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Recalled from sabbatical in 2007 to assume new post. Left priesthood in 9/10. Named as abuser in civil suit filed 5/13. Accused of abusing one youth at St. Matthew Church in Schaumburg beginning in 1995 when the boy was 10 and continuing for 8 years. Would allegedly give the boy alcohol and occasionally money. Accuser’s father told Archdiocese in 2010 but nothing done. In 2/14, Archdiocese added Wilk’s name to their public list of priests with credible allegations of abuse. As of 7/24/14, the Archdiocese of Chicago said it had reinstated him as a priest in good standing after new information found relating to allegations against him. No announcement made as to status of civil case against him except that the civil case still existed and active in the courts.

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