Fr. Francis T. Zuch

Ordained: 1932
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Des Moines IA

Accused in a 12/15/95 suit of sexually abusing two altar boys 1970-75. The complaint alleges that Zuch “systematically” abused “numerous” altar boys “starting in the 1940s.” Some of the abuse allegedly occurred at a cabin on Clear Lake. Suit was settled by 2002. Zuch was director of Catholic Charities in the diocese 1935-55. Died in 1993. On diocese’s list 4/4/19. It notes five allegations of abuse of boys in the early to mid 1970s.


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