Fr. Jeffrey L. Zyla

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Ordained: 1992
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Named publicly as accused on the archdiocese’s list 11/30/18. Report received in 2003 of abuse 1978-1981, prior to seminary. Removed in 2003. The list updated 6/1/19 notes another report in 2018. Per the NE A.G. report in 11/21, Zyla admitted to the abuse, of a boy, beginning when the boy was age 13. Zyla was a parish volunteer in charge of altar boys when the abuse occurred. He also admitted that, while a priest, he would take pictures of shirtless boys for his own gratification, getting the boys to pose by telling them they were auditioning for a Passion play. The A.G. report notes that Zyla resigned from the priesthood the month after the archdiocese received the first report of abuse.

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