Rev. Timothy E. Svea

Ordained: 1992

Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes
1992 1996 ? ? ?


Svea's name does not appear in the Official Catholic Directories for these years. This may be due to the fact that he was not a diocesan priest.
1996 1999 Immaculate Conception Priory

St. Mary Ridge/Cashton

Pleaded guilty in 2002 to sexual assault, false imprisonment, and exposing himself. Svea victimized teen boys both here and in Wasau, WI.


Prior and U.S. Superior

Also listed as living at the priory during 1998-1999 was Rev. Glenn Gardner.

Svea was a priest of the Institute of Christ the King, which was a Tridentine religious order based in Florence, Italy.
April 1999


St. Mary's Wausau WI  

Per news reports, the Institute of Christ the King group was moved to St. Mary's in Wasau in April 1999.

Dec. 2000 March 2001 Leave of Absence ? ?   Svea requested and was granted a leave of absence in Dec. 2000.
March 2001 Feb.
St. Luke Institute Washington DC patient Svea is not listed in the Directories for 2001-2004. His stay at St. Luke's is per news reports. (Wausau Daily Herald [Wausau WI] February 26, 2002)
Feb. 2002 Aug. 2003 Jail       Svea was to serve one and a half years in jail, per Feb. 2002 news reports.(Wausau Daily Herald [Wausau WI]
February 26, 2002)
2004 2005 ? Cashton WI   Svea is indexed in the Directory as Svea, Timothy E., Cashton WI." , and is not listed in the diocesan pages.

Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy & Sons, 1997-2005).

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