Former Sioux City Priest Named in Suit, Speaks out

April 30, 2008

A former priest with the Sioux City Diocese is firing back against the men accusing him of sexual abuse.

Two former Iowa men filed lawsuits claiming they were sexually abused by former Sioux City Diocese Priest John Kurzak and Seminarian John Perdue.

Kurzak wants the suit dismissed, saying he's never met either of his accusers.

The alleged victims, Jeffrey Steinke and Joseph Kestel claim they were abused in separate instances during the 1980's.

The men are also suing the diocese for emotional and physical damages they've suffered.


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