Roeland Park Priest Removed from Ministry after Abuse Allegation

By Chris Oberholtz
May 10, 2012


The Archdiocese of Kansas City, KS, has removed a Roeland Park priest from his ministry while it investigates an allegation of abuse.

Father John Wisner has been the associate pastor at St. Agnes Parish in Roeland Park since 1985.

A 45-year-old Kansas City, KS, man alleges Wisner touched him improperly 30 years ago, when he was 15 years old. The man claims that the alleged misconduct took place while on a youth outing.

Wisner has denied the allegation.

According to Archdiocesan policy, Wisner has been temporarily relieved of his ministerial responsibilities and restricted from exercising his priestly ministry, pending the results of an investigation into the matter.

Archbishop Joseph Naumann appointed a special auditor with law enforcement and investigative experience to investigate the allegation.








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