Priest Faces Sex Abuse Charges: Incident Allegedly Occurred While Piskula Was Serving at Blessed Mother

By James Mayse
The Messenger-Inquirer
June 8, 2012

A former priest at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Whitesville and other Daviess County churches was arrested Friday by the Owensboro Police Department on charges of first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse.

The Rev. Louis Francis Piskula, 72, of the 7100 block of Kentucky 815 was indicted Tuesday by the Daviess Grand Jury on charges of first-degree sodomy, victim under 12, and first-degree sexual abuse. The sodomy charge is a Class A felony, punishable upon conviction by a sentencing range between 20 years to life in prison. First-degree sexual abuse is a Class D felony punishable upon conviction by one to five years in prison.








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