Former Norfolk Priest Found Guilty of Abuse

November 22, 2013

The Archdiocese of Omaha has found a former Catholic priest from Norfolk guilty of sexually abusing minors.

Archbishop George Lucas says there is enough evidence against Franklin Dvorak. Dvorak is accused of abusing a female student from 1970 to 1972 when he was stationed at Sacred Heart Parish. That's now called Norfolk Catholic.

Dvorak was not formally charged because of the statute of limitations.

The church is now prohibiting him from publicly exercising priestly ministry in the church, but he can retain his clerical status.

The archdiocese says it has reached out to the victims, as well as the church where Dvorak served at the time of the allegations.









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