Priest Charged with Sexual Abuse

May 21, 2014

A former Catholic priest has been charged in Dakota County with sexually abusing an altar boy from 1989 to 1991.
Sixty-three-year-old Francis Hoefgen has been charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Hoefgen is accused of abusing the boy at a catholic church in Hastings when the child was 9 to 12 years old.

He is also the subject of a lawsuit by a Minnesota man who claims the Twin Cities archdiocese should have known Hoefgen was a danger because he admitted abusing a boy a few years earlier.


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