Former New Ulm Diocese Priest Faces Sex Abuse Accusations in Texas
January 25, 2019
A priest who had served in the Diocese of New Ulm from 1983 to his retirement in 2016 is accused of sexual abuse of two minors in 1976.
At that time, Fr. William Sprigler served in the Archdiocese of San Anotonio, Texas.
The Diocese of New Ulm said it has not received any allegations of sexual abuse of minors against Fr. Sprigler during the time he served its parishes.
Texas law enforcement is handling investigation into the 1976 allegations believed to be credible. Since 2016, Fr. Sprigler has filled in at parishes in Florida.
The Diocese of New Ulm and the Archdiocese of San Antonio said in a press release sharing this information is in the interest of full transparency and accountability of clergy sex abuse.