The Diocese of St Cloud released a list today of 4 additional priests accused of sexually abusing minors. The release adds to their previous list of 33. Along with the list the Bishop of St Cloud, Rev. Donald J. Kettler released a statement.
• Neal Emon, who worked at St. Peter Parish in St. Cloud. He lives in Phoenix.
• Gerald Funcheon, a former St. Cloud Cathedral High School employee. He lives in Missouri.
• Justin Weger, St. Therese Parish, Vineland. He is deceased.
• James Moeglein, Cathedral of St. Mary. He lives in Onamia.
According to the St Cloud Times the statement included:
St. Cloud Bishop Donald Kettler said in a written statement that the names are being released after they appeared on abuse lists released by other religious communities.
That Emon also worked as weekend priest/spiritual director, Central Minnesota TEC Program, 1978–88
That Moeglien was Deacon, St. Mary’s, St. Cloud, Minn., Summer 1969–70 and weekend priest/spiritual director, Central Minnesota TEC Program, 1978-–88
That Weger was an Associate, St. Mathias, Fort Ripley, Minn., 1953–54
Not in today’s disclosures but on the Crosier’s list was:
Date removed from work with minors: Was not a member of the Order at the time of allegation
The names are now disclosed, there are more lists that exist in Minnesota, and there are many more names to find.
Abuse of children and the continued silence by the offenders needs to be prevented. If you suffered, saw, or suspected such events, it is important to know that there is help out there.
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