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Long-time seminary prep school leader removed

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Fr. Dennis Druggan
Fr. Dennis Druggan

MOUNT CALVARY, WI (WTAQ) - A long-time religious school leader in Fond du Lac County has been removed from his ministry, because of sex abuse allegations in Montana over a quarter-century ago.

The Reverend Dennis Druggan has been on leave since last July, when a complaint accused him of molesting a child.

The Capuchin Province of Saint Joseph said a second Montana victim later came forward – and the religious order said it found enough evidence that the allegations were true.

Monday, officials said they removed Druggan as the rector and president of St. Lawrence Seminary and its high school in Mount Calvary – and he’s been barred from public ministry.

He has worked at the Fond du Lac County school for 21 years, and has been its president since 1997 – and there have no reports of improper activity during his tenure in Wisconsin.

Druggan will not face criminal charges, since a statute of limitations has expired in Montana. The Capuchin Province says it’s encouraging Druggan to life a life of prayer and penance in a suitable friary. 

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