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Dodge City Catholic Diocese releases list of allegations of abuse against minors

The Catholic Diocese of Dodge City has released a list of 12 clerics or seminarians with substantiated allegations of abuse against minors.

The diocese said Wednesday five of the priests were assigned to the Dodge City diocese. Five others worked at some point in the diocese but the allegations against them were made in other dioceses. Two others were seminarians.

Bishop John Brungardt apologized in a news release to the survivors of child sexual abuse and offered to meet with them or their families.

The list was compiled by retired District Judge Robert Schmisseur, who reviewed more than 600 files in the Diocesan Chancery office related to priests, deacons and seminarians.

Brungardt said the findings have been shared with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Kansas Attorney General’s office.

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