The Archdiocese of Milwaukee wouldn’t comment on what exactly was reported or if a minor reported it, but did confirm the alleged victim reported, “inappropriate contact” with the priest on April 29.
The person told a different priest who then contacted Waukesha County Child Protective Services and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The Archdiocese then contacted law enforcement.
“Something happened obviously that led someone to report and without making a judgement about that it was immediately reported to authorities,” said Jerry Topczewski, Chief of Staff, with the Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Topczewski said the priest, whom we aren’t naming since he hasn’t been charged, has been a priest under the Archdiocese of Milwaukee since 1983. The archdiocese told TODAY’S TMJ4, this is the first time an allegation has been made against him.
For privacy reasons, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee isn’t naming the alleged victim.
“It’s always concerning when you receive an allegation of inappropriate behavior and so immediately we report it,” said Topczewski.