April 18, 2005

Engels Pleads Guilty


Posted April 18, 2005 3:52pm

A defrocked priest from the Peoria Catholic Diocese has pleaded guilty to criminal sexual abuse of a minor.

69-year old Francis Engels was in Milwaukee County Court on Friday.

According to court records, Engels took a boy from Central Illinois to a hotel room in Milwaukee in 1983 and abused him.

The victim is now 37 and settled a lawsuit against the Peoria Diocese earlier this month.

Posted by kshaw at April 18, 2005 04:13 PM