|Rev. Peter A. Burns
Summary of Case: Burns admitted in 1992 to having sexually assaulted two boys, a 13 year old in 1987 and a 14 year old in 1988. Bishop Sklba knew of the 1987 abuse, yet Burns continued to have boys spend the night with him at the rectory. One of Burns' victims is known to have taken his own life in the early 1990s. Burns spent nine months in jail and was put on probation for ten years. He has been laicized.
Milwaukee archbishop was Rembert George Weakland, O.S.B. (1977-2002)
|1991||St. Peter Claver||
• Burns admitted in 1992 to sexually assaulting a 14 year old boy in 1987, and a 13 year old boy in 1988. (Chicago Tribune
Parish had a school with 313-244 students.
Burns served nine months in jail and was put on probation for 10 years for the assault of the 13 year old. (Wisconsin State Journal
|1991||1996||Absent on Leave||Burns is indexed in the Directories through 1996. He was laicized sometime before 1994. (Archdiocese of Milwaukee July 9, 2004)|
|Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1987-1996)
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This assignment record was last updated on .Feb. 22, 2011
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