Kansas Priest Accused of Sexual Misconduct 30 Years Ago

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A priest who served at St. Agnes Parish in Roeland Park, Kansas, has been relieved of his duties because of a sexual abuse accusation made against him by a former parishoner.

A 45-year old Kansas City, Kansas man claims Father John Wisner inappropriately touched him 30 years ago when the man was 15 years old.

Wisner denies the charges. The archdiocese says it has contacted local police and the chairman of the Independent Review Board. The archdiocese says it has no record of any other allegations of sexual misconduct raised against Father Wisner in his forty years of ministry.

Wisner has served as a parochial vicar (associate pastor) at St. Agnes Parish since 1985. He was ordained in 1972 and has served at Sacred Heart and Christ the King Parishes in Kansas City, Kansas and at St. Joseph Parish in Shawnee. Father Wisner is also a medical doctor and employed full-time as an associate professor.

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