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Rev. Francis Hoefgen, O.S.B.
Member of St. John's Abbey in 2012: No
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Partial Work History
1980-1984 St. Boniface's Church in Cold Spring, MN
1984-1992 St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Hastings, MN
1995-2002 St. John's Abbey Guestmaster

Allegations of Abuse and/or Misconduct
Fr. Fran Hoefgen admitted that he sexually abused a teenager in Cold Spring, Minnesota in the early 1980's. The victim said that Hoefgen engaged him in oral sex on at least two occasions. Hoefgen apologized to another victim in a letter in or around 2001. The second victim alleged that Hoefgen engaged him in both anal and oral sex.
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Miscellaneous Notes
The Rev. Francis Hoefgen, 52, accused of sexually abusing a troubled teenager in the early 1980s in Cold Spring, Minn., had his apology published in the Sunday Star Tribune. (September 27, 2002)

Hoefgen was an associate pastor at St. Boniface church in Cold Spring near St. Cloud in 1984 when police learned about the allegations of sexual abuse, according to court records. He was sent to St. Luke Institute in Maryland for treatment for several months and in 1985 took a position at St. Boniface Church in Hastings, which later merged with St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Hoefgen left that post in 1992 when the victim filed a civil suit in Dakota County District Court. A judge dismissed the suit against Hoefgen and the church in 1993 because the statute of limitations had expired. (May 25, 2002)

Born: Available but not Published
Hometown: Available but not Published
Professed: July 11, 1973
Ordained: June 22, 1979
Listed as an Active Monk in 2012: No
First Year Listed in Ordo at St. John's: 1974
Last Year Listed in Ordo at St. John's: 2012

Possible names for Rev. Francis Hoefgen, O.S.B.:
Fr. Francis Hoefgen, Father Francis Hoefgen
Fran Hoefgren,Francis Hoefgren

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Updated December, 2013