Former priest accused of sexual abuse 16 Aug 17

A priest who served at several area churches has been accused of sexual abuse. In a letter sent to parishioners by Bishop John Levoir of the Catholic Dioceses of New Ulm, Levoir says they have received notice of an allegation of sexual abuse against Father James Devorak when he was assigned to the St. Pius X Parish in Glencoe in the 1990s. During his 43-year-career, Devorak worked in churches in Clara City, Montevideo, Granit Falls, Hutchinson, Stewart and more. Bishop Levoir says anyone who has suffered sexual abuse by a priest or anyone else involved in church ministry should contact local law enforcement.