Prosecutors decline to charge in case against Sleepy Eye priest 28 Aug 17

After reviewing evidence, the Brown County Attorney’s Office has declined to prosecute in a case of a Catholic Priest at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. The New Ulm Police Department began an investigation in January after receiving a report of a juvenile female involved in an inappropriate relationship with Father Sam Wagner, parochial vicar at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. Due to lack of evidence and the inability to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, the investigation is suspended until new evidence is discovered. 

  • Kala Hannay

    Unfortunately this man’s reputation has been damaged for the rest of his life.

  • Anonymous

    i doubt that…. you must not be paying attention… predatory priests are moved all around the entire world without a care… very few are brought to justice.. I cringe at the thought of what these priests do under the worst circumstances… third world countries and what have you. And I highly doubt this young girl made it up that a priest sexually attacked her… but who cares about her right? Just keep protecting your cult.. And good luck on judgment day