Jack Krough: Accused of Child Sexual Abuse

Jack Krough


On October 7, 2014 the priest file of Father Jack Krough was released to the public. Along with Krough’s file, the files of thirteen other priests with credible allegations of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Winona were also released. The files were obtained as part of the Doe 1 v. Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona civil lawsuit filed in Ramsey County in May 2013. The lawsuit was made possible due to the Child Victims Act passed by the Minnesota legislature.

Father Jack Krough was ordained May 21, 1976 in Diocese of Winona. Krough’s name was released publicly on December 16, 2013 as part of a public disclosure of a list of priests with credible allegations of child sexual abuse who worked in the Diocese of Winona.

Father Krough worked mainly in parishes and schools in southeastern Minnesota and taught Religion and Photography.

According to documents filed in court on December 16, 2013 by the Diocese of Winona, Father Jack Krough was assigned to the following locations:

June 11, 1976 – Saint Augustine, Austin, MN

June 11, 1976 – Pacelli High School, Austin, MN

June 23, 1980 – Cotter High School, Winona, MN

July 2, 1985 – Saint Pius X, Rochester, MN

July 2, 1985 – Lourdes High School, Rochester, MN

June 29, 1990 – All Saints in New Richland, MN and Saint Joseph in Waldorf, MN

July 1, 1996 – Saint Edward, Austin, MN and Our Lady of Loretto, Brownsdale, MN

April 17, 1998 – Saint Francis of Assisi at Assisi Heights, Rochester, MN

Ministerial Status: Ministerial privileges suspended in June of 2002 indefinitely; laicization pending in Tribunal.

Deceased: October 12, 2014