Fr. Gregory J. Plunkett: Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Have Been Admitted, Established or Determined to Be Credible

Fr. Gregory J. Plunkett

Ordained: 1988

  • 1989-1990: St. Columba’s, Ottawa, IL (PEO)
  • 1991-1995: Immaculate Conception, Carthage, IL (PEO)
  • 1996-2002: St. Catherine’s, Aledo, IL (PEO)
  • 2003-2010: Unknown
  • 2011: Died

In 2002, Fr. Plunkett was accused of sexually abusing a child nearly 20 years earlier in Cambridge, Illinois. Fr. Plunkett was subsequently removed from public ministry in 2002. In 2004, Fr. Plunkett’s accuser filed and later settled a lawsuit related to Fr. Plunkett’s alleged abuse. In 2003, Fr. Plunkett was criminally charged with sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy, but was found not guilty. Fr. Plunkett is included in the Diocese of Peoria’s list of “Priests Removed from Ministry Due to Allegations of Abuse of a Minor.” His whereabouts, status as a priest, and whether he had access to children from 2003 until his death in 2011 are unknown.