Press Conference: Milwaukee Archdiocese Victim-plaintiffs in New Fraud Lawsuits Available at 3:00 PM Today

Area Priest and Archdiocese, According to Complaint, Knew Fr. David Hanser Was a Child Molester From at Least Early 1970’s

SNAP morning advisory, today’s lawsuit attached

Web Video Conference with Peter and David Neels at the law offices of Jeffery Anderson and Advocates, St. Paul MN.  The videoconference will be available at this link: and also the firm’s homepage under current news at

Tuesday, September 8 at 3:00 PM

SNAP leaders today announced that new fraud lawsuits were filed this morning in Milwaukee County by two brothers who were sexually molested for several years by Fr. David Hanser. Hanser was assigned at the time to St. Mary’s Church in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, and currently lives on Moose Lake, Waukesha County. The child sex crimes detailed in the lawsuit should never have occurred, according to the complaint, since the archdiocese knew that Hanser was a child molester since at least the early 1970s. The complaint states that a victim reported his abuse by Hanser to a Fr. Bernard Sippel. Sippel’s is believed to be currently a priest in the archdiocese assisting at St. James Parish in Franklin.  His assignment history appears to be found at the following link, mid-page):

Earlier today SNAP officials held a press conference about the fraud suites in front of St. John Vianney Parish in Brookfield where Hanser once worked.  Present were John Pilmaier and his parents, Lynn and John, Sr. Pilmaier was sexually assaulted by Hanser as a grade school student at Vianney in the late 1970s (contact information below).