Omaha Priest Accused Of Sexual Abuse

Omaha Priest Accused Of Sexual Abuse

By Sarah Te Slaa. CREATED Apr 30, 2012

Omaha, NE- An Omaha priest is on administrative leave following allegations of sexual abuse.

Reverend Franklin Dvorak is under investigation for allegations that date back 40 years and he is now on administrative leave while the archdiocese investigates.

Dvorak is accused of sexually abusing a female student from 1970 to 1972 when Dvorak was at Sacred Heart parish in Norfolk, Nebraska.

Dvorak is the pastor at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish and has been since 2007.

The national organization, SNAP, or Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, encourages victims to come forward, get help, and start healing.

"We have found once the name of a predator is made public others then gain courage and say 'oh, I wasn't the only one and maybe it isn't my fault' and then they feel free to come forward and tell," says Barbara Dorris, the outreach director for SNAP.

Dvorak has also served at St. Wenceslaus in Omaha as well as several other churches in northeast Nebraska.