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GAH!!! This was my local priest before he was relocated to a town about 20 minutes away. He also performed the wedding ceremony of my sister and brother-in-law.JASPER PRIEST ARRESTED
August 12, 2005 - A Jasper priest has been arrested on several sex related charges following a State Police investigation. According to State Police Detective Steve Chambers, 52 year old Father Fred Englert turned himself in to authorities at 2PM Thursday. An investigation began on July 18th after a 19 year old mentally disabled man filed a complaint against Father Englert. The investigation revealed Englert allegedly molested the young man on numerous occasions while camping at Patoka Lake in Orange County and while visiting a home in Dubois. The alleged molestations occurred between April and June. The young man told police he and Englert had been acquainted for about a year. Englert was arraigned on two felony counts of sexual battery in Dubois Circuit Court Thursday afternoon and posted an $800 cash bond. He was then taken to Orange Circuit Court where he was arraigned on two more felony sexual battery counts along with a B felony count of Deviant Sexual Conduct. He posted 10% of a $10,000 cash or surety bond and was released. Not Guilty pleas were entered in both counties. According to the Evansville Diocese, Englert was placed on administrative leave on July 21st. He is not currently serving any priestly duties.