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Miami priest allegedly fathers child, was sent to new parish after he lived with stripper for 3 years

September 22, 2009

A former stripper is seeking child support from Father David Dueppen, a priest of the Archdiocese of Miam, alleging that he fathered her infant child.

Father Dueppen and the woman lived together from 2003 to 2006 while he was a priest at St. Francis de Sales Church in Miami Beach; the woman then filed suit and obtained a settlement from the archdiocese after claiming that he had abused his position. The settlement barred the priest and the stripper from seeing each other again.

After 13 months of leave, Father Dueppen was sent to a new parish, St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Pembroke Pines. In 2008, Father Dueppen and the woman renewed their acquaintance, and she bore a child in early 2009. Father Dueppen is now on indefinite administrative leave.

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