BY: Jay Yasso | IN: Clergy Abuse
Father Aaron Nowicki was a priest in the Diocese of Marquette, Michigan. Following his ordination, he served as an associate pastor at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette and St. Mary Mission in Big Bay until his resignation in 2019.
In January 2019, Father Nowicki was accused of inappropriate sexual misconduct with a vulnerable adult. An investigation was opened, and Father Nowicki resigned. Later that year—while the investigation was pending—he was arrested at a motel where he intended to meet with a 15-year-old boy he’d chatted with online. The arrest was part of a sting operation by the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office and Sault Ste. Marie Police.
Father Nowicki was charged with sexual offenses involving a minor, including using the internet for harassment and threats and the aggravated promotion of sexual activity with a child. The matter was referred to the Michigan Attorney General and is scheduled for trial in 2023.
At Sommers Schwartz, personal injury attorneys Lisa Esser-Weidenfeller, Matthew Curtis, and Jay Yasso are fighting to help survivors of sexual abuse. Together, we’ve recovered millions from high-profile predators such as Dr. Larry Nassar—Michigan State University and USAG team physician—and Dr. Robert Anderson, who sexually abused students, athletes, and other patients for over thirty-five years at the University of Michigan. And we want to help you, too.
If you’ve been sexually abused by Father Nowicki or another ecclesiastical leader, contact Sommers Schwartz for a free consultation. Our team of experienced attorneys can help pursue your case with the compassion, empathy, and sensitivity your story deserves.
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Jay Yasso focuses his practice on medical malpractice, automobile negligence, and personal injury. He has litigated, mediated and facilitated numerous multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of injured victims for over two decades.
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