An 18 year-old man reported to police in September 2007 that Father Caskey, a priest of the Diocese of St. Cloud, had sent him “inappropriate letters.” Caskey admitted to doing so in November 2007 and he subsequently resigned from his parishes that included Assumption Parish in Morris, MN; St. Mary’s in Chokio, MN and St. Charles Parish in Herman, MN.
Fr. John Caskey was charged with 20 counts of possessing child pornography and pled guilty in August 2008. He was sentenced in May 2009 to one month in prison and five years probation.
Fr. Caskey also served three years as Associate Priest at Assumption in the early 1980s before moving to several other assignments, including parishes in Browns Valley, Browerville and Clarissa, MN. Father John Caskey also served at Holy Cross in Pearl Lake, MN and St. Nicholas Parish from 1992-2000.