Archdiocese: Roseville Priest Cleared of Sex Abuse Allegation
March 17, 2016
|Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick (credit: St. Rose of Lima Church)|
A Twin Cities priest can return to his parishes after a sex abuse allegation was found to be unsubstantiated, according to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick was reinstated Thursday, and will transition back into his roles at St. Rose of Lima and Corpus Christi churches in Roseville.
Officials say an investigation by the Archdiocese Ministerial Review Board, which covered Fitzpatrick’s 42 years of service in the Twin Cities, cleared him of any wrongdoing.
No criminal charges were filed in the initial police investigation due to a lack of evidence and the statute of limitations.