BishopAccountability.org – Assignment Record
Summary of Case: A priest of the Worcester diocese, Rueger was named Auxiliary Bishop in 1987. He was accused in a 2002 lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy, aged 13-14, in the 1960s, after giving the boy alcohol. Rueger denied the accusation. A diocesan investigation found no proof of the charges and a Pope’s representative to the US agreed with the findings. Rueger retired in 2005. In Oct. 2012 he is known to be in residence at the Worcester parish that has been his home since 1987.
Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Worcester: Jan. 19, 1987
Consecrated: Feb. 25, 1987
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