Fr. G.R. Keith Albrecht

Ordained: 1977
Status: Sued

Died: 11/10/2019
Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

Expelled by the Franciscans in the early 1970s prior to taking solemn vows; ordained for the priesthood in Cincinnati in 1977. Had assignments in Beavercreek, Dayton, Xenia and Coldwater. Placed on leave in 1993 after accusation of sexual abuse of a teen boy in the late 1970s-early ’80s. Another accuser then surfaced alleging abuse as an 8th grade boy by Albrecht on a trip to New York. Albrecht would target troubled adolescent males, two of whom were known to have lived with him in his rectory. Admitted to sexual behavior with four youths, saying he thought he was “acting out of love.” Laicized as of 10/05. A 2004 suit alleging abuse 1977-1981 was dismissed after the Ohio Supreme Court ruled victims must file before the age of 20. Died in 11/19.

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