Br. Joseph J. Alexander

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Owensboro KY

Placed on leave by the Lafayette LA diocese in 4/2002 due to an allegation that he had abused a teen boy prior to ordination in the early 1960s, while a Benedictine brother. Alexander acknowledged his involvement in the incident. At the time of the abuse, Alexander was a monk at St. Maur’s Priory in South Union KY and the boy was a student, apparently at St. Maur’s Preparatory Seminary. Alexander had joined the Benedictine order in 1955. Ordained a Benedictine priest in 1973. Arrived in the Lafayette LA diocese in 1984. An allegation was reported to Lafayette in 1/2019 of abuse of a minor by Alexander while at St Anthony’s in Eunice, where he worked 9/1988 – 4/2002. Included on the Owensboro diocese’s list 4/12/2019, which states that the St. Maur allegation was considered substantiated. On the Lafayette LA diocese’s list in 4/2019.

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