Fr. Charles Antekeier

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Grand Rapids MI

Retired in 2000. Alleged to have sexually abused a minor 1984-1985 while pastor of St. James in Grand Rapids. Permanently removed from ministry in 8/2015, ordered to lead a ‘life of prayer and penance.’ Per a 8/2015 news report, Antekeier was also accused of abuse, including rape, of a prepubescent St. James altar boy in the early 1970s. The alleged victim’s father said that, as a result of the abuse, his son was an alcoholic by age 14, became violent and spent time in prison. When he became sober in his 40s, he told his father of the abuse. The father said he told the D.A. and the church, but nothing happened.

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