Fr. Alexander Sylvester Baranowski

Ordained: 1955
Status: Sued

Died: 06/20/2011
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Newly identified as accused in Chicago archdiocesan report in 3/06, allegations substantiated. An ‘inappropriate relationship’ with a young girl was reported by the girl’s father to the archdiocese in 1963. Accused of sexually abusing at least five other children. In 4/13, two men filed civil suit against the archdiocese and Baranowski alleging that he abused them on separate overnight trips in 1961-62. Both men were students at St. Wenceslaus grammar school in Chicago when alleged abuse occurred. Resigned from priesthood in 1975. Laicized 8/1976. Reportedly left the priesthood and went on to marry. Died 6/20/11.


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