Deacon Carl Beckman

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Ordained: 1986
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Deacon. Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 7/26/19. Allegations substantiated. Removed from ministry. Admitted to molesting “about four boys” in the mid-1960s when he was an assistant Boy Scout troup leader. News reports in 1964 show he was arrested, having lured about 15 children, boys and girls ages 4-13, into his car, then masturbating and sometimes touching their thighs. Committed to a state hospital 1965-68. Married in 1970. Archdiocese became aware at some point when a woman who knew of Beckman’s history spoke up; he was moved to another parish. Was asked in 2002 to “quietly step down.”

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