Fr. Robert Bester

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Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Crookston MN

Named publicly as credibly accused of abuse of a minor(s) by the diocese on its list sometime after 9/21/17. It notes that Bester was a parish pastor until 1991, went on leave of absence 1991-94, had a hospital chaplaincy in the Duluth diocese 1995 until he retired 7/1/99. Reportedly worked in Anchorage AK 2001-05, when he was accused of soliciting sex from a man. The man sued the diocese. Bester was laicized 12/15/06 and died 1/2/19.

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