Fr. Robert L. Brennan

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Many complaints about inappropriate or suspicious behavior with more than 20 boys dating to 1988. Remained active as chaplain at a nursing home for nuns until 2005 Grand Jury Report. Removed by Archdiocese. Additional complaint of abuse in the 1960s was substantiated; placed on permanent leave in 8/07. Laicized in 2017. New suit in 5/11. On 1994 secret list. Arrested 9/25/13 after report of abuse for 4 years in the late 1990s of a boy, beginning when the boy was age 11. Released on bail. Charges dropped. Alleged victim died 10/16/13 at age 26 of a drug overdose. Family filed a civil suit in 11/13. Settled in 6/18. Arrested in 9/19, charged with lying to the FBI when he said he didn’t know the victim who had died or his family. Pleaded guilty in 11/21. Sentenced in 3/22 to 5 years probation.


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