Fr. Michael E. Brewer

Ordained: 1986
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

Accused in a 1993 lawsuit of allegedly fondling a 17-year-old boy in 1990, during an overnight at the rectory. When informed, the diocese’s answer was “this happens to young men all the time” and that the victim “would get over it.” Trial court dismissed 6 of 9 counts against defendants. Appeals court allowed claims of negligent supervision. MO Supreme Court ruled in 1997 that judges and juries should not question how the church supervises its clergy. Included on the diocese’s list 9/5/19 of accused clergy, with multiple substantiated allegations. Denied allegations. Permanently removed from ministry. Moved to CO in 1995. Became an attorney, involved with a foundation in Boulder with a mission to serve disadvantaged youth and their families.

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