Fr. Thomas J. Brunner

Ordained: 1974
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

Suspended in 2003. Sued. Case dismissed due to the statute of limitations. Accused of abuse of two girls at Mount Notre Dame High School in the 1980s. Sent for counseling and reassigned to a parish. Another woman complained in 1989 that he had ‘romanced’ her in the 1970s when she was in high school. Restrictions place on him in 1993. Not publicly identified until 2003 when he was placed on leave. Accusations deemed credible. Laicized in 3/06.


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