Fr. Robert N. Burkholder

Ordained: 1947
Status: Convicted

Died: 06/6/2006
Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Called one of Michigan’s worst pedophiles. Abused in the1940s. First complaint in 1968. “Retired” in 1985. Removed in 1993 after admitting in writing to molesting at least 23 boys. Civil suits filed in 1994; dismissed on statute of limitations. Settlement in 1995. On sick leave per Catholic Directory but worked as an Army chaplain in Hawaii from 1982. Extradited in 2002; pleaded no contest. Sentenced to 30 days jail and five years probation. Permanently removed without privileges in 2005. Named in two suits in Hawaii in 2009 filed by same plaintiff. Died 6/6/2006. Included on Detroit archdiocese’s list 6/10/2019.

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