Fr. Robert K. Cooper

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Died: 10/11/1989
Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

A man reported in 2007 to the archdiocese that he was sexually abused in the mid-1970s by Cooper and Rev. Luis Fernandez while a student at St. John Vianney Prep. Cooper was a school counselor and disciplinarian. The archdiocese offered the man therapy. Archbishop Aymond had been a teacher at the school as a young priest, had helped the boy and other students when they complained about sexually suggestive letters they had received from Cooper. Cooper was removed from the school. Retired in 1985. Died 10/11/89. Added in 12/20 to the archdiocese’s list.

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