Fr. Walter George DeRoeck

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Removed in 3/99 after two men came forward to allege abuse as minors in approximately 1986. He was assigned to St. John Berchman’s in the Logan Square neighborhood at time of the alleged abuse. Resigned from priesthood in 8/01. Laicized in 1/02.

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