Fr. Robert Dodd

Ordained: 1964
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield IL

Began a ‘relationship’ with 15-year-old girl which continued for several years. Her mother complained to parish in 1968. After several months Dodd was transferred, to parish in the city where the girl was attending college. Dodd married and left the priesthood in 1971. Became an attorney and served as mayor of Champaign 1983-87. Civil suit filed in 1994. Court ruled 11/96 that case could go forward. Dodd died 3/28/13.On diocese’s list 11/29/18.


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