Fr. Robert D. Friese

Ordained: 1978
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Teacher/counselor at Maryville Academy for at-risk youth in Des Plaines. Charged in 1984 with sexual abuse of 13-year-old boy he met at Maryville. Victim said abuse was from 1982 to 1984 and included fondling and oral sex. At time of indictment, Friese was on leave from Chicago Archdiocese and working as researcher at Univ of IL–Chicago’s child care program. He was convicted in 1985, placed on probation for 4 years and sent to House of Affirmation. Resigned from priesthood 8/85. Laicized 7/87.

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