Fr. Robert William Klein

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

Arrested in 9/87 and removed from ministry. Charged with four counts of criminal sexual misconduct with three boys, ages 15, 13 and 12 and one, girl age 10, between 1985-1987. Police found 700 photos in his residence, including children in bondage. He was without assignment at the time of his arrest, working as a fill-in. Pled not guilty in 12/87. Found guilty 12/18/87. Named in at least four civil suits. Died 2/16/00. New suit filed 12/09/13 claimed abuse in the early 1970s. Named on the diocese’s list of accused priests 12/31/13. Jury trial related to civil case filed in 2013 to begin in 8/16.

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