Fr. Robert James Klem

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Order: CSB
Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Accused in a claim settled in 2020 in the low six figures of sexually abusing a boy, ages 14-16, in 1968-70, while assigned to the Aquinas Institute in Rochester. The abuse allegedly occurred at least three times, at Klem’s residence, at a house around Greece, NY and on a trip to Quebec, Canada. Klem was at the Institute 1958-84.Transferred to the Basilian Mission Center in Sugar Land,TX in the late 1980s. Retired in 2013, living at the Dillon House in Houston through at least 2019.


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