Fr. Robert S. Koerner

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1937
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Worked in TX (1937-41), MT (1956-63) and at St. Patrick’s parish in Calipatriam, CA (1963-90). In 10/02 San Diego bishop learned Koerner had molested several minors during his 27-year tenure there. His history was known in the parish for years. Brom apologized to parishioners. Died in 1999 in San Antonio, TX. Name on 3/30/07 San Diego diocese list of priests with credible allegations. Diocesan personnel file released 10/25/10. Order’s personnel files released 7/13 show he admitted fondling and kissing boys and girls. Named in three lawsuits in 2003, and four other settlements. Suit filed in 1/20 under the CA Child Victims Act by five men, each alleging abuse by Koerner 1965-late 1980s.


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