Fr. Bryan M. Kuchar

Ordained: 1993
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Confessed on tape in 2002 to sexual abuse of a 14-year-old boy in 1995; later complained that he had been coerced by police. First trial ended in hung jury in 5/2003. Convicted 8/03 of abuse. Received three consecutive one-year sentences. Civil suit also filed. Released in 8/06; bishop was to assign him to “secure and monitored residence” within the archdiocese. Laicization announced 11/03/06. Registered sex offender. Wrongful death suit filed 5/13 by parents of another victim who was abused 1999-2002 at age 12-14 and died by suicide in 2009. On the archdiocese’s list 7/26/19.

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