Fr. Richard James Kurtz

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1977
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Arrested 11/21/11 in Chicago on charges that he sexually assaulted a boy, age 10, in 2001 outside Denver. Pled guilty. Sentenced 12/12. Living at Vianney Renewal Center, Dittmer MO ‘under restrictions’, but worked at the Columbiere Retreat Center in Clarkston MI 10/08 to 11/11. On MO sex offender registry. Teacher at University of Detroit Jesuit High School at the time of the 2001 assault, visiting Denver. Initial report made 2001 to Jesuits. Arrested 9/29/14 in Dittmer on charges of production, transportation, and possession of child porn, after two priests contacted the FBI. Accused of filming boys on the University of Detroit Jesuit HS hockey team while they changed in the locker room during the 1998-99 season, as well as transporting child porn from Clarkson to Chicago. On Jesuits Midwest list 12/17/18; noted to be incarcerated in federal prison since 2014. On Detroit’s list 6/10/19.


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