Fr. Robert J. Lochner

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Died: 12/9/1967
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Parish priest, Director of Southern Area of the Archdiocesan Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, MD National Guard Chaplain, Co-Moderator of the Catholic Youth Organization. First named publicly as accused by the Baltimore archdiocese on its list 4/16/2019, where it is stated that multiple allegations of abuse were received starting in 2002. That account, however, was revised on the 4/24/2019 list to state that multiple allegations began arriving in 1993. Abuse was alleged to have occurred in the 1950s and 1960s.  Died 12/9/1967 in a car accident on a trip to the beach with four boys. One of the boys died. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report. It shows that in 3/2002 a man told the Archdiocese that Lochner sexually abused him at age 11 or 12 in 1962 or 1963, and that his father reported the abuse at the time to the Archdiocese. Between 2002 and 2018, five more people reported abuse by Lochner, of boys ages 8-18. Two received settlements.

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