Fr. Robert E. Mayer

Ordained: 1964
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Civil suit filed in 1982 alleged he exposed himself to several boys. Settled; no criminal charges. Convicted 1992 of abuse of girl, age 13. Sentenced to 3 years in jail. Resigned 1/94. New civil suit filed 6/06 by 4 men alleging abuse when they were young. Archdiocese settled at least one claim in 5/07 $6.65M settlement with 14 people alleging abuse by 12 priests. At least 1 claim included in 8/08 $12.7M settlement involving 11 priests and 16 plaintiffs. Laicized 7/10. Personnel file released 1/14. Died in 10/19, per the archdiocese’s list updated in 6/21.

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