Fr. Robert J. Monroe

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Ordained: 1938
Status: Accused

Died: 09/16/1980
Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Included in the MI A.G.’s 10/22/ report. In 6/02 a man reported to the diocese that when he was ages 5-7, Monroe sexually abused him and other boys in the mid-1960s at St. Mary’s in Sault Ste. Marie. In 2005 a woman reported that Monroe sexually abused her multiple times at age 4 1968-69. Her mother allegedly caught him in the act and told Bishop Salatka in early 1969. The woman said a friend told her in 6th grade that the priest had similarly abused her. The Review Board validated the claims. In 2018 a 48-year-old woman reported that Monroe abused when she was age 10 at Nativity Parish in Sault Ste. Marie. He died 9/16/80.

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