Fr. Thomas O’Brien

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Order: OSC
Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Limited interaction with minors as of 1989. Removed from public ministry 10/4/02 for abuse of a minor. Worked in Riverview MI 1989-94. May also have abused in St. Paul, MN area where he worked 1994 – 2001. Lived under restriction and performing internal administrative duties for Crosier Generalate in Rome 1999-2007. Dismissed from Order 08/05/08. Living in Ohio as of 3/14. Name added 11/3/17 to St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese list of “priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them.” Included on Detroit archdiocese’s list 6/10/19.


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