Fr. William John O’Brien
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL
Sued in 4/06 by two alleged victims. Removed from public ministry in 6/05. Reportedly laicized in 7/06. Archdiocese settled at least one claim in a 5/07 $6.65M settlement with 14 people alleging abuse by 12 priests. Laicization information not on archdiocesan list until after 8/09.
- BA.org Assignment Record
- Archdiocese of Chicago Press Release 06.05.05
- Associated Press 06.06.05
- Daily Southtown 06.06.05
- Chicago Archdiocesan Report 03.20.06
- Chicago Sun-Times 03.21.06
- NBC5 Chicago 04.20.06
- Chicago Sun-Times 04.20.06
- Daily Southtown 05.29.07
- Chicago Sun Times 05.30.07
- Chicago Archdiocesan Report 01.14.10
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