Fr. Bernard Oosterman

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Three brothers sued the Spokane diocese in 2003 alleging abuse by Oosterman between 1968 and 1975. Subject of previous lawsuit by two alleged victims, settled by the diocese in 1993. Spent most of his career in Seattle; released in 1978 to Archdiocese of Anchorage. Resigned from ministry in 1980, married and moved to TX. Allegations surfaced in Anchorage in 2004. Included on the Anchorage archdiocese’s list 1/16/20, noting sexual misconduct with a minor in 1978. Died in 2011.


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