Fr. Robert R. Osborne

Order: SM
Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

President of St. John Vianney High School when accused in a lawsuit in 2006 of “sexually, physically and emotionally” abusing a student. The boy had recently disclosed abuse to his therapist and family. Osborne stepped down from his position pending the investigation. A second student also came forward. Osborne denied the allegations. He did acknowledged having been accused in 1982 of inappropriate behavior with a high school boy in Creve Coeur. Vianney High School officials asked him to leave in 8/06 because the lawsuit would distract from his job. In 10/06 the prosecutor announced there was no evidence to support criminal charges. Civil suit settled with Order in 6/07. As of 2/08, Osborne claimed to be chaplain for Kirkwood Police Dept. Faculties removed in 5/09 by interim bishop Herrmann after news of previous investigation. Osborne died 4/27/14 in a care facility for Marianists in Cupertino, CA.

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