Fr. Robert Poandl

Order: GHM
Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston WV

Dioceses assigned to included Jackson, MS; New Orleans, LA; Atlanta, GA; Savannah, GA; Owensboro, KY; Tyler ,TX; Tulsa, OK; Harrisburg, PA. Indicted 1/26/10 on 3 counts of abuse of 10-year-old boy in 1991, including rape. Removed 6/09 from Savannah diocese; moved to order’s Cincinnati house. Pled not guilty 2/12/10. Charges dismissed with prejudice 8/27/10 for discovery violations. Reinstated 9/10. Removed 2/12 after new allegation. Third allegation 8/12. Indicted on federal charges 11/12. Convicted 9/20/13. Sentenced 2/12/14 to 7.5 years prison. Lost appeal 8/31/17. On Harrisburg, PA diocese’s 8/1/18 list. On Atlanta archdiocese’s list 11/6/18. On Savannah diocese’s list 11/8/18. On Wheeling-Charleston list in late 2018. On Jackson list 3/19/19. On New Orleans’ list in 6/19. On Glenmary list 9/27/19. Died 1/15/19. On Tulsa list 10/2/19.


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