Fr. Robert J. Reiss

Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Dubuque IA

Accused of abuse of boys in the 1970s. Laicized in 9/97. Died in Mexico 2/3/05; apparently murdered. Claims were including in the 2/06 settlement by the diocese. At least one claim included in $4.7M 3/08 settlement with archdiocese involving abuse by 9 priests. At least one more claim included in 8/13 $5.2M out-of-court settlement involving 10 priests and 26 victims.


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