Fr. Gerald J. Robinson

Ordained: 1964
Status: Convicted

Died: 07/4/2014
Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

Placed on leave 2003 or 2004. Accused in 2003 of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl in 1978 at Mercy Hospital; his accuser claimed ritual abuse by several priests. Accused in 2005 of the ritual abuse of a girl in 1968-1975. Convicted 5/11/2006 of the  ritual murder in 1980 of a nun at Mercy Hospital; sentenced to 15 years in prison. Case appealed. Ohio Supreme Court refused to hear appeal in 12/2008. A civil suit claiming abuse was dismissed in 1/2007 due to the statute of limitations. Court reinstated the suit in 10/2007. Dismissed again in 1/2010. Dismissal upheld 12/2010 and 4/2011. Believed to be terminally ill (debilitating heart attack) in prison as of 6/3/2014. Was seeking early release; denied 7/3/2014. Died in prison 7/4/2014. Was to be buried as a priest.

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