Fr. Joseph D. Ross

Ordained: 1969
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Pled guilty 1988 to sex assault of 11-year -old boy in 12/86. Sentenced to 2 years probation and treatment. Admitted then he had been accused of molesting a youth in the 1970s, and had been arrested for propositioning a police officer and public indecency. Allowed to return to work. Removed 3/02. Civil suit filed 11/02 alleged abuse of a 14-year-old boy in 1977. Laicization announced 8/02. Arrested 9/08 on new charges from 2000. Charges dropped 8/10. Living in AR. Suit filed 10/11 claiming abuse of girl. Case settled 07/06/14 under confidential terms. Possibly living in St. Charles, MO as of 7/15/14. On archdiocese’s list 7/26/19.

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