Fr. Francis J. Rothbauer

Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Steubenville OH

Removed from active ministry in 1988. Suit filed in 1989 claimed Rothbauer sexually abused a girl during counseling, starting when she was age 14, 1968-72. Bishop Mussio allegedly learned of the abuse in 1972 and transferred Rothbauer to another parish. Rothbauer died 2/17/11 at age 83. On the diocese’s list 10/31/18. It notes that he was suspended from ministry in 1998.


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