Fr. Charles O. Rouse

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Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Admitted during treatment for alcoholism at Guest House in MN in 1995 that he sexually abused two boys in 1981. Attorney General notified, privileges removed. Reports by 5/1995 of abuse of three boys. Sent to St. Louis for evaluation and treatment. Allowed graduate work at Washington University in St. Louis. In 2002 a man reported abuse by Rouse as a boy 1968-1972; he said he reported it to the Archdiocese in 1995 and was told others had already come forward so his information wasn’t needed. In 2014 a man reported sexual abuse by Rouse 1985-1989, at ages 9-13. Included on the Baltimore archdiocese’s list of accused in 2002. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report.

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