Fr. David Schilder
Diocese: Diocese of Columbus OH
First named publicly as credibly accused by the diocese in 12/19. Alleged abuse in 1968 first reported to the diocese in 2004. Schilder retired and was barred from public ministry. Another allegation was reported in 9/19, of abuse 1981-83. The diocesan review board deemed this allegation credible and Schilder was placed on administrative leave. Included on the Youngstown diocese’s list updated 3/5/20. On the Lexington diocese’s list in 8/20, where he was chaplain 2001-04 the Ashland Federal Correction Institution.
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