Fr. Robert A. Stepek

Ordained: 1981
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Accused in 5/06 of sexually abusing two brothers, ages 9 and 16, during first assignment 1981-83. He denied charges. Review Board finding of reasonable cause announced 11/4/06; permanently removed. He filed $4M defamation suit against the brothers in 11/06 and petitioned the Vatican. The brothers sued Cardinal George 12/13/06 alleging violation of confidentiality and sued Stepek on 8/29/07. Suit filed in 5/09 claimed abuse of a minor 1987. Reinstated with no assignment and limited privileges after 2013 canonical trial. Died 6/25/16.


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