Fr. Edmund F. Stroup
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD
Report to the Archdiocese in 1975 from a woman who said her son, age 16, was attacked by Stroup the previous night in Ocean City. Allowed a short sabbatical, required to join Alcoholics Anonymous. Arrested in 1981 in Cape May NJ, charged with fondling a minor. Sent to treatment, returned to ministry. Hospital chaplain 1982-1990. Retired in 1990. Accused in 1992 of sexually abusing a young boy on a trip to FL in the early 1960s. Faculties removed. Died in 2001. Accused in 5/2002 of abuse of a boy, about age 7 or 8 in 1976 or 1977. In 6/2002 accused of abuse of a boy, about age 16 or 17 in 1968 or 1969. IN 9/2002 another man reported abuse by Stroup as a child, at St. Vincent DePaul Parish, where he was assigned 1961-1973. Two more men came forward in 2012 and 2013 with allegations of abuse by Stroup as boys, one at Holy Family in 1977 and the other at St. Rita’s in Dundalk in the mid-1970s. Name appeared on Archdiocese’s 9/2002 list. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report.
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