Fr. Robert E. Voelkle

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Died: 04/7/2016
Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuits Northeast Province on its list 1/15/2019. It notes reports in 1980 and in the 2000s of abuse of minors 1960-1980. Worked at McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester 1962-1965 and 1968-1969, and at Regis High School in NYC 1969-1980. Voelkle left the Jesuits in 1985 and died in 2016. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 7/2020 under the NY Child Victims act of sexually abusing a 17-year-old boy in 1976. The boy was a Regis High School student. Accused in a 8/2021 lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy, also a Regis High School student, age 16, in 9/1980. Another former Regis High School student filed suit in 11/2023, alleging abuse by Voelkle when he was age 19 in 1979 or 1980. 

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