|Rev. John A. O'Brien
Summary of Case: O'Brien was convicted in November 2000 of fourth degree sexual assault of a 17-year-old boy, after pleading no contest. The assault occurred in O'Brien's rectory bedroom the previous May. He was sentenced to 18 months' probation, fined, and sent to inpatient treatment. He was laicized in April 2009.
Laicized: April 3, 2009
Milwaukee archbishop was William Edward Cousins (1958-1977)
|1971||Immaculate Conception||Milwaukee||WI||3/4, 2/3||Parish had a school with 897-525 students.|
|1971||1971||St. Patrick's||Fond du Lac||WI||This assignment is per the Milwaukee archdiocese.|
Cousins was succeeded by Rembert George Weakland, O.S.B. (1977-2002)
|1990||St. Mary's Springs High School||Fond du Lac||WI||School had 694-451 students.|
|1990||Oct. 2000||Presentation of the Blessed Virgin||
North Fond du Lac
• In Nov. 2000 O'Brien pleaded no contest to fourth degree sexual assault of a 17-year-old boy. The assault occurred in O'Brien's rectory bedroom in May of 2000.
Parish had a school with 151-94 until 1992, when it became part of FACES (Fond Du Lac Area Catholic Education System). Parish also had a religious education program with 303-336 students. Beginning in the 1994 Directory, O'Brien is referred to as Rev. John A. O'Brien, Ph.D.
O'Brien resigned as pastor of this parish in October 2000.
Timothy Michael Dolan replaced Weakland (2002-2009)
O'Brien is no longer listed in the Directories after 2003.
O'Brien was given a sentence of 18 months probation after being convicted of sexually assaulting a minor. He was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, to go to six months of treatment, and to have no unsupervised contact with minors.
|2003||2009||By 2004 O'Brien was fully restricted from ministry. He was laicized April 3, 2009.|
Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1965-2003)
• No Jail for Priest in Sex Case, Chicago Tribune, November 9, 2000