Rev. Richard H. Jeub - Assignment Record
May 8, 2012

Summary of Case: Jeub was accused in 1992 of having engaged a 15 year-old girl in unwanted sexual activity in 1969. Jeub denied abusing the girl. Another woman accused Jeub of having sexually abused her when she was an adolescent, from 1967-1970. She turned down a settlement offer, and he was found in a civil trial not to have engaged in abusive behavior. Jeub was sent to St. Luke's Institute in Maryland in 1990 for evaluation and treatment. The archdiocese's Vicar General wrote in 1991 that Jeub had a history of exploitative sexual relations with adult women. A St. Luke's psychiatrist wrote that these women included a nun Jeub was counseling, a blind woman he was caring for, the wife of a patient in a hospital in which he was chaplain, among others. Jeub was taken out of full time parish ministry for a few years, eventually being allowed to return. He resigned from parish ministry in June 2002, after publicity about past accusations. Per the archdiocese, Jeub took early retirement.

Ordained: 1966

Incardinated: St. Paul and Minneapolis

Start Stop Parish/Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes

St. Paul and Minneapolis archbishop was Leo Binz (1961-1975)

1967 St. Joseph's Hopkins MN 3/3 St. Joseph's had a school with 538 students.
1967 Jan. 1970 Our Lady of Grace Edina

In a 1992 lawsuit a woman accused Jeub of sexual misconduct against her when she was a 15 year-old Our Lady of Grace parishioner and Jeub was a priest of the parish. Jeub's accuser said he "engaged in unwanted sexual activity" with her in the church rectory, in his car and at her home. Jeub denied abusing the girl. The incidents are said to have occurred in 1969.

A second woman accused Jeub of sexually abusing her from 1967-1970 when she was a teenager and Our Lady of Grace parishioner. This accuser turned down a settlement offer. A civil trial resulted in the jury siding with Jeub.

MN 2/2 Our Lady of Grace had a school with 453-416 students.
Jan. 1970

Binz was succeeded by John Robert Roach (1975-1995)

1976 St. Mark's St. Paul MN 3/4, 2/3, 2/4 St. Mark's had a school with 1,190-845 students.
1976 1978 Christ the King Minneapolis MN 2/2, 2/3 Christ the King had a school with 313-258 students.
1978 1981 Fairview-Southdale Hospital Edina MN chaplain  
1981 1990 St. Kevin's Minneapolis MN 1/2, 1/1 St. Kevin's had a school with 228-172 students.

Harry Joseph Flynn replaced Roach (1995-2008)

2001 Special Assignment: Chancery Pro Tem St. Paul MN   According to a letter written in 1991 by the Rev. Kevin McDonough, who handled clergy sexual abuse complaints for the archdiocese, Jeub had "a history of exploitative sexual relations with adult women". Jeub was sent in 1990 to St. Luke's Institute in Maryland for evaluation and treatment. Per a psychiatrist there, Jeub had been "sexually active with several women, including a nun he was counseling, a blind woman he was taking care of, a student nurse and the nurse's friend, whom he was counseling. In addition, while serving as a hospital chaplain Jeub befriended the family of a heart attack victim and eventually had a sexual relationship with the patient's wife."
2001 2002         Jeub is not indexed in the 2002 Directory.
1999 June 2002 St. Rose of Lima Roseville MN associate pastor This assignment is per news reports. The Directories do not index or list Jeub in the archdiocesan pages as at this parish.

Jeub is not indexed beyond the 2003 Directory. He resigned in June 2002 after publicity about his history of exploiting vulnerable women and allegations of sexual abuse of teen-age girls. According to archdiocesan officials, Jeub took early retirement.

Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1967-2003)

Woman Alleges Priest at Edina Church Sexually Abused Her When She Was 15, Star Tribune, July 23, 1992
Accused Minnesota Priests Still Working, By Rick Linsk and Charles Laszewski, Pioneer Press, May 26, 2002
Roseville Priest Quits after Accusations Are Publicized, By Charles Laszewski, Saint Paul Pioneer Press, June 6, 2002

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