Fr. Robert Klein

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Date of birth: 10/17/1931

Date of ordination: 6/2/1956

Abuse History:

Arrested 9/1987 and removed from ministry. Charged with 4 counts of criminal sexual misconduct re 3 boys, ages 15, 13 & 12 and 1 girl age 10 between 1985-1987. Police found 700 photos in residence, including children in bondage. He was without assignment and filling in for priests where needed. Pled not guilty 12/87. Found guilty 12/18/87. Named in at least 4 civil suits. Died 2/16/00. New suit filed 12/09/13 re abuse in early 1970s. Named on Diocese list of accused priests 12/31/13.

Source: http://bishop-accountability.orgMinneapolis Star-Tribune 09.19.87; Minneapolis Star-Tribune 12.02.87; Brainerd Daily Dispatch 12.18.87;Anderson & Assoc Media Advisory 12.09.13; Doe 28 v Diocese of Duluth Complaint, St Louis Co MN, 12.09.13; Duluth News Tribune 12.09.13; KAAL 12.09.13; Northlands News Center 12.09.13; Diocese of Duluth List of Clergy With Credible Claims 12.31.13;Diocese of Duluth Statement by Bishop Sirba 12.31.13; Duluth News Tribune 12.31.13; Legal Examiner 12.31.13;Northlands News Center 12.31.13; Star Tribune 12.31.13; Anderson & Associates 01.01.14; Duluth News Tribune 01.01.14;Jeff Anderson & Associates Media Advisory 09.10.14;Northlands News Center 09.11.14; Pioneer Press 09.11.14

Assignments in Diocese of Duluth:

  • Asst. Pastor: St. Anthony’s Church, Duluth – 8/17/1956 – 9/27/1956
  • Asst. Pastor: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, Duluth – 8/29/1957 – 6/29/1965
  • Pastor: St. Joseph’s Church, Gnesen – 6/29/1965 – 3/23/1966
  • Pastor: St. Peter’s Church, Duluth – 9/9/1969 – 6/16/1970
  • Assoc. Pastor: Sacred Heart Cathedral, Duluth – 6/16/1970 – 3/1/1976
  • Director Office of Education: 9/1972 – 6/1980
  • Director of Liturgy: 1981 ­ 1983

Leave: Unassigned, Disability Leave – 8/1/1983

Died 2/16/2000

Source:  http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news2013/11_12/2013_12_31_RomanCatholicDioceseofDuluth_ClergyWith.htm

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