Fr. Robert Ours

Year Ordained:  1980

Diocese: Syracuse, New York

Notes:  Arrested 5/21/14 and charged with possession of six images of a sexual performance by a child (child porn). Diocese had reported allegations to DA’s office “a few months ago.” He retired in 2012 and was living at a home for retired priests. He was not in active ministry after leaving for unrelated personal reasons. Diocese denies any previous allegations against him. Plea deal may be possible in 7/14 but looks doubtful 8/14 because Ours keeps contesting the charges. In 8/14, he pled guilty to all six charges in a plea agreement. Received 10 yrs.’ probation and ordered to register as a sex offender. Accused in 6/17 suit of abusing a boy decades previously, when Ours was a deacon.

Sources: Homepage 05.21.14NYC Central 05.21.14Post-Standard 05.21.14SNAP Statement 05.21.14WBNG Channel 12 05.21.14SNAP Statement 06.11.14Syracuse com 06.11.14Post-Standard 07.08.14SNAP Statement 07.08.14Post-Standard 08.12.14SNAP Statement 08.26.14Syracuse com 08.26.14WICZ 08.26.14CNY Central 11.05.14Post-Standard 11.05.14Press & Sun-Bulletin 11.06.14Syracuse com 06.02.17


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