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Rev. Richard (William) Eckroth, O.S.B.
Current Monk at St. John's Abbey: Yes
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Currently under supervision for sexual misconduct.
If you see this monk around children or vulnerable adults,
please consider contacting the authorities immediately.


Allegations of Abuse and/or Misconduct
At least 7, perhaps as many as 25, victims... reports of sodomy, oral sex and rape. Most abuse occurred at the Lake Swenson cabin.

The fondling in the cabin sauna, then up in the musty loft. The knife at her throat while the priest from St. Johns Abbey molested her and told her she would die if she ever talked about what he was doing to her. This from the man who taught her father philosophy when he was a student at the St. Johns prep school. (Victim, 2002)
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Miscellaneous Notes
The Star Tribune is identifying the priest, who has not been charged with any crime, because he has been publicly identified by the abbot at St. John s Abbey, where his activities have been restricted since 1993 because of sex-abuse allegations; he was the focus of sexual-abuse lawsuits, and has been identified by the Stearns County sheriff as a suspect in the 1974 stabbing deaths of Mary Reker, 15, and her sister Susanne, 12, of St. Cloud. (2002)

Born: Available but not Published
Hometown: Available but not Published
Professed: July 11, 1946
Ordained: June 7, 1952
Listed as an Active Monk in 2012: Yes
First Year Listed in Ordo at St. John's: 1950
Last Year Listed in Ordo at St. John's: 2012*
* Ordo data available not yet available for 2013 or 2014.

Possible names for Rev. Richard (William) Eckroth, O.S.B.:
Fr. Richardus Eckroth, Father Richardus Eckroth
Fr. Richard Eckroth, Father Richard Eckroth
Fr. Gulielmus Eckroth, Father Gulielmus Eckroth
Fr. William Eckroth, Father William Eckroth

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Updated December, 2013