Abbey: Nine Child Sex Offenders in Collegeville

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On December 9, 2013, Saint John’s Abbey released the names of eighteen current and former monks who “likely have offended against minors” [ View ]. The abbey’s list includes nine monks who currently live at the Benedictine monastery in Collegeville, Minnesota.

[Webmaster’s Note: The abbey’s list is not comprehensive, will undoubtedly grow, and does not include all alleged perpetrators of misconduct on campus. A list of alleged perpetrators is Here.]

At least two the offenders on the abbey’s new list have denied the allegations in the past. Some of the offenders [ View ] are still in treatment. Despite this denial and ongoing treatment, Abbot John Klassen recently claimed that all nine of the child-abusing monks living in Collegeville “are considered to be in the lowest category for risk to reoffend” [ View ].

Father Michael Bik  [ Articles ]

Age: 64 (February 11, 1949)
Alleged Victims: 5
Type of Alleged Abuse: Porn, Masturbation, Fondling
Location of Alleged Abuse: Twin Cities

Father Richard Eckroth  [ Articles ]

Age: 87 (June 21, 1926)
Alleged Victims: At least 9
Type of Alleged Abuse: Sodomy, Masturbation, Fondling
Location of Alleged Abuse: Abbey Cabin, St. Augustine

Father Thomas Gillespie  [ Articles ]

Age: 76 (July 24, 1937)
Alleged Victims: 6
Type of Alleged Abuse: Sim Sodomy, Masturbation, Fondling
Location of Alleged Abuse: St. Joseph, Stillwater

Father Brennan Maiers  [ Photo ] [ Articles ]

Age: 77 (April 27, 1936)
Alleged Victims: 6
Type of Alleged Abuse: Masturbation, Fondling
Location of Alleged Abuse: St. Joseph

Father Finian McDonald  [Photo] [ Articles ]

Age: 85 (December 23, 1928)
Alleged Victims: 7
Type of Alleged Abuse: Oral Sex, Masturbation, Fondling
Location of Alleged Abuse: Collegeville, Unknown

Father Dunstan Moorse  [ Photo ] [ Articles ]

Age: 63 (December 8, 1950)
Alleged Victims: 9
Type of Alleged Abuse: Oral Sex, Masturbation, Sodomy
Location of Alleged Abuse: Collegeville

Brother James Phillips  [ Photo ] [ Articles ]

Age: 65 (November 23, 1948)
Alleged Victims: 4
Type of Alleged Abuse: Rubbing, Fondling
Location of Alleged Abuse: Collegeville

Father Francisco Schulte  [ Photo ] [ Articles ]

Age: 60 (February 26, 1953)
Alleged Victims: 9
Type of Alleged Abuse: Masturbation, Fondling
Location of Alleged Abuse: Puerto Rico, Mexico, North Carolina, Collegeville

Father Allen Tarlton  [ Photo ] [ Articles ]

Age: 86 (December 4, 1927)
Alleged Victims: 17
Type of Alleged Abuse: Sodomy, Oral Sex, Masturbation
Location of Alleged Abuse: Collegeville

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Topics: Allen Tarlton, Brennan Maiers, Dunstan Moorse, Finian McDonald, Francisco Schulte, Jim Phillips, Michael Bik, Richard Eckroth, Thomas Gillespie

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