Msgr. Charles J. Beebe: Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Msgr. Charles J. Beebe

Ordained: 1970

  • 1970-1973 St. Joseph, Perkins, IL; St. Bernard, Peoria, IL (PEO)
  • 1974-1984 Academy of Our Lady-Spalding Institute, Peoria, IL (PEO)
  • 1985-1987 Unknown
  • 1988-1991 Peoria Notre Dame, Peoria, IL (PEO)
  • 1991-1993 Sacre Coeur & Sacre Coeur School, Creve Coeur; Diocesan Offices
  • 1993-1999 Episcopal Vicar for Permanent Diaconate
  • 1999-2003 St. Philomena, Peoria, IL (PEO)
  • 2003-2016 St. Joseph, Roanoke, IL; St. John, Benson, IL (PEO)
  • 2011-2016 Diocesan Offices
  • 2016 Senior Priest Status
  • 2017-2019 Unknown

In 2018, a man filed a lawsuit alleging that he was sexually abused by Msgr. Charles J. Beebe in 1981 as a 15-yearold student at the Academy of Our Lady/Spalding Institute. The man alleged he had reported the abuse to Bishop Daniel Jenky of the Diocese of Peoria after the abuse occurred, but was ignored. After the lawsuit was filed, law enforcement was contacted and Msgr. Beebe was placed on leave while an investigation took place. The Diocesan Review Commission deemed the allegation “unsubstantiated” and Msgr. Beebe was reinstated. His whereabouts, status as a priest, and whether he has access to children are unknown.