Fr. Mark A. Campobello: Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Fr. Mark A. Campobello

Ordained: 1991

  • 1992-1994: Holy Family, Rockford, IL (RCK)
  • 1995: St. Peter Church, Geneva IL (RCK)
  • 1996: St. Peter Cathedral, Rockford, IL (RCK)
  • 1997: St. Peter Cathedral, Rockford, IL (RCK); Holy Angels Church, Aurora, IL (RCK)
  • 1998-1999: St. Peter Church, Geneva, IL (RCK)
  • 2000: St. Patrick Church, McHenry, IL (RCK)
  • 2001: St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Crystal Lake, IL (RCK)
  • 2002-2003: St. James Church, Belvidere, IL (RCK)
  • 2004-2010: Prison
  • 2011-2019: Unknown

Fr. James Campbell was removed from ministry in May 2002. He was indicted in 2003 and convicted in 2004 on charges of rape, assault and battery, furnishing alcohol to a minor and committing an unnatural and lascivious act after he pleaded guilty to raping two adolescent males. The sexual abuse took place in Uxbridge, Massachusetts. At the time, Fr. Campbell was assigned to St. Joseph Church in West Warwick, Rhode Island. Fr. Campbell was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 10 years of probation. He was laicized in March 2005. In 2018, Fr. Campbell was included on the Diocese of Rockford’s list of Religious Order Priests/Brothers or Priests of another diocese, who worked within the geographical boundaries of the Rockford Diocese or were assigned in this Diocese, against whom a substantiated allegation of sexual abuse of a minor has been reported.