Fr. David G. Crook: Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Have Been Admitted, Established or Determined to Be Credible

Fr. David G. Crook

Ordained: 1981

  • 1982: Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Herrin, IL (BEL
  • 1983-1984: St. Teresa of the Child Jesus (Little Flower), Belleville, IL (BEL)
  • 1985-1987: St. Mary, Mount Vernon, IL (BEL)
  • 1988: St. Philip, East St. Louis, IL (BEL)
  • 1989-1990: Absent on Leave – Location Unknown
  • 1989-1990: Absent on Leave – Location Unknown
  • 1991-1993: St. George Church, New Baden, IL (BEL)
  • 1994-2003: Leave of Absence (BEL)
  • 2004-2018: Retired (BEL)
  • 2019: Unknown

Fr. David G. Crook was placed on leave by the Diocese of Belleville in 1993 following allegations of sexual misconduct with a teenager. According to a Diocese spokesperson, Fr. Crook was receiving counseling and therapy shortly after the accusations arose and Fr. Crook was permanently removed from active ministry in 1995. In 2018, Fr. Crook was included on the Diocese of Belleville’s list of “Clergy who are Currently Removed from Ministry after Credibly Substantiated Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors, or Serious Sexual Misconduct with Adults.” Fr. Crook was believed to be residing in Bonne Terre, MO as of 2003. Fr. Crook’s current whereabouts, status as a priest, and whether he has access to children are unknown.