Edward C. (Chris) Courtney: Identified in Sexual Abuse Claims

Edward C. (Chris) Courtney

Notes: Br. Edward C. Courtney was a member of the Congregation of Christian Brothers. He was a principal and teacher at multiple Catholic schools in New York, Chicago, and Seattle. He is accused of abusing more than 50 young boys over nearly three decades at Sacred Heart in New York, Brother Rice High School in Chicago, Brother Rice High School in Michigan, Leo High School in Chicago, St. Laurence School in Chicago, O’Dea High School in Seattle, and St. Alphonsus School in Seattle. The Christian Brothers repeatedly received complaints and reports about Br. Courtney’s abuse, but they continued to transfer him from school to school and even recommend him for jobs, including public school jobs at Othello, and Parkland schools in Washington where he also sexually abused children. As of 2018, Br. Courtney is believed to be living in Hawaii.