Fr. Robert P. Petekiewicz: Diocesan Clergy Accused of Sexual Misconduct With a Minor

Fr. Robert P. Petekiewicz

Robert Petekewicz
Ordained: 1991
  • 1992: St. Francis de Sales, Las Vegas, NV (RNO)
  • 1993: St. Joseph, Husband of Mary, Las Vegas, NV (RNO)
  • 1994: Unknown
  • 1995-1999: St. Barnabus the Apostle Church, Bellmore, NY (RVC)
  • 2000: Unknown
  • 2001-2006: Our Lady of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV (LAV)
  • 2007: Unknown
  • 2008: On Special Assignment, Las Vegas, NV (LAV)
  • 2009-2015: Unassigned
  • 2016-2019: Unknown

Fr. Robert Petekiewicz was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Las Vegas, after serving as a deacon in Brooklyn, New York. In 2009, Fr. Petekiewicz was named in a civil lawsuit for allegedly sexually abusing a minor boy from approximately 1985 to 1989 while reportedly working as a deacon at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Brooklyn, New York, where he worked from approximately 1984 to 1992. The lawsuit was ultimately dismissed due to the statute of limitations. Fr. Petekiewicz was reportedly permanently removed from ministry in September 2015. Fr. Petekiewicz is named on the Diocese of Brooklyn’s 2019 “List of Diocesan Clergy for Whom the Diocese Received Allegations of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor,” in the subsection “Clergy Members of the Diocese of Brooklyn with Credible Allegations: Credibility Deemed by Diocesan Review Board Determination and/or Admission on Behalf of the Cleric.” Fr. Petekiewicz was also named on the Diocese of Las Vegas’ 2019 “List of Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor,” in the subsection “Clergy Ordained for the Diocese of Las Vegas.” Fr. Petekiewicz’s status as a priest, whereabouts, and whether he has access to children are unknown.