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

Fr. Eugene G. Linnemann

Ordained: 1980

  • 1981-1983: Blesssed Sacrament, Belleville, IL (BEL)
  • 1984-1986: St. Albert the Great Church, Fairview Heights, IL (BEL)
  • 1987-1993: St. Patrick, Ruma, IL (BEL)
  • 1990-1993: St. Leo Church, Modoc, IL (BEL); Motherhouse of Ruma Province Adorers of the Blood of Christ, Ruma, IL (BEL)
  • 1994-2007: Leave of Absence (BEL)
  • 2008-2011: Retired (BEL)
  • 2011: Died

Fr. Eugene G. Linnemann was accused of sexually abusing a minor in 1993. The alleged abuse took place roughly ten years earlier. The allegations came shortly after Fr. Linnemann had been on a leave of absence to address stress and depression issues. In 2018, Fr. Linnemann 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. Linnemann was believed to be residing in Columbia, IL as of 2001. Fr. Linnemann’s whereabouts and whether he had access to children from 1994 until his death are unknown.