Robert Friese: Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Have Been Admitted, Established or Determined to Be Credible

Robert Friese

6/15/1977 – Deacon, Mary, Seat of Wisdom Parish

5/10/1978        Ordained

5/17/1978- Associate Pastor, St. Cyprian’s in River Grove

1980-1985       Leave of absence so listed in the 1981-85 Directories; later newspaper stories do not mention this leave or give a reason for it.

3/17/1980- Associate Pastor, St. Juliana’s in Chicago

9/5/1980          “Remove from Board. Chancellor to handle him as a disciplinary matter in confidence. (AOC 013768)

9/9/1980          Report of sexual abuse by Friese. (AOC 013776)

9/25/1980        Assignment terminated and temporary leave of absence granted. (AOC 013779)

10/1/1980 – On Leave

3/31/1981 – Youth Counsellor, Maryville Academy, a child care agency for catholic charities. (AOC 013795-13800)

8/1984             Friese arrested for abusing a Maryville boy. (AOC 013900)

9/24/1984        Memo that Friese admitted to ongoing relationship with victim who accused him of sexual abuse. (AOC 013895)

1/15/1985        Was convicted of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and taking indecent liberties with a 14-year-old boy.

8/1/1985          Resigned

1/16/1986        Friese to seek laicizaition. (AOC 013903)