Fr. E. Alan Ruppert: Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Have Been Admitted, Established or Determined to Be Credible

Fr. E. Alan Ruppert

Ordained: 1978

  • 1979: St. Mary, Mount Carmel, IL (BEL)
  • 1980-1982: St. Teresa’s of the Child Jesus (Little Flower), Belleville, IL (BEL)
  • 1983-1984: St. Dominic, Breese, IL (BEL)
  • 1985-1992: Immaculate Conception, Centreville, IL (BEL)
  • 1990-1992: St. Philip, East St. Louis, IL (BEL)
  • 1993: Unknown
  • 1995-1999: St. John Nepomucene, Dahlgren, IL (BEL); St. Clement, McLeansboro, IL (BEL)
  • 2000-2015: Leave of Absence (BEL)
  • 2016-2018: Retired (BEL)
  • 2019: Unknown

Fr. E. Alan Ruppert was accused of Fr. E. Alan Ruppert was accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with at least one minor. Fr. Ruppert was removed from duties as pastor in 1998. Fr. Ruppert’s name appears as Alan E. Ruppert in the Official Catholic Directory starting in 2000; the same year he took a leave of absence following the sexual abuse allegations. Fr. Ruppert was also a chaplain for a Boy Scout summer camp at Camp Joy near Carlyle. In 2018, Fr. Ruppert 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. Ruppert’s current whereabouts, status as a priest, and whether he has access to children are unknown.