Fr. John B. Turnbull, O.F.M.: Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Have Been Admitted, Established or Determined to Be Credible

Fr. John B. Turnbull, O.F.M.

Ordained: 1955

  • 1956-1957: St. Lawrence, Lafayette, IN (LFT)
  • 1958-1962: St. Boniface’s, Peoria, IL (PEO)
  • 1963-1965: St. Boniface, Lafayette, IN (LFT)
  • 1966-1978: St. Louis, Batesville, IN (IND)
  • 1979-1984: St. Anthony of Padua, Streator, IL (PEO)
  • 1985-1992: St. Clement, Cincinnati, OH; St. Clement Friary, Cincinnati, OH (CIN)
  • 1993: Unknown
  • 1994-2002: St. Francis of Assisi, Centerville, OH (CIN)
  • 2003: Holy Family, Oldenburg, IN (IND)
  • 2003-2005: Motherhouse of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, Oldenburg, IN (IND)
  • 2006-2019: Unknown

Fr. John B. Turnbull, O.F.M. was accused of sexually abusing a child in the 1970s at St. Anthony in Streator. In 2005, in the wake of the allegation, Fr. Turnbull was placed on administrative leave. As of January 2019, Fr. Turnbull was reportedly living at StoneBridge at Winton Woods, a Franciscan retirement community in Cincinnati. He is included in the Diocese of Peoria’s list of “Priests Removed from Ministry Due to Allegations of Abuse of a Minor.” Fr. Turnbull’s whereabouts, status as a priest, and whether he has access to children are unknown.