Catholic Priest

Robert Kurilec

Ordained: 1968

According to a list of priests credibly accused of sexual misconduct released by the Diocese of San Bernardino in October of 2018, in 1987, that diocese became aware that Robert Kurilec had been accused of sexual abuse in Indiana, Illinois, and Maryland. The diocese did not report these allegations to the U.S. Navy, with which Kurilec was serving as a chaplain, until 1988, and they were not reported to police until 2002. Kurilec is considered permanently banned from ministry in the Diocese and has been sentenced to prayer and penance by the Vatican.