Fr. Robert Cullen

Father Robert Cullen

Ordained: 1985
Status: Convicted
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Father Robert Cullen was Accused on 3/1/2007 in testimony before the Maryland legislature of sexually abusing a grade-school girl, between ages 8 and 14, and others in the 1960s. The girl’s mother allegedly reported the abuse repeatedly to a Jesuit in the late 1960s and to another sometime after 1982. No action. Father Robert Cullen remained in ministry. The victim reported her abuse in 2005, and the Jesuits made the mandated report. Father Robert Cullen died 2/5/2005. He had worked in many dioceses. Name included Jesuits Maryland Province list 12/17/2019, which notes allegations of abuse late 1960s-1980s in Maryland. Added to Baltimore archdiocese’s list in 2/2019. On the Charlotte diocese’s list 12/29/2019. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report.

In 2007, during testimony before the Maryland legislature, accusations surfaced against Father Robert Cullen, alleging that he sexually abused a girl in grade-school between the ages of 8 and 14, as well as others, during the 1960s. The victim’s mother reportedly notified a Jesuit of the abuse in the late 1960s and again to another individual sometime after 1982, but no action was taken, and Cullen continued to work in ministry.

In 2005, the victim came forward about the abuse, and the Jesuits complied with the mandated report. Cullen passed away on 2/5/2005 and had worked in various dioceses. His name appeared on the Jesuits Maryland Province list on 12/17/2019, which mentioned allegations of abuse occurring in Maryland during the late 1960s to 1980s. His name was added to the Baltimore archdiocese’s list in 2/2019, and the Charlotte diocese’s list on 12/29/2019. Furthermore, he was included in the MD Attorney General’s Report on 4/5/2023.