Fr. Robert Newman


Ordained: 1981
Died: N/A
Status: Accused
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Father Robert Newman admitted to committing numerous acts of sexual child abuse between 1971 and at least 1986, with a list of twelve victims, all boys between the ages of 9 and 15. On February 2, 1987, he wrote a letter to Archbishop Borders, resigning as pastor of Most Precious Blood Parish, but the Church said it was “for reasons of health” and did not disclose the abuse to Robert Newman’s parishioners.

Newman attended a program for those who had sexually abused minors at Johns Hopkins Hospital and then the Institute of Living program in Hartford, Connecticut. He returned to active ministry within the Archdiocese of Hartford and was the pastor of Sacred Heart Church in New Haven from 1990 to 2002. In 2002, the Archdiocese of Baltimore notified the Archdiocese of Hartford of Newman’s past sexual abuse of minors, and he was removed from the parish. Newman was listed as credibly accused by the Archdiocese in 2002.