Fr. Robert J. Winterkorn – Diocese of Rochester

On Behalf of | Jun 23, 2019 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Robert J. Winterkorn
Diocese of Rochester


Ordained: 1956
Resigned: 1993

Assigned as follows:

1957-1961: St. Thomas the Apostle; Rochester, NY
1962-1969: St. John Evangelist; Rochester, NY
1970-1973: St. James; Rochester, NY
1974-1975: Guardian Angels; Rochester, NY
1976-1994: St. John the Evangelist; Spencerport, NY

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Robert J. Winterkorn:

In 1993, Father Robert J. Winterkorn resigned from his position at St. John the Evangelist Church in Spencerport after allegations of abuse surfaced against the priest.  Winterkorn admitted to a long-term sexual relationship with an adult female parishioner that began when she was a minor.

Upon receipt of the accusations, the Diocese of Rochester removed Winterkorn’s privileges. After canonical process, he was assigned to a life of prayer and penance per a 2012 notice from the diocese.

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