Fr. Charles Jeffries Burton – Diocese of Charlotte

| Jan 31, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Charles Jeffries Burton

Diocese of Charlotte (Jesuit Order)

Ordained: 1967

Died: 2011

Assigned as Follows:

  • 1967-1968: College of the Sacred Heart (Woodstock, MD)
  • 1968-1970: Colegio San Mateo (Orsono, Chili)
  • 1970-1978: Chapel of the Holy Redeemer (Hot Springs, NC)
  • 1970-1978: St. Therese of the Little Flower (Revere, NC)
  • 1978-1982: Youth Ministries Charlotte Diocese (Flat Rock, NC)
  • 1979-1980: Self-Help, Inc. (Baltimore, MD)
  • 1982-1988: Holy Name (Camden, NJ)
  • 1987-1988: Vicar for Hispanic Ministry (Camden, NJ)
  • 1988-1989: Jesuit Ferdinand Wheeler House (Baltimore, MD)
  • 1989-1994: Camden Diocesan Center (Mays Landing and Pomona, NJ)
  • 1989-1992: Holy Spirit Church (Atlantic City, NJ)
  • 1992-1998: St. Peter’s (Pleasantville, NJ)
  • 1998-2002: St. James (Ventnor, NJ)
  • 2002-2006: Assumption Parish (Pomona, NJ)
  • 1994-2006: Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (Pomona, NJ)
  • 1994-2003: Atlantic Community College (Mays Landing, NJ)
  • 2003-2006: Atlantic Community College (Pomona, NJ)
  • 2006-2007: Not indexed
  • 2007:           Sacred Heart (South Richmond, VA)
  • 2007-2008: Jesuit Fathers and Brothers Maryland Provincial Curia (Baltimore, MD)
  • 2008-2010: Colombiere Jesuit Community (Baltimore, MD)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Charles Jeffries Burton:

Father Charles Burton was ordained a priest in 1967, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Charlotte. According to media reports, in 1994, the Jesuit Order received a report that in 1982, he had engaged in “inappropriate touching” with a minor in North Carolina. He was co-director of the youth ministry for the Diocese of Charlotte at the time. Burton underwent a brief period of therapy, but remained in ministry. In June 2007, the Jesuits claimed that they discovered the earlier accusations in reviewing Burton’s personnel file. Burton acknowledged the sexual misconduct and was removed from active ministry that year.

Burton died in August of 2011.

His name appears on the Jesuits Maryland Province list of accused clergy published in 2018. His name was also added to the Baltimore archdiocese’s list and the Richmond diocese’s lists in February 2019. 

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