Stephen Brotzman – Archdiocese of Baltimore

On Behalf of | Apr 28, 2023 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Lay Teacher Stephen Brotzman

Archdiocese of Baltimore


Ordained: N/A

Died: 2005

Assignment History:

  • 1991-1992: St. Clement School (Lansdowne, MD)
  • 1993-1999: Our Lady Queen of Peace School (Baltimore, MD)
  • 1999-2004: St. Louis Catholic School (Clarksville, MD)
  • 2004-2005: Immaculate Heart of Mary School (Baltimore, MD)

Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Stephen Brotzman:

Stephen Brotzman was a lay teacher at multiple Catholic schools and camps in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  In April 2023, Maryland’s Attorney General released a report alleging 156 Catholic clergy members sexually abused at least 600 children over six decades. The report lists the names of the abusers, including Brotzman.

According to the AG’s report, in late August 2005, a female student at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Baltimore accused Brotzman of sending inappropriate emails to her. Brotzman taught eighth-grade English and religion at Immaculate after he was transferred from St. Louis a few months prior. According to press reports, the archdiocese was investigating that report when Brotzman died at an area hospital. The day after Brotzman died, a student at the St. Louis School reported to the Archdiocese that Brotzman had sexually abused her in 2004 when she was 12 years old and attending a summer sports camp that Brotzman had run at another private school not affiliated with the archdiocese.

In an interview with the Office of the Attorney General in 2019, the victim stated that Brotzman had sexually abused her and also sent her sexually explicit messages on AOL Messenger. The student stated she believed Monsignor Luca from the St. Louis school knew about Brotzman and that Brotzman was “moved around” to several schools. The victim said she was aware of the abuse of another victim at the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The victim entered into a settlement with the archdiocese. She stated that she understood that Brotzman’s death was the result of complications following an attempted suicide. At least two other victims reported abuse by Brotzman in 2006.

Brotzman has not been listed as credibly accused by the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

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