Msgr. Robert Hiltz – Archdiocese of Baltimore

by | Jul 17, 2023 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Monsignor Robert Hiltz

Archdiocese of Baltimore

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Ordained: 1953

Died: 1985

Assignment History:

  • 1953-1963: St. Anthony of Padua Church (Baltimore, MD)
  • 1963-1968: St. Martin Church (Baltimore, MD)
  • 1968-1970: St. Martin Church (Baltimore, MD)
  • 1970: Special Studies in Rome, Opus Dei
  • 1971: Our Lady Queen of Peace (Middle River, MD)
  • 1971-1981: St. Patrick Church (Havre de Grace, MD)
  • 1975: Swedish-American Cruise Lines
  • 1981-1985: Sacred Heart of Mary Church (Baltimore, MD)
  • 1981-1985: Legion of Mary

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Monsignor Robert Hiltz:

Monsignor Robert Hiltz was a Catholic priest and worked 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 Monsignor Robert Hiltz.

According to the Attorney General’s report, in 2003, a woman reported that her relative was sexually abused by Msgr. Robert Hiltz at St. Anthony of Padua in the 1970s, when she was between the ages of 11 and 15. The reporter said she was told that Hiltz made “inappropriate physical gestures” toward the victim and her sister. The reporter believed there was also a sexual encounter or at least a kiss. The date range did not match Hiltz’s assignment to St. Anthony (he worked there in the 1960s), and the information could not be confirmed with the victim. The Archdiocese made the mandatory report of abuse to authorities.

In 2018, another victim reported being sexually abused by Msgr. Robert Hiltz when he was a 10-year-old student at St. Martin Catholic School in 1968. The schoolyard was located across from the rectory for St. Martin. Fr. Hiltz was the pastor at St. Martin’s and took the boy “under his wing.” The first time Hiltz abused the victim, Hiltz helped the victim change out of wet clothing and touched the victim’s buttocks. Another time, Hiltz took the victim to his bedroom in the rectory. Hiltz took off his clothes and orally raped the victim. Additional abuse occurred at the school and at the rectory and included masturbation and oral rape. The victim believed the behavior was expected of him, and he was told not to tell anyone about the abuse. The Archdiocese made the mandated reports to authorities.

Msgr. Hiltz has not (yet) been listed as credibly accused by the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Fr. Hiltz died in 1985.

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