Rev. Ronald Borman, ofm.conv.

Summary of Case: Borman was arrested in Oct. 2006 on charges of internet child seduction. Prior to becoming a priest in 1992, he had been employed by the Louisville KY archdiocese as a teacher 1978-85. As a priest he worked in the Lansing MI and Toledo OH dioceses as well as the Indianapolis IN archdiocese. He left the priesthood in 1998 and went on to teach in Louisville archdiocesan schools until 2001, and in Louisville public middle schools until his arrest. He pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography in Feb. 2009.

: 1992


Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes
1978 1985 Holy Spirit School Louisville KY teacher This was prior to Borman's entering the Franciscan order. (WHAS [Kentucky]
October 13, 2006)


Lansing bishop was Kenneth Joseph Povish (1975-1995)

1993 Holy Cross Lansing MI



Holy Cross had a school with 214 students.
1993 1994         Borman is not indexed in the 1994 Directory.


Toledo bishop was James Robert Hoffman (1980-2003)

1996 Our Lady of Consolation Basilica-National Shrine Carey OH 5/6, 4/7 Parish had a school with 227-186 students.
1994 1996 St. Joseph's Salem Township OH 5/6, 4/7  


Indianapolis archbishop was Daniel Mark Buechlein, O.S.B. (1992- )

1998 St. Benedict Terre Haute IN



Parish had a CCD program with 182-167 students.

Borman is last indexed in the 1998 Directory.

Per news reports, Borman
left the priesthood in 1998. He became a teacher in the Louisville Catholic school system, and in 2001 began to teach in Louisville's public schools. (The Courier-Journal
October 13, 2006)

1998 1999 St. Polycarp School Louisville KY teacher  
1999 2001 St. Agnes Louisville KY teacher  
2001   Westport Middle School Louisville KY teacher  
  2006 Kammerer Middle School


• Borman was arrested in Oct. 2006 for seducing a child via the internet. He had sent child pornograpy to an undercover officer in Florida, thinking the officer was a child. (The Courier-Journal
October 14, 2006)

KY teacher


In Feb. 2009 Borman pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. (States News Service
February 2, 2009)

: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1993-1998)

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This assignment record was last updated on Dec. 15, 2009