|Assignment Record – Rev. Ronan C. Liles, o.p. aka Charles R. or Charles B. Liles
Summary of Case: A Dominican priest, Liles was accused in a 1997 lawsuit of the sexual abuse of two boys, who were brothers, beginning when they were 11 and 12 years old in 1969 and ending in 1975. Liles' modus operandi was said to have been to treat the boys to dinners, movies and miniature golf, and to ply them with alcohol. His accusers said they were also sexually abused by Dominican Brother Edmund Frost, who "tag-teamed" with Liles. Both Dominicans resided at the Minneapolis parish where the abuse is said to have taken place. Liles is deceased.
St. Paul and Minneapolis archbishop was Leo Binz (1961-1975), followed by John Robert Roach (1975-1995)
|1978||St. Albert the Great||
• Liles was accused in a 1997 lawsuit of sexually abusing two boys, who were brothers, from 1969-1975. The brothers said they met Liles at a Boy Scout camp in 1969, when they were 11 and 12 years old. The abuse was said to have occurred at the camp with Liles showering with them, kissing and hugging them, and progressing to attempted fellatio and anal penetration during overnights at St. Albert's rectory. They said Liles treated them to dinners out, mini-golf, and movies, and plied them with alcohol. They also accused Brother Edmund Frost, o.p., who resided with Liles in the rectory, saying Frost and Liles sexually abused them in a "tag team fashion".
|MN||5/5, 3/3, 2/2, 2/3||
St. Albert's had a school with 259-160 students.
Liles is indexed in the 1970-1971 Directories as at St. Albert's, but he is not listed in the St. Paul & Minneapolis archdiocesan pages as there. The 1972 Directory indexes him as Ronan C. and lists him in the archdiocesan pages at St. Albert's as Charles R. Liles. The 1974-1978 Directories index Liles as Charles B, but list him in the archdiocesan pages as Ronan C.
|1978||1979||Dominican Fathers Provincial Office||Chicago||IL||Director of Soc. for Vocational Support|
|1979||1982||Dominican Fathers & Brothers, Southern Dominican Province||New Orleans||LA||Economic Administrator|
|1982||1983||Leave of Absence||Liles is not indexed beyond the 1983 Directory.
He was dismissed from the order and dispensed from his vows in 1985.
Liles died sometime before 2006.
Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1970-1983)
• Doe v. Arch. of St. Paul; Court of Appeals, MN; C9-99-2164