Case Against Msgr. Brodeski is Resolved
January 9, 2015

ROCKFORD—The Diocese of Rockford Administration learned Jan. 5 that the case against Msgr. Aaron Brodeski, a priest of the diocese since 1998, has been resolved.

Msgr. Brodeski was arrested on May 23, 2014, by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police and charged with two misdemeanor counts of public indecency in regards to an incident reported at a Rockford gas station on March 27, 2014.

The charges of indecency were dropped according to a court supervision order dated Jan. 2, in which Msgr. Brodeski stipulated to facts which support a charge of disorderly conduct in exchange for two years of court supervision, payment of a $500 fine and performance of 30 hours of community service.

Upon learning of the verdict, the Rockford Diocese issued the following statement on the diocesan website:

“We are grateful the situation involving Msgr. Aaron Brodeski has been resolved by civil authorities through the legal process.

“Msgr. Brodeski cooperated fully with law enforcement and has been on administrative leave from any and all priestly assignments and participated in evaluation for any difficulties affecting his conduct and ministry.  

“Msgr. Brodeski will remain unassigned from all priestly duties at this time and will work with diocesan officials to determine the next course for him.”

Prior to his arrest, Msgr. Brodeski was pastor of Holy Parish, Batavia. Father James Parker became pastor of the parish July 1, 2014.