Brother Al Behm
Diocese of Charlotte (Glenmary Order)
Joined the order: 1960
Assigned as Follows:
- Bridgeport, CT
- Charlotte, NC
- Cincinnati, OH
- Covington, KY
- Lexington, KY
- Nashville, TN
- New Orleans, LA
- San Francisco, CA
- Savannah, GA
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Brother Al Behm:
On October 11th, 2019, the Ohio-based Glenmary Home Missioners released a list of clergy who were credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor or a vulnerable adult. The list includes five men (three priests and two religious brothers) that the Order says served in the Diocese of Charlotte.
Brother Al Behm was one of those men. He is also the only brother on the list who is still alive. He is reportedly teaching Elementary English at the Phaung Daw Oo Integrated Monastic Education School in Burma/Myanmar.
According to the disclosure, Behm left the order in 1993. The list was put together after a year-long investigation into the Glenmary Order. No specific information has been given related to the number of victims or the nature of the abuse. There is also no information provided as to where Brother Behm was assigned when the alleged abuse occurred.
According to online sources, Behm has relocated to Myanmar, where he now teaches English to children. According to their website, Phaung Daw Oo Integrated Monastic Education School “offers classes from kindergarten level through high school.” Whether the school is aware of Behm’s history of sexual abuse allegations is unknown.
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