Drew's 2018 request for a transfer from one parish to another was approved without any member of the board - apart from Binzer - being aware of the previous complaints.
One month after Drew's arrival at his new parish, a parishioner at his previous church resubmitted a 2015 complaint made about the priest. The complaint was again reported to Butler County officials, but this time it was also brought to the attention of Archbishop Schnurr.
Sources close to the chancery told CNA that because Binzer failed to notify the archbishop or the priest personnel board about the previous allegations he had received, the accusation was believed by them to be an isolated incident.
The priest was asked to restrict his involvement with the school and was assigned to meet regularly with a "monitor," but school faculty and administration were not told about these restrictions, or the reasons for them.
Sources have told CNA that Drew was on the verge of being sent to an inpatient treatment center for priests at the time he was arrested and charged with rape.
Binzer was removed from his position as head of priest personnel for the archdiocese earlier this month, but remains vicar general of the archdiocese.
On Monday, a spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati confirmed to CNA that following the initial reports of Drew's removeal from ministry, Bishop Binzer resigned from the USCCB's committee on child and youth protection, which advises the bishops' conference on all matters related to safe environment policy and child protection.
Following questions submitted by CNA, the archdiocese confirmed that the committee were informed of the resignation on Aug. 6.
Binzer had previously served as the representative for Region VI of the U.S. bishops' conference, including the dioceses of Ohio and Michigan.
This post has been updated to reflect that Bishop Binzer has resigned from the USCCB's child and youth protection committee. It has also been updated to reflect a clarification from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati that not all previous allegations against Drew invovled text messages.