Fr. William Authenrieth

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Died: 06/24/2015
Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Had ‘relations’ with a youth of “about 18” in the Brooklyn diocese in 1973. Transferred to Orlando after the youth threatened to reveal. Removed from ministry in 10/1985. Sent to the House of Affirmation in MA. Named in a Brooklyn civil suit in 2003. At least four civil suits were filed in 1985 against Authenrieth and the Orlando Diocese claiming abuse of boys. Suits settled out of court; at least $2M paid to three; a fourth settled for $490K. Authenrieth admitted abuse; never prosecuted. New suits in 7/2012 and 10/2013 in Orlando. Another was filed in 8/2014 alleging abuse at All Souls in Sanford, FL. Known in 2014 to have been living in a MA retirement community. Died 6/24/2015. Included on the Brooklyn diocese’s list in 2/2019. Included on the Orlando diocese’s list of credibly accused 10/6/2021.

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