Fr. George V. Bredemann

Ordained: 1983
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Phoenix AZ

Attended three seminaries; one said he should never be a priest. Former executive for Boy Scouts. Abused 15 boys before becoming a priest and at least 8 after. Arrested in 1988. Sentenced to a year in jail in 1989 and lifetime probation (after intervention by Bishop O’Brien). Victims were ages 8, 10 and 14. Arrested in Miami trying to flee to Brazil. Sentenced to 45 years. Civil suits filed in 1990 and 1992; settled in 1991 and 1994. Bishop knew of past allegations prior to ordination. Laicized 2003. Died in prison in 4/12.

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