Fr. John J. Brenkle

Ordained: 1958
Status: Cleared

Diocese: Diocese of Santa Rosa CA

Per 9/08 article, Brenkle was placed on leave in 2005 after a man complained that he had molested his 7th grade son in about 1995. Brenkle denied the allegation. He was investigated and exonerated by the diocese, then returned to ministry. Brenkle said he had a letter from the youth saying that nothing happened. Brenkle was chairman of the diocese’s Lay Review Board.

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