Fr. Walter P. Buetzler

Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

From Germany. Named in the CO A.G.’s report released 10/23/19. Accused in 1953 of sexually abusing an 11-year-old boy at St. Joseph’s in Monte Vista. The boy’s father complained to the parish council and the the bishop. Buetzler transferred to CA in 1954 and became a professor of classical languages at the San Diego College for Men. Buetzler died in 1988. Per the San Diego diocese, Buetzler moved to Germany in 1968. The 1988 Official Catholic Directory shows him as a retired priest of the Diocese of San Diego, but does not note his whereabouts.

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