Fr. James L. Gummersbach

Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Accused in the 1990s of abusing boys in the 1950s-60s. In 1999, a jury awarded a man $1.2M after several other alleged victims testified; the verdict was later reversed by an Appeals Court, which ruled that the statute of limitations had expired. Laicization announced 11/03/06. On archdiocese’s list 7/26/19 of those with substantiated allegations. Died in 2014.

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