Fr. Louis Wayne Ladenburger

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1963
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Arrested 5/07 for sexual battery of teenage boys at ID school for troubled boys where he was a counselor. Admitted being a sex addict. Order revealed 2 past allegations of “inappropriate relationships.” Sent to treatment both times. Placed on restricted leave in 1993. Laicized 1996. Pled guilty 11/07 just before trial. Sentenced to 5 years 3/08. Worked in dioceses of Stockton (twice), Tucson, Portland, El Paso, Spokane, Seattle, Sacramento, Reno, and Phoenix; aka Wayne 1963-74, aka Louie. Name included on Seattle archdiocese’s list 1/15/16. Worked at St. George in Seattle 1980-84. New accusation 5/18 of 1973 abuse in Stockton. On Las Cruces diocese’s list 11/8/18. On Las Vegas list 4/12/19. On Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. On Phoenix list 10/29/19.

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