Fr. Dennis Laesch

Ordained: 1996
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Entered seminary at age 36; there were complaints then of unwanted propositions toward another student and of violence. Accused of abusing a 17-year-old boy in 1997, who came forward in 2002. Authorities declined to prosecute. Archdiocese paid $125K settlement. Named in 2004 civil suit. Permanently barred from public ministry by the Vatican in 2007.

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