Fr. Gale Leifeld

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1954
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Principal of St. Lawrence Seminary until 1982, then academic dean at Sacred Heart School of Theology until 1993. A civil suit alleges Leifeld, Jim Buser and James Wolf molested a student at St. Lawrence. Plaintiff went on to be a counselor for men abused by clergy and claims his therapy in 1992 revealed flashbacks. Suit tried in 1995 but jury found it was too late under the statute of limitations. Leifeld admitted in a deposition to abuse of at least seven, but not of plaintiff. He died in 6/94.


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