Fr. Gerald L. Reinersman

Ordained: 1979
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

Reinersman, the Vicar General and Chancellor of the Diocese and former Moderator of the Curia, was placed on leave in 5/04 after a man alleged that Reinersman molested him repeatedly as a young boy in 1979, at Mary Queen of Holy Rosary in Lexington. Reinersman denied all allegations. A special civilian review board handled review of this case. Reinersman was cleared and reinstated as an active priest in 2/05. The board said that “it couldn’t rule out that his accuser simply accused the wrong priest.”

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