Br. Lawrence Sandstrom
Left order in 1997. Accused of abuse of five boys 1955-69, per 2004 archdiocesan report. Two filed civil suit in 12/03 alleging abuse 1967-69. Accusations involved children at Maryvale, which was a Catholic orphanage in Rosemead. Later went on to work at La Salle High in Pasadena and other Catholic schools in Hayward and New Orleans. Accused in 2003 of abuse at Rancho San Antonio in Chatsworth in the 1960s. Settlement with two men in 2007. Personnel file released in 2013. Died in 3/21.
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