Fr. Michael Schemm
Status: Insufficient evidence
Diocese: Diocese of Wichita KS
On 11/1/2021 the diocese announced that Schemm was being placed on leave pending an investigation into allegations that he had sexually abused a minor more than 25 years previously. Schemm was pastor at the time of his suspension of Church of the Resurrection in Bel Aire. He allegedly sexually abused a child, ages 12-15, 1992-1995, while assigned to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Wichita. No criminal charges due to the statute of limitations. The diocese’s review board determined that there was “insufficient evidence.” The bishop stated that Schemm would be returned to public ministry. In 10/2023 the diocesan newspaper noted that Schemm had been placed on “indefinite leave of absence for medical reasons, effective immediately.”
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