Fr. Austin Schlaefer

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Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Died: 06/19/1992
Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Identified in 6/18/2013 Capuchin audit report as a deceased friar with confirmed reports of the sexual abuse of minors. He died 6/19/1992 in Saginaw, MI. Worked in Milwaukee, Detroit and Chicago. On the Saginaw diocese’s list by 8/9/2019. Name included in 10/2022 on the Chicago archdiocese’s list of credibly accused. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General’s Report.

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