Fr. Michael Sintef

Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Included on archdiocese’s list 1/31/13. Assigned 1981-85 to St. John the Baptist in Baldwin Park, 1985-1988 to St. Genevieve’s in Van Nuys. ‘Involved’ sexually with a teen girl when he was age 30 and she was 17. He acknowledged in a 2018 interview that when she was 15 she “caught his eye.” The girl disclosed the situation to her therapist, who called police. No criminal charges. Police informed the archdiocese which gave Sintef a warning. The ‘relationship’ continued for several more years. Sintef was sent to treatment in MD, then left the priesthood. He went on to practice hypnotherapy in Marin County. He is married and has a daughter.

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