Fr. Michael Edwin Wempe

Ordained: 1966
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse of 13 during 1972-95, per archdiocese. Sued several times in 2002-03. Original criminal charges dropped due to 2003 CA Supreme Court ruling. Re-arrested in 2003. Convicted on one count in 2006. Sentenced to three years in prison in 5/06. Included in 12/06 $60M settlement. Laicized in 2006. Settlement in 2020 in the low six figures of a claim of abuse of a boy, ages 14-15, in 1974-75 while assigned to St. Jude’s in Westlake Village.


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