Fr. Laurin J. Wenig

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Removed from St. Mary’s Visitation Church in Elm Grove in 2/11 after a new allegation surfaced that he sexually molested a minor in the 1970s. Wenig denied all allegations in a letter to parishioners. No criminal charges filed due to the statute of limitations. Archdiocese was conducting its own investigation. Additional accusers came forward. Matter sent to Vatican for review. Voluntarily laicized in 6/15.


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