George David Gensler
Alleged Abuse: Named by the Diocese of Baton Rouge as credibly accused of abuse
Where is he now: Deceased.
Gensler was named in the list released by the Diocese of Baton Rouge of priests credibly accused of abuse. Gensler was ordained for the Diocese of Lafayette in 1970. He was incardinated into the Diocese of Baton Rouge in 1978. More than one allegation has been made against Gensler. The alleged abuse dates back to the late 1970s according to the Diocese of Baton Rouge.
The Diocese says that Gensler was placed on leave and permanently removed from ministry in 1994.
Gensler died in 2016 at the age of 77.
According to the Advocate,
The information below provided by Diocese of Baton Rouge.
Affiliation: Diocese of Baton Rouge
Year of Ordination: 1970 for the Diocese of Lafayette
Incardinated into the Diocese of Baton Rouge in 1978
1976-1978: On duty outside the Diocese of Lafayette.
Our Lady of Mercy, Baton Rouge, LA (In Residence)
1979: Spiritual Director – St. Joseph Cathedral Preparatory Diocesan Seminary, Baton Rouge, LA
1980 – 1993: St. Anthony of Padua Church, Darrow, LA
1995-1997: On leave.
Number of Allegations: More than One
Assignment at time of abuse: St. Anthony of Padua, Darrow, LA
Dates of Abuse: Late-1970s
Dates Reports Received: 2/6/1994 and 10/26/2018
Action Taken: Placed on administrative leave and permanently removed from ministry in 1994.
Present State: Deceased (2016)