Diocese of Baton Rouge updates clergy abuse list

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Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – In an effort to be transparent, the Diocese of Baton Rouge has notified the public about a change to its Current Accused Clergy List.  

Additional allegations have come to light regarding one priest. 

Information on that priest is provided below:

  • Fr. George Gensler 
  • Dates of Abuse: Late 1970s and between 1984-1998 
  • Dates Reports Received: 2/6/1994, 10/26/2018, 2/5/2020 and 2/7/2020 

If you would like to see the entire Current Accused Clergy List, visit here.

The Diocese of Baton Rouge is asking that anyone who has knowledge of sexual or any type of abuse of a child should follow this guidance below:

All known or suspected sexual or other abuse of a child or vulnerable adult should be reported immediately to local law enforcement officials or to the Department of Children and Family Services at tel. (855) 452-5437. Allegations of such abuse involving clergy or other representatives of the Church should also be reported to Amy Cordon, the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, at tel. (225) 242-0250

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