Michael Wempe admitted to sexually abusing 13 boys during his 36 years in the Los Angeles Archdiocese. At the end of a high-profile trial in which a series of victims recounted the priest’s abuses, he was convicted in 2006 of molesting one boy. He admitted to using a 12-year-old parishioner as what a church official called his “sex partner,” according to internal church records.
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