Fr. Paul Linssen – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

| Sep 17, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Paul Linssen

Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Jesuits)

Ordained: 1950

Died: 1960

Assignment History:

  • 1950-1951: Alma College (Alma, CA)
  • 1952-1954: Holy Cross Mission (Holy Cross, AK)
  • 1954-1956: St. Marjorie’s (Hamilton, AK)
  • 1956-1960: St. Joseph’s (Tununak, AK)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Paul Linssen:

Fr. Paul Linssen, a native of Holland, was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1950, who started his career in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He then moved to Alaska in 1952. According to media reports, in 2010, Fr. Linssen was included in the Fairbanks Diocese’s bankruptcy documents on a list of ‘Individuals against whom one person has brought a complaint of sexual abuse’. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown. His name is also listed on the Jesuits West 2018 list that notes claims in 2008 of abuse in 1959.

Fr. Linssen died in 1960 from a boating accident.

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