Fr. Charles Zaunbrecher – Diocese of Lafayette

| Jul 28, 2021 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Charles Zaunbrecher

Diocese of Lafayette


Ordained: 1957

Retired: 1995

Died: 1996

Assigned as follows:

  • Our Lady of the Holy Rosary (Kaplan, LA)
  • St. Anthony of Padua (Eunice, LA)
  • Our Lady of Fatima (Lafayette, LA)
  • St. Mary Magdalene (Abbeville, LA)
  • St. Jules (Lafayette, LA)
  • St. Michael the Archangel (Crowley, LA)
  • St. Edward’s Church (Richard, LA)
  • St. Leo IV (Roberts Cove, LA)
  • Church of the Little Flower (Mobile, AL)
  • St. Joseph’s Church (Milton, LA)
  • Diocese of Mobile (Mobile, AL)
  • Diocese of Lafayette (Lafayette, LA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Charles Zaunbrecher:

Fr. Charles Zaunbrecher was ordained a priest in 1957, who served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Lafayette. According to media reports, in May 1986, he was arrested and charged with obscenity for exposing himself to two police officers while working as a priest in Milton. The Diocese of Lafayette suspended Fr. Zaunbrecher from his duties and reported that he was receiving treatment. Following the incident, the priest was transferred to the Archdiocese of Mobile. He returned to the Diocese of Lafayette in 1995 and retired. His name is listed on the spreadsheet from the insurance lawsuit on settlements that were paid out, but no dollar amount or victim’s name is reflected.

Fr. Charles Zaunbrecher died in 1996.

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