Brother Bernard Thomas Pleimann
Archdiocese of Los Angeles/Marists
- 1960-1961: Junipero Serra High School (Gardenia, CA)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Brother Bernard Thomas Pleimann:
Br. Bernard Pleimann (Ploughman) was a member of the Marianist Fathers Order. He spent much of his early career teaching in Hawaii before transferring to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. In 2004, a report was made to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles alleging child sexual abuse by Br. Pleimann, in 1963, while he worked at Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, California.
Br. Pleimann’s personnel file was released by the order in 2013. It revealed that he took perpetual vows in 1940 and was dispensed from his vows in 1973 while teaching in Japan. He has been named in at least one civil lawsuit. Br. Pleimann died in June 1986. He was named publicly on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors.
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