Father Herold H. Ernsdorff
Diocese of San Jose/Jesuits
- 1943-1944: Alma College (Alma, CA)
- 1944-1945: Manresa Hall (Port Townsend, WA)
- 1945-1954: St. Joseph’s (Umatilla Reservation, WA)
- 1948-1954: St. Andrew’s Mission (Pendleton, OR)
- 1954-1958: Seattle Preparatory High School (Seattle, WA)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Herold H. Ernsdorff:
Fr. Herold H. Ernsdorff was a priest of the Oregon Province, ordained in 1943. In 2011, Ernsdorff’s name was included on the Oregon Province’s list of its members who have been identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse.
In 2018, Ernsdorff was included on the Jesuits West Province list named as being credibly accused of child sex abuse. It notes allegations reported in 2009 in reference to sexual abuse of a minor that took place in 1949-1951. During the time of the abuse, Ernsdorff was assigned to St. Andrew’s Mission in Pendleton, Oregon.
Information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims or the nature of the alleged sexual abuse is unknown.
Ernsdorff died in 1958.
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