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Fr. Loren Riebe – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Father Loren Riebe

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Loren Riebe Archdiocese of Los Angeles Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1970

Died: 2018

Assignment History:

  • 1970-1975: St. Anne (Santa Monica, CA)
  • 1975-1976: Tenejapa (Chiapas, Mexico)
  • 1976-1984: On duty outside the Archdiocese
  • 1976-1995: Yajalon (Chiapas, Mexico)
  • 1996: St. Maria Goretti (Scottsdale, AZ)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Loren Riebe:

According to media reports, in early 2008, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles began notifying dioceses throughout the country that it had several credible allegations against Fr. Loren “Lawrence” Riebe of sexual misconduct with minors dating from the early 1970s. Issues involving alcohol and substance abuse were reported amidst allegations that he had inappropriate sexual conduct with women.

After ordination, Father Loren Riebe spent four years at St. Anne’s Parish in Santa Monica. Fr. Riebe moved to Mexico in 1974 and spent the next 21 years ministering to Indians until he was deported in 1995, amidst allegations that he had molested teenage boys.

In 1997, Father Riebe returned to Arizona to operate a Mission Teaching Foundation and had presented mission appeals to various parishes in the Diocese of Phoenix. In 2008, he was incardinated into the Diocese of San Cristobal de las Casa, Chiapas, Mexico. Father Riebe was allowed to stay at St. Timothy’s Catholic Community rectory in Mesa, Arizona, in 2009 and 2011, even after the Diocese of Phoenix warned him not to take in the priest. Father Riebe is listed on the Diocese of Phoenix’s list of “Names of priests and deacons from other dioceses who may no longer serve in the Diocese of Phoenix due to an accusation of sexual misconduct with a minor.”

Fr. Riebe died in 2018.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in California.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

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Fr. Loren Riebe (Extern) – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Father Loren Riebe 

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: 1970

Removed: 1997

Died: 2018

Assigned as follows:

  • 1970-1975      St. Anne (Santa Monica, CA)
  • 1976-1984      On duty outside the Archdiocese
  • 1975-1976      Tenejapa (Chiapas, Mexico)
  • 1976-1995      Yajalon (Chiapas, Mexico)
  • 1996                St. Maria Goretti (Scottsdale, AZ)
  • 1997-2020      Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Loren Riebe:

According to media reports, in 2008, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles began notifying dioceses across the country that it had multiple credible allegations of child sexual abuse in the early 1970s against Father Loren Riebe. He was also accused of  sexual conduct with women, and reportedly had issues with alcohol and substance abuse. 

In 1975, Father Riebe spent the next 21 years working as a priest in Mexico until he was expelled from the country in 1995, amidst allegations that he had molested teenage boys. From 1996 to 1997, he briefly worked for the Diocese of Phoenix, which published a Community Notification Statement in 2008, stating that he had been accused by multiple people of child sexual abuse in Los Angeles, from approximately 1970 to 1975.  

In 1997, Father Riebe went back to Arizona to run a foundation and present mission appeals at various parishes. He was incardinated into the Diocese of San Cristobal de las Casa, Chiapas, Mexico in 2008. He was permitted to stay at St. Timothy’s Catholic Community rectory in Mesa, AZ in 2009 and in 2011, despite warnings from the Diocese of Phoenix.

Father Riebe’s name is included on the Diocese of Phoenix’s list of “Names of priests and deacons from other dioceses who may no longer serve in the Diocese of Phoenix due to an accusation of sexual misconduct with a minor.” As of 2016, it is believed he was living in Los Angeles until his death in August 2018.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy in California State, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles now have legal options, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Los Angeles and nationwide. We can help.

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr Loren Riebe (a/k/a Lawrence “Larry” Riebe) – Diocese of Phoenix

 Father Loren Riebe (a/k/a Lawrence “Larry” Riebe)

Diocese of Phoenix

Ordained: 1970

Removed: 1997

Assigned as follows:

  • 1970-1975       St. Anne (Santa Monica, CA) 
  • 1975-1976       Tenejapa (Ciapas, Mexico) 
  • 1976-1984       On Duty Outside the Archdiocese 
  • 1976-1995       Yajalon (Chiapas, Mexico)
  • 1996-1997       St. Maria Goretti (Scottsdale, AZ)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Loren Riebe :

According to media reports, in early 2008, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles began notifying dioceses throughout the country that it had several credible allegations against Father Loren Riebe of sexual misconduct with minors dating from the early 1970s.  Issues involving alcohol and substance abuse were reported amidst allegations that he had inappropriate sexual conduct with women, as well. 

Later that year, the Diocese of Phoenix published a Community Notification Statement which reported that Father Loren Riebe had been accused by multiple people of child sexual abuse in Los Angeles, California, from approximately 1970 to 1975. Father Riebe reportedly spent the next two decaded working as a priest in Mexico until he was deported in 1995, amidst allegations that he had molested teenage boys. 

In 1997, Father Riebe returned to Arizona to operate a foundation called Mission Teaching Foundation and had presented mission appeals to various parishes in the Diocese of Phoenix. 

In 2008, he was incardinated into the Diocese of San Cristobal de las Casa, Chiapas, Mexico. Father Riebe was allowed to stay at St. Timothy’s Catholic Community rectory in Mesa, Arizona, in 2009 and 2011, even after the Diocese of Phoenix warned him not to take in the priest.

Father Riebe is listed on the Diocese of Phoenix’s list of “Names of priests and deacons from other dioceses who may no longer serve in the Diocese of Phoenix due to an accusation of sexual misconduct with a minor.” 

As of 2016, it is believed Father Riebe was residing in Los Angeles. His current status as a priest, whereabouts and whether he has access to children are unknown.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Phoenix.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Phoenix, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Phoenix now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims.  Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.