Donald Patrick Roemer

Ordained: 1970

Donald Patrick Roemer has been accused of sexual abuse by 13 children and has admitted to abusing at least 30.   Roemer was arrested in 1981 for charged with making sexual advances to a 7-year-old boy.  He was convicted in 1981 and sentenced to two years in a mental hospital and 10 years probation.  In treatment, Roemer admitted to prolific abuse of children ages 7 to 13. Civil lawsuits naming Roemer were filed in 1984, 2003 and 2004. He was laicized in 2006.

Father Roemer's Assignments

St. Raphael Catholic Church Goleta, California1971..1974
Santa Barbara Juvenile Hall.Santa Barbara, California1975
Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Santa Barbara, California1976
Los Prietos Boys Camp, Santa Barbara, California1977
San Roque Catholic Church Santa Barbara, California1975..1978
St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church Thousand Oaks, California1979..1981
Absent on Sick Leave1982..1983
Absent on Sick Leave1985..1986