Catholic Priest

John Bauer

Ordained: 1963

John Bauer was a priest in Montana before leaving active priesthood in 1970.  He opened a sex shop and adult book store in Bozeman, MT in 1981. Bauer moved to the Los Angeles area in the 1980s.  He was arrested in 1989 after police found hundreds of child pornography vidoes in his Hollywood apartment.  He pled no contest in 1990 in Los Angeles to charges of making child pornography videos in Mexico and California and distributing them worldwide. Bauer was sentenced to 8 years in prison and died of a heart attack in prison in 1992.

Father Bauer's Assignments

St. Paul ParishAnaconda, Montana1963..1964
Sacred Heart ParishButte, Montana1964
St. Louis University1964..1966
Director of Catholic CharitiesHelena, Montana1966..1970
Sacred Heart MissionWolf Creek, Montana1968..1970