Catholic Priest

John Kohnke

Ordained: 1937

Documents released by the Los Angeles Archdiocese include memos about John Kohnke’s arrests for lewd conduct in the bathroom of a North Hollywood park in 1970, and a police report filed in 1974 after Kohnke was found engaging in oral sex with a 16-year-old boy alongside a rural road in Laguna Hills. No criminal charges were filed against him for this conduct.

Even after his arrests, Kohnke worked in multiple parishes in WI, MT, PA, TX and CA.  Kohnke died in 1987 and was named in a civil lawsuit in 2003.

Father Kohnke's Assignments

St. Louise de Marillac ChurchCovina, California1964
Immaculate Conception ChurchMonrovia, California1970
St. Joseph Hospital Burbank, California1970..71
Immaculate Conception ChurchMonrovia, California1972
St. Luke Hospital Pasadena, California1972..74
Ss. Felicitas and Perpetua Catholic Church San Marino, California1973..74
Our Lady of Lourdes ChurchCalifornia1975
Transfiguration ChurchLos Angeles, California1976
St. Luke Catholic ChurchTemple City, California1987
St. Bernadette ChurchLos Angeles, California1999
St. Anastasia ChurchLos Angeles, California2003