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 Church||Covina, California||1964|
|Immaculate Conception Church||Monrovia, California||1970|
|St. Joseph Hospital||Burbank, California||1970..71|
|Immaculate Conception Church||Monrovia, California||1972|
|St. Luke Hospital||Pasadena, California||1972..74|
|Ss. Felicitas and Perpetua Catholic Church||San Marino, California||1973..74|
|Our Lady of Lourdes Church||California||1975|
|Transfiguration Church||Los Angeles, California||1976|
|St. Luke Catholic Church||Temple City, California||1987|
|St. Bernadette Church||Los Angeles, California||1999|
|St. Anastasia Church||Los Angeles, California||2003|