Catholic Priest

Michael Sintef

Ordained: 1981

Michael Sintef admitted to being “involved sexually” with a teenage girl when she was 17.  He acknowledged in a 2018 interview that at age 15, she “caught his eye.” The girl disclosed the situation to her therapist, who called police. No criminal charges were filed. Instead, the police informed the archdiocese which gave Sintef a warning.  According to Sintef, the ‘relationship’ continued for several more years. Sintef left the priesthood and is married with a child.

Father Sintef's Assignments

St. John the Baptist Baldwin Park, California1981..1985
St. Genevieve'sVan Nuys, California1985..1988