|Assignment Record – Rev. Gerhardt B. Lehmkuhl, s.j.
Summary of Case: A priest of the Missouri Province of the Society of Jesus ordained in 1974, Lehmkuhl worked as a high school teacher before earning a law degree in 1983 and establishing a legal aid center at St. Louis University. In 1995 he was caught ordering a child pornography video; investigators found him to be in possession of seven other such videos. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced in May 1996 to one year in prison. Lehmkuhl returned to the Jesuit Community at St. Louis University, working as a hospital chaplain and eventually resuming his legal aid work. He died March 9, 2012.
Died: March 9, 2012
St. Louis archbishop was John Joseph Carberry (1968-1979).
|1975||Lewis Memorial||St. Louis||MO|
|1975||1979||DeSmet Jesuit High School||St. Louis||MO||History and Social Studies teacher||DeSmet High had 752-810 students, all male.|
|1979||1980||St. Beuno's||St. Asaph||Clwyd, Wales, U.K.||tertianship|
Carberry was succeeded by John Lawrence May (1980-1992).
|1983||St. Louis University||St. Louis||MO||law student|
Justin Francis Rigali replaced May as St. Louis archbishop (1994-2003).
|May 1996||St. Louis Jesuit Community - Jesuit Hall||
• Lehmkuhl pleaded guilty in Nov. 1995 to ordering a child pornography video. Investigators found a "Young Teen Catalog" and seven other child porn videos in Lehmkuhl's apartment. He was sentenced in May 1996 to one year in prison.
|MO||legal aid attorney||Lehmkuhl checked into a Maryland treatment center after pleading guilty.|
|1997||St. Louis Jesuit Community - Jesuit Hall||St. Louis||MO|
|1998||1999||Missouri Province of the Society of Jesus||St. Louis||MO||archives|
Rigali was succeeded by Raymond Leo Burke (2003-2008).
|St. Mary's Health Center||St. Louis||MO||chaplain|
Robert James Carlson replaced Burke (2009-).
|2012||St. Louis Jesuit Community - Jesuit Hall||St. Louis||MO||legal aid attorney||Lehmkuhl died March 9, 2012.|
Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1975-2013)
• Jesuit Priest Here Pleads Guilty of Ordering Kiddie Porn Video, By Tim Bryant, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 18, 1995