Assignment Record – Rev. Carlton E. Whitten, s.j.


Summary of Case: Carlton E. Whitten was ordained a priest of the California Province of the Society of Jesus in 1961. He was a teacher at numerous Jesuit high schools in California and Arizona, and he served in parishes. During his “semi-retirement” years he worked in parishes as a fill-in priest throughout the Western U.S., while based at the Bellarmine Preparatory School Jesuit residence in San Jose, California. While temporarily assigned to a parish in White Salmon, Washington, in December 2007, Whitten was accused of inappropriately touching a 17-year-old boy. The incident was said to have occurred recently. Prior to that the parish pastor, for whom Whitten was filling-in, confronted Whitten for allegedly viewing adult pornography on his computer. Whitten left the parish and returned to California. He has since been living at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos.

Ordained: 1961

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