Two lawsuits to be filed against Craig Harrison by sexual abuse law firm

KBAK/KBFX/Bakersfield Now [Bakersfield CA]

June 8, 2021

A law firm announced it will file two lawsuits against former Bakersfield priest Craig Harrison of sexual abuse and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno of ignoring and concealing his actions.

Jeff Anderson & Associates will announce the two lawsuits tomorrow at a press conference in Fresno.

Harrison announced his resignation from his position as the Pastor of St. Francis Parish and from his obligations as a Catholic priest in February.

Harrison was the subject of several investigations after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced against him in April 2019. The Bakersfield Police Department closed their investigation without forwarding it to the County DA, while the Fresno County DA and Merced County DA did not file criminal charges.

In May, a judge has dismissed Harrison’s defamation lawsuit filed against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno.