Mobile Catholic priest arrested, archdiocese confirms

WKRG-TV, CBS-42 [Mobile AL]

April 13, 2024

By Evan Marr

A Catholic priest in Mobile was arrested today on two misdemeanor charges, 

Rev. David Tokarz, 73, a pastor at Our Savior Catholic Church in West Mobile, was arrested on the charge of sexual misconduct and harassment or harassing communications, according to the Mobile County Metro Jail Log.

He reportedly was booked into jail at 11:20 a.m. and released three hours later on bail.

News 5 contacted the Archdiocese of Mobile about this matter. Here’s the statement a spokesperson released:

“The Archdiocese of Mobile is aware that misdemeanor charges have been brought against Fr. David Tokarz, Pastor of Our Savior Church in Mobile, by an adult woman. Since this is an active legal matter, questions about the charges should be referred to Fr. Tokarz’s attorney.

“We ask for your prayers for all affected by this situation.”