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Fr. Rubin Abaya

Ordained: 1977
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

One of seven priests named as defendants in 1984 civil suits filed by a 16-year-old girl sexually abused by Santiago (Henry) Tamayo and then by six other Filipino priests in Los Angeles. All fled the country (with support from Archdiocese) after suits filed. Others include Henry Caboang, Valentine Tugade, Sylvio Lacar, Victor Balbin, and Angelo Cruces. One of the priests (not Abaya) fathered the girl's child. Archdiocese contributed to support of child after dismissal of one suit.

Fr. Jeffrey N. Acebo

Ordained: 1986
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

As a newly ordained priest, Acebo confessed to Bishop Cummins in 1986 that he had molested a 16-year-old girl. He wanted to make the 'relationship' public but Bishop refused. He sent Acebo for treatment and reassigned him. Acebo served in four parishes over the next 15 years. Named in civil suit and apology service. On the diocese's list in 2019. It notes abuse 1986-88, and that he was removed in 4/02. Given a life of prayer and penance.

Fr. Nicolas Aguilar-Rivera

Ordained: 1970
Status: Charged

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Ordained in Mexico. Extern priest in L.A. 1987 after accused in Tehuacan, Mexico. Warrant issued 1988 for abuse of at least two. L.A. archdiocesan officials didn't contact police until after confronting Aguilar. Fled to Mexico. Reportedly abused at least 26 boys in 10 months. In 9/06, some survivors filed suit in L.A. accusing a Cardinal from Mexico of covering up Aguilar's past and helping him transfer to U.S. before abuse. Laicization announced 7/09. New suits 6/09, 8/10, 12/10 and 3/13. Personnel files released 1/13. Settlement of 11 claims 2/18/14. Suit filed 6/14 by two brothers claiming Aguilar sexually abused them at St. Agatha's in L.A. in 1987, when they were ages 9-11; settled 12/15.

Deacon Arturo Ahumada

Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Deacon. Pleaded no contest in 3/02 of providing pornographic material to two boys and to misdemeanor sexual battery on one of them between 1999-2000 at Epiphany Church in South El Monte. Taken into custody in 5/02 pending sentencing. Sentenced 6/02 to one year in county jail, a 44-month suspended state prison term and five years felony probation. Also required to register as sex offender.

Fr. Pierre Albalaa

Ordained: 1995
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Maronite Rite priest with authority to practice within Maronite and Latin Rite churches. Suspended from ministry at a Columbus OH parish in 5/18 due to an investigation in Los Angeles of a credible allegation that he has sexually abused a minor in 2004. On the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18; noted to have left the archdiocese in 2007. On Columbus diocese's list 3/1/19. Removed from ministry.

Fr. Thomas G. Allender

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Named publicly as accused by the Diocese of Sacramento on its list 4/30/19. Worked at Jesuit High School 1970-75. Report from Jesuits West to the diocese in 2019 of allegation deemed credible of abuse of a boy 1970-75. On the Jesuits West Province list in 12/20.

Fr. Joseph F. Alzugaray

Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Ordained for Los Angeles, incardinated into Diocese of Santa Rosa 6/17/96. Sued 2004. Accused of abuse of girl, age 8. He sued her for defamation of character (also sued SNAP and woman's attorney); his suit dismissed 4/06. Diocese said he was absolved of wrongdoing in 1995 and again in 2005. SNAP sued him for malicious prosecution and settled. Diocese reopened the investigation 2/08. Bishop ignored Review Board's advice; he was still active as of 4/10. Retired 10/31/11. Died 01/31/14. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. Noted to have been accused in 1993 of abuse 1967-93 in L.A.

Fr. Andrew Christian Andersen

Ordained: 1982
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Convicted in 1986 of 26 counts of felony molestation of four boys. Sentenced to five years probation after treatment at Servants of the Paraclete. Continued to molest boys while in therapy. Arrested in New Mexico in 1990 for abuse of another youth. Sentenced to six years prison for violating CA probation. Laicized in the mid-1990s. Prior to 2005 there were $4.62M in settlements regarding Andersen.

Br. Aloysius Antlitz

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Order: OFM
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list 5/31/19. No indication whether he was a priest or brother. Not indexed in 1958 or 1940 Directories, so may have been a brother. List notes sexual abuse of minors 1934-50s, reported in 1934 [?]. Left the order in 1966.

Fr. Francis Arakal

Order: OCD
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Stockton CA

From India. Arrived in the U.S. in 1998. Placed on leave in 4/02, reinstated in 7/02. A woman filed suit in 9/02 claiming Arakal had touched her 13-year-old daughter on her breasts in a sexual manner in 2001. Also accused of touching the breasts and pelvic area of younger daughter. One girl told another priest who told Arakal; both men confronted the girl. Jury cleared Arakal of sexual battery but awarded family $20K for way the two priests responded. In 2009 Arakal was parochial vicar at St. Bernard in Tracy, CA.

Fr. Sofronio A. Aranda

Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Per March 1996 obituary, Aranda was born in the Philippines and arrived in the U.S. in 1975. Worked in Corona for five years. Moved to Texas in 1992 or 1993, where he worked in the Diocese of Galveston-Houston as chaplain at a county hospital. Named by the diocese in 2004 as one of six priests accused of the sexual abuse of minors. Allegations against all six were received during 2003 and deemed credible. Subject of $1.55M settlement in 2005. Died in 3/1996.

Fr. Peter Gomez Armstrong

Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

At some point between 1992 and 2002 a teenage Marin County boy accused Monsignor Peter Armstrong, former chaplain of the San Francisco 49ers, of having improper contact with him. Armstrong had already retired at the time the complaint was received. Died 11/17/09.

Deacon Alejandro Arroyo

Ordained: 1991
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Deacon. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 4/30/19, Assigned to St. Anthony's in Winters 1991-2012. Two allegations received by the diocese in 2012 of abuse of girls under age 14, occurring 1977-83. One of the allegations had been reported to the parish in 2009, but not to the diocese. Removed from ministry and faculties withdrawn in 2012.

Bishop Juan Arzube

Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

From Ecuador. Ordained for Archdiocese of Los Angeles. In 2003 allegations arose of abuse of an 11-year-old boy 1975-76, while pastor at St. Alphonsus parish in East Los Angeles. L.A. archdiocese listed one accuser. Arzube denied the allegations. Retired in 1993. Named in a civil suit which was included in $660M settlement with archdiocese in summer 2007. Died 12/25/07. Limited personnel file released 1/13.

Br. Gregory Atherton

Order: OSM
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Sued in 1993, accused of abuse of three boys. Per LA archdiocese's 2/04 report, there were five accusers alleging abuse 1967-86. Also accused of abusing in the Diocese of Orange where two suits were filed in 1/03. Orange settled in 2005 for $4,169,325 but did not include Atherton on its list of accused priests. Reporteldy in 2002, he was still a member of his order, working at the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother in Portland, OR, under close supervision.

Fr. Edmund Austin

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Order: OFM
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

One of several religious assigned to Santa Barbara who were named as abusers in civil suit filed in 8/08 which alleged that the Franciscans constituted "an ongoing public nuisance as a result of their practice of shuttling pedophile priests among communities without warning members of the public that a sexual predator might be in their midst." Abuse allegedly took place in the 1970s.

Fr. Saul Ayala

Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

In 6/02 an allegation of "sexual harassment and misconduct involving a minor" was filed with the church by a woman. Placed on leave. In 9/02 two sisters filed suit alleging Ayala abused them in 1988 and 1989 when they were ages 7 and 9, and he baby-sat them. Diocese settled with them for $30K in 2004. Ayala moved to Mexico shortly after he was placed on leave; possibly in active ministry there. On San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/18.

Fr. James W. Aylward

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Accused of abuse of a boy in 1997. Another priest saw them "wrestling" and notified authorities. The boy denied the abuse but his parents sued. Settled for $750K in 2000. Aylward was supported by the archbishop until Aylward admitted in a 1999 deposition that he inappropriately touched numerous boys over a 12-year period. Placed on leave in 2000. Retired in 2005.

Fr. Lawrence J. Baird

Order: CPPS
Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Monsignor. Longtime spokesman for the diocese. Accused in 2002 of abusing a girl who came to him for advice after being abused by Rev. John Lenihan. Baird countersued plaintiff in 4/02. His suit was dismissed in 2002 and he was ordered to pay attorney fees for plaintiff. A second woman also alleged abuse as a child. Continued in active ministry. Retired in 2017.

Fr. Michael Stephen Baker

Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

As many as 23 accusers. Two brothers settled in 2000 for $1.3M. Laicized 12/00. Criminal charges dropped due to CA Sup Court ruling. Arrested again 1/06. Included in 12/06 $60M settlement involving 22 priests. Also included in 7/07 massive $660M settlement. Pled guilty 12/07 to abuse of two boys. Sentenced to 10 years 4 months in prison. New suit 6/10. Released on parole 10/11. Arrested for probation violations 11/11 and 9/12. Some personnel files released 1/13. Settlement with 4 in 3/13 for $9.9M. Suit filed in 2/20 v the archdiocese and Cardinal Mahony related to Baker's abuse of a boy, ages 6-10, in 1993-97 at St. Columbkille in South Los Angeles.

Fr. Felipe Baldonado

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1938
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list 5/31/19. Allegation received in 2003 of abuse in 1959. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19, where he worked at Holy Cross Retreat Center in 1969. Died in 2003. Added to Stockton list in 11/20, where he had faculties 1953-64 as a mission preacher.

Fr. Edward Lawrence Ball

Order: MSC
Ordained: 1966
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

Indicted in 9/92 on four counts of abuse of a minor; pled guilty to one count. Sentenced to nine months jail and five years probation. Three victims. Family of two boys settled out of court in 1994. Criminally charged in 1999 with 31 counts of sexually abusing two other boys 1979-86. Sentenced to three years in prison. Settlement of $4.2M from Diocese and Order in 6/03. On Sex Offender Registry. On San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/18. Deceased.

Fr. Theodore Baquedano-Pech

Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Visiting priest from Mexico. Accused of sexually molesting a girl for several years, beginning when she was 11. She reported to diocese in 1993 at about age 30; was told diocese not responsible because he was a visiting priest. He continued as active priest in Mexico for many years. Still active in Yucatan in 4/10. Removed 4/26/10.

Fr. Roberto A. Barco

Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

From Argentina, Diocese of Chascomus. Assigned to San Salvador parish in Colton, CA 2009 and St. Louis parish in Cathedral City, CA 2011-2014. Included on San Bernardino diocese list 10/9/18. Accused in 4/16 of child sex abuse in 2009-10. Police report filed. Was working in Los Angeles archdiocese at time of report. Removed in 5/16. Returned to Argentina. On Los Angeles archdiocese's list updated 12/6/18.

Fr. Kevin P. Barmasse

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Ordained: 1982
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Sued in 2003. Accused of abuse 1982-1988. (Also allegations in Tucson, AZ). The L.A. archdiocese counted eight accusers. Settlement in AZ in 2005/2006 under bankruptcy plan for five claiming abuse by Barmasse. These individuals also sued the L.A. archdiocese and were included in massive $660M settlement in 7/07. Criminal investigation reopened in AZ in 7/07. Laicized 5/2/06 per L.A. personnel file released in 1/13.

Fr. Alberto Battagliola

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Monterey CA

Had been in LA since 1964. In late 1990s woman told Bishop that Battagliola, a native of Argentina, had sexually abused her son, who was an altar boy, in 1974 in San Luis Obispo. He frequently visited the victim's home. One night Battagliola took him for a drive, got him drunk, and had sex with him. Victim was 14 and ended up with sexual disease. Battagliola was murdered in 1977 in San Francisco. Diocese sued 3/03. Some articles refer to him as "Orlando". Last name spelled various ways. Personnel file released 1/13. On Monterey diocese's list 1/2/19.

Fr. John Bauer

Ordained: 1963
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Worked as priest in MT. Left active priesthood in 1970. Opened sex shop/adult book store in Bozeman, MT in 1981. Referred to as "Priest of Porn." On the run for 8 months after drug-related arrest in 1988.Sold store prior to his 12/89 arrest. Pled no contest in 1990 in Los Angeles to charges of making child porn videos and films in Mexico and California. Sentenced to 8 yrs prison. Died of a heart attack in federal prison in 1992. Believe he was removed from priesthood after he opened the book store. Included on the Helena diocese's list posted to its website 4/29/15 in compliance with the non monetary terms of the 3/5/15 bankruptcy settlement.

Fr. Gaspar Bautista

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

From Huejutla, Mexico. Incardinated into Diocese of Fresno in 2004. Placed on leave by the Diocese of Fresno in 3/16 due to allegations of inappropriate behavior with a minor when he was assigned to the L.A. archdiocese. Allegations not made public until 10/18. On the L.A. archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Noted to have received a report in 2016 of incidents in 1999 or 2000.

Fr. John Beatty

Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Parish priest, high school teacher, hospital chaplain. Ordained for the Viatorian order (c.s.v.). Worked in the Diocese of Peoria until 1963, when he transferred to San Diego. Died in 7/97. First named publicly as accused on the San Diego diocese's 9/14/18 list. Added to the Diocese of Joliet's list in 2/21, where he worked at St. Patrick Central HS 1961-62.

Fr. Gerardo Beltran Rico

Ordained: 1982
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Warrant issued 1992 for alleged abuse in 1991 of young girls in Sacramento. Fled to Mexico before warrant could be served ; became active priest there. Reports in 2007 that Mexican villagers wanted him removed because rumors about him and teen girls for many years. Another US accuser (male) came forward in 2/07. Suit filed 3/07. Diocese sued accuser 8/07. Arrested in Mexico 3/08; released 8/08 before extradition. Another alleged victim came forward 4/08. Laicization announced 2008. More accusations surfaced. On Sacramento diocese's list 4/30/19, showing twelve female accusers and three male, all abused under age 14. Remains a fugitive in 2019.

Fr. Gustavo Benson

Ordained: 1972
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

Arrested in San Bernardino for abuse of two boys in 1/87. Pled no contest 1/87 regarding one; given three years' probation and treatment in NM. Per 6/02 article, moved to Mexico and was assigned to a diocese there. CA Bishop told Tijuana Bishop of Benson's history and that he should never have access to adolescents. Two filed civil suit 12/03. Listed on 3/07 list released by San Diego Diocese. Personnel file released 10/10. He was at the time an active priest in Ensenada, Mexico. On San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/18.

Fr. Christopher Berbena

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1980
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse in 1980. One accuser, per the L.A. archdiocese on its list of accused priests in 2004. Working in Oakland when placed on leave. Returned to active ministry within a month after the archdiocese could not supply information on the accuser. Named in a civil suit as one of ten accused Franciscans. Settlement announced 8/10/06. Placed on leave again in 2006. Reinstated in 2/08 after archdiocese could not substantiate the accusation.

Br. Salvatore Billante

Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Abused as many as 25 boys 1969-89. Pled guilty to abuse of one; sentenced to eight years' prison in 1989. Released 1994. Registered sex offender. Left the Salesians. Arrested again in 2002 for abuse of one; charges dropped after CA Supreme Court decision. Named in 2003 civil suit. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019.

Fr. Honesto Bayranta Bismonte

Ordained: 1954
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

From the Philippines. Arrived in CA 1981. Removed from ministry in 4/02 due to allegations of abuse of two sisters, ages 12 and 8, 1997-2003 at St. Joseph's in Pomona. Arrested. Pled guilty to misdemeanor battery in 2003. Received two years probation. Accused in a lawsuit 11/19 of sexually abusing a girl, ages 8-12, beginning in 1993. The abuse allegedly occurred at the girl's aunt's home while Bismonte was assigned to St. Anthony's in Gardena.

Fr. Mario Blanco

Order: SDB
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Originally from Costa Rico. In 2002 lawsuit 9 men alleged that Blanco abused them when they were teens. May have been ordered out of the Diocese in 1973 after an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse. At least 1 settlement in 1991. By 1/04 at least 17 men had accused him of abuse. Civil trial set for 7/05 but 16 cases settled just prior to trial. Name included on the Archdiocese of Seattle's 1/15/16 list of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.

Fr. Robert Boley

Order: OCarm
Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Suit filed in 2006 in L.A. accused Boley of "accosting" a young girl at a parish in the early 1980s. At the time the suit was filed, Boley was working as parochial vicar in Darien, IL. He left the assignment in 10/06 and moved to a Carmelite house in Joliet. Case included in massive 7/07 $660M settlement by L.A. Archdiocese with 508 plaintiffs.

Fr. Anthony Bolger

Ordained: 1969
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Santa Rosa CA

Ordained for Diocese of Santa Rosa. Excardinated to Honolulu 6/18/84. Accused of abusing a boy at St Anthony's in Kailua 1978-81. Bolger was teacher at the school. Civil suit filed 5/8/13. Same plaintiff says he was abused by Bishop Ferrario while Ferrario was still priest at St. Anthony's. Possibly named as accused (but not defendant) in original suit against Ferrario. Died 1/7/15 in Tijuana, Mexico, where he had been living. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. It notes he was accused in 1994 of abuse of a minor 1972-73, and that Honolulu was notified in 1994.

Fr. James T. Booth

Ordained: 1946
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

A woman filed suit in 2/03 alleging that Booth abused her when she was age 15 in the late 1960s. A second woman filed suit in 12/03 alleging that he molested her 1965-67. He left the priesthood in 1971 to marry a 19-year-old university student. He later became an Episcopal priest, living in California. He denied all allegations. Name appears on list released by San Diego Diocese 3/07. Personnel file released 10/24/10. Died 1/24/12.

Fr. Leland Boyer

Ordained: 1949
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Sued in 2003, accused of abusing 1973-82. L.A. archdiocese in 2004 counted two accusers. Retired 1/15/94. Died 1/14/03. Personnel file released in 1/13 revealed three complaints 1990-2002. Placed on restricted ministry in 1995 after a man alleged that Boyer molested him in the rectory at least twice at age 13 in 1982-83. File revealed another complaint from the early 1980s involving open-mouth kissing of a young man. Three more complainants known.

Fr. Edward Boyle

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Order: CSsR
Ordained: 1939
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

In suit filed in 2002 a woman alleged she was molested by Boyle in 1967 at age 17. Per news article, her mother reported the incident to another priest in the diocese. Boyle was later transferred to Reno and then to Hawaii. He died in 1998. The woman said she reported abuse to the Sacramento diocese in 4/02. On Sacramento diocese's list 4/30/19.

Fr. John A. Bradley

Ordained: 1954
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

Per 12/03 news, a woman had filed suit alleging that when she was 17 and pregnant in the early 1960s, her family sent her to live with friends in Fresno. Suit says that Bradley, a priest at St. Agnes Mission, abused her for five months while she was pregnant. He is not indexed in Official Catholic Directory after 1970.

Fr. Vincent Brady

Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

From Ireland. Ordained for Sacramento. In 1999 a woman alleged abuse by Brady in the 1970s when she was in her early teens. She filed suit 2000; settled for $350K. Brady was sent for therapy and reassigned. In 2002 another woman alleged abuse as a girl in the 1970s. Allegation deemed credible. She filed suit; settled in 2/04. A third woman also sued. First alleged victim filed a new suit claiming defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress after Brady revealed her suit. On diocese's list 4/30/19. It shows reports in 2000 and 2003 of abuse of girls in the 1970s. Also, faculties withdrawn 2002, and retired 2004.

Fr. Roberto Bravo

Order: OP
Ordained: 1998
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Accused of abuse of 6 teenage girls in 1999 in Antioch. He was reported to police but girls refused to testify and charges dropped. He was transferred to Utah and had similar problems there. Transferred to San Francisco and then to St. Albert's Seminary in Oakland in 2002. Several other abusers lived at the Seminary. Bravo was allowed to come and go freely. Left St. Albert's in 2/05 when they placed restrictions on him. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019.

Fr. Vincent Ignatius Breen

Ordained: 1936
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Forced at age 70 in 1982 to retire, seek treatment, and leave area to avoid prosecution for fondling eight girls over a 1 1/2 year period. May have been as many as 100 victims, 1950s-1980s. In 1967 one girl disclosed abuse by Breen to a nun, who was her school principal; the nun is believed to have informed the diocese. Vicar General Macchi stated in 1982 that he had first heard "rumors" about Msgr. Breen three years prior. Died 12/31/86. Civil suit filed in early 2000s. New suit filed 11/10 claiming abuse in 1980-81. On diocese's list in 2019. Another suit in 10/19.

Fr. John J. Brenkle

Ordained: 1958
Status: Cleared

Diocese: Diocese of Santa Rosa CA

Per 9/08 article, Brenkle was placed on leave in 2005 after a man complained that he had molested his 7th grade son in about 1995. Brenkle denied the allegation. He was investigated and exonerated by the diocese, then returned to ministry. Brenkle said he had a letter from the youth saying that nothing happened. Brenkle was chairman of the diocese's Lay Review Board.

Fr. Donald Eugene Broderson

Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Accused in a 4/03 lawsuit of molesting an altar boy many times in the 1970s. Broderson was "forced into retirement" in 1991 and officially retired later. Diocese knew of complaints against him in 1991. Became a marriage family therapist/licensed hypnotist in Richmond, CA. Settlements in 2003. Admitted to abuse. Laicized 3/21/05. Six brothers sued in 2007. Case dismissed then reinstated 2/09 by appeals court. CA Sup Court dismissed 3/29/12. Broderson died 9/19/10. On diocese's list in 2019.

Bishop Tod David Brown

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

Bishop of Boise City ID 1989-98; Bishop of Orange CA 1998-2012. Retired. A man came forward in early 2007 to allege abuse by Baker in Bakersfield in 1965 when he was approximately 12 years old. The man produced copies of correspondence to and from the Fresno diocese in 7/97 about the alleged abuse. He also wrote to Cardinal Mahony in 2002. Brown admitted in a deposition in 9/07 that he had been accused and that the church had investigated. He denied the abuse. Retirement announced 9/12.

Fr. Michael Bucaro

Ordained: 1980
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

A man sued in 2004 alleging he was abused by Bucaro at St. Matthew's Church in Corona and in San Diego in the 1980s. Suit names both dioceses, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and his former Order, the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. San Bernardino denied any record of past complaint of any kind. Bucaro had been working in prison ministry since 1983. He countersued for slander in 2005. Original suit settled in 2008. On San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/18.

Fr. Robert Buchanan

Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Sued in 2003. Accused of abuse of a girl in 1972 at University High School. 'Retired' just about the time the allegations became public. Had been working in Reno, Nevada for years but was still part of San Bernardino diocese when he retired. Reportedly in 2006 he was "no longer in the ministry."

Fr. Michael Daniel Buckley

Ordained: 1955
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse occurring 1965-75. Per L.A. archdiocese in 2004 there were eight accusers. Lawsuit filed. As part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs, archdiocese was to release personnel files. Buckley's files released 1/13. Complaints about his morals were received from parents in the mid-1960s. Died 5/1/07.

Fr. Franklin Buckman

Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Accused of abuse between 1962 and 1981. Per L.A. archdiocese's 2004 report there were three accusers. Named in a civil suit. Resigned in 1984 from parish in Orange diocese "because of the burden of administration." Later revealed that he resigned because of abuse allegation. Transferred to the Diocese of Baker, OR. A woman in California alleged he abused her son in 1989. Removed from ministry at some point. Retired to Arizona in 2002. Settlement in 2005 in Orange for $1,959,700. Status as of 8/16 was "Life of Prayer and Penance."

Fr. Edward Thomas Burke

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1956
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of San Jose CA

Admitted to Jesuit superior in 2000 that he sexually abused a dependent adult man living/working at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos. Jesuits moved Burke but did not report accusation to police. Charged 5/9/02, pled guilty. Sentenced 6/28/02 to two years in prison at age 80. Claims against Burke and Br. Charles Leonard Connor SJ settled 6/4/02 by Jesuits for $7.5M. Died 2/27/09. Included on the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes sexual abuse of vulnerable adults 1990-2000.

Seminarian Ed Byrom

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Order: OFM
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Pre-novitiate candidate, left the program in 1988. Accused in a 2004 civil suit of abusing at least one minor at Saint Anthony Seminary. Included on the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes his name may have been Ed "Byron" rather than "Byrom," and that an allegation of sex abuse of minors in the 1980s was received in 1993.

Br. Samuel Charles Cabot

Order: OFM
Ordained: 2021
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse occurring 1980-85. Removed from public ministry in 2002. L.A. archdiocese noted two accusers. Two female cousins filed a civil suit in 2003. Claim settlement announced 8/06. Cabot "may be" the perpetrator in 8/08 civil suit. Plaintiffs uncertain. (See additional information in two suits filed Fall 2009.) Personnel file released 5/12. On Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19, where he worked 1956-57. Died in 2019. Included in 8/21 on the Fresno diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Kenneth J. Cabral

Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Accused of abuse at St. Catherine of Siena in Martinez 1964-65. Absent on sick leave 1987-91. Removed from ministry/retired 6/30/91. Named publicly in 2004 at one of the diocese's apology services. Died 3/3/96. On diocese's list in 2019.

Fr. Lynn Richard Caffoe

Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Archdiocese received notice on 1/21/75 that Caffoe sexually abused altar boys at his first parish. Faculty had been concerned during his seminary training at St. John's in Camarillo. File summaries indicate at least 15 victims. Accused in every parish, including St. Callistus in what later became the Orange diocese. Removed after his therapist reported to authorities on 5/8/91. Treated at St. Luke's Institute 1991-92. Laicized 1/06. Settlement 7/14/07. Died in 2009. Personnel files released 1/13.

Fr. James Cairns

Order: CM
Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse occurring 1971-1973. In 2004 the L.A. archdiocese counted one accuser. Added to the Stockton diocese's list in 11/20. It notes that he was assigned to Sacred Heart in Patterson 1980-82, Catholic Charities 1982-86 and Central Catholic High School 1981-86. Left his order in 2001.

Fr. Felix Calonge

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list 5/31/19. Allegation received in 2018 of the sexual abuse of a minor in 1965. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19. First assignment was in 1965 in NM. Left the order in 1966. Included in 8/21 on the Fresno diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Antonio Camacho

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Stockton CA

Extern priest from Mexico working in Stockton and Oakland dioceses. Accused of abuse of two high school boys at St. Stanislaus in Modesto 1/11/82 - 02/17/84. He was briefly at St. Anthony Parish in Hughson 12/81 - 1/82. Removed from ministry and returned to Mexico at request of (then) Bishop Mahony of Stockton. Named in Cardinal Mahoney's 2004 deposition and a memo from Bishop of Stockton to police. Name is included on list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton Diocese's 5/9/14 filing in bankruptcy court.

Fr. Stuart Bede Campbell

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Ordained: 1930
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Monterey CA

Case filed in Fresno County in 2003 or 2004 accused Campbell of abuse 1956-59, before the Diocese of Monterey was created. Included on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18; it notes a report in 2010 of incidents 1956-59 and 1978-80, and death year as 1982. On Dominicans St. Joseph Province list in late 2018; death year noted as 1986, and and that allegation was established in 2007. On Reno diocese's list 4/5/19; there 1959-76. It notes death year as 1988. Per Monterey Bishop Ryan, Campbell died in 1986. On Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/19. On Columbus diocese's list 12/3/19. On Covington diocese's list 7/31/20 with death date 9/22/86. Included in 8/21 on the Fresno diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Juan Cano

Ordained: 2015
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

From Chihuahua, Mexico. Associate pastor of Our Lady of Grace in Encino. Placed on leave in 1/18 pending an investigation by the archdiocese and City Attorney after reports that Cano engaged in "inappropriate contact" with several women, including a minor, at his parish. On archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Incidents alleged to have occurred 2014-17. Removed from ministry. Reportedly six accusers.

Fr. David Carriere

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse occurring 1978-79. Two accusers, per the L.A. archdiocese in 2004. Its errata says only one accuser. At least one civil suit filed. Named in 8/06 settlement. Personnel file released 5/12. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 7/231/9. It notes the sexual abuse of a minor 1977-79, reported in 2004 and 2006. Carrier died in 2000. Added to Stockton diocese's list, where he worked 1982-85 at St. Mary of the Assumption.

Fr. Arthur Carrillo

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

The Passionists announced in a letter on 3/7/19 that the Holy Cross Province had recently received an allegation that Carrillo sexually abused a female minor in the early 1970s. Removed from public ministry pending investigation. Carrillo was assigned to Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center in Sierra Madre 1970-75 and 1987-94.

Fr. Michael J. Carroll

Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

From Ireland, ordained in Los Angeles. Assignments included St. Anselm's, St. Michael High School, St. Brendan, St. John the Baptist de la Salle, St. Luke the Evangelist, St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, then pastor of at St. Lorenzo Luis in Walnut. Also St. Mary Magdalen Blessed Junipero Serra, St. Maximilian Kolbe, and St. Julie Billiart. Sued in 2003. Accused in 1995 of abuse of teen girl 1968-71 while he was at St. Anselm's. Allegations deemed unfounded and Carroll remained in ministry. Died 5/27/11.

Fr. Daniel E. Carter

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Ordained: 1979
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

A woman filed a police report in 2002 accusing Carter of sexual impropriety when she was a student at Notre Dame des Victoires elementary school in the late 1970s and he was a Marist brother. The archdiocese investigated, found allegations inconclusive and allowed Carter to remain active. The woman filed a civil suit in 8/02 and Carter was placed on leave. In 4/08 the archdiocese allowed him to return to active ministry, saying again that the charges were inconclusive. Carter retired in 7/21.

Fr. Raul Carvajal Hernandez

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

From Guayaquil, Ecuador. Named publicly as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Report received 2009 of incident(s) in 1976. Carvajal Hernandez noted to have left the archdiocese in 1982. Name on Monterey diocese's list 1/2/19 (under the category of those not previously in the public domain.) Diocese received a report in 2005 of abuse by Carvajal 1984-85. Faculties removed.

Fr. Santino Anthony Casimano

Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Ordained for the Gallup diocese. Moved to the Diocese of Orange in 1976, on loan from Gallup. Navy Chaplain 1980-2000. Accused in 2004 of abuse of two brothers while in Orange. Principal of St. Bernard High School in Uncasville, CT in 2004 when allegations made. Name sometimes spelled Casamino. Orange diocese paid the brothers $4.2M in a 2005 settlement. Died in 2005. On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19. On Gallup diocese's list in 12/18.

Fr. Robert Casper

Ordained: 1944
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Given name Berthold Rudolph Caper. Named publicly as accused by the Sacramento diocese on its list 4/30/19. It notes allegation received in 1986 of abuse of a boy in 1962. Assigned to the diocese 1959-86. Faculties withdrawn and left the diocese in 1986. Died 5/10/88.

Fr. Alejandro Jose Castillo

Ordained: 1981
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

Removed from Our Lady of Guadalupe in Ontario CA 6/10 after allegations he abused two brothers within previous two years. Review board found allegations credible in 9/10. Subject of prior complaint involving two adults and one youth; no arrests due to SOL. Arrested 10/25/10. Pled guilty in 4/11 to lewd act with a minor. Sentenced 8/31/11 to a year in jail and sex offender registration. Released 4/21/12; re-arrested 5/9/12 for probation violation; released. Two lawsuits filed 9/22/11 settled in 2/14 for $3.8M. Third suit filed 2012. On San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/18.

Fr. Alexander Q. Castillo

Ordained: 2011
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

From Costa Rica. Arrived in U.S. in 2008. Assignments included parishes in Oakley and Fremont. Teacher at St. Junipero Serra Catechetical Institute and academic dean of Escuela de Ministerios Pastorales. Director of Dept of Faith Formation and Evangelization and episcopal master of ceremonies. Castillo was informed on 1/30/19 that he had been placed on leave during an investigation of sexual misconduct toward a minor. Leave publicly announced in a 1/31/19 press release; police notified of the allegation 5 hours later. Fled the country. Diocese filed missing persons report 2/22/19.

Fr. Willebaldo Castro

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Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse between 1973-1978. LA archdiocese counts 4 accusers. Extern priest from Mexico working in Archdiocese as of 1956. Named in at least 1 civil suit. Also arrested for approaching a security guard in a store bathroom, apparently for sex. Returned to Mexico. Personnel file released 1/13.

Fr. Camillus Charles Cavagnaro

Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list 5/31/19. Allegation received in 2004 of the sexual abuse of a minor 1962-65. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19 (misspelled Cavagaro), where he worked 1971-73 and 1989-90. Died 3/14/11. On Phoenix diocese's list, where he worked in 1985. Added to the Gallup diocese's list in 8/19; assigned there 9/1/78-5/84.

Fr. Hermy Dave O. Ceniza

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Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

Civil suit filed in 4/10 alleged Ceniza abused and stalked a youth while at St. Francis Church in Bakersfield around 1991. In 1993 his accuser called Bishop Steinbock, who met with him and promised Ceniza would no longer be a priest. Accuser later learned that Ceniza was living in the Philippines and still an active priest. The suit alleges fraud on part of Diocese.

Fr. David Paul Chandler

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Named as accused by the Los Angeles archdiocese in its "Final Addendum to the Report to the People of God" in 10/08. Included on the Paulists' list 3/8/19. It notes allegations received 1986 and 2004 of abuse in 1982 at St. Paul the Apostle in Los Angeles. Chandler went on leave of absence 1981-82, then left the Paulists.

Fr. Jose Chavarin

Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Chavarin, a native of Mexico, was accused in 6/08 of abusing three boys in San Diego in the 1980s. Placed on leave by San Francisco archdiocese, where he worked for 11 years in the Metropolitan Tribunal. Chavarin denied the allegations when confronted, then fled to Mexico. Name added to San Diego diocese's list 9/18.

Fr. Ricardo Chavez

Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Accused in a lawsuit settled in late 2020 for $3.5M of sexually abusing an altar boy at St. Peter Martyr in Pittsburg CA, beginning when the boy was age 10 in the 1990s and continuing for over ten years. The plaintiff's attorney said that Chavez had been accused of molesting minors in the 1990s while pastor of St. Leander in San Leandro, and that the diocese did not investigate. Further, she said Chavez was allowed to continue in active ministry for months after it received the new allegations in 10/19. Chavez 's accuser, a former seminarian, alleged in 2019 rape several years prior by Rev. Michael Van Dinh, and abuse as a seminarian in OR by Rev. Luis Lopez.

Br. Damien Chong

Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Name quietly added, along with 23 others, to the Los Angeles archdiocese's Final Addendum posted on its website 1/31/13. Accused in lawsuit settled 3/15 of abuse of boy at Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino CA, 1984-86. Plaintiff said Chong would sexually abuse him after football practice in Chong's living quarters, sometimes plying him with alcohol. Also worked in dioceses and archdioceses of Cleveland, Washington DC, Chicago, and Boston. Died 10/21/14.

Br. Gerald T. Chumik

Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of forcing a boy at ages 12 and 15 to perform oral sex during the 1970s in Canada. Criminal charges filed in 1990. Lived in a Franciscan retirement home in Santa Barbara CA for many years. Retired. Reportedly in 2005, was living at Wounded Brothers (RECON), a Franklin County, MO home for troubled priests. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans' list 5/31/19. It notes sexual abuse of a minor in 1973 reported in 1990, and that he was living in an 'elder care facility' in MO since 2004. Included in 8/21 on the Fresno diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Mario Cimmarrusti

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Treated at Servants of the Paraclete center 1981-82. Known to have abused minor boys prior to that time. Accused in 1994 of abuse at St. Anthony seminary. Named in a 2003 civil suit. Also civil settlements in 3/06. L.A. archdiocese counts 12 accusers with accusations 1962-69. Last known address was San Damiano Retreat House in Danville. (See further accusations in attached petition filed 11/09.) Personnel files released 5/12. Died 11/23/13. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019. On the Santa Barabara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes allegations of the sexual abuse of minors 1962-69 reported in 1993 and 2004. On Stockton's 12/20 list, where he worked 1982-85.

Fr. James A. Clark

Ordained: 1947
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Arrested and convicted in 1963 on felony charge of oral copulation with a 19-year-old man in Santa Cruz. Given probation. Transferred to Corpus Christi parish in Fremont in 1965, where he allegedly abused "numerous" children. Retired 4/29/84. Two brothers filed suit in 12/03 alleging abuse by Clark 1968-1972. Third plaintiff filed separate suit. Clark died 7/27/89. At least one claim included as part of a $56.4M payout to 56 childhood sexual abuse survivors in 8/05.

Br. Didachus Clavell

Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Stockton CA

Correct spelling of first name is believed to be Didacus. Assigned to St. Mary's High School in approximately 1964. Name first publicly shown on list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton Diocese's 5/9/14 filing in bankruptcy court. Still active as of 2012-2013. On Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes "substantial contrary evidence; unable to corroborate allegation."

Fr. Edmond G. Cloutier

Ordained: 1946
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Ordained for the Diocese of Portland, ME. Cloutier attended seminary with former Bishop Cummins of Oakland. Cloutier was named in lawsuits. Alleged to have abused four boys at Star of the Sea in San Francisco late 1940s-57. Became a priest of the Oakland diocese when it was created in 1962. Removed/retired 12/31/80. Died 4/9/03. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019, abuse noted to have occurred 1950s-1960s. On the Stockton diocese's list, which notes he was a supply priest in approximately the mid-1980s, and that his faculties were revoked there 12/20/90.

Fr. John V. Coffield

Ordained: 1941
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused in 5/02 of abusing a boy at Dolores Mission in Los Angeles 1960-62. Named in a civil suit filed in 12/03. Per archdiocese in 2004, there was one accuser. L.A. report says that he molested in the Orange diocese but he is not on diocesan list of abusers. A second accuser alleged abuse, also at Dolores Mission, after civil suit filed. Died 2/2/05 in California.

Fr. James Collins

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Ordained: 1947
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

Named publicly as accused by Attorney Mitchell Garabedian in 5/21. Collins was the subject of a claim which settled in 2020 in the low six figures. Accused of sexually abusing a girl multiple times 1958-60, when she was about ages 8-10 and Collins was assigned to St. Mary's in Buttonwillow, CA. Retired to Donegal, Ireland and died 10/13/77.

Fr. Eugene J. Colosimo

Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits West Province on its list 12/7/18. It notes sexual abuse of a minor 1957-59, reported in 1993. On Los Angeles archdiocese list 12/18/18. Report in 2016 of incident in 1978. Taught at Jesuit high schools in San Jose CA, Phoenix AZ, Santa Barbara CA, and Los Angeles. Some parish work as well, including many years at St. Leander in San Leandro, per his obituary. Lived at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos 1994 until his death 4/26/06.

Br. Charles Leonard Connor

Order: SJ
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of San Jose CA

Accused 1995 and 1997 of abusing two dependent adult men living/working at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos. Admitted inappropriate touching; restricted but not reported to police. Case reopened 2000; search warrant revealed documents; abuse may have lasted 1970-2000. Connor sent to live at a school. Pled no contest 2001; got no jail time. Settled 9/4/02 for $7.5M. Accused 2002 of abusing Jesuit; complaint deemed unproven. Accusing priest died, an apparent suicide, after Connor was housed at center with him again. Died 7/11/11. On Jesuits West Province list 12/718.

Fr. Hector Coria Gonzales

Ordained: 2011
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Approximately age 42 when ordained in 1/2011. Arrested 5/9/14 on charges of statutory rape and oral copulation of a teen girl beginning in 2013, while assigned to St. James in Davis. Released on bond 5/10/14. Removed without privileges pending further investigation by police. Arraigned 6/10/14 on three felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and a misdemeanor charge of oral copulation with a person younger than 18. Pled guilty under agreement with DA to one count of sexual intercourse with the girl. Sentenced 8/29/14 to 90 days in jail, three years probation and sexual offender counseling. Forbidden to contact the girl until she turned 18. Girl admitted during hearing that the sex was consensual and that she did not want matter prosecuted. Laicized 12/14. Felony reduced to misdemeanor and dismissed 12/17. On diocese's list 4/30/19.

Fr. Antonio Cortes

Ordained: 1996
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Monterey CA

Arrested 4/16/09 for unlawful sexual behavior with teenage boy and giving him alcohol. Counseled the boy for 2 years. Removed by Diocese from St. Mary of Nativity in Salinas. Child porn found on his computer. Pled no contest 3/11 to 14 counts. Sentenced to 1 year in jail & probation. Released 12/12. Warrant issued when failed to register as sex offender. Fled to Mexico. Civil suit filed 7/11/11. Settlement with Diocese 3/13. Court struck Cortes original answer 6/13 and Plaintiff to seek default judgment. On diocese's list 1/2/19.

Fr. Peter Covas

Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

Resigned in 1983 as first financial director of the diocese after he loaned $225K of diocesan money to a man who had been convicted of fraud. Arrested twice, in 1987 and 1988, for public sexual misconduct. Covas left his parish in 4/02 amid accusations of sexual misconduct with minors. Sexual accusations came to light after internal diocesan review of files. Civil suits filed in 2003. Died 5/9/04. Personnel file released 10/25/10.

Fr. James Creaton

Ordained: 1940
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

From Ireland. Arrived in San Diego in 1947, assigned to Mary Star of the Sea. Died in 1964. Creaton's personnel file was among documents released in 2010 concerning priests of the diocese accused of child sexual abuse. The release was ordered by a judge in 8/08, as part of a large settlement.

Fr. George E. Crespin

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Chancellor and/or vicar general at various times 1979-94. Accused in 2005 lawsuit of molesting a boy in 1975 while pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary in Union City. He denied all charges. Diocese investigated; Review Board found "insufficient evidence" to support allegations. Diocese paid plaintiff $600K as part of global settlement in 8/05. Admitted not reporting incidents of abuse involving other priests. Privileges as retired priest were restored 6/05. Lawsuit 12/19 under CA Child Victims Act by two men vs diocese, claiming cover-up of abuse by Crespin and Rev. Stephen Kiesle at Our Lady of the Rosary in the 1970s. The man accusing Crespin said the abuse started when he was age 11, and that the priest also abused his best friend, who recently died by suicide.

Fr. John S. Crews

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Santa Rosa CA

Executive Director of Hanna Boys Center in Sebastopol beginning 1984. Resigned 2/6/13 after report of an inappropriate relationship with a minor male 1971-75. Prior to Hanna Boys Center, Crews was assigned to St. Sebastian's in Sebastopol and St. Joseph's in Cotati. Alleged victim is deceased; matter reported by his widow to Sheriff's office prior to notification to diocese. On diocese's list 1/12/19. It notes "no assignment" and that he retired in 2013. In 4/17 two men stated publicly that Crews sexually abused them when they were teenage Hanna Boys Center residents, one 1999-2001, the other 1984-1985. In 4/19 Crews was living in NC.

Fr. Sean Cronin

Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

From Ireland. Arrived in L.A. archdiocese in 1972. Sued in 2003, accused of abuse between 1972-80. In 2004 the archdiocese counted two accusers. Personnel file released in 1/13 reveals he provided liquor to an underage teen he was counseling, asked the boy sexual questions and took him to see a movie with homosexual sex scenes. On administrative leave 2004-11. Laicized 1/26/11.

Fr. Angel Cruces

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Ordained: 1961
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Sued in 1983. Accused of abuse of 1 girl. L.A. archdiocese counts 1 accuser. Extern priest from Philippines working in Archdiocese since 1978. Died in 1996. As part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs, Archdiocese was to release personnel files. Personnel files released 1/13.

Fr. Jose Luis Cuevas

Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Former Combonian Missionary. Incardinated into the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 2006. Arrested 7/12 after two women and a 17-year-old girl complained that he had sexually assaulted them. Arrest took place in Mexico; he was immediately extradited to Los Angeles. Charged with 8 misdemeanors plus one felony count involving lewd acts with a child. Removed from St. Athanasius parish. Archdiocese said allegations appeared credible. Pled no contest. Sentenced 1/13 to 5 years probation and to register as sex offender. Ordered by Vatican in 2018 to a life of prayer and penance. On archdiocese's list updated 12/6/18.

Fr. Arthur Manuel Cunha

Ordained: 1984
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Arrested in 6/86 after police investigation of report by restaurant waitress of suspicious behavior involving a man and boy. The boy was age 11 and Cunha was in his first assignment after ordination. Sentenced to 60 days jail and 4 months counseling center for abuse of two boys. At least three civil suits filed claiming abuse of boys in 1986. One suit settled for $640K. May have left priesthood.

Fr. Christopher John Cunningham

Ordained: 1989
Status: Charged

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Removed from parish 3/04, no explanation. Sent to another by Cardinal Mahoney. Had been outspoken critic of Mahoney's handling of sex abuse cases. Removed 2006 from active ministry. Included on list quietly posted on archdiocese website 1/13 of credibly accused. Per 5/7/15 lawsuit, abuse in 2001-02 of a 12-13 year-old boy. Per suit, Cunningham often had boys with him in his living quarters. Settled 1/19. Accused in 2017 suit of abuse of 4 boys, ages 10-15, mid-1990s-early 2000s at 3 parishes; suit claims reports made to superiors in each case, to no avail. Cunningham denied all allegations. In 11/17 was found to be psychologist with youth counseling specialty in RI. Arrested in 4/21 in RI, charged with sex assault in '90s-early 2000s of 4 L.A. children. Pled not guilty 4/30/21.

Fr. Edito D’Amora

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

D'Amora was a priest of the Dipolog diocese in the Philippines. Included on the list of priests with credible allegations released by the San Diego diocese 3/30/07. Personnel file released 10/24/10. Accused in 1991 of abusing a 10-year-old girl on two occasions about eight years prior while a Navy chaplain. Settled.

Fr. Owen da Silva

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1936
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

A man filed a 2004 amended pleading in his civil suit against Fr. Matthew Kelly alleging that at least 31 clergymen abused youths in Santa Barbara, CA and at St. Anthony's Seminary. Pleadings name da Silva as the first Santa Barbara perpetrator of child sexual assault and says that he abused an altar boy in 1936-37 at the seminary. The source cited is a statement by the alleged victim. Fr. da Silva died in 1967. Reportedly, most of the priests mentioned in the article are Franciscans. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19, where he worked 1957-64.

Fr. Bernard Dabbene

Order: SDB
Ordained: 1966
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Suspended in 11/00 after found in a car with 17-year-old boy. Sentenced to 3 years probation and community service. Named in a 2003 civil suit which alleged he was part of a ring of child molesters at Salesian High School 1969-73. Allegation said to have been reported to Province in 1959 of abuse at the Salesian seminary in Richmond. Dabbene went on to be a high school teacher and principal at Salesian schools, and an official with the SF archdiocese. Allegations reported to the Diocese of Oakland (formerly part of SF archdiocese) also in 1971. Lived at the Salesian provincial headquarters for years. Died 9/9/10. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.

Fr. Wallace J. Daley

Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused in 2002 of abuse of a boy 1957-63. Excardinated from L.A. Archdiocese in 1976. Apparently remained active in the Diocese of Orange as well as in Baja and other remote places. Named in at least one civil suit which settled in 2006. Died 4/8/2000, per personnel file released by L.A. archdiocese 1/13. Many sporatic assignments and leaves.

Fr. John Joseph Daly

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Ordained: 1951
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy at St. Joseph's in Holtville in 1977. He allegedly picked up the boy and a friend, who were hitchhiking, offered them a place to stay then orally copulated the boy during the night. The boys ran off and went to the police that night. Daly was arrested. Case was dropped after bishop visited the D.A. Diocese moved Daly out of the area. Had two prior arrests for sexual molestation in La Mesa and San Bernardino. Retired in 1987. Died 10/17/89. Civil suit filed in 2002. Moved several times by diocese. Case set for trial in 3/07 but dismissed by judge in 1/07. Name was NOT on list of abusive priests released by San Diego Diocese in 3/07. Personnel file released 10/25/10.

Fr. Nelson C. Damasco

Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Damasco was a priest of the Nueva Segovia diocese in the Philippines. Associate pastor 9/1/80 to 1/1/82 in the San Diego diocese, which listed him on 3/30/07 as credibly accused. San Diego list states that he then 'left diocese to return to Philippines' but Official Catholic Directories 1983-1984 list him as Army reserve chaplain on active duty, though omitted from index. Reportedly stationed at Fort Hood in the Austin TX diocese. Directories 1980-1981 show that before San Diego he worked briefly in Jersey City at St Mary's in the Newark archdiocese. San Diego list states he died 9/1/88.

Fr. Harold Danielson

Order: SDB
Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Associate pastor at Saints Peter and Paul parish in 2005 when accused in a lawsuit of child sex abuse. Denied the allegations. Claims may have been investigated in 2004 by the archdiocesan review board and deemed unsubstantiated, which corroborated the Salesians' findings that the claims were "unsubstantiated." Still active priest at same parish per website accessed 7/11/11.

Fr. John H. Dawson

Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Placed on sick leave in 1993 after allegations. Sent to Paracletes for treatment. On inactive leave in 1995. Accused of abuse of at least 10 in 1970s-80s. Supported by Archdiocese for many years; never reported to police. Named in at least one lawsuit. As part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs, archdiocese was to release personnel files. Personnel file released 1/13.

Fr. Luis Eugene De Francisco

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Ordained: 1931
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Extern priest from the diocese of Cali, Colombia. Worked in San Diego Diocese 1962-1963. Accused of abusing children of migrant workers Arrested in 8/63. Left the diocese, returned to Colombia. Included on the San Diego diocese's list of priests with credible allegations released 3/30/07. Personnel file released 10/24/10. Also worked in TX and FL. Included on the Galveston-Houston archdiocese's list 1/31/19. It notes that he was removed from ministry in 1960. Believed to have died in the early 1990s.

Fr. Richard Delahunty

Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Per news in 1/04, Delahunty had just been placed on leave pending investigation of allegation that he sexually molested a boy in 1981. Civil suit filed. Delahunty denied the allegation. Plaintiff says he notified an administrator at the time of the abuse. Delahunty's name appears on list released by the Orange diocese of six priests accused in 2003 of sexual abuse of minors. Settled in 2005. Returned him to ministry in 11/04 after review board found "no credible evidence" against him. Retired in 2016.

Fr. Rodolfo Delgado

Ordained: 1982
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Allegations in 5/06 of assault of a 15-year-old boy 1983-1985. Placed on leave. Diocese said there was a "semblance of truth" which warranted further investigation. Abuse was alleged to have occurred at St. Joseph's in Rio Vista and at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento. Same accuser filed civil suit 3/09. On diocese's list 4/30/19/ Permanently removed from ministry in 2006.

Fr. Michael Dermody

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Accused of 'affairs' with three women he counseled. They won $1.4 million judgment against him in 1992, but not against Diocese; another woman won a $3 million judgment against him but not diocese. In 1993 women sued in attempt to recover damages from church insurance policy. California Superior Court Judge dismissed women's suit which attempted to collect from Insurance Co., saying that abuse not covered by the policy. 3rd Dist. Appellate Court affirmed the decision 2/3/95. On diocese's list 4/30/19. On diocese's list 4/30/19. It notes report to diocese in 1989 of abuse of a woman, ages 18-25. Faculties withdrawn. Dermody died in 2006.

Fr. Thomas Dermody

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

From Ireland. Ordained for Sacramento. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 4/30/19. Reports to the diocese in 1992 by two separate women of abuse as minors, occurring 1973-85. Dermody left the Sacramento diocese in 1992 and was assigned to prison ministry elsewhere. Retired, faculties withdrawn in 2002. Died in 2017.

Fr. Joseph B. Di Peri

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse of student at Chaminade High School in Canoga Park in 1977-78. He was a priest from Newark NJ working in LA archdiocese. He reportedly removed himself from active priesthood and was living under supervision in a retirement home for priests in NJ. Died in 3/07. Marianist personnel file released 7/13 as part of 2007 L.A. settlement.

Fr. Arwyn N. Diesta

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Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Extern priest from Philippines working in Archdiocese 1978-88. Returned to Philippines. Accused in 1992 of abuse of several students 1982-88. Cardinal Mahony wrote in 1993 to Diesta's Bishop in Philippines and to the Vatican. In 2001, Mahony found him working as a U.S. Navy chaplain and at a seminary in the Philippines. Mahony wrote again to Vatican and also informed US Military, LA Police and authorities in Philippines. Still active priest there as of 2013. L.A. personnel file released 1/13.

Fr. Edward J. Dober

Ordained: 1976
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused in a 5/21/02 letter to the archdiocese of improperly hugging a boy in 1990-91. Dober denied the charge and the archdiocesan review board deemed the accusation unfounded on 10/9/02. The complainant filed suit in 2003 and was included in the global $60M settlement in 12/06 with 44 others. Beginning in 1976, Dober was a reserve chaplain in the U.S. Air Force. Pastor of St. John of God in Norwalk, CA 2007 until his retirement in 2016.

Fr. Jesus Jesse Dominguez

Ordained: 1983
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

Included on list of accused priests and religious released by the Los Angeles Archdiocese 2/17/04. List shows six accusers and 1973-88 as time of incidents. Worked in San Bernardino diocese 1978-93. Placed on leave. Pled no contest in 2001 to misdemeanor child molestation. Laicized in 2000. Charged in 2005 with abusing two boys in 1988-89. Fled to Mexico before he could be arrested. Six men filed civil suits. On San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/18. It shows diocese aware in 1988 of abuse occurring 1983 and 1988.

Fr. Robert J. Donat

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

Donat worked in San Diego Diocese 1966-69. In 1969-93 he taught at Aquinas High School in San Bernardino. After leaving Aquinas, he was pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes in Montclair until 2006. Diocese first learned in 12/10 that Donat allegedly abused a student at Aquinas in 1973. At least 4-5 other accusers have contacted attorneys claiming abuse. Privileges removed in 8/11 after review board found allegations credible. Sentenced by Vatican to Prayer and Penance. On diocese's list 10/9/18.

Fr. L. Joseph Dondero

Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Jose CA

First named publicly as accused on diocese's list 10/18/18. Allegation in 2002 that Dondero sexually abused a child in the 1960s, while at St. Joseph's. Dondero died 6/28/97. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes sexual abuse of a minor 1961-65, reported in 2003 and 2005. On the Stockton diocese's list, which notes he was at St. Frances of Rome in Riverbank 8/30/86-9/14/86.

Fr. Pearse P. Donovan

Ordained: 1943
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Accused in a 2003 civil suit of molesting a boy beginning in 1978 at St. Clement, and of later passing him on to an abusive Holy Cross brother, Lawrence O'Brien. During this same time period, Donovan was being treated for alcoholism at two treatment centers. He served as Superintendent of Schools 1963-1972. Removed from ministry/retired 1983. Died 9/12/86. On the diocese's list in 2019. It notes abuse having occurred 1978-80.

Fr. Thomas J. Dove

Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Named publicly as accused by the Los Angeles archdiocese on its list updated 12/6/18. It notes an allegation received in 2014 of incidents 1972-77. Accusations were reportedly of the sexual abuse of a minor female at the Catholic Information Center in L.A. He worked in L.A. 1965-74. Assigned to the Paulist Center in Boston 1961-62. Removed from ministry in 2014, living at a Paulist residence in San Francisco; still there in 2019. On the Paulists' list 3/8/19. Included in the Memphis diocese's report 2/28/20.

Fr. John Dowling

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Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Ordained for the Diocese of Savannah-Atlanta. Worked in the Sacramento diocese 1947-81. Faculties withdrawn and dismissed from Sacramento diocese after report in 1981 of child pornography. Allegation to diocese in 1983 of assault of a boy. Dowiing died in 2000. Three allegations of abuse of boys under age 14, occurring 1954-81, received by the diocese 2002, 2004 and 2019.

Fr. Donald F. Doxie

Ordained: 1952
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Accused in 12/11/03 suit of sexually abusing boy 1969-72 starting at age 15. Diocese stated this was the only allegation. Was secretary to Bishop Charles F. Buddy 1955-57. Worked as Navy chaplain 1957-61. Was vice chancellor 1961-68. Died 11/16/76. Personnel file released 10/25/10.

Fr. Albert Joseph Duggan

Ordained: 1932
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Report to L.A. police in 2001 that Duggan sexually abused a boy, age 12, in 1969 at St. Frances in Azusa, CA. Accused in 11/21/03 suit of abusing a boy 1963-67 at same parish. L.A. archdiocesan report on 2/17/04 counted 3 alleging abuse 1963-71, presumably the 2001 and 2003 complainants and one other. The 2001 complainant was included in $660M LA settlement on 7/14/07. Retired 1976; died 9/79. Personnel file "proffer" released 1/13.

Fr. Joseph Dunne

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Per archdiocese in 2004, accused of abuse of one person in 1993. Extern priest from the Glasgow, Scotland diocese. Archdiocese confirmed in 1/19 that Dunne's alleged victim was a girl and that the abuse was reported in 1/93. He had been working without permission since summer 1992 at OLPH parish in Newhall. Law enforcement did not press charges. Archdiocese contacted Glasgow diocese, which revealed that there were previous allegations against Dunne. He may have returned to Scotland.

Br. Kevin Dunne

Order: OFM
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

One of several religious accused in 1993 of abuse of students at St. Anthony Seminary. Per 2002 article, he was living with Order at St. Mary's Basilica in Phoenix, serving as their treasurer, doing housework and without contact with children. As of 2007, he was living in a retreat house near Monterey CA, in failing health and with dementia. (See additional information in two petitions filed Fall 2009.) On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. It notes accusations in 2002 for abuse elsewhere in 1993. Died in 2010. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes a report in 1993 of alleged sexual abuse of a minor 1970-73. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19 (misspelled Dunn), where he worked 1955-61. On Phoenix diocese's list, no known allegations there.

Fr. Charles J. Durkin

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Durkin retired in 4/02, just after the San Francisco D.A.'s office requested church records related to years of allegations of abuse. He was the subject of a "recent child molestation complaint" stemming from conduct that allegedly occurred more than 30 years prior. Received treatment at Southdown in Toronto in 2002. Died 4/18/06.

Fr. Vincent Dwyer

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Order: OCSO
Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Monterey CA

Trappist monk from Worcester, MA. In 1969 allegedly began sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl, who was a student at Santa Catalina School in the Diocese of Monterey, and continuing off and on for 13 years. In 1995 the woman reached a $75K settlement with his superiors at St. Joseph's Abbey in MA. The woman sued the Monterey Diocese and school 12/03 for failing to prevent the abuse. Accused in 1999 Dwyer had receive numerous awards and honors for his writings. Active priest until at least 2002.

Fr. I. Brent Eagen

Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

A woman claimed in a 2003 lawsuit that she was raped by Msgr. Eagen in 1972 after he befriended her at Nazareth House (an orphanage run by the diocese). Eagen was assigned as parish priest at a nearby mission. Later became Chancellor of San Diego diocese. Died in 1997. Diocese said he had exemplary record and no previous allegations of misconduct. The woman also alleged prior abuse at orphanage by a nun and a handyman as well as later abuse by Fr. Robert Buchanan. Personnel file released 10/25/10.

Fr. Donald W. Eagleson

Order: CSC
Ordained: 1985
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Accused in 2002 of abuse in 1971 when he was a Holy Cross brother teaching at Moreau High School in Hayward. Ordained for the Diocese of Santa Rosa in 1985. Suspended in 2002 on new allegation of 1971 abuse; not revealed to parishioners or public until 2006. Partial settlement of 2004 civil suit in 2005. Died 10/22/04. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.

Fr. John Esquivel

Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

Accusation publicly in 6/19 of sexually abusing a 17- or 18-year-old girl in the mid-1980s at St. Joseph's in Bakersfield. Suspended for a few months during investigation. Esquivel's accuser said that he groped, open-mouth kissed and verbally abused her. She was working at the time as his secretary. SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) stated that three other women told them in recent years that Esquivel sexually abused them, two at age 16. Two of the alleged victims reportedly told another priest in around 1992, but no action. Suit filed in 1/20 by two of the women, each claiming abuse as teenagers by Esquivel. Remained in active ministry in 1/20.

Br. Clifton Raymond Etienne

Order: SVD
Ordained: 1979
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

Accused in a civil suit of abuse at Divine Word Seminary in Riverside when he was a religious brother, prior to ordination. Assigned as a priest to St. Patrick's parish in the Oakland diocese 1979-80, St. Anthony's in San Bernardino 1981-88, then back to Divine Word Seminary 1988-98. Died in 5/98. Personnel file released10/25/10. On San Diego diocese's 9/18 list.

Fr. Murty M. Fahy

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Stockton CA

Associate pastor at St. Anne's Church, Lodi 8/85-3/01. Also teacher at St. Mary High School 1970-85. Accused in 2006 of abuse of a girl in the mid-1990s at his church's elementary school. Police conducted investigation but were unable to substantiate the allegations. Diocese officials still investigating as of 01/07. Civil suit filed in 12/06 by a woman alleging abuse age 5-11. Plaintiff dismissed suit 11/07. Fahy died 3/2/01. Name included on list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton diocese's 5/9/14 filing in bankruptcy court.

Fr. Arthur A. Falvey

Ordained: 1930
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

In 6/09, the Jesuits settled with a man who alleged that Falvey raped him repeatedly over a four-year period, beginning in 1954 when he was age 7 and Falvey was assigned to St. Ignatius in Sacramento. Falvey died in 2/23/1966. On the Sacramento diocese's list 4/30/19. It notes an allegation received in 2018 of rape of a boy under age 14 in the early 1960s. Falvey was the brother of Fr. Mark Falvey who abused at least 10 children in CA and was the subject of a 2007 settlement by the Jesuits. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18.

Fr. Mark A. Falvey

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1928
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused in 2002 and 2003 by three people of abuse in 1950s-60s. Named in at least one civil suit. Worked in CA, China, Philippines. Accused of abusing at least 10 children 1959-75. Died 5/13/1975. Tentative settlement of $16M reached between 9 plaintiffs and Jesuit order in 5/07. Brother of Fr. Arthur Falvey who also was accused of abuse in 2009 settlement of a separate case. Philippines presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte said in 12/15 Falvey abused him when he was a freshman at Ateneo de Davao High School, and that he molested other students as well.

Fr. Donald G. Farmer

Ordained: 1963
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Left priesthood in the late 1960s. Laicized in 1972. Working as marriage and family counselor in 2003 when arrested for the abuse in 1966 of four preteens. Charged with 14 felony counts. Charges dismissed in 2003 when CA law was overruled by Supreme Court. Named in at least three civil suits.

Br. William C. Farrington

Order: SJ
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of San Jose CA

Removed from Jesuit High in Sacramento in 1987 after two reports of "misconduct." Had worked there since 1976. Removed in 2002 from his administrative job at Loyola Marymount U. after allegations he had abused a Jesuit High student. In 2012 a 1968 graduate of Bellarmine Prep in San Jose told the Jesuits that Farrington sexually abused him at the school in the 1960s. Farrington supervised students who lived on campus. After a letter from the school to alumni, more former students reportedly said they had also been abused. Sent in 2003 to live under supervision at the Sacred Heart Retreat Center in Los Gatos. In 2012 SNAP said four others had come forward. On Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes abuse 1963-70, 1973-75, 1981-86, reported in 2003 and 2012. Lawsuit filed 1/20 claiming abuse in the 1960s of a Bellarmine Prep student.

Fr. John V. Farris

Order: CM
Ordained: 1949
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Attended St. John Seminary in Kansas City and worked in nine Missouri parishes. Major issues with alcoholism throughout career. Spent seven years at St. John's and/or Queen of Angels Seminary in CA. Sued in 2003 in CA, accused of abuse of a youth 1951-54. Died in 2003. Personnel file released 09/09/13. Also worked in Denver CO and Cape Girardeau and Perryville, MO. On Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese's list updated 4/1/19. Included on the Vincentians list in 2020.

Br. Charles George Fatooh

Ordained: 1985
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused in a 2006 lawsuit of abuse of a student 1973-74 at Chaminade College Prep in Canoga Park, where he was later principal. Left the Marianists and was ordained a priest on 8/24/85 for the Monterey diocese, where he became monsignor, Chancellor, and Moderator of the Curia. Still listed as an active priest at St. Joseph church in Cayucos in the 2010 Monterey Directory. Marianist personnel file released 7/13 as part of 2007 LA settlement.

Fr. Gerald Faue

Ordained: 1951
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Religious brother at St. John's Abbey in 1950. Ordained in 1951. Accused of abuse 1965-67. Named in at least two civil suits. Abuse was alleged at St. Benedict in Montebello, CA. Died 1/30/88. Some of his personnel files released 7/13 reference "his problem" or "difficulty." Buried at Saint Gregory Abbey Cemetery in Shawnee, OK.

Fr. William Feeser

Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Retired 2010 for health reasons. Living at Immaculate Conception Parish in Sacramento when accused 10/11 of sex abuse of a girl at Our Lady of Assumption in Carmichael, where he was assigned 1977-82. Removed from ministry. Died in 2012. Accused in 2016 of abuse of a boy while at Our Lady of Assumption between 1977 and 1978. Both alleged victims under age 14 at time of abuse. On diocese's list 4/30/19.

Fr. Walter Fernando

Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Ordained in 1973 in Sri Lanka. Visiting priest in Los Angeles in 1981. Incardinated into the archdiocese in 1986. Sued in 2003, accused of abusing of girl, age 17, in 1980-81 while assigned to St. Hilary's in Pico Rivera. Placed on leave in 2004.

Fr. Joseph A. Ferreira

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

In a lawsuit filed in 11/06, a woman alleged she was molested by Ferreira at Our Lady of Good Counsel in San Leandro in 1973 and 1974 when she was in her teens. She also claimed that Ferreira continued to harass and stalk her throughout the years. Case later settled out of court. A second woman filed suit 6/09 alleging abuse by Ferreira 1970-1972 at Our Lady of Good Counsel in San Leandro. On diocese's list in 2019. It notes that Ferreira was removed from ministry/retired 12/28/98. Died 12/21/14.

Fr. Joseph Fertal

Order: SVD
Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

Working in the Philippines in 1989 when suspected of abuse. Returned to his order's seminary in Riverside, CA, then asssigned to parishes. Accused in 1995 of molesting a 16-year-old boy from a catechism class. Civil suit filed in 1996; later settled out of court. Criminal investigation dropped for lack of evidence. Forced by church officials to leave a CA retirement home in 2002 after it learned of his past history. In treatment several times. Added to Scranton diocese's list in 12/18. Living in Chicago at the time.

Fr. Gerald B. Fessard

Ordained: 1972
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused in 1987 to sexually abusing children. Sent to Servants of the Paraclete for treatment. Pled no contest to battery and assault of students at San Fernando Mission minor seminary. Sentenced to three years probation. May have had conviction expunged after probation ended. Worked at Tribunal 1987 until his removal by the archdiocese in 2002. In 1994 sent to St. Luke's institute for treatment after parishioners complaint he would show up at youth group meetings, at times drunk. Accused in 1997 by a man of abusing him as a boy, age 8 or 9. Accused of abuse by at least eight people. Reportedly abused more than twenty. Fessard was one of six accused priests assigned to Santa Clara Parish in Oxnard 1962-96. Personnel file released 1/13. Laicized 12/19/07.

Fr. Oscar Figueroa

Ordained: 2000
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

From Mexico. Ordained for the Sacramento diocese. Allegation in 2008 of abuse 1993-2006. Report in 2016 of sexual misconduct with a young adult male. Investigation into misconduct with the adult yielded discovery of sexual misconduct with a minor while in seminary in Mexico City.

Fr. Edward Fitz-Henry

Ordained: 1985
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Monterey CA

Ordained in Ireland. Worked in Monterey for over 20 years. Removed after complaint received 1/11 of abuse at Madonna Del Sasso parish. More info received on allegation of abuse involving a minor made about 20 years prior. Review Board found earlier allegation to be credible. Civil suit filed 2/15/11 by recent accuser. Fitz-Henry denied all allegations. Civil suit settled 2/12 for $500K. Fitz-Henry also sued Diocese 2/12. Settled in 3/13. Left priesthood and requested laicization. Docs to be released in 1/14. On diocese's list 1/2/19. It notes 1990 abuse reported to diocese in 1991. Laicized.

Fr. James J. Fitzpatrick

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Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Ordained for the Dallas-Ft. Worth diocese. Accused of abusing in Los Angeles1967-68 . Described in L.A. archdiocesan report as extern priest from TX. Worked 1969-73 at a parish in the Ft. Worth diocese. Died 8/6/73. On Dallas diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Don D. Flickinger

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Jose CA

Ordained for the Diocese of Fresno. Civil suit filed 8/9/11 accused Flickinger of sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy at St. Frances Cabrini in San Jose in 2001. It also claimed abuse in San Francisco and Fresno dioceses over a period of 40 years, and that church authorities were aware. Suit included statements by many other witnesses and alleged victims. A woman also sued. Another lawsuit filed 9/12. All three cases settled 9/13. In 10/18 still a priest of the Fresno diocese. Permanently banned from ministry in 2006, except for participation in funeral masses for other priests. On San Jose diocese's list 10/18/18. It notes allegations reported in 2002, 2005 and 2006. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. Christian Brothers Novitiate chaplain there 1981-83.

Fr. Miguel Flores

Ordained: 1994
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

From Guadalajara, Mexico. Ordained in Bolivia. Ministered and taught in Chile. Studied in Argentina and Australia. Taught in Peru, studied in Colombia. Arrived in the Fresno diocese from Mexico in 1999. Accused by a 16-year-old girl in 2002 of sexual assault 1/02-2/02. She was his office assistant at parishes in Tranquility and Hanford. Acquitted by jury 8/02 on three counts of forcible rape, three counts of sex with a minor and charge of making threats and intimidating a witness. Returned to active ministry. Case reopened in 2019 after new information deemed credible. Placed on leave in 2/19. HIs alleged victim filed suit against the diocese in 2/20 under the CA Child Victims Act.

Fr. J. Patrick Foley

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Named publicly as accused on San Diego diocese's 9/18 list. San Diego priest, in Northern CA since 1991. Suspended in 7/10, accused of sex abuse of two boys in the Sacramento area. Canonical trial, which ended in 1/11, yielded an "unclear" verdict. Faculties restored 1/12, again removed in 8/15. In 5/17 was offering retreats and spiritual counsel. In 7/18 led a "cluster mission" at a parish in Dubuque IA. Bio on the Oakland diocese's website in 3/14 said Foley had worked in parishes, campus ministry, administration, and in high schools and colleges as a teacher, and that missions and retreats were his focus since 1995. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19, where he led " Missions and Parish Retreats 1998-2006." On Sacramento list 4/30/19. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019. Foley filed a defamation suit against the San Diego diocese in 9/19. On Stockton's list, where he worked 10/25-30 2014.

Fr. Robert C. Foley

Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Per 2002 report, in 1985 then-chancellor of the Orange diocese, Michael Driscoll, who was later Bishop of the Diocese of Boise, wrote to a priest in Liverpool, England, begging him to take Foley. Foley had just admitted to molesting an 8-year-old boy during a camping trip organized by St. Justin Martyr parish. The boy's mother threatened to go to the police; Foley was in jeopardy of arrest and possible imprisonment in he stayed in the U.S. Foley left for England and never faced prosecution for the molestation. Civil suit settled. Per the diocese's website in 8/16, Foley's status was "voluntary permanent leave". The diocese's list updated 4/2/19 notes that he is living a life of prayer and penance.

Fr. James Michael Ford

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused in a lawsuit in L.A. of abuse of a boy 1968-71 at Mater Dei High School and Holy Family Cathedral, beginning when the boy was age 14. Archdiocese investigated and found no basis for the allegation. Accuser received $225K from the Orange diocese (established in 1976) and more from L.A. He told Archbishop Mahony of many other victims. Ford was sent to Santa Barbara in 1971 even after his accuser told two priests (both accused) that he was abused. Retired 6/05. Faculties removed 2006 and restored in 2008. Died 5/22/11. Personnel file released 1/13.

Fr. George J. Francis

Ordained: 1937
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Accused of having raped a 7-year-old girl in 1959. His alleged victim filed a lawsuit in the early 1990s; settled in 1993. Officials denied any wrongdoing by Francis. Another suit filed 11/02 by a woman who alleged that Francis abused her 1979-1982, when she was ages 5-11. Settled in 1/04 for $3 million. Both victims went public in 2002; diocese admitted abuse and that there were other victims. At least nine known victims. On the diocese's list in 2019. It notes abuse occurring in the 1960s and 1972. Removed from ministry/retired 4/4/86. Died 5/4/98.

Fr. Robert E. Freitas

Ordained: 1972
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Sent to treatment and placed on "restricted ministry" in 1985 after two boys alleged sex abuse. In 2002, a man told the diocese that Freitas molested him in 1979. Police notified. Accuser wore a wire during meeting; Freitas admitted abuse and was arrested. Accuser filed suit. Police believe there were at least four more victims from about the same time frame. Pled guilty 12/02; sentenced to six months jail and five years probation. Released 6/03 after US Supreme Court ruling. Settlement 11/03. On diocese's list 2/17/19. Laicized 2007. Died 11/14/11.

Fr. Michael French

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

First named publicly as accused by the San Diego diocese in 9/18. It received a report in 2003 of abuse of a boy in 1980. Victim received settlement. Had been in San Diego from 1973 for study at the CA School of Professional Psychology. Per 1988 Catholic Directory, was a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn, "Released from Diocesan Assignment." Chaplain in 1975 at a Benedictine Convent. Director of Catholic Community Services, and diocesan director of Worldwide Marriage Encounter. Died in 1995.

Fr. Benjamin S. Gabriel

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Ordained: 1947
Status: Sued

Died: 03/27/1986
Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

Ordained for the Archdiocese of Lipa, Philippines. Incardinated into the Fresno diocese in 1979, where he had worked in parishes since at least 1971. Accused in a 2003 lawsuit of abusing a boy at St. Jude's in Earlimart for two years in the mid-1970s. Gabriel died in 1986. His name was included in 8/21 on the Fresno diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Rudolph Galindo

Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Accused of sexual improprieties with a Vietnamese altar boy. He denied the accusations. Suspended from ministry. Civil suit filed. Archdiocese settled with the boy's family for $75K in 1985. Reassigned. Retired in 5/86. Permanently removed in 2002 after admitting abuse of three youths. Sued by seven. Included on San Diego diocese's list 3/31/07. Personnel file released 10/25/10.

Fr. Robert Gamel

Ordained: 1990
Status: Sentenced

Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

Removed 8/15/14. Investigated by police for alleged internet-related sex crimes involving at least one teenage boy. Computers and hard drives seized from rectory of St. Joseph's in Los Banos where he had worked since 2009. Police said parishioners were uncomfortable with Gamel's behavior with young males, including rubbing the back of a sleeping teen, and hugging a youth in a single-person restroom. Pled no contest 3/11/16 to possessing child porn. Sentenced in 5/16 to 11 months in jail and 4 years probation. Ordered to register as a sex offender. Assignments included Christ the King and St. Joseph's Mission in Oildale, Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Bakersfield, St. Ann's in Ridgecrest, St. Joseph's in Boron and Our Lady of Lourdes in California City. Released from jail in 12/16. Arrested again 4/12/17 on child porn possession. Pled not guilty 5/17. Pled no contest 11/28/17, sentenced to 4 years in state prison. Released 4/13/19.

Fr. James A. Ganahl

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Name appears on list of accused priests with credible allegations from San Diego/San Bernardino dioceses released by San Diego 3/30/07. Retired 1987. Privileges removed 11/98. Per personnel file released 10/25/10, he was accused of abusing four girls between 1961-1963. They told San Bernardino in 1999 and reached settlement. San Diego diocese reported to police in 2002 but family chose not to pursue criminal charges. Ganahl died 2/13/10.

Fr. Jesus Garay

Ordained: 1991
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Extern priest from Argentina. Accused in a 2004 lawsuit of raping a 17-year-old girl in 1997. The girl worked as a part-time secretary at Holy Family Church in Wilmington, CA, where Garay was assigned. She said she became pregnant in 12/97, the abuse continued until about 4/98, and Garay pressured her to have an abortion. She gave birth to the child and, per the lawsuit, the archdiocese did not inform authorities of the abuse, nor did they provide medical coverage during the pregnancy or support after the baby was born. He was returned to Argentina when the girl became visibly pregnant and was allowed parish ministry in the Diocese of Concordia. Garay was named in the 2005 Los Angeles archdiocesan report addendum. He reportedly left ministry in 2008 and married.

Fr. Christobal Garcia

Order: OP
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Arrived in Los Angeles 1983 and left 11/85. Sued in 1988 for abuse of two boys between 1983-86. Accused of abuse and boundary violations. Suspended by his order in 1985 and later expelled. Fled to the Philippines. Became part of the Archdiocese of Cebu. A second allegation in a civil suit in 2003. Removed without privileges 6/12 by Cebu Archbishop on CA allegations. Also linked to ivory smuggling. Personnel files were to be released in Fall 2012.

Fr. Louis Aloysius Garcia

Ordained: 1963
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

Accused of abusing several developmentally disabled patients 5/79-8/80 at Porterville State Hospital where he was chaplain. Suspended in 1981. Civil litigation and criminal charges filed. Matters taken to California's Court of Appeals. Sentenced to 6 years in 1983. Garcia was on sick leave per 1988 Catholic Directory. Listed on CA sex offender registry as of 5/15/11. Included in 8/21 on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Peter E. Garcia

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

On leave 1984-2006. Laicized 1/3/06. Died 7/29/09. Archdiocese knew of past abuse by at least 1988. Sued in 2003. Accused of abusing at least 12 minors 1961-83. At least one claim settled as part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs. Personnel files released 1/13 reveal that Garcia often targeted boys who were illegal immigrants, He would threaten to have them deported if they told. He admitted abusing boys from ordination. Received treatment in NM in the mid-1980s; also worked there.

Fr. Anthony Martinez Garduno

Ordained: 1990
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

Accusations that Garduno asked an adult man to strip during premarital counseling surfaced in about 1993. Sent for treatment. Church trial for heresy after Garduno founded a separate Catholic sect in 1996. He was "removed from the clerical state." Arrested 12/09 and charged with abuse of a 17-year-old boy 4 years before and continued sale of drugs from the church. Accuser said he knew of other minor victims who had been abused at that location. Sentenced 3/10 to 2 years prison on drug and gun charges.

Fr. Martin Gates

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

"Marty." Initially took the name "Marius." Named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Franciscans on its list 5/31/19. It notes allegations of the sexual abuse of minors 1970-79, reported in 1993 and 1995. Gates was assigned in 1970 to a Phoenix parish, then worked in Mexico 1971-99. He died in 2000. On the Phoenix diocese's list, with no known allegations there. On the Stockton diocese's list 11/12/20, where he worked 1964-65.

Fr. Rudi Gil

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Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

Gil arrived in the San Bernardino diocese from Canada in 1987. Accused in 1993 of sexual misconduct with a minor boy in 1987. Treated at Retreat in California (run by Servants of Paraclete) for "sexual identity issues." Admitted during counseling that he had sexually abused a child. Left after about two weeks because treatment was ineffective. No criminal charges. Still performing ministry in 2002 even though privileges were removed in 1993. On San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/18. It noted that police were informed in 2002, and that Gil was removed from the priesthood.

Fr. Paul Gill

Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

A civil suit filed in 9/02 alleged Gill molested a 14- year-old boy in 1977 in a rectory and on a trip to New Hampshire. The alleged victim did not tell his parents until 2002; they then told the diocese. Gill, who retired in 1998, was barred from public ministry at that time. Another man filed suit in 6/03 alleging abuse in 1975. Name appears on list of priests released by the San diego Diocese in 3/07.

Fr. Denis Ginty

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Ordained: 1927
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Ordained in Ireland. Arrived in Los Angeles in 1928. Died in 1985. Allegations in 1993 of abuse in 1932. Allegations in 1997 of abuse 1978-80. Civil suit filed in 2003 claimed abuse in 1932. Archdiocese counted four accusers in its 2004 report. Accused in a lawsuit that settled in 2020 in the low five figures of sexually abusing a girl, age 10, in 1968. The girl was a CCD student at Church of the Nativity in El Monte, where Ginty was assigned.

Fr. Patrick Gleeson

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Ordained: 1943
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Santa Rosa CA

Native of Ireland. Ordained for Diocese of Sacramento. Incardinated into Santa Rosa diocese when it was created in 1962. Retired 8/21/89. Died 4/15/91. A man filed civil suit 11/02 against diocese alleging abuse as a boy by Gleeson 1968-72, when Gleeson was pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Calistoga. Diocese said no previous accusations against Gleeson.Two cases settled 6/05 as part of $7.3M deal with 8 people. On diocese's list 1/12/19. Suits filed by five men in 12/19 under the CA Child Victims Act, claiming abuse as altar boys.

Fr. Maximiliano Gomez Macouzet

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Ordained: 1946
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

From Mexico. Ordained for San Diego in 1946. Graduate studies in Rome 1948-51. Began working in San Bernardino diocese in 8/53. Left diocese in 1966 and was incardinated into Diocese of Tlalnepantla, Mexico in 6/67. One civil suit filed in 1966 alleged assault and battery of a 17-year-old boy in 1962. Judgment of $35K in 6/68. Name incluided on list of priests with credible allegations released by the San Diego Diocese in 3/07. Personnel file released in 10/25/10 by San Diego.

Fr. Donald Grasha

Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Name quietly added, along with 23 others, to the Los Angeles archdiocese's Final Addendum posted on its website 1/31/13. Per WeddingPriest.org, a website accessed in 2/20, Grasha was presenting himself as a priest, available to perform weddings. The site's bio also stated he was an addiction counselor in Southern CA, and had a wife.

Fr. Robert A. Gray

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Ordained: 1988
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of San Jose CA

Convicted of sexually abusing a teenage boy while teaching him karate in 1993. Charges regarding two other boys were dismissed. Sent to jail for 160 days and given 5 years probation. Received psychiatric treatment before being returned to job in the Diocese in 1995. Removed as head of cemeteries department and placed on permanent leave in June 2002. On diocese's list 10/18/18. It notes allegations of sexual misconduct with children while at St. Justin's 1991-93.

Fr. Julio Cesar Guarin-Sosa

Status: Not Guilty

Diocese: Diocese of Stockton CA

Visiting priest from Colombia. Filled-in at St. Anne in Lodi, CA while his brother (parish priest) was on vacation. Arrested in 3/13 on charges of molestation of a minor (kissing a 16-year-old girl), sexual battery and illegal entry. Reportedly, he was in town to preside at a private mass for the girl's family. Removed without privileges by Stockton bishop. Released on bail 3/28/13. Felony charges dropped 6/13. Found not guilty by jury of misdemeanor charges 10/11/13.

Br. Mateo Guerrero

Order: OFM
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

One of several religious assigned to Santa Barbara who were named as abusers in a civil suit filed 8/08, which alleged that the Franciscans constituted "an ongoing public nuisance as a result of their practice of shuttling pedophile priests among communities without warning members of the public that a sexual predator might be in their midst." Abuse allegedly took place in 1970s, 1990s-2000s. (See information in two petitions filed fall 2009.) On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscan's list 5/31/19. It notes an allegation in 2006, but the "purported victim" was not forthcoming with information despite numerous attempts. Credibility and details "unconfirmned."

Fr. Roderic M. Guerrini

Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Ordained in Ireland for the Jesuits. Arrived in L.A. archdiocese 1975, incardinated 1988. In 1992 a woman told archdiocese Guerrini sexually abused her at age 15 at Santa Clara in Oxnard. Her two sisters also alleged he abused them. Police investigated. Referred to a therapist, allowed to remain in ministry. Retired 6/02 after allegations public. Named in massive suit filed 2003. Claims settled in 7/07 when archdiocese agreed to $660M settlement with over 500 plaintiffs. Named in 10/18 lawsuit. On Jesuits West list 12/7/18.

Fr. George A. Gunst

Ordained: 1950
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused in a 2003 lawsuit of sexually abusing a girl in 1955 while assigned to Our Lady of Guadalupe and Nativity parishes in El Monte. Was on sick leave in 1974 and military leave on two occasions. Died in 1995.

Br. Joseph Gutierrez-Cervantes

Order: FSC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Left the Order in 1985. Worked at the Hanna Boys Center in Sonoma as a counselor. Dismissed from there in 1986. Accused in a 2003 civil suit of abusing a boy who was a student at De La Salle High School. Plaintiff received $4M in settlement in late 2004. Gutierrez was working as a consultant in Sonoma in the 2000s, known as Jesse Gutierrez-Cervantes. New allegations of abuse in 1986 against Gutierrez surfaced in early 2019. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019. Lawsuit filed in 10/19 by another De La Salle alumnus claiming he was drugged and abused by Gutierrez several times 1968-72.

Fr. Clinton Vincent Hagenbach

Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Multiple allegations. Civil suit settled in 2002 for $1.5M. Died in 1987. Allegedly abused 1960s-1980s. Reportedly molested more than a dozen children at two parishes late 1960s-early 1970s. There were 16 plaintiffs in trial set for mid-2007. Massive LA archdiocese settlement for $660M for 500+ cases 7/14/07 just prior to this trial.

Fr. Bernard Brian Hanley

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Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Ordained in Ireland and arrived in L.A. in 1958. Returned to Ireland in 1965 and continued as an active priest through at least the early 2000s. In 2002 or 2003 a woman alleged abuse by Hanley when she was age 4. Accused in a 2004 suit of abusing two minors in 1965. Church did not believe allegations. Personnel file released in 1/13.

Fr. Michael Joseph Haran

Ordained: 1945
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse. Died 1973. One victim alleged abuse in 1948. A 2003 civil suit alleged abuse of one 1949-57. Archdiocese released only one page from Haran's personnel file in 1/13 when it released those of over 200 accused priests.

Fr. Michael A. Harris

Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Removed 1/94 after mother of one youth who died of AIDS made allegations against Harris to diocese. Accused of abuse of another male student at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana in 1991 per 1994 civil suit, which was later dropped. A third accuser settled for $5.2M in 2001. Laicized 11/13/01. Several other victims filed suits filed in 2003. Harris worked in both Orange and Los Angeles and is on lists released by both. Personnel file released 5/12. Civil suit settled with Orange for $2M just before trial 6/12. Suit filed in 12/19.

Fr. Arthur Harrison

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Jose CA

Charged in 2003 in a Marin County for sex abuse of 10-year-old girl in 1961 at Our Lady of Loretto parish. Case dismissed 7/03 after ruling by US Supreme Court. Accused in 1988 of molesting two San Jose girls, and having affair with their mother. Not charged. Retired in 1992. Two claims settled in 6/05 as part of $21.2 mil settlement with SF Archdiocese involving 5 priests. Died 11/06. On San Jose diocese's list 10/18/18.

Fr. Craig Harrison

Ordained: 1987
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

Monsignor. Sheriff's Office and Police chaplain. Adopted 8 boys. Suspended 4/19; investigation of inappropriate touch of a boy, ages 14-16, decades prior in Firebaugh. Report to diocese 4/12; diocese told police three days later. Harrison denied claims. Bakersfield community responded with overwhelming support for Harrison. Two more men alleged in late 4/19 abuse as minors by Harrison. One of them had reported in 1998 and again in 2002 that Harrison abused him in Firebaugh in 1998. Unsubstantiated, per diocese in 2002. Case closed by Bakersfield police in 6/19. Fresno diocese continued to investigate. Harrison filed a slander lawsuit in 8/19 against the Roman Catholic Faithful, a group publicizing claims Harrison abused in Firebaugh. He also sued the diocese and a monk. Merced County DA said in 11/19 no charges due to SOL. In 2/20 Fresno DA said no charges due to SOL, but allegations appeared credible. Resigned priesthood in 2/21. Two suits filed in 6/21. Included on the Fresno diocese's list in 8/21 of credibly accused.

Fr. Thomas E. Havel

Order: SM
Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Ordained for the L.A. archdiocese. Joined the Marianists in 1972. Requested laicization. Became a psychiatrist. A 1989 civil suit was dismissed due to the statute of limitations. Accused by a woman in 2002 of abuse as a minor 1968-73. Order settled. Another suit filed 2003. Per L.A., laicized prior to 7/5/02. Personnel file released by Order 7/13.

Fr. Benjamin Hawkes

Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Served as administrative officer and treasurer for archdiocese until Mahoney became archbishop in 1985. Died 9/85. Accused in 1995 of abuse of two boys 1973-85, while assigned to St. Basil in L.A. Claims settled. As part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs, archdiocese was to release personnel files. Personnel files on 25 priests, including Hawkes released 1/13.

Fr. John P. Heaney

Ordained: 1953
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Retired in 1999. Placed on leave in 8/02 when allegations arose that he abused two brothers in the early 1960s. In 2003 Heaney, a former senior chaplain for the San Francisco Police Department, was charged with molesting one of the brothers; charges dropped 7/03 after Supreme Court ruling that statute of limitations was unconstitutional. Died 1/29/10.

Br. Gerald Heather

Order: OFM
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused with Rev. Robert Van Handel, OFM in a 2004 suit of abusing two choir boys at St. Anthony's Seminary in Santa Barbara 1989-94. Called a priest in the article we cite but not listed in Directory. Provisionally listed here as a brother. Per the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list 5/31/19, "No record of this individual being a Friar. No files or complaint information available."

Fr. Richard Allen Henry

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Ordained: 1972
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Archbishop Mahony warned in writing in 1988 about Henry's behavior around young boys. Removed in 1991. Pled guilty in 12/91 to abuse of four boys 1985-1991. Received treatment. Sentenced in 1993 to eight years in prison. Removed from active ministry in 1993. New accusations in 2002. Civil suit 2003 by three plaintiffs. A total of 13 accusers per archdiocese list. Included in 12/06 $60M settlement involving 22 priests. Personnel file released in 1/13.

Fr. Jerome M. Henson

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Order: OP
Ordained: 1977
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Caught in "compromising position" in 1981 in a graveyard at night with 13-year-old boy in Sacramento. Sent to Reno under Bishop McFarland, who sent him to Orange in 1984. (McFarland became bishop of Orange in 1986.) Placed on leave in 2002. Two separate suits filed 2002. Also worked in Oakland diocese. Claims included in 2005 $35M settlement to 33 victims. Order's insurance company did not want to pay $1.5M to reimburse Diocese for settlement. Status per Orange diocese in 8/16 was "Life of Prayer and Penance". On Sacramento diocese's list 4/30/19. It notes two reports received in 2003 of abuse of boys under age 14, occurring 1978-81.

Fr. Anthony G. Herdegen

Ordained: 1946
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

Monsignor. Retired in 1995. Sued in 12/03. Accused of abuse of two brothers, 5-19 and 10-15, starting in 1959. No criminal charges due to statute of limitations. Appeals Court ruled in 5/08 that lawsuit could go forward because Cardinal Mahony's testimony indicated the church was or should have been aware that Herdegen might have been an abuser. CA Supreme Court declined to hear appeal on decision to go forward. Trial began in 3/09. Herdegen died 3/17/09. Jury found for Diocese on SOL 4/3/09. One plaintiff was to get a  new trial. The younger brother received a settlement. Herdegen's name was included on the Fresno diocese's list of credibly accused in 8/21.

Fr. Alfred Hernandez

Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Monsignor. Work included chaplaincies at juvenile detention facilities. Accused in lawsuit filed 10/14 of repeatedly sexually abusing a 6-year-old boy, who was first grader at his parish school, in 1993. Hernandez was pastor of St. Ignatius in Highland Park at the time, having been there for 18 years when he retired in 1996. The suit claimed the boy's teacher would send him to the rectory, where the abuse occurred. Plaintiff said the priest made him read bible passages while sodomizing him. Settled in 3/17. Hernandez died 5/26/14.

Fr. Stephen C. Hernandez

Ordained: 1982
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Retired in 1997. Placed on leave in 4/02. Multiple victims before 1985. One suit filed in 10/03 alleged abuse of a girl at Santa Clara Parish in the 1970s. Another suit filed in 12/03 claimed abuse1998-2002 at Eastlake Juvenile Hall. Arrested in 6/04. Sentenced to three years probation 1/25/06 for misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Fr. Francisco Hernandez-Tovar

Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

From Mexico. Ordained for Sacramento. Placed on permanent leave 1/08 after diocesan review board deemed credible allegations of abuse. A man had alleged in 7/07 that Hernandez molested him 1986-87 at age 13, while Hernandez was assigned to Our Lady of Lourdes in Colusa. On diocese's list 4/30/19.

Fr. Michael Higgins

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Higgins was removed from active ministry after he was accused of soliciting sex in a confessional. He denied the allegations and appealed his case to the Vatican. In 1987 Higgins sued Bishop Maher and others alleging that he was falsely accused of sexual misconduct. Higgins has said that Vatican reversed Bishop's decision and he is a "retired priest." Diocese denied this, and said that the Pope affirmed the decision to remove his privileges.

Fr. William B. Hold

Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Accused of abuse at Holy Rosary in Woodland in 1982. In 2002 the Diocese of Sacramento acknowledged receiving the allegation approximately three years previously. Also worked in the Diocese of Oakland. Faculties withdrawn in 1998. Moved to Central Point, OR. Died 3/26/12. On diocese's list 4/30/19. It notes two separate allegations received in 1998 of abuse of boys under age 14, occurring 1976-78.

Fr. Frank Hollenbach

Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Priest of the Diocese of Marquette, WI. Parish priest, high school teacher. Per obituaries, retired 1984, moved to Mesa AZ in 1989. Name quietly added, along with 23 others, to the Los Angeles archdiocese's Final Addendum posted on its website 1/31/13. Extern in L.A. at some point. Died 8/3/2005 in AZ.

Fr. William Hollinger

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Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Name quietly added, along with 23 others, to the Los Angeles archdiocese's Final Addendum posted on its website 1/31/13. Reported in 9/18 to have sexually abused a girl, including rape, in Torrance 1954-58, when the girl was ages 6 through 9. Hollinger died 10/18/88.

Fr. Gary Michael Holtey

Ordained: 1984
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Holtey placed on leave in May, 2004 during investigation of international child pornography ring. Police and federal agents searched the offices at St. Charles Borromeo Church and seized computers. Pleaded guilty 2/05 to 10 misdemeanor counts of poss

Fr. Bertrand W. Horvath

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Sued in 2002. Accused of abuse of an altar boy at Mission Viejo in the early 1970s, before the Orange diocese was formed. Horvath's order sued the L.A. archdiocese to force them to share responsibility. He left the archdiocese in 1974, then worked in several dioceses, including Amarillo for many years. Placed on leave and retired in 2001 after the Diocese of Orange notified the Diocese of Amarillo of the abuse. Deceased. On Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/19.

Fr. Patrick J. Hughes

Ordained: 1953
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Native of Ireland. Accused of abuse of 12 yr old boy there in 1974. He settled with boy & family. Transferred to San Diego in 1988 w/ recommendation from Irish Bishop. Served in San Diego between 1988 and 1992 (3 assignments) before being transferred to Seattle for 1 year. Whereabouts unknown until 2007. Pled guilty in Ireland 2/10 to abuse of 1 between 1979-1983 and sentenced to 1 yr in jail. His history matches that of "Fr. Ioannes" in the Murphy Report.

Fr. Gregory G. Ingels

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Charged

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Widely known church legal scholar and former Vicar of Priests for the SF Archdiocese. Accused in 1996 of having oral sex with a 15-year-old boy. Archbishop Levada allowed Ingels to remain in public ministry and flourish for years as a force in church legal matters. Ingels continued as a church official even after a second charge by a woman. Placed on leave in 2002. Criminally charged in 5/03; charges dropped in 7/03 due to U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Included in 6/05 settlement.

Fr. Joseph Jablonski

Order: MSC
Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

First named publicly as accused on the San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/18. Abuse allegedly occurred in 2014. Reported to diocese and police in 5/14. Per diocese, Jablonski was visiting and did not have faculties there. Added to the Rockford IL diocese's list in 10/20. Added to Joliet's list in 2/21, where he was a supply priest 8/11-3/19. Joliet faculties removed in 3/19.

Fr. Luis Jaramillo

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Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1976
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Ordained in Colombia, South America. Began working in Los Angeles. Accused of abuse of two 1986-88, per Archdiocesan Report. Civil suit filed in 12/03. Left Archdiocese in 1988. Also accused of abuse in Baker OR diocese after leaving L.A. As part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs, Archdiocese was to release personnel files. Personnel files on 25 priests, including his, to be released fall 2012 after CA Supreme Court rejected appeal by the priests. Named in one civil suit filed in 9/14 against the Baker diocese. Suit alleged abuse of a youth 1988-89 while Jaramillo worked at Our Lady of Angels Parish in Hermiston, OR. Sent for treatment then returned to Mexico because he was not responding to treatment. Worked in Argentina, Philippines, and Mexico after that.

Fr. Edgardo Arrunataegui Jimenez

Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Ordained in Peru. Worked in Honduras for a time, arrived in Orange Diocese in 1987. Left to perform "missionary work" in Peru early 1990s. First public identification 1/04. Diocese dealt with the allegations "years ago" but didn't tell police until 2004. As of 2009 he was found to be working as priest in Madrid but still listed as part of Diocese of Chimbote in Peru. Found in 2017 by news team, working as a hospital chaplain for the diocese in Chimbote. Since leaving Orange in early 1990s had "bounced around the world" using different versions of his name (e.g. Horacio Jimenez, Edgardo Arrunategui, etc.) Chimbote bishop said the 2017 news story was false, and Orange diocese list was irrelevant.

Fr. David E. Johnson

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1984
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse of two minors 1978-79 at St. Anthony Seminary and another location, per archdiocesan report. Civil suit filed 2003. Settled 8/06. Three new suits filed in Fall 2009 alleged that Johnson and Philip Wolfe abused three others when they were students at St. Anthony's beginning in 1979. By 8/21 five civil suits had been filed, all claiming abuse in the years 1978-82. Personnel file released in 5/12. Laicized 2/2001. Name included on the Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16. Worked at St. George in Seattle 1986-88. On the Franciscans' Santa Barbara Province list 5/31/19. It notes reports 1993, 2006, 2007 and 2009 of abuse of minors 1978-82, and that he left the order 2001. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019. Included in 8/21 on the Fresno diocese's list of credibly accused. Possibly living in Hurricane, UT.

Seminarian Dennis Raymond Jost

Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

Raised in San Angelo TX Diocese. Spent years in CA training to be deacon before being removed from program. Served as vol. coord. of altar boys. Named in 1992 suit re abuse of one boy. Arrested in 1992 on charges that in 1990 he took minor from CA to AZ

Fr. Stephen Kain

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1974
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Named in 2004 civil suit as having assaulting at least one student at St. Anthony Seminary. See additional information in two suits filed in Fall 2009. On the Franciscans' Santa Barbara Province list 5/31/19. It notes allegations reported in 1993, 2004, 2006 and 2008 of sex abuse of minors 1981-87. Removed from ministry in 1993, living under restrictions. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.

Fr. Gregory Kareta

Order: OFM Conv
Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Monterey CA

Publicly accused in the Monterey diocese in 2003 of abuse of an 11-year-old boy in 1973-74. Three other alleged victims corroborated the charges. Criminal charges dismissed in 2003 due to Supreme Court ruling. Kareta also admitted abusing a youth in the 1960s in WI. Accuser told L.A. archdiocese in 1985; Kareta was kept active. Died 10/4/06. Personnel file released 1/13. On Monterey diocese's list 1/2/19. It notes report received in 2002 of abuse in the 1970s.

Fr. John P. Kavanaugh

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Named in a lawsuit filed 11/27/19 by a 53-year-old who claimed Kavanaugh sexually abused him over three years, beginning when he was age 7 and Kavanaugh was assigned to St. Finn Barr. The boy allegedly told two nuns and his teacher of the abuse at the time, but there was no action. HIs accuser said he reported the abuse to the archdiocese in 2004, but it was not reported to police and Kavanaugh was kept in ministry. He died 6/28/13.

Fr. Christopher Kearney

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Removed as head of San Lorenzo Seminary in Santa Ynez in 2002 due to accusations of abusing boys 1971-84. At least two civil suits filed. Archdiocesan report shows 11 accusers. Inactive status. Lawsuit filed in 12/19 under the CA Child Victims Act, claiming abuse of a boy, ages 15-17, in 1984-86. The boy was a student at St. Francis High School in La Canada Flintridge, and an altar server. Kearney taught at St. Francis High 1970-95. Removed from the school in 1995 after allegations. Would allegedly sexually abuse boys under the guise of wrestling. Five more suits to be filed naming Kearney, per attorneys in 12/19.

Fr. Patrick J. Kearney

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Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

From Ireland. Attended seminary in El Cajon, CA. Ordained for the Diocese of San Diego. Monsignor. Retired in 1993. Died 8/4/04. Named publicly in 2010 as accused by the San Diego diocese. Kearney's personnel file was among documents released as a non-monetary provision of the San Diego settlement, as ordered by a judge 8/29/08.

Fr. Austin Peter Keegan

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Ordained for San Francisco. Worked in the Santa Rosa diocese 1976-81. Complaints of abuse of children to archdiocese as early as 1965. May have abused at least 80 children in CA. Stripped of duties by SF archdiocese 1982. Moved to Mexico, worked as a priest in an orphanage. Civil suit in 1994 alleged abuse of a boy at St. Eugene's in the Santa Rosa diocese. Settled 1995 for $450K. Living in Oceanside, CA when indicted 9/02, charged with the molestation and sodomy of two boys, ages 10 and 14, in the late 1960s. Fled to Mexico. Arrested there 3/03, charged with 75 counts of abuse of 3 Sonoma County children. Charges dropped 2003 due to Supreme Court ruling. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. On Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19, where he worked in 1991.

Fr. John Charles Keith

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Ordained for the Jesuits. Incardinated into the San Diego diocese in 1961. Accused in a lawsuit of molesting a 12-year-old boy in 1985. Settled in 1999 for $95K. The alleged victim's mother said she complained repeatedly to the diocese, but no action. Keith denied all charges. He admitted to being a recovering alcoholic. Retired in 1990. Died in 5/03. Included on list released by San Diego diocese 3/30/07. New suit filed in 2008. Settled in 4/10. Personnel file released in 10/10.

Fr. Matthew H. Kelly

Ordained: 1942
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Parishioners complained of Kelly's behavior as early as 1970. He was transferred to two other parishes before he retired 1989. Named in 2003 and 2004 lawsuits. At least 7 plaintiffs alleged abuse as boys in the 1960s-1970s at a cabin in the Santa Ynez Mountains. Died 4/05/02. Claims included in massive $660M L.A. archdiocese settlement of 7/07.

Fr. Michael Eugene Kelly

Ordained: 1973
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Stockton CA

From Ireland. Removed in 10/07 after claim he molested 10-year-old boy in 1984. Denied allegations. Reinstated in 3/08; claimant wouldn't cooperate. Suit filed 3/27/08. New allegations in 2011 of abuse 2000-02. Stayed active. Found liable by a civil jury of abuse 4/6/12. Privileges removed. Fled to Ireland in 4/12 after warrant issued for arrest. DA sought extradition; dropped charges in 2016 after death of 26-year-old accuser. Diocese settled suit 4/20/12 for $3.75M. New suits in 9/12 and 11/12. He denied both. New indictments 1/14/14. Name included on list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton Diocese's 5/9/14 filing in bankruptcy court. Still wanted in 1/17 by US Attorney for Eastern District of CA for unlawful flight. May have been arrested by federal authorities in Morocco.

Fr. Patrick M. Kelly

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Ordained: 1950
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Visiting priest from Ireland. Worked in Zambia in the 1950s. Was studying in Chicago by 1986, then worked in NY and CA. In 1991 returned to Ireland after allegation he abused a girl in Los Angeles. Promised to return to face charges but did not. Pleaded no contest in 1992 to charges. Received three years probation without returning to US. Civil suit filed in 1992. Per Los Angeles archdiocese report, there were four accusers from 1991. Died 5/4/12 in Dublin. Included in 3/21 on the Rockville Centre diocese's list of accused, noting alleged abuse at St. Joseph's in Ronkonkoma, among other places. Assigned 6/-86-6/88 to prison ministry while in residence at Queen of Most Holy Rosary in Roosevelt, NY.

Fr. Daniel T. Keohane

Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Koehane was placed on administrative leave in 3/11 after an old allegation surfaced during a review of his personnel file. He was accused of abusing a 17- year-old girl in the late 1970s, while assigned to Church of the Epiphany. Archdiocese said the allegation was credible and needed further investigation. DA was informed. Keohane denied the allegation.

Fr. Timothy F. Keppel

Order: CR
Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

On 1/12/13, the Order announced Keppel had been removed after it had received (in summer 2012) an allegation of sexual misconduct involving a teenage boy in the diocese in the late 1970s. The boy was not a member of either Our Lady of the Lake or St. Anne's in the Mountains where Keppel was assigned for many years. Diocese investigated and both diocese and order found reasonable cause to believe that the behavior did occur. Was to be referred to Vatican. On diocese's list 10/9/18. On Mobile archdiocese's list 12/6/18. It notes "misconduct" occurred 1977-81, doesn't say where. Worked at some point at Resurrection parish in Montgomery. On the Stockton diocese's 11/12/20 list, noting he was a visiting priest at Mammoth Lakes during Lent 2012. Sentenced in 2012 by the Vatican to a life of prayer and penance.

Fr. Stephen M. Kiesle

Ordained: 1972
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Long history of sexually abusing boys and girls. Convicted in 1978 of abuse of two boys; got three years probation. Left priesthood 1981. Laicized 1987. Volunteer youth minister mid-80s at St. Joseph's in Pinole. Arrested 2002 on 13 counts of child molestation; all but two dropped on SOL in 2003. Sentenced 2004 to six years prison for abuse of girl in 1995. May have abused at least ten girls. Kiesle said that if girls said abuse happened then he was sure it did. Released 2009. Civil suits filed. Registered sex offender, living in Walnut Creek, CA. Two more suits with seven accusers 8/10. Accused in a 10/18 suit vs the Vatican of abuse 1972-74 of a girl, ages 11-13. On diocese's list in 2019. Lawsuit 12/19, claiming abuse of boy, age10-11, in the 1970s. Suit filed 3/2/20 claimed abuse a of 5-year-old boy for over a year in Pinole in 1985. Accused in two 2/21 suits, of abuse of a girl in one and a boy in the other, 1972-75, in Pinole.

Mary Joseph Killeen

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Order: CSJ
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Took final vows in 1929. Very limited personnel file released 7/13 (12 pages). Worked as nurse in Idaho, Arizona and Washington. No information on abuse allegations but article says the nun and others were accused in civil lawsuits of molesting children while working within the Los Angeles archdiocese. Died in 10/71. The accusation came after her death. Order said it found nothing to substantiate the claims.

Fr. Donald Wren Kimball

Ordained: 1969
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Santa Rosa CA

Placed on leave 1990, accused of abuse of boys and girls. Civil suit settled 2000 for $1.6M. Other suits also settled. Convicted of child molestation in June 2002; sentenced to 7 years in prison for abuse of a 13 year-old-girl in 1981. Same trial found him innocent of raping another girl. Supreme Court overturned law under which he was criminally convicted. Laicized in 2002; died 9/15/06. Several settlements in 2005 and 2006. On diocese's list 1/12/19, noting accusations in 1990 of abuse in the 1980s. Suits filed in 12/19 under the CA Child Victims Act claiming abuse of two minors, ages 16 and 17.

Fr. John Knoernschild

Order: OCarm
Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Accused by former Crespi Carmelite High School student of sexually abusing him in 1977-78. Knoernschild was in LA archdiocese before Orange was established in 1976. Left archdiocese in 1996, returned in 1998, and left again in 2001. At least one claim against Knoernschild included in $10M settlement with Order and LA Archdiocese 10/06. Died 11/14/10.

Fr. Robert S. Koerner

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1937
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Worked in TX (1937-41), MT (1956-63) and at St. Patrick's parish in Calipatriam, CA (1963-90). In 10/02 San Diego bishop learned Koerner had molested several minors during his 27-year tenure there. His history was known in the parish for years. Brom apologized to parishioners. Died in 1999 in San Antonio, TX. Name on 3/30/07 San Diego diocese list of priests with credible allegations. Diocesan personnel file released 10/25/10. Order's personnel files released 7/13 show he admitted fondling and kissing boys and girls. Named in three lawsuits in 2003, and four other settlements. Suit filed in 1/20 under the CA Child Victims Act by five men, each alleging abuse by Koerner 1965-late 1980s.

Fr. John Kohnke

Order: OPraem
Ordained: 1937
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Arrested in CA in 1974 for oral copulation of a minor 1973-74. Also two arrests for lewd behavior in restrooms in CA. Worked in multiple parishes in WI, MT, PA, TX and CA even after his arrests. Died 9/2/87. Named in 2003 civil suit. Personnel file released by Order 09/09/13. Included on the Helena diocese's list 4/29/15, in compliance with the non-monetary terms of the 3/5/15 bankruptcy settlement. On St. Norbert Abbey list 7/19/19. It notes multiple allegations.