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.


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