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.

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