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.

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