Fr. Thomas E. Havel

Order: SM
Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Ordained for the Los Angeles Archdiocese. Joined the Marianists in 1972. Became a psychiatrist. Accused of sexually abusing a girl 1968-1973, beginning when she was age 13 and seeing Havel for counseling. He was a priest at a Pasadena parish at the time of the alleged abuse, and a medical student beginning in 1971. She filed a civil suit in 1988. Order settled in 1992. Included in the Archdiocese’s global settlement with victims in 2007. Requested and was granted laicization in 1997 after not practicing as a priest since 1988. Personnel file released by Order in 7/2013. Employed in 8/2023 at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View; there since 1980. The hospital learned of allegations against Havel in 1988. 

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