Fr. Philip J. Jacobs

Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Columbus OH

Removed from ministry in Columbus OH diocese in 1993 after reports that he had sexually abused as many as 10 children. Sent to treatment, then went to work as a priest in the Victoria diocese in Vancouver, B.C. Removed from ministry there in 2002 after news of allegations in OH. Subsequently is said to have worked in a “non-church” job in Europe. Arrested 8/10 as he disembarked from a plane in Victoria, BC upon his arrival from San Francisco. Charged with sexual assault, sexual interference, and sexual exploitation involving children under the age of 14. Found guilty at trial 2/13 of sexual touching of a boy. Sentenced 9/13 to two years’ probation with a five-month conditional sentence. Ordered to register as sex offender. On Columbus diocese’s list 3/1/19. Laicized.


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