Fr. James E. Jacobson

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Died: 07/18/2017
Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

Accused of raping two girls and fathering sons in in 1966 and 1975. One of the women and both adult children filed suit in 2005 against the Jesuits and Jacobson in an attempt to collect past child support. A 2006 suit claimed he also raped a 16-year-old girl in another village. Order knew in 1967 of “very serious moral charges” against him. Suits settled in 3/2007 for $1.96M. Other claims settled in 11/2007 with the Jesuits. Two or more pending claims shown in bankruptcy reorganization docs for Fairbanks diocese 1/25/2010. Died 7/18/2017. Included on the Jesuit West Province list 12/7/2018, which notes abuse 1968-1970 and 1969-1971, reported 2004, 2007 and 2009.

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