Fr. James E. Jacobson

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

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 3/07 for $1.96M. Other claims settled 11/07 with Jesuits. Two or more pending claims shown in bankruptcy reorganization docs for Fairbanks diocese 1/25/10. Died 7/18/17. On Jesuit West Province list 12/7/18. It notes abuse 1968-70 and 1969-71, reported 2004, 2007 and 2009.


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