Fr. David E. Johnson

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1984
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse of two minors 1978-79 at St. Anthony Seminary and another location, per archdiocesan report. Civil suit filed 2003. Settled 8/06. Three new suits filed in Fall 2009 alleged that Johnson and Philip Wolfe abused three others when they were students at St. Anthony’s beginning in 1979. By 8/21 five civil suits had been filed, all claiming abuse in the years 1978-82. Personnel file released in 5/12. Laicized 2/2001. Name included on the Seattle archdiocese’s list 1/15/16. Worked at St. George in Seattle 1986-88. On the Franciscans’ Santa Barbara Province list 5/31/19. It notes reports 1993, 2006, 2007 and 2009 of abuse of minors 1978-82, and that he left the order 2001. On Oakland diocese’s list in 2019. Included in 8/21 on the Fresno diocese’s list of credibly accused. Possibly living in Hurricane, UT.


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