Fr. Matthew H. Kelly

Ordained: 1942
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Parishioners complained of Kelly’s behavior as early as 1970. He was transferred to two other parishes before he retired 1989. Named in 2003 and 2004 lawsuits. At least 7 plaintiffs alleged abuse as boys in the 1960s-1970s at a cabin in the Santa Ynez Mountains. Died 4/05/02. Claims included in massive $660M L.A. archdiocese settlement of 7/07.


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