One of seven priests named as defendants in 1984 civil suits filed by a 16-year-old girl sexually abused by Santiago (Henry) Tamayo and then by six other Filipino priests in Los Angeles. All fled the country (with support from Archdiocese) after suits filed. Others include Henry Caboang, Valentine Tugade, Sylvio Lacar, Victor Balbin, and Angelo Cruces. One of the priests (not Abaya) fathered the girl's child. Archdiocese contributed to support of child after dismissal of one suit.
Ordained in Mexico. Extern priest in L.A. 1987 after accused in Tehuacan, Mexico. Warrant issued 1988 for abuse of at least two. L.A. archdiocesan officials didn't contact police until after confronting Aguilar. Fled to Mexico. Reportedly abused at least 26 boys in 10 months. In 9/06, some survivors filed suit in L.A. accusing a Cardinal from Mexico of covering up Aguilar's past and helping him transfer to U.S. before abuse. Laicization announced 7/09. New suits 6/09, 8/10, 12/10 and 3/13. Personnel files released 1/13. Settlement of 11 claims 2/18/14. Suit filed 6/14 by two brothers claiming Aguilar sexually abused them at St. Agatha's in L.A. in 1987, when they were ages 9-11; settled 12/15.
Deacon. Pleaded no contest in 3/02 of providing pornographic material to two boys and to misdemeanor sexual battery on one of them between 1999-2000 at Epiphany Church in South El Monte. Taken into custody in 5/02 pending sentencing. Sentenced 6/02 to one year in county jail, a 44-month suspended state prison term and five years felony probation. Also required to register as sex offender.
Maronite Rite priest with authority to practice within Maronite and Latin Rite churches. Suspended from ministry at a Columbus OH parish in 5/18 due to an investigation in Los Angeles of a credible allegation that he has sexually abused a minor in 2004. On the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18; noted to have left the archdiocese in 2007. On Columbus diocese's list 3/1/19. Removed from ministry.
Ordained for Los Angeles, incardinated into Diocese of Santa Rosa 6/17/96. Sued 2004. Accused of abuse of girl, age 8. He sued her for defamation of character (also sued SNAP and woman's attorney); his suit dismissed 4/06. Diocese said he was absolved of wrongdoing in 1995 and again in 2005. SNAP sued him for malicious prosecution and settled. Diocese reopened the investigation 2/08. Bishop ignored Review Board's advice; he was still active as of 4/10. Retired 10/31/11. Died 01/31/14. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. Noted to have been accused in 1993 of abuse 1967-93 in L.A.
Named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list 5/31/19. No indication whether he was a priest or brother. Not indexed in 1958 or 1940 Directories, so may have been a brother. List notes sexual abuse of minors 1934-50s, reported in 1934 [?]. Left the order in 1966.
From Ecuador. Ordained for Archdiocese of Los Angeles. In 2003 allegations arose of abuse of an 11-year-old boy 1975-76, while pastor at St. Alphonsus parish in East Los Angeles. L.A. archdiocese listed one accuser. Arzube denied the allegations. Retired in 1993. Named in a civil suit which was included in $660M settlement with archdiocese in summer 2007. Died 12/25/07. Limited personnel file released 1/13.
One of several religious assigned to Santa Barbara who were named as abusers in civil suit filed in 8/08 which alleged that the Franciscans constituted "an ongoing public nuisance as a result of their practice of shuttling pedophile priests among communities without warning members of the public that a sexual predator might be in their midst." Abuse allegedly took place in the 1970s.
From Lucena City, Philippines. Named publicly as accused by the Los Angeles archdiocese on its updated list 12/6/18. Noted to have received a report in 2010 of incident(s) in 1962, and that Babilonia left the archdiocese in 1963.
As many as 23 accusers. Two brothers settled in 2000 for $1.3M. Laicized 12/00. Criminal charges dropped due to CA Sup Court ruling. Arrested again 1/06. Included in 12/06 $60M settlement involving 22 priests. Also included in 7/07 massive $660M settlement. Pled guilty 12/07 to abuse of two boys. Sentenced to 10 years 4 months in prison. New suit 6/10. Released on parole 10/11. Arrested for probation violations 11/11 and 9/12. Some personnel files released 1/13. Settlement with 4 in 3/13 for $9.9M. Suit filed in 2/20 v the archdiocese and Cardinal Mahony related to Baker's abuse of a boy, ages 6-10, in 1993-97 at St. Columbkille in South Los Angeles.
Named as accused in the 2005 Addendum to Archdiocese Report. Allegation of abuse of one minor 1967-68, while assigned to St. Augustine's in Culver City. The 2016 Official Catholic Directory shows a Fred Balak as director of the Mausoleum at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
Named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list 5/31/19. Allegation received in 2003 of abuse in 1959. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19, where he worked at Holy Cross Retreat Center in 1969. Died in 2003. Added to Stockton list in 11/20, where he had faculties 1953-64 as a mission preacher.
Sued in 2003. Accused of abuse 1982-1988. (Also allegations in Tucson, AZ). The L.A. archdiocese counted eight accusers. Settlement in AZ in 2005/2006 under bankruptcy plan for five claiming abuse by Barmasse. These individuals also sued the L.A. archdiocese and were included in massive $660M settlement in 7/07. Criminal investigation reopened in AZ in 7/07. Laicized 5/2/06 per L.A. personnel file released in 1/13.
Worked as priest in MT. Left active priesthood in 1970. Opened sex shop/adult book store in Bozeman, MT in 1981. Referred to as "Priest of Porn." On the run for 8 months after drug-related arrest in 1988.Sold store prior to his 12/89 arrest. Pled no contest in 1990 in Los Angeles to charges of making child porn videos and films in Mexico and California. Sentenced to 8 yrs prison. Died of a heart attack in federal prison in 1992. Believe he was removed from priesthood after he opened the book store. Included on the Helena diocese's list posted to its website 4/29/15 in compliance with the non monetary terms of the 3/5/15 bankruptcy settlement.
From Huejutla, Mexico. Incardinated into Diocese of Fresno in 2004. Placed on leave by the Diocese of Fresno in 3/16 due to allegations of inappropriate behavior with a minor when he was assigned to the L.A. archdiocese. Allegations not made public until 10/18. On the L.A. archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Noted to have received a report in 2016 of incidents in 1999 or 2000.
Accused of abuse in 1980. One accuser, per the L.A. archdiocese on its list of accused priests in 2004. Working in Oakland when placed on leave. Returned to active ministry within a month after the archdiocese could not supply information on the accuser. Named in a civil suit as one of ten accused Franciscans. Settlement announced 8/10/06. Placed on leave again in 2006. Reinstated in 2/08 after archdiocese could not substantiate the accusation.
From the Philippines. Arrived in CA 1981. Removed from ministry in 4/02 due to allegations of abuse of two sisters, ages 12 and 8, 1997-2003 at St. Joseph's in Pomona. Arrested. Pled guilty to misdemeanor battery in 2003. Received two years probation. Accused in a lawsuit 11/19 of sexually abusing a girl, ages 8-12, beginning in 1993. The abuse allegedly occurred at the girl's aunt's home while Bismonte was assigned to St. Anthony's in Gardena.
Suit filed in 2006 in L.A. accused Boley of "accosting" a young girl at a parish in the early 1980s. At the time the suit was filed, Boley was working as parochial vicar in Darien, IL. He left the assignment in 10/06 and moved to a Carmelite house in Joliet. Case included in massive 7/07 $660M settlement by L.A. Archdiocese with 508 plaintiffs.
Parish priest, high school chaplain. Held chancery positions 1963-2009. Died 11/20/10. Name quietly added, along with 23 others, to the Los Angeles archdiocese's Final Addendum posted on its website 1/31/13.
Sued in 2003, accused of abusing 1973-82. L.A. archdiocese in 2004 counted two accusers. Retired 1/15/94. Died 1/14/03. Personnel file released in 1/13 revealed three complaints 1990-2002. Placed on restricted ministry in 1995 after a man alleged that Boyer molested him in the rectory at least twice at age 13 in 1982-83. File revealed another complaint from the early 1980s involving open-mouth kissing of a young man. Three more complainants known.
Accuded of abuse between 1955-1956 by 1 accuser. Also named in lawsuit. At least one claim included in 11/06 $10M settlement with Order, L.A. Archdiocese and 7 people alleging abuse by 5 priests and religious.
Accused of abuse occurring 1965-75. Per L.A. archdiocese in 2004 there were eight accusers. Lawsuit filed. As part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs, archdiocese was to release personnel files. Buckley's files released 1/13. Complaints about his morals were received from parents in the mid-1960s. Died 5/1/07.
Pre-novitiate candidate, left the program in 1988. Accused in a 2004 civil suit of abusing at least one minor at Saint Anthony Seminary. Included on the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes his name may have been Ed "Byron" rather than "Byrom," and that an allegation of sex abuse of minors in the 1980s was received in 1993.
Extern priest from the Philippines. Sued in 1984. Caboang and six other priests were accused of abuse of a girl. L.A. archdiocese report in 2004 shows one accuser. Claims against Caboang and the other priests resolved for $500K as part of $660M settlement in 2007.
Accused of abuse occurring 1980-85. Removed from public ministry in 2002. L.A. archdiocese noted two accusers. Two female cousins filed a civil suit in 2003. Claim settlement announced 8/06. Cabot "may be" the perpetrator in 8/08 civil suit. Plaintiffs uncertain. (See additional information in two suits filed Fall 2009.) Personnel file released 5/12. On Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19, where he worked 1956-57. Died in 2019. Included in 8/21 on the Fresno diocese's list of credibly accused.
Archdiocese received notice on 1/21/75 that Caffoe sexually abused altar boys at his first parish. Faculty had been concerned during his seminary training at St. John's in Camarillo. File summaries indicate at least 15 victims. Accused in every parish, including St. Callistus in what later became the Orange diocese. Removed after his therapist reported to authorities on 5/8/91. Treated at St. Luke's Institute 1991-92. Laicized 1/06. Settlement 7/14/07. Died in 2009. Personnel files released 1/13.
Accused of abuse occurring 1971-1973. In 2004 the L.A. archdiocese counted one accuser. Added to the Stockton diocese's list in 11/20. It notes that he was assigned to Sacred Heart in Patterson 1980-82, Catholic Charities 1982-86 and Central Catholic High School 1981-86. Left his order in 2001.
Named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list 5/31/19. Allegation received in 2018 of the sexual abuse of a minor in 1965. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19. First assignment was in 1965 in NM. Left the order in 1966. Included in 8/21 on the Fresno diocese's list of credibly accused.
From Chihuahua, Mexico. Associate pastor of Our Lady of Grace in Encino. Placed on leave in 1/18 pending an investigation by the archdiocese and City Attorney after reports that Cano engaged in "inappropriate contact" with several women, including a minor, at his parish. On archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Incidents alleged to have occurred 2014-17. Removed from ministry. Reportedly six accusers.
Accused of abuse between 1963-66. L.A. archdiocese counts two accusers ion its 2004 report. Named in at least one civil suit. Retired in 1976; died 5/31/88. His "personnel file" proffer was released in 1/13.
Accused of abuse occurring 1978-79. Two accusers, per the L.A. archdiocese in 2004. Its errata says only one accuser. At least one civil suit filed. Named in 8/06 settlement. Personnel file released 5/12. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 7/231/9. It notes the sexual abuse of a minor 1977-79, reported in 2004 and 2006. Carrier died in 2000. Added to Stockton diocese's list, where he worked 1982-85 at St. Mary of the Assumption.
From Ireland, ordained in Los Angeles. Assignments included St. Anselm's, St. Michael High School, St. Brendan, St. John the Baptist de la Salle, St. Luke the Evangelist, St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, then pastor of at St. Lorenzo Luis in Walnut. Also St. Mary Magdalen Blessed Junipero Serra, St. Maximilian Kolbe, and St. Julie Billiart. Sued in 2003. Accused in 1995 of abuse of teen girl 1968-71 while he was at St. Anselm's. Allegations deemed unfounded and Carroll remained in ministry. Died 5/27/11.
From Guayaquil, Ecuador. Named publicly as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Report received 2009 of incident(s) in 1976. Carvajal Hernandez noted to have left the archdiocese in 1982. Name on Monterey diocese's list 1/2/19 (under the category of those not previously in the public domain.) Diocese received a report in 2005 of abuse by Carvajal 1984-85. Faculties removed.
Accused of abuse between 1973-1978. LA archdiocese counts 4 accusers. Extern priest from Mexico working in Archdiocese as of 1956. Named in at least 1 civil suit. Also arrested for approaching a security guard in a store bathroom, apparently for sex. Returned to Mexico. Personnel file released 1/13.
Named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list 5/31/19. Allegation received in 2004 of the sexual abuse of a minor 1962-65. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19 (misspelled Cavagaro), where he worked 1971-73 and 1989-90. Died 3/14/11. On Phoenix diocese's list, where he worked in 1985. Added to the Gallup diocese's list in 8/19; assigned there 9/1/78-5/84.
Named as accused by the Los Angeles archdiocese in its "Final Addendum to the Report to the People of God" in 10/08. Included on the Paulists' list 3/8/19. It notes allegations received 1986 and 2004 of abuse in 1982 at St. Paul the Apostle in Los Angeles. Chandler went on leave of absence 1981-82, then left the Paulists.
Name quietly added, along with 23 others, to the Los Angeles archdiocese's Final Addendum posted on its website 1/31/13. Accused in lawsuit settled 3/15 of abuse of boy at Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino CA, 1984-86. Plaintiff said Chong would sexually abuse him after football practice in Chong's living quarters, sometimes plying him with alcohol. Also worked in dioceses and archdioceses of Cleveland, Washington DC, Chicago, and Boston. Died 10/21/14.
Accused of forcing a boy at ages 12 and 15 to perform oral sex during the 1970s in Canada. Criminal charges filed in 1990. Lived in a Franciscan retirement home in Santa Barbara CA for many years. Retired. Reportedly in 2005, was living at Wounded Brothers (RECON), a Franklin County, MO home for troubled priests. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans' list 5/31/19. It notes sexual abuse of a minor in 1973 reported in 1990, and that he was living in an 'elder care facility' in MO since 2004. Included in 8/21 on the Fresno diocese's list of credibly accused.
Treated at Servants of the Paraclete center 1981-82. Known to have abused minor boys prior to that time. Accused in 1994 of abuse at St. Anthony seminary. Named in a 2003 civil suit. Also civil settlements in 3/06. L.A. archdiocese counts 12 accusers with accusations 1962-69. Last known address was San Damiano Retreat House in Danville. (See further accusations in attached petition filed 11/09.) Personnel files released 5/12. Died 11/23/13. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019. On the Santa Barabara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes allegations of the sexual abuse of minors 1962-69 reported in 1993 and 2004. On Stockton's 12/20 list, where he worked 1982-85.
Accused in 5/02 of abusing a boy at Dolores Mission in Los Angeles 1960-62. Named in a civil suit filed in 12/03. Per archdiocese in 2004, there was one accuser. L.A. report says that he molested in the Orange diocese but he is not on diocesan list of abusers. A second accuser alleged abuse, also at Dolores Mission, after civil suit filed. Died 2/2/05 in California.
Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits West Province on its list 12/7/18. It notes sexual abuse of a minor 1957-59, reported in 1993. On Los Angeles archdiocese list 12/18/18. Report in 2016 of incident in 1978. Taught at Jesuit high schools in San Jose CA, Phoenix AZ, Santa Barbara CA, and Los Angeles. Some parish work as well, including many years at St. Leander in San Leandro, per his obituary. Lived at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos 1994 until his death 4/26/06.
From Ireland. Arrived in L.A. archdiocese in 1972. Sued in 2003, accused of abuse between 1972-80. In 2004 the archdiocese counted two accusers. Personnel file released in 1/13 reveals he provided liquor to an underage teen he was counseling, asked the boy sexual questions and took him to see a movie with homosexual sex scenes. On administrative leave 2004-11. Laicized 1/26/11.
Sued in 1983. Accused of abuse of 1 girl. L.A. archdiocese counts 1 accuser. Extern priest from Philippines working in Archdiocese since 1978. Died in 1996. As part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs, Archdiocese was to release personnel files. Personnel files released 1/13.
Former Combonian Missionary. Incardinated into the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 2006. Arrested 7/12 after two women and a 17-year-old girl complained that he had sexually assaulted them. Arrest took place in Mexico; he was immediately extradited to Los Angeles. Charged with 8 misdemeanors plus one felony count involving lewd acts with a child. Removed from St. Athanasius parish. Archdiocese said allegations appeared credible. Pled no contest. Sentenced 1/13 to 5 years probation and to register as sex offender. Ordered by Vatican in 2018 to a life of prayer and penance. On archdiocese's list updated 12/6/18.
Removed from parish 3/04, no explanation. Sent to another by Cardinal Mahoney. Had been outspoken critic of Mahoney's handling of sex abuse cases. Removed 2006 from active ministry. Included on list quietly posted on archdiocese website 1/13 of credibly accused. Per 5/7/15 lawsuit, abuse in 2001-02 of a 12-13 year-old boy. Per suit, Cunningham often had boys with him in his living quarters. Settled 1/19. Accused in 2017 suit of abuse of 4 boys, ages 10-15, mid-1990s-early 2000s at 3 parishes; suit claims reports made to superiors in each case, to no avail. Cunningham denied all allegations. In 11/17 was found to be psychologist with youth counseling specialty in RI. Arrested in 4/21 in RI, charged with sex assault in '90s-early 2000s of 4 L.A. children. Pled not guilty 4/30/21.
Accused in 2002 of abuse of a boy 1957-63. Excardinated from L.A. Archdiocese in 1976. Apparently remained active in the Diocese of Orange as well as in Baja and other remote places. Named in at least one civil suit which settled in 2006. Died 4/8/2000, per personnel file released by L.A. archdiocese 1/13. Many sporatic assignments and leaves.
Placed on sick leave in 1993 after allegations. Sent to Paracletes for treatment. On inactive leave in 1995. Accused of abuse of at least 10 in 1970s-80s. Supported by Archdiocese for many years; never reported to police. Named in at least one lawsuit. As part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs, archdiocese was to release personnel files. Personnel file released 1/13.
Accused of abuse of two minors between 1967 and 1977. Absent on leave as of 1980. Deceased, per 2004 Archdiocese list. However, in 6/10 a reader notified BishopAccountability that DeLisle was alive and living in Twentynine Palms, CA.
Accused of abuse of student at Chaminade High School in Canoga Park in 1977-78. He was a priest from Newark NJ working in LA archdiocese. He reportedly removed himself from active priesthood and was living under supervision in a retirement home for priests in NJ. Died in 3/07. Marianist personnel file released 7/13 as part of 2007 L.A. settlement.
Extern priest from Philippines working in Archdiocese 1978-88. Returned to Philippines. Accused in 1992 of abuse of several students 1982-88. Cardinal Mahony wrote in 1993 to Diesta's Bishop in Philippines and to the Vatican. In 2001, Mahony found him working as a U.S. Navy chaplain and at a seminary in the Philippines. Mahony wrote again to Vatican and also informed US Military, LA Police and authorities in Philippines. Still active priest there as of 2013. L.A. personnel file released 1/13.
Accused of abuse of 1 in 1999 (before ordination?). The 2002 Catholic Directory lists name as Doan Trong Son (with Son as last name) and shows him assigned to the Vietnamese Redemptorist Mission, but does not show that he is a member of the Redemptorist Order.
Accused in a 5/21/02 letter to the archdiocese of improperly hugging a boy in 1990-91. Dober denied the charge and the archdiocesan review board deemed the accusation unfounded on 10/9/02. The complainant filed suit in 2003 and was included in the global $60M settlement in 12/06 with 44 others. Beginning in 1976, Dober was a reserve chaplain in the U.S. Air Force. Pastor of St. John of God in Norwalk, CA 2007 until his retirement in 2016.
Member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (SS.CC.). Named publicly as accused by the Los Angeles archdiocese on its list updated 12/6/18. It notes a report received in 2014 of an incident in 1962. Doherty died in 1970.
Named publicly as accused by the Los Angeles archdiocese on its list updated 12/6/18. It notes an allegation received in 2014 of incidents 1972-77. Accusations were reportedly of the sexual abuse of a minor female at the Catholic Information Center in L.A. He worked in L.A. 1965-74. Assigned to the Paulist Center in Boston 1961-62. Removed from ministry in 2014, living at a Paulist residence in San Francisco; still there in 2019. On the Paulists' list 3/8/19. Included in the Memphis diocese's report 2/28/20.
Report to L.A. police in 2001 that Duggan sexually abused a boy, age 12, in 1969 at St. Frances in Azusa, CA. Accused in 11/21/03 suit of abusing a boy 1963-67 at same parish. L.A. archdiocesan report on 2/17/04 counted 3 alleging abuse 1963-71, presumably the 2001 and 2003 complainants and one other. The 2001 complainant was included in $660M LA settlement on 7/14/07. Retired 1976; died 9/79. Personnel file "proffer" released 1/13.
Per archdiocese in 2004, accused of abuse of one person in 1993. Extern priest from the Glasgow, Scotland diocese. Archdiocese confirmed in 1/19 that Dunne's alleged victim was a girl and that the abuse was reported in 1/93. He had been working without permission since summer 1992 at OLPH parish in Newhall. Law enforcement did not press charges. Archdiocese contacted Glasgow diocese, which revealed that there were previous allegations against Dunne. He may have returned to Scotland.
Per the L.A. archdiocese's report in 2005, Duplessis (at times spelled Duplessius) was accused by one person of abuse occurring 1968-70, while assigned to Servite High School in Anaheim. Lawsuit filed. Reportedly died in 2018.
Accused in 2002 and 2003 by three people of abuse in 1950s-60s. Named in at least one civil suit. Worked in CA, China, Philippines. Accused of abusing at least 10 children 1959-75. Died 5/13/1975. Tentative settlement of $16M reached between 9 plaintiffs and Jesuit order in 5/07. Brother of Fr. Arthur Falvey who also was accused of abuse in 2009 settlement of a separate case. Philippines presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte said in 12/15 Falvey abused him when he was a freshman at Ateneo de Davao High School, and that he molested other students as well.
Named publicly as accused by the Los Angeles archdiocese in its 2004 report. One accuser noted, of abuse occurring 1973-75. Assigned 1970-90 to St. Agnes parish in L.A. One civil lawsuit known. Died 5/13/90.
Left priesthood in the late 1960s. Laicized in 1972. Working as marriage and family counselor in 2003 when arrested for the abuse in 1966 of four preteens. Charged with 14 felony counts. Charges dismissed in 2003 when CA law was overruled by Supreme Court. Named in at least three civil suits.
Attended St. John Seminary in Kansas City and worked in nine Missouri parishes. Major issues with alcoholism throughout career. Spent seven years at St. John's and/or Queen of Angels Seminary in CA. Sued in 2003 in CA, accused of abuse of a youth 1951-54. Died in 2003. Personnel file released 09/09/13. Also worked in Denver CO and Cape Girardeau and Perryville, MO. On Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese's list updated 4/1/19. Included on the Vincentians list in 2020.
Accused in a 2006 lawsuit of abuse of a student 1973-74 at Chaminade College Prep in Canoga Park, where he was later principal. Left the Marianists and was ordained a priest on 8/24/85 for the Monterey diocese, where he became monsignor, Chancellor, and Moderator of the Curia. Still listed as an active priest at St. Joseph church in Cayucos in the 2010 Monterey Directory. Marianist personnel file released 7/13 as part of 2007 LA settlement.
Religious brother at St. John's Abbey in 1950. Ordained in 1951. Accused of abuse 1965-67. Named in at least two civil suits. Abuse was alleged at St. Benedict in Montebello, CA. Died 1/30/88. Some of his personnel files released 7/13 reference "his problem" or "difficulty." Buried at Saint Gregory Abbey Cemetery in Shawnee, OK.
Ordained in 1973 in Sri Lanka. Visiting priest in Los Angeles in 1981. Incardinated into the archdiocese in 1986. Sued in 2003, accused of abusing of girl, age 17, in 1980-81 while assigned to St. Hilary's in Pico Rivera. Placed on leave in 2004.
Accused in 1987 to sexually abusing children. Sent to Servants of the Paraclete for treatment. Pled no contest to battery and assault of students at San Fernando Mission minor seminary. Sentenced to three years probation. May have had conviction expunged after probation ended. Worked at Tribunal 1987 until his removal by the archdiocese in 2002. In 1994 sent to St. Luke's institute for treatment after parishioners complaint he would show up at youth group meetings, at times drunk. Accused in 1997 by a man of abusing him as a boy, age 8 or 9. Accused of abuse by at least eight people. Reportedly abused more than twenty. Fessard was one of six accused priests assigned to Santa Clara Parish in Oxnard 1962-96. Personnel file released 1/13. Laicized 12/19/07.
Ordained for the Dallas-Ft. Worth diocese. Accused of abusing in Los Angeles1967-68 . Described in L.A. archdiocesan report as extern priest from TX. Worked 1969-73 at a parish in the Ft. Worth diocese. Died 8/6/73. On Dallas diocese's list 1/31/19.
Ordained in Ireland. Accused in 2002 of abuse of a girl 1971-74 while he was sexually involved with her mother. Archdiocese knew in 1974 of allegations against Foley of involvement with women. Left the Order and Archdiocese in 1974. Named in a civil suit in 2003.
Accused in a lawsuit in L.A. of abuse of a boy 1968-71 at Mater Dei High School and Holy Family Cathedral, beginning when the boy was age 14. Archdiocese investigated and found no basis for the allegation. Accuser received $225K from the Orange diocese (established in 1976) and more from L.A. He told Archbishop Mahony of many other victims. Ford was sent to Santa Barbara in 1971 even after his accuser told two priests (both accused) that he was abused. Retired 6/05. Faculties removed 2006 and restored in 2008. Died 5/22/11. Personnel file released 1/13.
Extern priest from Argentina. Accused in a 2004 lawsuit of raping a 17-year-old girl in 1997. The girl worked as a part-time secretary at Holy Family Church in Wilmington, CA, where Garay was assigned. She said she became pregnant in 12/97, the abuse continued until about 4/98, and Garay pressured her to have an abortion. She gave birth to the child and, per the lawsuit, the archdiocese did not inform authorities of the abuse, nor did they provide medical coverage during the pregnancy or support after the baby was born. He was returned to Argentina when the girl became visibly pregnant and was allowed parish ministry in the Diocese of Concordia. Garay was named in the 2005 Los Angeles archdiocesan report addendum. He reportedly left ministry in 2008 and married.
Arrived in Los Angeles 1983 and left 11/85. Sued in 1988 for abuse of two boys between 1983-86. Accused of abuse and boundary violations. Suspended by his order in 1985 and later expelled. Fled to the Philippines. Became part of the Archdiocese of Cebu. A second allegation in a civil suit in 2003. Removed without privileges 6/12 by Cebu Archbishop on CA allegations. Also linked to ivory smuggling. Personnel files were to be released in Fall 2012.
On leave 1984-2006. Laicized 1/3/06. Died 7/29/09. Archdiocese knew of past abuse by at least 1988. Sued in 2003. Accused of abusing at least 12 minors 1961-83. At least one claim settled as part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs. Personnel files released 1/13 reveal that Garcia often targeted boys who were illegal immigrants, He would threaten to have them deported if they told. He admitted abusing boys from ordination. Received treatment in NM in the mid-1980s; also worked there.
Named publicly as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese's list updated 12/6/18. Per the Official Catholic Directories, Garcia was a member of the Canons Regular of the Immaculate Conception (C.R.I.C.). Reports to the archdiocese in 2013 and 2015, of incidents alleged to have occurred in 1995 and in 2013. Faculties removed 2013.
"Marty." Initially took the name "Marius." Named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Franciscans on its list 5/31/19. It notes allegations of the sexual abuse of minors 1970-79, reported in 1993 and 1995. Gates was assigned in 1970 to a Phoenix parish, then worked in Mexico 1971-99. He died in 2000. On the Phoenix diocese's list, with no known allegations there. On the Stockton diocese's list 11/12/20, where he worked 1964-65.
Ordained in Ireland. Arrived in Los Angeles in 1928. Died in 1985. Allegations in 1993 of abuse in 1932. Allegations in 1997 of abuse 1978-80. Civil suit filed in 2003 claimed abuse in 1932. Archdiocese counted four accusers in its 2004 report. Accused in a lawsuit that settled in 2020 in the low five figures of sexually abusing a girl, age 10, in 1968. The girl was a CCD student at Church of the Nativity in El Monte, where Ginty was assigned.
Multiple allegations. Placed on leave in 2002 due to an accusation of abuse of a boy in the 1980s. The abuse allegedly began when the boy was age 13 and continued for almost eight years. Granadino denied the allegation. Included in the Archdiocese's 2004 report.
Name quietly added, along with 23 others, to the Los Angeles archdiocese's Final Addendum posted on its website 1/31/13. Per WeddingPriest.org, a website accessed in 2/20, Grasha was presenting himself as a priest, available to perform weddings. The site's bio also stated he was an addiction counselor in Southern CA, and had a wife.
One of several religious assigned to Santa Barbara who were named as abusers in a civil suit filed 8/08, which alleged that the Franciscans constituted "an ongoing public nuisance as a result of their practice of shuttling pedophile priests among communities without warning members of the public that a sexual predator might be in their midst." Abuse allegedly took place in 1970s, 1990s-2000s. (See information in two petitions filed fall 2009.) On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscan's list 5/31/19. It notes an allegation in 2006, but the "purported victim" was not forthcoming with information despite numerous attempts. Credibility and details "unconfirmned."
Ordained in Ireland for the Jesuits. Arrived in L.A. archdiocese 1975, incardinated 1988. In 1992 a woman told archdiocese Guerrini sexually abused her at age 15 at Santa Clara in Oxnard. Her two sisters also alleged he abused them. Police investigated. Referred to a therapist, allowed to remain in ministry. Retired 6/02 after allegations public. Named in massive suit filed 2003. Claims settled in 7/07 when archdiocese agreed to $660M settlement with over 500 plaintiffs. Named in 10/18 lawsuit. On Jesuits West list 12/7/18.
Accused in a 2003 lawsuit of sexually abusing a girl in 1955 while assigned to Our Lady of Guadalupe and Nativity parishes in El Monte. Was on sick leave in 1974 and military leave on two occasions. Died in 1995.
Multiple allegations. Civil suit settled in 2002 for $1.5M. Died in 1987. Allegedly abused 1960s-1980s. Reportedly molested more than a dozen children at two parishes late 1960s-early 1970s. There were 16 plaintiffs in trial set for mid-2007. Massive LA archdiocese settlement for $660M for 500+ cases 7/14/07 just prior to this trial.
Ordained in Ireland and arrived in L.A. in 1958. Returned to Ireland in 1965 and continued as an active priest through at least the early 2000s. In 2002 or 2003 a woman alleged abuse by Hanley when she was age 4. Accused in a 2004 suit of abusing two minors in 1965. Church did not believe allegations. Personnel file released in 1/13.
Accused of abuse. Died 1973. One victim alleged abuse in 1948. A 2003 civil suit alleged abuse of one 1949-57. Archdiocese released only one page from Haran's personnel file in 1/13 when it released those of over 200 accused priests.
Spelled 'Harmon' in the 1988 Official Catholic Directory. Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list updated 12/6/18. Allegations reported 2009 of incidents 1967-1974. Harman died in 2006.
Ordained for the L.A. archdiocese. Joined the Marianists in 1972. Requested laicization. Became a psychiatrist. A 1989 civil suit was dismissed due to the statute of limitations. Accused by a woman in 2002 of abuse as a minor 1968-73. Order settled. Another suit filed 2003. Per L.A., laicized prior to 7/5/02. Personnel file released by Order 7/13.
Served as administrative officer and treasurer for archdiocese until Mahoney became archbishop in 1985. Died 9/85. Accused in 1995 of abuse of two boys 1973-85, while assigned to St. Basil in L.A. Claims settled. As part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs, archdiocese was to release personnel files. Personnel files on 25 priests, including Hawkes released 1/13.
Accused with Rev. Robert Van Handel, OFM in a 2004 suit of abusing two choir boys at St. Anthony's Seminary in Santa Barbara 1989-94. Called a priest in the article we cite but not listed in Directory. Provisionally listed here as a brother. Per the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list 5/31/19, "No record of this individual being a Friar. No files or complaint information available."
Archbishop Mahony warned in writing in 1988 about Henry's behavior around young boys. Removed in 1991. Pled guilty in 12/91 to abuse of four boys 1985-1991. Received treatment. Sentenced in 1993 to eight years in prison. Removed from active ministry in 1993. New accusations in 2002. Civil suit 2003 by three plaintiffs. A total of 13 accusers per archdiocese list. Included in 12/06 $60M settlement involving 22 priests. Personnel file released in 1/13.
Monsignor. Work included chaplaincies at juvenile detention facilities. Accused in lawsuit filed 10/14 of repeatedly sexually abusing a 6-year-old boy, who was first grader at his parish school, in 1993. Hernandez was pastor of St. Ignatius in Highland Park at the time, having been there for 18 years when he retired in 1996. The suit claimed the boy's teacher would send him to the rectory, where the abuse occurred. Plaintiff said the priest made him read bible passages while sodomizing him. Settled in 3/17. Hernandez died 5/26/14.
Retired in 1997. Placed on leave in 4/02. Multiple victims before 1985. One suit filed in 10/03 alleged abuse of a girl at Santa Clara Parish in the 1970s. Another suit filed in 12/03 claimed abuse1998-2002 at Eastlake Juvenile Hall. Arrested in 6/04. Sentenced to three years probation 1/25/06 for misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Priest of the Diocese of Marquette, WI. Parish priest, high school teacher. Per obituaries, retired 1984, moved to Mesa AZ in 1989. Name quietly added, along with 23 others, to the Los Angeles archdiocese's Final Addendum posted on its website 1/31/13. Extern in L.A. at some point. Died 8/3/2005 in AZ.
Name quietly added, along with 23 others, to the Los Angeles archdiocese's Final Addendum posted on its website 1/31/13. Reported in 9/18 to have sexually abused a girl, including rape, in Torrance 1954-58, when the girl was ages 6 through 9. Hollinger died 10/18/88.
Ordained in Colombia, South America. Began working in Los Angeles. Accused of abuse of two 1986-88, per Archdiocesan Report. Civil suit filed in 12/03. Left Archdiocese in 1988. Also accused of abuse in Baker OR diocese after leaving L.A. As part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs, Archdiocese was to release personnel files. Personnel files on 25 priests, including his, to be released fall 2012 after CA Supreme Court rejected appeal by the priests. Named in one civil suit filed in 9/14 against the Baker diocese. Suit alleged abuse of a youth 1988-89 while Jaramillo worked at Our Lady of Angels Parish in Hermiston, OR. Sent for treatment then returned to Mexico because he was not responding to treatment. Worked in Argentina, Philippines, and Mexico after that.
Extern priest from Sri Lanka working in Archdiocese beginning in 1987. Indicted in 1991 for alleged abuse in 1990. Fled to Sri Lanka in 1990 or 1991 before police could arrest him. Still a fugitive as of 2012.
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.
Named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list updated 12/6/18. Reports to the archdiocese 1992 and 2009, of incidents alleged to have occurred in 1980-81. 'Lifetime of Prayer and Penance ' imposed in 2017.
Named in 2004 civil suit as having assaulting at least one student at St. Anthony Seminary. See additional information in two suits filed in Fall 2009. On the Franciscans' Santa Barbara Province list 5/31/19. It notes allegations reported in 1993, 2004, 2006 and 2008 of sex abuse of minors 1981-87. Removed from ministry in 1993, living under restrictions. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.
Professed vows in 2007. Removed in 12/18 from his assignment at Chaminade College Prep in West Hills after "credible information" that he engaged in recent inappropriate communication of a sexual nature with a student. Kambhampati had been at the school since 2017. He was also removed from the Marianists' West Hills community.
Removed as head of San Lorenzo Seminary in Santa Ynez in 2002 due to accusations of abusing boys 1971-84. At least two civil suits filed. Archdiocesan report shows 11 accusers. Inactive status. Lawsuit filed in 12/19 under the CA Child Victims Act, claiming abuse of a boy, ages 15-17, in 1984-86. The boy was a student at St. Francis High School in La Canada Flintridge, and an altar server. Kearney taught at St. Francis High 1970-95. Removed from the school in 1995 after allegations. Would allegedly sexually abuse boys under the guise of wrestling. Five more suits to be filed naming Kearney, per attorneys in 12/19.
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.
Visiting priest from Ireland. Worked in Zambia in the 1950s. Was studying in Chicago by 1986, then worked in NY and CA. In 1991 returned to Ireland after allegation he abused a girl in Los Angeles. Promised to return to face charges but did not. Pleaded no contest in 1992 to charges. Received three years probation without returning to US. Civil suit filed in 1992. Per Los Angeles archdiocese report, there were four accusers from 1991. Died 5/4/12 in Dublin. Included in 3/21 on the Rockville Centre diocese's list of accused, noting alleged abuse at St. Joseph's in Ronkonkoma, among other places. Assigned 6/-86-6/88 to prison ministry while in residence at Queen of Most Holy Rosary in Roosevelt, NY.
Name sometimes spelled Kenney. Accused of abuse in 1976-77. Appears on both L.A. and Orange dioceses list of accused priests. Subsequently abused in Baker diocese in Oregon. Civil suits filed in L.A. archdiocese and Baker diocese. Died 7/24/77.
Took final vows in 1929. Very limited personnel file released 7/13 (12 pages). Worked as nurse in Idaho, Arizona and Washington. No information on abuse allegations but article says the nun and others were accused in civil lawsuits of molesting children while working within the Los Angeles archdiocese. Died in 10/71. The accusation came after her death. Order said it found nothing to substantiate the claims.
Arrested in CA in 1974 for oral copulation of a minor 1973-74. Also two arrests for lewd behavior in restrooms in CA. Worked in multiple parishes in WI, MT, PA, TX and CA even after his arrests. Died 9/2/87. Named in 2003 civil suit. Personnel file released by Order 09/09/13. Included on the Helena diocese's list 4/29/15, in compliance with the non-monetary terms of the 3/5/15 bankruptcy settlement. On St. Norbert Abbey list 7/19/19. It notes multiple allegations.
Accused as seminarian in 1981 of sexual abuse of boy in 1980 at a minor seminary in LA. Order said not credible. Ordained. Worked in Reno, L.A. and Orange. Same accusation deemed credible in 1993 (not by Order). Settlement 1995. To Portland OR 1998. Accused 2002 of more 1980 abuse. Admitted 'indiscretions' in 1970s-80s. To Sacramento; removed 2003. Settlement 3/06. New suit 6/09. Diocese settled with 2 brothers 8/11. Jury found for Order 10/11. Personnel file released 5/12. Laicized 2/06. On Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/19. On Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19.
From Ireland. Founding pastor of St. Cyril's parish in Encino 1949. There until his death 4/9/67. Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list updated 12/6/18. Report in 2012 of incidents 1959-1962.
Accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old girl in 6/06 just after she graduated from high school. Archdiocese did not tell police until 9/06 after it completed its own investigation. Lane was reportedly transferred to Missouri. No criminal charges filed due to insufficient evidence. Faculties removed. Named as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18.
From Ireland. Arrived in CA in 1934, assigned to a parish in Burlingame in the SF archdiocese. Later worked in Los Angeles, CA and Hermiston, OR, returning to Our Lady of the Angels in Burlingame, CA in 1961 as pastor, where he remained until his death 6/18/91. Named Capuchin Custos Provincial in 1962. Accused in 2004 or 2005 of abusing a minor 1952-53. Named in a civil suit.
Accused of abuse of a boy, ages of 14-16 in 1996-99, per civil suit filed 2008. Archdiocesan report said abuse occurred 1995-96. Leon was the incorporating executive director of Soledad Enrichment Action (SEA). Abuse allegedly took place during retreats at Camp Unity in the Angeles National Forest. Civil case settled at some point between 2006 and 2010.
A civil suit alleging abuse of two brothers in 1975 settled for $625K in 1998. Named in at least one more civil suit in 2003 with two accusers alleging abuse 1973-83. Article references ten victims; the three youngest were five years old. Also abused nieces and nephews. Living at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center at Los Gatos from 2001. Beaten 5/10 at Los Gatos by one of his accusers. Accuser was acquitted of felony assault and elder abuse at trial 7/5/12. Lindner's testimony stricken. On the Oakland diocese's list 2/17/19. On the Jesuits West list 12/7/18.
Turned himself in to police after arrest warrant in 11/95; faced 38 counts of molesting five boys since 1990. Had been in treatment at St. Luke's in MD. Sued by six in 1996. Cases dismissed due to SOL in 1996. Died by suicide in his Washington DC home in 12/96, age 50. Another civil suit filed in 1997. Two more in 2003. At least 21 victims of abuse, spanning 20 years. All included in massive LA archdiocese $660M settlement in 7/07. A suit claiming abuse 1988-92 of a boy, ages 8-12, settled in 2020 in the low six figures.
Monsignor. Prior to ordination, Loomis was known as Brother Beckett. Sued 2003. Accused of abuse of 1 1968-71. Another incident in 1974 alleged in 2004. Placed on leave 2/04 but still shown as pastor of Saints Felicitas and Perpetua Church in San Marino, CA thru 6/30/09. Loomis served as canonical investigator for allegations of abuse beginning 2001. In a 2009 deposition, Loomis revealed how Cardinal Mahoney failed to properly deal with abuser Michael Baker. Personnel file released 1/13. Archdiocese announced in 11/14 that a Vatican Tribunal determined that allegations of sexual misconduct against Loomis had not been proven. The archdiocese lifted its restrictions on Loomis and called him a priest of the archdiocese "in good standing."
Accused of abuse of a girl 1962-66. Archdiocese informed of this in 1992 by the Order. Lopez left the priesthood in 1970. Added to the Diocese of Stockton's list 11/12/20, which notes he was assigned 1961-63 to St. George Parish.
From Colombia. Sent from Rome, Italy to St. Thomas the Apostle parish in LA in 2001. Arrested in 2004 for abuse of a minor. Other victims found. Convicted in 2005. Conviction/prison sentence overturned 4/06 by appeals court. In 1/08 the CA Supreme Court overturned the appeals court decision and returned case to the court which upheld conviction 4/08. CA Supreme Court refused to hear appeal. Suit filed by 20-year-old man in 5/09. Lopez was deported, per CA Sex Offender Registry. News reports 6/11 say he was convicted in Rome in 2000.
Born in Italy 5/12/1923. Joined the Salesians in 1939 in the U.S. Taught 1957-67 at Salesian high schools in the Los Angeles archdiocese in Bellflower, San Gabriel and Los Angeles. Also worked in parishes. Lectured at Southern IL University 1966-71. Worked in Rome 1985-90 as Director of Documentation for Caritas Internationalis, and later at the Salesian Provincial Office. Per 1/06 article, worked at Vatican Press Office for four years in the 1990s. Accused in 2002 of abuse in 1957-58 of a student; his accuser sued the Order. Another former student publicly alleged abuse by Lorenzoni when he was a high school student during 1959-60 in Watsonville CA. Lorenzoni died 9/5/17.
Convicted in 1986 in Los Angeles for abuse of a boy, age 14. Got three years probation. Convicted in 2004 for abuse of several boys in the 1970s-80s in Phoenix. Sentenced to 14 years prison. Placed on leave in 1985. Laicized 1992. Married a woman with three boys in 1995. She knew he had been a priest but not of past allegations until his arrest in 2003. He was a counselor and worked for U. of NM health center. Civil suits filed 1996 and 12/03. Limited personnel files released 1/13. Suit filed under the CA Child Victims Act, settled with LA archdiocese, Lovell and Claretians in 1/20 for $1.9M. Plaintiff alleged abuse as an altar boy, ages 9-11, in 1982-84. He said he told church officials when he was age 15-16. Released from AZ prison in 5/21.
Removed in 2002 after allegations of abuse in 1979. Arrested in 2003; charged with abuse of teens. Charges dropped in 2003 after Supreme Court ruling on SOL. Sued several times. On both L.A. and Orange diocese lists of accused priests. Suit in 3/08 claimed abuse in 1994/1995; settled 2/09. Prior to this settlement, Orange had already paid $4M plus in settlements. Arrested on new charges 7/09. Plea bargain of guilty 3/23/12. Sentenced 8/24 to 1 year jail, 5 years probation and to register as sex offender. New suit 3/27/12. Status per Orange diocese website 8/12/16 was "Life of Prayer and Penance."
Twice accused of abuse. Not substantiated, no action taken. Retired in 2011. Shown in 2013 release of documents to have "maneuvered behind the scenes to shield molester priests, provide damage control for the church and keep parishioners in the dark about sexual abuse in their parishes." As of 2/1/13, his successor, Archbishop Gomez, stripped Mahony of all administrative or public duties. Remained bishop in good standing.
Accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a minor at Marymount High School in Los Angeles, while a Loyola University faculty member 1963-67. Trained in the Kansas City, KS archdiocese, then on faculty of St. Louis University in St. Louis for two years. Living in Akron, OH area in 2003. On the Jesuits' Central and Southern Province list 12/7/18. It notes that Maio left the Jesuits in 1970 and the priesthood in 1971. On Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes the abuse in L.A. was in 1963-64 and was reported in 1964 and 2003.
Named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list 5/31/19. First assignment was in 1942. Died in 1979. Allegations received in 1999 and 2004 of the sexual abuse of minors 1961 and in the 1970s. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19, where he worked 1952-55. Added to Gallup diocese's list 8/02/19; assigned there 7/19/64-6/15/71.
Charged with 20 counts lewd acts upon child under 14 1959-1963. At least 3 accusers. Moved to Canada; DA was attempting to extradite as of 2003. Named in 12/03 civil suit. In residence at Paulist Centre for Catholic Evangelization Toronto, ON, Canada, per Paulist website accessed 9/19/09. On Buffalo diocese's list updated 11/5/18. On Paulists list 3/8/19. It notes allegations reported 2002, 2003, 2008, 2018, of abuse in Los Angeles 1959-60, 1960-62, 1961-62; 1956 and 1959 in Lake George NY, and in Buffalo NY 1982. Marshall died 12/24/12.
Accused of abuse of a minor 1965-66, per 2004 archdiocesan report. Assigned to St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower at the time of alleged abuse. Named in at least one civil suit. Last known to be at Salesian provincial headquarters in San Francisco.
Accused of abuse of seven minors in 1970-81, per archdiocesan report. At least two civil suits filed 12/03. Working in Oakland diocese in 2003. Eight lawsuits settled in 2007. Personnel files released by Order 7/31/13 show some allegations written in Japanese characters to disguise references to acknowledgement of homosexuality and admitting to relations with boys. Admitted in 2005 to abusing as many as 100 boys. In 2013 possibly living in Catholic center in Missouri or in Oakland. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.
Accused of abuse of a boy 1990-91 at Our Lady Queen of Angels Seminary, per archdiocese. Suit filed in 12/03. Archdiocese said it investigated and allegations were unfounded. Suit settled as part of 12/06 $60M settlement involving 22 priests. Transferred to new assignment, parishioners not told of past allegations. Named in suit filed 10/18. Still active parish priest in 10/18.
Extern priest from the Philippines. Arrived in L.A. in 1959. A 2003 lawsuit alleged abuse in CA in 1959. Left L.A. 1960. In the El Paso diocese 1975-76. Working in the Joliet diocese by 1977 where allegations were made in 1983 and 1991. Left Joliet in 1984, worked in Chicago and later returned to the Archdiocese of Cebu. Died in 2004. Name on 3/13 Joliet list of priests with credible allegations. Joliet diocese agreed to release of personnel files 3/13 as part of settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files released 4/30/14. Also named in a civil suit filed 4/30/14. An additional suit was filed by 3 men against the Joliet Diocese claiming 1980 abuse 9/18/14. Settled in 8/18 for $1.4M. On the Richmond diocese's list 6/27/19.
Arrested in 8/18 after sending nude photos of himself online to undercover police, thinking he was sending them to a 14-year-old boy. Pled not guilty. Had been removed from active ministry in 9/00 for "failure to adhere to Archdiocesan policies concerning ...youth and young adults." Mayer was Dean of Students at a Banning middle school when arrested. On L.A. archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18.
Named publicly as accused by the Los Angeles Archdiocese on its Final Addendum to the Report to the People of God in 10/08. On the Jesuits West Province on list 12/7/18. Sexual abuse of a minor in about 1977-82 reported in 2007, while assigned to St. Thomas More in Alhambra. Died 1/3/91.
Ordained for the Diocese of St. John, Newfoundland, Canada. Arrived in Los Angeles in the early 1960s, assigned to a Pico Rivera parish. Went on sick leave in late 1964, reassigned as hospital chaplain in Inglewood. Worked next in Fresno, which was established as a diocese in 1967, from L.A. Assigned 1971-92 in the Diocese of Little Rock. Died in 1992. Named publicly as accused by the Los Angeles archdiocese on its list 1/31/13. On the Little Rock diocese's list updated 2/8/19.
McDonald was the first priest to be ordained for the Diocese of Fairbanks. Worked in Barrow 1966-71. Also worked in Baker and Portland, OR dioceses. Retired in 1986. Died 12/88 at age 65. Two or more pending claims against McDonald shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Included on the West Province Jesuits' list 12/7/18. It notes an allegation reported in 1957 of sexual abuse of a minor in 1956, while assigned to Loyola High School in Los Angeles, CA. Dismissed in 1957. [May have been a Jesuit seminarian at the time.] On the Anchorage archdiocese's list 1/16/20, where he worked 1972-73. It notes sexual misconduct with a vulnerable adult in 1976.
One of several religious assigned to Santa Barbara who were named as abusers in a civil suit filed in 8/08 which alleged that the Franciscans constituted "an ongoing public nuisance as a result of their practice of shuttling pedophile priests among communities without warning members of the public that a sexual predator might be in their midst." Abuse allegedly took place in 1960s-70s. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes "The Province has received no allegation involving a minor."
One of 10 brothers and two laymen accused by more than 30 men in a 5/13 civil suit claiming abuse at three Chicago schools run by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North American Province. Order agreed in 5/13 to $16.5M settlement with 400 plaintiffs alleging abuse by multiple order priests and brothers.
Accused of abuse of a minor in 1963, per archdiocesan report. Claims in a civil suit of abuse at Junipero Serra High School in Gardena when he was an instructor. Dispensed from Perpetual vows 4/11/70. Working in HI at the time. Personnel files released by Order in 7/13 do not actually specify child abuse, but he do admit that celibacy had always been an issue for him.
From Ireland. Ordained for the Columban Fathers (s.s.c.). Worked in the Philippines after ordination until about 1974, then in London, England until about 1984. Beginning in 1986 he spent ten years in Belize, after which he was sent to the United States. He returned to Ireland in 2014 and died 4/27/18. McGrath was named publicly as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18.
Per archdiocesan report, one person alleged abuse 1972-74. Reportedly, at least seven sued in 2003 alleging abuse in the 1960s. Civil suit dismissed by court in 2005. Six plaintiffs settled with the Diocese of Monterey in 9/06 for $1.5M and lifetime counseling. Died 3/24/79. On Monterey diocese's list 1/2/19. It notes report received in 2002 of abuse in the 1960s.
Accused of abuse of two 1962-65, per L.A.archdiocesan report. At St. Anthony's Seminary at the time of alleged abuse. One accuser included in a civil suit filed 12/03. Claims included in $28M settlement by the Franciscans in Santa Barbara. Died in 2/86. (Also see references in two petitions filed Fall, 2009.) Personnel File released 5/12. On the Franciscans' Santa Barbara Province list 5/31/19. It notes allegations reported in 1993 and 2004 of the sexual abuse of minors in the 1960s. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.
Report in 2003 to the archdiocese that McNamara sexually abused a minor in 1961. Dismissed from the Jesuits in 1968. Wrote several books. Died 11/16/2001. Named in a civil suit. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18.
Reported publicly as accused on the archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Report to the archdiocese in 2015 of incidents alleged to have occurred 1983-85. Noted to have no faculties, and investigation pending in 2015.
Accused of abuse of a minor 1985-87, per 2004 archdiocesan report. Left archdiocese in 1993. At least one civil suit filed. Spent time at St. Augustine's Monastery in Kansas City, Kansas Personnel file released 09/09/13. Fathered at least one child and was threatened with a separate paternity suit.
Accused in a 2003 civil suit of abuse of a girl in 1968. Named in archdiocesan report addendum. On his order's list 6/12/19. It notes allegation in 2007 of abuse in the 1960s in CA, handled by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Withdrew from order in 1974. Deceased.
Arrested in 2003, charged with abusing two girls. Charges dropped in 2003 due to CA Supreme Court ruling. Per 2004 archdiocesan report, there were four accusers of abuse occurring 1957-67. At least one civil suit filed. Left archdiocese in 1967 for San Francisco, then Stockton. Incardinated into Stockton diocese in 9/74. Also worked in the Oakland diocese. Three siblings filed suit in 1/08 against Salesians alleging 1960s abuse. Personnel file indicates he also abused in Brazil, Italy and Canada. Included in Salesians' $19.5M settlement with 17 in 5/08. Named in 6/10 suit. Included on list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton diocese's 5/9/14 filing in bankruptcy court.
Removed from active ministry in 1997. Accused of abuse of a boy in the 1970s and 1980s. Arrested in 2002; charges dropped 2003 due to US Supreme Court ruling. Six accusers, per archdiocese. Named by two in 10/03 civil suit. Some claims settled in 12/06 $60M settlement involving 22 priests. In 7/07, four claims settled for $660M involving 508 priests. Laicized in 5/05. Arrested 7/23/07 for molesting a boy 1988-91. Pled guilty in 12/08. Admitted abuse of three more. Sentencedto three years in 1/09. Personnel file released in 1/13. Claims settled 2/18/14 as part of $13M claim. May have died in 6/18. Named in 10/18 suit.
Accused by one person of abuse in 1968 per Errata to the Los Angeles archdiocesan report. Died 12/18/96. On Diocese of Charleston's list 3/29/29. On the Paulists' list 3/8/19. It notes the one allegation received in 1994 of abuse in Los Angeles in 1968.
Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits West Province in its list 12/7/18. It notes a report in 2003 of the sexual abuse of a minor in 1960. Assigned 1949-64 to Loyola University in Los Angeles. Died 11/15/97.
Named publicly as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Allegations reported to archdiocese in 2008 of incidents 1964-65. Murphy died in 1970. Included on the Vincentians list 11/12/20.
Accused of abuse of a minor at St. Ferdinand's in San Fernando 1957-60, per archdiocesan report addendum of 11/05. Also worked in the Oakland diocese. Died 3/75. Personnel file was released by the order 7/13 but does not include information on alleged abuse.
Sued in 2003. Accused of abusing a youth 1973-79. Settlement of $500K in late 2003; kept secret for a year. Placed on leave. Former vocations director of Orange diocese. Also accused of sexual misconduct in 1991, but diocese could not substantiate. Named in Los Angeles archdiocesan report addendum. Laicized, per the Diocese of Orange's list updated 4/2/19.
In 1991 a young man told the archdiocese that he had been abused for years by Newell from age 15 in 1986. The archdiocese promised that Newell would never work in youth ministry again. Newell was removed from ministry "for other reasons" in 1993. Admitted the abuse, sent to treatment. Found in 2010 working with young men as a priest in Tijuana, Mexico. Accuser filed suit in 6/10 accusing L.A. archdiocese of fraud. One of of seven priests of the Tijuana, Mexico archdiocese who were removed without privileges as of 6/20/14. Case sent to Vatican. Found by reporter in 11/19 working as pastor of a Tijuana parish. Suit filed by a second man in 2/20 in CA alleging abuse as a young teen by Newell, beginning in 1993.
Accused of abuse of three minors 1975-85, per 2004 archdiocesan report. Named in at least one suit. One allegation of abuse 1980-82 reported to police in 1988. Removed in 1991. Faculties revoked in 2000. Claims included in $660M L.A. settlement in 7/07. Accused in a 9/12 suit of abuse of a girl in 1980 at St. Paul High in Santa Fe Springs. She claimed counseling paid for by the church prevented her from filing suit in 2003 during CA window. Laicized in 2006. Personnel file released 1/13. Claims included in 2/18/14 $13M settlement.
Monsignor. Canon lawyer. Held positions on the archdiocesan tribunal 1949-99. Died 11/22/99. Name quietly added, along with 23 others, to the Los Angeles archdiocese's Final Addendum posted on its website 1/31/13.
From Ireland. Accused of abuse of three 1959-61, per 2004 archdiocesan report. Placed on leave and then retired in 2002 without faculties. Named in at least one civil suit. Personnel file released in 1/13.
Accused by two people of abuse when they were boys in Southern CA 1974-77. Order acknowledged the accusations. Also worked in the Oakland diocese. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. Chaplain 1993-2002 at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. Permanently removed from ministry 3/30/02.
Accused of abuse of a minor 1965-68, per 2004 archdiocese 2004 report. Active in Myanmar and Philippines in 2004. In 2011 removed from from assignment at Holy Name of Mary in San Dimas, where he had been for two years. Archdiocese admitted it "did not fully consult records" that showed he had admitted to a sexual 'relationship' with a high school girl in the 1960s. The vicar of clergy in charge of checking records resigned. HIs victim settled the civil suit with the order and priest in 1999 for $100K.
Accused of abuse of a minor in 1968 at Loyola High School, per archdiocesan report addendum. Worked in San Francisco and Los Angeles CA, as well as in Phoenix, AZ, where he was assigned to Brophy Prep. from 1975 until his death 1/1/93. Included on the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes sexual abuse of a minor in 1969, reported in 2003.
Ordained in El Salvador. Working in L.A. in 1981; incardinated 1987. Sued 2003. Accused of abuse of one girl in 1987. Named in archdiocesan report. Archdiocese investigated and found no grounds to remove. At least one claim included in 12/06 $60M settlement involving 22 priests, which covers all of the cases involving molestations that occurred since Mahony was named head of the diocese in 1985.
Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits West Province on its list 12/7/18. It notes sexual abuse of a minor in 2005, reported in 2005. Dismissed from the order. Assigned at the time of the alleged abuse to Vrebum Dei High School in Los Angeles.
Two early suits filed. One settled in 1994. Denied allegations. Removed in 1987. Named in L.A. archdiocesan report as having abused one minor in 1975. Also named by Orange diocese on its list of accused priests. May also have been named in other litigation. Per his personnel file released in 5/12, Pacheco was laicized 3/12/94. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes allegations of abuse occurring 1975, and 1978-83 received 1988, 1992, 2004 and 2019.
Professed vows as a Marianist in 1974. Ordained in 1990. Worked in CA, NY, HI, TX, OH. Left the Order and was laicized in 2001. Included on the Order's 6/24/20 list of accused. Accusations involved child pornography.
Removed in 2002. Admitted to molesting a teenage boy 19 years previously. Accused of abusing four minors 1974-84, per L.A. archdiocesan report. Also on list of accused released by Orange diocese. Named in at least one civil suit. Laicized. Accused in a claim settled in 2020 in the low five figures of sexually abusing an altar boy, ages 9-10 in 1977-78, while assigned to St. Edward the Confessor in Dana Point.
Accused of abuse of two minors. On the Franciscans' Santa Barbara Province list 5/31/19. It notes allegations reported in 1990 of the sexual abuse of minors 1987-88. Left the Order in 1995. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.
Seminary student. Not ordained. Charged in CA in 2003 with molesting two 14-year-old boys between 1980-1982 [per 2004 archdiocesan report he abused only one]. Arrested in MA in 2003 on outstanding 1987 warrant from MA for alleged abuse of a 12-year-old boy. CA charges may have been dropped in 2003 after CA Supreme Court ruling.
Accused of abuse of girl in the 1970s. Police investigation in 2002. Also another female accuser. Sent to Paracletes for treatment. Named in civil suit filed 2003. Placed on permanent inactive leave in 1999. Named on archdiocesan report in 2004. Laicized in 2006. Worked for Los Angeles Unified School District from at least 2002 until 2011-12 and part-time until 2013. Archdiocese knew as early as 2009 that he was working for the school district. Personnel file released 1/13.
Spent much of his early career teaching in Hawaii. Accused of abuse of a minor in 1963 when he was a teacher at Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, CA. Called Ploughman in 2/17/04 Los Angeles report; name corrected to Pleimann in Errata 1. Personnel file released by Order in 7/13 shows he took perpetual vows in 7/40, was dispensed from vows in 5/73 (while teaching in Japan) and died 6/14/86.
Excardinated to the Diocese of Orange when it was created in 1976. Arrested in 2002. Accused of abuse of a teenage girl 1973-77, and fathering her child. Charges dropped after CA Supreme Court ruling in 2003. An adult woman also accused him of fathering her child. Left priesthood in 1977 to marry. Laicized in 1978. One known civil suit.
Named publicly as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Report noted in 2013 of incidents estimated to have allegedly occurred in 1977. Poon was incardinated into the Oakland diocese in 1982, and retired in 1996.
One of several assigned to Santa Barbara who were named as abusers in civil suit filed 8/08, which alleged that the Franciscans constituted "an ongoing public nuisance as a result of their practice of shuttling pedophile priests among communities without warning members of the public that a sexual predator might be in their midst." Abuse allegedly took place 1970s-80s. On the Franciscans Santa Barbara Province list 5/31/19. It notes abuse of a minor 1972-75, reported in 1993. Removed from ministry, put on a safety plan. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019. On the Stockton diocese's list 11/12/20, noting he was assigned there 1964-65.
Accused of abuse of four St. Francis of Assisi parish altar boys 1957-62, per 2003 civil suit. HIs accusers said he also abused other altar boys, and that he "rushed through mass" so he could molest them. One mother reportedly told authorities, after which Quinlan was transferred to WIllitis CA. (Part of the San Francisco archdiocese until the Santa Rosa diocese was established in 1/62.) Plaintiffs' attorney said that the Church told them that Quinlan had been sent to an Indian reservation in Arizona to pay penance for his sins. Quinlan died in 1970. Listed in L.A. Archdiocesan report. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. Assigned there 1962-68.
Admitted to abuse of at least 25 boys. Los Angeles CA archdiocesan priest, later Diocese of Orange. In and out of treatment, kept in ministry. Placed on leave 1985. Sent to a Tijuana Mexico parish in 1985 and put in charge of a children's ministry. Removed 1991. Died 2004. Personnel file released 1/13. Wrongful death suit 3/17 vs Orange and L.A. dioceses by widow of alleged victim who died by suicide in 2015. Abuse said to have been at St. Joseph's in Placentia, 1975-78, and victim was altar boy who met Ramos at age 10.
Accused in a 2003 civil suit against the Los Angeles archdiocese of abuse of a minor. Abuse alleged to have occurred in 1965 when he was working at Rancho San Antonio in Chatsworth, CA. Died in about 1989. Joined the order at age 18 and left in 1966 at age 22 to pursue a career in baseball.
Professed vows as a Marianist brother, Province of the Pacific, in 1958. Assigned to Chaminade College Prep in West Hills, CA. Left the Order in 1968. Included on the Marianists' list of accused 6/24/20.
Accused in 2002 of abuse in 1976. Civil suit filed 12/03. Per LA archdiocesan report, there were 4 accusers claiming abuse 1959-76. Reilly was reportedly in residence for several years at St. Dominic's in San Francisco, which had a school. Also worked in Oakland diocese. On San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/18. Worked there at Notre Dame High School in Riverside 1988-93. SB diocese list notes abuse took place in Eugene OR in 1983, that it was made aware in 5/93 and that Reilly left the diocese 5/93. Died in 2016. On Dominicans St. Joseph Province list in late 2018. It notes transfer in 1974 to the Province of the Holy Name.
Named publicly as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Report to archdiocese in 2018 of incident(s) in 2000. Removed from ministry in 2018. The Salesians reportedly had received an allegation in 2000 that Reina molested a child in 1975, prior to ordination. In 2012 an adult told the order Reina made an "improper advance" toward him in 2000. In 2013 Reina was awarded Salesian High School in Richmond's Educator of the Year.
After ordination, Riebe spent four years at St. Anne's Parish in Santa Monica. Moved to Mexico in 1974 and spent next 21 years ministering to Indians. Expelled by the Mexican government in 1995. L.A. archdiocese began notifying dioceses throughout the country in early 2008 that it had several credible allegations against him of sexual misconduct with minors dating from the early 1970s. Worked in Diocese of Phoenix in 1996-97 (on its list as "Lawrence" Riebe). As of 2008, incardinated in the Diocese of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. Died in 2018.
Multiple alleged victims in the UK, beginning when Robinson was in seminary. The first complaint was reportedly made in 1973. Transferred suddenly in 1986 from archdiocese of Birmingham (UK) to L.A. archdiocese. Reportedly worked in five LA parishes 1986-93.
First abuse report in 1987. Placed on leave in 1993. Convicted 2004 of abuse of 2 teen boys 1988-93. Sentenced to 8 years' prison. Accused of abuse prior to 1994 in civil litigation. Laicized 1993 (or 1998 per L.A. Archdiocese). Included in 12/06 $60M settlement involving 22 priests, which covered all of the cases i that occurred since Mahony was named head of the diocese in 1985. Released from prison 1/08. Personnel file released 1/13. Order file released 9/9/13. Found in 10/16 ministering at an L.A. church not affiliated with the archdiocese, using the name Carlos Ramirez. Removed after publicity. Lawsuit filed 10/18 by 2 brothers alleging abuse in the 1990s in Riverside, when they were ages 12 and 7. Warning in 6/19 from archdiocese that Rodriguez was reported to be saying mass in homes, that he is not a priest and is convicted abuser. On Vincentians' list in 2020.
From El Salvador. Assigned to L.A. parishes 1982-91, then on Sick Leave 1991-93. Name quietly added, along with 23 others, to the Los Angeles archdiocese's Final Addendum posted on its website 1/31/13.
Convicted in 1981. Privileges removed. Sentenced to two years in a state mental hospital and ten years probation. Abused boys and accused of abuse of at least one girl. Suits filed 1984, 2003, 2004. Admitted to at least 30 victims. Still on CA Sex Offender Register as of 1/2/10 and shown to be living in Anaheim. Personnel file released 1/13. Laicized 5/9/06. Died 9/22/19.
Accused in 2002 of abuse of a girl 1968-69. Named in a civil suit and in archdiocesan report. Worked in Gallup diocese 1964-65. Included on Gallup 12/14 list of clerics credibly accused of abuse of minor(s). Deceased.
Confessed under oath in 2/06 to sexually abusing nephew and showing him porn in 1967-69 while working in L.A. parish and studying at Loyola Marymount. Also confessed to fondling a 14-year-old seminarian in Colombia previously. When the taped confession was broadcast on 9/28/06 in Bogota, the seminarian claimed that Rozo had raped him, and that other priests and a bishop had abused him too. Colombian church tribunal cleared Rozo on canonical SOL grounds on 7/23/07, commending his youth apostolate.
Record of abuse began shortly after ordination. First investigated by police in 1967. First civil suit filed in 1994. Arrested 2002 on charges involving 12 girls. Criminal charges dropped 2003 due to Supreme Court ruling. Named as #1 on list of top 10 abusive priests in LA Archdiocese with 38-41 known accusers. Some claims settled in 12/06 $60M settlement involving 22 priests. Other claims settled in 7/07 $660M settlement. Laicized 2/8/08. Personnel file released 1/13.
From Ireland. Placed on leave numerous times 1945 -60. Excardinated to Philadelphia archdiocese in 1965. Died 12/3/76. Accused in 2002 of abuse of a brother and sister in 1945-46. Named in a civil suit. Personnel file released 1/13.
Elevated to Auxiliary Bishop in 2004. Per news in 12/18, investigated by law enforcement in 2002 for an allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor in the 1990s, when he was a parish priest. Salazar denied wrongdoing. The archdiocese said it didn't learn of the allegation until 2005. Vatican investigated and reportedly imposed precautionary measures. Archdiocesan oversight board reviewed the case and deemed the allegation credible. Pope Francis accepted Salazar's resignation 12/19/18.
Sued 1986. Convicted 1987of molesting two boys in Los Angeles. Sentenced to six years; served four. Banned for life from L.A. Moved to Amarillo diocese in 1991. Two 2002 CA criminal charges dropped in 2003. Charged in 2003 with assault of 18-year-old in Dallas. Convicted 7/1/05. Life sentence. Laicization announced 2/05. New trial ordered 9/11. Accepted plea bargain 2013; released for time served. Claims settled in CA and TX 2007-08. CA personnel files released 1/13. Pled guilty 12/30/13 to more charges in TX; 10-year sentence. On Amarillo diocese's list 1/31/19; worked in diocese 7/91-7/02.
From Spain. First Augustinian Father to come to the U.S. Worked in Nebraska 1917-48. Accused of abuse of a minor 1958-60 at Cristo Rey in Los Angeles archdiocese. Died 11/18/72. Personnel file released 09/09/13.
Monsignor. Ordained in Spain. Working in the L.A. archdiocese in 1971; incardinated 1976. Sued in 2003. Accused of abuse of a minor 1978-81, per 2004 archdiocesan report. Archdiocese investigated, determined evidence did not support the charges. Sanchez consistently denied the allegations. Retired and returned to Spain in 2000. Claim included in 7/07 massive $660M settlement by L.A. archdiocese.
Left order in 1997. Accused of abuse of five boys 1955-69, per 2004 archdiocesan report. Two filed civil suit in 12/03 alleging abuse 1967-69. Accusations involved children at Maryvale, which was a Catholic orphanage in Rosemead. Later went on to work at La Salle High in Pasadena and other Catholic schools in Hayward and New Orleans. Accused in 2003 of abuse at Rancho San Antonio in Chatsworth in the 1960s. Settlement with two men in 2007. Personnel file released in 2013.
Civil suit filed in 1998; dismissed. Removed in 2002. Accused of abuse of a boy, ages 12-17, in the 1970s. Police investigated in 2002. Per archdiocese's 2004 report, there were two accusers 1977-85. In active ministry in Bolivia from 1998.
Worked in hospitals in Chicago, New York, and Montreal Canada 1950-69. Served as her order's provincial office secretary treasurer 1969 - 2001. Retired in 2001 or 2002. Died 9/7/05. Very limited personnel file released 7/13 (2 pages). Reportedly she and others were accused in civil lawsuits of molesting children while working within the Los Angeles archdiocese.
Accused of abuse of one person 1979-80 per 2004 archdiocesan report. May have left priesthood. Accused in one civil suit of abusing a boy at St. Ferdinand's parish. Admitted during treatment that he had been in trouble due to his sexual behavior. Order released his personnel file 7/13.
Accused of abuse of one in 1948, per L.A. archdiocesan report in 2004. Died in 1991. Added to Buffalo diocese's list 11/5/18. Worked at St. Bonaventure University 1928-86, including as math department head and dean of science. Pastor of Sacred Heart in Knapp Creek 1961-88. Per the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list 5/31/19, they had no information on Scheier, and the order's Holy Name Province in NY "handled the 2004 allegation."
Monsignor. Accused of abusing both a boy and a girl, ages 7 or 8, during 1947-58. Named by two plaintiffs in a civil suit filed in 12/03. Died in 1986. Claims included in massive $660M settlement by L.A. archdiocese of over 500 claims 7/14/07.
Ordained for the Congration of St. Joseph (c.s.j.). Named publicly as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Report to archdiocese in 2014 of incident(s) around 1982. Died in 2005.
Priest visiting from Colima diocese in Mexico. Sexually abused a 15-year-old girl on 8/10/03 during confession, was arrested, pled no contest, and in 2004 was sentenced to a year in jail. Archdiocese could not determine whether Serratos had been granted
Sued in 2003. Accused in 1971 of abuse of a high school boy 1958-64, per 2004 archdiocesan report. Sharpe was the boy's confessor. Also on the Diocese of Orange's list of accused clergy. Died 11/2/99. Personnel file released in 1/13.
Named publicly as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Report to the archdiocese of incident(s) in the 1970s or 1980s. Included on the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes sexual abuse of a minor in 1978 and the 1980s, reported in 2007 and 2015. Assigned to Jesuit high schools in CA and AZ until 1958. Assigned 1959-91 to Manresa Retreat House in Azusa, CA. Died 10/23/91.
Accused of abuse of a minor 1961-63, per Los Angeles archdiocesan report addendum. Named in at least one civil suit. Military chaplain late 1960s-early 1970s, then absent on sick leave. Retired and still absent on sick leave in 1984. Appears to have moved to the Boise diocese by 1985. The Official Catholic Directory begins to index Shimmaly as Edward E. in L.A. (absent on leave) and Edward G. in Boise in 1985. The 1988 Directory continues to index both, and each ordained in 1961. Died 5/2/99. (The 2000 Directory shows the same death date for both Edward E. in L.A. and Edward with no middle initial in Boise.)
From Mexico. Left archdiocese without privileges 5/1/95. Sued by many in 2002. Accused of abuse of as many as 28 boys 1979-85. Criminal charges dropped due to Supreme Court ruling. Likely returned to Mexico. LA archdiocese referred to him as Fidencio Flores Silva. As part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs, archdiocese released personnel file 1/31/13. One alleged victim filed suit in 10/18 against the Vatican. On San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/18. Assigned 1998 to St. Philip Neri in Lynwood. Removed 11/98. Reported in 5/19 to be working at a church in Mexico.
Accusations against Fr. Francis (Raymond E.) Simon were discovered in the personnel file of Fr. Mathias Faue released in 7/13. In 2002 a man alleged he was abused by Faue and Fr. Simon 1963-67 at St. Benedict's Church in Montebello, CA. Simon died 12/18/95.
Included on archdiocese's list 1/31/13. Assigned 1981-85 to St. John the Baptist in Baldwin Park, 1985-1988 to St. Genevieve's in Van Nuys. 'Involved' sexually with a teen girl when he was age 30 and she was 17. He acknowledged in a 2018 interview that when she was 15 she "caught his eye." The girl disclosed the situation to her therapist, who called police. No criminal charges. Police informed the archdiocese which gave Sintef a warning. The 'relationship' continued for several more years. Sintef was sent to treatment in MD, then left the priesthood. He went on to practice hypnotherapy in Marin County. He is married and has a daughter.
Accused of abuse 1985-86. Settled in 1993 for $60K. Another suit filed 2003. Named in 2004 L.A. archdiocesan report. Included on the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes a report in 1991 of sexual abuse of a minor, occurring "TBD." Dismissed from the order in 12/89.
Accused in 1986 of abuse in the 1950s of a female relative under age 14. Arrested in 12/02. Criminal charges dropped in 7/03 due to CA Supreme Court ruling. Died in 1/05. At least one claim included in 11/06 $10M settlement with Order, L.A. archdiocese and 7 people alleging abuse by 5 priests. Archdiocese was to release personnel files as part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs. Personnel files on 25 priests (including his) to be released in Fall 2012 after CA Supreme Court rejected appeal by the priests. Addedin 2/21 to the Joliet diocese's list, where he was assigned in 2002 to Carmelite Carefree Village.
Accused of abuse of two sisters between 1958 and 1966. Temporary profession 7/9/44; perpetual profession 7/9/47; died 8/23/01. Last name spelled as per personnel file. His L.A. archdiocesan obit misspelled name. The 2/17/04 archdiocesan report states one civil suit filed. Both sisters settled as part of $660M settlement in 7/07.
Abuse in 1953 alleged in 2002. Sued in 2003 by a man who claimed abuse 1956-58, while he was a student at Loyola High School and Sullivan was attached to Jesuit faculty residence. Per L.A. archdiocesan report, three accusers reported incidents 1952-58. Worked in San Francisco, Santa Clara, Azusa and Los Angeles. At the Jesuit Curia in Rome 1968-69, then assigned to the Univ. of Hawaii Newman Center 1969-78. Died 2/2/1992. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes sexual abuse of a minor 1956-58, reported in 2009.
Accusation in 1991 that he abused one boy and possibly two 1964-1970. Report in 1994 that he abused two brothers, ages 10-11, years prior. Retired and faculties removed in 2/02. Arrested in 2003. Charges dropped in 7/03 due to CA Supreme Court ruling. Accused of abuse of 17 during 1958-78, per 2004 archdiocesan report. Ranked # 6 on archdiocesan list of 10 most prolific abusers, with 23 accusers. Named in several civil suits. Laicized 12/16/05, per personnel file released in 1/13.
Ordained in the Philippines. Began work in the L.A. archdiocese in 1968; incardinated in 1978. Accused along with six other priests in a 1984 civil suit of abuse of a girl in 1984. Girl gave birth to a daughter in 1982. He fled to the Philippines. Died in 1996 or 1999. Per 2004 archdiocesan report, Tamayo was accused of abuse of a minor 1978-84. Claims against all 7 priests settled for $500K in $660M settlement in Fall, 2007. Personnel files released in 1/13 show he was also alleged to have abused a boy.
Pre-novitiate candidate, later a religious brother. Accused in 2004 CA civil suit of abusing at least one student at Saint Anthony Seminary. One of several named in 1995 suit; settled. New suit filed 3/11 in NV alleged abuse of a 7th-grade boy at St. Christopher Elementary School in North Las Vegas. Suit settled 6/12. Personnel file released by Order. Officially released from Order in 2004. On Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/19. On Province's list 5/31/19. It notes reports 1993, 2004 and 2014 of abuse of minors 1982-84. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.
Accused of abuse of one person in early 1970s per LA archdiocesan report in 2004. Also worked in dioceses of Austin TX (1961-1971), Jackson MS (1980-1987), and Trenton NJ. At least 3 civil suits and 2 criminal indictments filed 1986-87 in MS. One plaintiff claimed abuse by Thorne 1980-86 beginning when he was age 14 in at Holy Ghost church in the Jackson diocese. Another alleged abuse at the same parish as a 9-year-old boy. Thorne died 11/04. On Jackson diocese's list 3/19/19. It notes alleged abuse in 1986 reported same year, removed from diocese 1987.
Extern priest from the Philippines. Sued in 1984. Accused, along with 6 other priests, of abusing a girl 1978-84. Returned to the Philippines. Named in L.A.'s 2004 archdiocesan report. Located in Fremont, CA in 2002; in 2003 was proved to be the father of child born of the abuse. Claims against Tugade and the other 6 were settled for $500K as part of $660M settlement in 2007.
Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list updated 12/6/18. Report noted to have been received in 2011, of incidents alleged to have occurred in the 1960-1970s. Turba went on inactive leave in 1973.
From Spain. Ordained for the L.A. archdiocese. Accusations revealed for first time in personnel files released by Archdiocese 1/31/13. In the early 1990s a doctor reported to the archdiocese that Ugarte drugged and raped a boy in Ensenada. On inactive leave with no ministry as of 11/1/93. Also accused abusing a 17-year old in 1983. Sexually involved with three other young men. Ordered to return to Spain and not to return to L.A. without permission for 7 years, not to celebrate Mass in public and to find a secular job.
In 1992 a woman reported inappropriate sexual conduct toward her by Van Liefde when she was a minor 1973-74. Placed on leave in 2002. Another allegation in 2003. Sued in 2003. Per LA archdiocese's 2004 report, there were two accusers, alleging abuse 1971-75.
Accused of abuse 1962-64. Left the L.A. archdiocese in 1970. Accuser came forward in 2002 to allege abuse in about 1961, when he was ages 3-5. Named in archdiocesan report. Named in a civil suit. At least one claim included in 11/06 $10M settlement with order, LA archdiocese and 7 people alleging abuse by five priests and religious. Deceased.
One of several religious assigned to Santa Barbara who were named as abusers in a civil suit filed in 8/08, which alleged that the Franciscans constituted "an ongoing public nuisance as a result of their practice of shuttling pedophile priests among communities without warning members of the public that a sexual predator might be in their midst." Abuse allegedly took place in the 2000s. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes "The Province has received no allegation involving a minor."
Accused in 1993 of abuse in the early 1960s. Several other accusations later received of abuse in the 1960s and early 1970s. May have worked in Mexico after leaving the L.A. archdiocese. Deceased. Per 2004 archdiocesan report, there were 7 accusers, of abuse occurring 1953-73. Named in at least one suit in 2003. Added to the KC-St Joseph list; one substantiated allegation of abuse in the diocese noted.
Monsignor. Extern priest from Philippines working in the L.A. archdiocese in the early 1990s, without permission. The archdiocese repeatedly told him to cease, and to return to the Philippines. Moved to Dallas diocese in 1996 where he was allowed ministry. Civil suit filed in 2002; dismissed. Accused of abuse 1981-83 in the Philippines. Allegedly raped a nun in the Philippines, who gave birth to a son ion 1983. Dallas Bishop reassigned him to parish after suit dismissed, but parishioners forced him to quit in 2003. The 2010 Catholic Directory showed him to be retired in the Dallas Diocese.
Named publicly as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Report in 2013 of incidents 1966-70. Per his obituary, Vorisek was a campus minister at U.C. Santa Barbara (Isla Vista) 1968-76. He died 5/18/11. On Baltimore archdiocese's list 4/24/19, where he was assigned to St. Peter's Minor Seminary 1957-68. On the Paulists' list 3/8/19. It notes the report in Los Angeles in 2013 of abuse in 1970.
Accused of abuse of two 1973-77, per 2004 L.A. archdiocesan report. Also worked in New York and/or Brooklyn, Trenton NJ and Portland OR dioceses. Banned from working in L.A. archdiocese; in 2014 was found working as priest in Guam, apparently since at least 2000. Idenitified himself as an "Australian priest of the Archdiocese of Agana in Guam, Micronesia." Guam Archdiocese Directory indicated he was incardinated there but assigned to Neocatechumenal Center in San Francisco, CA. Removed from active ministry 07/22/14; archdiocese admitted it knew of past allegations in 2000 when he was incardinated. As of 7/23/14, left Guam, possibly to San Francisco. Denied all allegations. SF archdiocese withdrew privileges as of 07/21/14. Reinstatement to Agana archdiocese announced 4/15/15 after L.A. archdiocese reviewed case and said, since there appeared to have been no settlement and Wadeson was not convicted, Wadeson was "a priest in good standing."
Accused of abuse of five minors in 1991, per 2004 L.A. archdiocesan report. Reportedly in 2004, name added to list of accused priests affiliated with the Diocese of Tucson. Warren died in 2001. Tucson says no known victims there.
Accused of abuse of 13 during 1972-95, per archdiocese. Sued several times in 2002-03. Original criminal charges dropped due to 2003 CA Supreme Court ruling. Re-arrested in 2003. Convicted on one count in 2006. Sentenced to three years in prison in 5/06. Included in 12/06 $60M settlement. Laicized in 2006. Settlement in 2020 in the low six figures of a claim of abuse of a boy, ages 14-15, in 1974-75 while assigned to St. Jude's in Westlake Village.
Civil suit filed 2/24/11 accuses Wertz of abuse of a 15-year-old boy at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower 1993-94. Wertz was a teacher and counselor at the school at the time of the alleged abuse. The boy reported the abuse at the time; Wertz was not disciplined. Said to be to be living in 2011 at the Salesian Provincial Residence in San Francisco (1 block away from Cathedral school). On Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. It notes report to the archdiocese in 2018 of incident(s) 1993-94.
Pled no contest in 1980 to charge of oral copulation of a child. Sentenced to 5 years probation. Probation was terminated in 1982. Wishard returned to active ministry in 1987. The felony was reduced to a misdemeanor in 1991 and later dismissed. Served as a police chaplain. Retired in 1997 or 1998. Dismissed in 2002. Reportedly laicized in 8/02. Included in 2004 L.A. archdiocesan report.
Convicted in 1989 of abuse of a boy. Sentenced to a year in jail and five years probation. Died by suicide in 1994. Named in Los Angeles archdiocesan report with three accusers and incidents 1975-89. A 1991 civil suit settled 1992. He was at St. Anthony Seminary. A man sued Franciscans of CA in 2001 alleging that he was abused as a minor by Wolfe in 1982 in Portland, OR when Wolfe visited his family. Suit was settled 5/02 for $10K. Named as abuser in two suits filed fall 2009. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes allegations of the sex abuse of minors 1978-86 received 1988, 1993 and 2009, and that he left the order in 1991.
Name quietly added, along with 23 others, to the Los Angeles archdiocese's Final Addendum posted on its website 1/31/13. Included on the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes a report in 2002 of the sexual abuse of a minor the same year. Assigned 2000-2002 to Verbum Dei High School in Los Angeles. Moved to Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos 2002-2004, to Colombiere House in Los Angeles 2004-2008, then back to the Jesuit Center in Los Gatos 2008-2014. He died 6/29/14.
Resigned as Bishop of the Santa Rosa diocese in 1999 after a priest sued him over sexual a relationship. Ziemann left the diocese in financial debt of over $30M. A 2002 suit alleged abuse of a youth in 1968 and lasting several years. Named in a 12/03 civil suit alleging conspiracy by 28 priests to cover up abuse in the Los Angeles archdiocese. Named in L.A archdiocesan report, with three accusing him of abuse 1967-86. Lived in Tucson without faculties until his death in 10/09.
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