Bakersfield Police Department Closing Clergy Sex Abuse Case against Monsign Craig Harrison

July 25, 2019

The Bakersfield Police Department is closing the 1990's sexual battery case against Monsignor Craig Harrison.

Police said after a thorough investigation, they were unable to "identified any allegations of criminal behavior with corroborative evidence."

They said the case does not meet the standards for a recommendation for filing of criminal charges and they will not be forwarding it to the Kern County District Attorney's Office.

The Fresno diocese is still investigating claims made against Monsignor Harrison and there are still cases open in Firebaugh and Merced.

Should additional information become available, the BPD may reopen the investigation, according to the BPD.

Anyone with any further information is asked to call the Police Department at (661) 327-7111.








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