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Archdiocese of Los Angeles

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List of Accused Priests in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Sexual abuse allegations often go unheard until the individuals abused are adults, and for good reason. They’re so often a serious violation of trust, as each of the allegations in the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal.

Because they tend to remain unreported until the individual is an adult, they tend to remain uninvestigated as well, thanks to California’s old statute of limitations laws. That can make investigating claims far more difficult. Few even made it to court, and that can spell some difficulty in trying to find out which priests have been credibly accused.

Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse

The list below includes the priests in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles who were credibly accused of sexual abuse. It has been collected from a number of different sources. Some of the priests on this list deny they were abusive to anyone, but the reality is that they still stand accused by at least one person.

If it was possible to do so, we included a summary of the allegations made against the individuals. We also tried to list out his assignments while he served the church.

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Archdiocese of Los Angeles Sexual Abuse

Even with hundreds of priests on it, this list is still likely incomplete, as there are probably other priests who abused children, but those individuals have yet to share their stories.

Father Rubin Abaya

  • Ordained: < 1977
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

One of seven priests named as defendants in 1984 civil suits filed by a 16 yr old girl seduced 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.

Father Nicolas Aguilar-Rivera

  • Ordained: 1970
  • Status: Charged
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Ordained Mexico. Extern priest in LA 1987. Warrant issued 1988 re abuse of at least 2. Fled US after warrant issued. Abused at least 26 boys in 10 months. (See Dallas Morning News Article.) In 9/06, some survivors filed suit in Los Angeles accusing a Cardinal from Mexico of covering up Aguilar's past and helping him transfer to US before abuse. Laicization announced 7/09. New suits 6/09, 8/10 & 12/10 and 3/13. Personnel files released 1/13. 11 claims settled 2/18/14 as part of $13M settlement. Suit filed 6/14 by 2 brothers claiming Aguilar-Rivera sexually abused them at St. Agatha's in L.A. in 1987, when they were ages 9-11; settled 12/15.

Deacon Arturo Ahumada

  • Status: Convicted
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Deacon. Pleaded no contest in 3/02 of providing pornographic material to 2 boys and misdemeanor sexual battery on one of them between 1999-2000 at Epiphany Church in South El Monte. Taken into custody 5/02 pending sentencing Sentenced 6/02 to 1 ys in county jail, a 44-month suspended state prison term, 5 yrs felony probation, and required to register as sex offender.

Father Pierre Albalaa

  • Ordained: 1995
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocese

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Sebastian Altamirano Torres

  • Ordained: 1979
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

From Nayarit, Mexico. Named publicly as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. It notes a report made in 2018 of incidents 1986-92, and that he left the archdiocese in 1990.

Father Joseph F. Alzugaray

  • Ordained: 1967
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father David E. Anderson

  • Ordained: 1969
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Report to archdiocese in 2015 of incidents alleged to have occurred 1987-92. Died 2013.

Father Roger Anderson

  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Capuchins

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse from 1981-1983 at Old Mission Santa Ines. LA archdiocese counts 2 accusers. Named in at least 1 civil suit.

Brother Aloysius Antlitz

  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: OFM Franciscan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Andreas Arias

  • Ordained: < 1936
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Civil suit alleges abuse in 1936 in Lompoc.

Father Juan (Bp.) Arzube

  • Ordained: 1954
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Native of Ecuador.Ordained for Archdiocese. In 2003 allegations arose re abuse of an 11 yr old boy between 1975-1976 when he was pastor at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in East Los Angeles. LA archdiocese listed only 1 accuser. He denied allegations.Arzube retired 1993. Named in civil suit which was included in massive $660M settlement with Archdiocese in summer, 2007. Died 12/25/07. Limited personnel file released 1/13.

Father Edmund Austin

  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Franciscan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

One of several religious 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 in 1970s.

Father Delfin Babilonia

  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Michael Stephen Baker

  • Ordained: 1974
  • Status: Settled
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

As many as 23 accusers. Two brothers settled in 2000 for $1.3M. Criminal charges dropped due to CA Sup Ct ruling. Arrested again 1/06. Laicized 12/00. Included in 12/06 $60M settlement re 22 priests. Also included in 7/07 massive $660M settlement. Pled guilty 12/07 to abuse of 2 boys. Sentenced to 10 yrs 4 mo in prison. New suit 6/10. Released on parole 10/11. Arrested for probation violations 11/11 & 9/12. Some personnel files released 1/13. Settlement with 4 in 3/13 for $9.9M.

Father Frederick R. Balak

  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Named as abuser in Addendum to Archdiocese Report. 1 accuser claims abuse from 1967-1968.

Father Victor Balbin

  • Ordained:
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of a teenage girl. LA archdiocese counts 1 accuser. Extern priest from Philippines working in Archdiocese.

Father Felipe Baldonado

  • Ordained: 1938
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: OFM Franciscan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Kevin P. Barmasse

  • Ordained: 1982
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Sued 2003. Accused of abuse from 1982-1988. (Also allegations in Tucson, AZ). LA archdiocese counts 8 accusers. Settlement in AZ in 2005/2006 under bankruptcy plan for 5 claiming abuse by Barmasse. These individuals also sued LA Arch and were included in massive $660M settlement 7/07. Criminal investigation reopened in Arizona 7/07. Laicized 5/2/06 per LA Personnel file released 1/13.

Father John Bauer

  • Ordained: 1963
  • Status: Convicted
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Gaspar Bautista

  • Ordained: 1975
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Christopher Berbena

  • Ordained: 1980
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Franciscan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse in 1980. LA archdiocese counts 1 accuser on list of accused priests posted on their website in 2004. Working in Oakland when he was placed on leave and then returned to duty within 1 month when Archdiocese could not supply info on the accuser. Named in 1 civil suit as one of 10 Franciscan abusers. Settlement announced 8.10.06. Placed on leave again in 2006. Returned to duty 2/08 in former assignment after Archdiocese could not substantiate the accusation.

Father Matthias A. Berumen

  • Ordained: 1986
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse from 1985-1988. LA archdiocese counts 1 accuser claiming abuse in 1990. Also named in civil suit.

Father Honesto Bayranta Bismonte

  • Ordained: 1954
  • Status: Convicted
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Robert Boley

  • Ordained: 1975
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Carmelite

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Suit filed in 2006 in LA accused Boley of "accosting" a young girl at a Los Angeles parish in early 1980s. At the time suit was filed, Boley was working as parochial vicar in Darien, IL. He left the assignment in Oct. 2006 and currently resides at a Carmelite house in Joliet. Case included in massive 7/07 $660 mil settlement by LA Archdiocese with 508 plaintiffs.

Father Robert Bond

  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Named publicly by the archdiocese as accused on it's list updated 12/6/18. Allegations of abuse in the 1970s reported to the archdiocese in 2010. Noted to have died in 2007.

Father Leland Boyer

  • Ordained: 1949
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Sued 2003. Accused of abuse from 1973-1982. LA archdiocese counts 2 accusers. Retired 1/15/94 and died 1/14/03. Personnel file released 1/13 revealed 3 complaints between 1990 and 2002. Placed on restricted ministry in 1995 after one accuser came forward to allege that Boyer had molested him in the rectory at least twice between 1982-1983 as a 13 yr old and file revealed another complaint from early 1980s involving open-mouth kissing of a young man. 3 more complainants known.

Father John Lawrence Brennan

  • Ordained: 1932
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse between 1954-1956. Died 1983. LA archdiocese counts 1 accuser.

Brother Lawrence Brown

  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Carmelite

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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, LA Archdiocese and 7 people alleging abuse by 5 priests and religious.

Father Michael Daniel Buckley

  • Ordained: 1955
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse 1965-1975. LA archdiocese counts 8 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.

Father Ronald Francis Burt

  • Ordained: 1951
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Paulist

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Named publicly as accused by the Paulist order on its list 3/8/19. It notes allegations reported in in 1986 and 2018 of abuse at Good Shepherd Parish in New York 1973-79. Burt died 10/24/94.

Ed Byrom

  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Franciscan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Honorato (Henry) Caboang

  • Ordained: 1960
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Sued 1984. Caboang & six other priests accused of abuse of 1 girl. LA archdiocese report shows 1 accuser. Extern priest from Phillipines working in Archdiocese. Claims against Caboang and the other 6 priests resolved for $500,000 as part of $660 mil settlement in Fall, 2007.

Brother Samuel Charles Cabot

  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Franciscan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse 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. Plaintifis 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.

Father Lynn Richard Caffoe

  • Ordained: 1971
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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 is now 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. Settled 7/14/07. Died in 2009. Personnel files released 1/13.

Father James Cairns

  • Ordained: 1969
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Vincentian

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse between 1971-1973. LA archdiocese counts 1 accuser.

Father Felix (Raymond) Calonge

  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: OFM Franciscan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Juan Cano

  • Ordained: 2015
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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 6 accusers, per 12/18 news.

Father Cleve W. Carey

  • Ordained: 1960
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse between 1963-1966. LA archdiocese says 2 accusers. Named in at least 1 civil suit. Retired 1976; died 5/31/88. His "personnel file" proffer was released 1/13.

Father (Laurian) David Carriere

  • Ordained: 1963
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Franciscan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse 1978-1979. Two accusers, per the L.A. archdiocese. 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.

Father Michael J. Carroll

  • Ordained: 1967
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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 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.

Father Raul Carvajal Hernandez

  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Edward J. Casey

  • Ordained: 1960
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Sacred Heart

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of 3 between 1974-1979. LA archdiocese counts 3 accusers. Named in at least 1 civil suit.

Father John Joseph Casey

  • Ordained: 1932
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Vincentian

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse betweem 1944-1945. in at least 1 civil suit. LA archdiocese counts 1 accuser. Deceased.

Father Michael Joseph Casey

  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its updated list 12/6/18. Allegations noted to have been received in 2010 of abuse in the 1960s. Casey died in 1978.

Father Willebaldo Castro

  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Camillus Cavagnaro

  • Ordained: 1946
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: OFM Franciscan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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 in 2011.

Father Vincent V. Cavalli

  • Ordained: 1948
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Dominican

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse between 1966-1968. LA archdiocese counts 1 accuser. Named in at least 1 civil suit.

Father David Paul Chandler

  • Ordained: 1975
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Paulist

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Named publicly as accused by the Paulist order on its 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.

Brother Damien (Patrick) Chong

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Settled
  • D/O: Carmelite

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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, Boston. Died 10/21/14.

Brother Gerald Chumik

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Franciscan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of enticing a boy at ages 12 and 15 to perform oral sex during the 1970s in Canada. Criminal charges filed in 1990. He was wanted in Canada but lived in a Franciscan retirement home in Santa Barbara CA for many years. Retired. Per 2005 article, living at Wounded Brothers or 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 living in an 'elder care facility' in MO since 2004.

Father Mario Cimmarrusti

  • Ordained: 1956
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Franciscan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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 2003 civil suit. Also civil settlements in 3/06. LA archdiocese counts 12 accusers with accusations 1962-1969. 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.

Father Eugene J. Colosimo

  • Ordained: 1943
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Jesuit

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Ozias Bailey Cook

  • Ordained: < 1940
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Named publicly by the Los Angeles archdiocese on its updated list 12/6/18. Allegations reported in 2010 of incidents in 1974 or 1975. Cook died in 1984.

Father Andres S. Corral

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse in 1981. LA archdiocese counts 1 accuser. Extern priest from Philippines working in Archdiocese.

Father John V. Cosgrove

  • Ordained: 1955
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse between 1979-1980. Died 1989. LA archdiocese counts 1 accuser. Named in at least 1 civil suit.

Father Patrick J. Cotter

  • Ordained: 1957
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Sued 2003. Accused of abuse between 1963-1964. LA archdiocese counts 2 accusers.

Father R. David Cousineau

  • Ordained: 1972
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse between 1970-1973. LA archdiocese counts 1 accuser. Named in at least 1 civil suit. Suspended from ministry in 1994 after he married.

Father Daniel J. Cremins

  • Ordained: < 1965
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse between 1965-1971. Died. LA archdiocese counts 1 accuser.

Father Sean Cronin

  • Ordained: 1973
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Native of Ireland. Moved to LA Archdiocese 1972 and was ordained there. Sued 2003. Accused of abuse between 1972-1980. LA archdiocese counts 2 accusers. Personnel file released 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 admin. leave between 2004-2011. Laicized 1/26/11 per personnel file.

Father Angel Cruces

  • Ordained: 1961
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Sued 1983. Accused of abuse of 1 girl. LA archdiocese counts 1 accuser. Extern priest from Philippines working in Archdiocese since 1978. Died 1996. As part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs, Archdiocese was to release personnel files. Personnel files finally released 1/13.

Father Jose Luis Cuevas

  • Ordained: 1974
  • Status: Convicted
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Christopher Cunningham

  • Ordained: 1989
  • Status: Settled
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Removed from parish 3/04, sent to another by Cardinal Mahoney. No explanation until 5/04 when Mahoney said move due to Cunningham "emotionally unstable, harsh in exercising authority and interfered with an internal church investigation." Cunningham had been outspoken critic of Mahoney's handling of sex abuse cases. Removed 2006 from active ministry. Included 10/08 on list quietly posted on archdiocese website 1/13 of clergy with credible accusations. Accused in 5/7/15 lawsuit of sexual abuse 2001 and 2002 of a 12-13 year-old boy, while pastor of Covina parish. Suit alleged he often had boys with him in his living quarters. Settled 1/19. Accused in 2017 lawsuit of abuse of 4 boys, ages 10-15 mid-1990s-early 2000s at 3 different parishes; suit claims reports made to superiors in each case, to no avail. Cunningham denies all allegations. In 11/17 was found to be psychologist with youth counseling specialty in Rhode Island.

Father Wallace J. Daley

  • Ordained: 1955
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused in 2002 of abuse of a boy between 1957-1963. Excardinated from LA Archdiocese in 1976. Apparently remained active in another diocese (Orange) as well as in Baja and other out- of-the-way places. Named in at least 1 civil suit which settled in 2006. Died 4/8/2000 per personnel file released by LA Archdiocese 1/13. Lots of sporatic assignments and leaves.

Father John H. Dawson

  • Ordained: 1967
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Placed on sick leave in 1993 after allegations. Sent to Paracletes to therapy. On inactive leave in 1995. Accused of abuse of at least 10 in 1970s-1980s. Archdiocese supported him for many years but never reported to police. Named in at least 1 lawsuit. As part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs, Archdiocese was to release personnel files. Personnel file released 1/13.

Father John P. Deady

  • Ordained: 1939
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused 4/23/02 of sexually abusing one person 1956-57. Complainant filed suit. Deady had served as Navy chaplain 1943-46. Died 3/7/89.

Brother Donald DeFore

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Holy Cross Father

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse.

Father Harold J. DeJonghe

  • Ordained: 1957
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Sued 2003. Accused of abuse of 1 person from 1980-1982. Died 1998. Archdiocese says it has investigated and allegations are unfounded.

Father Harold F. DeLisle

  • Ordained: < 1967
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of 2 between 1967 and 1977. Absent on leave as of 1980. Dead per 2004 Archdiocese list. Reader notified BishopAccountability 6/10 that DeLisle is not dead--that he is living in Twentynine Palms, CA.

Father James Devaney

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: S.T. (Trinatarian)

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused in (2003?) lawsuit of abusing one person in 1968-70.

Father Joseph B. Di Peri

  • Ordained: 1956
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Marianist

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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 3/07. Marianist personnel file released 7/13 as part of 2007 LA settlement.

Father William L. Diamond

  • Ordained: 1942
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Publicly named as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Allegations received in 2016 of incidents 1965-74. Diamond died 9/11/82.

Father Arwyn N. Diesta

  • Ordained: 1978
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Extern priest from Philippines working in Archdiocese between 1978-1988. Returned to Philippines. Accused in 1992 of abuse of several students from 1982-1988. Mahony wrote in 1993 to his Bishop in Philippines and to the Vatical. 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. LA personnel file released 1/13.

Father Frederick Dittmar

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Sued. Accused of abuse.

Father Michael Son Trong Doan

  • Ordained: 2000
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Redemptorist

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of 1 in 1999 (before ordination?). 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.

Brother Dan Dobbins

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Congregation of the Holy Cross

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Named in 2006 LA Times Database of abuse from 1979-80 at Rancho San Antonio in Chatsworth. Included in at least 1 civl suit.

Father Edward J. Dober

  • Ordained: 1976
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused in 5/21/02 letter to 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 other complainants. Beginning in 1976, Dober was a reserve chaplain in the U.S. Air Force. As of 12/11/07, Dober was pastor of St. John of God in Norwalk CA.

Father Roger Doherty

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Congregation of the Sacred Hearts

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father John B. Doherty (Dougherty)

  • Ordained: 1939
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of 1 from 1967-1969. Suit filed 12.2003. (Name in suit is spelled Dougherty.) Retired 1987, died 2002.

Father James E. Dolan

  • Ordained: 1925
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of 1 in 1962. Died 1974. Named in civil suit.

Father Thomas J. Dove

  • Ordained: 1961
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Paulist

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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 then and still in 2019. On the Paulists' list 3/8/19.

Father Francis Dowd

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Redemptorist

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused in a 12/03 civil suit of abuse of a girl from 1963 to 1964.

Brother Thomas Duffin

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: CFC - Congregation of Christian

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

One of 10 brothers and two laymen accused by more than 30 men in 5/13 civil case of abuse at three Chicago schools run by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North American Province. Order agreed to massive $16.5M settlement w 400 plaintiffs re abuse bymultiple order priests & brothers late May, 2013. Unclear if the order has substantiated any of the allegations against the eight newly-accused brothers, including Duffin.

Brother Donald J. DuFour

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Brothers of Holy Cross of Texas

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused by 1 of abuse from 1977-1979. Named in 1 civil suit.

Father Albert Joseph Duggan

  • Ordained: 1932
  • Status: Settled
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused to LA police in 2001 of sexually abusing a boy aged 12 in 1969 at St. Frances in Azusa CA. Accused in 11/21/03 suit of abusing a boy 1963-67 at same parish. LA 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.

Father Joseph Dunne

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Donald Duplessius

  • Ordained:
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Order of Friar Servants of Mary

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse by 1 between 1968-1970. 1 lawsuit filed.

Father Sebastian C. Elanjimannil

  • Ordained: 1983
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Jesuit

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Named publicly as accused by the Los Angeles archdiocese on its list updated 12/6/18. Report noted in 2018 of an incident in 2018. Also noted to have left the archdiocese in 2007.

Father Andrew Gabriel Encinas

  • Ordained: 1990
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its updated list 12/6/18. It noted that a report was made in 2009 regarding alleged incidents in 1993-94. Encinas went on inactive leave in 1998.

Father Thomas Patrick English

  • Ordained: 1927
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Sued 2003. Accused of abuse in 1969. Died 1975. The archdiocese concluded the allegations were unfounded.

Brother Mark Epperson

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Salesians

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Sued. Accused of abuse of 1 between 1980-1982. Named in Addemdum to LA Archdiocese report.

Father Mark A. Falvey

  • Ordained: 1928
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Jesuit

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused 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.

Father Clint Farabaugh

  • Ordained: 1955
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Precious Blood

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse. Deceased.

Father Donald G. Farmer

  • Ordained: 1963
  • Status: Arrested
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Left priesthood in late 1960s and was laicized in 1972. Was working as marriage and family counselor in 2003 when he was arrested for 1966 abuse of 4 preteens. Charged with 14 felony counts. Charges dismissed in 2003 when CA law was overruled by Supreme Court. Named in at least 3 civil suits.

Father John V. Farris

  • Ordained: 1949
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Vincentian

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Attended St. John's seminary in Kansas City and worked in nine Missouri parishes. Major issues with alcoholism throughout career. Spent seven years at St. John Seminary and/or Queen of Angels Seminary in CA. Sued in 2003 in California, accused of abuse of a youth 1951-1954. Died 2003. Personnel file released 09/09/13. Also worked in Denver and Cape Girardeau and Perryville, MO. On Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese's list updated 4/1/19.

Brother Charles George Fatooh

  • Ordained: 1985
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Marianist

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Gerald Faue

  • Ordained: 1951
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Benedictine

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Was at St. John's Abbey as religious brother in 1950. Ordained in 1951. Accused of abuse 1965-1967. Named in at least 2 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.

Father Arthur (Arturo) N. Fernando

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of 1 between 1973-1975. Named in at least 1 civil suit.

Father Walter Fernando

  • Ordained: 1973
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Ordained in 1973 in Sri Lanka. Temp. priest in Los Angeles 1981. Incardinated in LA 1986. Sued 2003. Accused of abuse of girl, age 17, from 1980-1981. Placed on leave 2004.

Father Gerald B. Fessard

  • Ordained: 1972
  • Status: Convicted
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Pled no contest 1987 to battery and assault of students at San Fernando Mission minor seminary. 3 years probation. May have had conviction expunged after he finished probation. Worked at Tribunal from 1987 to 2002. Listed as abuser in 2003 but not accused by any of plaintiffs. At least 8 people have accused him of abuse. He was 1 of 6 accused abusers assigned to Santa Clara Parish in Oxnard. Personnel file released 1/13. Laicized 12/19/07.

Father James J. Fitzpatrick

  • Ordained: 1954
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Ordained for Dallas-Ft. Worth diocese in 1954. Accused of abusing 1967-68 in Los Angeles. Described in L.A. archdiocesan report as extern priest from TX working in archdiocese. Worked 1969-73 at a parish in the Ft. Worth diocese. Died 8/6/73. On Dallas diocese's list 1/31/19.

Father Thomas Q. Fitzpatrick

  • Ordained: 1976
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of 1 individual in 1987.

Father Patrick Flannery

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Allegations reported to the archdiocese in 2010 of incidents 1955-1960. Flannery died in 1973.

Father Vincent Stephen Flynn

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Allegations reported in 2016 of incidents in 1961. Flynn died in 1969.

Father George Foley

  • Ordained: 1963
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Sacred Heart

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Ordained in Ireland. Accused in 2002 of abuse of 1 girl from 1971-1974 while he was sexually involved with her mother. Archdiocese knew in 1974 of allegations re involvement w/ women. Left Order and Archdiocese in 1974. Named in 1 civil suit 2003.

Father James Michael Ford

  • Ordained: 1966
  • Status: Settled
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of 14-yr-old boy from 1968-1971 at Orange Co. Mater Dei High School and Holy Family per suit in L.A. Archdiocese investigated and found no basis for allegation. Accuser received $225K from Orange Diocese and more from LA. Accuser told ABp Malony of many other victims. Sent to Santa Barbara in 1971 even after accuser told two priests (both accused abusers) about the abuse. Did not retire until 6/05. Faculties removed 2006 & restored 2008. Died 5/22/11. Personnel file released 1/13.

Father Dominic T. Gaioni

  • Ordained: 1967
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Divine Word Miss.

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of one in 1977 per LA Archdiocese report. Still active in 1993. Included on San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/18. Worked in the diocese 1986-92 at St. Catherine of Siena in Rialto.

Father George Michael Gallagher

  • Ordained: 1928
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of 2 per LA Report. 1 woman alleges abuse from 1953-1962 in 2003 civil suit. Retired 1979. Died 1983. Personnel file released 1/13.

Father Jesus Garay

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Sued 2004. Accused of abuse of 1 girl in 1997. May have been extern priest from Argentina. Named in archdiocesan report addendum.

Father Christobal Garcia

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Dominican

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Arrived in Los Angeles 1983 and left 11/85. Sued 1988 for abuse of two boys between 1983-1986. Accused of abuse and boundary violations. He was suspended by Dominicans in 1985 and later expelled from Order. Fled to Philippines. Became part of the Archdiocese of Cebu. 2nd allegation in civil suit filed 2003. Removed without privileges 6/12 by Cebu Archbishop on Calif. allegations. Also linked to ivory smuggling. Personnel files to be released fall, 2012.

Father Peter E. Garcia

  • Ordained: 1966
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

On Leave 1984-2006. Laicized 1/3/06; Died 7/29/09. Diocese knew of past abuse by at least 1988. Sued 2003. Accused of abuse of at least 12 from 1961-1983. At least 1 claim settled as part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs. Personnel files finally 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 mid-1980s and also worked there.

Father Ramon Garcia

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Named in 1 civil suit and 2005 addendum to LA Archdiocesan Report. 1 accuser claiming abuse from 1950-1952. Deceased.

Father Richard Francis Garcia

  • Ordained: 1958
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Complaint received in 2002 that he abused a male between 1961-1963. Left priesthood 1967.

Father Sergio E. Garcia

  • Ordained: 1994
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Denis Ginty

  • Ordained: 1927
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Ordained in Ireland. Came to Los Angeles 1928. Died 1985. Accusations in 1993 of abuse in 1932. 1997 allegations of abuse from 1978-1980. Civil suit filed in 2003 re abuse in 1932. Archdiocesan report says 4 accusers.

Father David F. Granadino

  • Ordained: 1981
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Placed on leave in 2002 after being accused of abuse of 1 boy in 1980s. Denies allegation. Others have also made allegations. No claims re Granadino were included in the 12/06 settlement of cases involving 22 prieswts.

Father Philip L. Grill

  • Ordained: 1943
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Retired in 1989. Entered retirement home in 1998. Accused of abuse in from 1965-1966. At least 1 civil suit.

Father James Grimes

  • Ordained: 1942?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of 1 person from 1958-1959. Retired 1974. Died 1978. At least 4 instances of "sick leave."

Brother Matteo (Mateo) Guerrero

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Franciscan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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."

Father Roderic M. Guerrini

  • Ordained: 1963
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father George A. Gunst

  • Ordained: 1950
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Sick Leave 1974; Military leave on 2 occasions. Died 1995. Sued 2003. Accused of abuse in 1955.

Father Vincente Guzman

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse from 1931-1941. Extern priest from Mexico working in Archdiocese. Dead. Named in civil suit 2003.

Father John Joseph Hackett

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Died 12/7/88. Accused of abuse of 1 person in 1969 per a (2003??) civil suit.

Father Clinton Vincent Hagenbach

  • Ordained: 1961
  • Status: Settled
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

1 civil suit settled 2002 for $1.5M. Also accused of abuse of 2 other people. Died 1987. Abuse ranged from 1960s to 1980s. Per 2007 article, he molested more than a dozen victims at two parishes between late 1960s-early 1970s. There are 16 plaintiffs intrial set for mid-2007. Massive LA archdiocese settlement for $660 mil for 500+ cases 7/14/07 just prior to this trial.

Father Bernard Brian Hanley

  • Ordained: 1958
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Ordained in Ireland and came to LA in 1958 to work. Returned to Ireland in 1965 and is still active priest. Allegations made in 2002 or 2003 by one woman alleging abuse when she was 4. Named in 2004 suit alleging he abused 2 victims in 1965. Church did not believe allegations. Personnelfile released 1/13.

Father Michael Joseph Haran

  • Ordained: 1945
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse. Died 1973. One victim alleged abuse in 1948. 2003 civil suit alleges abuse of 1 from 1949-1957. Archdiocese released only one page from Haran's personnel file 1/13 when it released personal files from over 200 accused priests.

Father Paschal Hardy

  • Ordained: 1956
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list updated 12/6/18. Allegations reported in 2008 of incidents 1958-1961. Hardy died in 1989.

Father Charles Harman/Harmon

  • Ordained: 1954
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Richard A. Hartman

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse in 1958-1959. At least 1 civil suit filed. Deceased. On Los Angeles list of abusers and on Orange Co. Diocese list. Personnel file released by LA 1/13.

Father Thomas E. Havel

  • Ordained: 1963
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Marianist

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Ordained into LA Archdiocese. Became Marianist priest in 1972. Continued in LA until 1980. Requested laicization and became doctor/psychiatrist. 1989 Civil suit dismissed due to SOL. Accused by woman in 2002 of abuse from 1968-1973. Order settled with victim. Another suit filed 2003. LA says laicized prior to 7/5/02. Personnel file released by Order 7/13.

Father Benjamin Hawkes

  • Ordained: 1950
  • Status: Settled
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Served as administrative officer and treasurer for Archdiocese until Mahoney became Archbishop in 1985. Died 9/85. Accused in 1995 of abuse of 2 boys from 1973 to 1985. 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.

Brother Gerald Heather

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: null

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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."

Father Richard Allen Henry

  • Ordained: 1972
  • Status: Convicted
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Archbishop Mahony warned in writing in 1988 about his behaviour around young bosy. Removed 1991. Pled guilty 12/91 to abuse of 4 boys between 1985-1991. Received treatment. Sentenced 1993 to 8 years in prison. Removed from active ministry 1993. New accusations in 2002. Civil suit 2003 by 3 plaintiffs. A total of 13 accusers per archdiocese list. Included in 12/06 $60M settlement re 22 priests. Personnel file released 1/13.

Father Alfred Hernandez

  • Ordained: 1955
  • Status: Settled
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Stephen C. Hernandez

  • Ordained: 1982
  • Status: Convicted
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Retired 1997. Placed on leave 4/02. Multiple victims before 1985. One suit filed 10/03 alleged he abused a girl at Santa Clara Parish in 1970s. Another suit filed 12/03 accused him of abuse from 1998-2002 at Eastlake Juvenile Hall. Arrested 6/04. Sentenced to 3 yrs probation 1/25/06 for misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Father Patrick J. Hill

  • Ordained: 1968
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse by 1 sometime between 1979-1981. Diocese investigated and found no reason to remove him. Still Active.

Father William Hollinger

  • Ordained: 1946
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Name quietly added to archdiocese's list 10/08. 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.

Father Michael A. Hunt

  • Ordained: 1939
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of one girl in 1957-1958. Died 1984. 1 civil suit filed.

Father John J. Hurley

  • Ordained: 1928
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Native of Ireland ordained in Ireland for LA Archdiocese. Accused of abuse in 1949 and named in 1 civil suit filed 12/03. Died 1992.

Brother Richard Hurley

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Brothers of Holy Cross of Texas

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Named in Archdiocesan Report Addeumun with 1 accuser and abuse in 1993-1994. 1 civil suit filed.

Father Joseph James

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Carmelite

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of 1 person in 1958 per Archdiocesan Report in 2004.

Father Luis Jaramillo

  • Ordained: 1976
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Capuchin

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Ordained Colombia, South America. Began working in Los Angeles. Accused of abuse of 2 between 1986-1988 per Archdiocesan Report. and Civil suit filed 12/03. Left Archdiocese in 1988. Also accused of abuse in Baker Oregon diocese after leaving LA. 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 field 9/14 against Baker Diocese. Suit alleged abuse of one youth from 1988-1989 while Jaramillo worked at Our Lady of Angels Parish in Hermiston, OR. He was sent for treatment and then returned to Mexico because he was not responding to treatment. worked in Argentina, Philippines, and Mexico after that.

Father Tilak A. Jayawardene

  • Ordained: 1972
  • Status: Indicted
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Extern priest from Sri Lanka working in Archdiocese since 1987. Indicted 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.

Father Emmanuel Jimenez-Pelayo

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Salesian

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of 1 person in 1975 per 2004 archdiocesan report.

Father David (Dave) E. Johnson

  • Ordained: 1984
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: OFM Franciscan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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 Fall 2009 alleged that Johnson and Philip Wolfe abused three others when they were students at St. Anthony's beginning in 1979. Personnel file released 5/12. Believe he was laicized 2/2001 per personnel file. Name included on 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.

Brother Anthony Juarez

Ordained: ?
Status: Accused
D/O: Salesian

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of 1 person between 1958-1958 per 2004 archdiocesan report.

Father Robert Jesus Juarez

  • Ordained: 1980
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Stephen Kain

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Franciscan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Philip Kavanaugh

  • Ordained: 1973
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused in 2002 of 1973 abuse and placed on leave. Police investigation. Named in archdiocesan report.

Father Christopher Kearney

  • Ordained: 1968
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Capuchin

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of boys at least twice in 2002. Allegations dated back to 1971-1984. At least two civil suits filed. Archdiocesan report shows 11 accusers. Inactive status.

Father John Keeney

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Premonstratensians

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse.

Father Matthew H. Kelly

  • Ordained: 1942
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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 1960s-1970s at a cabin in the Santa Ynez Mountains. Died 4/05/02. Claims included in massive $660 mil LA Archdiocese settlement of 7/07.

Father Patrick M. Kelly

Ordained: 1950
Status: Convicted
D/O: Jesuit - Irish Province

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Visiting Priest from Ireland. In 1991 returned to Ireland after allegation he abused a girl. Promised to return to face charges but did not. Pleaded no contest in 1992 to charges and received 3 yr Probation without returning to US. Civil suit filed 1992. Archdiocese report says 4 accusers from 1991.

Father John M. Kenney

  • Ordained: 1975?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse in 1976-1977. Name spelled Kenny in LA Archdiocesan Report. Appears on both LA and Orange Diocese list of abusive priests. Subsequently abused in Baker Diocese in Oregon. Civil suits filed in LA archdiocese and Baker diocese.

Father John F. Killeen

  • Ordained: 1950
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list updated 12/6/18. Report in 2011 of incidents in 1960. Killeen died in 1991.

Sister Mary Joseph Killeen

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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 10/71. The accusation came after her death. Order said it found nothing to substantiate the claims.

Father Thomas F. King

  • Ordained: 1964
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused in 2004 of sodomizing an 11-year-old boy in 1967-68 while associate pastor at St. Louise de Marillac parish in Covina CA. Diocese says charges unfounded; King is still an active priest.

Father Bruce J. Klikunas

  • Ordained: 1972
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Servite

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Archdiocese report says 1 accuser and abuse in 1976-1977. Current whereabouts unknown. Named in at least 1 civil suit.

Frank Kohlbeck

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of 4 persons from 1981-1983. He was a seminary student at the time of the abuse. Named in at least 1 civil suit.

Father John Kohnke

  • Ordained: 1937
  • Status: Arrested
  • D/O: Norbertine

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Gustave R. (Gus) Krumm

  • Ordained: 1982
  • Status: Settled
  • D/O: Franciscan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Sylvio Lacar

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of a teenage girl in early 1980s. Civil suit filed 1984. Extern priest from Philippines working in Archdiocese.

Father Michael Lalor

  • Ordained: 1930
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Timothy R. Lane

  • Ordained: 1995
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Josephite

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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 transferred to Missouri. A 7/07 article says no criminal charges to be filed due to insufficient evidence. Named as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18.

Father David LaPierre

  • Ordained: 1969
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Capuchin

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of 1 person in 1983-1984 per LA Archdiocesan report. At least 1 civil suit filed. Status unknown.

Father Fergus Lawless

  • Ordained: 1933
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Capuchin

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused in 2004 or 2005 of abusing one person 1952-53. Named in 1 civil suit. Listed as Franciscan by archdiocese and LA Times database, but listed in Directory as Capuchin.

Brother Modesto Leon

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Claretian

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of 1 youth between the ages of 14-16 in 1996-1999 per civil suit filed 2008. Archdiocesan report said abuse occurred betwen 1995-1996. Leon was the incorporating executive director of Soledad Enrichment Action (SEA) and abuse took place during retreats at Camp Unity in the Angeles National Forest. Civil case settled at some point between 2006 and 2010.

Father Jerold W. Lindner

  • Ordained: 1976
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Jesuit

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Theodore Llanos

  • Ordained: 1974
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse years ago by numerous individuals (30+) in 1995. Sued by 6 in 1996. Committed suicide 1997. Cases dismissed due to SOL in 1996. Another civil suit filed 1997. 2 more in 2003. Llanos had as many as 21 victims. # 4 on Archdiocese's listof top 10 abusers. All included in massive LA archdiocese $660 mil settlement 7/07.

Brother Charles Loofborough

  • Ordained:
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Redemptorist

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse between 1978-1981. Named in 2003 suit by one accuser. Status unknown.

Father Richard A. Loomis

  • Ordained: 1976
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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."

Father Joseph Lopez

  • Ordained: < 1963
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Claretian

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of a girl 1962-1966. Archdiocese informed of this in 1992 by the Order. Lopez left priesthood in 1970.

Father Fernando Lopez

  • Ordained: 2000
  • Status: Convicted
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Arrested 2004 re abuse of 1. Other victims found. Sent from Rome Italy to St. Thomas the Apostle church in LA in 2001. Citizen of Colombia. 2005 conviction/prison sentence overturned 4/06 by appeals court. In 1/08 the CA. Supreme Ct. overturned the appeals court decision and returned case to the court which upheld conviction 4/08. CA Supreme Ct. refused to hear appeal. 20 yr old man filed suit 5/09. Deported per CA Sex Offender Registry. News reports 6/11 say he was convicted in Rome in 2000.

Father Larry Lorenzoni

  • Ordained: 1951
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Salesian

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Lawrence Joseph (LJ) Lovell

  • Ordained: 1951
  • Status: Convicted
  • D/O: CMF-- Claretians

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Convicted in 1986 (Los Angeles--3 yrs probation) for abuse of 14 yr old boy and in 2004 for abuse of several boys in 1970s-1980s (Phoenix--14 yrs prison). Placed on leave 1985 and laicized 1992. Married woman with 3 boys in 1995.She knew he had been a priest but never knew 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. Still in prison 1/13.

Father Denis Lyons

  • Ordained: 1958
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Removed 2002 after allegations of abuse in 1979. Arrested 2003; charged with abuse of teens. Charges dropped 2003 after Supreme Court ruling re SOL. Sued several times. On both LA & Orange diocese lists of abusive priests. Suit 3/08 re 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 before trial. Sentenced 8/24 to 1 yr jail, 5 yrs probation & register as sex offender. New suit filed 3/27/12. Status per Orange diocese website 8/12/16 was "Life of Prayer and Penance."

Brother Juan Macias

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Dominican

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Sued 1988. Accused with Rev. Cristobal Garcia, O.P. of providing an altar boy with drugs and sexually abusing him in 1983-86.

Father Eugene MacSweeney

  • Ordained: 1927
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Died 3/26/75. Accused of abuse of 1 in approx. 1959 per archdiocesan report. Civil suit filed 12/03.

Father Roger Mahony (Bp)

  • Ordained: 1962
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Twice accused of abuse. Never substantiated so no action taken. Retired 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. Still Bishop in Good Standing & will help elect new Pope.

Father Eugene A. Maio

  • Ordained: 1960
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Jesuit

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Sylvester E. Mancuso

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: OFM Franciscan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list 5/31/19. First assignment was in 1942. 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. Died 1979.

Brother Mark

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Order?

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Sued 2003. Accused of abuse from 1979-1983. Alleged victim committed suicide.

Father Thomas Reon Paul, Jr Marshall

  • Ordained: 1959
  • Status: Charged
  • D/O: Paulist

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father James Aloysius Martin

  • Ordained: < 1934
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of 1 between 1934-1938 per Archdiocesan report. Retired 1954. Died per report.

Brother Ernest Martinez

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Salesian

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of 1 from 1965-1966 per archdiocesan report. He was assigned to St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower at the time. Working at Bishop Mora High School per 1989 Official Catholic Directory. Named in at least 1 civil suit. He was last known to be at Salesian provincial headquarters in San Francisco.

Father Ruben D. Martinez

  • Ordained: 1968
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Oblates of Mary Immaculate

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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 2007. Personnel files released by Order 7/31/13 show some allegations written in Japanese characters to disguise references to admissions of homosexuality and 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.

Father Richard M. Martini

  • Ordained: 1980
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of a boy 1990-91 at Our Lady Queen of Angels Seminary, per archdiocese. Suit filed 12/03. Archdiocese says it had investigated and allegations were unfounded. Suit settled as part of 12/06 $60M settlement re 22 priests. Recently transferred to new assignment and parishioners not told of past allegations. Named in suit filed 10/18. Still active parish priest in 10/18.

Father Leonardo G. Mateo

  • Ordained: 1959
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Extern priest from Philippines. Arrived in L.A. 1959. A 2003 lawsuit alleged abuse in CA in 1959. Left L.A. 1960. In Joliet diocese by 1977 where allegations made in 1983 and 1991. Left Joliet 1984, worked in Chicago and later returned to Archdiocese of Cebu. Died 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 new civil suit filed 4/30/14. Additional suit filed by 3 men against Joliet Diocese re 1980 abuse 9/18/14. Settled 8/18 for $1.4m. On Richmond diocese's lsit 6/27/19. (It notes ordination year as 1956).

Father Francisco Mateos

  • Ordained: 1958
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Vincentian

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Ordained in Spain 1958. Arrived in LA 1974. Accused of abuse of 1 between 1976-1979 per archdiocesan report. Sued Dec. 2003. Archdiocese investigated and says no grounds to remove. Still active priest.

Father Charles Patrick Mayer

  • Ordained: 1996
  • Status: Charged
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Joseph McAsey

  • Ordained: 1945
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Jesuit

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Vincent McCabe

  • Ordained: 1946
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its updated list 12/6/18. Report in 2018 of incidents in the 1970s. Died 2/15/15.

Father Kevin McCarthy

  • Ordained: 1948
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Angus R. McDonald

  • Ordained: 1965
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.]

Father Forrest McDonald

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: OFM Franciscan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

One of several religious 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 in 1960s-1970s. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes "The Province has received no allegation involving a minor."

Brother Daniel McDonough

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: CFC - Congregation of Christian Brothers

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

One of 10 brothers and two laymen accused by more than 30 men in 5/13 civil case of abuse at three Chicago schools run by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North American Province. Order agreed to massive $16.5M settlement w 400 plaintiffs re abuse bymultiple order priests & brothers late May, 2013. Unclear if the order has substantiated any of the allegations against the eight newly-accused brothers, including McDonough.

Father Thomas McElhatton

  • Ordained: < 1943
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Dominican

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of 1 from 1943-1945 per archdiocesan report. One civil suit filed 11/03 with allegations by 1 person.

Brother James McGloin

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Marianist

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of one in 1963 per archdiocesan report. Named in 1 civil suit re abuse at Junipero Serra High School in Gardena when he was an instructor. Dispensed from Perpetual vows 4/11/70. He was working in HI at the time. Personnel files released by Order 7/13 do not actually specify child abuse but he does admit that celibacy had always been an issue for him.

Father Seán John McGrath

  • Ordained: 1954
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Society of St. Columban

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Patrick McHugh

  • Ordained: 1943
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Per archdiocesan report, one person alleged abuse 1972-1974. Papers say at least seven sued in 2003 alleging abuse in 1960s. Civil suit dismissed by Court 2005 but 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 to abuse in the 1960s.

Father Martin McKeon

  • Ordained: 1952
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Franciscan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Patrick H. McNamara

  • Ordained: 1962
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Jesuit

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Jose Mejia Gonzales

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Jose J. Mendez

  • Ordained: 1983
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Augustinian Recollects

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of 1 from 1985-1987 per archdiocesan report. Left archdiocese in 1993. At least 1 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 threatened with a separate paternity suit.

Father William P. Messenger

  • Ordained: 1977
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of 1 in 1980 per addendum to archdiocesan report. Placed on leave in May, 2005. At that time he was chaplain at USC.

Father Louis L. Meyer

  • Ordained: 1945
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Congregation of Holy Cross

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Titian Jim (Athos?) Miani

  • Ordained: 1955
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Salesian

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Arrested 2003 and charged with abusing 2 girls. Charges dropped in 2003 due to CA. Supreme Court ruling. Archdiocesan report says 4 accusers and abuse from 1957-67. At least 1 civil suit filed. Left archdiocese in 1967 for San Francisco and, later, Stockton. Incardinated in Stockton 9/74. 3 siblings filed suit 1/08 against Salesians alleging abuse in 1960s. Personnel file says he also abused in Brazil, Italy and Canada. Also worked in Oakland Diocese. Included in Salesian $19.5 mil settlement with 17 in 5/08. Named in 6/10 suit. Name is included on list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton Diocese's 5/9/14 filing in bankruptcy court.

Father George Michael Miller

  • Ordained: 1963
  • Status: Convicted
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Removed from active ministry 1997. Accused of abuse of boy 1970s and 1980s. Arrested 2002; charges dropped 2003 due to US Supreme Court ruling. Six accusers, per archdiocese. Named by 2 in 10/03 civil suit. Some claims settled in 12/06 $60M settlement re 22 priests. In 7/07, 4 claims settled for $660M re 508 priests. Laicized 5/05. Arrested 7/23/07 for molesting a boy 1988-1991. Pled guilty 12/08. Admitted abuse of 3 more. Sentenced 3 years 1/09. Personnel file released 1/13. Claims settled 2/18/14 as part of $13M claim.May have died in 6/18. Named in 10/18 suit.

Father John Dennis Mitchell

  • Ordained: 1938
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Paulist

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father John Ralph Moholy

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Jesuit

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

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.

Father Vincent Molthen

  • Ordained: 1951
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Redemptorist

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse 1 from 1961-1962 per archdiocesan report. Deceased.

Father Alfred J. Monte

  • Ordained: 1940
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Augustinian

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse in 1947 by 1 accuser per archdiocesan report. Shown as deceased. Named in at least 1 suit.

Brother Michael Andre Moody

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Brothers of St. Francis

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of 2 in 1980 per archdiocesan report. Named in Dec. 2003 civil suit.

Father Raymond D. Morales

  • Ordained: 1981
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Reports to the diocese in 2005 and 2018 of incidents alleged to have occurred in 1968. Faculties removed in 2018.

Brother Ralph Murguia

  • Ordained:
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Salesian

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of 1 between 1957-1960 per archdiocesan report addendum. Named in 1 civil suit.

Father Francis J. Murphy

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Vincentian

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Named publicly as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Allegations reported to archdiocese in 2008 of incidents 1964-1965. Murphy died in 1970.

Father Joseph L. Murphy

  • Ordained: 1936
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Oblate

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of 1 at St. Ferdinand's in San Fernando 1957-1960, per Archdiocesan report addendum of 11/05. Also served in Oakland Diocese. Died 3/75. Personnel file was released by Order 7/13 but does not include information on alleged abuse.

Father Daniel J. Murray

  • Ordained: 1973
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Sued 2003. Allegations of abuse of a youth 1973-1979. A $500,000 settlement 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. In canonical penal process per diocesan website 8/16. Laicized, per the Diocese of Orange's list, updated 4/2/19.

Father Jeffrey Newell

  • Ordained: 1990
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

20 year old man came forward in approx. 1994 tell the Archdiocese that he had been abused by Newell. Archdiocese promised that Newell would never work in youth ministry again. Rmoved from ministry "for other reasons" in 1993 but in 2010, he was found working with young men as a priest in Tijuana, Mexico. Accuser filed suit 6/10 accusing LA Arch. of fraud. After extended investigation, Newell was one of 7 priests of the Tijuana, Mexico Archdiocese who were removed without privileges as of 6/20/14. Final decision on his future is in the hands of Rome.

Father Michael Stephen Nocita

  • Ordained: 1977
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of 3 1975-1985 per Archdiocese. Named in at least 1 suit. One allegation (occurred 1980-1982) reported to police 1988. Removed 1991. Faculties revoked 2000. Claims included in $660M LA settlement 07/07. Named in new 9/12 suit re abuse of 1 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 2006. Personnel file released 1/13. Claims included in 2/18/14 $13M settlement.

Father Cyril Nwankwo

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Josephite Father

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of 1 in 1997 per archdiocesan report. He also left archdiocese in 1997.

Father John F. O'Byrne

  • Ordained: 1961
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of 1 in 1965-1966 per archdiocesan report addendum. Named in one lawsuit. Pastor at St. Catherine Laboure in Torrance, CA in 2011. Monsignor. Died 1/27/16.

Father Charles W. O'Carroll

  • Ordained: 1922
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Ordained in Ireland; working in LA in 1923. Incardinated in LA 1929. Accused of abuse of 1 from 1956-1958 per archdiocesan report. Died 1987. Named in 1 civil suit.

Father Donal P. O'Connor

  • Ordained: 1955
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Native of Ireland. Accused of abuse of 3 from 1959-1961 per archdiocesan report. Placed on leave and then retired 2002 without faculties. Named in at least 1 civil suit. Personnel file released 1/13.

Father Patrick O'Dwyer

  • Ordained: 1924
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Accused of abuse of 1 in 1959. Died 1971. 1 civil suit filed.

Father James F. O'Grady

  • Ordained: 1954
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegation Notes:

Retired to Ireland. Investigated by police re 1997 allegation of girl years before.

Father Mark O'Leary

  • Ordained: 1985
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Dominican

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse in Southern CA 1974-1977 by two people. 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.

Father Martin O'Loghlen

  • Ordained: 1961
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Sacred Heart

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse of 1 from 1965-1968 per Archdiocese 2004 report. Active in Myanmar & Philippines in 2004. In 2011 Archdiocese removed him from current assignment at Holy Name of Mary Church in San Dimas that he had held for 2 yrs and admitted it "did not fully consult records" that showed he had admitted to sexual relationship with a high school girl in 1960s. The vicar of clergy in charge of checking records resigned. Woman settled civil suit w/ order & priest in 1999 for $100K.

Father Thomas E. O'Rourke

  • Ordained: 1943
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Jesuit

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse of 1 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.

Father Javier Ochoa

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Missionaries of the Sacred Heart

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Named publicly as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Allegations reported in 2017 of incidents 1995-2002. Ochoa died in 2014.

Father Samuel Orellana Mendoza

  • Ordained: 1968
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Ordained in El Salvador. Working in LA 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 $60 mil settlement re 22 priests which covers all of the cases involving molestations that occurred since Mahony was named head of the diocese in 1985.

Father Miguel Angel Ortiz

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Jesuit

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

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.

Father Gary Pacheco

  • Ordained: 1974
  • Status: Settled
  • D/O: OFM Franciscan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Two early suits filed. One settled 1994. Denied allegations. Removed 1987. Named in L.A. archdiocesan report as having abused one minor in 1975. Also named by Orange diocese on its list of abusive priests. May also have been named in other litigation. Per his personnel file released 5/12, he 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.

Father Mario Pacheco

  • Ordained: 1976
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list 12/6/18. Report to the diocese in 2013 of incidents estimated to have allegedly occurred 1993-95. Faculties removed 2013.

Father Michael P. Pecharich

  • Ordained: 1973
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

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.

Father Daniel P. Peck

  • Ordained: 1965
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Franciscans

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse of 1 in 1996 per archdiocesan report. Current status unknown.

Father Robert H. Peguero

  • Ordained: 1975
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: OFM Franciscan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

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.

Amado Pena

  • Ordained:
  • Status: Charged
  • D/O: Piarist

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Seminary student who left before ordination. Charged in CA in 2003 with molesting 2 14-yr-old boys between 1980-1982. [per archdiocesan 2004 report he abused only 1]. Arrested in MA in 2003 on outstanding 1987 warrant from MA for alleged abuse of a 12 yr old boy. Believe CA. charges dropped 2003 after CA Supreme Court ruling. Results of MA charges unknown.

Father Francisco Javier Perez

  • Ordained: 1973
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abusing 1 from 1985-1998 per archdiocesan report addendum.

Father James Person

  • Ordained: 1979
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Report to the archdiocese noted in 2013 of incidents alleged to have occurred 1984-87. Went on inactive leave in 1989.

Father Louis V. Pick

  • Ordained: 1939
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse of 1 in 1947 per archdiocesan report. Died 1969. Named in at least 1 civil suit.

Father Joseph D. Pina

  • Ordained: 1972
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse of girl in 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 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.

Brother Bernard Thomas Pleimann (Plieman)

  • Ordained:
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Marianist

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Spent much of his early career teaching in Hawaii. Accused of abuse of 1 in 1963 when he taught 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 7/13 show he took perpetual vows 7/40, was dispensed from vows 5/73 (while teaching in Japan) and died 6/14/86.

Father Gerald John Plesetz

  • Ordained: 1970
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Excardinated to Orange Diocese 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 2003. Adult woman also accused him of fathering her child. Left priesthood in 1977 to marry. Laicized in 1978. One known civil suit.

Father Stanislaus Poon

  • Ordained: 1962
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

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.

Father Thomas A. Porter

  • Ordained: 1965
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse of 1 from 1966-1968 per archdiocesan report. On inactive leave 1968-1973. Laicized 1973. Named in civil suit.

Father Joseph/Josef Prochnow/Procknow

  • Ordained: 1963
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: OFM Franciscan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

One of several religious 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 - 1980s. 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.

Father Patrick Purcell

  • Ordained: < 1950
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Dominican

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Sued 2003. Accused of abuse of one minor male from 1950-51. He is deceased.

Father John C. Quatannens

  • Ordained: 1936
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its updated list 12/6/18. Report in 2009 of incidents 1971-1972. Quatannens died in 1994.

Father Celestine Quinlan

  • Ordained: 1957
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Capuchin

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse of four St. Francis of Assisi parish altar boys 1957-1962, 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 LA Archdiocesan report. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. Assigned there 1962-1968.

Father Eleuterio Ramos

  • Ordained: 1966
  • Status: Settled
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

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 committed 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.

Brother Joseph Franklin Reagan (Regan)

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Brothers of the Holy Cross

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

"Brother Joseph" is named as abuser of 1 in 2003 civil suit against Los Angeles Archdiocese. Abuse alleged to have occurred in 1965 when he was working at Rancho San Antonio in Chatsworth, CA. He died approx. 1989. Later identified as Joseph Reagan. Hejoined the order at age 18 and left in 1966 at age 22 to pursue a career in baseball. He never took final vows.

Father Patrick Reilly

  • Ordained: 1958
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Sued 2003 by 1. Accused of abuse from 1980-1984. In late 2004 archdiocese said allegations were unfounded and allowed him to continue as functioning (but retired) priest.

Father Terence John Reilly

  • Ordained: 1959
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Dominican

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

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.

Father Nicholas Reina

  • Ordained: 1978
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Salesians of Don Bosco

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

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.

Father Loren Riebe

  • Ordained: 1970
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

After ordination, Riebe spent 4 yrs at St. Anne's Parish in Santa Monica. In 1974 he moved to Mexico and spent next 21 yrs ministering to Indians. He was expelled by the Mexican govt. in 1995. LA 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 early 1970s. Worked in Diocese of Phoenix in 1996-1997. Currently incardinated in the Diocese of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.

Father James Richard Robinson

  • Ordained: 1971
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Multiple alleged victims in 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 LA archdiocese. Reportedly worked in 5 LA parishes 1986-93.

Brother Ernest Rodie

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Brothers of Holy Cross of Texas

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse of 1 in 1964-1965. Named in Archdiocesan Report Addendum. Named in 1 civil suit.

Father Carlos Rene Rodriguez

  • Ordained: 1986
  • Status: Convicted
  • D/O: Vincentian

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

First abuse report 1987. Placed on leave 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 re 22 priests which covered all of the cases involving molestations 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 reported to be saying mass in homes, and that he is not a priest and is convicted abuser.

Father Michael M. Roebert

  • Ordained: 1966
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse of 1 youth from 1969-1970. Sued in 11/2003. Named in archdiocesan report. Archdiocese investigated in 2004 and decided allegations were unfounded.

Father Donald Patrick Roemer

  • Ordained: 1970
  • Status: Convicted
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Convicted 1981. Privileges removed. 2 yrs mental hospital and 10 yrs probation. Abuse of boys. 1 girl also alleges abuse. Suits filed 1984, 2003 & 2004. He is # 8 on Archdiocese list of 10 priests with most accusations of abuse (with 13). He admitted to at least 30. Still on Calif. Sex Offender Register as of 1/2/10 and is shown to be living in Anaheim. Personnel file released 1/13. Laicized 5/9/06.

Father William Roper

  • Ordained: < 1968
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Claretian

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused in 2002 of abuse of 1 girl from 1968-1969. Named in 1 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.

Father Fidel Rosas Flores

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Named publicly as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Report noted to have been received in 2008 of incidents 2001-05, and "no record of priest serving in archdiocese."

Father Dorian G. Rowe

  • Ordained: 1964
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

2003 civil suit alleges abuse of one youth from 1967-1968. Archdiocese report says 2 accusers with incidents from 1967-1979. Died 1991.

Father Efrain Rozo Rincon

  • Ordained: 1953
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Confessed under oath in 2/06 to sexually abusing nephew and showing him porn in 1967-69 while working in LA 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.

Father George Neville Rucker

  • Ordained: 1946
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Record of abuse began shortly after ordination. First investigated by police in 1967. 1st civil suit filed 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 $60 million settlement re 22 priests. Other claims settled in 7/07 $660M settlement. Laicized 2/8/08. Personnel file released 1/13.

Father Joseph Francis Ryan

  • Ordained: 1936
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Native of Ireland. Placed on leave numerous times from 1945 through 1960. Excardinated to Philadelphia Archdiocese 1965, died 12/3/76. Accused in 2002 of abuse of brother and sister in 1945-1946. Named in 1 civil suit. Personnel file released 1/13.

Father Thomas Ryan

  • Ordained: 1942
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Accused

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Report to diocese of incidents in 1957. Ryan died in 1988.

Father Alexander Salazar

  • Ordained: 1984
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Elevated to Auxiliary Bishop in 2004. Per news in 12/18, investigated by law enforcement 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. Salazar appears Archdiocesan oversight board reviewed the case and deemed the allegation credible. Pope Francis accepted Salazar's resignation 12/19/18.

Father Armando Salazar

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list updated 12/6/18. Report to archdiocese in 2016 of incidents in about 1967. Salazar died in 1972.

Father John Anthony Salazar-Jimenez

  • Ordained: 1984
  • Status: Convicted
  • D/O: Piarist

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Sued 1986. Convicted 1987of molesting 2 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 2003. Charged 2003 with assault of 18-year-old in Dallas. Convicted 7/1/05. Life sentence. New trial ordered 9/11. Accepted plea bargain 2013; released for time served. Laicization announced 2/05. Claims settled in CA & 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.

Father Gabriel Salinas

  • Ordained: 1916
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Augustinian Recollects

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Native of Spain. First Augustinian Father to come to the U.S. Worked in Nebraska from 1917 - 1948. Accused of abuse of 1 at Cristo Rey in Los Angeles Archdiocese between 1958-1960 Died 11/18/72. Personnel File released 09/09/13.

Father Jose L. Sanchez

  • Ordained: 1996
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: CMF-- Claretians

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Named publicly as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Report to archdiocese in 2014 of incident(s) in the 1990s. Noted to have left the archdiocese in 2009.

Father Juan Francisco Sanchez

  • Ordained: 1957
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Salesian

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse of 1 in 1992 per archdiocesan report.

Father Manuel Ontiveros Sanchez

  • Ordained: 1954
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Ordained in Spain 1954. Working in LA archdiocese 1971; incardinated 1976. Sued 2003. Accused of abuse of 1 from 1978-1981 per archdiocesan report. Archdiocese, after investigation, said evidence did not support the charges. He consistently denied theallegations. Retired and returned to Spain 2000. Claim included in 7/07 massive $660 mil settlement by LA Arch.

Brother Lawrence Sandstrom

  • Ordained:
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Holy Cross Father

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse of 5 youths between 1955-1969 per archdiocesan report. 2 filed civil suit 12/03 alleging abuse between 1967-1969. Accusations involved children at Maryvale Catholic orphanage in Rosemead. Later went on to work at La Salle High in Pasadena and other Catholic schools in Hayward and New Orleans. Accusations made in 2003 re abuse at Rancho San Antonio in Chatsworth in 1960s. 2007 settlement with two men. Left order in 1997. Personnel file to be released in 2013.

Father Juan (John) Santillan

  • Ordained: 1969
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Piarist

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Removed 2002. Accused of abuse of boy (between age of 12-17) in 1970s. Civil suit filed 1998 but dismissed. Police investigating in 2002. Archdiocesan report says two accusers between 1977-1985. Serving as priest in Bolivia since 1998.

Sister Agnes Santomassimo

  • Ordained:
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus aka The Cabrini Sisters

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Worked in hospitals in Chicago, New York, and Montreal Canada from 1950-1969. Served as Provincial Office secretary.treasurer from 1969 - 2001. Retired 2001 or 2002. Died 9/7/05. Very limited personnel file released 7/13 (2 pages). 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.

Brother Richard Satterthwaite

  • Ordained:
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: CFC - Congregation of Christian Brothers

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse of 1 in 1961-1962 at Cantwell High School in Montebello per Archdiocesan report addendum. Named in 1 civil suit.

Father Arulappan Savrianandam

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Removed 2002. Accused of abuse of girl. Left for India.

Father Emmett Gilroy Schaller

  • Ordained:
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Oblates of Mary Immaculate

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse of one person 1979-1980 per Archdiocesan report. May have left priesthood. Accused in one civil suit of abusing one 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.

Father Maurice Scheier

  • Ordained: 1927
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: OFM Franciscan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse of one in 1948, per L.A. archdiocesan report in 2004. Died 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."

Father George M. Scott

  • Ordained: 1925
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abusing both a boy and a girl (each about 7 or 8) between 1947-1958. Named by 2 plaintiffs in civil suit filed 12/03. Died 1986. Claims included in massive $660 mil settlement by LA archdiocese of over 500 claims July 14, 2007.

Father Louis Selmo

  • Ordained: 1939
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: null

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

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.

Father Avdon (Audon) Serratos

  • Ordained:
  • Status: Convicted
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

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 faculties to minister. Sex offender register in CA shows on 1/21/12 that he had been deported.

Brother Joe Sharkey

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Servite

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse of 1 from 1967-1968 per archdiocesan report. Named in civil suit.. Also on the Orange Diocese list of abusers.

Father Joseph F. Sharpe

  • Ordained: 1943
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Sued 2003. Accused in 1971 of abuse of 1 between 1958-1964 per archdiocesan report. Complainant was a junior and Sharpe was his confessor. Excardinated from LA and incardinated in Orange 1976. Also on that Diocese's list of abusive priests. Died 11/2/99. LA's personnel file released 1/13.

Father John R. Shepherd

  • Ordained: 1951
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Jesuit

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

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.

Father Edward E. Shimmaly

  • Ordained: 1961
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse of 1 between 1961-1963 per archdiocesan report addendum. Named in at least 1 civil suit. Deceased. Name is spelled Shimmaly in Directory but Schimmaly in archdiocesan Addendum.

Father Fidencio Simon Silva-Flores

  • Ordained: 1978
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Missionaries of Holy Spirit

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

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.

Father Francis (Raymond E). Simon

  • Ordained: 1943
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: O.S.B.

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accusations against Simon surfaced in personnel File of Fr. Mathias Faue released 7/13. In 2002, one man alleged he was abused by Faue and Fr. Simon between 1963-1967 at St/ Benedict's Church in Montebello. CA. Simon died 12/18/95.

Father Michael Sintef

  • Ordained: 1981
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

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.

Father Robert William Spader

  • Ordained: 1962
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese's list 12/6/18. Reports 2007-2008 to archdiocese of incidents 1972-1973. Spader died 8/3/82.

Father Stephen Emmett Speciale

  • Ordained: 1985
  • Status: Settled
  • D/O: Jesuit

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse 1985-86. Settled 1993 for $60K. Another suit filed 2003. Named in 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.

Father Matthew Michael Sprouffske

  • Ordained: 1954
  • Status: Arrested
  • D/O: Carmelite

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused in 1986 of abuse of female relative under 14 in 1950s. Arrested 12/02. Criminal charges dropped 7/03 due to CA Supreme Court ruling. Died 1/05. At least one claim included in 11/06 $10M settlement with Order, LA Archdiocese and 7 people alleging abuse by 5 priests. 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.

Brother William (Br Joseph) Stadtfeld

  • Ordained: 1944
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Passionist

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse of 2 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 LA archdiocesan obit misspelled name. The 2/17/04 archdiocesan report states 1 civil suit filed. Both sisters settled as part of $660M settlement in 7/07.

Father Louis G. Stallkamp

  • Ordained: 1967
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse of 2 from 1974-1979. Died 1994. Named in archdiocesan report. Civil suit filed 12/03. Also worked in Orange Diocese.

Father Thomas J. Sullivan

  • Ordained: 1944
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Jesuit

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Abuse in 1953 alleged in 2002. Sued 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 LA Archdiocesan report, three accusers reported incidents 1952-1958. Worked in San Francisco, Santa Clara, Azusa and Los Angeles. At the Jesuit Curia in Rome 1968-69, then assigned to 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.

Father Carl Maurice Sutphin

  • Ordained: 1958
  • Status: Arrested
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accusation in 1991 that he abused 1, possibly 2, youths from 1964-1970. Report in 1994 that he abused 2 brothers, aged 10-11, years ago. Retired & faculties removed 2/02. Arrested 2003. Charges dropped 7/03. Accused of abuse of 17 from 1958-1978 in archdiocesan report. # 6 on archdiocesan list of 10 most prolific abusers w/ 23 accusers. Named in several civil suits. Laicized 12/16/05 per personnel file released 1/13.

Father Joseph Tacderas

  • Ordained: 1979?
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse of 1 in 1983 per archdiocesan report.

Father Santiago L. Tamayo

  • Ordained: 1959
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Ordained in Philippines. Working in archdiocese 1968 and incardinated 1978. He and six other priests accused of abuse of girl in 1984 civil suit. Girl had daughter in 1982. He fled to Philippines. Died 1996 (1999?). Archdiocesan report says abuse of 1 between 1978-1984. Claims against all 7 priests settled for $500K in $660M settlement in Fall, 2007. Personnel Files finally released 1/13 show he was also alleged to have abused one male.

Father Lukas Bao Teluma

  • Ordained: 1975
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Divine Word Missionaries

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse of 1 in 1995 per archdiocesan report. Still active priest in 2004.

Father Raymond (Jose) Tepe

  • Ordained: 1931
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse of 2 between 1958-1968 per archdiocesan report. Died 1969.

Father Michael Terra

  • Ordained: 1978
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused in 2002 of sexual misconduct against a 16-year-old girl 1979-1880. Left ministry and was placed on inactive leave 1991. Current status unknown. Named in archdiocesan report. Also named in civil suit.

Brother Tom Thing

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Settled
  • D/O: OFM Franciscan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

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 re 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.

Father Vance Zebulon Thorne

  • Ordained: 1954
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: SDV--Divine Word Missionaries

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

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.

Father Carl D. Tresler

  • Ordained: 1991
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Removed 1998. Accused of abuse of boy. Still active in Peru per 3/05 article. Named in archdiocesan report.

Father Valentine Tugade

  • Ordained:
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Sued 1984. Accused of abuse (along with 6 other priests) of 1 girl from 1978-1984. Extern priest from Philippines working in Archdiocese. Returned to Philippines. Named in 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 $660 mil settlement in 2007.

Father Jerome Turba

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

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.

Father Jose I. Ugarte

  • Ordained: 1971
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Native of Spain. Incardinated in LA Archdiocese 5/71 when he was ordained. Name revealed for first time in Personnel Files released by Archdiocese 1/31/13. Reported to Archdiocese by Doctor in 1993 (?) for drugging and raping a boy in Ensenada. Inactive leave with no ministry as of 11/1/93. Also accused of 1983 abuse of 17 yr old. Sexually involved with three other young men. He was ordered to return to Spain and not to return w/o permission for 7 years, not to celebrate Mass in public and to find a secular job.

Father Christopher Van Liefde

  • Ordained: 1973
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

In 1992 woman reports inappropriate sexual conduct by Van Liefde in 1973 and 1974. Placed on leave 2002. Another allegation 2003. Sued 2003. 2 accusers per LA Report with incidents from 1971-1975.

Father Vincent Van ter Toolen

  • Ordained:
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Carmelite

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse between 1962-1964. Left archdiocese 1970. Accuser came forward in 2002 to allege abuse in approx 1961 (when he was aged 3-5). Deceased. Named in archdiocesan report. Named in 1 civil suit. At least one claim included in 11/06 $10M settlement with Order, LA Archdiocese and 7 people alleging abuse by 5 priests and religious.

Brother Pedro Vasquez

  • Ordained:
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: OFM Franciscan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

One of several religious 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 in 2000s. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes "The Province has received no allegation involving a minor."

Brother John Verhart

  • Ordained:
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Salesian

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

1 person accused him of abuse from 1957-1958 per archdiocesan report. Named in at least 1 civil suit.

Father Henry Xavier Vetter

  • Ordained: 1938
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Passionist

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused in 1993 of abuse in early 1960s. Several other accusations later received of abuse in 1960s and early 1970s. Deceased. May have worked in Mexico after leaving archdiocese. Archdiocesan report says 7 accusers with incidents from 1953-1973. Named in at least 1 suit in 2003.

Father Gillmero Nemoria Villa Gomez

  • Ordained: 1957
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse of 1 person from 1964-1965 per archdiocesan report. Name is also spelled "Gillmero Nemorio Villagomez" in certain Official Catholic Directories. Retired. Named in a civil suit.

Father Ernesto Corral Villaroya

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse from 1981-1983. Extern priest from Philippines working in Archdiocese. Civil suit filed 2002 but dismissed later in year. He was working in Dallas TX diocese when suit filed. Bishop reassigned him to parish after suit dismissed but parishioners forced him to quit in 2003. 2010 Catholic Directory shows him to be retired in the Dallas Diocese.

Father William S. Vita

  • Ordained: ?
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse of 1 from 1947-1953 per archdiocesan report addendum. Named in civil suit.

Father Rudolph T. Vorisek

  • Ordained: 1956
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Paulist

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

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.

Father John H. Wadeson

  • Ordained: 1969
  • Status: Reinstated
  • D/O: Divine Word Missionaries

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse of 2 from 1973-1977 per archdiocesan report. Also worked in New York and/or Brooklyn, Trenton NJ and Portland OR diocese. Banned from working in Los Angeles archdiocese; in 2014 was found working as priest in Guam, apparently since at least 2000. Idenitrified himself as an "Australian priest of the Archdiocese of Agana in Guam, Micronesia." Guam Archdiocese Directory indicated he was incardinated in the archdiocese 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 incarnated. 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 Los Angeles 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."

Father James Joseph Walsh

  • Ordained:
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Named in (2003?) lawsuit by 1 person alleging abuse in 1967-1968. Died in 1984. Named in archdiocesan report, Errata notice # 1.

Father A. Thomas Warren

  • Ordained: 1966
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse of 5 in 1991 per archdiocesan report. Warren's name has also been added to list of abusive priests affilited with Diocese of Tucson per June 2004 article. Article says Warren died in 2001. Tucson says no known victims there.

Father Francis J. Weber

  • Ordained: 1941
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse of 2 in 1959 per archdiocesan report. Died 1989. (DOB: 2/11/14).

Father Wilfred Weitz

  • Ordained: 1936
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Benedictine

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse of 1 from 1959-1961 per archdiocesan report. Died 1991. Named in at least 1 lawsuit.

Father Michael Edwin Wempe

  • Ordained: 1966
  • Status: Convicted
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Accused of abuse of 13 from 1972-1995 per Archdiocese. Sued several times in 2002-2003. Original criminal charges dropped due to CA Sup Ct ruling. Re-arrested 2003. Convicted 1 count 2006. Sentenced to 3 yrs prison 5/06. Included in 12/06 $60M settlement.

Father Gerald Wertz

  • Ordained: 1988
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Salesian

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Civil suit filed 2/24/11 accuses Wertz of abuse of a 15-year-old youth at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower 1993-1994. Wertz was a teacher and counselor at the school at the time of the alleged abuse. 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.

Father John W. Wishard

  • Ordained: 1962
  • Status: Convicted
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Pled no contest 1980 to charge of Oral copulation of child. 5 yr probation. Probation was terminated in 1982, the felony reduced to misdemeanor in 1991 and later dismissed. Returned to active ministry in 1987. Retired in 1997 or 1998. Served as policechaplain prior to dismissal in 2002. Laicized 8/02 per USA Today article. Named in archdiocesan report.

Father Philip Mark Wolfe

  • Ordained: 1980
  • Status: Convicted
  • D/O: OFM Franciscan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Convicted in 1989 of abuse of a boy. Sentenced to 1 year in jail and 5 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.

Father William J. Wood

  • Ordained: 1965
  • Status: Accused
  • D/O: Jesuit

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits West Province on its 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.

Father G. Patrick Ziemann (BP)

  • Ordained: 1967
  • Status: Sued
  • D/O: Diocesan

Sexual Abuse Allegations:

Resigned as Bishop of Santa Rosa Diocese 1999 after priest sued him over sexual relationship. Ziemann left the diocese in financial debt of over $30M. A 2002 suit alleged abuse of youth in 1968 and lasting several years. Named in 12/03 civil suit alleging conspiracy by 28 priests to cover up abuse in the Los Angeles Archdiocese. Named in LA Archdiocesan report as abuser of 3 between 1967-1986. Lived in Tucson without faculties until his death10/09.

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