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Accused Offenders in Southern California

The Vast Tragedy of Clergy Sexual Abuse of Children in Southern California

Archdiocese of Los Angeles The numbers of children who were abused by clergy in Southern California is astounding. Incredibly, in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles alone, studies have found that up to the year 2002 at least 244 priests, brothers, deacons and seminarians have been publicly accused of sexually abusing 656 children.

And that's just what we know. Surely, there are many more children who were abused.

Indeed, according to this Associated Press story, allegations of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church appear to have involved hundreds more priests and victims than previous estimates suggest. And, if you consider the numbers of abused from parishes in Orange County, San Bernardino, and San Diego, the numbers are frightening.

Hundreds of Lawsuits & Millions of Dollars Obtained for Victims of Sexual Abuse as Children

While many who were abused as children have sought justice and begun a journey to justice and healing, many have not. Below we have listed information on priests from several Southern California dioceses who have been publically accused of sexually molesting children. In many of these cases we have successfully obtained settlements or arbitration awards totaling millions. If you were abused by a priest listed here, or any other priest or person of authority, please don’t hesitate to call us. We want to help you.

Disclaimer: Even though settlements may have been awarded in these cases, many of the priests and/or organizations who settled or paid awards as a result of arbitration or trial, maintain they are not at fault.

Fr. Leonard AbercrombieLos AngelesNorth HillsOur Lady of Peace1975-1983
AllisonFresnoDinubaSt. Catherine of Siena1963
AlzugarayLos AngelesMonroviaImmaculate Conception1967-1970
Fr. Andreas AriasLos AngelesOrangeLa Purisima1936
Fr. Juan ArzubeLos AngelesEast Los AngelesSt. Alphonsus1975-1976
Br. Greg AthertonLos Angeles / OrangeFullerton / Buena ParkProvincial Center, Servite Order, St. Phillip Benizi Parish, Servite High School1967-1984
Fr. Michael BakerLos AngelesLos Angeles /La Mirada / Pico RiveraSt. Joan of Arc, Christ the King, St. Paul of the Cross, St. Elisabeth1974-1992
Fr. Franklin W. BeckerSan DiegoPacific BeachSt. Brigid's1977-1978
Fr. Gustavo BensonSan BernardinoForest Falls / ColtonSan Salvador1970's (late)
Fr. Christopher BerbenaLos AngelesSanta BarbaraSt. Anthony's Seminary1980
Msgr. James T. BoothSan DiegoSan DiegoMission San Diego de Alcala1965-1969
Msgr. Leland J. BoyerLos AngelesLa CanadaSt. Bede the Venerable1973-1976
Fr. Jack BradleyFresnoBakersfieldSt. Agnes1963-1964
Fr. John L. BrennanLos AngelesLincoln HeightsSt. Gerald Majella1954-1956
Fr. Lawrence BrownLos AngelesLos AngelesMount Carmel High School1958-1959
Fr. Michael BucaroSan BernardinoCoronaSt. Matthews1983-1989
Fr. Franklin J. BuckmanLos AngelesSanta AnaSt. Barbara's1962-1967
Fr. James BurnsLos AngelesWindslow, AZSt. Joseph's1983-1986
Fr. Lynn Richard CaffoeLos AngelesNorth Hills / Redondo BeachOur Lady of Peace, St. James, St. Maria Goretti1975-1994
Fr. Cleve W. CareyLos AngelesGardenaSt. Anthony's 1963-1970
Fr. Edward J. CaseyLos AngelesLa VerneDamien Boys High School1974-1978
Fr. John Joseph CaseyLos AngelesLos AngelesSt. Vincent De Paul1943-1945
Fr. Willebaldo CastroLos AngelesEast Los Angeles / Santa MariaSt. Alphonsus, St. Mary's, Church of the Assumption1973-1977
Fr. Vincent CavalliLos AngelesLos AngelesDaniel Murphy High School1966-1968
Fr. Mario CimmarrustiLos AngelesSanta BarbaraSt. Anthony's Seminary1962-1969
Fr. John V. CoffieldLos AngelesEast Los AngelesDelores Mission1959-1960
Fr. James CollinsFresnoButton WillowSt. Mary's1957 or 1958
Fr. Patrick J. CotterLos AngelesPomonaSt. Joseph's1963-1964
Fr. Richard T. CoughlinLos AngelesAnaheimSt. Anthony Claret1971-1972
Fr. Michael CousineauLos AngelesNorth HillsOur Lady of Peace1970-1974
Fr. Peter CovasSan Bernardino / San DiegoSan Bernardino, RiversideHoly Rosary, St. Catherine's1970-1980
Fr. Sean CroninLos AngelesSanta Monica / Panorama CitySt. Monica's , St. Genevieve1968-1972
Fr. Wallace J. DaleyLos AngelesDowney / East Los AngelesSt. Pius X, Santa Teresita, St. Lucy's1957-1963
Fr. John J. DalySan DiegoHoltvilleSt. Joseph's1977
Fr. Francis X. DarmadyFresno / MontereyBakersfieldSt. Francis1936-1939
Fr. John H. DawsonLos AngelesLong BeachOur Lady of Refuge1975-1977
Fr. Richard DelahuntyOrangeSanta AnaSt. Barbara's1977/1978
Fr. James DevaneyLos AngelesLos AngelesAscencion Church1968-1969
Fr. Joseph Di PeriLos AngelesNorthridge/ West HillsChaminade College Preparatory1968-1969
Fr. Edward DoberLos AngelesSan FernandoMission San Fernando1990-1991
Fr. James E. DohertyLos AngelesLos AngelesCamp Junipero Serra1962
Fr. Francis DowdLos AngelesWhittierNelles Correctional Institute1963-1965
Fr. Albert DugganLos AngelesAzusaSt. Francis of Rome1950's- 1971
Msgr. Thomas P. EnglishLos AngelesPomonaSt. Joseph's1969
Br. Mark EppersonLos AngelesRosemeadDon Bosco Technical Institute1979-1983
Br. ErnestLos AngelesChatsworthRancho San Antonio Boystown1964-1965
Br. Raymond EtienneSan DiegoRiversideDivine Word Seminary, Notre Dame High School1967-1977
Fr. Mark A. FalveyLos AngelesHollywoodBlessed Sacrament1960-1975
Fr. Clint FarabaughLos AngelesLos AngelesSt. Agnes1973-1975
Fr. Mathias FaueLos AngelesMontebelloSt. Benedict's1963-1965
Fr. Arturo FernandoLos AngelesBuena ParkSt. Pius V1970's
Fr. James J. FitzpatrickLos AngelesLos AngelesHoly Name of Jesus1967
Fr. Benjamin GabrielFresnoEarlimartSt. Jude's1972-1974
Msgr. Rudolph GalindoSan DiegoCorona / Chula VistaSt. Edward's, Our Lady of Guadalupe1953-1965
Msgr. George M. GallagherLos AngelesSan PedroHoly Trinity1953-1962
Fr. GarciaLos AngelesLos AngelesOur Lady of Holy Rosary1950-1953
Fr. Christobal GarciaLos AngelesEaglerockSt. Dominique Church1983-1997
Fr. Peter E. GarciaLos AngelesCommerceSt. Marcellinus1982-1983
Fr. Richard GarciaLos AngelesNorthridgeOur Lady of Lourdes1961-1963
Sr. GeraldSan DiegoLemon GroveSt. John of the Cross1957-1959
Fr. Paul GillSan DiegoLakesideOur Lady of Perpetual Help1974
Fr. Denis R. GintyLos AngelesEl MonteTransfiguration Parish, Church of the Nativity1932/ 1965
Fr. Philip GrillLos AngelesChatsworthSt. John Eudes1965-1966
Fr. James GrimesLos AngelesLos AngelesAll Saints1957-1959
Fr. Roderic GuerriniLos AngelesOxnardSanta Clara High School1976-1978
Fr. George GunstLos AngelesEl MonteOur Lady of Guadalupe1954
Fr. Vincente GuzmanLos AngelesEast Los AngelesEl Sancturio de Guadalupe1931-1941
Fr. Clinton V. HagenbachLos AngelesAtwater Village HawthorneHoly Trinity, Holy Family, St. Theresa of Avila, St. Joseph's 1968-1985
Fr. John J. HanleyLos AngelesLompocLa Purisima Concepcion1965-1966
Fr. Michael HaranLos AngelesLos AngelesSt. John Evangelist1948
Msgr. Michael A. HarrisLos AngelesMonroviaImmaculate Conception1972-1974
Fr. Richard Allen HenryLos AngelesMontroseHoly Redeemer1982-1992
Msgr. Anthony HerdeganFresnoWascoSt. John's 1959-1971
Fr. Stephen HernandezLos AngelesOxnardSanta Clara High School1982-1984
Robert HinmenLos AngelesLos AngelesPrecious Blood1964-1969
Fr. John HurleyLos AngelesCanoga ParkOur Lady of the Valley1949
Fr. James JanssenIowaIowaSt. Joseph and Mary1967-1969
Fr. Luis JaramilloLos AngelesWattsSt. Lawrence of Brindisi1980's
Fr. JohnLos AngelesOxnardOur Lady of Guadalupe1958
Br. JosephSan Diego / Los AngelesBanning/ ChatsworthBoystown of the Desert, Rancho San Antonio School for Boys1961-1964
Sr. Mary JosephLos AngelesCanoga ParkOur Lady of the Valley1963-1964
Br. Anthony JuarezLos AngelesBellflowerSt. John Bosco High School1957-1958
Fr. Christopher KearneyLos AngelesLa CanadaSt. Francis High School1968-1982
Fr. Patrick KearneySan DiegoSan DiegoSt. John the Evangelistlate 1950-1960's
Br. KerwinSan DiegoBanningBoystown of the Desert1963-1964
Fr. John KohnkeLos AngelesSan MarinoSt. Felicitas and Perpetua1972-1974
Fr. Albert KowalczykSan DiegoFontanaRessurrection Academy1962-1964
Br. Lawrence KurlandskiSan DiegoFontanaSt. Joseph's1948-1950
Manuel KuykendallLos AngelesPico RiveraSt. Hillary's1969-1974
Fr. George N. LallySan DiegoEl CentroSt. Mary's1971
Sr. LenonLos AngelesLittle Flower Missionary Home1950-1951
Fr. Jerry LinderLos AngelesWest Los AngelesLoyola High School1973-1985
Fr. Theodore LlanosLos AngelesCovinaSt. Louise de Marillac1978-1981
Br. Charles LoofboroughLos AngelesWhittierSt. Mary's1978-1979
Fr. John LordOrangeGarden GroveSt. Columban's1985-1987
Fr. Larry LorenzoniLos AngelesBellflowerSt. John Bosco High School1957-1958
Fr. Lawrence J. LovellLos AngelesSan GabrielSan Gabriel Mission1976-1985
Stuart LueySan BernardinoSan BernardinoSt. Thomas Aquinas High School1980
Fr. Peter LuqueSan Diego / San BernardinoColtonSt. Anthony's, San Salvador Chruch1963-1967
Fr. Eugene MacSweeneyLos AngelesWest Los AngelesSt. Joan of Arc1958
Fr. Peter MagnaLos AngelesSanta AnaSt. Joseph's, Church of Guadalupe1948-1958
Fr. Michael ManganFresno / MontereyBakersfieldSt. Francis1936-1939
Fr. Robert ManningLos AngelesRedondo BeachSt. James1970-1971
Fr. ManwaringFresno / MontereyBakersfieldHoly Redeemer College1938-1939
Fr. Thomas R. MarshallLos AngelesWestwoodSt. Paul the Apostle1962-1963
Br. Ernie MartinezLos AngelesBellflowerSt. John Bosco High School1965-1967
Fr. Reuben MartinezLos AngelesSan Fernando / Wilmington / PacoimaSt. Ferdinand, Holy Family, Mary Immaculate1970-1981
Fr. Richard MartiniLos AngelesSan FernandoSan Fernando Mission1990-1991
Sr. Agnes MassimoLos AngelesBurbankVilla Cabrini1966-1970
Fr. Francisco MateoLos AngelesLos AngelesSanta Isabel1976-1979
Fr. Thomas McElhattonLos AngelesEaglerockSt. Dominique 1943-1944
Fr. Martin McKeonLos AngelesSanta BarbaraSt. Anthony's Seminary1960's
Fr. Patrick McNamaraLos AngelesWestchesterLoyola Marymount University1960's
Fr. Louis MeyerLos AngelesBurbankSt. Francis Xavier1968-1969
Fr. Ricardo MezaSan DiegoRedlandsSt. Mary's1950's
Fr. Titian "Jim" MianiLos AngelesBellflowerSt. John Bosco High School1957-1967
Fr. George MillerLos AngelesAzusa / PacoimaSt. Francis of Rome, Guardian Angel1970-1978
Fr. Thomas MoloneySan DiegoRiversideOur Lady of Perpetual Help1963
Fr. Alfred J. MonteLos AngelesOjaiVillanova Prepartory School1947-1950
Br. Michael Andre MoodyLos AngelesLos AngelesSt. Odilia's, St. Paul's1980
Mr. MullinsLos AngelesVan NuysSt. Bridget of Sweden1962-1964
Fr. MunleySan DiegoRiversideOur Lady of Perpetual Help1963
Fr. MurphyLos AngelesPacoimaGuardian Angel1957-1960
Fr. NikliborcSan DiegoBanningBoystown of the Desert1963-1965
Fr. Charles W. O' CarollLos AngelesMonterey ParkSt. Stephen's1956-1958
Fr. Patrick F. O' DwyerLos AngelesVan NuysSt. Elizabeth's1959
Msgr. Patrick J. O'KeefeSan DiegoChula VistaSt. Rose of Lima1958-1966
Fr. Samuel OrellanaLos AngelesComptonSt. Sagrado Corazon1968
Patrick O'SheaSan DiegoChula VistaSt. Rose of Lima1958-1972
Br. PaulSan DiegoBanningBoystown of the Desert1963
Fr. Thomas A. PorterLos AngelesOxnardSanta Clara 1966-1971
Fr. Patrick PurcellLos AngelesHollywoodMonastery of the Angels1950-1951
Fr. Al RamosOrangeBreaSt. Angela Merici1983-1984
Br. Joseph ReganSan DiegoBanningBoystown of the Desert1961-1963
Fr. Terence ReilllyLos AngelesWest Los AngelesDaniel Murphy High School1972-1976
Fr. RileyLos AngelesLos AngelesSt. Agnes1959-1960
Fr. Nicholas RiveraLos AngelesEast Los AngelesOur Lady of Guadalupe1986-1988
Fr. Franz RobierSan DiegoSan Diego / San BernardinoHoly Spirit, St. Anthony's, St. Colombo1955-1969
Fr. Edward Anthony RodrigueSan DiegoLa Jolla / Encinitas / Calexico / OntarioMary Star of the Sea, St. John's Church. Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. George1963-1979
Fr. Carolos Rene RodriguezLos AngelesSanta BarbaraOffice of Family1988-1994
Fr. Donald Patrick RoemerLos AngelesCamarillo / Santa Barbara / Thousand OaksSt. John's Seminary, Santa Clara Parish, San Roque, St. Pascal's, Bayon School1962-1981
Fr. Joseph RossellSan DiegoNational CitySt. Anthony Padua1964-1968
Fr. Dorian G. RoweLos AngelesResedaSt. Catherine of Siena1967-1979
Fr. George Neville RuckerLos AngelesSan Pedro / Gardena / El Segundo / Los AngelesMary Star of the Sea, St. Anthony's, St. Agatha's1947-1978
Fr. Joseph Francis RyanLos AngelesGardenaSt. Anthony's1945
Fr. John Anthony SalazarLos AngelesLos AngelesSt. Lucy1984-1985
Br. Lawrence SandstromLos AngelesChatsworthRancho San Antonio School for Boys1967-1968
Br. SatheswaitLos AngelesMontebelloCantwell High School1961-1962
Msgr. George M. ScottLos AngelesSan PedroMary Star of the Sea1947-1958
Br. Joe SharkeyLos AngelesAnaheimServite Seminary1968
Fr. John A. SheahanLos AngelesVan NuysSt. Bridget of Sweden1962-1965
Maurice SheirLos AngelesLos Angeles1948
Fr. Fidencio SilvaLos AngelesOxnardOur Lady of Guadalupe1977-1992
Br. Joseph StadtfeldLos AngelesSierra MadrePassionist Fathers Monestery1958-1966
Fr. Thomas J. SullivanLos AngelesLos AngelesLoyola High School1952-1958
Fr. Carl M. SutphinLos AngelesHawthorne / Maywood / Camarillo / OxnardSt. Joseph's, St. Rose of Lima, St. Mary Magdalen, St. John's Hospital1958-1978
Fr. Eric SwearengenFresnoBakersfieldOur Lady of Guadalupe, St. Anselmo1988-1992
John TaylorLos AngelesPlaya Del ReySt. Bernard High School1972-1973
Br. ThomasSan DiegoBanningBoystown of the Desert1965-1975
Fr. Juan Bautista TricaniLos AngelesBaldwin ParkChurch of the Redeemer1968
Fr. Victor UboldiSan DiegoEscondidoSt. Mary's1975-1980
Fr. UnknownLos AngelesComptonOur Lady of Victory1952-1953
Fr. UnknownLos AngelesSan FernandoOur Lady Queen of Angels Seminary1961-1962
Fr. UnknownLos AngelesCamarilloSt. John's Seminary1974-1975
Fr. UnknownLos Angeles
Frank M. UrricoLos AngelesGoletaSt. Raphael1974-1978
Fr. Robert Van HandelLos AngelesSanta BarbaraSt. Anthony's Seminary1970
Fr. Robert Van Handel
Br. John VerhartLos AngelesBellflowerSt. John Bosco High School1957-1958
Fr. Henry VetterLos Angeles / SacramentoSierra Madre / Rancho Cordova / Pasadena / CarsonPassionist Fathers Monestery, St. John Vianney, St. Philip the Apostle, St. Philomena1956-1973
Fr. Barry E. VinyardSan DiegoCalexicoOur Lady of Guadalupe1978-1980
Fr. VittaLos AngelesSan PedroMary Star of the Sea1947-1950
Mrs. WebsterLos AngelesBreaSt. Angela Merici1973-1974
Fr. Michael E. WempeLos AngelesSimi Valley / Thousand OaksSt. Rose of Lima, St. Jude's1972-1986

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