Priests and Clergy Sexual Abuse in California

California Dioceses Where Documented Abuse Occurred

The following lists includes current or former priests who have been sued, suspended following allegations of sexual abuse of minors or have claims against them in the state of California. We are actively pursuing cases against Catholic priests and clergy who have abused children from all California dioceses.

Archdiocese of Los Angeles319 Named Priests
Archdiocese of San Francisco35 Named Priests
Diocese of Fresno12 Named Priests
Diocese of Monterey30 Named Priests
Diocese of Oakland31 Named Priests
Diocese of Orange26 Named Priests
Diocese of Sacramento38 Named Priests
Diocese of San Bernardino31 Named Priests
Diocese of San Diego54 Named Priests
Diocese of San Jose19 Named Priests
Diocese of Santa Rosa21 Named Priests
Diocese of Stockton13 Named Priests

Diocese of Fresno

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of Fresno, California who have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • John "Jack" A. Bradley
  • Tod D. Brown (Bp)
  • Hermy Dave O. Ceniza
  • James Collins (in Fresno)
  • Miguel Flores
  • Benjamin Gabriel
  • Robert Gamel
  • Louis Aloysius Garcia
  • Craig Francis Harrison
  • Anthony G. Herdegen
  • Vincent A. O'Connell
  • Eric Swearingen

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, California who have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • Rubin Abaya
  • Nicolas Aguilar-Rivera
  • Arturo Ahumada
  • Pierre Albalaa
  • Sebastian Altamirano Torres
  • Joseph F. Alzugaray
  • David E. Anderson
  • Roger Anderson
  • Andreas Arias
  • Juan Arzube (Bp)
  • Edmund Austin
  • Delfin Babilonia
  • Michael Stephen Baker
  • Frederick R. Balak
  • Victor Balbin
  • Kevin P. Barmasse
  • John Bauer
  • Gaspar Bautista
  • Christopher Berbena
  • Matthias A. Berumen
  • Honesto Bayranta Bismonte
  • Robert Boley
  • Robert Bond
  • Leland Boyer
  • John Lawrence Brennan
  • Lawrence Brown
  • Michael Daniel Buckley
  • Ed Byrom
  • Honorato (Henry) Caboang
  • Samuel Charles Cabot
  • Lynn Richard Caffoe
  • James Cairns
  • Juan Cano
  • Cleve W. Carey
  • David (Laurian) Carriere (Carrier)
  • Michael J. Carroll (in Calif.)
  • Raul Carvajal Hernandez
  • Edward J. Casey
  • John Joseph Casey
  • Michael Joseph Casey
  • Willebaldo Castro
  • Vincent V. Cavalli
  • Damien (Patrick) Chong
  • Gerald T. Chumik
  • Mario Cimmarrusti
  • Eugene J. Colosimo
  • Ozias Bailey Cook
  • Andres S. Corral
  • John V. Cosgrove
  • Patrick J. Cotter
  • R. David Cousineau
  • Daniel J. Cremins
  • Sean Cronin
  • Angel Cruces
  • Jose Luis Cuevas
  • Christopher Cunningham
  • Wallace J. Daley
  • John H. Dawson
  • John P. Deady
  • Donald DeFore
  • Harold J. DeJonghe
  • Harold F. DeLisle
  • James Devaney
  • Joseph B. Di Peri
  • William L. Diamond
  • Arwyn N. Diesta
  • Frederick Dittmar
  • Michael Son Trong Doan
  • Dan Dobbins
  • Edward J. Dober
  • John B. Doherty (Dougherty)
  • Roger Doherty
  • James E. Dolan
  • Thomas J. Dove
  • Francis Dowd
  • Thomas Duffin
  • Donald J. DuFour
  • Albert Joseph Duggan
  • Joseph Dunne
  • Donald Duplessius
  • Sebastian C. Elanjimannil
  • Andrew Gabriel Encinas
  • Thomas Patrick English
  • Mark Epperson
  • Mark A. Falvey
  • Clint Farabaugh
  • Donald G. Farmer
  • John V. Farris
  • Charles George Fatooh
  • Gerald Faue
  • Arthur (Arturo) N. Fernando
  • Walter Fernando
  • Gerald B. Fessard
  • James J. Fitzpatrick
  • Thomas Q. Fitzpatrick
  • Patrick Flannery
  • Vincent Stephen Flynn
  • George Foley
  • James Michael Ford
  • Dominic T. Gaioni
  • George Michael Gallagher
  • Jesus Garay
  • Christobal Garcia
  • Peter E. Garcia
  • Ramon Garcia
  • Richard Francis Garcia
  • Sergio E. Garcia
  • Denis Ginty
  • David F. Granadino
  • Philip L. Grill
  • James Grimes
  • Matteo (Mateo) Guerrero
  • Roderic M. Guerrini
  • George A. Gunst
  • Vincente Guzman
  • John Joseph Hackett
  • Clinton Vincent Hagenbach
  • Bernard Brian Hanley
  • Michael Joseph Haran
  • Paschal Hardy
  • Charles Harman/Harmon
  • Richard A. Hartman
  • Thomas E. Havel
  • Benjamin Hawkes
  • Gerald Heather
  • Edward Henriques
  • Richard Allen Henry
  • Alfred Hernandez
  • Stephen C. Hernandez
  • Patrick J. Hill
  • William Hollinger
  • Michael A. Hunt
  • John J. Hurley
  • Richard Hurley
  • Joseph James
  • Melvin P. James
  • Luis Jaramillo
  • Tilak A. Jayawardene
  • Emmanuel Jimenez-Pelayo
  • David (Dave) E. Johnson
  • Anthony Juarez
  • Robert Jesus Juarez
  • Stephen Kain
  • Philip Kavanaugh
  • Christopher Kearney
  • John Keeney
  • Matthew H. Kelly
  • Patrick M. Kelly
  • John M. Kenney
  • John F. Killeen
  • Sister Mary Joseph Killeen
  • Thomas F. King
  • Bruce J. Klikunas
  • Frank Kohlbeck
  • John Kohnke
  • Gustave (Gus) R. Krumm
  • Sylvio Lacar
  • Michael Lalor
  • Timothy R. Lane
  • David LaPierre
  • Fergus Lawless
  • Modesto Leon
  • Jerold W. Lindner
  • Theodore Llanos
  • Charles Loofborough
  • Richard A. Loomis
  • Joseph Lopez
  • Fernando Lopez Lopez
  • Larry Lorenzoni
  • Lawrence Joseph (LJ) Lovell
  • Denis Lyons
  • Juan Macias
  • Eugene MacSweeney
  • Roger M. Mahony (Bp)
  • Eugene A. Maio
  • (unknown) Mark
  • Thomas R. Marshall
  • James Aloysius Martin
  • Ernest Martinez
  • Ruben D. Martinez
  • Richard M. Martini
  • Leonardo Mateo
  • Francisco Mateos
  • Charles Patrick Mayer
  • Vincent McCabe
  • Forrest McDonald
  • Daniel McDonough
  • Thomas McElhatton
  • James McGloin
  • Sean John McGrath
  • Patrick McHugh
  • Martin McKeon
  • Patrick H. McNamara
  • Jose Mejia Gonzales
  • Jose J. Mendez
  • William P. Messenger
  • Louis L. Meyer
  • Titian Jim (Athos?) Miani
  • George Michael Miller
  • John D. Mitchell
  • Vincent Molthen
  • Alfred J. Monte
  • Michael Andre Moody
  • Raymond D. Morales
  • Ralph Murguia
  • Francis J. Murphy
  • Joseph L. Murphy
  • Daniel J. Murray
  • Jeffrey Newell
  • Michael Stephen Nocita
  • Cyril Nwankwo
  • John F. O'Byrne
  • Charles W. O'Carroll
  • Javier Ochoa
  • Donal P. O'Connor
  • Patrick O'Dwyer
  • James F. O'Grady
  • Mark O'Leary
  • Martin O'Loghlen
  • Samuel Orellana Mendoza
  • Thomas E. O'Rourke
  • Gary Pacheco
  • Mario Pacheco
  • Michael P. Pecharich
  • Daniel P. Peck
  • Robert H. Peguero
  • Amado Pena
  • Francisco Javier Perez
  • James Person
  • Louis V. Pick
  • Joseph D. Pina
  • Bernard Thomas Pleimann (Plieman)
  • Gerald John Plesetz
  • Stanislaus Poon
  • Thomas A. Porter
  • Joseph Prochnow
  • Patrick Thomas Purcell
  • John C. Quatannens
  • Celestine Quinlan
  • Eleuterio Ramos
  • Joseph Franklin Reagan (Regan)
  • Patrick Reilly
  • Terence John Reilly
  • Nicholas Reina
  • Loren Riebe
  • James Richard Robinson
  • Ernest Rodie
  • Carlos Rene Rodriguez
  • Michael M. Roebert
  • Donald Patrick Roemer
  • William Roper
  • Fidel Rosas Flores
  • Dorian G. Rowe
  • Efrain Rozo Rincon
  • George Neville Rucker
  • Joseph Francis Ryan
  • Thomas Ryan
  • Alexander Salazar
  • Armando Salazar
  • John Anthony Salazar-Jimenez
  • Gabriel Salinas
  • Jose L. Sanchez
  • Juan Francisco Sanchez
  • Manuel Ontiveros Sanchez
  • Lawrence Sandstrom
  • Juan (John) Santillan
  • Sister Agnes Santomassimo
  • Richard Satterthwaite
  • Dominic Savino
  • Arulappan Savrianandam
  • Emmett Gilroy Schaller
  • Maurice Scheier
  • George M. Scott
  • Louis Selmo
  • Avdon (Audon) Serratos
  • Joe Sharkey
  • Joseph F. Sharpe
  • John R. Shepherd
  • Edward E. Shimmaly
  • Fidencio Simon Silva-Flores
  • Francis (Raymond E). Simon
  • Michael Sintef
  • Robert William Spader
  • Stephen Emmett Specialle (Speciale)
  • Matthew Michael Sprouffske
  • Joseph Stadtfeld
  • Louis G. Stallkamp
  • Thomas J. Sullivan
  • Carl Maurice Sutphin
  • Joseph Tacderas
  • Santiago L. Tamayo
  • Lukas Bao Teluma
  • Raymond (Jose) Tepe
  • Michael Terra
  • Tom Thing
  • Vance Zebulon Thorne
  • Carl D. Tresler
  • Valentine Tugade
  • Jerome Turba
  • Jose I. Ugarte
  • Christopher Van Liefde
  • Vincent Van ter Toolen
  • Pedro Vasquez
  • John Verhart
  • Henry Xavier Vetter
  • Gillmero Nemoria Villa Gomez
  • Ernesto Corral Villaroya
  • William S. Vita
  • Rudolph T. Vorisek
  • John H. Wadeson
  • James Joseph Walsh
  • A. Thomas Warren
  • Francis J. Weber
  • Wilfred Weitz
  • Michael Edwin Wempe
  • Gerald Wertz
  • John W. Wishard
  • Philip Mark Wolfe
  • G. Patrick Ziemann (BP)

Diocese of Monterey

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of Monterey, California who have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • Phillip Abinate
  • Alberto (Orlando) Battagliola
  • Stuart Bede Campbell
  • Marcos Capistran Chavira
  • Thomas Condon
  • Antonio Cortes
  • Edward Crews
  • Patrick Daly
  • Vincent Dwyer
  • Juan Carlos Esquivel
  • Carl Faria
  • Edward Fitz-Henry
  • Luis Garcia
  • Edward Haskins
  • Manuel Jimenez
  • Gregory Kareta
  • Scott McCarthy
  • Michael McDonald
  • Albert (Alberto) Mengon
  • Gilbert Meyer
  • Felix Migliazzo
  • Charles L. Moore
  • Thomas Neary
  • Colman O'Connor
  • Joseph Pacheco (Pecheco)
  • John Pierson
  • Joseph Sheehan
  • Paul R. Valdez
  • John Velez
  • James Wisecaver

Diocese of Oakland

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of Oakland, California who have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • Jeffrey Acebo
  • Vincent Ignatius Breen
  • Donald Eugene Broderson
  • Kenneth J. Cabral
  • Alexander Q. Castillo
  • James A. Clark
  • George E. Crespin
  • Sidney J. Custodio
  • Pearse P. Donovan
  • Donald W. Eagleson
  • Joseph A. Ferreira
  • George J. Francis
  • Robert E. Freitas
  • William S. Green
  • Joseph (Jesse) Gutierrez-Cervantes
  • Ronald J. LaGasse
  • Tarcisio D. Lanuevo
  • Cornelius Patrick Leehan
  • Gary M. Luiz
  • Hector David Mendoza Vela
  • Lawrence O'Brien
  • Robert Ponciroli
  • James E. Prindeville
  • Arthur (Arturo) A. Ribeiro
  • Anthony Slane
  • Gary B. Tollner
  • John Vas
  • Francis Verngren
  • Stephen (Steve) Whelan
  • Gordon Wilcox
  • Terrence Wong

Diocese of Orange

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of Orange, California who have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • Andrew Christian Andersen
  • Sofronio (Pon) A. Aranda
  • Gregory Atherton
  • Lawrence J. Baird
  • Franklin Buckman
  • Santino Casimano (Casamino)
  • John V. Coffield
  • Richard Delahunty
  • Sinon F. Falvey
  • Robert Foley
  • Michael A. Harris
  • Bertrand W. Horvath
  • Edgardo (Edgar) Arrunataegui Jimenez
  • John Knoernschild
  • John Peter Lenihan
  • John "Jack" W. Lord
  • Alexander Manville
  • Thomas Joseph Mohan
  • Dominc Nguyen
  • Gordon John Pillon
  • Timothy Ramaekers
  • Luis Eduardo Ramirez
  • John (Jon) E. Ruhl
  • Cesar Salazar
  • John A. Sheahan
  • Gerardo Jarencio Tanilong

Diocese of Sacramento

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of Sacramento, California who have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • Gerardo Beltran Rico
  • Mario Blanco
  • Edward Boyle
  • Vincent Brady
  • James Casey
  • Andrew Coffey
  • Malachy Conway
  • Hector Coria Gonzales
  • John Crowley
  • Rodolfo Delgado
  • Thomas Dermody
  • Arthur A. Falvey
  • William Feeser
  • Oscar Figueroa
  • J. Patrick Foley
  • Francisco Javier Garcia
  • John Hannan
  • Jerome M. Henson
  • David Hernandez Cota
  • Francisco Hernandez-Tovar
  • William B. Hold
  • Michael Lynch
  • Robert (Bob) Marsicek
  • James Mennis
  • Vito Mistretta
  • Vito Mistretta
  • James T. Monaghan
  • Jorge Moreno
  • Cornelius F. O'Connor
  • Uriel Ojeda
  • Jose Antonio Pinal Contellanos
  • Mario Blanco Porras
  • William Storan
  • Simon Twomey
  • Jose Luis Urbina
  • Murrough Wallace
  • Michael Walsh (California)
  • Michael Walsh

Diocese of San Bernardino

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of San Bernardino, California who have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • Saul Ayala
  • Edward Lawrence Ball
  • Roberto Barco
  • Joseph Bell
  • Gustavo Benson
  • Michael Bucaro
  • Alejandro Jose/Alex Castillo
  • Peter Covas
  • Owen da Silva
  • Daniel De Dominicis
  • Jesus Dominguez
  • Robert J. Donat
  • Kevin Dunne
  • Clifton Raymond Etienne
  • Joseph (Joe) Fertal
  • Anthony Martinez Garduno
  • Rudi Gil
  • Maximiliano Gomez Macouzet
  • J. Ernest/Ernest J. Hayes
  • Joseph Jablonski
  • Dennis Raymond Jost
  • Timothy F. Keppel
  • Robert Kurilec
  • Peter H. Luque
  • Peter McCormick
  • Howard Melzer
  • Paul Nguyen
  • Joseph R. Nunez
  • Louis G. Perreault
  • Esteban Trujillo
  • Bernard Waltos

Diocese of San Diego

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of San Diego, California who have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • John Beatty
  • James T. Booth
  • Sister Bridgette
  • Robert Buchanan
  • Arthur Carrillo
  • Jose Chavarin
  • John Joseph Daly
  • Nelson Damasco
  • Edito D'Amora
  • Luis Eugene De Francisco
  • Donald F. Doxie
  • I. Brent Eagen
  • Herman Francis Flynn
  • Michael French
  • Rudolph Galindo
  • James A. Ganahl
  • Paul Gill
  • Michael Higgins
  • Gary Michael Holtey
  • Richard L. Houck
  • Patrick J. Hughes
  • John Charles Keith
  • Robert S. Koerner
  • Adalbert (Albert) J. Kowalczyk
  • William Armstrong Kraft
  • Lawrence Kurlandski
  • George Lally
  • Justin Langille
  • Michael Victor Marron
  • Peter Joseph Marron
  • Malachy M. McGinn
  • Patrick Carl McNamara
  • Mark/Marc A. Medaer
  • Ricardo Mejia
  • Thomas Moloney
  • Paolino Montagna
  • Robert Daniel. Nikliborc
  • Patrick J. O'Keeffe
  • Emmanuel O. Omemaga
  • Daniel Polizzi
  • Nicholas Reveles
  • Franz Robier
  • Edward Anthony Rodrigue
  • David Roll
  • Joseph (Jose) Rossell
  • William R. Savord
  • Edward A. Sheehy
  • Gregory Sierra Sheridan
  • William D. Spain
  • (unknown) Thomas
  • Matthew J. Thompson
  • Victor Uboldi
  • William Valverde
  • Barry Vinyard

Archdiocese of San Francisco

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Archdiocese of San Francisco, California who have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • Peter Gomez Armstrong
  • James W. Aylward
  • Theodore Baquedano-Pech
  • Salvatore Billante
  • Roberto Bravo
  • Daniel E. Carter
  • Edmond G. Cloutier
  • Arthur Manuel Cunha
  • Bernard Dabbene
  • Harold Danielson
  • Charles Durkin
  • Hal Ellis
  • John P. Heaney
  • Gregory G. Ingels
  • Austin Peter Keegan
  • Daniel T. Keohane
  • Stephen Kiesle
  • Jerome Leach
  • Philip E. McCrillis
  • John Moriarty
  • Guy Anthony Murnig
  • William S. Myers
  • John J. O'Connor
  • Patrick J. O'Shea
  • Dan (Danilo) Pacheco
  • Richard P. Presenti
  • Miles O'Brien Riley
  • Carl Anthony Schipper
  • Wellington Joseph "Brother Stan" Stanislaus
  • Jose Superiaso
  • Henry J. Trainor
  • Leo Donald Tubbs
  • Robert M. Van Handel
  • Milton T. Walsh
  • Peter Yost

Diocese of San Jose

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of San Jose, California who have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • Thomas Bettencourt
  • Edward Thomas Burke
  • Charles Leonard Connor
  • Joseph Dondero
  • William C. Farrington
  • Don D. Flickinger
  • Robert A. Gray
  • Arthur Harrison
  • Laurent Largente
  • Alexander C. Larkin
  • Angel Crisostomo Mariano
  • John Rodrigues Moniz
  • George Moss
  • Leonel C. Noia
  • Joseph T. Pritchard
  • Noel Senevirante
  • Phil Sunseri
  • Hernan Toro
  • Benedict Van der Putten

Diocese of Santa Rosa

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of Santa Rosa, California who have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • Anthony Bolger
  • John J. Brenkle
  • John S. Crews
  • Patrick Gleeson
  • Patrick A. Hannon
  • Michael Emmet Kelly
  • Donald Wren Kimball
  • Patrick Joseph McCabe
  • John A. Meenan
  • Francis E. Neville
  • Francisco Xavier Ochoa
  • Vincent O'Neill
  • Ted Oswald
  • Xavier Pallathuparambil
  • John K. Rogers
  • Wilfred L. Sheehy
  • Alfredo Sobalvarro
  • Gary Timmons
  • James Walsh
  • Bernard (Bernie) Ward
  • Ron Wiecek

Diocese of Stockton

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of Stockton, California who have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • Francis Arakal
  • Antonio Camacho
  • Didacus (Didachus) Clavell
  • Murty M. Fahy
  • Julio Cesar Guarin-Sosa
  • Michael E. Kelly
  • Editho Mascardo
  • Antonio Munoz
  • Oliver Francis O'Grady
  • Oscar (Oskar) Pelaez
  • Eduardo Perez Torrez
  • Leo Suarez
  • Ferdinand (Fernando) Villalobos


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