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California Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse

Hundreds of priests in California have been publicly accused of sexually abusing children. These predators were publicly exposed because of the strength and courage of sexual abuse survivors.

In 2004, Cardinal Roger M. Mahoney of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles stated that from 1930 to 2003, approximately 244 priests, deacons, brothers, and seminarians were accused of child sexual abuse. That same year, the Archdiocese of San Francisco and Archbishop William J. Levada announced that since 1950, 56 priests in ministry for the archdiocese had been accused of child sexual abuse.

Below is a list of priests and other clerics who were publicly accused of child sexual abuse in California.