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Fr. James Michael Ford

Ordination: 1966

Notes: Fr. Ford is accused of sexually abusing a minor in approximately 1968 to 1971 at Holy Family School in Orange. In 1987, a memo was placed in Fr. Ford’s file stating there had been multiple hearsay, verbal reports speculating that Fr. Ford may be involved with inappropriate activity with high school boys. In 1994, the principal of San Roque reported that another teacher expressed concern about Fr. Ford inappropriately touching students. Fr. Ford has been named in at least one lawsuit. Fr. Ford’s faculties were removed in 2006 and restored in 2008. Fr. Ford was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors.

Assignments:

1967 Unknown

1968-1971 Holy Family, Orange, CA

1972 Our Lady of Lourdes, Northridge, CA

1973-1976 St. Raphael, Goleta, CA

1977-1980 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Montecito, CA

1981-1982 San Buenaventura Mission, Ventura, CA

1983-1986 St. Rose of Lima, Simi Valley, CA

1987-1994 Our Lady of Peace, Sepulveda, CA

1995-2005 San Roque, Santa Barbara, CA

2006-2011 Retired

2011 Died