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Fr. James E. Jacobson, S.J.

Ordination: 1959

Notes: A 2005 lawsuit alleged that Fr. James Jacobson sexually assaulted and impregnated two women in different Western Alaska villages, one in 1965 and the other in 1975. According to DNA testing, there is greater than a 99% chance he is the father of the two children. The lawsuit was settled in March 2007. Claims against Fr. Jacobson were also included in a 2007 settlement between the Society of Jesus (a.k.a. the Jesuits) and multiple survivors of clergy sexual abuse. Additionally, according to bankruptcy reorganization documents filed by the Diocese of Fairbanks in 2010, there have been at least two other claims of abuse implicating Fr. Jacobson.

Assignments:

1959-1960 Alma College, Los Gatos, CA (SFR)

1960-1961 Manresa Hall, Port Townsend, WA

1961-1962 Chefornak, AK

1962-1965 St. Joseph’s, Nelson Island, AK

1962-1965 Nightmute, AK

1962-1965 Chefornak, AK

1965 St. Catherine Mission, Chefornak, AK

1965-1966 Nightmute, AK

1966-1967 St. Michael, St. Michael’s, AK

1966-1967 Stebbins, AK

1966-1967 Unalakleet, AK

1967-1970 Holy Family, Glennallen, AK

1970-1976 Little Flower of Jesus, Hooper Bay, AK

1970-1976 Scammon Bay, AK

1970-1976 Cape Romanzof, AK

1976-1977 Berkeley, CA (OAK)

1977-1979 Oakland, CA (OAK)

1979-2005 Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, OR

2005-2012 Regis Community, Spokane, WA

2013-2018 Unknown