California Accused Priests
The list below contains the names of and supporting information about clergy who were assigned within or working in the Archdioceses and Dioceses in California who have been accused of sexual misconduct. While lawsuits were filed involving many of these alleged perpetrators, the vast majority of the claims against these individuals have been settled or have not been fully evaluated in a civil or criminal court. Accordingly, the allegations should be considered just allegations and should not be considered proved or substantiated in a court of law.
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California Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse
All individuals should be considered innocent until proven guilty. In some situations, the statute of limitations has expired preventing cases from being heard in a court of law. The information contained herein is an attempt to compile information already available to the public including information obtained from the media, www.bishopaccountability.org, the Dioceses’ and Archdioceses’ public statements, lists and reports that were released to the public, and other sources that have attempted to chronicle this information for public use.