Fr. James Grimes: Accused of Sexual Misconduct With Minors

Fr. James Grimes

Ordained: 1942
  • 1943-1949: St. Monica, Santa Monica, CA
  • 1950-1956: Holy Spirit, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1957: St. Rose of Lima, Maywood, CA; Rancho Los Amigos, Hondo, CA; St. Raymond, Downey, CA
  • 1958: Holy Name, Los Angeles, CA; All Saints, Los Angeles, CA; sick leave
  • 1959: St. Anne, Santa Ana, CA; St. Camillus de Lellis, Los Angeles, CA; St. Vibiana Cathedral, Los Angeles, CA; sick leave
  • 1960: St. Gertrude, Bell Garden, CA; St. Mary, Fullerton, CA
  • 1961-1963: Sick leave
  • 1964: St. Joseph, Carpinteria, CA
  • 1965: St. Gerard Majella, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1966: St. Irenaeus; St. Anthony, El Segundo, CA; St. Pancratius, Lakewood, CA
  • 1967-1969: Sick leave
  • 1970-1971: Precious Blood, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1972: St. Mariana de Paredes, Pico Rivera, CA; sick leave
  • 1973: St. Bernadine of Siena, Woodland Hills, CA
  • 1974: Retired (Dublin, Ireland)
  • 1975-1977: Unknown
  • 1978: Died

Fr. James Grimes stands accused of sexually abusing at least three children from approximately 1958 to 1959 while working at All Saints Catholic Church in Los Angeles. Fr. Grimes was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors.

Detailed Clergy Assignment Record: Fr. James Grimes