Fr. Jesus Jesse Dominguez: Credibly Accused of Child Sexual Abuse

Fr. Jesus Jesse Dominguez

Ordained: 1983
  • 1983: Ordained
  • 1984: St. Edward, Corona, CA
  • 1985-1987: Our Lady of Soledad, Coachella, CA
  • 1988-1991: Unknown
  • 1992-1993: Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • 1994-1995: Absent on leave
  • 1996-2018: Unknown

Notes: Fr. Jesus Dominguez has been accused of sexually abusing at least six children between 1973 and 1988, and six men have filed civil lawsuit naming him. The abuse allegedly occurred at Our Lady of Soledad in Coachella and a Los Angeles County Catholic school. Fr. Dominguez was laicized in 2000. In 2001, he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor child molestation. As of 2004, Fr. Dominguez was a registered sex offender. In 2005, Fr. Dominguez was criminally charged with sexually abusing two boys in approximately 1988 to 1989, but prosecutors believe he fled to Mexico before he could be arrested. Fr. Dominguez was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. Fr. Dominguez’s current whereabouts and whether he has access to children are unknown.