Fr. Leo Donald Tubbs, O.P.: Accused of Sexual Misconduct With Minors

Fr. Leo Donald Tubbs, O.P.

Father Leo Donald Tubbs
  • 1966-1968: St. Albert’s College, Oakland, CA (OAK)
  • 1969-1971: Daniel Murphy High School, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1969-1970: Dominican Fathers, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1972: University of San Diego High School, San Diego, CA
  • 1973-1975: Dominican Fathers, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1973-1974: Daniel Murphy High School, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1975-1977: St. Raymond’s Dominican Retreat, Thousand Oaks, CA
  • 1978-1981: Daniel Murphy High School, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1979-1981: Dominican Fathers and Brothers, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1982-1983: Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana, CA
  • 1982-1983: St. Raymond of Penyafort House, Santa Ana, CA
  • 1984: St. Dominic’s, Benicia, CA
  • 1985: Holy Rosary, Antioch, CA (OAK)
  • 1986: Dominican Order, Siena House, Oakland, CA
  • 1987-1989: Holy Rosary, Antioch, CA
  • 1990-1991: Holy Rosary Parish and Dominican Priory, Portland OR
  • 1992: St. Benedict’s Lodge, McKenzie Bridge, OR
  • 1993: Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley, CA (OAK)
  • 1993-2017: Dominican Order, Siena House, Oakland, CA (OAK)
  • 2018: Unknown

Fr. Donald Tubbs worked predominantly in Catholic schools for over three decades, after which he was moved to Oregon before being confined to a Dominican Order property in California. After his brief stay in Oregon, allegations were made that while there, Fr. Tubbs had “inappropriate contact with adult males” and “non-genital touching over clothing” with a 15-year-old. Afterwards, Fr. Edward Krasevac said Fr. Tubbs “had problems keeping his hands to himself.” In 2004, Fr. Tubbs took an unauthorized trip alone to Bangkok to purportedly visit a friend. After this trip, Fr. Tubbs was put on “lockdown” within the Siena House in Oakland and had to be accompanied anytime he left the property. Fr. Tubbs was one of seven sex offenders living on a Dominican property in Oakland in 2004. The community was never made aware that the property was housing sex offenders. Fr. Tubbs’ current whereabouts, his status as a priest and whether he has access to children are unknown.