Fr. R. David Cousineau: Accused of Sexual Misconduct With Minors

Fr. R. David Cousineau

Ordained: 1972
  • 1973-1975: Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, North Hills, CA
  • 1976-1977: St. Ambrose Catholic Church, West Hollywood, CA; Catholic Welfare Bureau
  • 1978: Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1979-1985: St. Anthony Catholic Church, Long Beach, CA
  • 1984: Saints Peter and Paul, Wilmington, CA
  • 1985: Our Lady of Loretto Church, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1986-1993: Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1994-present: Unknown

Fr. Cousineau was accused of sexually abusing a minor between 1970 and 1973. At least one survivor has come forward to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Fr. Cousineau was named in at least one civil lawsuit. Fr. Cousineau married in July of 1984 and was suspended two months later in September 1984. His name was included on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ 2004 list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. At one point, Fr. Cousineau was believed to be living in Camano Island, WA. Fr. Cousineau’s status as a priest, his current whereabouts and whether he has access to children are unknown.