Fr. Thomas A. Porter: Accused of Sexual Misconduct With Minors

Fr. Thomas A. Porter

Ordained: 1956
  • 1965-1968: Santa Clara, Oxnard, CA
  • 1968: St. Euphrasia, Granada Hills, CA
  • 1968-1973: Inactive leave
  • 1973: Laicized
  • 1974-2018: Unknown

At least one survivor has come forward alleging child sexual abuse by Fr. Thomas A. Porter, from approximately 1966 to 1968, while he worked at Santa Clara in Oxnard. The allegations were investigated by police in 2002. Fr. Porter has been named in at least one civil lawsuit. He was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. As of 1993, it is believed Fr. Porter was living in Sacramento, CA. Fr. Porter’s current whereabouts and whether he has access to children are unknown.