Fr. John Joseph Daly: Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Fr. John Joseph Daly

Ordained: 1951
  • 1952-1959: Unknown
  • 1960-1961: St. Theresa’s, Palm Springs
  • 1962-1968: St. Martins, La Mesa, CA
  • 1969: St. John of the Cross, Lemon Grove, CA
  • 1970-1973: St. Augustine’s, Eagle Mountain, CA
  • 1974-1975: St. Joan of Arc, Blythe, CA; Palo Verde Junior College, Blythe, CA
  • 1976-1977: St. Joseph, Holtville, CA
  • 1978-1981: Immaculate Conception, Colton, CA
  • 1982-1985: Sacred Heart, Riverside, CA
  • 1986-1989: Holy Family, Hesperia, CA
  • 1986: Retired (Hesperia, CA)
  • 1987: Retired (Holy Family, P.O. Box 685, Hesperia, CA 92345)
  • 1988: Retired (9222 Fifth Ave., Hesperia, CA 92345)
  • 1989: Retired (7267 Dalscote, Hesperia, CA 92345)
  • 1989: Died

Fr. John Joseph Daly was born in Ireland and reportedly worked in Australia until 1958, when he was transferred to San Diego. In approximately 1977, Fr. Daly was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a 16-year-old hitchhiker who sought shelter at St. Joseph in Holtville, California. Fr. Daly was subsequently sent to El Carmelo Retreat house for a month and then moved to San Bernardino, thereby avoiding prosecution. It is reported that Fr. Daly had been arrested twice prior on sexual abuse charges in La Mesa, California and San Antonio, Texas. Fr. Daly has been named in at least one civil lawsuit.