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.