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Archdiocese of Los Angeles

There are 326 priests listed in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Of those, 130 have only been accused, but 18 have been convicted. Almost 160 have been sued with 10 cases settled. Five were arrested and three charged. Only one was reinstated.

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Priest Personnel Files of Diocese of Los Angeles

  • Rubin Abaya – accused, fled the country after suit was filed in 1984.
  • Nicolas Aguilar-Rivera – charged, laicized in 2009.
  • Arturo Ahumada – convicted, sentenced in 2002 to one-year jail term and probation, required to register as sex offender.
  • Pierre Alballa – accused, removed from ministry in 2018.
  • Sebastian Altamirano Torres – accused, left the archdiocese in 1990.
  • Joseph F. Alzugaray – sued, died in 2014.
  • David E. Anderson – accused, died in 2013.
  • Roger Anderson – accused.
  • Aloysius Antlitz – accused, left the order in 1966.
  • Andreas Arias – sued.
  • Juan Arzube – sued, died 2007.
  • Edmund Austin – accused.
  • Delfin Babilonia – accused, left the archdiocese in 1963.
  • Michael Stephen Baker – settled, arrested for probation violations in 2012.
  • Frederick R. Balak – sued.
  • Victor Balbin – accused.
  • Felipe Baldonado – accused, died in 2003.
  • Kevin P. Barmasse – sued, laicized in 2006.
  • John Bauer – convicted, died in 1992.
  • Gaspar Bautista – accused, placed on leave in 2016.
  • Christopher Berbena – sued, returned to duty in 2008.
  • Matthias A. Berumen – sued.
  • Honesto Bayranta Bismonte – convicted, removed from ministry in 2002.
  • Robert Boley – sued, left the assignment in 2006.
  • Robert Bond – accused, died in 2007.
  • Leland Boyer – sued, died in 2003.
  • John Lawrence Brennan – sued, died in 1983.
  • Lawrence Brown – sued.
  • Michael Daniel Buckley – sued, died in 2007.
  • Ronald Francis Burt – accused, died in 1994.
  • Ed Byrom – sued, left the program as a pre-novitiate candidate in 1988.
  • Honorato Caboang – sued, claim settled.
  • Samuel Charles Cabot – sued, died in 2019.
  • Lynn Richard Caffoe – accused, died in 2009.
  • James Cairns – accused.
  • Felix Raymond Calonge – accused, left the order in 1966.
  • Juan Cano – accused, removed from ministry.
  • Cleve W. Carey – sued, died in 1988.
  • Laurian David Carriere – sued, died in 2000.
  • Michael J. Carroll – sued, died in 2011.
  • Raul Carvajal Hernandez – accused, left the diocese in 1982.
  • Edward J. Casey – sued.
  • John Joseph Casey – sued, deceased.
  • Michael Joseph Casey – accused, died in 1978.
  • Willebaldo Castro – sued.
  • Camillus Cavagnaro – accused, died in 2011.
  • Vincent V. Cavalli – sued.
  • David Paul Chandler – accused, left the Paulists after 1982.
  • Damien Chong – settled, died in 2014.
  • Gerald Chumik – accused, living in an elder care facility in MO as of 2004.
  • Mario Cimmarrusti – sued, died in 2013.
  • Eugene J. Colosimo – accused, died in 2006.
  • Ozias Bailey Cook – accused, died in 1984.
  • Andres S. Corral – accused.
  • John V. Cosgrove – sued, died in 1989.
  • Patrick J. Cotter – sued.
  • R. David Cousineau – sued, suspended from ministry when he married in 1994.
  • Daniel J. Cremins – accused, died.
  • Sean Cronin – sued, laicized in 2011.
  • Angel Cruces – sued, died in 1996.
  • Jose Luis Cuevas – convicted, ordered to a life of prayer and penance in 2018.
  • Christopher Cunningham – settled, removed from active ministry in 2006.
  • Wallace J. Daley – sued, died in 2000.
  • John H. Dawson – sued, placed on sick leave in 1993.
  • John P. Deady – sued, died in 1989.
  • Donald DeFore – accused.
  • Harold J. DeJonghe – sued, died in 1998.
  • Harold F. DeLisle – accused, died in 2004.
  • James Devaney – sued.
  • Joseph B. Di Peri – accused, died in 2007.
  • William L. Diamond – accused, died in 1982.
  • Arwyn N. Diesta – accused, active as priest in the Philippines as of 2013.
  • Frederick Dittmar – sued.
  • Michael Son Trong Doan – accused, assigned to the Vietnamese Redemptorist Mission in 2002.
  • Dan Dobbins – sued.
  • Edward J. Dober – sued, paster of St. John of God in Norwalk, CA as of 2007.
  • Roger Doherty – accused, died in 1970.
  • John B. Doherty – sued, died in 2002.
  • James E. Dolan – sued, died in 1974.
  • Thomas J. Dove – accused, removed from ministry in 2014.
  • Francis Dowd – sued.
  • Thomas Duffin – sued.
  • Donald J. DuFour – sued.
  • Albert Joseph Duggan – settled, died in 1979.
  • Joseph Dunne – accused, may have returned to Scotland.
  • Donald Duplessius – sued.
  • Sebastian C. Elanjimannil – accused, left the archdiocese in 2007.
  • Andrew Gabriel Encinas – accused, went on inactive leave in 1998.
  • Thomas Patrick English – sued, died in 1975.
  • Mark Epperson – sued, named in addendum to LA Archdiocese report.
  • Mark A. Falvey – accused, died in 1975.
  • Clint Farabaugh – accused, deceased.
  • Donald G. Farmer – arrested, laicized in 1972.
  • John V. Farris – sued, died in 2003.
  • Charles George Fatooh – sued, listed as active priest at St. Joseph Cayucos as of 2010.
  • Gerald Faue – sued, died in 1988.
  • Arthur Fernando – sued.
  • Walter Fernando – sued, placed on leave in 2004.
  • Gerald B. Fessard – convicted, laicized in 2007.
  • James J. Fitzpatrick – accused, died in 1973.
  • Thomas Q. Fitzpatrick – accused.
  • Patrick Flannery – accused, died in 1973.
  • Vincent Stephen Flynn – accused, died in 1969.
  • George Foley – sued, left order in 1974.
  • James Michael Ford – settled, died in 2011.
  • Dominic T. Gaioni – accused, worked at St. Catherine of Siena in Rialto until 1992.
  • George Michael Gallagher – sued, died in 1983.
  • Jesus Garay – sued.
  • Christobal Garcia – sued, removed from active ministry in 2012.
  • Peter E. Garcia – sued, died in 2009.
  • Ramon Garcia – sued, deceased.
  • Richard Francis Garcia – sued, left priesthood in 1967.
  • Sergio E. Garcia – accused, faculties removed in 2013.
  • Denis Ginty – sued, died, in 1985.
  • David F. Granadino – accused, placed on leave in 2002.
  • Philip L. Grill – sued, retired in 1989.
  • James Grimes – sued, died in 1978.
  • Matteo Guerrero – accused, on the Santa Barbara Province Franciscan’s list in 2019.
  • Roderic M. Guerrini – sued, retired in 2002.
  • George A. Gunst – sued, died in 1995.
  • Vincente Guzman – sued, dead.
  • John Joseph Hackett – sued, died in 1988.
  • Clinton Vincent Hagenbach - settled, died in 1987.
  • Bernard Brian Hanley – sued, returned to Ireland in 1965.
  • Michael Joseph Haran – sued, died in 1973.
  • Paschal Hardy – accused, died in 1989.
  • Charles Harman – accused, died in 2006.
  • Richard A. Hartman – sued, deceased.
  • Thomas E. Havel – sued, Laicized prior to 2002.
  • Benjamin Hawkes – settled, died in 1985.
  • Gerald Heather – sued, no record of this person as a friar.
  • Richard Allen Henry – convicted, removed from active ministry in 1993.
  • Alfred Hernandez – settled, died in 2014.
  • Stephen G. Hernandez – convicted, retired in 1997.
  • Patrick J. Hill – accused, still active.
  • William Hollinger – accused, died in 1988.
  • Michael A. Hunt – sued, died in 1984.
  • John J. Hurley – sued, died in 1992.
  • Richard Hurley – sued.
  • Joseph James – accused.
  • Melvin P. James – accused.
  • Luis Jaramillo – sued, returned to Mexico.
  • Tilak A. Jayawardene – indicted, still a fugitive as of 2012.
  • Emmanuel Jimenez-Pelayo – accused.
  • David E. Johnson – sued, left the order in 2001, believed to be laicized in 2001.
  • Anthony Juarez – accused.
  • Robert Jesus Juarez – accused, lifetime of prayer and penance in 2017.
  • Stephen Kain – sued, removed from ministry in 1993, living under restrictions.
  • Philip Kavanaugh – accused, placed on leave in 2002.
  • Christopher Kearney – sued, removed from the school where he taught in 1995.
  • John Keeney – accused.
  • Matthew H. Kelly – sued, retired in 1989.
  • Patrick M. Kelly – convicted, returned to Ireland.
  • John M. Kenney – sued.
  • John F. Killeen – accused, died in 1991.
  • Sister Mary Joseph Killeen – sued, died in 1971.
  • Thomas F. King – sued, still active as priest.
  • Bruce J. Klikunas – sued, whereabouts currently unknown.
  • Frank Kohlbeck – sued.
  • John Kohnke – arrested, died in 1987.
  • Gustave R. Krumm – settled, laicized in 2006.
  • Sylvio Lacar – sued.
  • Michael Laior – accused, died in 1967.
  • Timothy R. Lane – accused, transferred to Missouri.
  • David LaPierre – sued, status is unknown.
  • Fergus – Lawless – accused.
  • Modesto Leon – sued.
  • Jerold W. Lindner – sued, on the Jesuits West list in 2018.
  • Theodore Llanos – accused, committed suicide in 1997.
  • Charles Loofborough – sued, status unknown.
  • Richard A. Loomis – sued, placed on leave in 2004.
  • Joseph Lopez – accused, left priesthood in 1970.
  • Fernando Lopez Lopez – convicted, convicted in Rome in 2000.
  • Larry Lorenzoni – sued, died in 2017.
  • Lawrence Joseph Lovell – convicted, still in prison as of 2013.
  • Denis Lyons – sued, life of prayer and penance as of 2016.
  • Juan Macias – sued.
  • Eugene MacSweeney – sued, died in 1975.
  • Roger Mahony – accused, retired in 2011.
  • Eugene A. Majo – sued, left the priesthood in 1971.
  • Sylvester E. Mancuso – accused, died in 1979.
  • Thomas Reon Paul, Jr. Marshall – charged, died in 2012.
  • James Aloysius Martin – accused, died.
  • Ernest Martinez – sued, last known to be at Salesian provincial headquarters in San Francisco.
  • Ruben D. Martinez – sued, possibly living in Oakland or Missouri.
  • Richard M. Martini – sued, still active as priest in 2018.
  • Leonardo G. Mateo – accused, on Richmond diocese list in 2019.
  • Joseph McAsey – accused, died in 1991.
  • Vincent McCabe – accused, died in 2015.
  • Kevin McCarthy – accused, died in 1992.
  • Angus R. McDonald – accused, dismissed in 1957.
  • Forrest McDonald – accused.
  • Daniel McDonough – sued.
  • Thomas McElhatton – sued.
  • James McGloin – sued, dispensed from Perpetual vows in 1970.
  • Sean John McGrath – accused, died in 2018 in Ireland.
  • Patrick McHugh – sued, died in 1979.
  • Martin McKeon – sued, died in 1986.
  • Patrick H. McNamara – sued, died in 2001.
  • Jose Mejia Gonzales – accused.
  • Jose J. Mendez – sued, left archdiocese in 1993.
  • William P. Messenger – accused, placed on leave in 2005.
  • Louis L. Meyer – sued. Deceased.
  • Titian Jim Miani – sued, listed on Stockton diocese in 2014.
  • George Michael Miller – convicted, died in 2018.
  • John Dennis Mitchell – accused, died in 1996.
  • John Ralph Moholy – accused, died in 1997.
  • Vincent Molthen – accused, deceased.
  • Alfred J. Monte – sued.
  • Michael Andre Moody – sued.
  • Raymond D. Morales – accused, faculties removed in 2018.
  • Ralph Murguia – sued.
  • Francis J. Murphy – accused, died in 1970.
  • Joseph L. Murphy – accused, died in 1975.
  • Daniel J. Murray = sued, laicized as noted in 2019.
  • Jeffrey Newell – sued, removed without privileges in 2014.
  • Michael Stephen Nocita – sued, laicized in 2006.
  • Cyril Nwankwo – accused, left archdiocese in 1997.
  • John F. O’Byrne – sued, died in 2016.
  • Charles W. O’Carroll – sued, died in 1987.
  • Donal P. O’Connor – sued, retired in 2002.
  • Patrick O’Dwyer – sued, died in 1971.
  • James F. O’Grady – accused, removed from ministry in 2002.
  • Martin O’Loghlen – sued, removed from current assignment in 2011.
  • Thomas E. O’Rourke – accused, died in 1993.
  • Javier Ochoa – accused, died in 2014.
  • Samuel Oreliana Mendoza – sued.
  • Miguel Angel Ortiz – accused, dismissed from the order in 2005.
  • Gary Pacheco – settled, was laicized in 1994.
  • Mario Pacheco – accused, faculties removed in 2013.
  • Michael P. Pecharich – accused, laicized.
  • Daniel P. Peck – accused, current status unknown.
  • Robert H. Peguero – accused, left the order in 1995.
  • Amado Pena – charged.
  • Francisco Javier Perez – accused.
  • James Person – accused, went on inactive leave in 1989.
  • Louis V. Pick – sued.
  • Joseph D. Pina – sued, placed on permanent inactive leave in 1999. Laicized in 2006.
  • Bernard Thomas Pleimann – accused, died in 1986.
  • Gerald John Plesetz – sued, laicized in 1978.
  • Stanislaus Poon – accused, retired in 1996.
  • Thomas A. Porter – sued, on laicized in 1973.
  • Joseph Prochnow – accused, on Oakland diocese list in 2019.
  • Patrick Purcell – sued, deceased.
  • John C. Quatannens = accused, died in 1994.
  • Celestine Quinlan – sued, died in 1970.
  • Eleuterio Ramos – settled, died in 2004.
  • Joseph Franklin Reagan – sued, died around 1989.
  • Patrick Reilly – sued, retired.
  • Terence John Reilly – sued, died in 2016.
  • Nicholas Reina – accused, removed from ministry in 2018.
  • Loren Riebe – accused, incardinated in the Diocese of San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas Mexico.
  • James Richard Robinson – accused.
  • Ernest Rodie – sued.
  • Carlos Rene Rodriguez – convicted, removed in 2016.
  • Michael M. Roebert – sued.
  • Donald Patrick Roemer – convicted, laicized in 2006.
  • William Roper – sued, worked in Gallup diocese 1964-65.
  • Fidel Rosas Flores – accused, named on diocese list in 2018.
  • Dorian G. Rowe – sued, died in 1991.
  • Efrain Rozo Rincon – sued.
  • George Neville Rucker – sued, laicized in 2008.
  • Joseph Francis Ryan – accused, died in 1976.
  • Thomas Ryan – accused, died in 1988.
  • Alexander Salazar – accused, resigned in 2018.
  • Armando Salazar – accused, died in 1972.
  • John Anthony Salazar-Jimenez – convicted, pled guilty to charges in 2013 with a 10-year sentence.
  • Gabriel Salinas – accused, died in 1972.
  • Jose L. Sanchez – accused, named in diocese in 2018.
  • Juan Francisco Sanchez – accused.
  • Manuel Ontiveros Sanchez – sued, retired in 2000.
  • Lawrence Sandstrom – sued, left order in 1997.
  • Juan Santillan sued, removed in 2002.
  • Sister Agnes Sanomassimo – sued, died in 2005.
  • Richard Satterthwaite – sued.
  • Arulappan Savrianandam – accused, left for india.
  • Emmett Gilroy Schaller – sued.
  • Maurice Scheier – accused.
  • George M. Scott – sued, died in 1986.
  • Louis Selmo – accused, died in 2005.
  • Avdon Serratos = convicted, deported to Mexico.
  • Joe Sharkey – sued.
  • Joseph F. Sharpe – sued, died in 1999.
  • John R. Shepherd – accused, died in 1991.
  • Edward E. Shimmaly – sued.
  • Fidencio Simon Silva-Flores – sued, reported to be working in a church in Mexico as of 2019.
  • Francis Simon – accused, died in 1995.
  • Michael Sintef – accused, left the priesthood.
  • Robert William Spader – accused, died in 1982.
  • Stephen Emmett Speciale – settled, dismissed from the order in 1989.
  • Matthew Michael Sprouffske – arrested, died in 2005.
  • William Stadtfeld – sued, died in 2001.
  • Louis G. Stallkamp – accused, died in 1994.
  • Thomas J. Sullivan – sued, died in 1992.
  • Carl Maurice Sutphin – arrested, laicized in 2005.
  • Joseph Tacderas – accused.
  • Santiago L. Tamayo – sued, died in 1996.
  • Lukas Bao Teluma – accused, still active as priest as of 2004.
  • Raymond Tepe – accused.
  • Michael Terra – sued, placed on inactive leave in 1991.
  • Tom Thing – settled, on the Oakland diocese list in 2019.
  • Vance Zebulon Thorne – sued, died in 2004.
  • Carl D. Tresler – accused, still active in Peru in 2005.
  • Valentine Tugade – sued.
  • Jerome Turba – accused, inactive leave in 1973.
  • Jose I. Ugarte – accused, ordered to return to Spain.
  • Christopher Van Liefde – sued, placed on leave in 2002.
  • Vincent Van ter Toolen – accused, left archdiocese in 1970.
  • Pedro Vasquez – accused.
  • John Verhart – sued.
  • Henry Xavier Vetter – sued, deceased.
  • Gillmero Nemoria Villa Gomez – sued.
  • Ernesto Villaroya – sued, retired.
  • William S. Vita – sued.
  • Rudolph T. Vorisek – accused, died in 2011.
  • James Joseph Walsh – sued, died in 1984.
  • A. Thomas Warren – accused, died in 2001.
  • Francis J. Weber – accused, died in 1989.
  • Wilfred Weitz – sued, died in 1991.
  • Michael Edwin Wempe – convicted, sentenced to 3 years in prison in 2006.
  • Gerald Wertz – sued, living at the Salesian Provincial Residence in San Francisco as of 2011.
  • John W. Wishard – convicted, laicized in 2002.
  • Philip Mark Wolfe – convicted, left the order in 1991.
  • William J. Wood – accused, died in 2014.
  • G. Patrick Ziemann – sued, died in 2009.