Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States
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Last First Ord T Status D/O Notes Diocese Source/Assignments
Joseph F. 1967 P Sued Diocesan Ordained for Los Angeles, incardinated into Diocese of Santa Rosa 6/17/96. Sued 2004. Accused of abuse of girl, age 8. He sued her for defamation of character (also sued SNAP and woman's attorney); his suit dismissed 4/06. Diocese said he was absolved of wrongdoing in 1995 and again in 2005. SNAP sued him for malicious prosecution and settled. Diocese reopened the investigation 2/08. Bishop ignored Review Board's advice; he was still active as of 4/10. Retired 10/31/11. Died 01/31/14. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. Noted to have been accused in 1993 of abuse 1967-93 in L.A. Los Angeles, CA Source:
Napa Valley Register 12.26.03; The Wanderer 02.06.04; LA Archdiocesan Report, page 3, 02.17.04; Press Democrat 03.21.04; NBC 4 05.21.04; LA Times 09.21.04; Napa News 09.23.04; Register 03.14.05; Napa Valley Register 04.10.06; Pasadena Weekly 06.15.06; LA Times 09.19.06; Napa Valley Register 09.23.06; City News Service 04.15.08; Press Democrat 09.16.08; Press Democrat 04.24.10; Press Democrat 04.28.10; Press Democrat 05.03.10; Treadway & Wigger Funeral Home 02.01.14; SNAP Statement 02.04.14; Diocese of Santa Rosa List 01.12.19
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06

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