PUBLICLY ACCUSED SAN DIEGO ABUSIVE PRIESTS WHO ARE NOT INCLUDED ON THE OFFICIAL DIOCESAN ‘ACCUSED’ LIST (5/19)
PUBLICLY ACCUSED SAN DIEGO ABUSIVE PRIESTS WHO ARE NOT
INCLUDED ON THE OFFICIAL DIOCESAN ‘ACCUSED’ LIST (5/19)
--Fr. John Patrick Feeney, who was a priest of the Green Bay diocese and stands accused of sexually abusing at least a dozen children during his career, during which he was assigned to 18 parishes. In 2004, he was convicted of child sex crimes and sentenced to 15 years prison.
His name appears on the ‘credibly accused’ lists in three dioceses: Green Bay, Las Vegas and Omaha. He was in the San Diego diocese in 1983 and in the Los Angeles archdiocese from 1990-2002.
--Fr. Bernard Waltos, who was ordained in 1974 and started working in Detroit Michigan. From 1977-1978, he was at Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance and from 1978-1979, he was at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Hermosa Beach.
In the late 1970s, Fr. Waltos worked in the Los Angeles archdiocese and spent roughly ten years at Queen of Angels Parish in Riverside. It is believed he also worked at St. Paul’s in San Pablo, CA.
In 2010, a judge ordered the release of documents relating to the sexual abuse of children by priests in the San Diego diocese. Fr. Waltos’ personnel file was released at that time.
--Fr. Louis I. Newman, who was suspended In 2002 following allegations of sexual misconduct. He was ordained a priest for the Rockville Centre diocese and worked at six New York locations. In California, he was at St. Patrick’s in Carlsbad and at St. Columba’s in San Diego (for some of all of the years between 1994-2002).
--Fr. Lynn Caffoe, who is accused of sexually abusing at least 15 altar boys in virtually every parish he worked. His name was included on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ 2004 list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. Fr. Caffoe also spent time in the dioceses of Orange, Portland, Monterey and San Diego (from 1998-2001 at the United States Mission).
--Msgr. James E. Dolan, who was ordained in the Los Angeles archdiocese and the San Diego diocese. According to Los Angeles church officials, Msgr. Dolan was accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a child in 1962. He was included in the archdiocese’s list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors.
Dolan worked at one Los Angeles school, several Los Angeles area churches and at St. Joseph’s parish in San Diego. He is deceased.
Official San Diego ‘credibly accused’ list:
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