Fr. David LaPierre – Diocese of Fresno

Father David LaPierre

Diocese of Fresno (Franciscan)


David LaPierre Diocese of Fresno Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1969

Assignment History:

  • 1970: Immaculate Friary and Seminary (Garrison, NY)
  • 1971-1973: Capuchin Franciscan Fathers (Santa Ana, CA)
  • 1974-1977: Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, CA)
  • 1978: St. Francis High School (La Canada Flintridge, CA)
  • 1979-1982: Capuchin Franciscan Fathers (Santa Ana, CA)
  • 1983- 1988: St. Francis High School (La Canada Flintridge, CA)
  • 1989-1991: St. Francis of Assisi (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1992-2003: Fresno Community Hospital, Valley Medical Center, Veterans’ Hospital, Sierra Community Hospital & Valley Children’s Hospital (Fresno, CA)
  • 2004-2019: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father David LaPierre:

Fr. David LaPierre was ordained a Capuchin priest in 1969, who served in the Diocese of Fresno. According to media reports, he was accused of sexually abusing at least one child in a civil lawsuit, The alleged abuse occurred from 1983 to 1984 at St. Francis High School in La Canada Flintridge, CA. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including the victim’s age/gender, are unknown.

Fr. LaPierre’s name was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ 2019 list of priests credibly accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. As of 2016, records indicate that Fr. LaPierre is living in Cottonwood, CA. His status as a priest or whether he has access to children is unknown.

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