Fr. Leo Tubbs – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Father Leo Tubbs 

Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Dominicans)

Leo Tubbs Archdiocese of Los Angeles Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1966

Removed: 2004

Assigned as follows:

  • 1966-1968:      St. Albert’s College (Oakland, CA)
  • 1969-1971:      Daniel Murphy High School (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1969-1970:      Dominican Fathers (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1972:                University of San Diego High School (San Diego, CA)
  • 1973-1975:      Dominican Fathers (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1973-1974:      Daniel Murphy High School (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1975-1977:      St. Raymond’s Dominican Retreat (Thousand Oaks, CA)
  • 1978-1981:      Daniel Murphy High School (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1979-1981:      Dominican Fathers and Brothers (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1982-1983:      Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, CA)
  • 1982-1983:      St. Raymond of Penafort House (Santa Ana, CA)
  • 1984:                St. Dominic’s (Benicia, CA)
  • 1985:                Holy Rosary (Antioch, CA) 
  • 1986:                Dominican Order, Siena House (Oakland, CA)
  • 1987-1989:      Holy Rosary (Antioch, CA)
  • 1990-1991:      Holy Rosary Parish and Dominican Priory (Portland OR)
  • 1992:               St. Benedict’s Lodge (McKenzie Bridge, OR)
  • 1993:                Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (Berkeley, CA) 
  • 1993-2017:      Dominican Order, Siena House (Oakland, CA) 
  • 2018-2021:      Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Leo Tubbs:

Father Leo Tubbs was a Dominican priest who spent more than 30 years working in mostly Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. According to media reports, he was transferred to Oregon, but shortly after his arrival he was confined to a Dominican priory in California following allegations that he had “inappropriate contact with adult males” and “non-genital touching over clothing” with a 15-year-old boy. 

In 2004, he traveled to Bangkok without permission to visit a friend, which resulted in him being “put on lockdown” within the Siena House in Oakland. At all times he had someone accompany him anytime he left the property. Father Tubbs was reportedly one of seven sex offenders secretly living at a Dominican priory in Oakland in 2004. The community reportedly had no knowledge that the property was housing sex offenders until it was exposed by the news media. His current whereabouts are unknown.

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