Father Charles Shelton
Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Franciscans)
Assigned as follows:
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Charles Shelton:
Father Charles Shelton professed his vows as a Franciscan friar in 1979. He became a deacon in 1980, and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles by Bishop John Cummings at St. Elizabeth’s in Oakland in 1981. According to media reports, in 2013, his name was quietly added, along with 24 others, to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ Final Addendum of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors posted on its website. It lists 49 “names of clergy from a follow up review of Archdiocesan files, and names of clergy involved in Clergy I litigation which were not previously posted.” The Los Angeles Times reports that the 24 names were disclosed in a report posted on the archdiocese’s website in January 2013 along with 12,000 pages of internal records detailing how the church dealt with abuse claims.
As of 2006, Father Shelton lived at the St. Joseph of Cupertino Friary in Arroyo Grande, CA. His current whereabouts are unknown.
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