Fr. David Joseph Clark
Diocese of Baton Rouge
Assigned as follows:
- Queen of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
- Sacred Heart of Jesus (Prescott, AZ)
- All Saints (Fort Worth, TX)
- Immaculate Conception (Yuma, AZ)
- Our Lady of Prompt Succor (Alexandria, LA)
- St. Joseph (Monroe, LA)
- St. Anthony (Cottonport, LA)
- St. Joseph (Marksville, LA)
- St. Thomas More Catholic Church (Baton Rouge, LA)
- Our Lady of Guadalupe (Albuquerque, NM)
- Our Lady of Annunciation (Albuquerque, NM)
- St. Francis Xavier (Albuquerque, NM)
- St. Bernadette (Albuquerque, NM)
- Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary (Alameda, NM)
- Chaplain, Vegas Grande Rest Home (Las Vegas, NV)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. David Joseph Clark:
Fr. David Joseph Clark was ordained a priest in 1954, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. According to media reports, he was named publicly as a priest accused of sexual abuse by the Diocese of Baton Rouge in 2019. The allegation against Clark was received on December 15, 2018 of abuse that occurred between 1964-65 when Clark was assigned to St. Thomas More in Baton Rouge, LA. He was reassigned by the Claretian Order and left the diocese in 1965. Information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims and the nature of the alleged abuse was not provided by the Diocese of Baton Rouge.
According to media reports, in 1994, Fr. David Clark was also accused of abusing two brothers in 1959-60 when he was assigned to Sacred Heart Parish in Prescott, AZ. The case was dismissed on statute of limitations and affirmed by U.S. Court of Appeals in December of 1996. Fr. Clark was included on both the Diocese of Gallup’s (2013) and the Santa Fe Archdiocese’s (2017) lists of clergy members who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors.
David Joseph Clark died in the 2000’s.
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