Tag: James R. Robinson

Fr. James R. Robinson (Extern) – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Father James R. Robinson   

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: 1971

Laicized: 1993

Assigned as follows:

  • 1972-1986      Unknown
  • 1987-1988      Annunciation Catholic Church (Arcadia, CA)
  • 1989                Unknown
  • 1990                Holy Angeles (Arcadia, CA)
  • 1991-1992      St. Catherine Laboure (Torrance, CA)
  • 1993                St. Mel (Woodland Hills, CA)
  • 1994-2010      Unknown
  • 2010                Prison

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father James R. Robinson:

Father James R. Robinson was ordained in England to the Archdiocese of Birmingham. According to media reports, he has been accused of child sexual abuse by multiple people from 1959, before he entered seminary, to 1983, during his formation as well as post-ordination while serving at various churches and parishes in the United Kingdom. Some Of the boys were as young as 10. 

In 1985, a letter was sent from the Archdiocese of Birmingham, requesting that Father Robinson be externed to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The letter stated that their “immediate reason” for his leave was that he had recently met again “a man with whom he had an unwholesome relationship about 13 years ago.” He arrived in California later that year and worked as a priest in five Los Angeles parishes until he was laicized in 1993. 

In 2009, Father Robinson was extradited from the United States to England to stand trial for 22 different offenses against six boys. In 2010, the Birmingham Crown Court sentenced him to 21 years in prison. It is believed he is currently incarcerated in England. From the time of his laicization in 1993 to his extradition in 2009, whereabouts are unknown.

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