Father Justin Langille
Diocese of San Diego
Assigned as Follows:
- St. Theresa Parish (San Carlos, CA)
- Ascension Catholic Church (Tierrasanta, CA)
- Contemplative Outreach International (New Jersey)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Justin Langille:
Father Justin Langille was ordained a priest in 1980, who served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of San Diego. According to media reports, in October 2018, he was suspended from ministry after revisiting a child sex abuse claim reported by a female teen dating back to the early 1990’s. The case was closed years earlier after Langille passed a lie detector test. It was reopened as part of an ongoing review of files pertaining to the sexual abuse of minors by clergy in the Diocese of San Diego. The case was examined in 1995 and again in 2002, but the diocese concluded at the time that the allegation could not be substantiated.
In 2018, the Independent Review Board found ‘significant new information’ that led to Langille’s removal. It concluded that the priest violated the standards of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young people in his actions “and for this reason I removed Langille from public ministry.”
His name will be added to the list of credibly accused priests, which is maintained by the Diocese of San Diego.
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