Tag: Los Angeles sexual abuse

Fr. Dorian Rowe – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Father Dorian Rowe  

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: 1964

Died: 1991 

Assigned as follows:

  • 1965-1968      St. Catherine (Reseda, CA)
  • 1969-1973      St. Teresa of Avila (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1974-1978      Sacred Heart (Lancaster, CA)
  • 1979                St. Genevieve (Van Nuys, CA)
  • 1980-1986      St. Camilus de Lellis (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1987-1991      St. Mary (Palmdale, CA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Dorian Rowe:

According to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles at least two survivors have come forward alleging child sexual abuse by Father Dorian Rowe, between 1967 and 1979. He was named in a 2003 civil lawsuit alleging he sexually abused a child, from 1967 to 1968, while he worked at St. Catherine in Reseda. His name was was included in the 2004 Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of child sexual abuse. It noted two accusers, with incidents from 1967 to 1979. He died in 1991.

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Fr. Efrain Rozo Rincon (Extern) – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Father Efrain Rozo Rincon 

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: 1953

Left ministry: 1969

Assigned as follows:

  • 1954-1967      Unknown
  • 1968-1969      St. Clement (Santa Monica, CA)
  • 1970-2020      Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Efrain Rozo Rincon:

Father Efrain Rozo Rincon was an extern priest visiting from Colombia who worked briefly in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. According to media reports, at least one survivor has come forward alleging child sexual abuse by him in approximately 1969, while he worked at St. Clement in Santa Monica.  He left the Archdiocese shortly after in 1969.

In February 2006, he confessed under oath to sexually abusing his nephew and showing him porn from 1967 to 1969 while working in an L.A. parish and studying at Loyola Marymount. He also confessed to sexually abusing a 14-year-old seminarian in Colombia. 

When the taped confession was broadcast in September 2006 in Bogota, the seminarian claimed that Rozo had raped him, and that other priests and a bishop had abused him too. In 2007, the Colombian church tribunal cleared Father Rozo Rincon on canonical statute of limitation grounds, commending his youth leadership.

Father Rozo Rincon has been named in at least one civil lawsuit. His name was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of child sexual abuse. His current whereabouts are unknown.

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Fr. William Roper (Claretians) – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Father William Roper  

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: < 1968

Died: Unknown

Assigned as follows:

  • 1962-1964      Domingues Seminary (Compton, CA)
  • 1964-1965      Sacred Heart (Prescott, AZ)
  • 1966                Claretian Priests And Brothers Province Headquarters (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1967-1970      Domingues Seminary (Compton, CA)
  • 1971                Unknown
  • 1972                Domingues Seminary (Compton, CA)
  • 1973-2020      Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father William Roper:

Father William Roper was a member of the Claretian religious order. According to media reports, in March 2002, he was named in a lawsuit alleging that he sexually abused an 8-or 9-year old girl from 1968 to 1969. His name is included on the Diocese of Gallup’s 2014 list of clerics credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. His name is also included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of child sexual abuse. It is believed he died, but the date of his death is unknown.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy in California State, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles now have legal options, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Los Angeles and nationwide. We can help.

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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.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy in California State, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles now have legal options, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Los Angeles and nationwide. We can help.

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Fr. Donald P. Roemer – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Father Donald P. Roemer 

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: 1970

Laicized: 2006 

Assigned as follows:

  • 1971-1973      St. Raphael’s (Goleta, CA)
  • 1974                San Roque (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • 1975                Santa Barbara Juvenile Hall (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • 1976                Confraternity of the Christian Doctrine (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • 1977                Los Prietos Boys Camp (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • 1978-1980      St. Paschal Baylon (Thousand Oaks, CA)
  • 1981                Inactive Leave
  • 1981-1983      Inmate at Atascadero State Hospital (Atascadero, CA)
  • 1984                Unknown
  • 1985                Employed at Atascadero State Hospital (Atascadero, CA)
  • 1986-2020      Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Donald P. Roemer:

Father Donald P. Roemer, (aka Father Pat) oversaw a parish of several thousand families during his career. According to the media reports, at least 16 people have made child sexual abuse allegations against him between 1962 and 1981. Ranked #8 on the Archdiocese’s list of top 10 abusers, he was arrested in 1981 on child sexual abuse charges. 

Court documents show that he confessed to sexually abusing 30 children over an 11 year period. He was sentenced to two years in a state run mental hospital, ten years’ probation, and had to register as a sex offender. Father Roemer has been named in at least three child sexual abuse lawsuits. He was laicized in 2006. His name was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of child sexual abuse. In 2010, it is believed he had been living in Anaheim, CA.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy in California State, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles now have legal options, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Los Angeles and nationwide. We can help.

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Fr. Loren Riebe (Extern) – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Father Loren Riebe 

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: 1970

Removed: 1997

Died: 2018

Assigned as follows:

  • 1970-1975      St. Anne (Santa Monica, CA)
  • 1976-1984      On duty outside the Archdiocese
  • 1975-1976      Tenejapa (Chiapas, Mexico)
  • 1976-1995      Yajalon (Chiapas, Mexico)
  • 1996                St. Maria Goretti (Scottsdale, AZ)
  • 1997-2020      Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Loren Riebe:

According to media reports, in 2008, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles began notifying dioceses across the country that it had multiple credible allegations of child sexual abuse in the early 1970s against Father Loren Riebe. He was also accused of  sexual conduct with women, and reportedly had issues with alcohol and substance abuse. 

In 1975, Father Riebe spent the next 21 years working as a priest in Mexico until he was expelled from the country in 1995, amidst allegations that he had molested teenage boys. From 1996 to 1997, he briefly worked for the Diocese of Phoenix, which published a Community Notification Statement in 2008, stating that he had been accused by multiple people of child sexual abuse in Los Angeles, from approximately 1970 to 1975.  

In 1997, Father Riebe went back to Arizona to run a foundation and present mission appeals at various parishes. He was incardinated into the Diocese of San Cristobal de las Casa, Chiapas, Mexico in 2008. He was permitted to stay at St. Timothy’s Catholic Community rectory in Mesa, AZ in 2009 and in 2011, despite warnings from the Diocese of Phoenix.

Father Riebe’s name is included on the Diocese of Phoenix’s list of “Names of priests and deacons from other dioceses who may no longer serve in the Diocese of Phoenix due to an accusation of sexual misconduct with a minor.” As of 2016, it is believed he was living in Los Angeles until his death in August 2018.

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Fr. Daniel Hurley – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Father Daniel Hurley  

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: 1921

Died: 1982

Assigned as follows:

  • 1922                San Buenaventura Mission (Ventura, CA)
  • 1922-1924      St. Andrew Catholic Church (Pasadena, CA)
  • 1924-1926      St. Clement (Santa Monica, CA)
  • 1928-1932      Nativity Catholic Church (Torrance, CA)
  • 1932-1939      St. Aloysius Gonzaga (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1939-1954      San Buenaventura Mission (Ventura, CA)
  • 1954-1972      Our Lady of the Assumption (Ventura, CA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Daniel Hurley:

According to media reports, Father Daniel Hurley wass accused of sexual abuse of a minor.  However, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles states that there is no information in his file to substantiate sex abuse. Father Hurley retired in 1972 and died in 1982.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy in California State, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles now have legal options, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Los Angeles and nationwide. We can help.

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Br. Gus Hootka (Franciscan Friars) – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Brother Gus Hootka 

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: N/A 

Died: 2007

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Anthony’s (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • Old Mission (Santa Barbara, CA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Brother Gus Hootka:

Brother Gus Hootka was a member of the Franciscan Friars. He died in 2007. According to media reports, he was accused of sexually abusing children from 1956 to 1957 while he served at Old Mission in Santa Barbara. The incidents were reported in 2018. In May 2019, his name appeared on the St. Barbara Province’s list of credibly accused Franciscan Friars. The details of the allegations are unknown. 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy in California State, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles now have legal options, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Los Angeles and nationwide. We can help.

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Fr. Terrence Farrell – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Father Terrence Farrell  

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: 1992

Removed: 1994

Assigned as follows:

  • St. John Vianney Church (Hacienda Heights, CA)
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Parish (Northridge, CA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Terrence Farrell:

According to media reports, in October 1994, Father Terrence Farrell admitted to police he sexually assaulted an 18-year old boy in the church rectory of St. John Vianney Church in Hacienda Heights. He reportedly told police he knew his actions were inappropriate but that “I just wanted to hold him and love him.”

According to the police report, the teen said Father Farrell started showering him with attention after finding out the boy lived in a foster home. The priest told the teen he wanted to be his “father” because the boy didn’t have a father to take care of him. 

It was months earlier in August, when the teen drove Father Farrell to the rectory because the priest was too drunk to drive home. Once inside the priest asked him to sit on the bed so he could “counsel” him. He then ran his hand up the teen’s leg, tried to touch his penis and grabbed his buttocks, the teen said.

When he asked the priest to stop, Father Farrell responded, “You’re making me look bad and you’re being a bad boy,” according to the police report. 

“He’s not a liar; I did it all,” the priest told police.

In January 2013, Father Farrell’s 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. His current whereabouts are unknown.

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Fr. Anthony Jablonowski (Extern) – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Father Anthony Jablonowski  

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: 1970

Removed: 2004

Laicized: 2006

Assigned as follows:

  • Diocese of Covington, KY
  • Archdiocese of Atlanta, GA
  • Diocese of Charlotte, NC
  • Diocese of Cheyenne, WY
  • Diocese of Salt Lake City, UT
  • Diocese of Tucson, AZ
  • Diocese of Steubenville, OH

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Anthony Jablonowski:

Father Anthony Jablonowski was an extern priest ordained for the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky. He worked in several dioceses and in 1980, he transferred to the Diocese of Cheyenne in Wyoming, then in 2000 to the Diocese of Steubenville in Ohio. According to media reports, in 2004, he pleaded no contest to charges of sexual abuse of a 17-year old boy in 1982. He was also accused of conducting rituals of penance that involved hanging young men upside down – naked, bound, gagged and blindfolded – and flogging them. He called them “prayers of penance.”

Father Jablonowski’s priestly privileges were removed, and he was sentenced to 15 months to 7 yrs in prison. In March 2005, another accuser filed a civil suit against him. He was released in July 2005 and required to register as sex a offender. His laicization was announced June 2006. He returned to live in Ohio.

Father Jablonowski’s name appeared on the Diocese of Tuscon’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. It noted he was referred to as the Steubenville priest. In October 2018, his name also appeared on the Diocese of Steubenville’s list, as well as the Diocese of Cheyenne’ list in June 2019. It noted four adolescent male victims, with the abuse occurring from 1983 to 1988. 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy in California State, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles now have legal options, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Los Angeles and nationwide. We can help.

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