Father Paul Nguyen
Diocese of San Bernardino
Assigned as follows:
- 1990 St. Catherine of Alexandria (Riverside, CA)
- 1991-1992 St. Mary Church (Redlands, CA)
- 1993-1993 St. Francis de Sales (Riverside, CA)
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Paul Nguyen:
Father Paul Nguyen was born in Vietnam and ordained in Oslo, Norway. He left Norway in 1989, first to Rome, and then worked in the Diocese of San Bernardino. According to media reports, Father Nguyen was accused of sexually abusing a minor in January 1993. He was suspended, and resigned as a parish pastor in September 1993. No action was taken by church officials. Police began an investigation, but closed the case when the alleged victim’s parents demanded anonymity and preferred counseling to prosecution.
Father Nguyen left the country and went to Helsinki, where he worked for the Diocese of Finland. In 2003, he went to Sweden where he worked with a Vietnamese Mission. In August 2004, he returned to Norway, and then returned to the United States in 2005. In October 2018, his name was included in the Diocese of San Bernardino’s list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. His current whereabouts are unknown.
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