Father Samuel Orellana Mendoza
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
- 1968-1981: Unknown
- 1982-1986: Sacred Heart a/k/a Sagrado Corazon (Compton, CA)
- 1987: Incardinated into the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
- 1987-1991: St. Matthias (Huntington Park, CA)
- 1992: St. Anne (Santa Monica, CA)
- 1993-1995: Our Lady of Peace (North Hills, CA)
- 1996-2002: St. Anthony of Padua (Gardena, CA)
- 2003-2004: Presentation of Mary (Los Angeles, CA)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Samuel Orellana Mendoza:
In 1987, Fr. Samuel Orellana Mendoza was accused of sexually abusing an underage female that same year while he worked at Sagrado Corazon in Compton. Church officials stated that there was no substantial evidence to remove Mendoza from the ministry. In 2003, he was named in a civil lawsuit and was included in the Archdiocese’s 2006 settlement with survivors of child sexual abuse.
Fr. Orellana was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. As of 2014, it was reported that Fr. Orellana Mendoza was residing in Winchester, CA. His status as a priest, current whereabouts, and whether he has access to children are unknown.
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