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More Than 600 Clergy Abusers Named in California

In California, there are more than 660 credibly accused Catholic clergy abusers, according to one organization that tracks the abuse. The list of abusers includes four high-ranking bishops among the list of priests accused of harming children.

Victims of sexual abuse in California now have more time to seek justice through the courts, thanks to a new law signed last month by California’s governor. Included in the list are bishops Tod D. Brown from the Fresno Diocese, and Juan Arzube, Roger Mahony and G. Patrick Ziemann from the Los Angeles Archdiocese.

Attorneys at James Vernon & Weeks have teamed with California law firm Donahoo and Associates to help victim pursue their cases.

“The number of victims is staggering,” said Leander James of James Vernon & Weeks. “And we know survivors of child sexual abuse struggle to come forward. This is just the beginning.”

On Oct 13, California Gov. Gavin Newsome signed the law suspending the statute of limitations for three years beginning in Jan. 1, 2020, providing a window of opportunity for abuse survivors to bring past claims that have expired due to the statute of limitations. Survivors of child sexual abuse can now seek justice, no matter when their abuse occurred.

Going forward, the new law also gives survivors until the age of 40 or until five years from the discovery of the abuse to file claims. Previously, the limit was 26 years old or within three years of the discovery of the abuse.

California is among the latest states in recent years, such as New York, New Jersey, Hawaii, and Minnesota, to allow abuse victims more time to pursue civil cases. Abuse by Catholic clergy and Boy Scouts of America volunteers are a few institutions in California that have been seen large numbers of sex abuse victims, James said. In California alone, there are more than 660 credibly accused Catholic clergy abusers, according to one organization that tracks the abuse.

If you are a victim of abuse, call 888-667-0683 for a free consultation.

Below is a list of names of credibly accused Catholic clergy abusers.

Source: Bishop Accountability.

Rubin Abaya • Nicolas Aguilar-Rivera • Arturo Ahumada • Pierre Albalaa • Sebastian Altamirano Torres • Joseph F. Alzugaray • David E. Anderson • Roger Anderson • Aloysius Antlitz • Andreas Arias • Juan (Bp.) Arzube • Edmund Austin • Delfin Babilonia • Michael Stephen Baker • Frederick R. Balak • Victor Balbin • Felipe Baldonado • Kevin P. Barmasse • John Bauer • Gaspar Bautista • Christopher Berbena • Matthias A. Berumen • Honesto Bayranta Bismonte • Robert Boley • Robert Bond • Leland Boyer • John Lawrence Brennan • Lawrence Brown • Michael Daniel Buckley • Ronald Francis Burt • Ed Byrom • Honorato (Henry) Caboang • Samuel Charles Cabot • Lynn Richard Caffoe • James Cairns • Felix (Raymond) Calonge • Juan Cano • Cleve W. Carey • (Laurian) David Carriere • Michael J. Carroll (in Calif.) • Raul Carvajal Hernandez • Edward J. Casey • John Joseph Casey • Michael Joseph Casey • Willebaldo Castro • Camillus Cavagnaro • Vincent V. Cavalli • David Paul Chandler • Damien (Patrick) Chong • Gerald Chumik • Mario Cimmarrusti • Eugene J. Colosimo • Ozias Bailey Cook • Andres S. Corral • John V. Cosgrove • Patrick J. Cotter • R. David Cousineau • Daniel J. Cremins • Sean Cronin • Angel Cruces • Jose Luis Cuevas • Christopher Cunningham • Wallace J. Daley • John H. Dawson • John P. Deady • Donald DeFore • Harold J. DeJonghe • Harold F. DeLisle • James Devaney • Joseph B. Di Peri • William L. Diamond • Arwyn N. Diesta • Frederick Dittmar • Michael Son Trong Doan • Dan Dobbins • Edward J. Dober • Roger Doherty • John B. Doherty (Dougherty) • James E. Dolan • Thomas J. Dove • Francis Dowd • Thomas Duffin • Donald J. DuFour • Albert Joseph Duggan • Joseph Dunne • Donald Duplessius • Sebastian C. Elanjimannil • Andrew Gabriel Encinas • Thomas Patrick English • Mark Epperson • Mark A. Falvey • Clint Farabaugh • Donald G. Farmer • John V. Farris • Charles George Fatooh • Gerald Faue • Arthur (Arturo) N. Fernando • Walter Fernando • Gerald B. Fessard • James J. Fitzpatrick • Thomas Q. Fitzpatrick • Patrick Flannery • Vincent Stephen Flynn • George Foley • James Michael Ford • Dominic T. Gaioni • George Michael Gallagher • Jesus Garay • Christobal Garcia • Peter E. Garcia • Ramon Garcia • Richard Francis Garcia • Sergio E. Garcia • Denis Ginty • David F. Granadino • Philip L. Grill • James Grimes • Matteo (Mateo) Guerrero • Roderic M. Guerrini • George A. Gunst • Vincente Guzman • John Joseph Hackett • Clinton Vincent Hagenbach • Bernard Brian Hanley • Michael Joseph Haran • Paschal Hardy • Charles Harman/Harmon • Richard A. Hartman • Thomas E. Havel • Benjamin Hawkes • Gerald Heather • Richard Allen Henry • Alfred Hernandez • Stephen C. Hernandez • Patrick J. Hill • William Hollinger • Michael A. Hunt • John J. Hurley • Richard Hurley • Joseph James • Melvin P. James • Luis Jaramillo • Tilak A. Jayawardene • Emmanuel Jimenez-Pelayo • David (Dave) E. Johnson • Anthony Juarez • Robert Jesus Juarez • Stephen Kain • Philip Kavanaugh • Christopher Kearney • John Keeney • Matthew H. Kelly • Patrick M. Kelly • John M. Kenney • John F. Killeen • Sister Mary Joseph Killeen • Thomas F. King • Bruce J. Klikunas • Frank Kohlbeck • John Kohnke • Gustave R. (Gus) Krumm • Sylvio Lacar • Michael Lalor • Timothy R. Lane • David LaPierre • Fergus Lawless • Modesto Leon • Jerold W. Lindner • Theodore Llanos • Charles Loofborough • Richard A. Loomis • Joseph Lopez • Fernando Lopez Lopez • Larry Lorenzoni • Lawrence Joseph (LJ) Lovell • Denis Lyons • Juan Macias • Eugene MacSweeney • Roger Mahony (Bp) • Eugene A. Maio • Sylvester E. Mancuso • Thomas Reon Paul, Jr. Marshall • James Aloysius Martin • Ernest Martinez • Ruben D. Martinez • Richard M. Martini • Leonardo G. Mateo • Francisco Mateos • Charles Patrick Mayer • Vincent McCabe • Kevin McCarthy • Forrest McDonald • Daniel McDonough • Thomas McElhatton • James McGloin • Seán John McGrath • Patrick McHugh • Martin McKeon • Patrick H. McNamara • Jose Mejia Gonzales • Jose J. Mendez • William P. Messenger • Louis L. Meyer • Titian Jim (Athos) Miani • George Michael Miller • John Dennis Mitchell • Vincent Molthen • Alfred J. Monte • Michael Andre Moody • Raymond D. Morales • Ralph Murguia • Francis J. Murphy • Joseph L. Murphy • Daniel J. Murray • Jeffrey Newell • Michael Stephen Nocita • Cyril wankwo • John F. O’Byrne • Charles W. O’Carroll • Donal P. O’Connor • Patrick O’Dwyer • James F. O’Grady • Mark O’Leary • Martin O’Loghlen • Thomas E. O’Rourke • Javier Ochoa • Samuel Orellana Mendoza • Gary Pacheco • Mario Pacheco • Michael P. Pecharich • Daniel P. Peck • Robert H. Peguero • Amado Pena • Francisco Javier Perez • James Person • Louis V. Pick • Joseph D. Pina • Bernard Thomas Pleimann (Plieman) • Gerald John Plesetz • Stanislaus Poon • Thomas A. Porter • Joseph/Josef Prochnow/Procknow • Patrick Purcell • John C. Quatannens • Celestine Quinlan • Eleuterio Ramos • Joseph Franklin Reagan (Regan) • Patrick Reilly • Terence John Reilly • Nicholas Reina • Loren Riebe • James Richard Robinson • Ernest Rodie • Carlos Rene Rodriguez • Michael M. Roebert • Donald Patrick Roemer • William Roper • Fidel Rosas Flores • Dorian G. Rowe • Efrain Rozo Rincon • George Neville Rucker • Joseph Francis Ryan • Thomas Ryan • Alexander Salazar • Armando Salazar • John Anthony Salazar-Jimenez • Gabriel Salinas • Jose L. Sanchez • Juan Francisco Sanchez • Manuel Ontiveros Sanchez • Lawrence Sandstrom • Juan (John) Santillan • Sister Agnes Santomassimo • Richard Satterthwaite • Arulappan Savrianandam • Emmett Gilroy Schaller • Maurice Scheier • George M. Scott • Louis Selmo • Avdon (Audon) Serratos • Joe Sharkey • Joseph F. Sharpe • John R. Shepherd • Edward E. Shimmaly • Fidencio Simon Silva-Flores • Francis (Raymond E). Simon • Michael Sintef • Robert William Spader • Stephen Emmett Specialle (Speciale) • Matthew Michael Sprouffske • Joseph Stadtfeld • Louis G. Stallkamp • Thomas J. Sullivan • Carl Maurice Sutphin • Joseph Tacderas • Santiago L. Tamayo • Lukas Bao Teluma • Raymond (Jose) Tepe • Michael Terra • Tom Thing • Vance Zebulon Thorne • Carl D. Tresler • Valentine Tugade • Jerome Turba • Jose I. Ugarte • Christoper Van Liefde • Vincent Van ter Toolen • Pedro Vasquez • John Verhart • Henry Xavier Vetter • Gillmero Nemoria Villa Gomez • Ernesto Corral Villaroya • William S. Vita • Rudolph T. Vorisek • John H. Wadeson • James Joseph Walsh • Thomas Warren • Francis J. Weber • Wilfred Weitz • Michael Edwin Wempe • Gerald Wertz • John W. Wishard • Philip Mark Wolfe • G. Patrick Ziemann (BP)
John Bradley • Tod D. Brown (Bp) • Hermy Dave O. Ceniza • James Collins (in Fresno) • Raul Diaz • John Esquivel • Miguel Flores • Benjamin Gabriel • Robert Gamel • Louis Aloysius Garcia • Craig Harrison • Anthony G. Herdegen • Vincent A. O’Connell • Eric Swearingen
Phillip Abinate • Alberto (Orlando) Battagliola • Stuart Bede Campbell • Marcos Capistran Chavira • Thomas Condon • Antonio Cortes • Edward Crews • Patrick Daly • Vincent Dwyer • Juan Carlos Esquivel • Carl Faria • Edward Fitz Henry • Luis Garcia • Edward T. Haskins • Manuel Jimenez • Gregory Kareta • Scott McCarthy • Michael McDonald • Albert (Alberto) Mengon • Gilbert Meyer • Felix Migliazzo • Charles L. Moore • Thomas Neary • Colman O’Connor • Joseph Pacheco • John Pierson • Joseph Sheehan • Paul R. Valdez • John Velez • James Wisecaver
Jeffrey N. Acebo • Thomas Duong Binh-Minh • Vincent Ignatius Breen • Donald Eugene Broderson • Kenneth J. Cabral • Alexander Q. Castillo • James A. Clark • Phillip Colloty • Hilary Cooper • Virendra Coutts • George E. Crespin • Sidney J. Custodio • Pearse P. Donovan • Dennis Duffy • Donald W. Eagleson • Joseph A. Ferreira • Patrick Finnegan • George J. Francis • Robert E. Freitas • Adrian Furman • William S. Green • Joseph (Jesse) Gutierrez-Cervantes • Stephen M. Kiesle • Ronald J. LaGasse • Tarcisio D. Lanuevo • Cornelius P. Leehan • Gary M. Luiz • Bede McKinnon • Daniel McLeod • Hector David Mendoza Vela • Joaquin Moreno • Lawrence O’Brien • William Odom-Green • Robert F. Ponciroli • James E. Prindeville • Arthur A. (Arturo) Ribeiro • Anthony Slane • Gary B. Tollner • Ramon Varela • John Vas • Francis Verngren • Stephen (Steve) Whelan • Gordon Wilcox • Terrence Wong
Andrew Christian Andersen • Sofronio A. (Pon) Aranda • Gregory Atherton • Lawrence J. Baird • Franklin Buckman • Santino Casimano (Casamino) • John V. Coffield • Richard Delahunty • Sinon F. Falvey • Robert Foley • Michael A. Harris • Bertrand W. Horvath • Edgardo Arrunataegui Jimenez • John Knoernschild • John Peter Lenihan • John “Jack” W. Lord • Alexander Manville • Thomas Joseph Mohan • Dominic Nguyen • Gordon John Pillon • Timothy Ramaekers • Luis Eduardo Ramirez • John (Jon) E. Ruhl • Cesar Salazar • John A. Sheahan • Gerardo Jarencio Tanilong
Thomas G. Allender • Alejandro Arroyo • Gerardo Beltran Rico • Mario Blanco • Edward Boyle • Vincent Brady • James Casey • Robert Casper • Andrew Coffey • Malachy Conway • Hector Coria Gonzales • Pablo Cortes • John Crowley • Rodolfo Delgado • Thomas Dermody • John Dowling • Arthur A. Falvey • William Feeser • Oscar Figueroa • J. Patrick Foley • Francisco Javier Garcia • John Hannan • Jerome M. Henson • David Hernandez Cota • Francisco Hernandez-Tovar • William B. Hold • Michael Lynch • Jesus Magallanes • Robert (Bob) Marsicek • James Mennis • Vito Mistretta • James Thomas Monaghan • Jorge Moreno • Cornelius F. O’Connor • Uriel Ojeda • Z. Enrique Perez • Vernon Petrich • Jose Antonio Pinal Contellanos • Mario Blanco Porras • Michael Prouix • William Storan • Simon Twomey • Jose Luis Urbina • Murrough Wallace • Michael Walsh • Michael Walsh (California) • John “Casper” Watts
Saul Ayala • Edward Lawrence Ball • Roberto Barco • Joseph Bell • Gustavo Benson • Michael Bucaro • Alejandro Jose /Alex Castillo • Peter Covas • Owen da Silva • Daniel De Dominicis • Jesus Dominguez • Robert J. Donat • Kevin Dunne • Clifton Raymond Etienne • Joseph (Joe) Fertal • Anthony Martinez Garduno • Rudi Gil • Maximiliano Gomez Macouzet • J. Ernest/Ernest J. Hayes • Joseph Jablonski • Dennis Raymond Jost • Timothy F. Keppel • Robert Kurilec • Peter H. Luque • Peter McCormick • Howard Melzer • Paul Nguyen • Joseph R. Nunez • Louis G. Perreault • Esteban Trujillo • Bernard Waltos
John Beatty • James T. Booth • Sister Bridgette • Robert Buchanan • Arthur Carrillo • Jose Chavarin • Edito D’Amora • John Joseph Daly • Nelson Damasco • Luis Eugene De Francisco • Donald F. Doxie • Brent Eagen • Herman Francis Flynn • Michael French • Rudolph Galindo • James A. Ganahl • Paul Gill • Michael Higgins • Gary Michael Holtey • Richard L. Houck • Patrick J. Hughes • John Charles Keith • Robert S. Koerner • Adalbert (Albert) J. Kowalczyk • William Armstrong Kraft • Lawrence Kurlandski • George Lally • Justin Langille • Michael Victor Marron • Peter Joseph Marron • Malachy M. McGinn • Patrick Carl McNamara • Mark/Marc A. Medaer • Ricardo Mejia • Thomas Moloney • Paolino Montagna • Robert Daniel. Nikliborc • Patrick J. O’Keeffe • Emmanuel O. Omemaga • Daniel Polizzi • Nicholas Reveles • Franz Robier • Edward Anthony Rodrigue • David Roll • Joseph (Jose) Rossell • William R. Savord • Edward Augustine Sheehy • Gregory Sierra Sheridan • William D. Spain • Matthew J. Thompson • Victor Uboldi • William Valverde • Barry Vinyard
Peter Gomez Armstrong • James W. Aylward • Theodore Baquedano-Pech • Salvatore Billante • Roberto Bravo • Daniel E. Carter • Edmond G. Cloutier • Arthur Manuel Cunha • Bernard Dabbene • Harold Danielson • Charles Durkin • Hal Ellis • John P. Heaney • Gregory G. Ingels • Austin Peter Keegan • Daniel T. Keohane • Jerome Leach • Epiphanius Lewis • Philip E. McCrillis • John Moriarty • Guy Anthony Murnig • William S. Myers • John J. O’Connor • Patrick J. O’Shea • Dan (Danilo) Pacheco • Richard P. Presenti • Miles O’Brien Riley • Carl Anthony Schipper • Wellington Joseph “Brother Stan” Stanislaus • Jose Superiaso • Henry J. Trainor • Leo Donald Tubbs • Robert M. Van Handel • Milton T. Walsh • Peter Yost
Thomas Bettencourt • Edward Thomas Burke • Charles Leonard Connor • Joseph Dondero • William C. Farrington • Don D. Flickinger • Robert A. Gray • Arthur Harrison • Laurent Largente • Alexander C. Larkin • Angel Crisostomo Mariano • John Rodrigues Moniz • George Moss • Leonel C. Noia • Joseph T. Pritchard • Noel Senevirante • Phil Sunseri • Hernan Toro • Benedict Van der Putten
Anthony Bolger • John J. Brenkle • John S. Crews • Patrick Gleeson • Patrick A. Hannon • Michael Emmet Kelly • Donald Wren Kimball • Patrick Joseph McCabe • John A. Meenan • Francis E. Neville • Vincent O’Neill • Francisco Xavier Ochoa • Ted Oswald • Xavier Pallathuparambil • John K. Rogers • Wilfred L. Sheehy • Alfredo Sobalvarro • Gary Timmons • James Walsh • Bernard (Bernie) Ward • Ron Wiecek
Francis Arakai • Antonio Camacho • Didacus (Didachus) Clavell • Murty M. Fahy • Julio Cesar Guarin-Sosa • Michael E. Kelly • Editho Mascardo • Antonio Munoz • Oliver Francis O’Grady • Oscar (Oskar) Pelaez • Eduardo Perez Torrez • Leo Suarez • Ferdinand (Fernando) Villalobos

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