Father James Mennis
Diocese of Sacramento
- 1962-1966: St. Basil (Vallejo, CA)
- 1966-1969: Holy Spirit (Sacramento, CA)
- 1969-1970: Asst. Director of CYO
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father James Mennis:
Fr. James Mennis was accused of sexual abuse of a female under the age of 18. The nature of the accusation involved sexual touching and fondling, as well as sexual intercourse. The alleged abuse occurred sometime between 1967-1969 while at Holy Spirit in Sacramento, CA, and was reported to the Diocese of Sacramento in 1969.
After the diocese received the report of misconduct, Mennis joined the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, served a 30-year career without incident, and retired in Jacksonville, Florida. In 2005, Mennis was named in a $35 million settlement as one of the priests responsible for the abuse of 33 victims.
Mennis is included on the Diocese of Sacramento list of priests credibly accused of child sexual abuse.
Mennis died in 2009 while living in Florida.
Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Sacramento in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Sacramento now have legal options due to a temporary change in the law, 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 California and nationwide. We can help.