Fr. Robert Gamel – Diocese of Fresno

| Jul 29, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Robert Gamel

Diocese of Fresno

Ordained: 1990

Removed: 2014

Assigned as Follows: 

  • 1991-1992      Our Lady of Victory (Fresno, CA)
  • 1992-1993      St. Anthony of Padua (Fresno, CA)
  • 1993-1994      St. Joseph Mission (Los Banos, CA)
  • 1995-1996      Christ the King (Olidale, CA)
  • 1997-1999      St. Joseph’s (Boron, CA) 
  • 2000-2008      St. Ann (Ridgecrest, CA)
  • 2009-2014      St. Joseph’s (Los Banos, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Robert Gamel: 

Fr. Robert Gamel was ordained a priest in 1990, who served in the Diocese of Fresno. According to media reports, in 2014, he was placed on administrative leave while being put under an investigation for “internet related sex crimes.” A few months into the internal investigation, Gamel was reportedly removed and transferred to another location under the Fresno Diocese.

A year later, Robert Gamel was formally charged with possession of child pornography. He plead guilty to the charge and was sentenced to 11 months in jails and 4 years of probation. Less than six months after being released from jail, Gamel was charged again with possession of child pornography with a prior conviction. He was charged with 4 more years in state prison and was ordered to register as a sex offender.

Recently, Gamel has been released from prison as of April 13th, 2019. He remains on paid administrative leave, since the first time he was arrested and currently resides in Tulare County with his family. 

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