Fr. David Carriere – Diocese of Fresno

| Aug 18, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father David Carriere

Diocese of Fresno (Franciscan)

Ordained: 1963

Sued: 2006

Died: 2000

Assignment History:

  • 1964-1966: St. Mary’s (Stockton, CA)
  • 1966-1967: Serra High (Salem, OR)
  • 1967-1976: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Fresno, CA)
  • 1976-1979: Newman Center (Sacramento, CA)
  • 1979-1980: Old Mission Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • 1980: St. Francis Retreat (San Juan Bautista, CA)
  • 1980-1999: Old Mission Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father David Carriere:

Fr. David Carriere was ordained a priest of the Franciscan Friars of the Province of St. Barbara in 1963 who served in the Diocese of Fresno. According to media reports, he was accused of sexually abusing a high school boy from 1977 to 1979 at St. Anthony Seminary and the Santa Barbara Mission, both in Santa Barbara.

A civil lawsuit was filed in 2006, alleging that Fr. Carrier began assaulting the victim every week in various locations around the Mission, including the Mission pool’s changing room and unused living quarters. The sexual abuse by Fr. Carrier went on for most of the victim’s junior and senior years. The abuse was reported to the Diocese of Fresno in 2004, but nothing was done until the lawsuit was filed two years later.

Fr. Carrier was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. He was included in the Franciscan Friars Province of St. Barbara’s List of Franciscan Friars from the St. Barbara Province with Credibly Accused Claims of Sexual Abuse of a Minor.  Fr. Carrier died in 2000, six years before the lawsuit came to light.

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