Fr. Joseph Dunne – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

| Aug 26, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Joseph Dunne

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: Unknown

Assigned as follows:

  • N/A

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Fr. Joseph Dunne:

Fr. Joseph Dunne was an extern priest visiting from Glasgow, Scotland who briefly worked in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. According to the Archdiocese, in 2004, at least one survivor came forward alleging child sexual abuse by Fr. Dunne in 1993. The Archdiocese confirmed in January 2019, that his alleged victim was a girl and that her parents reported the abuse immediately after it happened in January 1993.

According to media reports, Fr. Dunne had reportedly been working without permission since summer 1992 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Newhall. Police did not press charges. The Archdiocese contacted the Diocese of Glasgow, and learned that there were previous allegations against him.

In 2018, Fr. Dunne’s name was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of child sexual abuse.

Dunne is alive and believed to be living in Tullamore, Ireland.

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