Brother James McGloin
Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Marists)
- 1960s: Junipero Serra High School (Gardena, CA)
- 1971-1993: Casa Grande High School (Petaluma, CA)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Brother James McGloin:
Br. James McGloin was ordained a priest of the Marianist religious order in 1947, who served in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. According to media reports, he was accused and named in a civil lawsuit alleging child sexual abuse that occurred in 1963 at Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, CA.
Br. McGloin reportedly had relationships with nuns, and in a letter found in his personnel file, he writes to his superior, “I am convinced that a life of celibacy, which I once embraced, is beyond me. You know me well—I’ve had this problem in varying degrees since my profession began.”
Br. McGloin was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ 2004 list of clergy accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. Br. McGloin was dispensed from perpetual vows in 1970. He then became a high school vice-principal and then principal until his retirement in 1993.
Br. McGloin died in 2013 at the age of 86.
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