Fr. Donald G. Farmer – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

On Behalf of | Sep 1, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Donald Farmer

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: 1963

Laicized: 1972

Assigned as follows:

  • 1964-1966      St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church (Thousand Oaks, CA)
  • 1967-1970      Holy Family Catholic Church (Glendale, CA)
  • 1971                Saints Felicitas and Perpetua Catholic Church (San Marino, CA)
  • 1972                Laicized
  • 1972-2020      Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Donald Farmer:

Father Donald Farmer was ordained a priest in 1963 who served in multiple parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He left the priesthood in the late 1960s and was laicized in 1972. Since his laicization, his whereabouts were unknown. He died in 1987.

According to media reports, in 2003, he was working as a marriage counselor when he was arrested for child sexual abuse. He was accused of sexually abusing four preteen children from 1966 to 1967 at his family’s Crestline cabin at Lake Gregory in the San Bernardino Mountains. He was criminally charged with 14 felony counts in 2003, but the charges were ultimately dismissed after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the 1994 California law that allowed authorities to prosecute decades-old cases alleging sexual abuse.

Father Farmer has been named in at least three lawsuits. His name appeared on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors.

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