Fr. George M. Miller – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

| Sep 23, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father George Miller

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: 1963

Retired: 1999

Laicized: 2005

Died: 2018

Assignment History:

  • 1964-1967: Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Santa Clarita, CA)
  • 1968-1971: San Buenaventura Mission (Ventura, CA)
  • 1972-1973: St. Philomena (Carson, CA)
  • 1974-1984: Guardian Angel (Pacoima, CA)
  • 1985-1996: Santa Clara (Oxnard, CA)
  • 1997-1998: Unknown
  • 1999:           Retired

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father George Miller:

Fr. George Miller was ordained a priest in 1963, who served in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. According to media reports, in sexually abused multiple boys in the 1970s and 1980s while he worked at Guardian Angel in Pacoima, California. Investigators allege he abused victims in the rectory, at a beach house, and in their homes. Despite written allegations of sexual abuse in 1977, Fr. Miller firmly denied any misconduct, which resulted in the decision of Cardinal Timothy Manning to keep Fr. Miller in ministry.

In 1996, the Archdiocese received a complaint of sexual abuse against Fr. Miller. In response to the complaint, Cardinal Roger Mahony placed Fr. Miller on sick leave and eventually put him on inactive leave in 1997.  In 2002, Fr. Miller was arrested and charged with 24 counts of sex crimes against minors involving three boys. The charges were later dropped due to the statute of limitations.

Fr. Miller was laicized in May 2005. In 2007, Fr. Miller was arrested and eventually pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a nine-year-old boy from approximately 1988 to 1991. Fr. Miller also admitted to sexually abusing four other boys whose cases could not be prosecuted because of the statute of limitations.

In 2009, Fr. Miller pleaded guilty to a single count of committing a lewd act on the boy between March 1988 and March 1989. He was sentenced to three years in prison and had to register as a sex offender for life. Fr. Miller was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. Fr. Miller died in 2018.

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