Father Harold DeLisle
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
- 1966-1968: Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church (Wilmington, CA)
- 1969: Absent on leave
- 1970: St. Linus Catholic Church (Norwalk, CA)
- 1971-1975: St. Athanasius Catholic Church (Long Beach, CA)
- 1976-1978: St. Didacus Catholic Church (Sylmar, CA)
- 1979: Our lady of Grace (Encino, CA)
- 1980: Absent on leave
- 1981-2004: Unknown
- 2004: Died, According to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
- 2005-2010: Unknown
- 2010: Living in Twentynine Palms, CA, According to Citizen
- 2011-2020: Unknown
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Harold DeLisle:
Fr. Harold DeLisle was ordained a priest in 1967, and served in multiple parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. According to media reports, he was accused of sexually abusing two children between 1967 and 1977. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown.
In 2004, the Archdiocese announced that Fr. DeLisle was deceased. However, in June 2010, a reader notified Bishop Accountability that Fr. DeLisle was, in fact, alive and residing in Twentynine Palms, California.
Fr. DeLisle was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ 2004 list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. Fr. DeLisle is listed in the 1980 Official Catholic Directory as absent on leave and his whereabouts, status as a priest, and access to children since 1980 is unknown.
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