Fr. Jeffrey David Newell – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

| Sep 25, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Jeffrey David Newell

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: 1990

Assignment History:

  • 1991-1993: St. Raphael Church (Goleta, CA)
  • 1992-1993: Sick Leave
  • 1994-2018: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Jeffrey David Newell:

Fr. Jeffrey Newell was ordained a priest in 1990, who served in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. According to media reports, in 1991, he was accused of sexually abusing a child in Los Angeles. The archdiocese promised the survivor that Fr. Newell would never work with children again and removed him from the ministry in 1993. However, in 2010, Fr. Newell was found working with young men in Tijuana, Mexico.

Fr. Newell was named in a 2010 civil lawsuit alleging that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Church leaders were negligent and fraudulent as they allowed him to work as a priest in another country. In 2014, more survivors came forward alleging child sexual abuse in Tijuana, and Fr. Newell was removed without privileges from the Archdiocese of Tijuana.

In November 2019, a reporter found Fr. Newell serving parishioners as pastor at a Tijuana Church. In February 2020, a second male victim filed a civil lawsuit in California accusing Fr. Newell of abusing him when he was a young teenager, starting in 1993.

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