Fr. John V. Cosgrove – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

On Behalf of | Sep 9, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father John Cosgrove

Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Extern)

Ordained: 1955

Died: 1989

Assignment History:

  • 1956-1960: St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church (Azusa, CA)
  • 1961-1966: St. Agnes Catholic Church (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1962-1965: Bishop Conaty High School (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1966: Unknown
  • 1967-1969: St. Bernadette Catholic Church (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1970: St. Brendan Catholic Church (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1970-1974: Santa Clara High School (Oxnard, CA)
  • 1971-1974: St. Anthony Catholic Church (Oxnard, CA)
  • 1975: St. Joseph Catholic Church (Pomona, CA)
  • 1976-1989: St. Genevieve Catholic Church (Panorama City, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father John Cosgrove:

Fr. John Cosgrove was ordained a priest in 1955, and served in multiple parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. According to media reports, in Fr. John Cosgrove was an extern priest from the Philippines working in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Fr. Cosgrove was named and accused in a civil lawsuit for sexually abusing a minor between 1979 and 1980 at St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Panorama City, CA. His name was included on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ 2004 list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. Fr. Cosgrove died in 1989 during his tenure in California.

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