Father Richard Francis Garcia
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Left ministry: 1967
Assigned as follows:
- 1959-1962 St. Matthew (Long Beach, CA)
- 1963-1967 Our Lady of Lourdes, Northridge (Los Angeles, CA)
- 1966 San Fernando Valley State College (San Fernando, CA)
- 1967 St. Catherine Laboure; El Camino College (Torrance, CA)
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Richard Francis Garcia:
Fr. Richard Francis Garcia was ordained a priest in 1958, who served in multiple parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He left the priesthood in 1967. According to media reports, in 2002, he was accused of sexually abusing a minor boy from 1961 to 1963 while he served at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Northridge.
His name appeared on the 2005 Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ report addendum of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. His whereabouts from the time he left the priesthood were unknown until his death in approximately 2008.
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