Fr. Richard Houck – Diocese of San Diego

| Sep 28, 2020 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father Richard Houck

Diocese of San Diego

Ordained: 1965

Died: 2002

Assigned as Follows:

  • Most Precious Blood (Chula Vista, CA)
  • Our Lady of Light (Descanso, CA)
  • St. Vincent de Paul (San Diego, CA)
  • St. Charles Borromeo (San Diego, CA)
  • Our Lady of Angels (San Diego, CA)
  • St. Charles (San Diego, CA)
  • St. Didacus (San Diego, CA)
  • Immaculate Conception (San Diego, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Richard Houck:

Father Richard Houck was ordained a priest in 1965, who served served as an assistant priest, an associate pastor, pastor and priest in residence at a series of local parishes in the Diocese of San Diego. According to media reports, in 2004, the Diocese of San Diego received a report that he molested a 10-year-old altar boy in 1977 while being assigned to the parish. When the victim reported the abuse in 2004, the diocese paid a settlement. The victim did not pursue the matter in court.

Richard Houck died in February 2002. His name appears on the San Diego Diocese’s updated list of credibly accused clergy released in September 2018.

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