Fr. George Neville Rucker – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

| Oct 29, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father George Neville Rucker

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: 1946

Laicized: 2008

Died: 2014

Assigned as follows:

  • 1946                Sacred Heart (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1946-1950       St. Alphonsus (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1951-1954      St. Basil (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1955-1958      Mary Star of the Sea; Mary Star of the Sea High School (San Pedro, CA)
  • 1959-1960      St. Mary Magdalen (Camarillo, CA)
  • 1961                Sick Leave
  • 1962-1966      St. Anthony (El Segundo, CA)
  • 1967                St. Teresa of Avila (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1968                Holy Trinity (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1968-1969      Holy Cross (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1970-1978      St. Agatha (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1979-1986      Corpus Christi (Pacific Palisades, CA)
  • 1987                Retired

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father George Neville Rucker:

Father George Neville Rucker had a record of child sexual abuse that began shortly after his ordination to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 1946. According to media reports, at least 38 survivors have come forward alleging abuse by the priest, between 1947 and 1980. He is ranked #1 on the Archdiocese’s list of top 10 abusers. Police first investigated allegations against him in 1967. The first child sexual abuse lawsuit filed against him was in 1994.

Father Rucker was arrested in 2002 on child sexual abuse charges involving 12 girls. Criminal charges were later dropped due to the expiration of the statute of limitations. In 2006, some of the claims were settled as part of a $60 million settlement involving 22 priests. Other claims were settled in a 2007 $660 million settlement.

Father Rucker was laicized in 2008. His name appeared on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. His personnel file was released in 2013. He died in 2014.

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