Fr. Thomas Porter – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

| Oct 1, 2020 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father Thomas Porter

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: 1965

Laicized: 1973

Assignment History:

  • 1965-1968: Santa Clara (Oxnard, CA)
  • 1968: St. Euphrasia (Granada Hills, CA)
  • 1968-1973: Inactive leave
  • 1973: Laicized

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Thomas Porter:

Fr. Thomas Porter was ordained a priest in 1965, who served in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. According to media reports, at least one person accused the priest in a civil lawsuit of child sexual misconduct that occurred between 1966 and 1968 while serving at Santa Clara in Oxnard.

Fr. Porter was placed on inactive leave from 1968 until 1973. He was laicized in 1973.

The allegations were investigated by police in 2002, and the former priest was later included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ 2018 list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors.

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