Fr. Carlton E. Whitten – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

On Behalf of | Nov 5, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Carlton Whitten

Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Jesuits)

Ordained: 1961

Removed: 2007

Assigned as follows:

  • 1961-1962      Alma College (Los Gatos, CA)
  • 1962-1963      Manresa Hall (Port Townsend, WA)
  • 1963-1965      Jesuit High School (Sacramento, CA)
  • 1965-1972      Bellarmine College Prep. (San Jose, CA)
  • 1972-1977      Brophy College Prep. (Phoenix, AZ)
  • 1977-1980      St. Ignatius Prep. (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1980-1987      Jesuit High School (Sacramento, CA)
  • 1987-1990      Loyola High School (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1990-1992      Jesuit High School Community of Sacramento (Carmichael, CA)
  • 1992-1999      Jesuit High School (Sacramento, CA)
  • 1999-2001      San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
  • 2002-2003      St. Agnes’ (San Francisco, CA)
  • 2004-2007      St. Charles Borromeo (Peoria, AZ)
  • 2007                St. Joseph’s (White Salmon, WA); Bellarmine College Prep. (San Jose, CA)
  • 2007-2012      Sacred Heart Jesuit Center (Los Gatos, CA)
  • 2013-2020      Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Carlton Whitten:

Father Carlton Whitten, a member of the Jesuit Order, was ordained in 1961. He was a visiting priest sent to temporarily work at St. Joseph in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He frequently worked for priests on vacation or leave along the west coast. According to media reports, in 2007, it was alleged he sexually abused a 17-year-old boy while he worked at St. Joseph in White Salmon, Washington. He was placed on leave and moved from his residence at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose to Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos while the allegation was investigated.

According to the 2012 Official Catholic Directory Father Whitten was listed as still living at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos. His name appeared on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. His current whereabouts are unknown.

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