Fr. Charles J. Davis – Archdiocese of San Francisco

On Behalf of | Dec 9, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Charles J. Davis

Archdiocese of San Francisco/Diocese of Camden

Ordained:  1962

Retired: 1999

Removed from Ministry: 2002

Assignment History:

  • Year unknown: St. Monica (Atlantic City, NJ)
  • 1962-1964: St. Luke’s (Stratford, NJ)
  • 1964-1965: St. Agnes (Blackwood Terrace, NJ)
  • 1965-1966: St. Francis (Metuchen, NJ)
  • 1966-1967: Brazilian Mission (Brazil)
  • 1967-1970: U.S. Army, Organized Reserve Corps, Active Duty
  • 1970-1971: Leave of Absence
  • 1971-1972: St. Mary’s (Williamstown, NJ)
  • 1972-1974: Immaculate Heart of Mary (Woodlhynne, NJ)
  • 1974-1977: U.S.A.B (U.S. Army, Berlin (Fort Benning, GA)
  • 1977-1980: U.S. Army (Fort Benning, GA)
  • 1980-1992: U.S. Army (Location not specified)
  • 1992-1993: St. Michael’s (Cedarville, NJ)
  • 1992-1996: On Duty Outside of Diocese (Freeport, FL)
  • 1996-2002: On Duty Outside of Diocese (Woodsville, NH)
  • 2002-2003: (Bath, NH)
  • Year unknown: 19th Support Command (San Francisco, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Charles J Davis:

In 2002, Charles J Davis was accused of sexually abusing a boy during his first assignment from 1962-1964 in St. Luke’s in Stratford, New Jersey.

Within 3 years, Davis was transferred three times: to another Camden parish, to a Trenton parish as an extern, and to a missionary assignment in Brazil.

According to media reports, details of the abuse could not be obtained. Davis served at St. Luke’s parish in Stratford and St. Agnes in Blackwood, New Jersey between 1963 and 1965, before being transferred to the Diocese of Trenton in 1966. He later served as a priest in Brazil and as an Army chaplain. He was assigned to the 19th Support Command in San Francisco, California.

In 2002, Davis was removed from ministry.

In 2019, Davis was included on a list of priests in the Diocese of Camden who was named as being credibly accused of child sex abuse.

According to the Diocese of Camden, Davis is still living. He is last reported to be living in Bath, New Hampshire.

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