Fr. James Walsh
Archdiocese of San Francisco/Santa Rosa
- 1960s: St. Helena Catholic Church (St. Helena, CA)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father James Walsh:
Fr. James Walsh was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of San Francisco in 1943. He was incardinated with the Diocese of Santa Rosa when it was established in 1962.
Walsh was included on a list of priests who were credibly accused of child sexual abuse released by the Diocese of Santa Rosa in 2019. He is under the set of priests who identifies those, not otherwise named, whose accusations are deemed by the Diocesan Review Board to be well-founded and credible. According to this list, Fr. Walsh was accused in 2005 of sexual abuse that allegedly occurred in 1965 while serving at St. Helena Church in St. Helena, California. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including the information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims or the nature of the alleged sexual abuse, are unknown.
Walsh died in 1993.
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