Fr. William P. Messenger

Fr. William P. Messenger

1977: Ordained

1978-1980: All Souls, Alhambra, CA

1981: St. Matthew’s, Long Beach, CA

1982-1987: St. Eugene’s, Los Angeles, CA

1988: Unknown

1989: St. Paul, Los Angeles, CA

1990-1993: Unknown

1993-2005: University of Southern California

2005: Placed on leave

2006-2018: Unknown

Notes: At least one survivor has come forward alleging child sexual abuse by Fr. William P. Messenger in approximately 1980. Fr. Messenger was placed on leave in May 2005 after he was accused of engaging in inappropriate physical conduct with an adult. He was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. As of 2016, it is believed Fr. Messenger was living in Whittier, CA. Fr. Messenger’s status as a priest, current whereabouts, and whether he has access to children are unknown.

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