Msgr. John B. Doherty (Dougherty)

Msgr. John B. Doherty (Dougherty)

Ordination: 1939

Notes: Fr. John B. Doherty is accused of sexually abusing a minor from approximately 1967 to 1969. He was named in a civil lawsuit in 2003 and, in the lawsuit, his name was spelled “Dougherty.” He is believed to have lived at a private residence in Dana Point, California, for a time following his retirement in approximately 1989. He was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. Fr. Doherty’s whereabouts and whether he had access to children from 1989 to 2000 are unknown.


1940-1941 St. John Chrysostom, Inglewood, CA

1942-1944 St. Agnes’, Los Angeles, CA

1944 Los Angeles County General Hospital, Los Angeles, CA

1945-1946 Sacred Heart, Los Angeles, CA

1947-1948 St. Basil’s, Los Angeles, CA

1949-1950 St. Mary Magdalen, Los Angeles, CA

1951 St. Kevin’s, Los Angeles, CA

1952 St. Matthew, Long Beach, CA

1953 St. Robert Bellarmine, Burbank, CA

1954 Our Lady of Peace, Sepulveda, CA

1955-1956 St. Finbar, Burbank, CA

1957 St. Raymond, Downey, CA

1957 Rancho Los Amigos, Downey, CA

1958 St. John Chrysostom, Inglewood, CA

1959-1960 St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA

1961-1973 St. Gerard Mejella, Los Angeles, CA

1974 Mary Health of the Sick Hospital, Newbury Park, CA

1975 St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo, CA

1976-1988 St. Mary Magdalen Church, Camarillo, CA

1989-2000 Retired

2001 Nazareth House, Los Angeles, CA

2002 Died

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