Catholic Priest

Carl Maurice Sutphin

Ordained: 1958

Carl Sutphin is accused of sexually abusing at least 23 minors in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.  Some of his alleged victims were as young as 7. In the 1990s, several accusers came forward.  In 2002, he retired and his faculties were removed.  He was arrested in 2003, and charged with 14 counts of molestation for sexually abusing six boys. The charges were dismissed, however, because of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that set limits on the passage of time for prosecuting certain types of sex crimes. Sutphin has been the subject of several civil lawsuits over the years.  Named in several civil suits. He was laicized in 2005.

Father Sutphin's Assignments

St. Joseph Catholic Church Hawthorne, California1959..1964
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church Maywood, California1965..1970
St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church Camarillo, California1971..1975
St. John's Regional Medical Center Oxnard, California1976..1991
Absent on Sick Leave1992..1993
Nazareth House Los Angeles, California1995
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Los Angeles, California1996..1997
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Los Angeles, California1999..2002