Catholic Priest

George Neville Rucker

Ordained: 1946

George Neville Rucker is believed to be the most prolific abuser in the Los Angeles Archdiocese with as many as 41 known accusers.  His record of abuse began shortly after his ordination.  Rucker is accused of rape of girls as young as 7.  He was first investigated by police in 1967. Rucker was allowed to remain a priest after allegedly molesting dozens of girls from the late 1940s to the 1980s. And even after Rucker was forced to retire as a priest in 1987, he remained a chaplain until 2002, when the U.S. Coast Guard nabbed him fleeing on a cruise ship to Russia to escape criminal charges. A civil lawsuit was filed regarding Rucker in 1994.  In 2002, he was arrested on charges involving 12 girls.  The criminal charges were dropped due to the statute of limitations.

Father Rucker's Assignments

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church Los Angeles, California1950..1951
St. Basil Catholic Church Los Angeles, California1952..1955
Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church San Pedro, California1956..1959
St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church Camarillo, California1960..1961
Absent on Sick Leave1962
St. Anthony Catholic Church El Segundo, California1963..1967
Holy Trinity Catholic Church Los Angeles, California1968
Holy Cross Catholic Church Los Angeles, California1969-70
St. Agatha Catholic Church Los Angeles, California1971..1979
Corpus Christi Catholic Church Pacific Palisades, California1980..2002