Catholic Priest

James Michael Ford

Ordained: 1966

James Michael Ford has been accused of sexually abusing a 14-yr-old boy from 1968-1971 at Orange County Mater Dei High School and Holy Family.  In 1971, Ford was sent to Santa Barbara even after the victim told two priests (both of which were accused abusers themselves) about the sexual abuse.  Ford did not retire until 2005.  In 2006, his faculties was removed, but they were restored in 2008.  Ford died in 2011.

Father Ford's Assignments

Holy Family Orange, California1967..1971
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Northridge, California1972
St. Raphael Catholic Church Goleta, California1973..1976
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church Santa Barbara, California1977..1980
San Buenaventura Mission Catholic Church Ventura, California1981..1982
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church Simi Valley, California1983..1986
Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church North Hills, California1987..1994
San Roque Catholic Church Santa Barbara, California1995..2003