By Richard Meek
The Catholic Commentator
An individual identified below served in the Diocese of Baton Rouge without any credible allegations having been made against them related to that service, but they have been publicly identified by other dioceses or institutes of consecrated life on reports for reasons unrelated to the Diocese of Baton Rouge.
Deacon James Lockwood of the Archdiocese of New Orleans is the individual who has been publicly identified by other dioceses or institutes of consecrated life.
Lockwood, born in 1933, was ordained a deacon for the archdiocese in 1974. The estimated time of the abuse was in 1978 and he was removed from ministry that same year. His only pastoral assignment was Center of Jesus the Lord in New Orleans.
He served as a lay teacher at St. Aloysius School in Baton Rouge for five months.
Report known or suspected child abuse immediately to law enforcement or to the Department of Children and Family Services at 855-452-5437. Any allegation of child or vulnerable adult sexual abuse involving clergy or a representative of the church should then be reported to Amy Cordon, the diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, at 225-242-0250.