Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States
     
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Last First Ord T Status D/O Notes Diocese Source/Assignments
Armstrong
Peter Gomez 1954 P Accused Diocesan At some point between 1992 and 2002 a teenage Marin County boy accused Monsignor Peter Armstrong, former chaplain of the San Francisco 49ers, of having improper contact with him. Armstrong had already retired at the time the complaint was received. Died 11/17/09. San Francisco, CA Source:
San Francisco Chronicle 08.29.02; San Francisco Weekly 05.21.03; San Francisco Chronicle 11.21.09
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Aylward
James W. 1964 P Settled Diocesan Accused of abuse of a boy in 1997. Another priest saw them "wrestling" and notified authorities. The boy denied the abuse but his parents sued. Settled for $750K in 2000. Aylward was supported by the archbishop until Aylward admitted in a 1999 deposition that he inappropriately touched numerous boys over a 12-year period. Placed on leave in 2000. Retired in 2005. San Francisco, CA Source:
Contra Costa Times 05.22.00; San Francisco Chronicle 11.24.00; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; San Francisco Chronicle 11.27.02; San Francisco Weekly 05.21.03; SF Weekly 01.14.04; San Francisco 09.22.05; NY Times 05.05.10; Associated Press 05.14.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Baquedano-Pech
Theodore   ? P Accused Diocesan Visiting priest from Mexico. Accused of sexually molesting a girl for several years, beginning when she was 11. She reported to diocese in 1993 at about age 30; was told diocese not responsible because he was a visiting priest. He continued as active priest in Mexico for many years. Still active in Yucatan in 4/10. Removed 4/26/10. San Francisco, CA Source:
San Francisco Weekly 05.21.03; Sipe Website 04.17.07; Boston Globe 04.21.10; Washington Post 04.27.10; San Francisco Chronicle 04.28.10
Assignments:
N/A
Billante
Salvatore   B Convicted Salesian Abused as many as 25 boys 1969-89. Pled guilty to abuse of one; sentenced to eight years' prison in 1989. Released 1994. Registered sex offender. Left the Salesians. Arrested again in 2002 for abuse of one; charges dropped after CA Supreme Court decision. Named in 2003 civil suit. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019. San Francisco, CA Source:
San Francisco Chronicle 11.09.89; San Jose Mercury News 04.25.94; San Jose Mercury News 09.20.02; SF Chronicle 09.20.02; San Jose Mercury News 06.27.03; Times 07.02.03; San Francisco Chronicle 09.22.05; SF Weekly 01.05.06; Contra Costa Times 07.08.06; West County Times 07.11.06; City of Angels 03.19.08; City of Angels 03.25.08; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; San Jose Mercury News 04.01.08; joeypiscatelli website 11.25.18; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19; CNN via San Jose Mercury News 12.02.19
Assignments:
N/A
Bravo
Roberto 1998 ? P Accused Dominican Accused of abuse of 6 teenage girls in 1999 in Antioch. He was reported to police but girls refused to testify and charges dropped. He was transferred to Utah and had similar problems there. Transferred to San Francisco and then to St. Albert's Seminary in Oakland in 2002. Several other abusers lived at the Seminary. Bravo was allowed to come and go freely. Left St. Albert's in 2/05 when they placed restrictions on him. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019. San Francisco, CA Source:
ABC7 04.06.05; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; San Jose Mercury News 04.01.08; Associated Press 0 04.07.08; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Carter
Daniel E. 1979 P Sued Diocesan A woman filed a police report in 2002 accusing Carter of sexual impropriety when she was a student at Notre Dame des Victoires elementary school in the late 1970s and he was a Marist brother. The archdiocese investigated, found allegations inconclusive and allowed Carter to remain active. The woman filed a civil suit in 8/02 and Carter was placed on leave. In 4/08 the archdiocese allowed him to return to active ministry, saying again that the charges were inconclusive. San Francisco, CA Source:
San Francisco Chronicle 08.09.02; San Jose Mercury News 08.09.02; Tri-Valley Herald 08.09.02; San Francisco Chronicle 08.29.02; San Mateo County Times 04.08.03; San Mateo County Times 04.10.03; San Francisco Chronicle 04.14.03; SF Weekly 05.21.03; San Francisco Chronicle 06.17.03; SF Weekly 07.30.03; SF Weekly 08.27.03; San Mateo Daily Journal 12.30.03; St James Catholic Church Bulletin accessed 09.24.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Cloutier
Edmond G. 1946 P Sued Diocesan Ordained for the Diocese of Portland, ME. Cloutier attended seminary with former Bishop Cummins of Oakland. Cloutier was named in lawsuits. Alleged to have abused four boys at Star of the Sea in San Francisco late 1940s-1957. Became a priest of Oakland diocese when it was created in 1962. Removed/retired 12/31/80. Died 4/9/03. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019, abuse noted to have occurred 1950s-1960s. San Francisco, CA Source:
Bay Area News Group 04.01.08; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Oakland Assignment Record
Cunha
Arthur Manuel 1984 P Convicted Diocesan Arrested in 6/86 after police investigation of report by restaurant waitress of suspicious behavior involving a man and boy. The boy was age 11 and Cunha was in his first assignment after ordination. Sentenced to 60 days jail and 4 months counseling center for abuse of two boys. At least three civil suits filed claiming abuse of boys in 1986. One suit settled for $640K. May have left priesthood. San Francisco, CA Source:
Navota Advance 05.31.86; San Francisco Chronicle 04.28.94; Diocese of Marquette 12.10.03
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Dabbene
Bernard 1966 P Convicted Salesian Suspended in 11/00 after found in a car with 17-year-old boy. Sentenced to 3 years probation and community service. Named in a 2003 civil suit which alleged he was part of a ring of child molesters at Salesian High School 1969-73. Allegation said to have been reported to Province in 1959 of abuse at the Salesian seminary in Richmond. Dabbene went on to be a high school teacher and principal at Salesian schools, and an official with the SF archdiocese. Allegations reported to the Diocese of Oakland (formerly part of SF archdiocese) also in 1971. Lived at the Salesian provincial headquarters for years. Died 9/9/10. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019. San Francisco, CA Source:
Contra Costa Times 11.15.00; San Jose Murcery News 11.17.00; SF Chronicle 11.17.00; SF Chronicle 12.01.00; San Jose Mercury News 03.01.01; Contra CostaTimes 07.02.03; San Francisco 08.22.05; SF Weekly 01.05.06; City of Angels 03.19.08; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; San Jose Mercury News 04.01.08; SF Chronicle 09.12.10; Bay Area Observer 09.15.10; joeypiscatelli website 11.25.18; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19; CNN via San Jose Mercury News 12.02.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Danielson
Harold 1966 P Sued Salesian Associate pastor at Saints Peter and Paul parish in 2005 when accused in a lawsuit of child sex abuse. Denied the allegations. Claims may have been investigated in 2004 by the archdiocesan review board and deemed unsubstantiated, which corroborated the Salesians' findings that the claims were "unsubstantiated." Still active priest at same parish per website accessed 7/11/11. San Francisco, CA Source:
History of St John Bosco Parish; SNAP Press Release 05.16.05; SF Weekly 01.05.06; City of Angels 09.25.07; City of Angels 03.19.08
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Durkin
Charles J. 1955 P Accused Diocesan Durkin retired in 4/02, just after the San Francisco D.A.'s office requested church records related to years of allegations of abuse. He was the subject of a "recent child molestation complaint" stemming from conduct that allegedly occurred more than 30 years prior. Received treatment at Southdown in Toronto in 2002. Died 4/18/06. San Francisco, CA Source:
San Francisco Chronicle 08.29.02; San Francisco Chronicle 04.19.06; IndyBay 08.19.08
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Ellis Hal   B Settled Jesuit Named as abuser in law suit filed on behalf of two mentally disabled men living at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, a retirement home for priests. Men were abused for many years by at least two priests. Settled 9/03 for $7.5M. At the time of settlement, Ellis was ill and unable to communicate. San Francisco, CA Source:
New York Times 09.06.02; The Guardian (England) 09.07.02
Assignments:
N/A
Heaney
John P. 1953 P Indicted Diocesan Retired in 1999. Placed on leave in 8/02 when allegations arose that he abused two brothers in the early 1960s. In 2003 Heaney, a former senior chaplain for the San Francisco Police Department, was charged with molesting one of the brothers; charges dropped 7/03 after Supreme Court ruling that statute of limitations was unconstitutional. Died 1/29/10. San Francisco, CA Source:
San Francisco Chronicle 08.16.02; Marin Independent Journal 08.22.02; San Francisco Chronicle 08.29.02; San Francisco Chronicle 01.24.03; San Francisco Chronicle 01.30.03; San Francisco Chronicle 02.01.03; San Francisco Chronicle 03.31.03; SF Weekly 05.21.03; SF Weekly 06.25.03; SFGate 06.28.03; San Francisco Chronicle 11.12.04; San Francisco Chronicle 01.31.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Ingels
Gregory G. 1974 P Charged Diocesan Widely known church legal scholar and former Vicar of Priests for the SF Archdiocese. Accused in 1996 of having oral sex with a 15-year-old boy. Archbishop Levada allowed Ingels to remain in public ministry and flourish for years as a force in church legal matters. Ingels continued as a church official even after a second charge by a woman. Placed on leave in 2002. Criminally charged in 5/03; charges dropped in 7/03 due to U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Included in 6/05 settlement. San Francisco, CA Source:
San Francisco Chronicle 05.23.03; Daily Bulletin (AP) 05.24.03; LA Times 05.25.03; San Francisco Chronicle 05.29.03; SF Weekly 06.09.03; San Francisco Chronicle 11.12.04; SF Weekly 01.19.05; SF Weekly 01.19.05; San Francisco Chronicle 06.11.05; San Francisco Chronicle 06.14.05; SF Weekly 07.13.05; AveWatch 12.22.08; NY Times 05.05.10; Associated Press 07.29.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Kavanaugh John P. 1948 P Sued Diocesan Named in a lawsuit filed 11/27/19 by a 53-year-old who claimed Kavanaugh sexually abused him over three years, beginning when he was age 7 and Kavanaugh was assigned to St. Finn Barr. The boy allegedly told two nuns and his teacher of the abuse at the time, but there was no action. HIs accuser said he reported the abuse to the archdiocese in 2004, but it was not reported to police and Kavanaugh was kept in ministry. He died 6/28/13. San Francisco, CA Source:
KRON 12.05.19; The Examiner 12.05.19
Assignments:
BishopAccountability Assignment Record
Keegan
Austin Peter 1962 P Settled Diocesan Ordained for San Francisco. Worked in the Santa Rosa diocese 1976-81. Complaints of abuse of children to archdiocese as early as 1965. May have abused at least 80 children in CA. Stripped of duties by SF archdiocese 1982. Moved to Mexico, worked as a priest in an orphanage. Civil suit in 1994 alleged abuse of a boy at St. Eugene's in the Santa Rosa diocese. Settled 1995 for $450K. Living in Oceanside, CA when indicted 9/02, charged with the molestation and sodomy of two boys, ages 10 and 14, in the late 1960s. Fled to Mexico. Arrested there 3/03, charged with 75 counts of abuse of 3 Sonoma County children. Charges dropped 2003 due to Supreme Court ruling. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. On Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19, where he worked in 1991. San Francisco, CA Source:
San Francisco Chronicle 05.24.94; San Francisco Chronicle 05.25.94; San Francisco Chronicle 11.09.94; San Francisco Chronicle 08.10.95; San Francisco Chronicle 03.22.96; Press Democrat 06.09.02; San Francisco Chronicle 09.20.02; Union Tribune 11.23.02; San Francisco Chronicle 03.02.03; Union Tribune 03.05.03; San Francisco Chronicle 03.30.03; San Francisco Chronicle 03.31.03; San Francisco Chronicle 06.27.03; Press Democrat 07.11.03; Press Democrat 01.19.04; San Francisco Chronicle 11.12.04; Press Democrat 07.01.06; Chicago Tribune 03.11.12; KGO TV 10.21.18; Diocese of Santa Rosa List 01.12.19; Diocese of Las Cruces List Updated 06.24.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Keohane
Daniel T. 1978 P Accused Diocesan Koehane was placed on administrative leave in 3/11 after an old allegation surfaced during a review of his personnel file. He was accused of abusing a 17- year-old girl in the late 1970s, while assigned to Church of the Epiphany. Archdiocese said the allegation was credible and needed further investigation. DA was informed. Keohane denied the allegation. San Francisco, CA Source:
St Cecilia Parish Bulletin 03.20.11; KTVU 03.21.11; FOX Reno 03.22.11; SF Chronicle 03.22.11; Catholic San Francisco 03.23.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Leach Jerome 1976 P Arrested Diocesan Leach was accused in 1993 of molesting an altar boy in 1976, when he was a deacon. Placed on leave. Incident not reported to police until 5/02. Arrested in 2002 and charged with molestation of a separate altar boy in 1979. Those charges dropped because of a U.S.Supreme Court ruling declaring the CA law invalid. Other allegations have also surfaced. Leach died 10/15/17. San Francisco, CA Source:
SF Chronicle 11.21.02; Marin Independent Journal 01.23.03; Marin Independent Journal 06.27.03; San Jose Mercury News 06.27.03; Marin Independent Journal 07.02.03; Marin Independent Journal 07.03.03; San Francisco Chronicle via Legacy com 10.17.17
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Lewis Epiphanius   ? P Accused OFM Franciscan Named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list 5/31/19. It notes reports of the sexual abuse of minors 1964-68 received 1993, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. Assigned at some point to St. Paul Shipwreck in San Francisco. Left the Province in 1965. San Francisco, CA Source:
Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19
Assignments:
Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19
McCrillis
Philip E. 1961 P Settled Diocesan Two sisters filed suit in 2004 alleging that McCrillis had abused them and had a sexual relationship with their divorced mother in the 1960s, while he was at St. Albert the Great in Palo Alto. The women won a low six-figure settlement with SF Archdiocese (the parish was part of the Archdiocese at the time). The San Jose diocese acknowledged that it found the accusations credible. McCrillis retired 7/03 due to Parkinson's. Privileges removed 2004. Died 2/2/07. On diocese's list 10/18/18. San Francisco, CA Source:
San Jose Mercury News 02.21.07; San Jose Mercury News 05.13.07; Diocese of San Jose list 10.18.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Moriarty
John   B Settled FSC - Brothers of the Christian Schools Joined the Christian Brothers in 1951. Accused in a 2003 lawsuit of abusing a 17-year-old boy 1975-76 at St. Helena retreat house, where he was assigned 1974-78. Plaintiff settled in late 2004 for $1.2M. Moriarty was at Wounded Brothers Project treatment center in MO as of 1/05. Per 5/06 newsletter by San Francisco District of Christian Brothers, he was based at Mont La Salle in Napa. Died 5/9/13 at Mt. La Salle. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. Suit filed in 11/19 by man claiming abuse in the 1970s as a Moreau Catholic High student in Hayward, by both Moriarty and principal Rev. Gordon Wilcox. San Francisco, CA Source:
De La Salle Christian Brothers 2001 Brother Jubilarians; Contra Costa Times 01.23.05; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; Mercury News 11.07.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Murnig
Guy Anthony 1970 ? P Settled Diocesan Accused by two women of sexually abusing them when they were high school students in Marin County. Accused in a lawsuit of abuse of one of them 1970-74. Claim included in 6/05 settlement with the archdiocese. Left the priesthood in 1978 to marry. Laicized by Pope John Paul II. Arrested and charged in 10/02. Charges dropped in 7/03 due to Supreme Court ruling. San Francisco, CA Source:
San Francisco Chronicle 10.16.02; Marin Independent Journal 01.23.03; Marin Independent Journal 07.03.03; SF Weekly 01.19.05; San Francisco Chronicle 06.11.05
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Myers
William S. 1988 P Accused Diocesan Assigned to St. Raymond's in Menlo Park when removed in 5/11 after accusations of "boundary violations" with a 17-year-old boy. He had followed the boy into a store's dressing room. The boy's father made original complaint to police in 4/11. Archdiocese learned of charges in 5/11. No physical contact involved. No criminal charges. In the mid-1990s he sought treatment for sexual identity issues. In 2011 was in treatment for sexual addiction to adults. Privileges removed 12/11 after Board evaluated his case.. San Francisco, CA Source:
The Almanac 06.01.11; Menlo Park Patch 06.02.11; Mercury News 06.02.11; SF Weekly 06.02.11; WTVU 06.02.11; The Almanac 06.06.11; Catholic San Francisco 06.08.11; Modesto Bee 06.08.11; SF Weekly 06.16.11; Catholic San Franciso 07.15.11; Mercury News 07.15.11; The Almanac 12.23.11; Modesto Bee 01.06.12; California Catholic Daily 01.09.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
O'Connor
John J. 1960 P Accused Diocesan In 8/02 O'Connor was quietly placed on leave by the San Francisco archdiocese after a recent allegation that he had had improper contact with a boy more than 30 years prior. O'Connor told parishioners at St. Mary's Cathedral that he was going on leave of absence for health and personal reasons. Absent on leave until his death 03/15/13. San Francisco, CA Source:
San Francisco Chronicle 08.29.02; SF Weekly 05.21.03; San Francisco 09.22.05; San Francisco Chronicle 03.20.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
O'Shea
Patrick J. 1958 P Arrested Diocesan Criminally charged in 1994 for abuse of at least 9 youths in the 1960s and 1970s. Two civil suits were filed in 1994 by four. The archdiocese settled with two plaintiffs in 8/95 for $500K and in 6/96. Archdiocese paid out $2.5M to 15 men abused by O'Shea and two other priests. Arrested. Spent two years in jail waiting for trial; charges withdrawn after 2003 Supreme Court ruling. Also served time for theft of over $200K from archdiocese. Laicized in 1994. San Francisco, CA Source:
SF Chronicle 03.26.94; SF Chronicle 05.24.94; SF Chronicle 01.24.95; SF Chronicle 01.25.95; SF Chronicle 03.22.96; SF Chronicle 06.06.96; SF Chronicle 04.15.00; SF Chronicle 04.22.00; SF Chronicle 06.16.00; SF Chronicle 06.17.00; SF Chronicle 03.15.02; SF Chronicle 03.29.03; SF Chronicle 06.29.03; SF Chronicle 02.03.04; New Oxford Review 06.17.05; SF Chronicle 09.22.05; Chico Enterpriese Record 10.24.05; SF Chronicle 04.04.06; Huffington Post 08.20.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Pacheco
Dan (Danilo)   B Accused Salesian Pacheco was accused of molestation at two different Catholic high schools in Southern California. He also worked in the Oakland diocese. Died 7/25/05. San Francisco, CA Source:
San Francisco Chronicle 07.29.05; City of Angels 09.25.07; City of Angels 03.19.08; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08
Assignments:
N/A
Presenti
Richard P. 1968 P Sued Salesian Admitted in 2003 that he abused a 14-year-old boy in 1973. The boy immediately told his parents and the archdiocese; Presenti was kept in active ministry. Sued by three men alleging abuse as teenagers. Remained the provincial's treasurer, entrusted with directing the order's financial affairs until 7/05, when he stepped aside. Sued by another in 6/07. Appeals court ruled in 1/08 that the Salesians didn't know he presented a risk of sexual abuse prior to his assault of the victims. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019. San Francisco, CA Source:
SF Weekly 01.05.06; Associated Press 07.18.07; CBS 47 (AP) 07.18.07; KCBS 07.22.07; Doe v Salesian Society (Cal Court of Appeals) 01.29.08; Summary of Findings in Doe v Salesian Society (CA Court of Appeals) 01.29.08; Metropolitan News Enterprise 01.30.08; San Francisco Chronicle 01.30.08; City of Angels 03.19.08; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; San Jose Mercury News 04.01.08; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Ribeiro Jose F. 1965 P Accused Jesuit From Portugal. Worked in Santa Clara (1975-81), Sacramento (1982-91) and San Francisco, CA (1991-94). Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits West Province on its list 12/7/18. It notes an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor, without specifics as to time or place. Dismissed from the order and returned to Portugal. San Francisco, CA Source:
Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Assignments:
Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Riley
Miles O'Brien 1963 P Accused Diocesan Author, actor, and former spokesman for the church. Well-known for his radio ministry and as a fixture on the old God Squad TV show. Target of a complaint by a female parishioner who accused him of having consensual contact short of intercourse with her in the early 1970s, beginning when she was 16. Matter referred to DA's office 8/02 and Riley was allowed to "resign." San Francisco, CA Source:
San Francisco Chronicle 08.29.02; San Francisco Chronicle 09.16.02; SF Weekly 05.21.03; International Speakers Bureau 02.01.11; SNAP Press Release 12.05.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Schipper
Carl Anthony 1968 P Convicted Diocesan Arrested in 3/00 after he held a series of explicit sexual conversations with someone he thought was a 13-year-old boy in an internet chat room. He was immediately placed on leave from his position as academic dean at Menlo Park's St. Patrick's Seminary. Pled no contest in 8/00. Sentenced to six months in jail and three years probation. Ordered to register as a sex offender. Retired in 2003. San Francisco, CA Source:
San Jose Mercury News 03.04.00; SF Chronicle 08.23.00; San Jose Mercury News 11.22.00; Guardian 05.08.02; SF Chronicle 0 06.04.02; Religion News Service 07.18.07
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Stanislaus Wellington Joseph   B Arrested Jesuit Entered the Jesuit order in 1965. Moved from San Jose to Phoenix in 1971 after he was accused of molesting teenage boys at a boys' home. Allowed to work with youth programs in Phoenix while order was working to have him dismissed. Arrested 2003 on two felony accounts of abusing a 16-year old-boy in 1969 who was a resident of a Los Gatos home for troubled boys. Charges dismissed 6/03 after ruling by Supreme Court. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7 /18. It notes sexual abuse of a minor 1968-70, reported in 2002. Assigned to Juvenile Hall in San Jose, CA at the time of the alleged abuse. Dismissed from order in 1972. San Francisco, CA Source:
San Jose Mercury News 04.24.03; San Jose Mercury News 04.25.03; Arizona Republic 05.04.03; San Jose Mercury News 06.27.03; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18; Diocese of Phoenix List 10.29.19
Assignments:
Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Superiaso
Jose 1985 P Convicted Diocesan Ordained in the Philippines. Arrived in the US in 1989. Left San Francisco in 1998 to work on a Native American reservation in the Santa Fe Archdiocese. Arrested there in 2003 on charges of abuse of girl, ages 12-13, in CA 1994-95. He acknowledged engaging in intercourse between 20-30 times with the young girl. Mistrial in 2004. Pleaded guilty 2005 and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Released in 1/12; deportation to Philippines pending. San Francisco, CA Source:
Mercury News 06.11.03; San Francisco Chronicle 06.11.03; New Mexican 06.12.03; Albuquerque Journal 08.01.03; San Mateo Daily Journal 12.30.03; San Francisco Examiner 08.24.04; San Mateo County Times 08.24.04; San Mateo County Times 09.18.04; San Mateo County Times 10.07.04; San Mateo County Times 02.19.05; New Mexican 03.12.06; SNAP 01.28.09; New Mexican 02.05.09; San Mateo County Times 02.13.09; ABS-CBN 02.14.12; New Mexican 02.14.12; SNAP Statement 02.14.12; ABS-CBN News 02.16.12; GMA News 02.16.12; GMA News 02.16.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Trainor
Henry J. 1973 P Accused Diocesan Trainor was placed on leave in summer 2002 from his position as chaplain at Lagunda Honda Hospital. He had previously taken a leave from the priesthood after earlier allegations of abuse. Archbishop Levada brought him back in 2000; suspended in 2002 after prosecutors were given information about the allegations, some of which were about 10 years old. Status was absent on leave 2002-07, after which the Catholic Directories show him as retired, until at least 2017. San Francisco, CA Source:
San Francisco Chronicle 08.29.02
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Tubbs
Leo Donald 1966 P Accused Dominican Accused of non-genital touching over clothing of a 14- to 17-year-old boy in the mid-1980s in Oregon. In 2005, because of some other instances of boundary violations with adults and because of disobedience issues since that time not relating to sexual misconduct, he was reportedly not permitted to leave the Dominican residence unattended or without permission. He had no public ministry, nor does was he allowed contact with youngsters. Included on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles' updated list 12/6/18; report in 2014 of incident(s) in 1983. San Francisco, CA Source:
Renew America 03.03.05; ABC 7 04.06.05; Associated Press 04.07.05; Statement from Order 10.14.05; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; San Jose Mercury News 04.01.08; Archdiocese of Los Angeles List Update 12.06.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Van Handel
Robert M. 1975 P Convicted Franciscan Founding director of Santa Barbara Boys' Choir and principal of St. Anthony's Seminary High School. May have sexually abused 150 boys, ages 8-12. Charged 1994 with abuse of students. Sentenced 8/94 to eight years prison for abuse of one. Released in 2002. Named in several civil suits. Reportedly abused six 1970-82. Four claims settled 2006. Registered sex offender. Personnel File released 5/12; may have been laicized 7/23/97. On sex offender register 1/12. On Santa Barbara Province Franciscans' list 5/31/19. It notes report in 1992 of abuse of minors 1977-84. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019. San Francisco, CA Source:
Link to additional articles prior to 12.31.11; Fox News 05.22.12; CBS Los Angeles 05.23.12; LA Times 05.23.12; Personnel file posted on BishopAccountability 05.23.12; San Antonio Express News 05.23.12; Christian Post 05.24.12; San Antonio Express News 06.01.12; The Patch 06.01.12; Daily Mail (UK) 06.02.12; KVOR 06.02.12; LA Times 01.15.13; Get Religion 01.16.13; Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19; SNAP 11.13.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; LA Times Database 04.20.06; Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19
Walsh
Milton T. 1978 P Charges Dropped Diocesan Accused in 1984 of abuse of a 13-year-old boy. Reported immediately to Archbishop Quinn. Cardinal Levada later allowed Walsh to remain active as teacher at seminary at Menlo Park until 8/02. Criminal charges filed 10/02; dropped 7/03 after U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Walsh had admitted his behavior and apologized to his victim during a phone call secretly taped by police. Victim filed suit; settled in 2003. Discovered by news outlet in 9/19 at a a celebration officiated by the archbishop of the opening of a proposed Benedictine monastery on the grounds of a parish in Taos NM. Walsh reportedly had been planning to move into the monastery, which is across the street from a public elementary school. San Francisco, CA Source:
San Francisco Chronicle 10.05.02; Marin Independent Journal 06.10.03; Marin Independent Journal 07.02.03; San Francisco Chronicle 11.12.04; San Francisco 09.22.05; Associated Press 04.28.10; Times 04.30.10; NY Times 05.05.10; Albuquerque Journal 09.21.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Yost
Peter   B Settled Dominican Accused in 2005 of inappropriate physical contact on one occasion with a boy, about age 12, in the early 1960s. The alleged victim received a settlement. No other victims located by a private investigator. Yost , who in 2005 was elderly, in poor health, and unable to drive, was judged to be no danger to children by a clinical professor of psychiatry. San Francisco, CA Source:
ABC 7 News 04.06.05; Associated Press 04.07.05; Statement by Western Dominican Province 04.07.05; ABC 7 10.14.05; Statement from Order 10.14.05; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08
Assignments:
N/A


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