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Fr. Hernan Toro


Ordination: Unknown

Notes: Fr. Hernan Toro worked in the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Diocese of San Jose. He also reportedly had ties to the Archdiocese of Popayan in Colombia. According to the Diocese of San Jose, Fr. Toro engaged in sexual misconduct with a child while at Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish in 1983. In 1983, the Diocese of San Jose received a report that Fr. Toro sexually abused a child. Fr. Toro was criminally convicted and forced to register as a sex offender in California. He was permanently banned from ministry in 1990 and retired in April 1990. The Diocese of San Jose included Fr. Toro on its list of clergy with credible allegations of sexual abuse of children. As of 2018, Fr. Toro is registered as a sex offender in California and is reportedly residing in San Leandro, California.


1978-1979 Our Lady of Peace Parish, Santa Clara, CA (SFR)

1979-1983 Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish, Alviso, CA (1979-1980 SFR; 1981-1983 SJ)

1983-1984 St. Athanasius Parish, Mountain View, CA (SJ)

1984-1986 St. Catherine Parish, Morgan Hill, CA (SJ)

1986-1988 St. Aloysius Parish, Palo Alto, CA (SJ)

1988-1990 Detention ministry

1991-2018 Unknown