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Br. Joseph (Jesse) Gutierrez Cervantes, C.M.F.

Notes: Br. Joseph Gutierrez-Cervantes was a member of the Brothers of the Christian School, Christian Brothers religious order. Br. Gutierrez-Cervantes was a teacher at De la Salle and a licensed therapist at St. Mary’s College in Moraga. After allegedly leaving the order in the mid-1980s, he obtained a job as a contract psychologist at Hanna Boys’ Center in Sonoma. He was fired after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced. Br. Gutierrez-Cervantes’ victims said that they were sexually abused during therapy sessions. Br. Gutierrez was named in a civil lawsuit in 2003 that alleged he sexually abused a minor at De La Salle High School; the lawsuit was settled in 2004. According to a 1968 memo by Br. Gutierrez-Cervantes’ provincial, Br. Gutierrez was transferred to Concord from Berkeley, “where he had relationships with students that had sexual overtones.” Br. GutierrezCervantes was last known to have a communication consulting company in Sonoma and was known as Jesse Gutierrez-Cervantes. GutierrezCervantes’ current whereabouts, his clerical status, and whether he has access to children are unknown.

Assignments:

1970 Christ the King, San Antonio, TX

1971- 1972 St. Peter Church, Lamitan, Philippines

1973-1974 Rt. 4, Box 105G, San Antonio, TX

1975-1980 Cordi Marian-Sisters/Villa, San Antonio, TX

1981-1984 St. Anthony Claret, Fresno, CA

1984-1986 Hanna Boys Center, Sonoma, CA