Diocese of Monterey
In January 2004, the Diocese of Monterey announced that in July 2003, the Diocese submitted information to the John Jay College of Criminal Justice on 17 clerics accused of sexual misconduct with a minor. A total of approximately 355 clerics worked in the Diocese from 1967 to June 2002.
As part of the 2003 letter, a partial list of priests accused of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Monterey was released, but it is no longer on the Diocese’s website. A press release dated July 28, 2009, is posted to the Diocesan website in response to articles published by The Monterey Herald.
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The list below contain the names of clergy who were assigned within or working in the California Dioceses of Fresno who have been accused of sexual misconduct. While lawsuits were filed involving many of these alleged perpetrators, the vast majority of the claims against these individuals have been settled or have not been fully evaluated in a civil or criminal court. Accordingly, the allegations should be considered just allegations and should not be considered proved or substantiated in a court of law.
All individuals should be considered innocent until proven guilty. In some situations, the statute of limitations has expired preventing cases from being heard in a court of law. The information contained herein is an attempt to compile information already available to the public including information obtained from the media, www.bishopaccountability.org, the Diocese’s public statements, lists and reports that were released to the public, and other sources that have attempted to chronicle this information for public use.