Br. John Vas, S.D.B.: Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Br. John Vas, S.D.B.

Ordination: Unknown

Br. John Vas was a member of the Salesians religious order who worked at Salesian High School in Richmond, CA in the 1950s and 1960s. Prior to the establishment of the Diocese of Oakland in 1962, Salesian High School was part of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. After 1962, the school became part of the Diocese of Oakland.

In February 2008, a woman accused Br. Vas of sexually abusing her for nearly seven years beginning in 1960s when she was seven years old. Br. Vas, then a brother in the Salesian order, was the band instructor at Salesian High School, where her brother was a student. Br. Vas has reportedly been accused of sexually abusing at least one other person.

As of 2008 Br. Vas was living in Florida with his wife of 38 years. It is unknown when the left the Salesian Order. Br. Vas’ current whereabouts and whether he has access to children are unknown.