Msgr. Robert A. Gray: Credible Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Children

Msgr. Robert A. Gray

Ordained: 1988
  • 1988-1991: St. Christopher, San Jose, CA
  • 1991-1993: St. Justin Parish, San Jose, CA
  • 1993-1995: Administrative leave
  • 1995-2002: Administrative assignments (Five Wounds Portuguese National Church, San Jose, CA)
  • 2002-2017: Leave of absence
  • 2018: Unknown

According to the Diocese of San Jose, Msgr. Robert A. Gray engaged in sexual misconduct with children while at St. Justin Parish between 1991 and 1993. The Diocese received a report that a child had been sexually abused by Msgr. Gray and restricted Msgr. Gray’s ministry in 1993. A criminal investigation was commenced and investigators found a number of other students who said Msgr. Gray had sexually abused them as well. Upon conclusion of the investigation, Msgr. Gray was criminally charged with sexually abusing a minor. He pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 160 days in jail and five years of probation.

Following his release from jail, Msgr. Gray received psychiatric treatment before he was returned to work in 1995. He was permanently banned from ministry in 2002. Msgr. Gray was named in a 2003 lawsuit alleging he had sexually abused one of his karate students while he was working in the Diocese of San Jose. Msgr. As of 2018, Msgr. Gray is believed to be residing in Sunnyvale, California. It is unknown whether he has access to children. The Diocese of San Jose included Msgr. Gray on its list of clergy with credible allegations of sexual abuse of children.