Roberto A. de Otero: Accused of Sexual Misconduct With Minors

Roberto A. de Otero

  • 1977: Ordained
  • 1977-1979: Sacred Heart of Jesus, Medford, OR; St. Joseph’s Church (mission), Jacksonville, OR
  • 1979-1980: St. Andrew’s Church, Portland, OR
  • 1980-1981: Sick leave
  • 1981-1982: Sacred Hearts Academy, Honolulu, HI
  • 1982-1983: On duty outside the Archdiocese of Portland
  • 1983-1984: Our Lady of the Mount, Honolulu, HI
  • 1984-1987: St. John the Baptist Church, Honolulu, HI
  • 1987-1989: Leave of absence
  • 1989-1993: U.S. Navy
  • 1993-1997: On duty outside the diocese
  • 1997-2002: Leave of absence
  • 2002-2018: Unknown

Notes: In 2002, Fr. Roberto A. de Otero was accused of abusing two altar boys in the late 1980s in Honolulu. A civil lawsuit was filed and settled in 2004. Later in 2004, he was again accused of abusing a boy at the same parish in 1985. In 1993, Fr. de Otero admitted to abusing a boy at a California Marine base and resigned from the U.S. Navy. After Bp. DiLorenzo came to Honolulu in 1993, he removed Fr. de Otero from public ministry. Fr. De Otero is believed to be living in California. Fr. De Otero’s status as a priest and whether he has access to children is unknown.