Fr. Carlos Peralta, S.B.D.: Clergy With Substantiated Allegations of Sexual Misconduct With Minors

Fr. Carlos Peralta, S.B.D.

Ordained, Unknown

Fr. Carlos Peralta is a Salesian priest from South America who worked in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Several survivors of Fr. Peralta have brought allegations of child sexual abuse against him. In 1998, after being accused of child sexual abuse in Peru, he was transferred to St. John Bosco Parish in Chicago. Shortly thereafter, in May of 1999, a minor male alleged that Fr. Peralta sexually abused him. Fr. Peralta was removed from his position and sent to a Salesian community in New Jersey. Also in 1999, four survivors of Fr. Peralta’s abuse filed a lawsuit alleging that he sexually abused them while working in Chicago. As of 2004, Fr. Peralta was assigned to a Salesian provincial house in Mexico City.


  • 1980-1996 Chile, Peru, and Guatemala
  • 1997 Argentina
  • 1998-1999 St. John Bosco, Chicago, IL (CHI)
  • 1999 Virginia
  • 1999 Salesian Residence, NJ (NEW)
  • 2000 Unknown
  • 2001 Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2002-2019 Unknown