Fr. Roberto Batoon: Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Fr. Roberto Batoon


  • 1972: Ordained
  • 1997: Our Lady of Good Counsel, Pearl City, HI
  • 2000-2001: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ewa Beach, HI
  • 2002-2003: Molokai Catholic Community Church, Kaunakakai, HI
  • 2004-2018: Unknown

Notes: According to news reports, Fr. Roberto Batoon is believed to have worked in Hawaii parishes as early as 1997. Fr. Batoon was one of 15 priests from the Philippines working as an extern priest in the Diocese of Honolulu. In January 2003, he was removed from ministry after being accused of, and admitting to, sexual abuse of a minor in his home diocese in the Philippines. Fr. Batoon was sent back to the Philippines and agreed to be laicized in May, 2003. Fr. Batoon’s status as a priest, his whereabouts and whether he has access to children are currently unknown.