Fr. Robert Buchanan: Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Fr. Robert Buchanan

Ordained: 1968
  • 1969 Mira Costa Junior College, Oceanside, CA
  • 1969-1970 St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Oceanside, CA
  • 1971-1973 University of San Diego High School, San Diego, CA
  • 1974-1975 St. Charles Borromeo, San Diego, CA
  • 1976-1978 St. Edward, Corona, CA
  • 1979-1981 St. Joseph, Barstow, CA
  • 1982 On Leave
  • 1983-1984 Unknown
  • 1985 Immaculate Conception, Colton, CA
  • 1986-1994 St. Edward, Corona, CA
  • 1995 Absent on leave
  • 1996-2003 Our Lady of Snows, Reno, NV
  • 1996-2006 On Duty Outside the Diocese
  • 2007-2008 Unknown
  • 2009-2012 Retired (1202 E. Highland Ave., San Bernardino, CA)
  • 2013-2016 Retired (2875 Idlewild Dr., #29, Reno, NV 89509)
  • 2017 Retired (1501 Front St. Unit #346, San Diego, CA 92101)
  • 2018 Unknown

Fr. Robert Buchanan worked in the Dioceses of San Diego, San Bernardino, and Reno. At least one person has come forward alleging child sexual abuse by Fr. Buchanan in approximately 1972 while he worked at University High School in San Diego. Before he was sent to work in Reno, Fr. Buchanan was sent to the New Life Institute for Human Development in Virginia for counseling to receive help with personal problems. Fr. Buchanan retired in approximately 2009. He has been named in at least one civil lawsuit. Fr. Buchanan’s current whereabouts and whether he has access to children are unknown.