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.