Oakland Diocese Settles Sex Abuse Suit From Man Alleging He Was Raped

NBC Bay Area

December 8, 2020

By Michael Bott

The priest, Father Van Dinh, remains on paid leave from the Diocese

A former seminarian who accused a Livermore priest of raping him in 2017 has settled a lawsuit against the Diocese of Oakland for $3.5 million.

The plaintiff, who filed his lawsuit as “John Doe,” immigrated to the United States from Mexico with his parents. Last year, he told the Investigative Unit that he was tied up and raped by Father Van Dinh at St. Michael Catholic Church.

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