Br. Jorge Acosta
Diocese: Diocese of St. Petersburg FL
Joined seminary at age 17. Left religious life in 1983. Age 46 in 2005 when named as abuser “Br. Jorges Acosta” by two men in a civil suit against the Salesians and Mary Help of Christians School in Tampa. Admitted in a 02/07 deposition to sexual relations with three students in 1983 when he was teacher and cleric at school. He told the principal about two of the incidents but was never reported to law enforcement. A second suit was filed in 4/07. One settlement announced in 7/08. Amount confidential. No criminal charges due to the statute of limitations. Included in 3/20 on the Salesians list of credibly accused.
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