Fr. Jose Alonso

Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Paterson NJ

Rector from 1973 of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist when accused in 7/87 of sexually assaulting two teenage brothers. Resigned in 8/87. Sent to New Mexico for treatment. Convicted in 1988 of the sexual abuse of the two boys. Sentenced to five years. Died 9/19/03, shortly after release from prison. Named in at least three civil suits. At least two claims included in settlement with diocese in 2005. (One news article spells his last name Alonzo.)


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