Fr. John R. Beno

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Named in the Colorado Attorney General’s report released 10/23/19. Accused in 1995 of the rape of a girl, age 5, in the 1961. Beno denied knowing her and the diocese paid her a settlement. Beno died 12/5/00. In 2005 another woman alleged he raped her at age 16 in the late 1960s. She said she tried to meet in the mid-1980s with Beno and that he had three lawyers with her and threatened her with eternal damnation. The diocese later substantiated her claims. Beno was a Denver state senator 1981-86.

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