Br. Salvatore Billante

Order: SDB
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Abused as many as 25 boys 1969-1989. Pled guilty to abuse of one; sentenced to eight years’ prison in 1989. Released in 1994. Registered sex offender. Left the Salesians. Arrested again in 2002 for abuse of one; charges dropped after CA Supreme Court decision. Named in 2003 civil suit. On Oakland diocese’s list in 2019. More suits with claims against Billante were filed under the CA Child Victims Act between 2020-2022.

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