Fr. Honesto Bayranta Bismonte

Ordained: 1954
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

From the Philippines. Arrived in CA 1981. Removed from ministry in 4/02 due to allegations of abuse of two sisters, ages 12 and 8, 1997-2003 at St. Joseph’s in Pomona. Arrested. Pled guilty to misdemeanor battery in 2003. Received two years probation. Accused in a lawsuit 11/19 of sexually abusing a girl, ages 8-12, beginning in 1993. The abuse allegedly occurred at the girl’s aunt’s home while Bismonte was assigned to St. Anthony’s in Gardena.

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