Fr. Jean-Pierre Bongila

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1991
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 11/04 of sexually abusing a girl 1996-2000, starting when she was ages 16-17 and Bongila was working in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Bongila denied the allegations. The suit settled in 2006. The archdiocese investigated and reportedly “cleared” Bongila. In 2013 a second lawsuit reportedly was filed, claiming Bongila sexually abused a male under age 18. It was dismissed in 7/19 because of lack of participation from the plaintiff in the case. Bongila began work in 2006 as the founding director of the International Leadership Program at the Universiy of St. Thomas in Minneapolis MN, where he remained as of 1/22.

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