Fr. Edward Thomas Burke

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1956
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of San Jose CA

Admitted to Jesuit superior in 2000 that he sexually abused a dependent adult man living/working at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos. Jesuits moved Burke but did not report accusation to police. Charged 5/9/02, pled guilty. Sentenced 6/28/02 to two years in prison at age 80. Claims against Burke and Br. Charles Leonard Connor SJ settled 6/4/02 by Jesuits for $7.5M. Died 2/27/09. Included on the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes sexual abuse of vulnerable adults 1990-2000.


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