Fr. John S. Crews

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Santa Rosa CA

Executive Director of Hanna Boys Center in Sebastopol beginning 1984. Resigned 2/6/13 after report of an inappropriate relationship with a minor male 1971-75. Prior to Hanna Boys Center, Crews was assigned to St. Sebastian’s in Sebastopol and St. Joseph’s in Cotati. Alleged victim is deceased; matter reported by his widow to Sheriff’s office prior to notification to diocese. On diocese’s list 1/12/19. It notes “no assignment” and that he retired in 2013. In 4/17 two men stated publicly that Crews sexually abused them when they were teenage Hanna Boys Center residents, one 1999-2001, the other 1984-1985. In 4/19 Crews was living in NC. Accused in new lawsuit(s) in 2022.


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