Fr. Richard Delahunty

Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Per news in 1/04, Delahunty had just been placed on leave pending investigation of allegation that he sexually molested a boy in 1981. Civil suit filed. Delahunty denied the allegation. Plaintiff says he notified an administrator at the time of the abuse. Delahunty’s name appears on list released by the Orange diocese of six priests accused in 2003 of sexual abuse of minors. Settled in 2005. Returned him to ministry in 11/04 after review board found “no credible evidence” against him. Retired in 2016.

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