Seminarian Dennis Raymond Jost

Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

Raised in the San Angelo TX diocese. Spent years in CA training to be a deacon before being removed from the program. (Was never in seminary for priesthood.) Served as volunteer coordinator of altar boys. Accused in a 1992 suit of abuse of one boy. Arrested in 1992 on charges that in 1990 he took minor from CA to AZ to abuse him. Convicted and sentenced in 1993 to six months in jail and two years probation. Worked in the Dallas diocese 1995-1997 until his past was uncovered. Personnel file released by the San Diego diocese 10/25/10 references a prior conviction from the 1970s.

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