Fr. John P. Kavanaugh

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Named in a lawsuit filed 11/27/19 by a 53-year-old who claimed Kavanaugh sexually abused him over three years, beginning when he was age 7 and Kavanaugh was assigned to St. Finn Barr. The boy allegedly told two nuns and his teacher of the abuse at the time, but there was no action. HIs accuser said he reported the abuse to the archdiocese in 2004, but it was not reported to police and Kavanaugh was kept in ministry. He died 6/28/13.

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