Fr. Christopher Kearney
Removed as head of San Lorenzo Seminary in Santa Ynez in 2002 due to accusations of abusing boys 1971-84. At least two civil suits filed. Archdiocesan report shows 11 accusers. Inactive status. Lawsuit filed in 12/19 under the CA Child Victims Act, claiming abuse of a boy, ages 15-17, in 1984-86. The boy was a student at St. Francis High School in La Canada Flintridge, and an altar server. Kearney taught at St. Francis High 1970-95. Removed from the school in 1995 after allegations. Would allegedly sexually abuse boys under the guise of wrestling. Five more suits to be filed naming Kearney, per attorneys in 12/19.
- LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05
- LA Times Database 04.20.06
- John Roe 4 vs Does, Cause No 1156450, Superior Court of California
- Los Angeles Times 08.18.02
- Pasadena Star News 11.24.03
- LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04
- San Gabriel Valley Tribune 02.18.04
- LA Times/La Canada Valley Sun 12.27.19
- NBC Los Angeles 12.27.19
- KABC 12.28.19
- Angelus News 12.29.19
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