Fr. John Charles Keith
Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA
Ordained for the Jesuits. Incardinated into the San Diego diocese in 1961. Accused in a lawsuit of molesting a 12-year-old boy in 1985. Settled in 1999 for $95K. The alleged victim’s mother said she complained repeatedly to the diocese, but no action. Keith denied all charges. He admitted to being a recovering alcoholic. Retired in 1990. Died in 5/03. Included on list released by San Diego diocese 3/30/07. New suit filed in 2008. Settled in 4/10. Personnel file released in 10/10.
- Diocese of San Diego List 03.30.07
- Associated Press 05.09.02
- Copley News Service 05.09.02
- San Diego Union Tribune 05.07.03
- Lompoc Record 03.30.07
- Union Tribune 03.31.07
- Desert Sun 04.11.07
- Voice of San Diego 04.05.10
- Desert Dispatch 04.21.10
- Documents Released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10
- LA Times 10.25.10
- The Patch 03.05.12
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