Fr. Mark Kristy

Order: OCD
Ordained: 1985
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Reportedly trained as a psychotherapist after his 1985 ordination and was assigned to parishes in Tucson AZ and Los Angeles CA, moving later to the Oakville Carmelited House of Prayer in the Santa Rosa diocese. In 2015 the Diocese of Sacramento received an allegation that Kristy sexually abused a girl under the age of 14 from 2001 through 2004. Kristy was not assigned in the diocese; the abuse occurred during visits to the area. Convicted. Sentenced in 2022 to one year in jail and five years’ probation. Released from jail after six months. Living in 2024 in Napa County.

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