Fr. Vincent R. Malatesta

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Ordained for the Diocese of Paterson NJ, entered Society of Jesus in 1979. Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Central and Southern Province on its list 12/7/18. Removed from ministry in 2002 due to abuse in the 1980s. Left the Jesuits in 2004. On Diocese of Dallas list 1/31/19. On 2/27/20 the Central and Southern Province Jesuits moved Malatesta’s name from the category of those with single allegations against them to those with multiple allegations. Accused in a suit filed by multiple plaintiffs in 8/19 against Dallas Prep and the diocese. Abuse alleged of at least two students in the 1980s. One said he reported his abuse to the school in 1981, and nothing done. The other said he was abused by Malatesta the following year. The suit settled in 3/22.  On the Atlanta archdiocese’s list.

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