Fr. Anthony Moreno

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Ordained: 1979
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 1/20 under the CA Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a girl, age 12, in 1979-80 at St. Philip the Apostle in Bakersfield. The girl’s father is said to have reported the abuse to church officials; Moreno was kept in ministry and moved by 12/80 to Sacred Heart in Fresno. Per the diocese, it received two allegations against Moreno in about 1979-80, and a third allegation was reported in 2008. Moreno was placed on leave 6/23/81 and “stopped serving as a priest” 2/9/95. The diocese offered the alleged victim financial compensation in 5/20.

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