Fr. Patrick J. O’Keeffe

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

From Ireland. Monsignor. Allegation in 1989. Left active priesthood in 1994. ‘Retired’ in 1999. Accused of abusing several girls in 2003 lawsuits, some of which named both San Diego and San Bernardino. Criminally charged in 2002 with abuse of a 17-year-old girl. Fled to Ireland. Charges dropped due to Supreme Court ruling. San Diego diocese filed bankruptcy day before trial. Name on list released by San Diego 3/07. Laicized. Claims in 9/07 settlement of $198.1M. Personnel file released in 10/10.

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