Fr. Patrick J. O’Shea

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Ordained: 1958
Status: Charged

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Criminally charged in 1994 for abuse of at least 9 youths in the 1960s and 1970s. Two civil suits were filed in 1994 by four. The archdiocese settled with two plaintiffs in 8/95 for $500K and in 6/96. Archdiocese paid out $2.5M to 15 men abused by O’Shea and two other priests. Arrested. Spent two years in jail waiting for trial; charges withdrawn after 2003 Supreme Court ruling. Also served time for theft of over $200K from archdiocese. Laicized in 1994. On the Stockton diocese’s list 11/12/20, where worked 1/31/70-9/17/71.


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