Fr. Francisco Xavier Ochoa

Ordained: 1969
Status: Indicted

Died: 11/30/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Santa Rosa CA

Ordained in Mexico for the Jesuits; began working in the Santa Rosa diocese in 1988, incardinated there 7/11/91. Admitted in 4/06 to a recent incident of sexual misconduct involving boy; placed on leave 5/06. Admitted a past history to bishop. Other accusers came forward. Fled to Mexico before bishop reported to police. Two civil suits filed in 10/06. Diocese and bishop settled with 10 plaintiffs in 9/07 for a little over $5M. Federal arrest warrant issued 7/27/08. Charged with 10 counts of forced sodomy and forced oral copulation. Never returned to U.S. to face charges. Laicized 6/29/09. Died in Mexico 11/30/09. On diocese’s list 1/12/19. Suit filed in 12/19 under the CA Child Victims Act. Lawsuit(s) in 2022 allege abuse at the Hanna Boys Center.

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