Fr. Robert F. Ponciroli

Ordained: 1969
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Removed from ministry 2/9/95 and sent to therapy due to an allegation. Accused in an 8/02 suit of sexually abusing a boy, age 11, in 1975 in Antioch, CA. Arrested 2/03 for abuse of two brothers. Charges dropped 6/03. They filed suit in 3/03. $2M verdict 4/05. At least 7 other known victims per plaintiff’s attorney. Ponciroli admitted he was a sex addict. Laicized in 2005. Died 1/19/09. On the diocese’s list in 2019.


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