Fr. Richard P. Presenti

Order: SDB
Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Admitted in 2003 that he abused a 14-year-old boy in 1973. The boy immediately told his parents and the archdiocese; Presenti was kept in active ministry. Sued by three men alleging abuse as teenagers. Remained the provincial’s treasurer, entrusted with directing the order’s financial affairs until 7/05, when he stepped aside. Sued by another in 6/07. Appeals court ruled in 1/08 that the Salesians didn’t know he presented a risk of sexual abuse prior to his assault of the victims. On the Oakland diocese’s list in 2019.


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