Fr. Miles O’Brien Riley
Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA
Author, actor, and former spokesman for the church. Well-known for his radio ministry and as a fixture on the old God Squad TV show. Target of a complaint by a female parishioner who accused him of having consensual contact short of intercourse with her in the early 1970s, beginning when she was 16. Matter referred to DA’s office 8/02 and Riley was allowed to “resign.”
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