Fr. John Roche
Accused in a lawsuit filed 3/18/2021 of sexually abusing a boy, beginning with grooming when the boy was age 13 in 1998, leading to sexual abuse 1999-2002. The abuse allegedly occurred at Salesian retreats, in hotels and in Roche’s living quarter at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, CA, among other places. Per the lawsuit, Roche also abused the boy across state lines, including at the National Catholic Youth Convention. Roche was assigned to St. John Bosco High School St. Joseph Youth Renewal Center in Rosemead, Our Lady Help of Christians in Watsonville and Camp St. Francis in Watsonville.
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