Fr. Gerardo Jarencio Tanilong

Ordained: 1962
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Monsignor. Per 7/03 articles, Tanilong was arrested after a 15-year-old girl complained that he had molested her earlier in the week. Placed on leave. Had been part of the Diocese for 17 years. Came from the Philippines in 1986; incardinated into the diocese in 1990. Entered a plea of guilty on 1/30/04 and in 4/04 was sentenced to six months in jail and three years probation. Diocese permanently suspended his privileges. On sex offender registry 2/12. In violation of registration requirements since 10/09. Died sometime before 8/12/16, per diocesan status list.

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