Br. John Vas

Order: SDB
Ordained: 2021
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

In 2/08 a woman alleged Vas molested her for nearly seven years, beginning in the 1960s when she was age seven. Vas was a Salesian brother and the band instructor at Salesian High School, where the girl’s brother was a student. Vas is last known to have been living in Florida with his wife. This is reportedly the second public accusation against Vas.


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