Br. Peter J. Yost

Order: OP
Status: Settled

Died: 10/13/2018
Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Accused in 2005 of inappropriate physical contact on one occasion with a boy, about age 12, in the early 1960s. The alleged victim received a settlement. No other victims located by a private investigator. Yost, who in 2005 was elderly, in poor health, and unable to drive, was judged to be no danger to children by a clinical professor of psychiatry. Included on the Dominicans Holy Name Province list in 10/21. Noted to have been removed from public ministry in 2003, and to have died in 2018.

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