Rev. Daniel T. Keohane

Summary of Case: Keohane was placed on Administrative Leave by the San Francisco archdiocese in March 2011, when an accusation that he had sexually abused a 17-year-old girl in the late 1970s was discovered in his personnel file. The archdiocesan review board deemed the accusation credible. Keohane denied it.

: 1978


Start Stop Parish/Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes


San Francisco archbishop was John Raphael Quinn (1977-1995)

1982 Epiphany

San Francisco

Keohane was accused of sexually abusing a 17-year-old girl in the late 1970s. The girl was an Epiphany parishioner.

CA 3/5, 3/4 Epiphany had a school with 640-621 students.
1982 1983 St. Catherine of Siena Burlingame CA 3/5 St. Catherine's had a school with 305 students.
1983 1984         Keohane is not indexed in the 1984 Directory, and he is not listed in the San Francisco diocesan pages as at his previous or next assignments.
1984 1988 Immaculate Heart of Mary Belmont CA 4/4 IHM had a school with 295-298 students.


Quinn was succeeded by William Joseph Levada (1995-2005)

2005 St. Bartholomew's San Mateo CA 2/3, 1/4, 1/3, 1/2 St. Bartholomew's had a CCD program with 502-360 students.


George Hugh Niederauer replaced Levada (2005-)

2009 St. Anthony of Padua Novato CA 1/3, 2/2 St. Anthony's had a CCD program with 450-370 students.
2009 2010 St. Cecilia's San Francisco CA 3/4

St. Cecilia's had a school with 590 students, and a CCD program with 85 students.

Keohane was put on Administrative Leave in March 2011, due to the emergence of an allegation that he had sexually abused a "young woman" in the late 1970s at Epiphany parish. The alleged victim was 17 years old. The report of abuse was discovered in Keohane's personnel file when he applied for another position. The archdiocesan review borad deemed the allegation credible. Keohane denied the allegation.


Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1979-2010)

Father Keohane Put on Administrative Leave, By Bishop William Justice, St. Cecilia Catholic Church, March 20, 2011
SF Priest Investigated for Lewd Acts with a Minor, KTVU, March 21, 2011
Sex-Abuse Allegation against S.F. Catholic Priest, By Matthai Kuruvila, San Francisco Chronicle, March 22, 2011
SF Priest Investigated for Lewd Acts with a Minor, Fox Reno, March 22, 2011
Priest Placed on Leave Pending Investigation, Catholic San Francisco, March 23, 2011

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This assignment record was last updated on Nov. 3, 2011.