Hanna Boys Center Executive Director Resigns

By John Crews
Hanna Boys Center
February 25, 2013

Sonoma, CA, February 13, 2013- Father John Crews, longtime Executive Director of the Hanna Boys Center, has resigned after an allegation was made of an inappropriate relationship in the 1970’s prior to his arrival at Hanna Boys Center in 1984.

Hanna Boys Center management moved quickly to meet with Father Crews after learning about the allegation. After the meeting, in the best interest of the school, Father Crews tendered his resignation and it was accepted by the Hanna Board of Trustees.

“We are shocked and saddened and take any allegation of this nature very seriously,” said Jack Bertges, Hanna Boys Center’s current Chair of the Board of Trustees. “We want our supporters and community to know that this alleged incident did not occur during John Crews’ tenure at the Hanna Boys Center and that we have no reason to believe that there was any inappropriate conduct between Father Crews and the students of Hanna Boys Center,” Bertges added.

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