April 07, 2005

Admitted Sex Offender Priests Named

OAKLAND (CA)
KGO

Apr. 6 (ABC7) The ABC7 I-Team has uncovered information that some East Bay residents want the names, pictures, and histories of Catholic priests who admit sexually abusing children. All seven of the men are living at a seminary in an upscale neighborhood of Oakland.

Officials at the St. Albert's seminary have refused to provide the names and pictures, even though neighbors have been demanding them since the ABC7 I-Team revealed in November that seven admitted sex offenders are living here.

The I-Team investigation four months ago caused uproar in the Rockridge neighborhood. We revealed that the Dominican order has moved six priests and one brother who admit sexual misconduct with minors into St. Albert's seminary and a house nearby.

Father Roberto Corral is head of the Dominican's western province.

Father Roberto Corral, Dominican western province: "These guys have been through their therapy, and working with their counselors and therapists. We are reasonably sure they will not re-offend."

Posted by kshaw at April 7, 2005 09:34 AM