Stockton Diocese

Kathleen Conti

Church Sex Abuse Victims Cheer Bill Heading To Gov. Brown’s Desk

Kathleen Conti is pleased the senate passed SB131. The Stockton woman says she was abused by a Jehovah’s Witness leader when she was a teenager, and a family member also became a victim.

09/09/2013

Stockton Diocese

Stockton Diocese Considers Bankruptcy In Wake Of Sex Abuse Settlements

Money troubles have the Diocese of Stockton considering filing for bankruptcy in the wake of child sex-abuse lawsuit settlments

06/06/2013

Julio Guarin Sosa

Visiting Priest Arrested On Sexual Battery, Child Molestation Charges In Sutter County

A visiting priest from Colombia has been arrested on suspicion of sexual battery and molestation of a minor in Yuba City, according to the Diocese of Stockton.

03/12/2013

Michael Kelly, St. Joachim Church

Trial Against Stockton Diocese Continues After Priest Flees Country

The civil lawsuit accusing a Central Valley priest of child abuse is continuing despite the fact that the priest has fled to his native Ireland.

04/19/2012

Father Michael Kelly (credit: Modesto Bee)

Lockeford Priest Held Liable Of Sexual Assault In Civil Suit Flees To Ireland

A Catholic priest who was held liable in a civil trial earlier this month of sexually molesting an altar boy in the 1980s has fled the country, according to the Stockton Diocese.

04/16/2012

(credit: Lions Gate)

Defrocked Stockton Priest Sentenced To Three Years On Child Porn Charges

A former Stockton priest who was defrocked for molesting children and whose story was made into an award-winning documentary on sex abuse in the Catholic church has been sentenced to three years behind bars on child porn charges in Ireland.

01/30/2012

Oliver O'Grady, seen in a still image from the documentary "Deliver Us From Evil." (Credit: Lionsgate)

Stockton Diocese Settles Two More Abuse Cases

The Roman Catholic diocese in Stockton has settled two more lawsuits involving a defrocked priest who spoke openly in a 2006 documentary about molesting children.

12/15/2010

Oliver O'Grady, seen in a still image from the documentary "Deliver Us From Evil." (Credit: Lionsgate)

California Ex-Priest Arrested In Ireland On Child Porn Charges

A defrocked California priest made notorious by an award-winning documentary on sex abuse in the Catholic church has been detained by Irish authorities on child pornography charges, police said Monday.

12/13/2010