Monsignor Sinon Falvey
Diocese of Orange
Assigned as follows:
- 1946-1950 17 S. Electric Ave. (Alhambra, CA)
- 1951-1952 St. Alphonsus (Los Angeles, CA)
- 1953-1959 Transfiguration (Los Angeles, CA)
- 1960-1962 940 Coeur d’Alene Ave. (Venice, CA)
- 1963-1964 Unknown
- 1965 Christ The King (Los Angeles, CA)
- 1966 2802 Ashmont Ave. (Arcadia, CA)
- 1967-1969 1307 E. Longden Ave. (Arcadia, CA)
- 1979-1990 St. Norbert Church (Orange, CA)
- 1991-2005 Unknown
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Monsignor Sinon Falvey:
Monsignor Sinon Falvey was ordained a priest in 1945, who served in the Diocese of Orange. According to media reports, in June 2009, he was named in a civil suit accusing him of sexually abusing an altar boy from 1990 to 1992 while retired, but still living at the St. Norbert Parish, in Orange. The accuser claimed the Diocese of Orange knew about the sexual abuse, but did nothing to stop it.
“Our client is very damaged and it took him some time to get the courage to come forward, but he’s found it,” the victim’s lawyer said.
The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) reported being contacted by other victims.
Monsignor Falvey was in charge of two pedophile priests during his tenure from 1969 to 1989: John Kenney and John Lenihan. His whereabouts, status as a priest, and whether he had access to children from 1990 until 2005 are unknown. He died in February 2005 at age 85.
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