Fr. Charles Onorato – Diocese of Sacramento

| Jun 15, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Charles Onorato

Diocese of Sacramento/Jesuit

Ordained: 1961

Removed:  2003

Assignment History:

  • 1965-1967: The Jesuit Retreat House of Los Altos (Los Altos, CA)
  • 1967-1970: College of the Queen of Peace (Montecito, CA)
  • 1970-1980: Jesuit High School (Carmichael, CA)
  • 1980-1987: Bellarmine College Preparatory (San Jose, CA)
  • 1987-2003: Jesuit High School (Carmichael, CA)
  • 2003-Present: Sacred Heart Jesuit Center (Los Gatos, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Charles Onorato:

Charles Onorato was accused of sexual abuse of a minor in 1980 after reports were made to the Diocese of Sacramento. The abuse allegedly occurred while he served at Jesuit High School in Carmichael, CA, from 1970-1980. Onorato was reassigned six times over his tenure.

Onorato was named publicly as accused by the Jesuits West Province list in 2018. He was removed from ministry in 2003 and sent to live under a safety plan at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, which is where he is currently.

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