Msgr. Joseph Pacheco – Diocese of Fresno

On Behalf of | Aug 3, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Msgr. Joseph Pacheco

Diocese of Fresno 

Ordained: 1957

Died: 1992

Assigned as Follows: 

  • 1957-1961:      Naval Ordnance Test Station (China Lake, CA)
  • 1961-1967:      St. Aloysius; St. Rita’s (Tulare, CA)
  • 1967-1971:      Sacred Heart (Merced, CA)
  • 1971-1973:      Catholic Church of Merced (Merced, CA)
  • 1971-1973:      St. John the Baptist (Hopeton, CA)
  • 1977-1981:     Catholic Church of Merced (Merced, CA)
  • 1977-1981:      St. John the Baptist (Hopeton, CA)
  • 1977-1981:      St. George (El Nido, CA)
  • 1981-1986:      Holy Ghost (Gustine, CA)
  • 1981-1987:      Vicars Forane (Fresno, CA)
  • 1986-1992:      Our Lady of Miracles (Gustine, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Monsignor Joseph Pacheco:

Msgr. Joseph Pacheco was ordained a priest in 1957, who served in the Diocese of Fresno. According to media reports, in 2003, a lawsuit was filed against the Diocese of Monterey claiming they had covered up child sexual abuse done by Msgr. Joseph Pacheco. The alleged abuse reportedly took place at the parishes that Msgr. Pacheco worked at in Tulare, California in the early 1960’s. The lawsuit was settled in 2006, and Bishop Steinbeck publicly apologized for the sexual abuse done by Pacheco. He also acknowledged the fact that Joseph Pacheco had more than one victim through his work in the Monterey and Fresno Dioceses.

He died in 1992. 

No further information has been released by the Diocese of Monterey or the Diocese of Fresno; where Pacheco spent part of his career as well.

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