Brother Joseph Eslava (Claretians)
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Brother Joseph Eslava:
Brother Joseph Eslava was a Claretian brother who served in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. According to media reports, in 2013, his name was quietly added, along with 24 others, to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ Final Addendum of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors.
BishopAccountability.org, a non-profit group that researches and archives documents related to clergy sex abuse, originally uncovered the list and published the names of the suspected offenders. The Catholic Church admits that the allegations against the 24 men are “credible.” But the archdiocese will not release any further information about the accusations against them, including how many accusers there are, when the alleged sex abuse occurred or the parishes where the alleged abusers worked.
Terry McKiernan of BishopAccountability.org told the Los AngelesTimes that the disclosure of such information is “essential.”
“It is essential for everyone to know the nature of the allegations against these priests and brothers, because some of them may still pose a danger to children in Los Angeles, elsewhere in the United States, and in other countries,” he said.
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