Brother Modesto Leon
Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Claretians)
- 1996-2005: Soledad Enrichment Action (Los Angeles, CA)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Brother Modesto Leon:
Br. Modesto Leon was ordained in the Claretian Order in 1995, and served in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. According to media reports, in 2008, he was named in a civil lawsuit, which alleged that he repeatedly sexually abused a 15-year-old boy from approximately 1996 to 1999 while on Soledad Enrichment Action (SEA) retreats at Camp Unity in the Angeles National Forest. SEA was founded by parents in 1972, with Leon, and operated under the umbrella of Catholic Charities until incorporating as an independent nonprofit in 1991. Br. Leon worked as the Incorporating Executive Director for Soledad Enrichment Action until 2005 when he resigned.
Br. Leon was listed on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of Archdiocesan Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. As of 2013, it was reported that Br. Leon was living in Los Angeles. His status as a priest is unknown.
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