Fr. Anthony Pereira – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

| Sep 30, 2020 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father Anthony Pereira

Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Salesians)

Ordained: Unknown

Removed: 2003

Assignment History:

  • 1988-1991: St. John Vianney (San Jose, CA)
  • 1991-1992: Sacred Heart of Jesus (San Jose, CA)
  • 1992-1995: St. Simon (Los Altos CA)
  • 1995-1996: St. John Vianney (San Jose, CA)
  • 1996-1999: St. Mary (Los Gatos, CA)
  • 1999-2002: St. Martin (Sunnyvale, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Anthony Pereira:

Fr. Anthony Pereira was ordained a Salesian priest, who served in multiple parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. According to media reports, in 1987, he was accused of sexually abusing a child while serving as a Religious Priest in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, CA. He was removed from ministry in 2003. He was last reported to be living in San Mateo, CA. His status as a priest and whether he has access to children are unknown.

In 2013, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles quietly named Fr. Pereira in its Final Addendum to the Report to the People of God along with twenty-three other religious leaders with credible allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown.

The introduction to the Final Addendum states that the list “includes names of clergy from a follow up review of Archdiocesan files, and names of clergy involved in Clergy I litigation which were not previously posted.”

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