Brother Lawrence O’Brien
Diocese of Oakland/Holy Cross Brothers
Joined Order: unknown
- Pius XII (Chester, NY)
- Boysville (Clinton, MI)
- Hayward’s Moreau High School (Hayward, CA)
- Rancho San Antonio (Chatsworth, CA)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Brother Lawrence O’Brien:
Br. Lawrence O’Brien was a member of the Brothers of the Holy Cross religious order. He primarily worked at homes for troubled youth. According to media reports, in 2003, O’Brien was accused in a civil lawsuit of sexually abusing a child in the 1970s and 80s at Hayward’s Moreau High School in Hayward, California. The details of the abuse, including the information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims or the nature of the alleged sexual abuse, are unknown.
In 2019, O’Brien was included on the Diocese of Oakland list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse.
O’Brien died in 2000 in Albany, NY.
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