Brother Kevin Dunne
Diocese of Santa Rosa
- 1970s: St. Anthony Seminary (Santa Barbara, CA)
- 1987-1989 Los Angeles Central County Jail
- 1989-2002: St. Mary’s Basilica (Phoenix, AZ)
- 2004-2005: Franciscan Hermitage (Sebastopol, CA)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Brother Kevin Dunne:
Kevin Dunne was a brother of Franciscan religious order, who served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Santa Rosa. According to media reports, he was accused in a 2004 civil lawsuit alleging he sexually abused the victim at St. Anthony Seminary in Santa Barbara from 1970 to 1971. According to another civil lawsuit filed in 2009, Br. Dunne was moved to St. Mary’s Basilica in Phoenix after the Franciscan order knew of his rape of a St. Anthony’s student, which was initially reported in 1993.
In 2007, Br. Dunne was moved to a retreat house near Monterey, CA. He died in 2010.
In 2019, Br. Dunne’s name was included on multiple dioceses lists of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse including Santa Rosa, Phoenix, and the Las Cruces. His name was also listed on the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list in 2019.
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