Fr. Luis Lopez – Diocese of Oakland

On Behalf of | Jan 31, 2021 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father Luis Lopez

Diocese of Oakland

Ordained: 2016

Suspended: 2021

Assignment History:

  • 2016-2017: St. Anthony (Oakley, CA)
  • 2017-2019: Divine Mercy (Oakland, CA)
  • 2019-2021: Corpus Christi Parish (Fremont, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Luis Lopez:

Once again, the Diocese of Oakland is involved in a sexual abuse lawsuit, naming two more priests of sexual abuse. A 28-year-old victim who had previously alleged in 2019 that he was raped by a Livermore priest Fr. Michael Van Dinh, now claims he was also sexually abused by Fr. Luis Lopez.

According to media reports, the victim had repressed memories he was trying to figure out. When he did, he filed another lawsuit. The victim claims that Lopez abused him when he was at Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon. Lopez would visit the seminary, find ways to be alone with him, and stuck his hands down the victim’s sweatpants multiple times.

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