Brother Charles Onorato
Diocese of San Jose (Jesuits)
Joined order: 1961
- 1965-1967: The Jesuit Retreat House of Los Altos (Los Altos, CA)
- 1967-1970: College of the Queen of Peace (Montecito, CA)
- 1970-1980: Jesuit High School (Carmichael, CA)
- 1980-1987: Bellarmine College Preparatory (San Jose, CA)
- 1987-2003: Jesuit High School (Carmichael, CA)
- 2003-current: Sacred Heart Jesuit Center (Los Gatos, CA)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Brother Charles Onorato:
Br. Charles Onorato was a Jesuit brother who joined the order in 1961. He served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of San Jose. According to media reports, in 1980 and in 2003, he was accused of sexual abuse of a minor. The abuse allegedly occurred while he served at Jesuit High School in Carmichael, CA, from 1970-1980.
Onorato was reportedly removed from his assignment in Carmichael in 1980, and reassigned to Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose. He was reassigned six times over his tenure. In 2003, he was removed from ministry and sent to live under a safety plan at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California, where currently lives.
In 2018, Fr. Onorato’s name was also included on the Jesuits West Province list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. It noted an allegation of sexual abuse reported in 1980 and 2003 of abuse that took place in 1980.
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