Fr. Alberto O. Battagliola – Diocese of Monterey

Father Alberto O. Battagliola

Diocese of Monterey

Ordained:      1963

Dead:            1977

Assignment History:

  • 1963-1964 Katherine’s (Del Ray, CA)
  • 1963-1964 Lucy’s (Fowler, CA)
  • 1963-1965 Our Lady of Sorrows (Parlier, CA)
  • 1965-1971 Our Lady of Solitude (Soledad, CA)
  • 1971-1974 San Luis Obispo-Old Mission (San Luis Obispo, CA)
  • 1974-1977 Our Lady of Refuge (Castroville, CA)
  • 1974-1977 Boy Scouts (Castroville, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Alberto O. Battagliola:

In 2003, a victim filed a lawsuit against the Diocese of Monterey for having done nothing to stop Fr. Alberto Battagliola from molesting him as a child.

The sexual misconduct took place in 1974 with a 14-year-old altar boy in San Luis Obispo in California.

Battagliola would visit the 14-year-old boy at his house often and went driving around town together. He manipulated and took advantage of the situation by intoxicating the boy and as a result, Battagliola spread a sexually transmitted disease to the 14-year-old altar boy in San Luis Obispo in California. About 2 years later, Battagliola left San Luis Obispo to serve in Our Lady of Refuge in Castroville, CA.

According to media reports, the victim who is now a middle-aged adult has a drug habit as well as sexual and emotional problems that continue today.

Battagliola’s name publicly appeared on the diocese list of clergymen credibly accused/sued of sexual misconduct in 2019.

In 1977, Battagliola was murdered in a San Francisco motel.

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