Fr. John K. Rogers – Diocese of Santa Rosa

Father John K. Rogers

Diocese of Santa Rosa

John K. Rogers Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1976

Died: 1995

Assignment History:

  • 1976: St. Bernard (Eureka, CA)
  • 1988: Cardinal Newman Center at Humboldt State University (Arcata, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father John K. Rogers:

Known as one of the Santa Rosa Diocese’s most serious offenders, Fr. John K. Rogers, sexually abused a 15-year-old boy in 1976 in the rectory of St. Bernard Church in Eureka, CA. Fr. Rogers was briefly removed from a position teaching at Humboldt State University after the Diocese received the report in 1988, but was then reinstated after a psychiatric evaluation.

The accuser renewed his complaint in 1995 when he heard that Rogers continued to work with students. The Diocese sent Fr. Rogers to Belgium to study but then attempted to order Rogers to return to the United States to undergo another psychiatric evaluation. Before that could take place, Rogers committed suicide.

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