Father Thomas Bettencourt
Diocese of San Jose
- 1974-1975: Mater Dolorosa Parish (South San Francisco, CA )
- 1975-1976: Santa Teresa Parish (San Jose, CA)
- 1976-1979: St. Lucy Parish (Campbell, CA)
- 1979-1981: O’Connor Hospital (San Jose, CA)
- 1981-1982: St. Justin Parish (Santa Clara, CA)
- 1982-1988: St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception (Los Gatos, CA)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Thomas Bettencourt:
Fr. Thomas Bettencourt was ordained a priest in 1976, who served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of San Jose. According to media reports, in 2018, his name was included on a list of priests in the Diocese of San Jose who was named as being credibly accused of child sex abuse. Information about the age/gender of his alleged victims or the nature of the alleged sexual abuse is unknown.
It is only noted that there was a report received in 1997 against Fr. Thomas Bettencourt in reference to sexual misconduct with a child that took place in 1982 while he was assigned to St. Justin’s Parish in Santa Clara, California.
Bettencourt died in 1990.
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