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Fr. Jerome Henson – Diocese of Orange

Father Jerome Henson

Diocese of Orange (Dominican)

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Ordained: 1977

Transferred: 1981

Assignment History:

  • 1977-1981: St. Dominic’s Church (Benicia, CA)
  • 1981-1982: St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral (Reno, NV)
  • 1982-1983: Military Reserve Chaplain
  • 1983-1988: St. Raymond of Penyafort Priory (Spain)
  • 1988-1989: St. Vincent Ferrer House (Dominicans)
  • 1990-1992: St. Anthony Claret (Anaheim, CA)
  • 1992-1996: St. Angela Merici (Brea, CA)
  • 1996-2002: St. John the Baptist Church (Costa Mesa, CA)
  • 2002-2003: Inactive Leave

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Jerome Henson:

Fr. Jerome Henson was ordained a Dominican priest in 1977, who served in the Diocese of Orange. According to media reports, in 1981, four years after being ordained, he was caught in a compromising position in a graveyard at night with a 13-year-old boy in Sacramento, CA, by a patrolling policeman. The police report stated that the boy was wearing a tank-top and blue athletic-type shorts, leaning against a graveyard fence. The boy had his back to the fence with his hands holding on to the top bar, and his legs suspended in the air draped over Henson’s shoulders. Once Henson caught sight of the patrol unit, he removed the boy’s legs from his shoulders, causing the kid to slam into the ground. No charges were filed against Henson, but he was immediately removed from the Diocese of Dominicans and transferred to the Diocese of Reno, where he stayed for a few years before being sent to Orange.

It was not until two decades later, in 2002 and 2003, that two separate suits were filed against Fr. Henson, accusing him of sexually abusing them as boys. Fr. Henson was head pastor at St. John the Baptist Church in Costa Mesa until the Orange Diocese placed him on inactive leave in 2002 when church officials learned of his police report detailing his 1981 nighttime boneyard tryst.

Throughout the years, 33 victims reported that Fr. Jerome Henson had sexually assaulted them when they were under the age of 14. They received a total of $35M in the settlement by the Diocese of Sacramento. Since 2002, his status as a priest, his whereabouts, and whether he has access to children are unknown.

In 2016, the Diocese of Orange placed him on a “Life of Prayer and Penance”. He is named publicly on Sacramento Diocese’s 2019 list of Credibly Accused Clergy Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Orange in California.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Orange now have legal options due to a temporary change in California law, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help.

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Luis Michael O’Halloran – Diocese of Sacramento

Father Luis Michael O’Halloran

Diocese of Sacramento/DominicanLuis Michael O’Halloran Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1956

Dead: 2018

Assignment History:

  • 1978-1979: St. Catherine (Vallejo, CA)
  • 1979-1980: St. Joseph (Redding, CA)
  • 1980-1986: St. Joseph (North Sacramento, CA)
  • 1986-1996: Chaplain, CA Youth Authority, Preston School of Industry (Ione, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Luis Michael O’Halloran:

Fr. Luis Michael O’Halloran was named publicly on the Diocese of Sacramento’s List of credibly accused clergy in 2019. Sexual abuse allegations against O’Halloran were reported to the Sacramento Diocese from his time at St. Joseph in Redding, California. Information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims, the nature of the alleged sexual abuse, or O’Halloran’s assignments at the time of the alleged abuse is unknown.

In 2014, he returned to Ireland and was living at the Dominican Priory, Ennismore, Montennote in Cork until he moved to the nursing home in Midleton.

O’Halloran is included in the Diocese of Sacramento list of priests credibly accused of child sexual abuse.

O’Halloran died in 2018.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Sacramento in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Sacramento now have legal options due to a temporary change in the law, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Jerome Henson – Diocese of Sacramento

Father Jerome Henson

Diocese of Sacramento/Diocese of Dominican

Jerome Henson Horowitz LawOrdained: 1977

Transferred: 1981

Assignment History:

  • 1977-1981: St. Dominic’s Church (Benicia, CA)
  • 1981-1982: St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral (Reno, NV)
  • 1982-1983: Military Reserve Chaplain
  • 1983-1988: St. Raymond of Penyafort Priory (Spain)
  • 1988-1989: St. Vincent Ferrer House (Dominicans)
  • 1990-1992: St. Anthony Claret
  • 1992-1996: St. Angela Merici
  • 1996-2002: St. John the Baptist Church
  • 2002-2003: Inactive Leave

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Jerome Henson:

In 1981, four years after being ordained, Fr. Jerome Henson was caught in a compromising position in a graveyard at night with a 13-year-old boy in Sacramento, CA, by a patrolling policeman. While charges weren’t pressed, Henson was immediately removed from the Diocese of Dominicans and transferred to the Diocese of Reno, where he stayed for a few years before being sent to Orange.

According to media reports, it was not until two decades later, in 2002 and 2003, that two separate suits were filed against Henson, accusing him of sexually abusing them as boys. Throughout the years, 33 victims reported that Henson had sexually assaulted them when they were under the age of 14. They received a total of $35M in the settlement by the Diocese of Sacramento.

Henson is included on the Diocese of Sacramento list of priests credibly accused of child sexual abuse. He is also included on the Diocese of Orange 2016 list.

Since 2002, his status as a priest, his whereabouts, and whether he has access to children are unknown.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Sacramento in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Sacramento now have legal options due to a temporary change in the law, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.