Father Tarcisio Lanuevo
Diocese of Oakland
- 1957-1976: Unknown
- 1977-1978: St. Catherine of Sienna (Martinez, CA)
- 1979-1980: St. John the Baptist (San Lorenzo, CA)
- 1981: St. Paul (San Pablo, CA)
- 1982-1984: St. Cornelius (Richmond, CA)
- 1985-1986: Queen of All Saints (Concord, CA)
- 1987-1989: Our Lady Queen of the World (Pittsburg, CA)
- 1990: St. Joachim (Hayward, CA)
- 1992-1993: U.S. Veterans Domiciliary (White City, OR)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Tarcisio Lanuevo:
Fr. Tarcisio Lanuevo was accused of sexually abusing two young girls while serving at St. John the Baptist in San Lorenzo, CA, in 1979. In 1993, the two girls filed a civil lawsuit, naming Fr. Lanuevo. Both victims claimed they dropped the criminal charges in 1979 because the Diocese of Oakland promised that Fr. Lanuevo would receive treatment and would never again have access to children.
Fr. Lanuevo also allegedly sexually abused minors at St. Joachim in Hayward in 1990. Fr. Lanuevo remained working in the Oakland Diocese until 1991. He was removed from ministry in 1992. In 1993, Fr. Lanuevo reportedly worked at the V.A. Domiciliary in Oregon, in the Portland Diocese. He was listed on the Diocese of Oakland’s 2019 list of Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. He was directed to “lives of prayer and penance” with “minimal sustenance” from the diocese.
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