Austin Peter Keegan has been accused of sexually abusing at least 80 children and has been named in at least one civil lawsuit. The abuse allegedly started in the 1960s and continued for a 28-year period while he worked for the Archdiocese of San Francisco and Diocese of Santa Rosa. In 1982, Fr. Keegan was stripped of his priestly duties from the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Fr. Keegan reportedly fled Mexico, where he was working at a children’s orphanage in 1994. In 2002, Fr. Keegan was indicted on 40 counts of child sexual abuse which caused him to flee back to Mexico from California. Fr. Keegan was arrested in 2003 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and was taken back to the United States. However, Fr. Keegan was shortly released from custody and the charges against him were dropped due to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that changed the law surrounding statutes of limitation. In 1994, Fr. Keegan was reported to be an inactive priest with the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Fr. Keegan’s status as a priest, current whereabouts, and whether he has access to children are unknown.
Met mijn dank aan William Levada die mij /ons* een lesje gaf door in een proces van een vrouw die de rechtbank moest gebruiken om geld te eisen van de vader van haar kind, tbv. dat kind één van Levada's bisschoppelijke priesterzonen, aan te voeren dat zij maar een condoom had moeten gebruiken.