Fr. Jerome M. Henson, O.P.

Fr. Jerome M. Henson, O.P.

Ordination: 1977

Notes: In 1981, four years after being ordained, Fr. Jerome Henson was caught in a compromising position in a graveyard with a 13-year-old boy by a patrolling policeman. The boy and his family did not wish to press charges, so no criminal action was pursued. Following the event, Fr. Henson was immediately transferred to Reno, where he stayed for a few years before being sent to Orange. It was not until two decades later, in 2002, that a suit was filed against Fr. Henson. Following the initial suit, two more men came forward accusing Fr. Henson of sexually abusing them as boys. Two of Fr. Henson’s accusers would be included in a larger settlement including a total of 33 victims. He also worked in the Diocese of Oakland at St. Albert’s Priory in Oakland. Since 2002, his status as a priest, his whereabouts and whether he has access to children are unknown.

Assignments:

1977-1981 St. Dominic’s Church

1981-1982 St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral

1982-1983 Military Reserve Chaplain

1983-1985 St. Raymond of Penyafort Priory

1985-1986 Television Department; St. Raymond of Penyafort Priory

1986-1987 St. Raymond of Penyafort House; Military Reserve Chaplain

1987-1988 St. Raymond of Penyafort House

1988-1989 St. Vincent Ferrer House (Dominicans); Military Reserve Chaplain

1989-1990 Television Department

1990-1992 St. Anthony Claret

1992-1996 St. Angela Merici

1996-2002 St. John the Baptist Church

2002-2003 Inactive Leave

2003-2011 Administrative Leave

2011-2014 Unknown

2014-2017 Administrative Leave

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