Fr. Richard P. Presenti, S.D.B.
Notes: Fr. Richard Presenti was a religious brother until he was ordained a priest in 1968 for the Salesian religious order. In 1992, a man reported to the Salesians that Fr. Presenti had sexually abused him when he was 12 or 13 years old at Camp Salesian in approximately 1962. Two other men have also accused Fr. Presenti of sexually abusing them as children while they were at Camp Salesian in approximately 1972 or 1973. In 2003, Fr. Presenti admitted to sexually abusing one of the men when they were at Camp Salesian. Fr. Presenti has been named in three civil lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse. Fr. Presenti worked in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower for a total of approximately 17 years. It is believed that from 2000 to 2010, Fr. Presenti resided at the Salesian Provincial House in San Francisco. Fr. Presenti’s current whereabouts, his status as a priest and whether he has access to children are unknown.
1960-1968 Camp Salesian, Middletown, CA
1968-1974 Salesian High School, Richmond, CA
1974-1980 St. John Bosco High School, Bellflower, CA
1980-1989 Salesian Provincial Residence, San Francisco, CA
1989-2000 St. John Bosco High School, Bellflower, CA
2004-2006 St. Francis Central Coast Catholic High School, Watsonville, CA