Fr. Robert A. De Otero

Fr. Robert A. De Otero

Ordination: 1977

Notes: A 2002 civil lawsuit alleged that Fr. Robert De Otero had sexually abused two altar boys in the mid-to-late 1980s at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Kalihi, Hawaii. The first lawsuit was settled in 2004 right before a new one was filed, alleging Fr. De Otero had sexually abused another boy while assigned to St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Kalihi, Hawaii in 1985. In 1992, Fr. De Otero resigned from his post as Navy Chaplain after admitting to sexually abusing a boy at the Marine base in Twentynine Palms, California. Fr. De Otero was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. Fr. De Otero’s current status as a priest, his whereabouts, and whether he has access to children are unknown.


1978 Sacred Heart, Medford, OR

1979 Unknown

1980 St. Andrew, Portland, OR

1981 Unknown

1982-1983 Active Outside the Diocese

1984 Our Lady of the Mount, Honolulu, HI

1984 On Duty Outside the Diocese

1985-1989 Unknown

1990-1993 Military Chaplain

1994-1997 On Duty Outside the Diocese

1998-2002 Leave of Absence

2003 Unknown

2004 Leave of Absence

2005 Retired

2006-2018 Unknown

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