Former Roman Catholic priest and Alameda resident Patrick Joseph McCabe was hurled back to Ireland this week to face charges of sexually assaulting "six young boys" in Dublin during the '60s and '70s. As far as harming children while residing in the states, several children came forward with harrowing allegations against the man of God back in the 1980s.
"McCabe, 75, worked in several churches in the Santa Rosa Diocese between 1983 and 1987 when he was forced to resign amid allegations he molested four young parishioners in Humboldt County in Northern California," reports SF Appeal. "The alleged victims sued the Santa Rosa Diocese, alleging the diocese knew McCabe was treated in New Mexico for pedophilia."
However, according to the Press Democrat, the Santa Rosa diocese said "there is no evidence of misconduct in McCabe's file and no evidence that former Bishop Mark Hurley, who is deceased, was aware of the priest's history."
Meanwhile, back in Ireland...the disgraced priest "faces nine counts of indecent assault and one count of attempted indecent assault on six boys 10-14 years old" at two Dublin Archdiocese parishes, McCabe "surrendered to U.S. Magistrate Maria-Elena James in San Francisco on July 30."
He was defrocked back in 1988.