Catholic Priest

Arwyn N. Diesta

Ordained: 1978

Arwyn Diesta was an extern priest from the Philippines working in the Los Angeles Archdiocese between 1978-1988. In 1992, he was accused of sexually abusing several students from 1982-1988.  The abuse occurred at Holy Innocents Catholic Church in Long Beach.  Despite these reports — and demands for his removal for over 10 years — Diesta remained an active priest.  As of 2013, Diesta was still an active priest in the Philippines.

Father Diesta's Assignments

St. Stephen Catholic ChurchMonterey Park, California1979..1982
Holy Innocents Catholic ChurchLong Beach, California1983..1988