Catholic Priest

Austin Peter Keegan

Ordained: 1962

In 2003, Father Austin Peter Keegan was arrested by the FBI in Mexico on 25 counts of child molestation and sodomy. The abuse allegedly occurred in San Francisco in the 1960s. He eventually faced 102 counts of child molestation in San Francisco allegedly perpetrated over 28 years in the dioceses of San Francisco and Santa Rosa. Keegan was acquitted of the charges when the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the California law extending the criminal statute of limitations on child sex abuse cases was unconstitutional. He was defrocked.

Father Keegan's Assignments

Ordained for the Archdiocese of San Francisco1962
St. Cecilia'sSan Francisco, CA1962..1967
EpiphanySan Francisco, CA1967..1969
St. Vincent De PaulSan Francisco, CA1969..1973
St. Ignatius Preparatory High SchoolSan Francisco, CA1970
Mary's Help HospitalDaly City, CA1972..1975
Diocese of Santa Rosa1976..1977
Cathedral of St. Eugene'sSanta Rosa, CA1977..1981
Moved to Mexico1981
Stripped of duties by Archdiocese of San Francisco1982