Honesto Bayranta Bismonte

Ordained: 1954

Honesto Bismonte was arrested and convicted in 2003 of misdemeanor battery for his repeated molestation of two young girls who were 8 years old and 12 years old when the abuse began. The charges encompassed as many as 50 incidents over a five-year time span.  The abuse occurred between 1997 and 2001 while he was at St. Joseph Church in Pomona. Bismonte received two years probation for his crimes. He has been on inactive status since 2006.

Father Bismonte's Assignments

St. Agatha Catholic ChurchLos Angeles, California1982..1986
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church Gardena, California1987..2001
St. Joseph's Catholic Church Pomona, California1997..2002