Catholic Priest

Joseph Prochnow


Joseph Prochnow is one of several religious assigned to Santa Barbara who were named as abusers in civil suit filed in 2008 which alleged that the Franciscans constituted “an ongoing public nuisance as a result of their practice of shuttling pedophile priests among communities without warning members of the public that a sexual predator might be in their midst.” Prochnow’s abuse allegedly took place in the 1970s and 1980s.