Peninsula Priest Held in “Private” S.F. Location as Abuse Investigation Moves Forward

A Menlo Park priest placed on leave following improper conduct with a 17-year-old parishioner has been relocated to a “private” location in San Francisco while an internal investigation of the incident moves forward, according to the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

Father William Meyers, pastor of St. Raymond's Catholic Church, admitted to following the teenage boy into a department store dressing room. After diocesan officials learned of the incident, they removed Meyers from active ministry. In a visit to the church on June 1, Bishop William Justice of San Francisco told parishioners that Meyers had admitted to having a “sexual addiction” involving adults, and had undergone therapy related to struggles with his “sexual identity” at the time of his ordination in Stockton.

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