Filipina survivor of clerical sex abuse in the Bay Area speaks out: “I would like to see a grand jury report from every state and diocese”

The list containing names of alleged abusive priests in the archdioceses of San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose sent shockwaves to Roman Catholic churches in the Bay Area.

A Filipino American woman, who only wants to be identified as a survivor of clerical abuse, sent a statement to BA saying she’s glad the law firm Jeff Anderson and Associates released the list.

She wrote, “I know it’s not complete, but it is enough to encourage more survivors to come forward and wake up parishioners to the lies that they have been fed by the church leaders.”

In a 2012 exclusive interview, she revealed that she had an intimate relationship with Father Jose Superiaso when he served in Daly City’s St. Andrew’s church in the 90’s, and she was the youth coordinator.

She said Superiaso also had a sexual relationship with her 12-year-old sister. Their parents reported the priest to the police.

Superiaso was arrested and pleaded guilty to child molestation in 2005. He sentenced to 10 years in prison. After his release, he was deported back to the Philippines.

Superiaso’s name was included in the notorious list.

This Fil-Am survivor said more needs to be done to address this church crisis.

“I would like to see a grand jury report from every state and diocese, and charge all complicit church leaders,” she said.

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