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George DeCosta

  • 1964: Ordained
  • 1965-1968: St. Theresa Church, Honolulu, HI; Damien Memorial School, Honolulu, HI
  • 1969-1972: Catholic Youth Organization, Honolulu, HI
  • 1973-1993: St. Mary Gate of Heaven Church, Keaukaha, HI
  • 1994-1998: St. Anthony Church, Papaaloa, HI
  • 1999-2002: St. Mary Gate of Heaven Church, Keaukaha, HI
  • 2002-2013: Retired
  • 2014-2018: Unknown

Notes: Allegations of sexual abuse by Fr. George DeCosta date back to at least the 1960s. In 1998, a civil lawsuit was filed naming Fr. DeCosta. In 2002, Bp. DiLorenzo ordered Fr. DeCosta into retirement. After 2002, multiple victims of Fr. DeCosta’s abuse continued to come forward to the diocese. In 2012, he was working as pastor of Hale Lokahi in Hilo and worked with teens as part of Music Ministry Alive. It is believed that Fr. DeCosta still remains a priest. He was last known to be living on the Big Island. Whether Fr. DeCosta has access to children is unknown.