A second lawsuit has just been filed against Kelly by a victim who states that he was sexually assaulted by him at St. Andrew's Church in San Andreas:
If you are a victim or have any information on other assaults by Kelly on children, please contact
Attorney John Manly: 949-252-9990
Update: 5/1/12: 7:23 EST:
Update on criminal investigation into Michael Kelly by the Calaveras County Sheriff's office
Update: 4:11/12: 6:25 pm EST:
Someone's posted a "Looking for Victims of Father Michael Kelly" on Craigslist for Sacramento.
Update: 4/11/12: 8:40 am, EST:
An article today in the Modesto Bee, "What's Next For Former Valley Priest Kelly after Verdict?" states that in addition to Stockton and Lockeford, Father Mike Kelly also worked at the following parishes and organizations:
* Our Lady of Fatima in Modesto, from 1973-1979
* Modesto Youth Soccer Association, which he helped found in 1976
* Early to mid 1980s: Cathedral of the Annunciation in Stockton
* Sonora: spent a decade in Sonora from 1987-1997
* San Andreas, 2000-2002
* St. Jude's in Ceres from 2003-2004
* St. Joachim's Catholic Church, Lockeford, 2004 -2012, until forced to step down
The Modesto Bee also reports that another victim states that he was sexually assaulted between 2002 and 2002, when he was 10 years old.
According to John Manly, lawyer for the victim in the civil case where Kelly was found guilty of sexual assault last week, the Calaveras County Sheriff's Department is investigating whether criminal charges should be filed. Yesterday, in the comments section of a Stockton Record about the Kelly case, the Sheriff's department asked victims to contact them.
Please report any information related to potential victims of Michael Kelly to:
Calaveras County Sheriff's Department
891 Mountain Ranch Road
San Andreas, CA 95249
Or contact 9-1-1 if there is a current threat.
Original Post: 4/10/12
On April 6, 2012, Good Friday, a civil jury unanimously found Father Michael Kelly, who for the past 8 years has been working as a priest at St. Joachim's Catholic Church in Lockeford, of sexually assaulting a 37 year old man when he was 10 years old and an altar boy at the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Stockton.
The Stockton Record talks about a defining moment in the trial:
Another victim of Kelly's will be getting his day in civil court later on this year. Both of these victims are out of statute for a criminal case. However, we have been told that there are many, many more victims of Kelly out there who have yet to come forward. Some of them may be within statute for criminal prosecution.Both Kelly and the plaintiff testified, and the alleged victim's courtroom breakdown was one of the defining moments of the trial, according to a man who attended multiple hearings.
"He was in Day 2 or 3 of testimony and cross-examination, and he had an outburst," said Tim Lennon, of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. "He pointed and yelled, 'You raped me, I was just a kid,' and it came from the very core of him as a person. It hit me to my heart, and I assume it had a similar effect on the jury."
The two victims who have spoken out so far have paved the way for the others out there; please break your silence and come forward.
One of Kelly's likely victims died not long ago. I know the family of this likely victim. When someone is sexually molested, those closest to him - spouse, children, parents, siblings, are scarred by it as well.
If you are a victim, or know of one, or have new information regarding Kelly's illegal activities with children, you can email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or leave a message at 650-549-5241 and I will return your call.
You can also contact Tim Lennon at SNAP, for victims of priests: email@example.com
Finally, congratulations to lawyer John Manly for his victory on this civil case. Manly, who appeared in the Academy Award nominated documentary "Deliver Us From Evil" about another Stockton pedophile priest named Father Oliver O' Grady, has been working for victims in priest abuse cases for many years.