Jesuit Accused Of Sex Abuse
A Jesuit priest accused of sexually abusing a mentally impaired man at a Los Gatos care center has been arrested. Thomas Burke turned himself in late yesterday afternoon and is being held in Santa Clara County jail. Court documents show the 80-year-old priest admitted to molesting the man.
Burke is one of four Jesuit priests named as defendants in a suit charging that two men at the center were repeatedly sodomized and molested at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center over as many as 30 years.
The Reverend Thomas Smolich , head of the California province of Jesuits, says he´s cooperating.