Dear Members of the Gonzaga Prep Community,
On July 23, 2020, the Jesuits West Province released a statement to acknowledge that Fr. Richard Perry, SJ, is the subject of a credible allegation of sexual abuse against a female student while he was a teacher at Seattle Prep in the late 1970's/early 1980's. Fr. Perry was a teacher at Gonzaga Prep from 1964-67, and again from 1971-76. You may read the provincial statement below.
Our hearts and prayers go out to this victim, and all of the other victims of clergy abuse. As always, we remain vigilant in our work to ensure that Gonzaga Prep is a safe environment, most especially for our students. If you were ever the victim of sexual abuse by a Jesuit, we encourage you to contact the Jesuits West Province and the appropriate local authorities.
Read the full Jesuits West statement.